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Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant on Saturday said that the rise in COVID19 cases was due to people not maintaining social distancing and not wearing masks during ganesh festival. Sawant said that before Ganesh the daily figures were between 150 to 200 but after one and half day Ganesh continuously there has been a spike of over 400. “This means that we have not adhered to social distancing mask and sanitisers that is why Corona virus is transmitting. We have to maintain social distance,” he said. He said the people have to maintain social distance and he too is doing…

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MARGAO: The Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant today said that the students, who failed to answer National Aptitude Test for Architecture (NATA) due to connectivity issue, has yet another opportunity on September 12. “Glad that the NATA exams were conducted successfully today in #Goa. Very few students who had software/connectivity issues can register themselves on https://t.co/Z05W3iAAjQ before 4th September for another test, which is to be held on 12th sept” tweeted CM NATA Exam was conducted successfully at two centres in Goa at Mice academy Margao and at Don Bosco Engineering college fatorda. 47 students appeared for exam at Mice…

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Anjuna police on Saturday arrested one UP native and seized narcotics worth Rs 6 lakhs. Bharat s/o Satish Kumar Dev, age 32 yrs, r/o At Present Monteiro Vaddo, Anjuna, Goa, n/o HNo 146, Near Gaushala Road, Prem Nagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh was found in possession 06 Kgs of narcotic drugs suspected to be Ganja W/Rs 6,00,000/- approximately, illegally which was concealed in a Grey colour  Fascino scooter no. GA-03-AJ-7720. The said illegal suspected Narcotic drugs along with other exhibits have been seized under the panchanama, after following all mandatory provisions of NDPS Act. Anjuna Police Station staff consisting of PSI…

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People of Karwar and neighbouring areas on Saturday protested at the Polem check post demanding free movement for people. The people criticized the State government for charging rs 2000 for entry into Goa despite the Centre’s guidelines of free movement of people and goods. They said that Karnataka government does not charge any such amount for testing while entering. The people questioned the motive as the essential goods like fish and vegetable vehicles are given free entry into Goa. The people said that they depend on the border areas for health and other requirements and many people also work in…

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PANJIM: Former BJP MLA Kiran Kandolkar along with his wife and daughter today have tested postive for Covid-19. “My wife , daughter and I have tested positive for corona virus rapid test. Those who have come in contact with us over the past 4 days, get yourself tested.” posted Khandolkar on his Facebook profile He said, my son Shubham, Namdev Mandrekar and driver Sachin are negative.We have opted for home quarantine.” BJP MLA Nilkanth Halarnkar, former Deputy Chief Minister Sudin Dhavalikar had also tested positive. Another BJP MLA, Clafasio Dias, who was the first MLA to test positive for Covid-19…

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PANJIM:  Goa saw its biggest one day spike in COVID19 cases with 547 new cases reported and three more deaths. As per the health bulletin the death toll has now reached 178. The confirmed cases are now 16553 and active cases are 3646. The recovered cases are 12,729. A 70 year Male from Bicholim, admitted at Goa Medical College & Hospital, expired yesterday, 30 years Male from Old Goa, admitted at Goa Medical College & Hospital, with co-morbid conditions expired today another 68 years Male from Fatorda, admitted at ESI hospital, with co-morbid conditions expired today. Out of 2823 Samples, 1942…

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The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued new guidelines today for opening up of more activities in areas outside the Containment Zones. In Unlock 4, which will come into effect from September 1, 2020, the process of phased re-opening of activities has been extended further. The new guidelines, issued today, are based on feedback received from States and UTs, and extensive consultations held with related Central Ministries and Departments. Salient features of the new guidelines Metro rail will be allowed to operate with effect from 7th September 2020 in a graded manner, by the Ministry of Housing and Urban…

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