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For Hema, Dharmendra is king of romance (TV Snippets)


August 22nd, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Veteran actress Hema Malini opened up about her first meeting with husband-actor Dharmendra during an appearance on music reality show "Indian Idol 6".During the ... Read more...

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Hyderabad CA in command


August 8th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mysore, Aug 8 (IANS) Hyderabad Cricket Association (CA) took a commanding 307-run first innings lead over KSCA President's XI after making 585 in the Shafi Darashah Trophy cricket tournament here ... Read more...

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27 killed, 29 injured in Maharashtra accident (Roundup)


May 28th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Raigad (Maharashtra), May 28 (IANS) A total of 27 people were killed, including six children below 14 years, while on their way back from a wedding and 29 ... Read more...

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Maharashtra, Andamans, keen to follow Goa’s lifeguard force


April 27th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 27 (IANS) Goa's unique beach management and lifeguard services innovation has spurred other state governments in India to emulate the example, an official said here Friday.Coastal states like ... Read more...

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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...

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Goa cricket chief evasive over match-fixing angle


November 9th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 9 (IANS) Is there a match-fixing angle to Goa's cricket captain not accepting the challenge of scoring 130 runs in 19 overs against Maharashtra in a Ranji Trophy ... Read more...

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Goa wants slice of LGBT tourism pie


October 19th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 19 (IANS) Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transexual (LGBT) tourism might constitute the biggest slice of India's tourist pie in the near future. And Goa is eager for the ... Read more...

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Buchi Babu: Doshi, Harpreet among wickets


August 18th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Left-arm spinner Nayan Doshi (5 for 83) of Saurashtra and seamer Harpreet Singh (6 for 91) of Mumbai carried their teams to victories in the Buchi ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Goa tourism to launch Rs.20 mn global ad campaign


July 7th, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 7 (IANS) Goa tourism will undertake a Rs.20 million TV advertising blitz in around 150 countries across Europe, Africa and Asia to lure foreign tourists to Goa's beaches, ... Read more...

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With Wendell busy, Goa tourism scouts for designer to make uniforms


June 10th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 10 (IANS) With Wendell Rodricks preoccupied, the Goa tourism department is scouting for a designer to weave fancy threads for it's in-the-making Tourism Security Force (TSF), one of ... Read more...

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Panaji eyes Nice facelift to become tourist friendly


June 7th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 7 (IANS) For that exotic French Riviera experience, all you would soon need to do is step onto the streets of Panaji.Goa Tourism is in talks with civic ... Read more...

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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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Golf soon on Goa tourism menu


April 30th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 30 (IANS) Tourists would soon be able to tee off during their vacations to Goa, with the state's very first Professional Golfers Association (PGA) standard golf course to ... Read more...

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IPL scoreboard: Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals


April 22nd, 2011 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Mohali, April 21 (IANS) Scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here Thursday.Kings XI ... Read more...

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Fresh wave of oily tar balls layer Goa beaches


April 19th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 19 (IANS) A fresh wave of tar balls have reappeared on Goa's beaches, layering the sand with oily streaks.The problem is back, more than six months after tar ... Read more...

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Bikinis back in Goa tourism campaigns


April 11th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 11 (IANS) A year after Goa banished bikinis from its tourism promotion campaigns, the attractive two-piece swimwear is back to entice the international tourists to the state's famed ... Read more...

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Seven-year-old twins from Jammu co-pilot IAF microlite


March 13th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Hindon (Ghaziabad), March 13 (IANS) Swapnil and Swapnila, seven-year-old brother-sister twins from Jammu and Kashmir, Sunday created history by becoming the first children from the state to co-pilot a microlite ... Read more...

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3 taxi drivers lose papers for attacking tourists


March 12th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 12 (IANS) The Goa tourism department Saturday cancelled the registration of three taxicabs, whose owners assaulted Ukrainian tourists.The attack on the nine tourists from Ukraine happened March 8 ... Read more...

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Goa, Rajasthan hit wedding destinations for US tourists


March 8th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 8 (IANS) Goa and Rajasthan are high on the list of preferred wedding destinations in India for urban tourists from the United States, a top tourism official ... Read more...

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Egypt’s loss is Goa tourism’s gain


February 19th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) The recent crisis in the sunny land of the pharaohs has forced tourists headed to Egypt and other countries in north Africa to other beach destinations in Asia, ... Read more...

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Wine gala kicks off in the land of feni


January 27th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 27 (IANS) 'Grape Escapade', a Goa government-endorsed wine festival that began here Thursday, is drawing in wine manufacturers and exporters from India participating to the four-day event. A leading ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Goa could soon be on NRI holiday radar


January 15th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 15 (IANS) Goa could soon emerge as a favoured holiday destination of US-based non-resident Indians (NRIs) who visit India on their annual sojourn, a tourism body said here.Atlanta-based Asian American ... Read more...

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Baroda crush Karnataka in two days to make Ranji final


January 4th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Baroda crushed Karnataka by seven wickets in the Ranji Trophy semifinal at Vadodara Tuesday and entered the final for the first time since 2002.The match lasted less ... Read more...

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Sun shines on Goa tourism even as Europe freezes over


December 28th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, Dec 28 (IANS) Despite Europe's travel itineraries freezing up due to an intense cold wave, Goa's tourism prospects luckily continue to bask in the mild winter sun here.Travel and ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Goa tourism hopes for Japanese boost


December 27th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 27 (IANS) Attracting a lot of negative publicity in western Europe and Russia due to a string of high profile sex crimes against foreign tourists, Goa is now looking at ... Read more...

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Goa urges Krishna to hasten tourist visa processing


November 10th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 10 (IANS) Worried about stringent visa norms resulting in long-haul European tourists dropping Goa from their itinerary, the state government has knocked at the door of External Affairs Minister S.M. ... Read more...

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Kiwi bar club owner, Indian student spar over racism, groping row


November 10th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Plymouth (New Zealand), Nov.10 (ANI): A high-profile New Plymouth nightclub owner is brushing off allegations of racism after an Indian student claims he was denied entry because of his ethnicity.According ... Read more...

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Mixed reactions to CWG closing on Twitter


October 15th, 2010 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The opening ceremony got universal raves, but the Commonwealth Games closing event attracted mixed reviews among the Twitterati, with some praising the pulsating atmosphere, while others complained ... Read more...

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Three students go missing in Lucknow


October 11th, 2010 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 11 (IANS) Three students of the prestigious La Martiniere College here went missing Monday, police said.Utkarsh Madan, Swapnil and Divyanshu Singh, all students of class 8, did not return to ... Read more...

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Goa tar balls created ripples in Moscow too


September 28th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 28 (IANS) Extensive media coverage of tar balls swamping Goa's beaches has created a few ripples in far away Moscow too, a top tourism department official has said. Tourism director ... Read more...

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Festive wear to dominate LFW runway (Preview)


September 16th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) Last season the focus was on resort wear and this time, the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) will put the spotlight on festive wear with 74 designers and 12 ... Read more...

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Tar balls continue to pollute Goa beaches


August 31st, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 31 (IANS) Tonnes of slimy tar balls continued to pollute the Goa coastline, even as state authorities started an extensive operation, albeit belatedly, to clean the beaches, known for attracting ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Black tar balls appear on Goa beaches


August 31st, 2010 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 30 (IANS) An unexplained oil spill off the Goa coast has resulted in black balls of hardened oil washing ashore on most beaches in south Goa and some parts of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Actress Prachi Desai to promote Goa tourism


August 11th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 11 (IANS) Actress Prachi Desai has been roped in by Goa to promote tourism in the state, whose image has taken a beating due to attacks on foreign women ... Read more...

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Wrong to call Goa unsafe tourist destination


June 25th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 25 (IANS) The Goa tourism department Friday refuted findings of a survey by a popular tourism portal which dubbed Goa as the second-most unsafe tourist destination in India. "Goa is ... Read more...

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