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Goa government’s quarantine sticker project off to rocky start

The health department’s initiative to put stickers outside the houses of people who have been quarantined hasn’t quite gotten off to a smooth smart. Officials have encountered an unexpected roadblock — the fear of stigmatisation...

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Govt should drop idea of community survey: Kamat

Govt should drop idea of community survey: Kamat

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09 Apr 2020 No comment 0 hits

Margao: The government should immediately  drop the idea of  community survey,  and take pro-active steps to start community testing in the state as a step towards controlling the spread of COVID-19, said Leader of  Opposition...

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Cong files complaint with Governor over ‘unlawful coal transportation’

Panaji: The Congress party, on Wednesday, filed a complaint with the Governor Satya Pal Malik over the alleged unlawful transportation of coal from Mormugao Port Trust to Amona village during the ongoing nationwide lockdown.

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Sardinha says he will ‘follow up’ issue of stranded seafarers

Margao: South Goa Member of Parliament (MP) Francisco Sardinha, on Wednesday, said he had  spoken to the  Union Minister for  External Affairs on the issue of bringing the  stranded Goan seafarers back and he was assured that...

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Churchill writes to PM over stranded seafarers

Churchill writes to PM over stranded seafarers

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09 Apr 2020 No comment 0 hits

Margao: Benaulim MLA Churchill Alemao, on Wednesday, said that he has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah again requesting them to facilitate the return of around 7,000 seafarers that are  stranded in foreign...

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Goa realty developers seek relaxation in lockdown restrictions

Panaji: With the ongoing coronavirus crisis severely impacting the prospects of the real estate industry, the Goa realty developers on Wednesday sought for relaxation in the lockdown restrictions.  The relaxation is necessary because most of...

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Nothing ‘fishy’ about the lockdown for Goans

Nothing ‘fishy’ about the lockdown for Goans

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08 Apr 2020 No comment 0 hits

Lockdown or inflation, fish is essential for Goans… this can be witnessed at Baga, alike other sports where anglers, traditional fishermen and mechanised trawlers can be seen in action- early in the day and post dusk

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EPFO ensures correction requests online

EPFO ensures correction requests online

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08 Apr 2020 No comment 6 hits

PANAJI

In a move to extend the availability and reach of online services in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic,  the Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has issued revised instructions to its field offices to facilitate PF...

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Goa University: New academic year from July 16

Goa University: New academic year from July 16

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08 Apr 2020 No comment 7 hits
In view of the ongoing lockdown, Goa University has revised the academic terms for all programmes offered by the varsity and affiliated colleges. The new academic year 2020-21 will now begin from July 16, a circular issued by registrar Y V Reddy...

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No financial package for businesses: Goa CM Pramod Sawant

No financial package for businesses: Goa CM Pramod Sawant

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08 Apr 2020 No comment 11 hits
Chief minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday that it would not be possible for the government to have a financial package for the business sector since the state itself is currently going through an economic crisis.

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Seven patients will recover soon: Pramod Sawant

Seven patients will recover soon: Pramod Sawant

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08 Apr 2020 No comment 8 hits
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said health condition of all seven Covid-19 patients is improving. “We are confident that they will fully recover soon,” the chief minister said on Tuesday.

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Goa Covid survey will be conducted via app

Goa Covid survey will be conducted via app

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08 Apr 2020 No comment 10 hits
The all-Goa community survey announced by the state government on Monday to identify persons with symptoms of coronavirus, will be conducted using a mobile app.

Source: Goa Covid survey will be conducted via app

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Goa cabinet meet today on lockdown extension

Goa cabinet meet today on lockdown extension

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08 Apr 2020 No comment 9 hits
The state cabinet will meet on Wednesday to decide on measures to be implemented in the state once the national 21-day lockdown ends on April 14. Suggestions received during the cabinet meeting will be submitted to PM Narendra Modi, CM Pramod...

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Goa: Citizens anxious over exposure to ‘virus carriers’

Goa: Citizens anxious over exposure to ‘virus carriers’

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08 Apr 2020 No comment 11 hits
The state government’s decision to conduct door-to-door Covid-19 survey has left citizens anxious about the potential spread of the virus as they will be exposed to the surveyors.

Source: Goa: Citizens anxious over exposure to ‘virus carriers’

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Due date for power bills now extended to May 20

Due date for power bills now extended to May 20

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08 Apr 2020 No comment 9 hits
The due dates of electricity bills have been extended to May 20 for all low tension consumers and May 15 for all high tension consumers with no delayed payment charges.

Source: Due date for power bills now extended to May 20

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Covid-19 positive Goan struggles for life in US

Covid-19 positive Goan struggles for life in US

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08 Apr 2020 No comment 7 hits
The condition of the seafarer from Salcete who is suffering from Covid-19 and is admitted in a hospital in United States has worsened, according to family sources. The seafarer’s family got in touch with the Broward Health Medical Center...

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Goa: Teachers in a fix after university asks them to complete syllabus online

As Goa University and affiliated colleges remain shut due to the lockdown, the university has issued a circular to affiliated institutes asking to complete whatever is left of the syllabus through the online mode.

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Goa sees 5 more suspected cases of COVID-19

Goa sees 5 more suspected cases of COVID-19

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08 Apr 2020 No comment 15 hits

Panaji

A total of 18 patients suspected of having coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are currently in the isolation ward at the Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim.

These 18 patients include five fresh suspected cases of COVID-19 that...

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For now, CM rules out financial relief

For now, CM rules out financial relief

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08 Apr 2020 No comment 11 hits

Panaji

Stating that the state is going through an economic crisis, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that it is not possible to provide any financial package to any section at this point.

Speaking to media persons at his...

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Industry foresees lockdown extension

Industry foresees lockdown extension

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08 Apr 2020 No comment 11 hits

Panaji

Indicating that it is reconciled to an extension in the coronavirus ordered lockdown, Goan industry on Tuesday indicated that it expects the government to make up for the economic fallout of it.

Sudin Naik, owner of...

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Shield against COVID-19

Shield against COVID-19

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08 Apr 2020 No comment 10 hits

Panaji

Stating that the fight against COVID-19 will be a long one, various stakeholders including from the medical fraternity, top bureaucrats, industry, travel sector and farmers community in Goa opined that it is paramount to extend...

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Desilting work of Colva creek begins

Desilting work of Colva creek begins

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07 Apr 2020 No comment 13 hits

 

Margao

Work related to cleaning of Colva creek has begun even as the state is under lockdown as a measure against spread of coronavirus. The work began from the Colva lake earlier last month and now the desilting of the creek has been...

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