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Fishermen seen fishing

Fishermen seen fishing in the River Mandovi using their canoes during a short ‘rain break’ on Thursday. As mechanized fishing boats have not ventured into the sea for fishing, fish is in a short supply in the state.

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Goa Institute of Counselling in a brand new online avatar

The Goa Institute of Counselling has for the first time since its inception taken the online route, and now has a newer and here-to-stay avatar Directed by psychotherapist Clifford DeSilva, the Goa Institute of Counselling (GIC) has been quick to adapt to the COVID-19 situation, and has already conducted four workshops online since the lockdown began. In fact, the first …

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Fourth Coast Guard OPV launched at GSL Yard

Successful indigenization of ‘Gear Boxes’ fitted on the ship as a part of the Atma Nirbhar Bharat week celebrations Vasco: As part of Atma Nirbhar Week activities, the Fourth Coast Guard OPV, designed in-house and built by Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL), was launched by Veena Ajay Kumar in the presence of Dr Ajay Kumar, Defence Secretary, Government of India. The …

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Independence Day celebration on August 15

Panaji: The state will celebrate Independence Day on August 15. The main function will be held in front of the Old Secretariat, Panaji at 9.15 am. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant will unfurl the National Flag, inspect the guard of honour and then address people. On the occasion the Chief Minister will also present state awards to ESI Covid Hospital, Margao; GMC Bambolim; Directorate of …

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DILASA Hospital not yet a solace for harried people of Ponda taluka

NT NETWORK Ponda The 25-bedded DILASA Hospital at Farmagudi has technically started functioning as an alternative to the 220-bedded Ponda sub-district hospital, which has been designated as the second COVID Hospital. However, everything is not well with the stopgap arrangement. The DILASA Hospital is not yet fully equipped to carry out regular health services as facilities have been found wanting,  …

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Heavy rain causes landslide at Xavier Retreat House, Baga

NT NETWORK Arpora The road access to the Xavier Retreat House has been blocked due to a landslide that occurred on Tuesday morning at Arpora, Baga. According to information given by the director of Baga Retreat House Fr Lawry Trinidade, the landslide occurred at around 7 am which led to the weakening of the retaining wall causing fear in the …

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Anti-child trafficking drive launched in Bihar

Patna: A campaign against child  trafficking was launched in Bihar on Tuesday by Nobel peace prize winner Kailash Satyarthi’s foundation, which claimed that the state was among the worst affected by the scourge and could be staring at a fresh spurt as millions of migrants have returned in the recent past. ‘Mukti Caravan’, a campaign which has been running in …

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UNGA president-elect ready to help India, Pak on Kashmir issue, if requested by both

Islamabad: UN General Assembly president-elect Volkan Bozkir on Monday said that he is ready to help Pakistan and India within his mandate to resolve their differences on Kashmir issue if requested by both the parties. Addressing a news conference along with Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Bozkir said that the resolution of the Kashmir issue was vital for sustainable …

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Cabinet to okay new Consumer charter

New Delhi: The Government proposes to bring in regulations that will give rights to the consumer to seek 24X7 electricity supply in their homes and provide them compensation for any deviation from the stated goal. Sources said that a consumer charter has been introduced in the new tariff policy that has been finalised by the Power Ministry that clearly mandates …

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