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Retailers call for govt help in restoring supply chain

NT NETWORK Panaji Consumers in the state, who are looking for a relief by way of better availability of groceries and daily provisions during the ongoing lockdown are due for a disappointment with the local retailers giving little hopes of improvement. Retailers speaking to this daily, on Thursday, said that it is unlikely that that supply position of essentials will …

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Shristal panchayat plan distribution of essential food items

NT NETWORK Canacona A special meeting was called by the Shristal panchayat body to discuss and plan distribution of essential goods to the needy during the lockdown period. Due to the unprecedented lockdown in the country, lot of hardships are faced by poor and daily wage workers while procuring the essential items required for everyday life. To aid the poor …

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Valpoi municipal workers serve meals to migrant workers

NT NETWORK Valpoi “We are cooking whatever ration we had. We are glad we did not leave or else we too would have been stranded on roads. Government has taken utmost care and provided us meal, even local politicians have distributed essentials,” says Bhagat from Bihar dependent on food supplied by government from the community kitchens and distributing food to …

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Employees of units exempted from lockdown asked to report to work

NT NETWORK PANAJI: In a bid to restart production, the government on Thursday, asked employees of industries and establishments permitted to operate and coming under essential services to resume their duties and report to work. Resumption of work is for those staff who work in units providing essential goods to the state and nation. “Employees who reside in Goa and …

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LOCKDOWN AFFECTS OPERATIONS Cashew nut industry farmers bear loss

NT NETWORK VALPOI Closure of processing units and retail markets has resulted in crashing of prices of cashew nuts affecting the farmers largely in Sattari taluka. As per the survey conducted in parts of Sattari including Koppardem, Pali, Dhave which are the major suppliers of cashew nuts it is learnt that the business has badly affected the farmers, they are …

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47 samples test negative for coronavirus

Panaji: Forty-seven samples have tested negative for the coronavirus (COVID-19), giving relief to the health authorities and people of Goa. The samples were tested at the newly set up virology laboratory at the Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim. Of the 58 samples, 47 tested negative while reports of the remaining 11 samples are still awaited. Twelve persons suspected of …

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State for extension of lockdown till April 30

Panaji: The state cabinet on Wednesday decided to recommend to the Prime Minister’s Office that the nationwide lockdown imposed in the wake of COVID-19 should remain in force till April 30. Ministers suggested at a cabinet meeting, which was chaired by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday, that the lockdown period in the state should be extended till April 30 …

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State for extension of lockdown till April 30

Panaji: The state cabinet on Wednesday decided to recommend to the Prime Minister’s Office that the nationwide lockdown  imposed in the wake of COVID-19 should remain in force till April 30. Ministers suggested at a cabinet meeting, which was chaired by  Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday, that the lockdown period in the state should be extended till April 30 …

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CM urged to push PMO on bringing back Goan seafarers

Panaji/Margao: The state cabinet on Wednesday urged Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to push the Prime Minister’s Office on bringing  back Goan seafarers, who are stranded across the world. Port Minister Michael Lobo told  media persons after a cabinet meeting that  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take a final call on seafarers issue after April 14. “The Prime Minister’s Office is …

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Seafarers issue is before HC

Panaji: Advocate General Devidas Pangam in a case related to Goan seafarers stranded across the globe said before the High Court of Bombay at Goa on Wednesday that allowing people from abroad to come back to the country, including Goa, is a policy decision involving the central government. So, the central government is a necessary party, he said, seeking time …

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