Second Covid hospital in Ponda to be commissioned by tomorrow: Goa government

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Health minister Vishwajit Rane said on Sunday that the government has decided to convert the sub-district hospital, Ponda, into a second Covid hospital. He made the announcement after a series of meetings with senior doctors and officials of the department of health, and said it would be commissioned in the next 48 hours.

GFP demands Covid hospital for North Goa

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GFP on Saturday urged the state government to set up a dedicated Covid hospital for North Goa. Party MLA Jayesh Salgaonkar suggested that some of the vacant wards at Goa Medical College could be utilised as an interim measure to treat Covid patients who have co-morbidities.

Goa: Lockdown farming results in bountiful cucumber crop

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There has been a sizeable increase in the cucumber crop this year after many farmers took to growing the greens during the Covid lockdown.

Bicholim IIM-Bengaluru student, friend create social distancing device

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A youth from Bicholim is part of a two-member team that has developed sensor devices to help people maintain requisite social distance in public.

Goa: Ravi Naik has tricked BJP by letting his sons join the party, says Kiran Kandolkar

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Former chief minister and Ponda Congress MLA Ravi Naik has already defeated the BJP with his tricks by allowing his two sons to join the BJP, said former Tivim MLA Kiran Kandolkar.

Industry bodies ask Goa government to tweak SOP for units

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A week after the health department asked the industrial units in the state to adhere to certain standard operating procedures, including a suggestion to conduct random sero testing, the industry bodies have sought certain changes.

Goa government trying to suffocate tiatr academy, says Tomazinho Cardozo

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The government is trying to suffocate the tiatr academy, its first president Tomazinho Cardozo stated.

After short break, rain set to resume in Goa

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After days of torrential rain coupled with strong winds, the sun shone in the state on Saturday. However, the possibility of a new low-pressure area forming over the Bay of Bengal by around August 9 is likely to bring heavy showers to the Goa coast yet again.

Goa: Panaji, Margao see spike in Covid-19 cases

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With two Covid deaths reported on Saturday, Goa’s fatality count rose to 72. The state’s tally of active cases shot up to 2,332 with 259 new cases detected, while recoveries stood at 207.

Goa urges SC to club review plea with mining cos’ petition

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The state government has filed an application before the Supreme Court asking that its review petition in the mining case be tagged along with the one filed by companies seeking to extend their mining leases till 2037.

Goa: TCP notifies 65 change of zone requests under Section 16B

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The town and country planning department (TCP) has notified 65 requests for change of zone in the Regional Plan 2021. Affected persons have been asked to submit their objections within two months. Except for two proposals, the remaining requests seek conversion of land to settlement area under Section 16B of the TCP Act.

Goa: ‘Avoid visits for Ganesh Chaturthi, limit sarvajanik aarti to ten persons’

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Goa: Teachers yet to get July salaries despite govt vow

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Last month, IAS officer Vandana Rao was replaced by Santosh Amonkar as director of education, soon after a circular Rao had issued created controversy.

Pernem tunnel repair on, rain likely to hamper schedule in Goa

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Goa: Cansaulim primary health centre’s OPD operating from verandah

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The Cansaulim primary health centre (PHC) that caters to eight villages is in very bad shape. The centre, which is operating out of make shift premises in Arossim, runs its OPD in the verandah. Right next to the OPD is the Covid swab collection centre, which is partly covered by a tarpaulin.

Goa: As pandemic rages, dhirios carry on unabated

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Even as the Covid-19 pandemic has forced professional sports to be played in empty stadiums, in Goa, the banned animal sport of ‘dhirio’ carries on unabated. As police look the other way, huge crowds gather in fields across Salcete to watch bulls engage in gory duels.

Goa: Ban on back-burner, focus on EPR policy to tackle plastic

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Goa: Melauli villagers once again protest proposed IIT, erect ‘no entry’ sign at site

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Goa lauded for execution of school health programme

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Health check-ups of all 1.6 lakh students, from classes I to VIII, were carried out in schools across Goa during the 2019-20 academic year, the state government has told the central government. The check-ups are carried out under the national school health programme.

Goa sees 506 cases in a day, next 60 days crucial, says Rane

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The state’s active Covid-19 toll jumped to 2,642 on Sunday after the addition of 506 new infections, by far the highest single-day spike since the pandemic began. Health minister Vishwajit Rane called on people to “follow strict protocol to keep themselves safe” and said the next 45-60 days would be crucial.

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