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One tests positive, nine cured; Goa Covid-19 tally 31
Panaji, May 27 (IANS) One person tested positive for coronavirus in Goa on Wednesday, while nine others admitted to the designated Covid-19 hospitals were cured, Goa Health Secretary Nila Mohanan said on Wednesday.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Goa to issue self-generating transit pass for inter-state travel
Panaji, May 26 (IANS) Inter-state travel to Goa may get simpler from Tuesday, with the state government providing for a self-generating transit pass for prospective travellers, instead of the clearance by the office of the respective District Collector which was earlier mandatory.
2020-05-26
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Tourists should not travel to Goa; hotels still non functional: Official
Panaji, May 25 (IANS) Goa Health Secretary Nila Mohanan on Monday advised tourists not to travel to the coastal state, on a day when 10 out of the 13 flights, which were scheduled to land at Goa's Dabolim airport, were cancelled.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Please don't come to Goa, urges CM, says hotels shut
Panaji, May 24 (IANS) Nearly 4,000 persons are expected to arrive in Goa on Monday, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said, while also urging tourists not to travel to Goa, with hotels in the state still shut due to the lockdown.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Need better vaccination in Western Ghats to combat 'monkey fever': Study
Panaji, May 21 (IANS) While the country battles against the onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic, a study conducted by a team of medical professionals from Maharashtra and Goa has underlined the need for a comprehensive approach to tackle another seasonal viral outbreak of KFD or 'monkey disease', which, like Covid-19, has no specific treatment yet.
2020-05-21
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Are school exams permitted in Lockdown 4.0, HC bench asks MHA
Panaji, May 19 (IANS) The Bombay High Court bench in Goa on Tuesday asked the Union Ministry of Home Affairs if the new Lockdown 4.0 guidelines bar states from conducting school examinations.
2020-05-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
300 Goan seafarers to be repatriated from Italy
Panaji, May 19 (IANS) Around 300 Goan seafarers stranded in Italy on account of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, will be flown in to Goa's Dabolim international airport on two special flights on Wednesday, an official said.
2020-05-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
Goa CM urged to emulate Punjab, UP model for SSC exams (Ld)
Panaji, May 18 (IANS) The opposition in Goa on Monday urged Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to emulate the model adopted by Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh to allot scores to Class X students, based on previous academic year's performance, instead of forcing them to appear in examinations amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-05-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Education
Goa CM urged to emulate Punjab, UP model for SSC exams
Panaji, May 18 (IANS) The opposition in Goa urged Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, here on Monday, to emulate the model adopted by Punjab, Chhattisgarh and UP to allot scores to Class X students, based on previous academic year's performance, instead of forcing them to appear in examinations amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-05-18
Category: India, Goa,National,Education
MHA okays evacuation of 414 stranded seafarers from Italy to Goa
Panaji, May 16 (IANS) More than 400 Indian seafarers, many of them Goa residents, have been tentatively cleared by the Ministry of Home Affairs to be flown from Italy to Goa on May 20.
2020-05-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
ED busts housing scam in Goa, seizes 72 properties
Panaji, May 16 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate has attached 56 flats and 16 villas at a real estate project in South Goa and bank accounts of the promoters in connection with a money laundering probe, according to the ED here on Saturday.
2020-05-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 more who returned from Bengal test positive: Goa Minister
Panaji, May 16 (IANS) Three persons out of seven who had returned to Goa on Friday, after visiting West Bengal's South 24 Pargana district, have tested positive for Covid-19, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said here on Saturday, adding that a second round of tests were being carried out for reconfirmation.
2020-05-16
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
SAG targetting August to complete infra work for National Games
Panjim (Goa), May 14 (IANS) Goa hopes to complete infrastructure for the 36th National Games by August. In a mail sent to Games Technical Conduct Committee (GTCC) Chairman Mukesh Kumar, Sports Authority of Goa (SAG) Executive Director V.M. Prabhudesai said that tenders for overlay works have been "processed for internal approval, before issuing of an NIT (Notice Inviting Tender)."
2020-05-14
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Athletics
Seven test positive in rapid PCR tests; being tested again: Goa CM
Panaji, May 13 (IANS) Seven persons, including six members of a family who had travelled to Goa from Mumbai and a truck driver from Gujarat, have preliminarily tested positive for Covid-19 in the initial round of rapid tests, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday.
2020-05-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Water, power tariff hiked in Goa, Opposition slams move
Panaji, May 13 (IANS) The BJP-led coalition government in Goa on Wednesday hiked water, electricity and alcohol rates, citing the economic slowdown triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic, triggering outrage from the opposition.
2020-05-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Olive Ridley hatchlings waddle seaward, Goa CM posts video
Panaji, May 13 (IANS) If last week's video of a majestic black panther posted by Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant took the social media by storm, a short clip of Olive Ridley hatchlings on the North Goa's Morjim beach hurriedly waddling towards the sea has now gone viral too.
2020-05-13
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics,Environment/Wildlife
Financial package will spur economic growth: Goa CM
Panaji, May 12 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's push for a self-reliant India, saying the Rs 20 lakh crore special package announced by the PM would spur economic growth in India.
2020-05-12
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Drug trade in Goa down: Police
Panaji, May 10 (IANS) The COVID-19 related lockdown, combined with the mass departure of tourists and strict monitoring of borders has drastically reduced drug trade in Goa, police said on Saturday.
2020-05-10
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Migrant workers refused by Karnataka due to lack of IDs: Goa CM
Panaji, May 7 (IANS) Around 60 migrant workers heading back from Goa to their homes in Karnataka were turned away from the border by the latter's officials on Thursday, because they were not carrying any identification documents to prove they hailed from the state, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said.
2020-05-07
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Kamat meets Guv on Goan sailors issue
Panaji, May 6 (IANS) Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat on Wednesday met Goa Governor Satya Pal Malik and sought his intervention to allow Goan sailors on board two cruiseliners anchored at Mumbai port for several weeks to disembark.
2020-05-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Silver casket with St Xavier's remains needs repairs: Goa Church
Panaji, May 4 (IANS) The Church in Goa, with help from the the state government, is planning to send an ornate 17th century silver casket holding the 'relics', or the remains, of Spanish saint Francis Xavier to Italy for restoration.
2020-05-04
Category: India, Goa,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
No mask, no booze in Goa as liquor stores open from Monday
Panaji, May 3 (IANS) Wearing of masks is mandatory in order to buy alcohol from retail and wholesale stores in Goa, which are scheduled to open for the first time since the Covid-19 lockdown which began on March 22 in the coastal state.
2020-05-03
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Navy chopper showers rose petals on Goa health workers
Panaji, May 3 (IANS) An Indian Navy chopper showered rose petals over health workers, especially frontline staff at the Goa Medical College, the state's biggest hospital and a quarantine facility for Covid-19 patients, as part of a nationwide drive by the country's armed forces to show solidarity with the Covid-19 medical staff.
2020-05-03
Category: India, Goa,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Goa will welcome tourists soon, subject to MHA guidelines: CM
Panaji, May 2 (IANS) Goa will open its doors to tourists once the nationwide lockdown ends on May 17, provided central government guidelines permit, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Saturday.
2020-05-02
Category: India, Goa,National,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Politics
Goa woman booked, held on charge of assaulting Nepali national
Panaji, April 25 (IANS) A Goa woman was booked and arrested on charge of assaulting another woman, who was later identified as a Nepal national.
2020-04-25
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
AYUSH Minister meets Jaishankar over evacuation of seafarers
Panaji, April 20 (IANS) Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Naik on Monday met Union Minister for External Affairs S. Jaishankar in Delhi to discuss evacuation of thousands of seafarers, including around 8,000 Goan sailors, stranded across the world.
2020-04-20
Category: India, Goa,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Goa IMA welcomes mandatory use of masks in public from April 20
Panaji, April 19 (IANS) The Goa chapter of Indian Medical Association on Sunday welcomed the state's decision to make wearing of face masks compulsory in the outdoors from April 20, when the central government is likely to relax some lockdown norms.
2020-04-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Wearing masks compulsory in Goa from April 20
Panaji, April 17 (IANS) Wearing masks in public places will be made mandatory from April 20, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday, adding that all government offices would also be equipped with thermals guns in a bid to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-04-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Goa's Covid-19 tally now falls to one: Health Minister
Panaji, April 15 (IANS) With one more patient admitted to the state's designated Covid-19 hospital testing negative late on Wednesday, Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said that the count of positive patients in the state had come down to one.
2020-04-15
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Russian rescued from flooding beach cave by Goa lifeguards
Panaji, April 9 (IANS) Lifeguards in Goa on Thursday rescued a middle-aged Russian from a beach cave near Keri beach, amid the 21-day lockdown imposed in the state in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Goa refuses to let cruise liner enter Mormugao port
Panaji, April 9 (IANS) Citing the Centre's guidelines on quarantining of seafarers, the Goa government, here on Thursday, refused to allow a cruise liner with 600 crew -- 100 of them Goans -- to enter the Mormugao Port, Ports Minister Michael Lobo said.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Goa,National
#9pm9Minutes: Unity key to fight COVID-19, says Goa CM
Panaji, April 5 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and his family posed with lamps as part of the #9PM9Minutes programme announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as a means to encourage heathcare professionals in the battle against COVID-19.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Goa,National
Of 46, only 8 Tablighi members attended Nizaumddin Markaz: Goa CM
Panaji, April 4 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday said, that only eight out of the 46 members of the Tablighi Jamaat who are currently quarantined in Goa, have attended religious events in Nizamuddin -- a COVID-19 hotspot -- in the national capital, where the virus was reportedly transmitted to dozens of other participants.
2020-04-04
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine
Goa hotel shut down, staff quarantined for hosting COVID-19 patient
Panaji, April 3 (IANS) The North Goa district administration on Friday shut down a hotel near Panaji, after it was revealed that the state's sixth COVID-19 positive person had checked into it after his return from Mozambique via Mumbai last month.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Goa,National
2 Goa positive patients show negative after new tests
Panaji, April 2 (IANS) Two of the five patients who had tested COVID-19 positive have now tested negative, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Thursday.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Goa,National
48 COVID-19 suspects test negative: Goa Minister
Panaji, April 2 (IANS) Forty eight suspected COVID-19 samples sent by the Goa Health Department to the National Institute of Virology in Pune earlier this week have rested negative, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Thursday.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Goa,National
COVID-19: Goa hotels overcharging stranded guests to lose licence
Panaji, April 1 (IANS) Hotels and guesthouses in Goa will lose their licences to operate if they overcharge or force guests and employees stranded in the facilities on account of lockdown in wake of the COVID-19 crisis to vacate, according to the Director of Tourism Menino D'Souza.
2020-04-01
Category: India, Goa,National
COVID-19: Doctors above 60 years, should avoid OPD services: Goa IMA
Panaji, March 31 (IANS) Doctors in Goa above the age of 60 years have been urged not to treat patients in private out-patient departments (OPD), the Goa chapter of the Indian Medical Association has urged on Tuesday, even as the state government urged private practitioners to resume practice and start operating clinics and hospitals to prevent stress on government health infrastructure.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Goa,National
Passengers who flew in Vistara on March 22 on notice
Panaji, March 30 (IANS) In a public appeal, the state Directorate of Health Services on Monday said, that those who travelled on a Vistara flight from Mumbai to Goa on March 22, which incidentally carried a COVID-19 positive patient, should report to the health authorities without delay.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Goa,National
South Goa administration ropes in Zomato for food delivery
Panaji, March 28 (IANS) The South Goa district administration on Saturday roped in food delivery service Zomato to deliver takeaway foods in Margao town and nearby areas.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Goa,National
Janata Curfew: Re-look paid holiday notification, Goa industry
Panaji, March 23 (IANS) Goa's business and industry captains have urged Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to take a re-look at his decision to notify the duration of the extended Janata Curfew as a 'paid holiday'.
2020-03-23
Category: India, Goa,National
Gpa may extend 'janata curfew' by two days: CM
Panaji, March 22 (IANS) Roads and public spaces in Goa wore a deserted look on Sunday, in view of the 'janata curfew' announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, even as Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the state government might extend the curfew by two more days.
2020-03-22
Category: India, Goa,National
With Goa closing borders, holidaying tourists rush to exit
Panaji, March 21 (IANS) Following Goa government's decision to shut down its borders for incoming passengers and tourists, the few remaining tourists who were already in Goa rushed out of the state, especially by train, on Saturday, as Maharashtra and Karnataka put travel curbs on their road borders.
2020-03-21
Category: India, Goa,National
Goa imposes Section 144 to crackdown on circulation of rumours
Panaji, March 21 (IANS) The Goa government on Saturday imposed section 144 CrPC in both districts of the state to prohibit movement of more than four persons together, as a precautionary measure in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-03-21
Category: India, Goa,National
Goa CM accepts Irani's #SafeHandsChallenge, nominates Fadnavis
Panaji, March 19 (IANS) Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday accepted the #SafeHandsChallenge, a social media awareness campaign to promote precautionary measures against COVID-19, thrown to him by Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani.
2020-03-19
Category: India, Goa,National
ISL: Expectations and the art of living up to them for FC Goa
Panaji, March 18 (IANS) FC Goa will be the first team to play in the AFC Champions League group stage after they finished on top of the league standings in the Indian Super League season.
2020-03-18
Category: India, Goa,Sports,Football
'Tracing 26 pax who travelled in March 9 Dubai-Goa-Bengaluru'
Panaji, March 17 (IANS) The Goa government is trying to trace 26 passengers who alighted in Goa, from a Dubai-Goa-Bengaluru flight on March 9, in which a 67-year-old lady passenger, who was also onboard, subsequently tested positive for coronavirus in the Karnataka capital.
2020-03-17
Category: India, Goa,National
Goa may close down road borders with M'rashtra, K'taka
Panaji, March 17 (IANS) The Goa government is contemplating closing down of the state's road borders in order to prevent tourists incoming from Maharashtra and Karnataka into the state amid the coronavirus pandemic, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Tuesday.
2020-03-17
Category: India, Goa,National
Winning booth in ZP polls, true tribute to Parrikar: Goa BJP chief
Panaji, March 17 (IANS) Winning your polling booth in the upcoming March 22 Zilla Panchayat polls, would be a true tribute to former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, state BJP chief Sadanand Shet Tanavde told party workers on the occasion of the former Defence Minister's first death anniversary on Tuesday.
2020-03-17
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
Goa shuts down wildlife sanctuaries, zoo till March 31
Panaji, March 16 (IANS) In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Goa government on Monday closed down all wildlife sanctuaries and the state's only zoo and national park as a precautionary measure.
2020-03-16
Category: India, Goa,National