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Goa: From tomorrow, senior citizens can walk in for vax at govt centres

The Covid-19 vaccination programme will enter its third phase on Monday, allowing two more categories of people to walk in and get vaccinated at any government health facility for free.

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Goa: 200 volunteers to get emergency training

Goa: 200 volunteers to get emergency training

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28 Feb 2021 No comment 1 hits
The directorate of fire and emergency services will soon train 200 volunteers in each district under the central government’s Aapada Mitra Scheme, said director of fire and emergency services Ashok Menon.

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Goa: No casualties on Saturday, dip in new infections

Goa: No casualties on Saturday, dip in new infections

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28 Feb 2021 No comment 2 hits
After seven Covid-19 related deaths were reported over the past four days, no mortalities were reported on Saturday.

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Goa: Jackfruit, coconut to get boost under central scheme

Goa: Jackfruit, coconut to get boost under central scheme

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28 Feb 2021 No comment 1 hits
The Centre has formally notified jackfruit and coconut as products for the North Goa and South Goa districts respectively under the One District One Product (ODOP) scheme.

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‘IT policy benefits to roll out by March-end’: GTA

‘IT policy benefits to roll out by March-end’: GTA

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28 Feb 2021 No comment 1 hits
Goa Technology Association (GTA) met with the officials of the department of information technology and urged them to smoothen the registration process for the IT Policy. Director for information technology Ankita Anand assured the IT industry...

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Centre diverts 120ha of biodiversity hotspot at Mollem for rail project

The Centre has sounded a devastating blow to the Mollem ecosystem as it approved the diversion of 140 hectares of forest for South Western Railways’ double-tracking project.

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Delta Corp readying Rs 150 crore vessel to replace Caravela

Delta Corp readying Rs 150 crore vessel to replace Caravela

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28 Feb 2021 No comment 1 hits
Delta Corp continues to bet big on Goa’s casino industry and plans to invest Rs 150 crore to build a new casino vessel which will be anchored in Mandovi by mid-2022. The vessel, being built by Waterways Shipyard, will replace the existing...

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A new hope for Goa’s bleached corals

A new hope for Goa’s bleached corals

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28 Feb 2021 No comment 3 hits
A unique coral transplantation project to save corals in Goa’s marine biodiversity hotspot of Grande island offers a new lease of life to the reefs hit by the impact of prolonged global warming.

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Parrikar’s son, protege throw in their weight against Babush

Ahead of the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) elections scheduled for March 20, a fierce turf war has broken out between Panaji MLA Atanasio ‘Babush’ Monserrate and former chief minister Manohar Parrikar’s son Utpal and...

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Women’s helpline logs most calls on domestic violence

Women’s helpline logs most calls on domestic violence

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27 Feb 2021 No comment 6 hits
Half the calls made to the universal helpline for women 181 have come from victims of domestic violence. Another large chunk were from women in depression and under stress. Others were victims of sexual harassment, cyber crime, blackmail...

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Goa: Covid cases touch 100 again after 3 wks, infections up 40%

After more than three weeks of staying below the 100-mark, new Covid infections rose by 40% on Friday with 100 new cases. The positivity rate climbed to 5.5% and three deaths were reported over the past 24 hours.

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Goa: Liquor worth Rs 8 lakh hidden with fish seized at border

Goa: Liquor worth Rs 8 lakh hidden with fish seized at border

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27 Feb 2021 No comment 11 hits
For the second time this month, a team of state excise officials foiled a bid to smuggle liquor worth Rs 8 lakh out of Goa.

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House not to be in session on Maundy Thursday

House not to be in session on Maundy Thursday

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27 Feb 2021 No comment 9 hits
The Goa legislative assembly on Friday issued a revised schedule for the budget session in which April 1 (Maundy Thursday) has been set aside as a non-working day for the House.

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Will present budget on March 24: Goa CM

Will present budget on March 24: Goa CM

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27 Feb 2021 No comment 10 hits
CM Pramod Sawant on Friday told REPORTERS that he would present the state budget on March 24, with the focus on making Goa self-sufficient. “The focus of the budget will be make Swayampurna Goa,” he said. REPORTERS was first to report...

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Disqualification pleas: Speaker reserves order

Disqualification pleas: Speaker reserves order

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27 Feb 2021 No comment 10 hits
Goa legislative assembly speaker Rajesh Patnekar on Friday concluded the hearing in two disqualification petitions filed by Congress and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) over their legislators defecting to BJP, and reserved the final orders in...

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Fog in Goa disrupts flights, keeps passengers waiting

Fog in Goa disrupts flights, keeps passengers waiting

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27 Feb 2021 No comment 3 hits
Poor visibility caused by foggy conditions affected flight operations at Goa International Airport, Dabolim, on Friday, with at least four flights being diverted and several others delayed.

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Rising Covid cases a cause for concern: Goa CM

Rising Covid cases a cause for concern: Goa CM

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27 Feb 2021 No comment 5 hits
Chief minister Pramod Sawant on Friday said that the rising cases of covid-19 is a cause for concern and he appealed to the people of the state to stay on alert and take necessary precautions. He also hinted that there would no lockdown.

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Vasco youth’s body recovered from waterfall

Vasco youth’s body recovered from waterfall

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26 Feb 2021 No comment 11 hits
The body of the missing youth from Vasco was recovered from Jalavticho Ozar on Thursday.

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Goa: Police bust sex racket at Calangute hotel

Goa: Police bust sex racket at Calangute hotel

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26 Feb 2021 No comment 9 hits
The crime branch on Thursday busted a prostitution racket at Calangute and arrested two persons. Three women were also rescued.

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Goa: Soft drink packs worth Rs 8.5 lakh seized

Goa: Soft drink packs worth Rs 8.5 lakh seized

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26 Feb 2021 No comment 11 hits
The department of legal metrology seized 16,176 1.25 litre packages worth of Rs 8.5 lakh of a soft drink brand for not bearing the name and complete address of the customer care in violation of the provision of the Legal Metrology Act, 2009, and...

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No refusing admission to any child: DoE, Goa

No refusing admission to any child: DoE, Goa

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26 Feb 2021 No comment 10 hits
The directorate of education (DoE) has warned schools in the state against denying admissions to any child for having been in conflict with the law. Schools have been told that they are bound to adopt ‘a zero rejection policy’.

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Goa: Land acquisition for double-tracking illegal, says opposition

The land acquisition process being undertaken by the state government for the South Western Railway’s double tracking project under the Railway Act “is improper and illegal”, said a united opposition on Thursday. The opposition...

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