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Pacheco may surrender before police today

PANAJI/MARGAO: Former tourism minister, Mr Francisco Xavier Pacheco is still untraceable as he failed to appear before the CID for the second day on Sunday for interrogation in the Nadia death case. However, sources indicated that he might surrender before the police on Monday.

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Pacheco resigns, police on hunt for him

PANAJI/margao: The state Tourism Minister, Mr Francisco Xavier Pacheco, who is being probed by the criminal investigating department of the state police in the death of his friend Nadia Torreado, resigned from the cabinet, skipped the probe by the police and went into hiding on Saturday, apparently to evade arrest.

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Israeli forces seize second Gaza-bound aid vessel

JERUSALEM: Israeli special forces on Saturday seized another Gaza-bound aid vessel without the repeat of the bloody violence when commandos stormed an aid boat earlier this week, leading to death of nine passengers and triggering an international condemnation of the operation.

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India granted access to David Headley

WASHINGTON: India has been given access to David Coleman Headley, Pakistani-American Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) operative who has confessed to his role in the Mumbai attacks, US National Security Advisor, Mr James Jones said on Saturday.

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NCP to stake claim for vacant cabinet berth

PANAJI: The Goa unit of the Nationalist Congress Party, which met on Saturday, under the chairmanship of its working president, Dr Carmo Pegado, decided to stake its claim for the cabinet berth left vacant by the resignation of the Minister for Tourism, Mr Francisco Xavier Pacheco.

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One dies in fire at Ponda

PONDA: One person lost life while four others suffered burn injuries when a fire broke out at a roadside hotel in Mardol, some 8 kms from Ponda city, in the wee hours of Saturday. Property to the tune of around Rs 8 lakh has been destroyed.

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