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26 deaths in Goa hospital, Health Minister says CM ‘misguided’
Wed, May 12, 2021

Health Minister Vishwajit Rane called for a High Court probe into the deaths at Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH).

Goa prescribes Ivermectin for all above 18 irrespective of symptoms
Tue, May 11, 2021

The government’s decision to administer the anthelmintic drug to the entire population comes at a time its vaccination program for the 18-44 age group is yet to take off and is expected to start only by the third week of May.

Explained: What’s allowed in Goa’s ‘stricter-than-lockdown’ curfew
Tue, May 11, 2021

The Goa government has announced a state-wide curfew from 7 am on May 9 to 7 am on May 24 as Covid-19 infections saw an over ten-fold rise in a month.

HC to Goa: Do not allow entry without Covid negative report from May 10
Fri, May 07, 2021

The court also said, “…we see no justification in the State of Goa not insisting upon a negativity certificate from persons who seek entry into Goa at this crucial juncture when reports indicate that the positivity rate in Goa is as high as 52%.”

Scarred once, migrant workers in Goa leave for home after lockdown announced
Mon, May 03, 2021

On Wednesday evening, hundreds had gathered at the station to board the Vasco-Patna Express that departed at 7 pm from South Goa.

Explained: Why an SC-appointed panel has red-flagged Goa infra projects
Fri, Apr 30, 2021

The double-tracking railway line project will “destroy the fragile eco-system of the Western Ghats”, the SC-appointed panel Central Empowerment Committee said in its report of April 23.

Goa lockdown: Here’s what is allowed, what isn’t
Fri, Apr 30, 2021

The lockdown in Goa will begin at 7 pm on April 29 and will be lifted at 6 am on May 3.

Goa announces lockdown till Monday morning, industries won’t be impacted: CM Pramod Sawant
Wed, Apr 28, 2021

While a night curfew and curbs on large gatherings are already in place until April 30, the lockdown will also mean tourism activities like thronging restaurants and casinos won’t be allowed, CM Pramod Sawant said.

Goa court defers verdict in Tarun Tejpal case to May 12
Wed, Apr 28, 2021

While the Tarun Tejpal case was listed for judgment on Tuesday, the court said it would not be pronounced today and deferred it to May 12.

Lockdown crucial, else might lose 200-300 lives each day: Goa Health Minister
Wed, Apr 28, 2021

Goa reported 2,321 new Covid-19 cases and 38 related deaths on Monday.

Citing ecosystem, Supreme Court panel red-flags Goa rail project; for tweaks in power, road plans
Tue, Apr 27, 2021

These projects had been cleared by the Centre last year despite concerns being raised at various levels since they would cut through the Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary (BMWS) and the Mollem National Park (MNP) in South Goa.

Goa: Night curfew, restaurants and casinos at half capacity
Thu, Apr 22, 2021

Besides the 10 pm-6 am curfew, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said tourist attractions such as a restaurants and casinos will run at 50 per cent capacity.

Explained: Goa announces night curfew; here is what is allowed, and what isn’t
Tue, Apr 27, 2021

Citing a “sudden spike of Covid-19 in the state”, the Goa government enforced a night curfew in the state from Wednesday to April 30.

Goa: Man who ‘raped’ Brit held months after jailbreak
Sun, Apr 11, 2021

Ramachandran Yelappa (32) was nabbed in Hoskote near Bangalore after a team of officers from the Goa Police Crime Branch and the Mapusa police station scoured through Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Explained: Goa’s newly introduced Advanced Antiquities Mgmt System
Sat, Apr 10, 2021

The system that catalogues 83 antiquities at present is aimed at providing quick information about an antiquity linked to the software, saving storage space and ensuring improved preservation of the objects of historical significance.

Indian crew on Suez ship; all safe: firm
Mon, Mar 29, 2021

The mammoth 400 m-long, 200,000-tonne vessel owned by Shoei Kisen of Japan and operated by the Taiwanese firm Evergreen Marine, ran aground reportedly due to “strong winds” and a sandstorm.

Shigmo: Goa’s harvest festival, hit by Covid-19 this year
Sat, Apr 03, 2021

Shigmo, as it is called in Konkani, is a vibrant celebration full of colour, song and dance rooted in Goan culture and traditions.

Murder convict in jail for 16 yrs; SC recommends remission, but he died in December last year
Mon, Mar 22, 2021

He reportedly suffered a stroke in prison and was rushed to hospital, but could not be saved.

Goa: Fingers crossed as over 60 judges expected for March 27 event
Fri, Mar 19, 2021

In Goa, the case count is relatively low but there has been a steady uptick — 745 to 861 active cases in the past week.

Explained: Supreme Court template for State Election Commissioners
Tue, Mar 16, 2021

Supreme Court says SECs across country cannot be holding office in govt. A look at the context in Goa, and the implications

Explained: What NIO scientists mapping genomes in the Indian Ocean hope to learn
Tue, Mar 16, 2021

A team of scientists from the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) will spend the next three months traversing the course of over 10,000 nautical miles in the Indian Ocean to understand it at a cellular level.

Shiv Sena to contest 20-25 seats alone in 2022 Goa polls: Sanjay Raut
Mon, Mar 08, 2021

He said that so far, 10-15 candidates were almost finalised for the polls. Next year, he said, the party was hopeful of winning 25 seats in the 40-member assembly.

Explained: Why finalisation of draft CZMP has stoked a controversy in Goa
Tue, Mar 09, 2021

In Goa, which has a 105 km coastline, discontent has been brewing over a number of issues, including the duration to respond to the draft, re-zoning of beach areas and accommodating allegedly illegal constructions.

Goa municipal polls: HC asks state to rectify ‘gross illegalities’ in reservation of wards
Tue, Mar 02, 2021

The State Election Commission (SEC) on Monday kept elections in the five of the municipal councils at abeyance after the high court directed the director of municipal administration to carry out the reservation of the wards afresh “rectifying gross illegalities” in the reservation process.

Explained: How Goa local body polls will be conducted next month
Tue, Feb 23, 2021

The outcome of elections to the City Corporation of Panaji and 11 municipal councils Goa local body polls will be read as a signal on what will happen in the 2022 Assembly elections

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