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Essential services exempted from curbs

NT NETWORK Panaji In view of the chaos among people about restrictions on essential services, North and South Goa collectors on Monday issued a modification to the earlier order exempting 23 essential services from the three-day extended ‘Janata Curfew’ period. The collector has allowed opening of shops selling grocery items, milk, bread, fruit, vegetable, meat and fish including departmental stores …

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‘Janata curfew’ brings Goa to a standstill

Panaji: The 14-hour-long ‘janata curfew’ initiated  to check the spread of coronavirus was observed in the state on Sunday bringing Goa to a standstill.  Except for essential services, everything else including bus services, commercial establishments, restaurants, markets and places of worship were shut in the state and people remained inside their homes. Following the appeal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, …

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Local salt production begins in state

With the summer season set to begin traditional production of common salt has begun in the state. Salt farming activity in the state is a traditional activity and carried out for several centuries, however the buyers of common salt are decreasing which is perhaps the reason for the decline in the traditional salt business.   March is the month when …

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Italy worst hit with more than 4,800 dead

Rome: Nearly one billion people around the world were confined to their homes on Sunday, as the coronavirus death toll crossed 13,000 and factories were shut in worst-hit Italy after another single-day fatalities record. The raging pandemic has forced lockdowns in 35 countries, disrupting lives, travel and businesses as governments scramble to shut borders and unleash hundreds of billions in …

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Dybala, Maldini test positive with COVID-19

Rome: Argentina striker Paulo Dybala said Saturday that he has become the third Juventus player to test positive for coronavirus while former AC Milan defender Paolo Maldini revealed that he and his son have also been infected. “Hi everyone. I just wanted to let you know that we have received the Covid-19 test results and that Oriana (Sabatini, his girlfriend) …

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Margao witnesses last-minute shopping

NT NETWORK Margao The commercial capital of  Goa – Margao, on Saturday,  saw last-minute shopping by a large number of people in view of the call for ‘Janata Curfew’ on   Sunday. Prime Minister  Narendra  Modi  has called for  Janta Curfew  from  7 am till  9 pm to  help prevent the spread of  coronavirus. People were seen doing purchases at chicken and vegetable …

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Temples close gates to devotees in Ponda

NT NETWORK Ponda Following the closure of Shree Kamakshi Temple at Shiroda for its devotees, almost all major temples from the taluka have closed their gates for devotees from Saturday which includes the Shree Manguesh Devasthan at Mangueshi as a precautionary measure against Covid-19. “Though temple gates are closed, daily rituals related to god/goddesses are being carried out as per …

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India’s coronavirus count reaches 236

New Delhi: The coronavirus (COVID-19) cases rose to 236 in India after 63 fresh cases were reported in a day, as per the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) on Friday while the Union Health Ministry figure stood at 223, as the governments in the national capital and Maharashtra announced shutdown of public places to contain the spread of coronavirus …

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Upholstery shop, 3 vehicles gutted in fire in Margao

Margao : An upholstery shop and three vehicles were gutted in a fire in Margao, on Friday. The fire also damaged a neighbouring house. An upholstery shop at Borda, Margao caught fire at around 10 am and the fire quickly spread to a Tempo Traveller and 2 two-wheelers parked nearby. A nearby house as well as vehicles which were parked in …

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