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Goa Alert: Heavy Rain, Thundershowers, Cyclonic Winds Expected Over the Next 24-48 hours


The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy rains with cyclonic winds in Goa from Saturday to Monday as the monsoon is expected to reach the coastal state, according to a PTI report. “The conditions are favourable for advancing of the monsoon. As per our forecast, it will set over Goa tomorrow (June 11), and continue to advance further West,” Director ...

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Goan Hotelier-Politician Knew Ribandar Flesh Trade Agent, Maha, Delhi Politicians Among Client List

prostitution racket busted in north Goa

According to an Indian Express report, the Goa crime branch on Thursday claimed to have busted a ‘VIP’ prostitution ring involving upcoming Bollywood actresses and models based out of Mumbai. The ring reportedly attracted VIP clientele who flew down to Goa frequently. The police said they have arrested the ring leader 46-year old Anand Kumar, along with four of his ...

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Nos of ‘Foreign Tourists to Goa’ Fell By about 20 per cent Overall this Season 2015-16: How Beggars and Garbage has affected Tourism in Goa

Nos of Foreign Tourists to Goa Fell By about 20 per cent foreigners in Goa Tourism in Goa

Numbers of foreign tourists visiting Goa this season (2015-16) from Europe, USA, UK and Australia have fallen by over 20 per cent this season as compared to the last two seasons. According to official statistics obtained from the Consulates and Embassies, foreigners coming in from the UK and USA fell by about 25 per cent, while the number of new ...

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Former Goa CM Francisco Sardinha’s son Shalom Sardinha is King Momo for Carnival 2016

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Former Goa Chief Minister Francisco Sardinha’s son Shalom has been selected to be King Momo for the carnival festivities that will be held between February 6-9 in the coastal state. The 35-year-old MBA graduate was among the several people who were vying for the coveted post of ‘King Momo’, a mythological character who rules Goa during carnival days. “I am very ...

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Charter flights, Foreign Tourist arrivals to Goa fall by about 10 to 15 per cent compared to last year, In Spite of spending Rs 23 crore on Promotion


According to a Times of India report, if the last tourist season (2014-15) was considered bad in terms of charter flights and charter tourist arrivals into Goa, the current season (2015-16) is worse or even the worst so far, since the state upped the number of chartered flights. The main reason being the communication gap between the actual price of ...

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Parulekar cornered on failure to provide data on Goa tourists

Even as state Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar claimed that 90 per cent of the passengers arriving on Goa’s Dabolim airport are tourists, legislators from both ruling and opposition parties benches cornered him for not being able to furnish adequate visitors’ data from AAI. Former state Tourism Minister and current Goa Vikas Party legislator Fransisco Miccky Pacheco raising the issue on ...

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Goa Tourism Dept spends Rs 23 crore on Foreign Junkets, Does Not Know how many Tourists visited Goa


Opposition MLAs in the Goa Assembly grilled Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar for spending over Rs. 23 crore on junkets outside the State over the last three years allegedly for tourism promotion. “In three years, the expenditure was Rs. 19 crore and in this year’s statement, the bills have not been submitted. The amount spent must be more than Rs. 19 ...

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Who moved my beef? Goa to face daily shortage of about 15-25 tonnes of beef as tourist season begins


By Flynn Remedios for IndiaNewsNetwork.IN  | 11th Oct 2015: The beef controversy across the country is likely to affect Goa’s heavily dependent tourism economy as most of the British and European tourists who visit Goa are heavy meat consumers. The Russians are not too far behind when it comes to beef consumption, though they are traditionally more fond of sea food ...

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Time restrictions at Goa’s Dabolim airport could affect 9-12 flights daily, Tourism Industry opines


IndiaNewsNetwork.IN Bureau | 2nd October 2015: Serious concerns have been raised by the tourism industry in Goa, over the closure of a runway at  the State’s Dabolim Airport between 10 PM to 4 AM everyday for repairs, as the move has come at a time when the tourist season is about to start. The Dabolim Airport which doubles up as an airbase ...

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Goa pushes for bilateral visa fee exemption between India and Russia to boost tourist inflow from Russia


IndiaNewsNetwork.IN Bureau | 24th Sept 2015:  According to a Times of India report, the Govt of Goa and the Goa tourism department is trying to extend an olive branch to Russian tourists coming to Goa. The Goa Tourism  dept will pursue with the government of India bilateral visa fee exemption between India and Russia, the TOI report stated. The Russian ...

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