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Tourism stakeholders grapple with lockdown changes, stare at bleak future

RAMANDEEP KAUR | NT Panaji: The tourism industry includes a vast sector of Goa’s economy such as shacks, water sports, fishing, hotels, guest houses, vehicle rentals, airport facilities, taxis/cabs and so on – all of whom were affected drastically. Calangute-based, fashion photographer Jovel Fernandes who owns a guest house said, “Due to the global pandemic, the lockdown had to be …

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Snapshots of troubled times

The first episode of Sunaparanta’s new talk show series ‘Listen In’ which begins today, will have photographer Ram Rahman discussing ‘Photography in Times of Crisis – histories, ethics and the current situation’ CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ The present COVID crisis has changed the world in a number of ways. And in an effort to understand how to navigate and …

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Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity welcomes worshippers after 3-month closure

Jerusalem: Bethlehems Church of the Nativity reopened its doors on Tuesday after being closed for almost three months due to the coronavirus pandemic. The sacred building, widely considered to be the cradle of Christianity, welcomed worshippers again along with other churches and mosques as part of the West Bank’s lockdown de-escalation. “Following the evolvement of the situation in the Holy …

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3 flights land at Dabolim with 95 passengers on Day 1

NT NETWORK Vasco Domestic flights resumed after two months at the Dabolim airport on Monday. However, due to lack of response from the passengers, the airport handled only three flights, much less than the expected 15, on Day 1 after the Centre announced restart of the operations. According to airport director Gagan Malik, a total number of 95 passengers arrived …

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Calangute, Candolim residents enjoy serene beaches

During the lockdown people on the North Goa coastal belt have experienced a different side of Goa. A few locals shared their thoughts with NT NETWORK Ramandeep Kaur | NT Panaji It has been more than two months since the lockdown was enforced and the entire state like other parts of the country has nearly come to a halt. This …

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Rs 25 lakh worth loss in Nerul fire

NT NETWORK Nerul In a major blaze at Bhatti waddo-Nerul, 4 fibre boats were totally gutted after dry grass fire engulfed the spot. Mapusa and Pilerne fire brigades rushed to the site and brought the blaze under control, thereby saving other fibre boats from getting damaged. However, the loss in the incident was estimated at Rs 25 lakh. As per …

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‘Purumentache fest’

People have crowded around a vendor to purchase  monsoon provisions at ‘Purumentache fest’ in Panaji on Monday, showing scant regard for social distancing norm.

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Low-key celebrations mark Eid

NT NETWORK  Panaji/Valpoi Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated in the state on Monday with Muslim devotees offering namaz at their homes, amidst COVID-19 pandemic. No mosque in the state held namaz following advisory from the Association of All Goa Muslim Jamats urging the Muslim devotees to stay indoors as a part of social distancing and offer prayers. There are around 100 mosques …

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Domestic flights resume today amid confusion over rules

Corona cases in the country cross 6,000 for the third consecutive day on Sunday, surging to a record single-day spike of 6,767 infections New Delhi: Indian skies will open up for domestic passenger flights from Monday after a gap of two months amid confusion over what quarantine rules may apply to the travellers but there will be minimum air services …

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