log on to thegoan.net tuesday april 13, 2021 @thegoaneveryday Facebook.com/thegoaneveryday The Goan (Playstore) 8 pages Price ` 6 PANAJI MARGAO Goa VOLume VI, No. 293 Instagram.com/thegoaneveryday RNI: GOAENG/2015/65729 Taxi solution soon, don’t jump the gun: CM the goan I network PANAJI Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday urged the striking taximen to be patient even as he asserted that issues raised by them will be resolved soon. Sawant, however, did not say what will be done to resolve the taxi imbroglio stemming from the recurring tussle Lockdown did not have much impact on Goa drug trade Sleuths conducted nearly 900 raids the goan I network PANAJI Most hospitality businesses and ancillary economic activity faced the disruptive impact of the national lockdown in the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic, but the adverse conditions seem to have had little impact if any on the illegal narcotics trade, which is widely believed to be entrenched in Goa’s tourism economy. Official police statistics reveal nearly 900 drug raids Calangute, Anjuna and Pernem police jurisdictions accounted for most of the raids in locales like Baga, Morjim, Arambol were conducted by the police and other agencies in the pandemic year accounting for over two raids a day. Calangute, Anjuna and Pernem police jurisdictions >Continued on P5 ON PAGE 3 ON PAGE 7 State requests Centre for one lakh more Covid vaccine doses Goa asks pharma firms to keep 5,000 units of Remdesivir ready AAP to contest all 40 seats in Goa on own strength: Sisodia Mamata banned from campaigning in Bengal for 24 hrs No meals on flights under 2 hours to cut Covid risk: Centre Russian vaccine Sputnik V gets nod from Indian experts between free-lancing taximen and Goa’s sole government facilitated private app-based taxi service aggregator GoaMiles. Goa’s private taxi operators have since last Friday been on strike, during which there have been several instances of violence including damage to taxi vehicles and drivers operating through GoaMiles. Sawant said, Transport Minister Mauvin Godinho is handling the issue and merely added that action will be initiated against those taking law into their hands, referring to the violence. “The taxi issue is being handled by the transport minister. Action will be taken >Continued on P5 Blast at Cuncolim unit, one dead MARGAO: The Cuncolim Industrial Estate was once again in the news on Monday after an explosion rocked a unit in the industrial estate, killing a young labourer, a native of Bihar. Though reports were do- ing the rounds that two other workers employed in the Oxygen unit also sustained injuries, the Cuncolim police said only a lone worker was injured, who later succumbed to his injuries. >> See pg 2
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