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Narrow escape for air passengers, 23 injured

KOCHI:  At least 364 passengers and crew of a Kochi-bound Emirates flight from Dubai on Sunday  had a narrow escape when the plane encountered severe turbulence over Bangalore region, injuring 23 people onboard.

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India pitches for visionary SAARC declaration

THIMPHU: Pitching for a “visionary” and “future-oriented” SAARC declaration, India on Sunday  highlighted the need for the eight-nation grouping to introspect on its 25-year-long experience and chart out a course to accelerate the momentum that has been achieved in the recent past.

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Only 27% of groundwater extracted in Goa: study

PANAJI: A study conducted by the Central Ground Water Board said that only 27 per cent of the total groundwater that is available is being extracted, even as it observed there are a few areas which are ‘stressed’ and are being closely monitored by the water resources department.

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House tax on hotels dominate Majorda gram sabha

MARGAO: The gram sabha meeting of the village panchayat of Majorda, on Sunday, approved the proposed budget for the year 2010-2011, which is estimated at Rs 71,21,000, amidst some questioning on some heads of expenditure,

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India-US naval exercise to begin tomorrow

VASCO: The ‘Malabar CY-10’ exercise between India and the US naval ships will be held in the Arabian Sea, off the coast of Goa, from April 27 to May 2, in which frontline units from both the navies will be participating.

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Decision making should not halt: Shantaram

CANACONA: In a coalition government problems are bound to be there, but on the principle that ‘the show must go on’ the government’s decision-making process should not be halted or delayed, said Mr Shantaram Naik, MP, at Shri Mallikarjun Complex, Canacona on Saturday evening.

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75-year-old dies in road mishap at Tivim

MAPUSA: 75-year-old Shankar Parmekar from Halarna, Pernem was killed in a road accident at Tivim on Saturday evening. According to the Mapusa police, the deceased who is a well known personality in theatre field was coming from Assonora to Pedem, Mapusa in connection with some drama activity.

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Lalit Modi dares BCCI to sack him

MUMBAI: Unfazed by the all-round attack on him, Mr Lalit Modi on Saturday made it clear that he will not resign as Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner and threatened to “expose some people” who tried to bring disrepute to the game.

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Goa fails to attract high-class foreign tourists

PANAJI: Though tourism has become a mainstay of the state economy over the years, it has not been able to attract high-class and high spending foreign tourists mainly because its promotion has not been very effective as compared to Kerala, its main competitor in the international arena from the country.

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