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Hilton to have 25 hotels in India by 2016


August 13th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 13 (IANS) The Hilton Worldwide, a leading global hospitality brand is aiming to create a network of 25 hotels across the country by 2016, a top company official ... Read more...

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‘Deport foreigners tending Goa bars sans work visas’


July 25th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 25 (IANS) Foreign nationals tending bars in Goa without work visas should be deported, a BJP legislator said Wednesday.Michael Lobo, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Three engineering students drown in Arabian Sea


June 10th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Raigad (Maharashtra), June 10 (IANS) A weekend trip turned tragic for three engineering students, including a girl, who drowned off the Harihareshwar Beach on the Konkan coast here Sunday, a ... Read more...

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Pilot lands chopper on beach for ice creams


May 19th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 19 (IANS) The pilot of a British rescue helicopter made a dramatic halt on a popular beach so that its crew could buy ice creams.The airmen were spotted ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Top Maharashtra tourist destinations to get full ‘power’


April 27th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Tourists visiting prominent Maharashtra hill stations, pilgrim centres and heritage sites can look forward to a 'cool' summer this year with the state's electricity distribution company ... Read more...

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Goa to attract ocean cruise liners


April 5th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 5 (IANS) Goa could soon be a leading ocean cruise stopover, with a dedicated berth being developed at its only major port, a senior official said Thursday.Mormugao Port ... Read more...

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Poll strictures could hurt Goa’s tourism season


January 24th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 24 (IANS) The forthcoming assembly polls in Goa have put the state's tourism season in peril.A top tourism body in Goa has voiced irritation at the decision taken ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Rock Street Journal editor drowns in Goa


January 5th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 5 (IANS) Amit Saigal, founder and editor of music magazine the Rock Street Journal, drowned while swimming off a Goa beach Thursday, officials said.Saigal was swimming with his ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Sex workers rescued from Goa nightclub


December 5th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 5 (IANS) Fourteen commercial sex workers were rescued by Goa Police from a famous nightclub at the popular beach village of Calangute following a raid Monday, an official ... Read more...

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Russians top Goa casino employees, says minister


March 31st, 2011 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 31 (IANS) Russians top the number of foreigners employed in casinos, while Nepalis head the list of foreign nationals arrested in drug cases in Goa, according to home ... Read more...

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43 foreigners overstayed, 7 Nigerians missing: Goa minister


March 19th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 19 (IANS) Forty-three foreigners, including 13 Nigerians and 10 Russians, have been arrested for overstaying in Goa, while seven Nigerians have disappeared since the last one year, a ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Vision Airlines Starts Operating At Low Costs


January 18th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It is going to get a lot easier to fly in and out of Florida Panhandle. Vision Airlines recently began to offer flights from Northwest Florida ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dope on beaches: Karnataka does not want to go the Goa way


October 13th, 2010 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 13 (IANS) Karnataka does not want to go the Goa way, as far as drug abuse on its beaches is concerned, a top Karnataka tourism official told reporters here highlighting ... Read more...

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‘Maximum tourists from Britain to visit Goa this year’


October 1st, 2010 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 1 (IANS) Britain tops the list of countries sending tourists by charter flights to Goa this year, an industry official said Friday.According to the Travel and Tourism Association of ... Read more...

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‘Garbage threatens to ruin Goa’s tourism party’


October 1st, 2010 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 1 (IANS) Stinking heaps of garbage are threatening to ruin Goa's tourism party in the land of sun, sea and sand this year, an industry spokesperson said Friday."After the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Four properties owned by Russian nationals confiscated


September 7th, 2010 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 6 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) Monday confiscated four properties owned by foreigners, including one which was promoted by a Russian national who was being "hunted" by the Russian mafia, ... Read more...

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Tar balls, robberies mar Goa’s beach parties


September 3rd, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 3 (IANS) The run-up to Goa's tourism season, beginning next month, could not have got off to a worse start. With slimy tar balls resulting from an oil spill leaving ... Read more...

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Hilly Sikkim, sandy Goa to sell tourism together


July 14th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 14 (IANS) The hills of Sikkim can now sunbathe in Goa! To tap tourism synergies and boost business, the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) and its Sikkim counterpart have signed ... Read more...

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Goa welcomes tourism code


July 3rd, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 3 (IANS) The Goa government and the tourism industry in the state have welcomed the code of conduct for safe and honourable tourism announced by the central government earlier this ... Read more...

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Goa Congress legislator for CBI probe into drug mafia nexus (Lead)


May 28th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 28 (IANS) The Goa government Friday ruled out a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the drug mafia nexus but a ruling Congress legislator has said that the federal ... Read more...

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Maria Sharapova Beats Venus Williams At Hua Hin


January 2nd, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It seems that Maria Sharapova's plan for a brilliant start in 2010 is turning true. The original glamor lady of tennis hoped that 2010 will put ... Read more...

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Sand sculpture fest in Goa to focus on global warming


December 14th, 2009 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 14 (IANS) Goa, a popular beach tourism destination battling the effects of climate change, will host a sand art festival with global warming as its central theme, a tourism department ... Read more...

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Church-affiliated Goa group publishes anti-Israeli book


December 11th, 2009 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, Dec 11 (IANS) Portraying Israeli tourists as a bunch of promiscuous, stingy, drug addicts and peddlers, a new book published by a church-affiliated organisation in Goa is likely to ... Read more...

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Jupiter police to hold news conference on Thanksgiving murders


December 3rd, 2009 - 10:24 pm ICT by BNO News
JUPITER, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) -- Jupiter police on Thursday said they will hold a news conference to provide an update on the investigation into the killings of five people, including an unborn ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Shooting at Florida Thanksgiving gathering kills 4


November 27th, 2009 - 8:46 pm ICT by BNO News
JUPITER, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) -- Four people were dead, including a young girl, after a family member opened fire at a Thanksgiving gathering in Florida's Palm Beach County on Thursday evening, officials ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Lost ancient temple in Mediterranean Sea points to underwater ‘city’


November 2nd, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 2 (ANI): A British holidaymaker has uncovered what is believed to be a lost, ancient temple, which could be evidence of a submerged city dating back to 2nd century BC, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

We want to make Goa smoke free: Anti-tobacco group


October 3rd, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 3 (IANS) Despite its reputation as a leisurely, bohemian tourism destination, Goa has seen almost 70 percent implementation of the anti-smoking law and actions are being taken to make ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Beach erosion matter of ’serious concern’, says Goa governor


September 7th, 2009 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 7 (IANS) Goa Governor S.S. Sidhu Monday termed the beach erosion along the state's 105-km long coast as a matter of "serious concern". Inaugurating a conference on local self-government ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

ASEAN summit shies away from Thai veg fest, piercings


August 14th, 2009 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Aug 14 (DPA) The venue for the October summit of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has been shifted away from Phuket because of its conflict with the Thai island's ... Read more...

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Stinking whale carcass drives tourists off Goa beach


May 7th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 7 (IANS) The carcass of a 14-metre-long humpback whale, hastily buried by forest department officials in the popular Palolem beach in south Goa, is driving away tourists due to stench ... Read more...

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Court case blocks beached ship’s removal, says Goa government


January 27th, 2009 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 27 (IANS) In response to renewed pressure from civil society groups to remove the cargo ship which ran aground off the popular Candolim beach eight years ago, the Goa tourism ... Read more...

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Goa officials warn of environmental consequences from beached ship


January 23rd, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 23 (IANS) On the heels of a warning issued by the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) about the steady erosion of Goa's most popular beach due to the presence of ... Read more...

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Beached ship could erode popular beach stretch in Goa


January 22nd, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 22 (IANS) Run aground on a stormy night eight years ago at the picturesque Sinquerim beach, the precariously placed MV River Princess is now threatening to erode Goa's most well-known ... Read more...

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Asean summit to be held in Thailand’s Hua Hin city


January 7th, 2009 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Jan 7 (Xinhua) Thailand's Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva Wednesday announced that the 14th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) will be held in Hua Hin town and not ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Goa police yet to clarify on Dutch tourist’s charges


January 5th, 2009 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 5 (IANS) A Dutch woman has alleged that she was drugged, robbed and raped on a Goa beach but the police were not registering her complaint. An unsigned police press ... Read more...

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