Ban bikinis in public places, insists Goa PWD minister

Goa Public Works Department Minister Sudin Dhavalikar once again insisted that bikinis should be banned on the state`s public beaches.

No change in policy over dress code on beaches: Parrikar

Weeks after his minister kicked up a row with his comment that bikinis should be banned, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Wednesday said the government`s policy on dress code at beaches remains unchanged and that any moral policing in the tourist destination would not be tolerated.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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?

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

Goa to give a facelift to tourist facilities at south beaches

Goa tourism department has decided to give a facelift to four shorelines, including Colva, in the South district in a bid to divert tourists from the crowded beaches of North Goa.

Popular Goa beaches to have security up till midnight

The Goa tourism department has decided to increase security on the state`s popular beaches by extending deployment of policemen till midnight.

`Liqour ban on Goa beaches will save Russian lives`

Goa has received a pat on the back from Russian Ambassador Alexander M Kadakin for banning consumption of hard liquor on the state`s beaches.

Goa`s shoreline eroded by sea: Repair

One-fourth of Goa`s shoreline has been affected by sea erosion which needs urgent repair to save it from crumbling further, the state government said Tuesday.

Goa to ban smoking on its beaches next season

In a bid to make Goa`s coastline tobacco free, the tourism department is mulling a ban on its use on beaches from October.

Turtle nesting look up on Goa beaches

The beaches of Morjim and Ashwem witnessed an unusual number of Olive Ridley turtles visiting these beaches.

Night vision cameras to be installed on Goa beaches

More than 30 beaches in Goa will now have night vision camera that would keep an eye on the happenings on the shore in the dark hours.

No bikini ban on Goa beaches: Tourism Minister

Goa Tourism Department on Saturday rubbished media reports that the Goa government will ban bikinis
on the beaches in view of spate of crimes against women in the
holiday destination.

Empty shacks keep tourists away from Goa beaches

There is little business at the Goa beaches at the start of the peak tourist season because allotment of beach shacks has been delayed.