Tuesday 09 February 2016

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FC Goa and Palomi: Star attractions of Carnival 2016

FC Goa team and ‘Nachom-ia Kumpasar’ fame Palomi Ghosh will be the star attractions of four-day Carnival parades beginning today evening from the capital city of Panaji. READ

Wine Fest to add punch to Goa Carnival this year

Celebrations at Goa’s popular carnival festival will pack an additional punch this year with the four-day event coinciding with a state government organised wine festival. READ

Under pressure of local Church, BJP Govt suspends Aguada copter rides

Bowing before the pressure of the Church as well as the local Panchayat, the Bharatiya Janata Party government today indefinitely suspended the operation of helicopter joy rides from Aguada plateau at Sinquerim. READ

Helipad row turns ‘physical’, police evacuate local ‘authorities’

The opposition to Sinquerim helipad turned physical today with former MLA, local Sarpanch and panch members being forced out from the helipad site by the police. READ

Local Church joins anti-helipad stir on Sinquerim plateau

The local Church has joined the chorus of those opposing heli-tourism in Goa, which is scheduled to begin tomorrow, citing that it will harm the bio-diversity of Aguada plateau and also affect the business there. ... READ

Parulekar v/s Michael-Agnel: Aguada helipad becomes political battlefield

The 30-year old helipad at Sinquerim has suddenly turned into a political battlefield with existing and former MLAs of Calangute are bent upon not allowing starting the helicopter service while tourism minister Dilip Parulekar saying ... READ

Goa Carnival imposes dress code to curb obscenity

Goa government will impose a dress code to keep a check on obscenity at the annual Carnival to be held in Goa next month, tourism minister Dilip Parulekar said on Friday. READ

American Tourist's Death In Goa Sparks Facebook Campaign

Friends of Caitanya Lila Holt, 30-year-old US national, who died after allegedly choking on mud in a paddy field last week, have started an online campaign on the social media seeking justice for the former ... READ

Eco-tourism in Sanctuaries made a law, Opp again walks out

The opposition once again staged a walkout from the Assembly today on passing of the bill allowing eco-tourism projects in the eco-sensitive zones of wildlife sanctuaries of Goa. READ

Spl Mumbai-Goa 4-day Carnival package on 5 Feb

e Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC) in association with Goa Tourism Development Corporation is set to have a special carnival charter coach chugging into Goa during Carnival with a GTDC tour package ... READ