Thursday, July 2, 2020

Goa Speaker urges MLAs to undergo Covid test ahead of session

Panaji |Thursday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
Two days after a ruling BJP MLA tested positive for Covid-19, Speaker of the Goa assembly Rajesh Patnekar on Thursday urged all legislators to get themselves tested.... read..

Hotels in Goa ready to resume operations, awaiting govt's COVID-19 guidelines

Panaji (Goa) | July 2, 2020 6:41:57 PM IST
Even as the state government allowed entry of tourists in Goa from today, hotel owners, who have applied for permission with the tourism department to resume functioning, are still waiting for guidelines to be followed by them in the view of COVID-19.... read..

Dedicated to eliminate concern of COVID-19 from state: Goa minister

Panaji (Goa) | July 2, 2020 9:11:59 PM IST
Goa minister Vishwajit P Rane on Thursday said that in our effort to revive the Industries Department, we are dedicated to eliminate the concern of COVID-19 from the state keeping in mind the ulterior motto which is lives vs livelihood.... read..

Goa BJP MLA, kin found COVID-19 positive

Panaji (Goa) | July 2, 2020 11:11:58 AM IST
Goa Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from South Goa along with his wife and two children has been found positive for COVID-19, sources said.... read..

'BJP MLA with Covid-19 at meet, but social distancing observed'

Panaji |Wednesday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
A day after a ruling BJP MLA tested positive for Covid-19, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday that while the MLA was a part of a meeting of legislators some days back, social distancing norms had been followed at the event.... read..

Goa CM salutes medical professionals on Doctors' Day

Panaji |Wednesday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday saluted the medical fraternity, especially doctors, for their contribution in wake of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic on the occasion of National Doctors' Day.... read..

Goa to open for tourists from July 2, 250 hotels granted permission to resume operations

Panaji (Goa) | July 1, 2020 8:41:55 PM IST
Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar on Wednesday said that the coastal state will be open for tourists starting July 2, as 250 hotels have been granted permission to resume operations.... read..

Goa BJP MLA tests COVID-19 positive

Panaji (Goa) | July 1, 2020 5:11:46 AM IST
A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA has tested positive for COVID-19 in Goa on Tuesday.... read..

Post Unlock 2.0, new SOPs for Goa soon: CM

Panaji |Wednesday, 2020 4:15:06 PM IST
The Goa government will be issuing new post Unlock 2.0 SOPs for the state soon, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday.... read..

Staying in non-registered hotels illegal: Goa Minister

Panaji |Wednesday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
Tourists will not be allowed to stay in non-registered hotels booked via app aggregator services, Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said here on Wednesday.... read..

Extension in free ration till November a gift to 80 cr Indians: Goa CM

Panaji |Tuesday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday welcomed the extension of benefit of free wheat and 'chana' under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana till November 2020 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.... read..

Goa Oppn demands longer monsoon session to discuss budget

Panaji |Tuesday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
The Opposition in Goa has demanded a longer session of the state legislative assembly, in order to have a detailed discussion on budgetary demands, Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat said on Tuesday.... read..

Goa Congress to hold protest against rising fuel prices today

Panaji (Goa) | June 29, 2020 4:11:48 AM IST
As part of All India Congress Committee (AICC) mass protest programme opposing the rise in the prices of petrol and diesel, the Congress party in Goa has organised a demonstration at district levels on June 29, state party president Girish Chodankar said.... read..

Centre profiteering from increased fuel prices: Goa Congress

Panaji |Monday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
Accusing the central government of "profiteering from the miseries of countrymen" amid the coronavirus crisis and an economic downturn, the Congress state unit on Monday demanded a rollback in the increased prices of petrol and diesel.... read..

Norwegian Escape cruise ship with 474 Goan seafarers docks at MPT

Panaji (Goa) | June 29, 2020 5:11:46 PM IST
Norwegian Escape, a cruise ship operated by Norwegian Cruise Line, arrived at the Mormugao Port (MPT) in Goa on Monday early morning with 474 seafarers who were stranded at Miami, Florida.... read..

Hike in fuel price: Modi govt 'profiteering' from misery of people, says Goa Congress

Panaji (Goa) | June 29, 2020 9:41:46 PM IST
North Goa Congress president Vijay Bhike on Monday demanded a rollback of the hike in fuel prices and accused the Centre of 'profiteering from the misery of the people'.... read..

'Mosques in Goa's safe zone may open from July 1, but with precautions'

Panaji |Sunday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
Mosques located in safe zones in Goa may gradually open from July 1, even as the state's apex association of Muslim jamaats, relaxed norms for re-opening of the religious houses with proper hygiene and social distancing rules.... read..

Goa records biggest spike as 89 test Covid-19 positive

Panaji |Sunday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
Goa recorded its biggest spike of Covid-19 cases with 89 persons testing positive, taking the state's tally of active cases to 706, according to statistics released by the state Health Ministry on Saturday.... read..

Ten-day monsoon session of Goa Assembly to begin from July 27

Panaji (Goa) | June 28, 2020 7:11:54 AM IST
The ten-day monsoon session of Goa Legislative Assembly will commence from July 27, the state government said in a release on Saturday.... read..

Goa Assembly monsoon session set to begin on July 27

Panaji |Sunday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
Goa Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday formally summoned the monsoon session of the state Legislative Assembly for 10 days, starting from July 27.... read..

70 new COVID-19 cases reported in Goa

Panaji (Goa) | June 28, 2020 11:42:01 PM IST
A total of 70 new COVID-19 were reported in Goa on Sunday, taking the total number of the case to 1,198 in the state, the health department said.... read..

Community transmission has begun in Goa, says Pramod Sawant

Panaji (Goa) | June 27, 2020 1:41:47 AM IST
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday admitted that "community transmission" of coronavirus has begun in the state.... read..

Goa Police files FIR over teachers' morphed images on social media

Panaji (Goa) | June 27, 2020 10:11:47 AM IST
Goa Police has registered an FIR after receiving a complaint from a school in Panjim area alleging that during an online session some students captured photos of teachers, which were later morphed and placed on social media with derogatory remarks.... read..

Goa industries allowed 12-hr shifts amid labour shortage: CM

Panaji |Saturday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
The Goa government on Friday announced a slew of measures to provide fillip to the state's business and industrial sector, including allowing factories to run 12-hour shifts, extension in payment schedules for licence fees for industries and real estate b... read..

Goa Congress observes 'Shaheed Ko Salam Diwas' to honour martyrs of Galwan valley

Panaji (Goa) | June 26, 2020 10:41:52 PM IST
Goa Congress on Friday observed "Shaheed Ko Salam Diwas" in remembrance of the brave soldiers who lost their lives in the violent face-off with Chinese troops in Galwan Valley, Ladakh on June 15.... read..

Drugs being grown in homes after crackdown on smuggling: Goa IGP

Panaji |Friday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
Peddlers are now growing drugs clandestinely in homes, because of the police crackdown on the smuggling of narcotic substances in the state, Goa Inspector General of Police Jaspal Singh said on Friday.... read..

Goa police file FIR over teachers' morphed pics

Panaji |Friday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Acting on a complaint by a leading school in the state, Goa Police on Friday registered an FIR against unknown persons for morphing pictures of teachers taken during online teaching session and posting these on the social media.... read..

Goa announces measures to help industries, public deal with economic impact of COVID-19

Panaji (Goa) | June 26, 2020 11:41:49 PM IST
Goa Government on Friday announced 12 measures to help industries and the public deal with the economic impact of COVID-19.... read..

ISL: Lenny Rodrigues signs two-year extension with FC Goa

Margao (Goa) | June 26, 2020 10:41:52 AM IST
Midfielder Lenny Rodrigues has extended his stay with Indian Super League (ISL) club FC Goa till 2022 after signing a new two-year deal on Thursday.... read..

IIT-Goa biggest investment in state in last 10 years: Minister

Panaji |Friday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Amid opposition to an upcoming IIT campus in North Goa's Guleli village from the local residents, state Industries Minister Vishwajit Rane on Friday said that the elite technology institute represented the biggest investment in Goa over the last 10 years.... read..

Goa tourism body writes to Centre against felling of trees

Panaji |Thursday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
In a letter to Union Ministers for Environment and Forests and Tourism Prakash Javadekar and Prahlad Patel (MoS) respectively, nearly 150 tourism industry stakeholders from Goa on Thursday spelt out the perils for the tourism industry, if the central gove... read..

Goa teachers slam CM's decision to attend school amid pandemic

Panaji |Thursday, 2020 2:45:06 AM IST
Goa's Higher Secondary school teachers have slammed the decision of Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to make it mandatory for teachers to mark their physical presence in schools, especially at a time when the Covid-19 cases in the state are witnessing an upsw... read..

Crackdown on mask, social distance violations: Goa CM to police

Panaji |Thursday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday directed the police to strictly enforce social distancing norms and wearing of masks, as the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state crept close to 1,000.... read..

Pregnant women banned from film shoots in Goa: SOPs

Panaji |Thursday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Installation of the Aarogya Setu app by film crew members has been made mandatory for film crew shooting in Goa, as part of a new SOP issued by a nodal state government agency, even as pregnant women have been banned from film shootings in the coastal sta... read..

Covid-19: Goa Churches to re-open on a note of caution

Panaji |Thursday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
The top Catholic religious authority in Goa, Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao, on Wednesday, announced stringent rules, while rolling out a formal protocol for re-opening of Churches in the state.... read..

Churches will be allowed to open if they comply with COVID-19 safety protocols: Goa Archbishop

Panaji (Goa) | June 25, 2020 10:11:46 AM IST
Goa Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao on Wednesday said churches will be allowed to reopen if the concerned authorities comply with all the safety protocols in view of COVID-19 outbreak.... read..

Goa Hoteliers Association urges CM Sawant to allow reopening of hotels with minimum SOPs

Panaji (Goa) | June 25, 2020 10:41:48 AM IST
The Goa Hoteliers Association on Wednesday met chief minister Pramod Sawant and urged him for the reopening of hotels in the state with minimum standard operating procedures.... read..

'Wealthy tourists, 1960s charm to inspire Goa's tourism re-invention'

Panaji |Thursday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
Goa will have to re-invent its tourism profile and go back to the pristine 1960s, to get the industry back on its feet, Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said on Thursday.... read..
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