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Goa reports sixth confirmed case of COVID-19

NT NETWORK PANAJI A Goan who had returned from African countries on March 19, has tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19).  With this new case, the total number of confirmed case in the state have climbed to six. Health Minister Vishwajit Rane informed that the particular person has a travel history to Mozambique and Kenya  and had arrived in …

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Lockdown leaves rickshaw operators without any income source

Panaji: The nationwide lockdown halting the public transportation as a measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus has left rickshaw operators without any source of income. These rickshaw operators buy food with the money they make each day, and have no savings to fall back on. They are now out of work and left to struggle, and hence have asked …

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Margao locals start getting rice through fair price shops

NT NETWORK  Margao Many heaved a sigh of relief on Wednesday as subsidised rice reached them through fair price shops in Margao and surrounding areas. Long queues were seen at the fair price shops at Aquem, Gogol, Raia and a few other places on Wednesday morning. “We got the rice today; I am thanking the government for making rice available through the ration,” said a BPL card …

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle bid formal farewell as frontline royals

London: Britain’s Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle on Tuesday bid a formal goodbye to their role as frontline royals as they settle down to their financially independent roles in the US. Harry, who remains sixth in line to the British throne, had announced the royal split along with his former actress wife Markle earlier this year and, as per …

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Mapusa police distribute food essentials to migrants in distress at Guirim

Mapusa: After stranded truck drivers, Mapusa police again reached out to around 500 migrants in distress at Saveywaddo in Guirim. A team of Mapusa police led by DySP Gajanan Prabhu Dessai along with Mapusa PI distributed around 150 bags of rice, dal and papad through sponsors. According to information available, around 500 migrant labourers, who depend on daily earnings to …

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CM inspects shelter home at Peddem in Mapusa

NT NETWORK Mapusa – The Chief Minister Pramod Sawant visited shelter home at Sports complex on Monday morning to inspect the facility available at North Goa shelter home at Peddem. Around 300 people in distress are sheltered at Sports complex at Peddem by district administration which comprises of male, female and also children. Majority are those migrants who were intercepted …

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Goa police come to the rescue of labourers at Kadamba plateau

NT NETWORK Panaji : Goa police came to the rescue of over 450 starving labourers at a construction site at the Kadamba plateau by arranging food for them with the help of district administration. Owing to the lockdown the labourers are stranded. With their contractors unable to provide them food supplies, the labourers in protest had gathered along the national …

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App based food delivery service resumes in state

NT NETWORK Panaji With e-commerce operators permitted to deliver essentials, Goans have hailed Swiggy and Zomato for resuming services. Understanding the need to have home deliveries, and social distancing the management at these companies has put through a system in place that adheres to rules laid down to prevent Covid-19 from spreading. Head of Zomato in Goa, Kaushik Tiwari said that …

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