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Unclaimed luggage triggers bomb scare at Dabolim airport

VASCO: Luggage left unclaimed on a trolley opposite the entrance gate to Dabolim International Airport triggered a bomb scare on Friday evening. That the incident occurred a couple of days after the Mumbai blasts further added up to the chaos. It sent the passengers, taxi operators, airport staff, CISF personnel and local police into a tizzy.

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Immense scope for Red Cross movement in Goa: Governor

PANAJI: The Governor, Dr Shivinder Singh Sidhu on Friday emphasised the need for making Red Cross Movement a people’s movement in Goa by enlisting support of more sections of the society so that the benefit of its services and experience in humanitarian work is extended to whoever seeks and deserves it.

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Immense scope for Red Cross movement in Goa: Governor

PANAJI: The Governor, Dr Shivinder Singh Sidhu on Friday emphasised the need for making Red Cross Movement a people’s movement in Goa by enlisting support of more sections of the society so that the benefit of its services and experience in humanitarian work is extended to whoever seeks and deserves it.

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GOACAN sensitises LPG consumers about rights

MARGAO: The Goa Civic and Consumer Action Network (GOACAN) on Friday launched its ‘LPG Consumer Rights Fortnight’ at the Margao KTC bus stand. Volunteers from South Goa participated in the programme held in order to create awareness about rights of LPG consumers.

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Dog bite cases on the rise

PANAJI: Over 1,100 people in the state are bitten by stray dogs every month. Despite there being a rise in the number of dog bite cases for which the state government has to incur an estimated expenditure of over Rs 1.30 crore, concrete steps to deal with the stray dog menace appear to be still elusive.

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Complete unique identification coverage in 4 months: CM

MARGAO: The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat, on Thursday, said that Goa will be the first state in the country to be entirely covered within next four months under the ambitious unique identification (UID) project to be implemented by the department of posts, adding that 16 post offices in the state will be modernised.

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Heightened security for Vasco saptah

VASCO: In view of the terror attacks in Mumbai, the security for the celebration of Shree Damodar Bhajani Saptah in Vasco will be tightened with the installation of metal detectors and closed circuit television cameras, informed sources.

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