No respite as another 333 new cases, 4 fatalities recorded

No respite as another 333 new cases, 4 fatalities recorded

Panjim: With four more deaths on Friday, the COVID-19 toll touched 70, and another 333 new cases and 142 recoveries were recorded. The DHS bulletin said that a 78-year-old man from Vasco, admitted at the ESI COVID hospital at Margao, with co-morbid conditions expired on Thursday, while a 62-year-old man from Mapusa was brought dead on Friday to the North Goa district hospital, Mapusa. A 80-year-old man from Sada, Vasco...
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HC upholds life sentence to two accused in 2013 double murder case

HC upholds life sentence to two accused in 2013 double murder case

Panjim: The High Court of Bombay at Goa has upheld verdict of the trial court that sentenced two persons to life imprisonment in the 2013 double murder at Merces. The court’s order comes after concluding final hearing into the infamous case that occurred at Merces and Anmod Ghat where the accused had also attempted to kill the deceased couple’s infants. The prosecution, during the hearing, had sought to enhance convict...
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Atala, who earlier exposed drug mafia, set to walk out of jail

Atala, who earlier exposed drug mafia, set to walk out of jail

Panjim: Israeli national Yaniv Benaim alias Atala, whose video confession on drug mafia in the State exposed the police-politician-drug nexus way back in 2010, is set to walk out of jail in connection with another serious offence registered against him last year. The High Court of Bombay at Goa had granted Atala conditional bail in an attempt to murder case, registered by Anjuna police in April 2019. Discrepancies in the...
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Sarvajanik mandals urged to restrict chavath to a day and a half

Sarvajanik mandals urged to restrict chavath to a day and a half

Margao: The Deputy Chief Minister Chandrakant Kavlekar on Friday chaired a meeting with the organisers of Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandals and Priests performing rituals during the Chaturthi festival. The meeting was attended by the representatives of organizations from Salcete and Canacona. The government has insisted on having one-and-a-half day celebrations as a measure to be safe from the spread. "Sarvajanik mandals have asked for police presence in the localities to avoid...
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Co-morbidities cannot be used as an excuse for increasing fatalities: Rane

Co-morbidities cannot be used as an excuse for increasing fatalities: Rane

Panjim: Following the increase in fatality rate due to COVID-19 pandemic, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said co-morbidities cannot be used as an excuse for mortalities. Addressing a web-press conference, Rane appealed to the people of Goa not to panic as the government is doing its best to tackle the COVID situation. “We are revamping our COVID hospital with additional experts with the support of Chief Minister and I know there...
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Power Min, local MLA visit Sanguem after complaints of major electricity issues

Power Min, local MLA visit Sanguem after complaints of major electricity issues

Sanguem: Given the frequent power supply problems in the villages of Netravali, Sulcorna, and Rivona during the last four to five days, Power Minister Nilesh Cabral along with the Electricity Department staff and Sanguem MLA Prasad Gaonkar visited the affected villages to hear theirgrievances and chalk out a possible solution. At the meeting which was held Kevona Sub Station, Cabral assured of solving the problems solved in the next few...
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Knee replacement surgery performed at Manipal Hospitals

Knee replacement surgery performed at Manipal Hospitals

Panjim: Manipal Hospitals performed a total knee replacement surgery to give new lease of life to 42-year-old patient. The patient was suffering from rheumatoid arthritis with worn out Knees and was on wheelchair for past six years. Dr Rohan Dessai, specialist joint replacement surgeon and team successfully performed a bilateral knee replacement surgery, at Manipal Hospitals, Dona Paula. Patient had tried various which include Ayurveda, Homeopathy and Allopathy but with...
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GPSC promotes record number of engineers in PWD

GPSC promotes record number of engineers in PWD

Panjim: In yet another Departmental Promotion Committee meeting, the Goa Public Service Commission (GPSC) on Friday promoted 129 Junior Engineers and Technical Assistants to the position of Assistant Engineers (AE) in the Public Works Department. GPSC Chairman Jose Manuel Noronha said that a record number of engineers have been promoted in the PWD through Commission’s DPC meeting. In addition to 129 AEs, the Chairman informed that a total of 98...
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HC upholds life sentence to two accused in 2013 double murder case

Panjim: The High Court of Bombay at Goa has upheld verdict of the trial court that sentenced two persons to life imprisonment in the 2013 double murder at Merces. The court’s order comes after concluding final hearing into the infamous case that occurred at Merces and Anmod Ghat where the accused had also attempted to kill the deceased couple’s infants. […]

Atala, who earlier exposed drug mafia, set to walk out of jail

Panjim: Israeli national Yaniv Benaim alias Atala, whose video confession on drug mafia in the State exposed the police-politician-drug nexus way back in 2010, is set to walk out of jail in connection with another serious offence registered against him last year. The High Court of Bombay at Goa had granted Atala conditional bail in an attempt to murder case, […]

Sarvajanik mandals urged to restrict chavath to a day and a half

Margao: The Deputy Chief Minister Chandrakant Kavlekar on Friday chaired a meeting with the organisers of Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandals and Priests performing rituals during the Chaturthi festival. The meeting was attended by the representatives of organizations from Salcete and Canacona. The government has insisted on having one-and-a-half day celebrations as a measure to be safe from the spread. “Sarvajanik mandals […]

Co-morbidities cannot be used as an excuse for increasing fatalities: Rane

Panjim: Following the increase in fatality rate due to COVID-19 pandemic, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said co-morbidities cannot be used as an excuse for mortalities. Addressing a web-press conference, Rane appealed to the people of Goa not to panic as the government is doing its best to tackle the COVID situation. “We are revamping our COVID hospital with additional experts […]

Power Min, local MLA visit Sanguem after complaints of major electricity issues

Sanguem: Given the frequent power supply problems in the villages of Netravali, Sulcorna, and Rivona during the last four to five days, Power Minister Nilesh Cabral along with the Electricity Department staff and Sanguem MLA Prasad Gaonkar visited the affected villages to hear theirgrievances and chalk out a possible solution. At the meeting which was held Kevona Sub Station, Cabral […]

Knee replacement surgery performed at Manipal Hospitals

Panjim: Manipal Hospitals performed a total knee replacement surgery to give new lease of life to 42-year-old patient. The patient was suffering from rheumatoid arthritis with worn out Knees and was on wheelchair for past six years. Dr Rohan Dessai, specialist joint replacement surgeon and team successfully performed a bilateral knee replacement surgery, at Manipal Hospitals, Dona Paula. Patient had […]

GPSC promotes record number of engineers in PWD

Panjim: In yet another Departmental Promotion Committee meeting, the Goa Public Service Commission (GPSC) on Friday promoted 129 Junior Engineers and Technical Assistants to the position of Assistant Engineers (AE) in the Public Works Department. GPSC Chairman Jose Manuel Noronha said that a record number of engineers have been promoted in the PWD through Commission’s DPC meeting. In addition to […]

Suggestions, objections on Panjim, Mapusa maps

Panjim: The North Goa Planning and Development Authority (NGPDA) has invited suggestions and objections from general public on the present land use map and land use register for Mapusa planning area. Similarly, the Greater Panaji Planning and Development Authority (GPPDA) has invited public inputs on the present land use map and register for the planning area of Panjim. A public […]