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Fisherfolk stare at difficult times as dry fish stocks lying unsold

NT NETWORK Margao Fisherfolk, especially, those involved in dry fish business have said they are staring at difficult times as much of their dry fish stock lies unsold due to the lockdown. The fisherfolk mostly doing business of dry fish at Colva and Benaulim said they have incurred a loss of lakhs of rupees due to the lockdown. With the …

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Mapusa market to be opened in phases from today

NT NETWORK Mapusa After following 40 days of lockdown in view of the Covid pandemic, the Mapusa Municipal Council has decided to open the municipal market in a phased manner from Monday, however the vegetable, fish, meat, fruit markets will continue to remain closed. Following a request of the Mapusa Merchant Association, on Sunday a joint inspection was held in …

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ASI expedites repair work at Bom Jesus Basilica

NT NETWORK Old Goa Pressure from Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant, ministers, politicians and people has worked wonders in getting the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to act with urgency in undertaking repair work at the Bom Jesus Basilica within the two weeks allotted to them. Political leaders began pressurising the ASI to expedite the repair work within two weeks, …

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Residents protest against proposed crematorium at Maimollem

Vasco: The residents of Maimollem have strongly opposed the Hindu crematorium which is proposed in the low lying land by reclaiming 7,000 square meters of area in Maimollem. A large number of residents including women have raised their protest by visiting the reclaimed site of the proposed Hindu crematorium at Maimollem on Saturday. Speaking to media, social activist and a …

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Online tax payment system introduced for SMC

Sankhali: The Directorate of Municipal Administration (DMA) and Axis Bank in collaboration with Sankhali Municipal Council, on Saturday, launched a smart integrated POS solution for online tax payment at the conference hall of Ravindra Bhavan, Sankhali at the hands of Chief Minister Pramod Sawant.  The POS machines with geo-tagging facility will help the SMC to collect house tax/rent from the doorstep …

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Of law, order, and safety

Danuska Da Gama | NT NETWORK With Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code imposed in the state during the lockdown, after the Janta Curfew on March 22. Goa Police has been on the highway, at the round-about in villages, at marketplaces, beaches and patrolling – strictly implementing the lockdown. With the goal of flattening the curve, the police have …

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With nations easing lockdowns, Russia, Pakistan see spike in coronavirus spread

Beijing: Russia and Pakistan reported their biggest one-day jumps in new coronavirus infections as some other countries and U.S. States where case numbers are stabilizing allowed businesses and public activities to reopen. China, where the pandemic began in December, reported a single new infection Saturday, extending a steady decline in confirmed cases. South Korea reported six new cases on Saturday, …

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Lockdown extended for two more weeks

PTI New Delhi India will now be under lockdown till May 17 with a complete ban on air travel, trains and interstate road transport for the general public while educational institutions, theatres, malls, hotels and bars will also remain shut, the government announced on Friday but gave some relaxations for various business activities and people’s movement within areas with limited …

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