Bikinis allowed in Goa because of opinion poll: Deputy Speaker

Bikinis allowed in Goa because of opinion poll: Deputy Speaker

The Opinion Poll of 1967, a historic referendum in Goa, helped the former Portuguese colony retain its own unique identity.

Jan 17, 2018, 18:38 PM IST

Goa ministers caught in bikini war

Goa PWD minister Sudin Dhavalikar said that he would complain to Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar about the carte blanche issued by his cabinet colleague Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar over the issue of wearing bikinis.

Aug 14, 2015, 11:42 AM IST

After bikinis, Goa minister also wants naked sages banned

 A minister in Goa who had demanded a ban on bikinis, on Tuesday came down heavily on sages walking naked on public roads. He said it was a "very bad" thing to do and a practice not in sync with the times.

Apr 07, 2015, 18:47 PM IST

Goa's reputation unaffected by controversies: Minister

Controversies triggered by local politicians over banning bikinis, Hindu nation conspiracies, anti-gay sentiments etc have failed to affect Goa`s reputation as a prime tourist destination, state Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar said here on Saturday.

Jan 17, 2015, 16:44 PM IST

Shun Western culture, reiterates Goa minister

Goa`s PWD minister, who recently demanded a ban on mini-skirts and bikinis, now says his "thoughts and sanskars" will take both Goa and India to glory.

Jul 17, 2014, 12:01 PM IST

Pubs, liquor very much part of Indian culture: BJP MLA

Days after a minister in Manohar Parrikar-led government set off a controversy by denouncing "pub culture", a BJP MLA has invoked mythology saying "pub and liquor are very much part of Indian culture" and opposed any move to ban them in the name of culture and religion.

Jul 03, 2014, 13:26 PM IST

Goa minister seeks ban on bikinis

Having already triggered a controversy by his remark against "young girls going to pubs in short dresses", Goa minister Sudin Dhavalikar on Tuesday waded into another, saying bikinis should be banned on state`s beaches.

Jul 01, 2014, 20:42 PM IST

Tourists forced to dig deep into their pockets in Brazil

Bikinis and Havaianas flip flops aside, tourists are being forced to dig deep into their wallets in the city of soccer and sand with the average to high-end hotels, reportedly on FIFA`s instructions, charging three times the normal tariffs and raking in the maximum moolah during the World Cup.

Jun 22, 2014, 15:08 PM IST

Beyonce Knowles `furious with H `n` M over touched-up bikini shots`

Beyonce was outraged to find that she had been retouched in shots for an advertising campaign for H `n` M, that she ordered bosses to discard photos of her modelling their bikinis.

May 30, 2013, 15:24 PM IST

Our bodies are not made for bikinis, says Alyssa Milano

Alyssa Milano put the task of shedding her weight on the backburner after she gave birth to her son Milo about twenty months back.

May 03, 2013, 16:27 PM IST

Bikinis with 200-yr-old opera designs upset Chinese

Pictures of the bikini-clad girls performing on stage began circulating on internet, causing an outrage among netizens.

Sep 26, 2012, 16:08 PM IST

Nancy Dell’Olio says women over 40 should be able to wear bikinis

Nancy Dell’Olio has lashed out at a growing number of Britons who claim women over the age of 40 should not wear bikinis.

Jul 25, 2012, 12:35 PM IST

Kate Upton designs bikinis for her own Beach Bunny range

Kate Upton has turned bikini designer with Beach Bunny launching her creations as part of their new ‘Kate Upton for ‘Beach Bunny’ collection.

Mar 06, 2012, 12:03 PM IST

Beaches, babes,`s India Resort Fashion Week

Resort wear might have a niche market in the country, but the rules of the game are set to soon change with inaugural edition IRFW.

Dec 06, 2011, 20:37 PM IST

Jennifer Aniston wears her bikinis till the last strings can still tie!

Jennifer Aniston has defended her tendency to wear the same articles of clothing over and over again – like her bikini which she has been pictured in for almost two years.

Aug 31, 2011, 13:59 PM IST

Elle Macpherson bans girls from auditioning in bikinis for new TV show

Catwalk queen Elle Macpherson has banned girls from auditioning in bikinis on her new TV show in the UK, as she deemed it “inappropriate”.

Jun 22, 2011, 19:43 PM IST

Chinese women dare to bare in bikinis shunning one-piece swimsuits

This summer, bikinis have replaced the conservative one-piece swimsuit for beach wear.

Jun 05, 2011, 17:11 PM IST

Kuwait`s parliamentary panel `rejects ban on bikinis`

A parliamentary committee in the
oil-rich Gulf state of Kuwait has reportedly rejected a motion
to ban bikinis, saying it`s "unconstitutional".

Feb 02, 2011, 17:04 PM IST

Geri Halliwell bares all to promote her own range of bikinis

Geri Halliwell will now design her own range of bikinis.

Jan 03, 2011, 12:17 PM IST