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In Goa, red flags go up on beaches after tourist deaths: Selfies can be dangerous

September 14, 2018 6:20 pm

A stern warning went up across prominent tourist spots in Goa Friday at the start of the offseason: No selfies. Behind this stark warning sign and the red flags planted along with it at 24 hotspots are recent tourist deaths, and a video of one of them which went viral on June 17.

Only 'good tourists' welcome in Goa, says Tourism Minister

September 14, 2018 1:17 pm

A day after Goa chief minister Manohar Prrikar announced slapping fines on people for drinking and littering in public, state Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar on Tuesday said that only those disciplined 'good tourists' were welcome in Goa, who were willing to preserve the state's culture, natural beauty and the spirit of Goanness, IANS reported.

Goa: Border village liquor vends to be shut down for 30 days

September 14, 2018 1:01 pm

The North Goa District Magistrate on Thursday issued an order to shut down liquor vends for 30 days across the border of Sattari district in Surla Village.

Goa govt to install 60,000 bio-toilets under ODF scheme: CM Manohar Parrikar

September 14, 2018 12:52 pm

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the Legislative Assembly today that the Goa government will be installing 60,000 bio-toilets across the state under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Goa elections: A day with AAP's Elvis Gomes, the man who wants to clean up Goa

February 03, 2017 12:00 am

Goa elections: AAP's chief ministerial candidate Elvis Gomes has bureaucratic experience on his side. But will he win the people of Cuncolim and enter Goa's Assembly? We spend a day with him during his election campaign.

Narendra Modi in Goa: Dare Opposition to fight elections on the issue of development

January 28, 2017 3:02 pm

Goa polls: PM Narendra Modi election rally in Panaji.

Goa elections: Parrikar blames former Goa govt for state's poor financial health, job market

January 22, 2017 12:31 pm

"The closure of mining activity impacted financial health of all constituencies across the state," Parrikar said.

Goa poll manifesto will include Metro train plan, says Manohar Parrikar

January 20, 2017 10:07 am

Manohar Parrikar said BJP's Goa elections manifesto would be unveiled on January 25-26.

Goa elections: RSS-backed GSM may withdraw its 'tough' Panaji candidate Raju Sukerkar

January 12, 2017 2:32 pm

Goa elections: Lilavati Hospital, however, has clarified that no patient by the name of Raju Sukerkar has an appointment in its hospital.

Goa assembly elections: Congress declares first list of candidates, alliance with Goa Forward, NCP, Babush certain

January 12, 2017 1:42 pm

The Congress Party appears to have worked out an alliance with Goa Forward, United Goans and NCP.

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TripAdvisor's top 10 Indian beaches for 2016

February 28, 2016 5:40 pm

Based on votes from millions of travellers nationwide and worldwide, here's a list of the Top 10 beaches in India that made it to Trip Advisor's list of Best Indian beaches for 2016.

GOA VIDEOS

Goa agriculture minister tells farmers say 'Om rom jum sah' for better output

June 18, 2020 2:47 pm

Goa agriculture minister Vijay Sardesai has told farmers to meditate for 20 minutes in their fields saying 'Om Rum Jum Sah' to improve their output. The minister insists that this is a scientific method.

Goa agriculture minister tells farmers say 'Om rom jum sah' for better output

June 18, 2020 2:47 pm

Goa agriculture minister Vijay Sardesai has told farmers to meditate for 20 minutes in their fields saying 'Om Rum Jum Sah' to improve their output. The minister insists that this is a scientific method.

Goa Carnival attracts tourists in large number

February 08, 2016 10:43 am

Panji, Feb 08 (ANI): A colourful carnival drew hundreds of tourists in Panaji city. International and local artists mersmerised people with their performances and paraded on the streets. Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar said Goa has invited 12 artists from the U.K. and South Africa for the four-day long carnival. Colourful tableaus were paraded on the streets on the third day of the carnival, depicting the cultural heritage of Goa and the influence of Portuguese culture. Local and international tourists alike enjoyed the carnival, hoping to witness more in the coming days. The carnival, which will end on Tuesday, marks merriment and precedes the 40 days of Lent observed before Easter.

My relations with Lt Gen Jacob were friendly: Parrikar

January 14, 2016 10:52 am

New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): After the demise of Lieutenant General (Retired) Jack Farj Rafael Jacob, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said that he had very different and friendly relations with him. Appreciating Lt. Gen. Jacob he said that he was a straight forward man and his contributions played a very vital role in the development of the country. He further asserted that he developed good relations with him when he was governor of Goa. Lt. Gen. Jacob, 92, passed away on Wednesday morning following a 13-days illness. He played the key role in India's victory in the India-Pakistan war of 1971.

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