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Vasco railway cops retrieve national flag

Vasco railway cops retrieve national flag

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17 May 2021 No comment 2 hits
On Sunday morning as Cyclone Tauktae swept across Goa WhatsApp groups in Vasco were abuzz with messages that called to “protect the dignity of the national flag” hoisted on a recently installed 100-foot tall pole at Vasco railway...

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Goa: ‘Use Margao Municipal Council premises as vaccination centre’

The Shadow Council for Margao, in letters to the chief Minister, South Goa collector and chief officer of MMC, has suggested three places for setting up Covid facilities in Margao.

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Goa: All Covid hospitals given power backup, says chief minister Pramod Sawant

A ferocious Cyclone Tauktae hit Goa with an intensity barely seen in the tiny state's recent history, bringing down power supply in many parts of the beleaguered state, with several pockets going powerless for over 15 hours and counting.

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Cyclone Tauktae wreaks havoc in Goa, two dead, over 200 houses damaged

Two people were killed, scores injured and over 200 houses destroyed as tropical cyclone Tauktae passed by the Goa coast with fierce winds, heavy rain and gusts up to 100kmph, leaving a trail of devastation across the state.

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Covid deaths see a drop in Goa as Oxygen supply improves

Covid deaths see a drop in Goa as Oxygen supply improves

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17 May 2021 No comment 2 hits
A day after the oxygen issue at the Goa Medical College (GMC) was resolved with the commissioning of 20,000 kilo litres of a liquid oxygen tank, Goa witnessed a marked reduction in Covid-19 mortalities. On Sunday, Goa recorded 43 casualties, 15...

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Goa: As power snaps, SOS for gensets for patients at home

Goa: As power snaps, SOS for gensets for patients at home

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17 May 2021 No comment 1 hits
As cyclonic winds lashed the state, uprooting trees and poles causing many parts to go without electricity on Sunday, families of Covid patients and others on oxygen support made frantic attempts to secure backup generators.

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Class VI-VIII syllabus will have coding & robotics from 2021-22

The government on Saturday notified the ‘Chief Minister’s Coding And Robotics Education in Schools Scheme’ or CM-CARES, as per the announcement made in this year’s state budget. The scheme will be implemented from the...

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Heavy rainfall likely as cyclone Tauktae hurtles towards Gujarat

The state will witness the impact of cyclone Tauktae on Sunday as heavy to very heavy rainfall in a few places has been forecast over Goa and ghat areas.

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Goa: Lowest daily count in last 2 weeks, recovery rate improves

For a third consecutive day, Goa reported a dip in Covid-19 cases. On Saturday, it reported 1,957 cases, the lowest daily count in the last two weeks. Goa has now over 30,000 active cases. The fatality count rose to 2,057 with 58 deaths.

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GMC horror continues for fifth straight night: 8 deaths due to 02 supply woes in Goa

The dark hours between 2am and 6am claimed eight more lives on Saturday due to oxygen fluctuations at Goa Medical College, taking the toll of Covid patients dead due to the oxygen crisis at the premier government hospital to 83 during the past five...

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Goa crosses 2,000 Covid deaths, last 1,000 came in just 19 days

The devastating second wave of Covid-19 saw Goa cross yet another grim milestone of 2,000 deaths. While it took Goa ten months to cross the 1,000-death mark, the second 1,000 deaths came in just 19 days.

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Goa government to create system to release oxygen to NGOs, private hospitals, volunteer groups

The state government assured the high court of Bombay at Goa that NGOs and individuals will be permitted to refill their oxygen cylinders at Scoop Oxygen and that the North Goa collector would not stall approvals for genuine cases where cylinders...

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Goa: May 31 is extended deadline for convention centre bids

Goa: May 31 is extended deadline for convention centre bids

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15 May 2021 No comment 5 hits
With the grim Covid-19 situation prevailing in the state, the state government has once again extended the time limit, till May 31, to receive bids for construction of a mega convention centre at Dona Paula. This is the sixth time that the state...

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Cyclonic storm Tauktae building up, IMD cautions about impact of heavy rain

A low pressure area (LPA) that formed over southeast Arabian sea on Thursday morning intensified into a well marked LPA and then into a deep depression within 24 hours, as western states brace for a severe cyclonic storm.

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Goa: Calangute panchayat to start vaccine drive today

Goa: Calangute panchayat to start vaccine drive today

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15 May 2021 No comment 4 hits
The Calangute panchayat will be starting a vaccination center at St Joseph’s High School, Tivaiwaddo, Calangute from Saturday onwards. The vaccines will be administered by the Candolim primary health centre PHC) staff, Calangute sarpanch...

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After high court rap, Goa caps rates of private ambulances, hearse vans

To prevent patients and their families from being fleeced during the pandemic, the state health department on Thursday issued an order capping the rates of private ambulances and hearse vans. The department warned of strict action in case of...

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Recoveries outnumber new infections in Goa

Recoveries outnumber new infections in Goa

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15 May 2021 No comment 3 hits
For only the second time in two months, the state’s recoveries exceeded the number of new Covid cases on Friday. The state reported 2,455 cases and 2,960 recoveries, while case positivity rate was 36%. The state has over 32,000 active...

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Archaic system, crumbling infrastructure behind Goa Medical College’s Oxygen woes

Virtually scoffing at the state government’s move to blame “logistical issues” for the erratic oxygen supply, doctors and industrial oxygen users said that the pattern suggested that infrastructural lacunae and lack of clear...

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IIT-Goa director-led team to suggest steps to improve oxygen

IIT-Goa director-led team to suggest steps to improve oxygen

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14 May 2021 No comment 6 hits
Under fire from the high court of Bombay at Goa, the Goa government on Thursday appointed a three-member committee headed by B K Mishra, director of IIT, Goa, to inquire into the oxygen supply issue at the GMC and suggest steps to improve the...

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Goa gets oxygen concentrators, Centre assures daily tanker

Goa gets oxygen concentrators, Centre assures daily tanker

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14 May 2021 No comment 6 hits
To help the Goa government address the shortage in oxygen supply, the Centre dispatched two Indian Air Force aircraft with 323 oxygen concentrators and other medical equipment. The Centre also announced that an oxygen tanker will be supplied to Goa...

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Goa: Positivity rate drops to 35%, 63 succumb

Goa: Positivity rate drops to 35%, 63 succumb

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14 May 2021 No comment 6 hits
In the last 24-hours, 63 people lost their lives due to Covid-19, taking the mortality count to 1,938 in the state. The case positivity rate dropped to 35% as the state reported 2,491 new infections and 2,266 people were cured. Goa has nearly...

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Every week, Goa registers four crimes against women

Every week, Goa registers four crimes against women

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14 May 2021 No comment 6 hits
The state has seen at least four cases of crimes against women every week since 2017, Goa police data has revealed.

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