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Seraulim VP makes plea to bring back seafarers, OCI holders

“Our village has more than 500 households who have seafarers in their families of which currently more than 100 seafarers, thousands of OCI holders and other category Indians are stranded in different countries all over the world”Domingos FernandesSarpanch NT NETWORKMargaoThe village panchayat of Seraulim on Wednesday sent a letter to the Chief Minister requesting efforts to bring home not only …

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MMC councillors for engaging contractor for pre-monsoon works

NT NETWORK Margao The chairperson of the Margao Municipal Council (MMC), Pooja Naik on Wednesday said that most of the councillors were of the collective opinion to engage a contractor to do the pre-monsoon works rather than absorbing the jobless daily wage workers from Navelim shelter home. This decision was taken after the councillors met with the chairperson at her …

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Tivim fair price shop owner arrested for assaulting local

NT NETWORK MapusaThe police arrested a fair price shop owner for assaulting a ration card holder at Tivim for complaining against illegalities and later released him on bail. According to Mapusa police, one Benedito D’Souza, (33) a resident of Chinchan Tivim has lodged a complaint against a fair price shop owner Premnath Maulingkar, 63 who is a former panchayat member …

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Padoshe plant to have new water pump soon

NT NETWORK The Chief Minister Pramod Sawant visited the Padoshe water treatment plant, and directed the officials there to expedite the repair work of a pump. Sawant interacted with plant officials and staff during his visit on Tuesday evening.The Chief Minister said that the old pump had developed some problem and a team of experts has arrived at the plant …

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CII-Goa calls for lifting of lockdown ‘as early as feasible’

NT NETWORK PANAJI CII-Goa, on Wednesday, called for lifting of the lockdown as early as feasible although in a calibrated manner. “Phased lifting of lockdown should be accompanied with confidence boosting measures that would provide livelihood opportunities for Goans at a time when the entire nation and economy is under lockdown,” said CII.The industry representative body asked for continuation of …

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Now, a ‘sterilisation tunnel’ for IRB cops

NT NETWORK Panaji In an attempt to keep coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at bay,  the Indian Reserve Battalion has set up a ‘sterilisation tunnel’ for its police personnel at its camp at the Kadamba plateau at Ribandar. The ‘sterilisation tunnel’ is a ‘brainchild’  of  IRBn police inspector Sachin Gawas. The initiative enjoins the IRBn personnel  to walk through the ‘tunnel’; Disinfectant …

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JERC breather for power consumers

NT NETWORK Panaji To mitigate hardship of electricity consumers and the electricity department in view of the nationwide lockdown imposed due  to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission  has provided relief to power consumers for the period March 24 to June 30, 2020. The order issued by the JERC says that the electricity department  shall have the flexibility …

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One more COVID patient recovers

NT NETWORK Panaji One more patient has recovered from the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) disease, bringing down the active COVID-19 cases in the state to just one. The state has so far seen seven confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which one of the patients had recovered on April 8. Four other patients were declared ‘recovered’ from the disease on April 11. …

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14 arrested and released

NT NETWORK Panaji Panaji police on Wednesday arrested 14 family members of Goan seafarers  in connection with the hunger strike that was staged outside the official residence of Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, demanding repatriation of the sailors. Police said that 14 people – 12 women and 2 men – were arrested. However, later they were released on bail. Police said …

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Sailors’ families stage hunger strike outside CM’s residence

NT NETWORK Panaji Worried family members of Goan seafarers stranded on various ships across  the world  on Wednesday  held  a hunger strike outside Chief Minister’s official residence, pressing for quick repatriation of the sailors in the wake  of COVID-19 pandemic. However, the hunger strike was foiled by the police, who  arrested 14  protestors. They were later released on bail. Panaji …

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