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307 ha of fallow land brought under cultivation during lockdown

NT NETWORK Panaji Though the lockdown, which has been imposed in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic for the last over two months, has had an adverse impact on the overall economic activities in the state, it has proved to be beneficial for the agriculture sector as over 300 hectares of additional land has been brought under cultivation. When the agriculture department …

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Now, industrial units can self-certify compliance status

NT NETWORK Panaji As a step towards enhancing ease of doing business in the state, the government has allowed industrial units to self-certify their compliance with various statutory requirements under the Factories Act 1948. Henceforth unit owners can self-certify online their compliance with various regulations under the Goa Factories Rules, 1985, so as to avoid unnecessary paperwork by way of …

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Rs 25 lakh worth loss in Nerul fire

NT NETWORK Nerul In a major blaze at Bhatti waddo-Nerul, 4 fibre boats were totally gutted after dry grass fire engulfed the spot. Mapusa and Pilerne fire brigades rushed to the site and brought the blaze under control, thereby saving other fibre boats from getting damaged. However, the loss in the incident was estimated at Rs 25 lakh. As per …

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‘Purumentache fest’

People have crowded around a vendor to purchase  monsoon provisions at ‘Purumentache fest’ in Panaji on Monday, showing scant regard for social distancing norm.

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Low-key celebrations mark Eid

NT NETWORK  Panaji/Valpoi Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated in the state on Monday with Muslim devotees offering namaz at their homes, amidst COVID-19 pandemic. No mosque in the state held namaz following advisory from the Association of All Goa Muslim Jamats urging the Muslim devotees to stay indoors as a part of social distancing and offer prayers. There are around 100 mosques …

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Complainant in illegal sand extraction case attacked; Borim resident arrested

NT NETWORK Ponda Soon after getting bail, Amog Naik (34), a resident of Tishem-Borim, who was arrested in connection with alleged illegal sand extraction case last week, allegedly attacked the complainant with a knife on Sunday at Shiroda, revealed police.   Following which, Naik was arrested again by Ponda police. Meanwhile, the complainant Vikram Karapurkar has been admitted to Goa Medical …

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Test not must for visitors having COVID negative paper

Panaji: A day after the state announced its own standard operating procedure (SOP) that will be uniform for all domestic passengers, the government on Sunday, while making an addition to the revised norms, said that if a passenger arriving in the state carries a medical certificate declaring him/her negative for COVID-19, then the person can skip the COVID-19 testing as well …

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Goa sees highest spike of 11 COVID cases in a day

Panaji: Even as three more active coronavirus (COVID-19) patients recovered from the disease on Sunday, Goa witnessed the highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases with 11 new confirmed cases of the dreaded virus recorded in the last 24 hours. As per the media bulletin issued by Directorate of Health Services (DHS), 11 persons who had travelled to Goa by a …

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Vijai slams state govt over SOP for domestic travellers

Panaji: The Goa Forward Party (GFP) has taken strong objection to the latest Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) of the state government for domestic travellers, mainly tourists, who would be arriving in Goa by interstate flights from Monday. Rolling out a new set of SOPs, secretary for health Nila Mohanan had stated that the domestic flight passengers as well as those …

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