Areas in Vasco’s Khariwada declared containment zone

Areas in Vasco’s Khariwada declared containment zone

Vasco: In a bid to arrest the spread of COVID-19 infection, parts of Khariwada areas in the port town of Vasco were on Friday declared as a containment zone, while two localities have been identified as buffer zones. As per the order issued by District Collector, South, Ajit Roy, some of the areas in wards 14 and 15 of the Mormugao municipal council (MMC) have been declared as a containment...
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Smaller-sized Vasco Saptah to impact MMC’s coffers

Smaller-sized Vasco Saptah to impact MMC’s coffers

Vasco: Mormugao Municipal Council (mmc) is likely to feel the pinch of the recent developments caused by the COVID pandemic. One of the biggest impacts will be from the fact that the annual Vasco Bhajani Saptah, which draws in crowds not just from the port town but across the State; will be held on a far smaller scale this year. This year it will be held with minimal religious rituals...
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Pack of stray dogs attack family in Aquem; injure 3-year-old boy

Pack of stray dogs attack family in Aquem; injure 3-year-old boy

Margao: There was a different type of panic in Aquem when six stray dogs attacked a family in Aquem and injured a three-year-old boy. The young child, who was bitten by the dogs, received four stitches and he complained that the teeth of the dog tore into his skin. Marks of the dog bites are visible on his skin. The incident sparked outrage sparks outrage amongst community with locals demanding...
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No regard for norms as Margao wholesale fish market reopens

No regard for norms as Margao wholesale fish market reopens

Margao: Chaos was witnessed at the wholesale fish market in Margao on the first day after it reopened on Friday, with retailers and traders throwing the social distancing norms to the wind. Long queues of fish-laden vehicles were seen stationed outside the market early morning, with Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) officials testing the fish from the vehicles before allowing the same in the market. Sensing delay, several wholesale fish...
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No medicine shortage, every patient treated like a VIP: Health Minister

No medicine shortage, every patient treated like a VIP: Health Minister

Panjim: Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said that Goa has enough medicines and every patient here is treated like a VIP. In a video posted on social media, Rane said the State health department is in the process of procuring another 1000 vials of Remdesivir and rejected reports of shortage of COVID-related medicine in the State. He added that Goa has already received its first consignment of 30 vials of Remdesivir...
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Govt reaches out to Salcete sarpanchas, civic chairpersons for COVID fight

Govt reaches out to Salcete sarpanchas, civic chairpersons for COVID fight

Margao: Deputy Chief Minister Chandrakant Kavlekar on Friday said that sarpanchas and municipal chairpersons of Salcete taluka have been told how important their role is in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Goa and, therefore, they all urged to cooperate with the district administration to help contain the spread of the dreaded virus. Kavlekar along with WRD Minister Filipe Nery Rodrigues heard views of all the 33 sarpanchas, municipal...
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Aldona market complex in dilapidated state

Aldona market complex in dilapidated state

Mapusa: Even after six years of declaring Aldona Market Complex as unsafe and dangerous, due to the failure of the authorities to act upon, the shop owners, vendors are still occupying risking their lives and also of the customers who visit the market. In year 2014, a group of students of Goa Engineering College after conducting study of the building had reported that it is dangerous and not safe. However,...
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Defence forces assure help to Goa on COVID

Defence forces assure help to Goa on COVID

Panaji: The state government has sought help from the Indian defence forces to deal with the COVID-19 crisis in Goa. The defence forces have kept all the manpower and infrastructure ready to deal with any eventuality. A related meeting was held between the state government and officials of the defence forces on Friday, following a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Goa. The meeting was attended by Union...
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Four persons arrested for installing idol in temp shed at Sada

Vasco: Mormugao police arrested four people from Headland sada for allegedly installing the Ganesh idol inside a temporary shed at Headland Sada on Tuesday. Police Inspector Paresh Naik assured that police patrolling has been intensified to avoid any law and order situation. Police Inspector Paresh Naik added that he had also spoken to the sub-divisonal magistrate, who informed him that […]

Ponda Police arrest 5 locals with firearms in raids

Ponda: Ponda Police on Tuesday arrested five persons for illegally possessing five country made firearms and seven cartridges, 11 buds, 24 pipes and several other parts of firearms and hunting instruments worth Rs one lakh. According to the police, a team led by Ponda Deputy Superintendent of Police Nelson Albuquerque based on the information provided by the locals conducted raids […]

Lil Richard who ignited big fires of Rock and roll leaves the world stage

Good Golly Miss Molly, Little Richard is no more! And the death, at age 87, of the legendary “rock and roll architect” has dampened the tempo in music-mad Goa.“No band’s rock-and-roll medley is complete without Little Richard’s songs,” says Chrystal Farrell, lead female vocalist for the band, A26. As anyone who has ever attended a classic Goan Catholic wedding will […]

Person booked under sedition for petition asking Goa to be free country

Panjim: An online petition, which garnered around 4,000 signatories, asking Goa to be a ‘free country’ has come under the radar of Goa Police after the NGO ‘Revolutionary Indians’ (RI) lodged a complaint. The Crime Branch booked the alleged accused on charges of sedition after he floated online petition claiming that Goa has been invaded territory of Portugal. Even though […]

More relaxations likely post May 17: CM

Panaji: Goa is likely to see some more relaxations, especially with regard to interstate public transport, as Chief Minister Pramod Sawant Monday suggested restricted lifting of curbs post May 17, when the third phase of the lockdown ends, during his interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Speaking to the media at the Secretariat after attending the meeting with the Prime […]