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Goa govt permits fishing activities

NT NETWORK Panaji Following the central government’s decision to exempt operations of fishing and aquaculture industry from the COVID-19 lockdown, the state fisheries department Saturday issued an order permitting marine fishing activities and fish farming including shrimp farming. As per the order issued by director of Fisheries Shamila Monteiro, the fishermen co-operative societies/ associations have been asked to collect details of …

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Sawant hints at some relaxations

Major govt offices to function from April 15 NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant Saturday said that the Goa government has recommended to the Centre to extend the lockdown, which has been imposed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, till April 30 in the state. Speaking to reporters during a press conference at his official residence, Sawant said that the …

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Kejriwal offers support to Goa govt in setting up Mohalla clinics

NT NETWORK Panaji Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday offered support to Goa government in setting up Mohalla clinics in the state. Responding to a Tweet of Porvorim MLA Rohan Khaunte, Kejriwal said that Mohalla clinics are the first line of defence against disease outbreaks and his government in Delhi would be happy …

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Valpoi CHC gets sanitisation tunnel to disinfect patients, medical staff

NT NETWORK  Valpoi To contain the spread of the novel coronavirus and to keep medical staff and visiting patients disinfected, Valpoi based businessman, Prasad Khadilkar has made a sanitisation tunnel which is set up at the gate of the Community Health Centre, Valpoi. According to Khadilkar the disinfectant tunnel is designed to decontaminate people, one at a time. The one …

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Cashew farmers business takes hit

NT network Margao Cashew nut trade has taken a beating as farmers are being offered a rate for their nuts which is 35 per cent less than the rate offered last year. This year the cashew nuts have fetched Rs 105 as against Rs 160 last year. Highly placed sources informed that the steep drop in price has come about …

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NRI commissioner assures all possible help to stranded Goan seafarers

NT NETWORK Margao The international cruise liners having terminated operations, nearly 3,000 Goan seafarers have faced termination of their contracts even as the ministry of external affairs initiated contacts with stranded Goan sea farers  in US, Italy and other countries. The NRI commissioner Narendra Sawaikar said we are closely monitoring the situation arising due to the outbreak of coronavirus. He …

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Pharmacies staring at short supply

NT NETWORK Margao Soon after the scarcity of   essential commodities, pharmacies may soon run out of supplies as distributors have closed their shops. Pharmacies across Salcete have expressed concerns that if the situation does not improve the pharmacies and hospitals could soon run out of supplies as distributors and suppliers scramble to get the curfew passes. An operator informed that …

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Catholics pray from home on Easter Sunday

NT NETWORK Canacona Christians all over the world have perhaps stayed indoors for the first time during the Holy Week of the Lent as they celebrate Easter on April 12. As advised by the leaders of the Church all the faithfuls from Canacona have changed their ways of community gathering in the Church to that of praying at home to …

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Offence registered against teenagers for assaulting youth from Chaferan Vaddem

NT NETWORK Vasco The Vasco police have registered an offence against several youths and teenagers for forming an unlawful assembly and assaulting a youth from Chaferan Vaddem. As per complaint lodged by the mother of the victim, the accused persons Sharif Shaikh, Milton Menezes and others residing at last bus stop at New-Vaddem, allegedly formed an unlawful assembly and with …

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Offence registered against teenagers for assaulting youth from Chaferan Vaddem

NT NETWORK Vasco The Vasco police have registered an offence against several youths and teenagers for forming an unlawful assembly and assaulting a youth from Chaferan Vaddem. As per complaint lodged by the mother of the victim, the accused persons Sharif Shaikh, Milton Menezes and others residing at last bus stop at New-Vaddem, allegedly formed an unlawful assembly and with …

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