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‘Online puja, ban on visit of priests’: Goa issues norms for Ganesh Chaturthi 

Officials, however, said that public festivities may be allowed by local bodies on a case-to-case basis in adherence to Covid-19 protocols. 
The immersion ceremony of Ganesh idols will happen in a staggered manner between 5pm and 10pm, the SOP said.
The immersion ceremony of Ganesh idols will happen in a staggered manner between 5pm and 10pm, the SOP said.
Published on Sep 07, 2021 11:50 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Goa Public Service Commission notifies 15 vacancies, Apply online

  • Goa Public Service Commission (GPSC) has invited applications to fill a total of 15 vacancies in Directorate of Higher Education, Labour Department, Public Health Department, Personnel Department and Directorate of Technical Education.
Goa Public Service Commission notifies 15 vacancies, Apply online(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Goa Public Service Commission notifies 15 vacancies, Apply online(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 10, 2021 04:49 PM IST
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Goa under Covid-19 lockdown till June 14: All you need to know

Covid-19 lockdown in Goa: The state recorded 418 fresh cases of coronavirus and 13 new deaths due to the disease on Monday.
Goa CM Pramod Sawant said essential shops will be allowed to remain open from 7am to 3pm during the Covid-19 lockdown.(AP)
Goa CM Pramod Sawant said essential shops will be allowed to remain open from 7am to 3pm during the Covid-19 lockdown.(AP)
Published on Jun 08, 2021 03:23 PM IST
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Written by Prashasti Singh | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Goa govt to move HC against Tarun Tejpal's acquittal in 2013 sexual assault case

  • Goa government to move High Court against Tarun Tejpal's acquittal in 2013 sexual assault case
Tarun Tejpal, the 50-year-old founder and editor-in-chief of India's leading investigative magazine Tehelka, speaks with the media upon his arrival at the airport on his way to Goa, in New Delhi in this file photo from 2013. (REUTERS)
Tarun Tejpal, the 50-year-old founder and editor-in-chief of India's leading investigative magazine Tehelka, speaks with the media upon his arrival at the airport on his way to Goa, in New Delhi in this file photo from 2013. (REUTERS)
Published on May 21, 2021 01:30 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Reported by Gerard de Souza, Hindustan Times, New Delhi/ Panaji

COVID-19: Online exam for students of Class 9 and 11 in Goa

In the wake of rising COVID-19 cases in Goa, the state education department has directed the higher secondary schools and junior colleges to hold examinations for Classes 9 and 11 in online mode.
The switch to online learning meant less in-person interactions with other children and little exercise.
The switch to online learning meant less in-person interactions with other children and little exercise.
Published on Apr 10, 2021 12:55 PM IST
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Sec 144 imposed in Goa ahead of Holi, Eid, Easter in wake of rising Covid cases

The Goa government also announced earlier that the Shigmo festival parade in the state stands cancelled this year due to rising Covid-19 cases.
As many as 62,258 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours, the Union health ministry informed on Saturday.(Reuters file photo)
As many as 62,258 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours, the Union health ministry informed on Saturday.(Reuters file photo)
Published on Mar 28, 2021 07:26 AM IST
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New Covid-19 SOPs in Goa by March 27, says CM Pramod Sawant

The chief minister was responding to a calling attention motion by Independent MLA Rohan Khaunte on the rise in number of cases over the past few days.
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant. (ANI file photo)
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant. (ANI file photo)
Published on Mar 26, 2021 05:24 PM IST
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PTI | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal, Panaji

Goa govt warns of action against hotels if found flouting Covid-19 norms

"The state government will take a strict view on the functioning of restaurants, hotels and any place considered as an entertainment zone to ensure that people coming there strictly follow the coronavirus protocols," health minister Vishwajit Rane said.
Wearing a mask and maintaining social-distancing is a must for all to avoid the spread of the virus, Rane said.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)
Wearing a mask and maintaining social-distancing is a must for all to avoid the spread of the virus, Rane said.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)
Published on Mar 21, 2021 05:16 PM IST
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PTI | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal, Panaji

Goa govt earmarks 5 crore for apprenticeship training scheme

"The state government will sign MoUs with private players to provide employment to the youths from Goa under this ambitious scheme," he said.
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Feb 20, 2021 09:34 AM IST
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Free eye check-up camps to be held across state: Goa CM

Speaking at inauguration of 'Vision for All' organised by the State's Health Services, the Chief Minister said that the govt intends to provide super specialty eye treatment.
Goa Chief Minister, Dr Pramod Sawant inaugurating
Goa Chief Minister, Dr Pramod Sawant inaugurating "Vision for All" on Thursday at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao.(Twitter: @DrPramodPSawant)
Published on Feb 19, 2021 11:59 AM IST
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On Manohar Parrikar’s first death anniversary tomorrow, Goa govt plans series of programmes

Manohar Parrikar died on March 17, 2019, after a prolonged battle with cancer. He was later posthumously awarded the Padma Bhushan earlier this year.
Manohar Parrikar was Goa’ chief minister for four times, and also served as Union minister for defence.(HT File Photo)
Manohar Parrikar was Goa’ chief minister for four times, and also served as Union minister for defence.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 16, 2020 06:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza

Goa plans to pay farmers to ‘re-green’ fields to revive agriculture

The government’s belief is that the re-cultivation of the fields will help protect Goa’s age-old and naturally irrigated agricultural lands that have fed the state for many millennia, and the pleasant sight of green fields will help draw more tourists to the sunny state.
Goa’s coastal lands - also known as khazans - are a source of food for its villagers who reside in the coastal regions.(HT Photo)
Goa’s coastal lands - also known as khazans - are a source of food for its villagers who reside in the coastal regions.(HT Photo)
Published on Oct 10, 2019 02:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza

Goa Congress stakes claim to form govt, says can prove majority

With Goa CM Manohar Parrikar’s health requiring medical attention, the Congress – which is the state’s single-largest party – has smelled an opportunity and wants to aggressively push its agenda.
Goa Pradesh Congress Committee MLAs in Panaji, Goa in May 2018.(HT File Photo)
Goa Pradesh Congress Committee MLAs in Panaji, Goa in May 2018.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 18, 2018 07:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard Desouza

Goa govt’s stamp duty error on 13 mining leases led to Rs 108 cr loss: CAG

The CAG report, for the fiscal 2016-17, said that stamp duty of these 13 leases from January 5, 2015 to February 16, 2016 should have been Rs 169.72 crore, as per proper calculations, instead of Rs 66.45 crore that the state’s Directorate of Mines and Geology (DMG) collected.
Mining leases in the state were renewed in 2014 after the Supreme Court lifted a ban it had imposed in 2012 over allegations of illegal mining.(HT/Photo for representation)
Mining leases in the state were renewed in 2014 after the Supreme Court lifted a ban it had imposed in 2012 over allegations of illegal mining.(HT/Photo for representation)
Published on Aug 04, 2018 06:05 PM IST
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Highway liquor ban: Goa govt introduces cluster town concept to bypass SC order

A committee comprising cabinet colleagues was formed to provide relief to liquor outlets affected by the 2016 Supreme Court order, which banned the sale of alcohol within 500 meters of state and national highways.
Once notified as Cluster Towns, the liquor outlets falling under the specified areas will be automatically excluded from the ambit of the Supreme Court order.(Representational Photo/HT File)
Once notified as Cluster Towns, the liquor outlets falling under the specified areas will be automatically excluded from the ambit of the Supreme Court order.(Representational Photo/HT File)
Updated on Apr 04, 2018 07:35 PM IST
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