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Mexican firm ordered to clean up oil spill


August 25th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 25 (IANS/EFE) Mexican environmental authorities are demanding that state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos clean up a crude spill that occurred when a loading buoy sank nearly two ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Erosion threatens Goa’s beaches, says minister


August 1st, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 1 (IANS) Erosion threatens one-fourth of Goa's sandy beach stretches along the 105-km coastline, a minister told the state assembly Wednesday.In a written reply to the legislative assembly, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Man twice attempts suicide in Goa, arrested


July 19th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) Alert lifeguards in Goa twice prevented a 40-year-old man from committing suicide at two different beaches Wednesday and later handed him over to police.Rano Wagas from ... Read more...

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Will Timberlake accept ‘Baywatch’ film offer?


June 22nd, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 22 (IANS) Paramount is all set to adapt popular television show "Baywatch" into a movie and the producers are keen to rope in Justin Timberlake for ... Read more...

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Goa bans swimming, water sports on beaches for monsoon


June 1st, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 1 (IANS) Ahead of the coming monsoon, the Goa government Friday banned water sports along the state's 105-km coastline. It also cautioned tourists and local residents against swimming ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Kunaal Roy Kapoor to direct horror film


May 5th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) "Delhi Belly" actor Kunaal Roy Kapoor is set to go behind the camera to direct "Pool", a horror film expected to feature a slew of bikini-clad ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Garbage to be off Goa’s beaches by September


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 2 (IANS) Plastic, waste and other forms of garbage will be off Goa's beaches by September, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Wednesday."By September you won't see garbage on ... Read more...

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‘Dostana 2′ to finally roll


April 27th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Director Tarun Mansukhani has reportedly cracked the plot and finally "Dostana 2" is set to roll in the middle of the year. The film is ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Goa hosted 2.68 million tourists in 2011-12


April 24th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 24 (IANS) Goa's beaches attracted 2.68 million tourists in the 2011-12 tourist season, which began in October and is on the wane now.Speaking to reporters on the sidelines ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Clean India’ campaign to boost tourism


December 20th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The Tourism Ministry here Tuesday launched 'Clean India' campaign, after a survey conducted in some selected tourist destinations by the ministry revealed hygiene and sanitation ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Decentralise tourism in Goa: governor


December 19th, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 19 (IANS) Goa Governor K. Sankaranarayanan said Monday that the state should make efforts to decentralise tourism in order to prevent its beaches from getting dirty and overcrowded.In ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Time to unveil our own Victoria’s Secret: Indian designers


December 8th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 8 (IANS) Call it swimwear, beachwear or resort wear -- the market for this segment has so far been neglected in the country but designers feel the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Goa on terror radar, issues advisory


December 5th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 5 (IANS) Ahead of the tourist season, the Goa government Monday claimed that it had received a specific terror threat input and asked people to remain alert, especially ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Tamil Nadu seeks private investment in tourism sector


August 4th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 4 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government Thursday said it will seek private investment in the tourism sector to develop hotels and other infrastructure.Presenting the AIADMK government's first budget ... Read more...

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Sonu hopes for ‘my’ time in coming year (July 30 is Sonu Nigam’s birthday)


July 29th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Singer Sonu Nigam, who has been in the industry for almost two decades and will celebrate his 38th birthday Saturday, says his resolution is to ... Read more...

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Dog bites shark in Australia


July 22nd, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, July 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) One brave dog in Australia swam straight into a school of sharks and bit one of them. The canine’s action scared the sea monsters who fled away ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

All Goa churches soon to follow dress code


July 15th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 15 (IANS) After Goa's oldest church, other churches in the state could soon follow suit and impose a rigid dress code for tourists visiting their premises.Fr Francisco Caldeira, ... Read more...

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Soon, Goa tourist hubs on your mobile phone


June 23rd, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 23 (IANS) If you are planning that trip to Goa, you can soon quit browsing through bulky travel guides. Now, all the information on the state's beaches, heritage ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Off season? No, off to Goa for ‘raindrop tourism’ (With Image)


June 16th, 2011 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 16 (IANS) The shacks are missing, there is no water sporting activity and the beaches are much less crowded. Yet a growing number of people, especially domestic tourists, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Kite flying banned on British beach


June 10th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) Kite flying has been banned on a beach in Britain for "health and safety reasons".Anyone caught flying a kite on Bridlington's beaches could be fined up ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Beaches hit by tar balls, Goa tracking rogue vessels


May 24th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 24 (IANS) With a fresh wave of tar balls hitting Benaulim beach, the authorities say they are inching closer to the rogue vessels which have been releasing spent ... Read more...

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58 bodies washed ashore on Tunisian coastline


May 11th, 2011 - 6:35 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, May 11 (IANS) A total of 58 bodies were found washed ashore the Tunisian coastline, Xinhua quoted a media report as saying.As per the official press agency TAP, these ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Prince William, Kate in Seychelles for honeymoon


May 10th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have finally left for their honeymoon to the Seychelles, known for its beautiful beaches and tropical seas.The newly-wed royals flew ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Swedish student wins ‘beach tester’ job


May 2nd, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, May 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Swedish student has been given the ‘honor’ to test beaches around the world and report them on a blog. Asa Dejus was reportedly one of ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Smoking in public likely to be completely banned in U.S by 2020


April 23rd, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by ANI
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has speeded up its drive against smoking in public andestimates that by 2020, every state may have a ban on smoking in restaurants, bars, and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Goa asks Coast Guard to track down oil dumping ship


April 21st, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 21 (IANS) The Goa government has asked the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) to hunt down an unidentified rogue ship which dumped oil off the coast leaving several of ... Read more...

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New Zealand cancels Tsunami warning


March 12th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Mar. 12 (ANI): New Zealand's tsunami warning prompted by the Japanese quake-generated tsunami has been cancelled.A Civil Defence spokesman said that, according to scientific advice, no further tsunami threat existed for ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Japan tsunami waves reach New Zealand


March 12th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 12 (IANS) Waves from the Japanese quake-generated tsunami that lapped New Zealand Saturday peaked at about one metre, a media report said.According to the New Zealand Herald, civil ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tsunami may hit New Zealand following Japan quake


March 11th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hamilton (New Zealand), March 11 (IANS) A tsunami may hit New Zealand following the 8.9 magnitude quake that struck Japan, nearly 8,800 km away, authorities said.Civil defence authorities have been ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Weak script makes ‘Rama Rama Raghurama’ ordinary movie (Kannada Movie Review)


March 6th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Rama Rama Raghurama"; Cast: Rangayana Raghu, Doddanna, Sadhu Kokila, Shobharaj, Bullet Prakash, Lakshmi Sharma, Achyut Kumar and others; Screenplay wirter-Director: Raghu Raj; Producer: Jayanna, Rajashekhara Naidu; Composer: Hari Krishna; Camera: ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

107 whales die on New Zealand beach


February 22nd, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Stewart Island, Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) About 107 pilot whales that were stranded on a beach in New Zealand have died.48 of the mammals were euphemized and the others died naturally. Officials ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Indian drowned at New Zealand beach


February 19th, 2011 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Feb 19 (IANS) An Indian national drowned while board surfing Saturday at Ohope beach in the eastern Bay of Plenty. The 22-year-old was boogie boarding, a surface water sport, with friends ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Egypt pays $50,000 to Russian tourist for shark attack


February 15th, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Egyptian Tourism Ministry has paid $50,000 in compensation to a Russian tourist, whose hand was bitten off by a shark while swimming in the Red Sea, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sharm El Sheikh, Mubarak’s new home


February 12th, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 11 (IANS) The resort city of Sharm El Sheikh may be the new home of Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak who quit Friday, following 18 days of unrest against his ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Miami economy to get back on its feet after the recession


February 9th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Miami, Feb 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The city of Miami is widely known for its tourist attractions and beaches. What most people don’t know is that Miami has a highly diversified economy.The city ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

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