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Drinking in the open out, CCTVs in on Goa`s beaches

Last Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014, 13:42

Visiting Goa during the next tourist season? Here`s a heads-up. Drinking in the open on beaches and cooking in public is out, but CCTVs on all major beaches and courteous policemen eager to help out tourists might be in.

After bikinis, mini-skirts and pubs, spas in Goa on moral radar

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 14:32

After bikinis, mini-skirts and pubs, spas and salons in coastal Goa now find themselves under the scanner of the politico-moral police who are out to take the fun out of the state that is one of India`s top tourist draws for its many attractions.

Panel to assess pollution on Goa beaches

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 18:33

A high-level committee will assess pollution on Goa beaches, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said Tuesday.

High-level co to assess Goa beaches pollution: Javadekar

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 14:27

Asserting that Narendra Modi Government is committed to "development without destruction", Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar Tuesday said a high-level panel would assess reasons behind pollution in Goa coasts and formulate a redressal plan.

Govt looking to get rid of tar balls on Goa beaches: Parrikar

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 15:20

Concerned over the tar balls phenomenon on Goa beaches, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has asked the state pollution control board to find out the source of the aquatic pollutant and study how to dispense them off.

Bikinis can`t be banned, but stop drinking in public: Goa CM

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 18:17

Bikinis cannot be banned on beaches, but there could be a crack-down on drinking in public in Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday.

Sewage at the beaches, piles of garbage mar Gaza`s summer

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 09:45

When Palestinians in the Gaza Strip seek some relief from the grind of life in an enclave plagued by conflict and hardship, they usually need to look no further than their sandy beaches.

France wants World Heritage status for D-Day beaches

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 01:49

French President Francois Hollande Friday asked to recognise D-Day beaches in Normandy, as UNESCO World Heritage site.

400 dolphins dead on Peru beaches

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 05:27

The bodies of around 400 dolphins washed up on beaches in northern Peru last month, baffling authorities who are so far mystified as to the cause, officials said Tuesday.

Fight flight anxiety with simple tricks

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 19:39

Relaxing on sun-kissed beaches or at lush green destinations may sound exciting, but taking a flight to get there may not be so thrilling.

`Baga Beach` about tourism ills in coastal Goa: Director

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 18:59

Child abuse, conflict between locals and immigrants, impact of holidaying foreigners in Goa is the sum of `Baga Beach`, a film which examines the underbelly of tourism.

Child sex on Goa beaches for Rs.50?

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 17:30

Child sex is being offered for Rs.50 on Goa`s beaches, Pramod Salgaocar, producer of film `Baga Beach`, claimed Tuesday.