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  • Goa CM sanctions COVID relief to affected people from unorganised sectors

    Goa CM sanctions COVID relief to affected people from unorganised sectors

    Sep 23, 2021, 11:29 AM IST

    Goa Chief Minister, Pramod Sawant on September 22 distributed COVID-19 relief to marginalised and unorganised sectors and ex-gratia financial assistance to the family of the victims of coronavirus. He said, "We've started distributing Rs 2 lakh each to families with low income and who lost a family member due to COVID-19. We are also giving Rs 5,000/person who suffered a loss in their traditional business due to COVID. This will benefit nearly 50,000 people."

  • Travel and tourism sector in Goa struggle for revival after ease in COVID restrictions

    Travel and tourism sector in Goa struggle for revival after ease in COVID restrictions

    Aug 13, 2021, 11:20 AM IST

    Travel and tourism sector in Goa continues to suffer as tourist footfall remains low due to COVID pandemic. Goa Ports Minister, Michael Lobo said, "Tourists are visiting Goa with RT-PCR negative certificates. We welcome them but they have to wear mask and follow COVID protocols. We have to be careful and understand that it's a pandemic. Resorts have reopened but getting very few customers."

  • Sreedharan Pillai sworn-in as Goa Governor

    Sreedharan Pillai sworn-in as Goa Governor

    Jul 15, 2021, 06:59 PM IST

    Former Mizoram Governor PS Sreedharan Pillai on July 15 took oath as the new Governor of Goa.

  • COIVD: Bars, restaurants in Goa reopens with 50% capacity

    COIVD: Bars, restaurants in Goa reopens with 50% capacity

    Jul 06, 2021, 11:23 AM IST

    With the cases of coronavirus dipping, the bars and restaurants in Goa reopened with 50 per cent seating capacity on July 05.

  • Lockdown in Goa from 7 pm on April 29 till May 3 morning

    Lockdown in Goa from 7 pm on April 29 till May 3 morning

    Apr 28, 2021, 03:58 PM IST

    Amid increasing number of COVID cases in Goa, state Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on April 28 imposed lockdown in the state starting from 29th April 7 pm till the morning of 3rd May.

  • Lockdown not a solution: Goa CM

    Lockdown not a solution: Goa CM

    Apr 14, 2021, 09:24 PM IST

    Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on rising cases of coronavirus in the state said that lockdown is not a solution as it will stop economic activity.

  • We have won Municipal elections, will also win next assembly elections: Goa CM

    We have won Municipal elections, will also win next assembly elections: Goa CM

    Mar 23, 2021, 07:52 AM IST

    Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that they have won the 2021 Municipal elections and will also win the next assembly elections with full majority.

  • Vintage and Classic Car drive organised in Goa

    Vintage and Classic Car drive organised in Goa's Panaji

    Mar 22, 2021, 06:33 AM IST

    Goa Vintage and Classic Vehicles Club organised the Palace to Palace Vintage and Classic Car Drive on March 21 in Panaji. Over 50 vintage, classic and Indian heritage cars participated in one of its kind heritage drive. The event flagged off from Adil Shah Palace to Rauraje Deshprabhu Royal Palace in Pernem.

  • Elders appeal citizens above 60 yrs, 45+ with comorbidities to get vaccinated in Panaji

    Elders appeal citizens above 60 yrs, 45+ with comorbidities to get vaccinated in Panaji

    Mar 02, 2021, 10:06 AM IST

    India's COVID-19 vaccination drive entered its second phase on March 1. The second phase of vaccination drive began in Goa's Panaji with the arrival of large numbers of senior citizens. They appealed all the citizens above 60 years of age to get themselves vaccinated. The program of 2nd phase has been expanded to include all citizens above 60 years of age and 45+ with comorbidities. Also, the Co-WIN digital platform has been upgraded to its next version and private hospitals included to expand the vaccination coverage. While speaking to ANI, the health official of Panaji Urban Health Centre, "People above 45 years with comorbid conditions have to submit medical certificate. Past COVID-19 positive individuals have to wait for 3 months to get vaccinated."

  • 51st IFFI kick starts with enthralling cultural performances

    51st IFFI kick starts with enthralling cultural performances

    Jan 17, 2021, 10:25 AM IST

    Union Minister Prakash Javadekar and Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant attended the International Film Festival of India opening ceremony on January 16. Actor Kiccha Sudeep was the Chief Guest at IFFI opening ceremony. Actor Tisca Chopra hosted the IFFI-51 Opening Ceremony. Actor, Director and Producer Biswajit Chatterjee crowned as Indian Personality of the Year. More than 200 films screened during the film festival. IFFI is one of the oldest and most significant film festivals in Asia.

  • 'Shripad Naik is in stable condition': Rajnath Singh

    Jan 12, 2021, 06:03 PM IST

    Speaking on the health condition of Union Minister of State for AYUSH, Shripad Naik, who met with an accident on January 11, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on January 12, informed mediapersons that his condition is stable, and as per doctors, he doesn't seem to be in any danger as of now.

  • Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi arrive in Panaji

    Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi arrive in Panaji

    Nov 20, 2020, 04:02 PM IST

    Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi arrive in Panaji. Doctors had earlier advised Sonia Gandhi to spend time in a less polluted place.

  • Diwali 2020: Locals burn effigy of

    Diwali 2020: Locals burn effigy of 'Narakasura' in Panaji

    Nov 14, 2020, 11:45 AM IST

    Effigy of 'Narakasura' was burnt in Panaji ahead of Diwali celebrations. The effigy was burnt as part of Naraka Chaturdashi which is also known as 'Choti Diwali.'

  • Sunburn fest amid COVID-19:

    Sunburn fest amid COVID-19: 'Necessary to have stringent SOPs', informs Goa Health Minister

    Nov 07, 2020, 08:34 AM IST

    Addressing a press conference in Panaji on November 06, Goa Health Minister, Vishwajit Rane spoke on Sunburn festival.

  • Goa CM Sawant inaugurates Automatic Tray Retrieval Systems at Goa Airport

    Goa CM Sawant inaugurates Automatic Tray Retrieval Systems at Goa Airport

    Oct 01, 2020, 06:20 PM IST

    Panaji, Goa, Pramod Sawant, Chief Minister, Automatic Tray Retrieval Systems, Goa Airport, Social Distancing, COVID-19

  • Unlock 4.0: Bars and restaurants reopen in Goa

    Unlock 4.0: Bars and restaurants reopen in Goa

    Sep 01, 2020, 07:01 PM IST

    Bars and restaurants in Goa resumed their services from September 01 under Unlock 4. Eateries have been mandated to follow MHA guidelines.

  • Unlock 4.0: Bars and restaurants reopen in Goa

    Unlock 4.0: Bars and restaurants reopen in Goa

    Sep 01, 2020, 06:53 PM IST

    Bars and restaurants in Goa resumed their services from September 01 under Unlock 4. Eateries have been mandated to follow MHA guidelines.

  • Trying to provide best treatment possible, reviewing situation: Goa CM on Shripad Naik

    Trying to provide best treatment possible, reviewing situation: Goa CM on Shripad Naik's health condition

    Aug 24, 2020, 06:38 PM IST

    Goa Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant informed about the Union Minister of state for AYUSH (independent charge) and Defence Shripad Naik's health condition.

  • COVID-19: Goa observes complete lockdown

    COVID-19: Goa observes complete lockdown

    Jul 17, 2020, 01:07 PM IST

    Streets in Goa's Panaji wore a deserted look on July 17. The state observed lockdown in view of rising cases of COVID-19.

  • Goa reopens for domestic tourists

    Goa reopens for domestic tourists

    Jul 02, 2020, 08:47 PM IST

    The coastal state of Goa has reopened its doors for domestic tourists amid the COVID-19 pandemic.