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Goa lawmakers slam dance bars, signages in Russian


July 31st, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 31 (IANS) The mushrooming of dance bars and the overwhelming influence of the Russian Cyrillic script in Goa's coastal belt, including in temples, is damning the image ... Read more...

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Action plan mooted to make India global aviation hub


March 15th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 15 (IANS) India can be a global aviation hub and the third largest aviation market in the world by 2020 if an eight-point action plan is pursued, ... Read more...

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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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Government to attact more tourists to northeast: Minister


November 19th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Nov 18 (IANS) The tourism ministry has proposed a Rs.600 crore package under the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17) for developing tourism infrastructure to attract more tourists in the ... Read more...

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Chandigarh gets ready for hotel boom


August 19th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 19 (IANS) Chandigarh is all set to roll out the red carpet for visitors with a number of hotels being planned or opening in and around the city, ... Read more...

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Want to make Dubai film hub too: Fest chairman


December 20th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Dibyojyoti Baksi Dubai, Dec 20 (IANS) The Dubai International Film Festival was a great platform for countries that do not produce too many films, to market Arab cinema and also make Dubai ... Read more...

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Christmas feast: Turkey takes centre stage at dinners in Goa


December 13th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, Dec 13 (IANS) India's national culinary bird, the humble chicken, has got competition this Christmas. Turkeys - big, fat, stuffed, roasted and glazed - are slowly taking centre stage ... Read more...

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Hundreds of Hawksbill turtles hatch on Saadiyat island


August 8th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 8 (IANS/WAM) More than 350 endangered Hawksbill turtles, named for their conspicuous beaked snouts, have hatched on UAE's Saadiyat island, an official said Sunday. The moment they emerge, the turtles ... Read more...

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Seventh Goa cop arrested for drug links


May 14th, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 14 (IANS) Another Goa policeman was arrested Friday - the seventh so far - for links to the narcotics mafia. His arrest may lead to more police officials connected to ... Read more...

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Three killed, five injured in Swat bomb blast


May 1st, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May.1 (ANI): At least three persons were killed and five others sustained serious injuries in a bomb blast in a commercial area in the Swat valley's Mingora area on Saturday.The ... Read more...

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Government paves heritage trail for Games visitors


March 18th, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) With just 199 days to go for the 2010 Commonwealth Games here, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the tourism ministry are working round-the-clock to turn ... Read more...

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Goa Police silent after TV expose on drug abuse


January 12th, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 12 (IANS) The Goa police have gone into a shell after a local television channel Tuesday broadcast a video showing rampant drug abuse at a popular night spot at Arpora ... Read more...

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Drug runners will shoot Goa chief minister soon: Congress legislator


January 12th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 12 (IANS) A ruling party legislator has said that drug runners had a grip over coastal Goa and that they would soon have enough clout to even shoot the state's ... Read more...

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December too ‘hectic’ for anti-drug raids: Goa police


January 10th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 10 (IANS) The Goa police, under pressure for their failure to check rampant sale of drugs in the state, Sunday blamed a 'hectic' December for not being able to check ... Read more...

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Goa is India’s ‘drugs and criminals’ capital, says BJP


January 4th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 4 (IANS) Weeks after Tourism Minister Mickky Pachecho called Goa the "rape capital" of India, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Manohar Parrikar Monday described the state as "a capital ... Read more...

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10 militants killed in Pakistan


December 3rd, 2009 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 3 (DPA) Pakistani security forces killed 10 Islamic militants in an overnight raid on a rebel redoubt in north-western Swat district, the military said Thursday. The picturesque valley, once a ... Read more...

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Punjab to develop Amritsar as tourism hub


November 14th, 2009 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 14 (IANS) The Punjab government Saturday announced plans to strengthen the infrastructure and promote the city of Amritsar as a tourist destination. State Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and ... Read more...

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Skyrail, flyovers, waterways to decongest Dhaka


October 29th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 29 (IANS) Bangladesh's national capital is going in for a facelift that will include a skyrail, flyovers, underground railways and orbital waterways as part of the effort to decongest ... Read more...

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No drugs, rave parties in Goa this tourist season


October 8th, 2009 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 8 (IANS) Police will crack down on rave and late night parties in Goa this tourist season, says state Home Minister Ravi Naik. "We will not tolerate rave parties and ... Read more...

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Over 100 foreigners doing illegal business in Goa: Legislator


August 7th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 7 (IANS) The Goa legislative assembly was rocked Friday after a coastal legislator alleged that more than 100 foreigners were illegally doing business along the North beach belt, specifically ... Read more...

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Gujarat to invest Rs.600 crore in tourism projects


July 2nd, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, July 2 (IANS) The Gujarat government Thursday unveiled an ambitious plan to develop tourism facilities in the state and revamp road infrastructure in its coastal region. The government will invest as much ... Read more...

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NGOs best suited to tackle child abuse: Bhagwati


June 9th, 2009 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 9 (IANS) NGOs are better suited than the administration and the police to fight the menace of child abuse as the bureaucracy is not sympathetic to the cause, former chief ... Read more...

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Goa still a soft target for terror: defence officials


May 8th, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 8 (IANS) Numerous illegal landing zones, no proper mechanism to check trawlers, unverified migrant workers employed on board fishing vessels and a media-sensitive tourism hub, continue to make Goa a ... Read more...

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Row over renaming `Little India’ in Malaysia


March 18th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Klang (Malaysia), March 18 (IANS) A controversy over re-naming "Little India" is brewing in this Malaysian city where ethnic Indians are in large numbers and have historic and sentimental ties. A controversial move ... Read more...

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Chandigarh organises Arts and Heritage Festival


March 16th, 2009 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 16 (IANS) To give a boost to arts and culture and present Chandigarh as a tourism hub, the city's administration has organised a six-day Arts and Heritage Festival beginning March ... Read more...

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List of Britains 10 worst hotels courtesy peeved travellers


March 3rd, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 3 (ANI): Peeved travellers have voted Britains 10 worst hotels in an online forum.The list, compiled by travel site TripAdvisor.com, was based on the rankings provided by guests, who ... Read more...

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Sonia announces development plans for Andaman and Nicobar


February 28th, 2009 - 10:28 pm ICT by ANI
Port Blair, Feb.28 (ANI): Ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Congress President Sonia Gandhi announced a number of development programmes for Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Saturday includinga plan to ... Read more...

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Drug trade rampant on Goa’s beaches, say legislators


February 4th, 2009 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 4 (IANS) Two Goan legislators from coastal constituencies Wednesday said that drug trade was flourishing on the state's beach belt and accused the police of sheltering drug traffickers.Agenlo Fernandes, the ... Read more...

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Punjab’’s hotel industry holds promise


December 15th, 2008 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
By Karan Kapoor/Sunil Sharma Ludhiana/Chandigarh, Dec.15 (ANI): The global economic slowdown not withstanding, the hospitality industry of Punjab is continuing to prosper. Corporation Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Indian Hotels Company ... Read more...

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For baccarat and business, Indians head for Macau


May 6th, 2008 - 10:30 am ICT by admin
By Kavita Bajeli-Datt Macau, May 6 (IANS) The itinerant Indian with a penchant for the gaming tables seems to have found a new destination. Always on the lookout for new pastures to explore, ... Read more...

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Rs. 484.58 lakh for tourism hub at Wagah Border


April 15th, 2008 - 5:34 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Apr 15 (ANI): Union Minister for Tourism and Culture Ambika Soni today said that the Ministry of Tourism sanctioned Rs. 484.58 lakh to the Government of Punjab for the ... Read more...

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UAE largest projects market in Gulf


March 31st, 2008 - 8:57 pm ICT by admin
Dubai, March 31 (IANS) United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the largest real estate projects market in the Gulf with 37 percent of some $2 trillion investment in the region, according to a ... Read more...

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Visakhapatnam airport launches night-landing facility


March 30th, 2008 - 10:22 pm ICT by admin
Visakhapatnam, March 30 (IANS) The much-awaited night-landing facility at Visakhapatnam airport finally became operational Sunday. With the landing of a Spicejet Airlines flight from Hyderabad at 7.10 p.m., the facility became operational ... Read more...

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