COVID hospital to be revamped to treat co-morbidities

COVID hospital to be revamped to treat co-morbidities

Panjim: As every COVID-19 related death has been linked to co-morbid issues, the State government has decided to revamp facilities at the dedicated COVID hospitals, wherein the infected patients suffering from more than one disorder can be treated under one roof. With the rising number of coronavirus cases, the State government has also decided to approach the Centre for more funds towards COVID management. Till date, the State has received...
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State to drop 45k sq mtr from IIT project land

State to drop 45k sq mtr from IIT project land

Panjim: As protests over the land handed over for the proposed IIT-Goa intensifies, the State Cabinet, in an effort to close the issue, resolved to drop 45,000 sq mtrs of land that has an age-old temple, from the upcoming project site, spread across 10 lakh sq mtrs area. This was announced by Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant after the cabinet meeting. He said that another plot of land of the...
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Shripad tests COVID-19 positive

Shripad tests COVID-19 positive

Panjim: Union AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik and his wife tested positive for COVID-19, as the State reported another 480 cases on Wednesday. “I underwent COVID-19 test today and it has turned out asymptomatically positive. My vitals are within normal limits and I have opted for home isolation,” Naik tweeted and appealed to all those who have come in contact with him in the last few days to get tested and...
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Zenito surrenders, arrested in connection with St Cruz shootout case

Zenito surrenders, arrested in connection with St Cruz shootout case

Panjim: After two months of evading arrest, Zenito Cardozo, who has been named as prime conspirator in the St Cruz shootout, appeared before the police on Wednesday. He surrendered before the Sub-Divisional Police Officer at the Police Headquarters in the afternoon and was arrested for conspiring in the attempt to murder and under the Arms Act. North Superintendent of Police Utkrisht Prasoon who has been closely monitoring the investigation confirmed...
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Govt defends power line project in Mollem protected areas

Govt defends power line project in Mollem protected areas

Panjim: Amidst growing opposition against the laying of hypertension power lines from the protected areas of Mollem wildlife sanctuary, the State government defended the proposal stating that the project aims at meeting future electricity requirements of Goa, which is completely dependent on Western and Central grid for its power consumption. Addressing media persons on Wednesday, Minister for Power Nilesh Cabral said that of the total 19,000 trees, identified along the...
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Mining case: VPs file IA for speedy hearings in SC

Mining case: VPs file IA for speedy hearings in SC

Panaji: Hoping for relief from frequent adjournments by the Supreme Court, gram panchayats of 26 mining villages in the state on Wednesday filed an interlocutory application (IA) in the Supreme Court seeking impleadment in the Goa mining case. “The IA application is to expedite the hearings of the ongoing pending cases and pave a practical way to restart mining which we understand is currently a deadlock on legal issues,” said...
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Nothing’s ‘fair’ in standing in long queues to get ration in Netravali village

Nothing’s ‘fair’ in standing in long queues to get ration in Netravali village

Sanguem: It’s the only fair price shop in the remote village of Netravali. But nothing is fair in the difficulties; people have to face to get rations from there The villagers of Netravali Sanguem are literally sore over long hours they have to spend in collecting their quota of ration from the lone fair price shop in the village. The problem lies not with the owner of the shop who...
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Industry pitches for more relief in power tariff

Industry pitches for more relief in power tariff

Panaji: Goan industry on Wednesday reacted with half-hearted approval the government’s measure of providing COVID relief by lowering power bills. Several members of industry said that the respite given in electricity charges although helpful is not enough and they “expected more.” The GCCI said that it welcomes the decision to waive 50 per cent of fixed charges for all power consumers during April and May 2020 as well as the...
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GARD condemns GMC for placing doc under suspension

Panjim: The Goa Association of Resident Doctors (GARD) has strongly condemned the Goa Medical College and Hospital action against senior resident doctor, attached to Radiology department, who has been placed under suspension for alleged negligence in handling former MLA late Jitendra Deshprabhu’s case. However, GARD has demanded that the suspension order be upheld until pending findings of the Institutional Disciplinary […]

British expat and team come to the rescue of labourers, stray dogs in Canacona

Canacona: A British expat living in Canacona since last 15 years has come to the rescue of 150 stranded migrant labourers. Janie Oconnor has been keeping herself busy since the lockdown began with her outreach programme for the migrant labourers stranded in the municipal areas of Canacona Taluka with no work and no food. She has been distributing groceries and […]

Sanguem Dy Collector directs cops, RTO to act tough against erring truckers

Sanguem: Deputy Collector Sanguem Ajay Gaude instructed the police and the RTO officials to come down heavily on the truckers operating in Sanguem and Curchorem for violating traffic rules and other regulations framed by the High Court. The meeting held in the office of the Deputy Collector, Sanguem was attended by officials from the mining companies besides RTO and Traffic […]

Encourage employees to work from home: Govt to Pvt firms

Panjim: The State government has issued an advisory appealed to private organisations to allow their employees to work from home and to avoid all meetings till further notice. The Directorate of Health Services has issued an advisory based on the advisory of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. “Encourage private sector organisations/employers to allow employees to […]

Bardez Veterans enter final

Chandravaddo-Fatorda: Bardez Veterans shot-out Vasco Veterans 5-3 via the tie-breaker to move into the final of the Fatorda Veterans football tournament, at DBO ground, Murida-Fatorda, on Wednesday. Vasco’s Francis Desouza and Bibian Fernandes controlled and guided their teams from the midfield with their supplies and guidance throughout the match. Just in the second minute, Francis Desouza sent in a long […]

Steps against vector-borne diseases to be taken at 3 buildings in Mapusa

Mapusa: Bardez block committee for vector borne diseases has decided, on a priority basis, to make government complex at Morod, district hospital at Peddem and Mapusa police station building free from vector borne diseases. The decision was taken during a joint meeting held at Deputy Collector’s office on Thursday. Under the chairmanship of Deputy Collector I Akshay Potekar, a meeting […]