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Discovery seamen end ordeal, reach Goa

Panaji: The Goan seafarers, who disembarked from the ‘Marella Discovery’ cruise ship at the Mumbai port and thereafter tested negative for COVID-19,  arrived in Goa after crossing the state borders at Patradevi in Pernem taluka late Tuesday night, ending their ordeal at sea.  As per reports, buses carrying the Goan sailors left Mumbai for Goa on Tuesday morning. A team …

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70% of shops begin operation in Ponda

Ponda: With the state announcing relaxation in lockdown, almost 70 per cent of shops in Ponda have begun operation. Almost all types of shops and businesses have begun operation this week except for wine stores, and saloons. Even hotels and shops dealings with food items such as sweet marts and others too have started takeaway services. Most of these shops …

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UK holds a minute’s silence for COVID-19 frontline healthcare victims

London: The UK came together on Tuesday for a minute’s silence in the honour of hundreds of healthcare and other workers who have lost their lives on the frontline of the coronavirus fightback across the country. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who just recovered from a severe coronavirus attack, led the tributes with UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak at 10 Downing Street …

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Need package to survive, revive and thrive: HAI President

New Delhi: With hotel industry severely hit due to the coronavirus crisis, the President of the Hotel Association of India (HAI), Puneet Chhatwal, has said that the government can come up with a wholesome package to help the industry tide over the current crisis and also achieve long term growth. Chhatwal said that any downturn can be an opportunity to …

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For it to dry

A farmer seen spreading paddy grains, for it to dry, on a tarpaulin laid along a road at Taleigao. Farmers across the state are in the process of drying the paddy grains before stocking it.

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Coastal security police tightens surveillance along coastline

NT NETWORK Margao  Dinraj Goveker the superintendent of police coastal security police visited Cutbona and other coastal areas and directed the concerned police officer to tighten surveillance along the coastline. He visited Betul, Talpona, Cutbona, jetty Palolem, Pollem, Agonda, Rajbhag Tarir and Canacona and supervised the awareness programme carried out by Betul coastal security police station. He was accompanied by …

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Milagres feast celebrated behind closed doors

NT NETWORK Mapusa The feast of our lady of Milagres which used to attract thousands of faithful across Goa was celebrated at St Jerome Church Mapusa without any congregation in view of the Covid pandemic. On Monday the feast mass was celebrated by Fr Deniz Fernandes along with other members of the clergy inside the closed doors of the church as public celebration of …

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Crossing the funding hurdle with ease

In the middle of the COVID-19 crisis when investors are wary of funding startups, Spintly an IoT based wireless access control startup raised Rs 1.9 crore (US $ 0.25 million) in a pre-series A funding round. The investment was raised from early-stage US investors led by a technology angel investor group and Saltwater Venture Sparks, a Goa-based venture accelerator. It …

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Wild fruits collectors hope for business after lockdown ends

Fruit is one thing that most people in the world love to eat and they are healthy too being a good source of vitamins and minerals. However due to the lockdown in the state and the country the borders are sealed. Fruits that come from other states are hardly available in the market.    However wild fruits in and around the …

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