Sea planes, helicopters to be available to boost tourism in Goa

Monday, January 04, 2016

Panaji: In a bid to boost tourism in Goa, sea planes, helicopters and amphibious vehicles will be soon available, as the state is expected to attract 7.5 million visitors this year. “The sea plane project will start on January 6. We have already signed a contract with Mumbai-based MEHAIR company, which will run the sea […]

Curtains down on Sunburn and Supersonic fests

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The high-octane Sunburn and Supersonic electronic dance music (EDM) festivals concluded today amid a high turnout of revellers and assembly of the world’s top DJs. While ‘Sunburn’, a property of Percept, was held at Vagatore, Viacom’s ‘Supersonic’ on Candolim beach. The organisers of ‘Sunburn’ claimed that music enthusiasts from over 50 countries were enthralled by […]

No EDMs in Goa between Dec 15 and Jan 15 from next year: CM

Sunday, December 27, 2015

The Goa government has said that the Sunburn and the Supersonic Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festivals, which the state hosts at Vagator and Candolim, respectively, won’t be held in the peak season of December 15-January 15 from the next year. The state Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, who on Saturday cleared the files, granting conditional permission […]

Goa church disagrees with govt over land plan

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Goa church’s wing, The Council for Social Justice and Peace, has expressed its disagreement with the process of formulation of the Goa Regional Plan-2021. “The recent move to open the RPG-2021 for public suggestions appears more of an excuse to accommodate land use changes by appearing to give an impression that the planning is participatory, […]

GTDC to partner Sunburn-Goa 2015

Sunday, December 20, 2015

The Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) will be partnering with popular electronic dance and music festival ‘Sunburn Goa’ for this year’s edition, which is set to begin on December 27 on the famous Vagator beach. “We are delighted to have Goa Tourism as our tourism partner. We are thankful to them for acknowledging the contribution […]

Navy conducts Families Day at sea in Goa

Saturday, December 19, 2015

As part of Navy Day 2015 celebrations, a Families Day at sea was conducted in Goa onboard IN Ships Mysore, Tarkash and Cankarso. Goa Governor Mridula Sinha embarked onboard INS Mysore as Chief Guest with over 1000 families and guest of Naval personnel and defence civilian employers yesterday. Rear Admiral Puneet K Bahl, VSM Flag […]

Former Goa MLAs announce formation of new political party

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

With an eye on the 2017 state elections, two former Goa MLAs announced formation of a new political party. Former legislators Pandurang Raut and Prakash Phadte have announced to form – ‘Goa Praja Party’, which will for now contest 10 seats of the total 40 in the upcoming Assembly polls. “Goa is getting bad name […]

Goa government transfers 18 senior officers

Monday, December 14, 2015

The Goa government has transferred state’s Tourism Director and 17 other senior officers due to “indiscipline” in various departments. State Chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar, reacting on the matter, said the transfers have been ordered owing to indiscipline in various departments. “We had conducted surprise inspections across all the departments and we found that government servants […]

GoAir launches special flights to Goa to tap holiday rush

Friday, December 11, 2015

Budget carrier GoAir is all set to cater to holiday rush during Christmas and New Year, with special flights to Goa from key. The additional flights to Goa will be operated from Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad between December 18 and January 5 next year. The airline plans to fly a total of 23 services […]

‘Goa govt’s move to legalise bullfights – vote bank politics’

Friday, December 11, 2015

An animal rights group termed as “vote bank politics” the Goa government’s purported move to “legalise” bullfighting, which it said is a profit-driven entertainment. “Their entire move of forming a House Committee and creating hope in the minds of people of legalising the (bull) fights, is nothing but an attempt to get people in their […]

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