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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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Low-key Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations in state

Panaji: Goa will witness low-key Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations on Monday, in the corona pandemic situation, just as the state witnesses spike in the COVID-19 cases. The corona pandemic has made the religious leaders advise the Muslim devotees as regards holding of their namaz at home. The state has around four per cent of its population following the Muslim religion. The Association …

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Board assures action for denigrating Goa in SSC English paper

Panaji: Stating that the derogatory views about Goa as well as anti-nationalist sentiments expressed in the English language paper of the ongoing SSC examination do not reflect its views, the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education on Sunday said that due action would be taken on the paper setter as well as chief paper setter responsible for the …

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Fresh guidelines for return of Indians stranded abroad

New Delhi: The government on Sunday issued a fresh Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) for the return of Indians stranded abroad due to the coronavirus lockdown, saying it will be a paid service and preference will be given to people in distress including those who have lost their jobs and pregnant women. A similar SOP was also issued by the government …

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Airport cabbies wary of resuming services

Vasco: The taxi operators at Dabolim airport are in a dilemma over resumption of their taxi operations in the backdrop of the central government giving nod to recommence domestic flight operations. The taxi operators have expressed anxiousness over the fact that COVID-19 cases have gone up in the state with people coming in and since their business also implies ferrying …

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NGPDA grants nod to Mapusa Ravindra Bhavan project

Mapusa: Finally the ball has set rolling for the Ravindra Bhavan project in Mapusa, which has been long pending, after the North Goa Planning and Development Authority (NGPDA) gave approval for the project in a recent meeting. Confirming about the approval, Mapusa MLA Joshua D›Souza said that “in a recent meeting of NGPDA, approval was granted to the much-awaited Ravindra …

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Governor, CM, Archbishop extend Eid greetings

Panaji: Governor Satya Pal Malik and Chief Minister Pramod Sawant have conveyed greetings and best wishes to the people of the state and specially brethren of the Muslim community on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. In his message, the Governor has said that this festival marks the end of Ramadan which is a holy month of fasting.  “Eid-ul-Fitr is a time for …

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