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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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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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Impossible to revive tourism without Covid vaccine: Lobo

Calangute: Stating that due to COVID-19 virus, tourism has taken a beating in the state, Minister for Waste Management Michael Lobo has said that tourism cannot be revived until a vaccine is made available. A function was organised by the village panchayat of Calangute to distribute fertilizers and vegetable seeds to farmers under Calangute Growing Green in the presence of …

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Japanese pro-wrestler Kimura dies at 22

Tokyo: Hana Kimura, a Japanese pro-wrestler who appeared in the latest series of the popular reality show “Terrace House,” has died. She was 22. Her organisation Stardom Wrestling confirmed Kimura’s death on Saturday. It said details are still largely unknown and the group was cooperating in an investigation, and asked her fans to be respectful. “We are very sorry to …

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Under Covid-19 shadow, 19,000-odd students answer first major SSCE paper

NT NETWORK Panaji The examination for the first major paper of the SSC – first language – was conducted on Saturday, with the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education successfully handling the logistics for 19,000-odd students answering this exam. Altogether 19,127 students appeared for the exam, including 18,904 in Goa, 190 in Maharashtra, 33 in Karnataka and 338 …

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Taking all steps including sanitisation to keep COVID-19 at bay: KTC MD

NT NETWORK Margao As Kadamba Transport Corporation (KTC) is operating its buses on state routes, its managing director has said they have been taking all measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Speaking to media persons after inspecting the sanitisation drive taken up at Margao bus stand, KTC managing director Venancio Furtado spoke of the number of buses that are …

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Curchorem fish vendors ‘ditch’ market premises for roadside vending

NT NETWORK Curchorem Following the lockdown, there has been a huge rise in the number of fish vendors in Curchorem area, who are making a brisk business with limited availability of fish. However, this has also given rise to concerns over health risk in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Curchorem Cacora Municipal Council (CCMC) has repaired the existing fish …

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A muted celebration

DANUSKA DA GAMA | NT BUZZ As the lockdown dampens the gala celebration of Eid, several families have more reason for not being able to celebrate Eid with joy and fervor. “For us, this Eid has no meaning whatsoever, for my son died in an accident just before the start of Ramzan,” says Aphsara Wasur, a young widowed mother of …

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