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ESG has met most of our demands: FFFG

PANAJI: The Federation of Film Fraternity of Goa (FFFG) has welcomed the decision of the general body of the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) to pass a total budget of Rs 34.86 crore for 2012-13, with three-time enhancement as compared to its previous budget.

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Ramzan fasting month begins today

PANAJI: With the sighting of the moon, which ushered in the holy month of Ramzan or Ramadan – the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims across the state would begin fasting from Sunday for a month.

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5 held at Dabolim airport with fake passports

VASCO: Barely 24 hours after arresting a man trying to board a Kuwait-bound plane without a valid passport, the CID Immigration Cell at the Dabolim airport has foiled a bid of five persons including three women to board an Air Arabia flight on fake passports in the wee hours of Saturday.

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Theft victims lose faith in police machinery

PANAJI: With a rise in number of thefts in Goa and a low detection rate in the recent past, people seem to have lost faith in police machinery. Many victims claim that the police force lacks the wherewithal to detect theft cases but some have also doubted credibility of police force.

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Govt threatens to withdraw apex bank status to GSCB

PANAJI: Stating that the government would not hesitate to withdraw the apex bank status granted to the Goa State Co-operative Bank in case the co-operators failed to elect reputed people on its board, the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar went on to add that his only interest was to safeguard the interest of the Goans who have invested in the bank.

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Crime detection rate has gone up by 25%: CM

PANAJI:  Stating that even though the state crime rate has technically not reduced, the crime detection rate has gone up by 25 per cent during the ongoing year, the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar on Friday said the morale of the police force which had sunk low, is now slowly rising.

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