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One held in Goa for killing, dragging two snakes in public
Panaji, July 6 (IANS) One person was arrested by the Goa Forest Department officials on Monday for killing two snakes and dragging the carcasses in public on a two-wheeler, a government spokesperson said.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Covid-19: Ex-state BJP Prez dies; 8th death in Goa
Panaji, July 6 (IANS) Former BJP state President and ex-Goa Health Minister Suresh Amonkar, who had tested positive for Covid-19 last week, died on Monday, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Goa cop recovers from Covid-19, feted on return to duty
Panaji, July 6 (IANS) A Goa Police Constable who recovered from Covid-19 and rejoined duty at South Goa's Mormugao police station was given a hero's welcome on Monday.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Goa CM orders probe into party organised by BJP MLA (Ld)
Panaji, July 6 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, here on Monday, said he would enquire into two parties, one of which was organised by a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Glenn Ticlo on Sunday amid the Covid-19 pandemic. "We will enquire into it," Sawant said.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Crack down on people flouting social distancing norms: Goa CM
Panaji, July 6 (IANS) People breaking social distancing norms are not fearful of the police anymore, said Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant on Monday, directing police officials to crack down on those moving around in groups in public.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
BJP MLA attends party; Goa CM orders probe
Panaji, July 6 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday said that he would enquire into two 'parties', one organised by a BJP MLA on Sunday (July 5), amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic during which Goa has witnessed a spike in cases. Sawant's assurance of an enquiry, came a day after a video of a North Goa BJP MLA attending a party with 20-odd workers, in a sea-fronted house at the beach village of Calangute went viral.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa CM remembers 'political guru' Parrikar on Guru Purnima
Panaji, July 5 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, here on Sunday, offered his respects to his "political guru" former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.
2020-07-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Education,Politics
Stop visiting friends, says Goa CM amid Covid-19 spike
Panaji, July 5 (IANS) Amid a recent surge in Covid-19 cases in Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Sunday urged people to stop visiting friends and neighbours and unnecessary social interaction, in order to stem the record spike in cases.
2020-07-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Goa NCP chief's councillor brother dies of Covid-19
Panaji, July 5 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party's Goa unit president and former minister Jose Phillip D'Souza's elder brother Pascoal died at the designated Covid-19 hospital here on Sunday.
2020-07-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
No tourist tested Covid-19 positive: Goa Health Secretary
Panaji, July 4 (IANS) Two days after the resumption of tourism activity in the state, Goa Health Secretary Nila Mohanan, here on Saturday, said no visiting tourists had tested positive for coronavirus.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Goa minister lauds Kerala's Covid-19 management practices
Panaji, July 4 (IANS) Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Saturday lauded the Kerala government for implementing some of the best practices in Covid-19 management, even as he announced a blood plasma collection drive in the state from patients who have recovered from the viral infection.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Goa sarpanch, others booked in PMLA case; property seized: ED
Panaji, July 3 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Friday attached a property worth Rs 3.19 crore in North Goa's Socorro village, following a money laundering probe which has revealed that village sarpanch Sandeep Vazarkar and others had allegedly acquired land measuring nearly 8,000 sq mt illegally, a statement issued by the agency said.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa Police mulling online registration of complaints
Panaji, July 3 (IANS) Goa Police is considering the options of complaint boxes or online registration of complaints by the public in view of restrictions forced by the coronavirus pandemic, newly-appointed state DGP Mukesh Kumar Meena said on Friday.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Goa body opposes cutting of 50,000 trees for central projects
Panaji, July 3 (IANS) Goa's travel and tourism industry stakeholders have oppposed the proposed felling of nearly 50,000 trees in two protected forests areas in the state to make way for three central projects.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Goa curtails Assembly meet; MLAs bat for virtual session (Ld)
Panaji, July 3 (IANS) The upcoming 11-day Goa Assembly session has been curtailed to a one-day event, in view of the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the state, Speaker Rajesh Patnekar said on Friday.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Meena Kumar Meena takes over as Goa DGP
Panaji, July 3 (IANS) Mukesh Kumar Meena, a 1989 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, took over as the new Director General of Police (DGP) of Goa on Friday.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security
Goa may curtail Assembly meet; MLAs bat for virtual session
Panaji, July 3 (IANS) The 11-day Goa Assembly session may be curtailed to a one-day event, in view of the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the state, Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat said on Friday, after an all-party meeting with Speaker Rajesh Patnekar at the state legislative Assembly complex.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Only tourists with reservations in safe hotels allowed in Goa
Panaji, July 3 (IANS) Tourists visiting Goa will be allowed into the state with only pre-booking hotel stays in registered hotels, which have the "highest safety and hygiene standards", a new advisory issued by the state Tourism Ministry has said.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Goa reports highest single-day spike of 95 Covid cases
Panaji, July 3 (IANS) Goa witnessed its highest single-day spike in the number of Covid-19 cases on Thursday with 95 persons testing positive, taking the tally of active cases in the state to 744, according to state Health Ministry data.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Goa Speaker urges MLAs to undergo Covid test ahead of session (Ld)
Panaji, July 2 (IANS) 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 for the virus.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Goa hotels await SOP, govt guidelines on reopening
Panaji, July 2 (IANS) The Goa travel and tourism industry on Thursday welcomed the state government decision to open the tourism sector, even as hoteliers continued to await government guidelines and SOPs.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa Speaker urges MLAs to undergo Covid test ahead of session
Panaji, July 2 (IANS) 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.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Post Unlock 2.0, new SOPs for Goa soon: CM
Panaji, July 1 (IANS) The Goa government will be issuing new post Unlock 2.0 SOPs for the state soon, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Goa BJP MLA tests Covid-19 positive
Panaji, June 30 (IANS) A BJP MLA in Goa has tested positive for Covid-19 and has been admitted to a state-run facility, his office said on Tuesday.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Goa woman duped of Rs 12.77 lakh, 2 held in Rajasthan
Panaji, June 30 (IANS) The Goa Police Cyber Crime Cell on Tuesday arrested two persons from Rajasthan for 'vishing' a woman and fraudulently withdrawing Rs 12.77 lakh from her bank account.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa may allow bars to function from July 1: Minister
Panaji, June 30 (IANS) The Goa government is likely to allow opening of bars in restaurants from July 1.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Extension in free ration till November a gift to 80 cr Indians: Goa CM
Panaji, June 30 (IANS) 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.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa Oppn demands longer monsoon session to discuss budget
Panaji, June 30 (IANS) 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.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Not wearing mask may yield prison term: Goa CM
Panaji, June 29 (IANS) The Goa government is mulling imprisonment for persons not wearing masks and for not following social distancing norms, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Monday.
2020-06-29
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
24 active Covid cases in Goa CM's constituency
Panaji, June 29 (IANS) Even as the number of active Covid-19 cases in Chief Minister Pramod Sawant's Assembly constituency Sanquelim reached 24 on Monday, Sawant said that the state Health Ministry has increased the frequency of swab-testing in areas where cases had surfaced.
2020-06-29
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Centre profiteering from increased fuel prices: Goa Congress
Panaji, June 29 (IANS) 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.
2020-06-29
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Politics
'Mosques in Goa's safe zone may open from July 1, but with precautions'
Panaji, June 27 (IANS) 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.
2020-06-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Goa records biggest spike as 89 test Covid-19 positive
Panaji, June 27 (IANS) 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.
2020-06-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Goa Assembly monsoon session set to begin on July 27
Panaji, June 27 (IANS) Goa Governor Satya Pal Malik on Saturday formally summoned the monsoon session of the state Legislative Assembly for 10 days, starting from July 27.
2020-06-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa industries allowed 12-hr shifts amid labour shortage: CM
Panaji, June 26 (IANS) 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 businesses.
2020-06-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
ISL: Lenny Rodrigues pens two-year extension with FC Goa
Panaji, June 25 (IANS) After having helped Indian Super League side FC Goa to two trophies in as many seasons, the club on Thursday announced that seasoned midfielder Lenny Rodrigues has penned a two-year extension with the outfit.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
Farmers not confident of earning as much as govt peons: Goa CM
Panaji, June 25 (IANS) Ruing the pitiable condition of the state's agriculture sector, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday said that farmers in Goa are not even confident of earning as much as a government peon, by investing in agriculture.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa tourism body writes to Centre against felling of trees
Panaji, June 25 (IANS) 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 government goes ahead with multiple projects in and around the state's wildlife sanctuaries.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Environment/Wildlife
Crackdown on mask, social distance violations: Goa CM to police
Panaji, June 25 (IANS) 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.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Pregnant women banned from film shoots in Goa: SOPs
Panaji, June 25 (IANS) 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 state.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Goa teachers slam CM's decision to attend school amid pandemic
Panaji, June 24 (IANS) 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 upswing.
2020-06-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Politics
Covid-19: Goa Churches to re-open on a note of caution
Panaji, June 24 (IANS) 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.
2020-06-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Allow bars in restaurants to open, Goa hoteliers tell CM
Panaji, June 24 (IANS) Resumption of bars attached to restaurants, extending the 9 p.m. curfew by two hours and opening of all restaurants by July 1 are some of the key demands made by the state's hoteliers to Chief Minister Pramod Sawant.
2020-06-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Decision on tourism resumption in eight days: Goa CM
Panaji, June 24 (IANS) The Goa government is likely to take key decision on the resumption of tourism activity in the state with the next eight days, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday.
2020-06-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Without Mukherjee, Assam, Bengal would be in Pakistan: Goa ex-Speaker
Panaji, June 23 (IANS) Had Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Dr Syama Prasad Mukherjee not resisted, Assam and undivided Punjab and Bengal would have been handed over to Pakistan during the Partition, former Goa Assembly Speaker Rajendra Arlekar said on Tuesday.
2020-06-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
All patients in Covid hospital are stable: Goa CM
Panaji, June 23 (IANS) All persons admitted to Covid-19 hospital are currently stable, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday, even as the state recorded the second Covid-19 death late on Monday.
2020-06-23
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
In talks with DD, private channels for distance education: Goa CM
Panaji, June 22 (IANS) With the number of active Covid-19 cases continuing to rise in Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Monday that the state Education Department is in talks with Doordarshan and other private channel platforms for conducting distance teaching modules for school students.
2020-06-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Education
Women barred from temple pond in Goa beach village
Panaji, June 22 (IANS) A temple in the coastal village of Arambol in North Goa, which is a popular beach destination for Russian tourists, has banned the presence of women and drinking of alcohol near a pond, claiming religious rites are performed at the site.
2020-06-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Religion
Goa may drop China consultancy firm from bridge project
Panaji, June 22 (IANS) The Goa government may drop a Chinese consultancy firm from its team building Rs 1,400 crore eight-lane bridge across the Zuari river in South Goa in view of the military standoff between India and China in Ladakh.
2020-06-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
'GST e-filing may hamper, if Chinese hardware can't be procured'
Panaji, June 22 (IANS) The country's Goods and Service Tax e-platform may face serious issues, if India is unable to procure electronic hardware equipment from China, Goa's Transport Minister and the state's official representative in the GST Council Mauvin Godinho said on Monday.
2020-06-22
Category: India, Goa,Business/Economy