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Trainers demonstrating the ‘actions’ of the nursery rhyme to help students understand social distancing etiquette.(Handout)

Now a modified nursery rhyme helps school students learn social distancing in Goa

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2020 12:32 PM IST
Even as society struggles with the demands of and the need to maintain social distancing, a modified nursery rhyme set to the tune of the popular ‘Ringa-Ringa-Roses’ is helping young students in schools to understand the need and the importance of social etiquette and the need to maintain social distancing.
The ban covers government offices, meetings and functions including canteens located in the government offices.(PTI Photo)
The ban covers government offices, meetings and functions including canteens located in the government offices.(PTI Photo)

Goa government bans single use plastic in offices from October 2

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 11:27 PM IST
The Bill bans the manufacture, import and sale of carry bags and items made up of plastic/styrofoam such as cups, straws, lids, cutlery, cello and polyfilm, metalized film, plastic cellophane paper and such other items.
In December last year, the NGT had directed the state government to complete the work by March 31 this year. However on account of the Lok Sabha elections, the NGT had agreed to extend the time until June. (Image used for representational purpose).(Getty Images.)
In December last year, the NGT had directed the state government to complete the work by March 31 this year. However on account of the Lok Sabha elections, the NGT had agreed to extend the time until June. (Image used for representational purpose).(Getty Images.)

NGT fines Goa govt Rs 10,000 per day for failing to earmark private forests

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2019 09:26 PM IST
The National Green Tribunal had directed the Goa government to complete the process of identifying private lands which meet the criteria of forests by June 30 this year and had warned that any delay would entail costs.
When passed, the Goa Factories (Amendment) Bill, tabled by Minister for Factories and Boiler Chandrakant Kavlekar, will allow factories to call women for overnight shifts.(HT Photo)
When passed, the Goa Factories (Amendment) Bill, tabled by Minister for Factories and Boiler Chandrakant Kavlekar, will allow factories to call women for overnight shifts.(HT Photo)

Goa moves bill to allow factories to employ women for night shifts

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 11:45 PM IST
The bill will also allow the government to specify the safety requirements factory units in question should meet in order to call women to work on overnight shifts.
File photo of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra.(PTI)
File photo of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra.(PTI)

Narinder Batra writes to SAG, alleging reluctance to host National Games

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 10:08 PM IST
The Goa government had said it was not in a position to host the National Games in November this year because of lack of infrastructure.
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