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  • Goa faces prospect of falling tourist arrivals December 11, 2014

    Panaji: The Crimean crisis, Russia's falling rouble and stopping of tourist charter flights from international destinations might prove to be a dampener for the much-hyped New Year party scene in Goa this time, fear tourism industry experts. While the ongoing St Francis Xavier exposition might to a certain extent off-set...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Fishermen rush to protect their boats before they evacuate the Gopalpur beach October 11, 2014

    Fishermen rush to protect their boats before they evacuate the Gopalpur beach in fear of the Hudhud cyclone. "I am scared that my boat will be destroyed. It is the only means of my livelihood," said a fisherman. Cyclone Phailin had also struck Gopalpur beach hard last year. ...
  • Watch: BBC's 'God Only Knows' cover by Elton John, One Direction, Pharrell Williams and other artistes is the most beautiful thing you'll see all day October 9, 2014

    Seventeen years after the BBC released world-wide hit cover of 'Perfect day', the network now presents a lovely cover of Beach Boys' hit number 'God only knows'. "The Beach Boys' masterpiece 'God Only Knows' remade with the help of a few friends to celebrate the launch of BBC Music," says...
  • Indian-American billionaire Vinod Khosla loses battle to keep beach private September 26, 2014

    Washington: Vinod Khosla, Indian-American co-founder of Sun Microsystems, has lost a court battle against a coastal protection group to keep the public out from a popular beach in northern California with the victorious attorney saying that "great wealth cannot be used to circumvent and ignore the law". San Mateo County Superior...
  • Goa MLA proposes concept of bikini beach with an entry fee, faces flak August 16, 2014

    Panaji: Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party MLA Lavoo Mamledar has come under fire for proposing the concept of bikini beach in Goa which will charge an entry fee. The Congress party and women's right activists have hit out at the leader for his proposal. The remarks came a month after another MLA...
  • Clean up India: Puri beach turned into a garbage dump, Jagannath Temple surrounded by trash August 4, 2014

    CNN-IBN has begun a special initiative to clean up India. It is a project in which you can be involved by sharing your experiences of how there is a complete lack of civic sense across the country. CNN-IBN begins with focusing on the famous beach in Puri and the iconic...
  • Plane crashlands on US beach, kills man July 28, 2014

    Miami: A small plane crashlanded on a beach in the US state of Florida on Sunday, killing a father and critically injuring his young daughter, authorities said on Sunday. The midafternoon incident in Venice involved a 1972 Piper Cherokee aircraft and neither the pilot nor his passenger was hurt, Wendy Rose...
  • While ministers indulge in moral policing, locals want them to accept both sides of Goa July 12, 2014

    Panaji: Goa may be one India's popular tourist haven, but of late, the state has been more in the news for attempts at moral policing by its ministers who have spoken out against the pub culture in the state. CNNIBN spoke to some locals to get a sense of what...
  • Six people drown in Mumbai's Murud beach July 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Six people who were enjoying a picnic on Mumbai's Murud beach drowned in the sea on Sunday evening. A group of 15 people from Chembur were on a picnic on the beach when 12 of them went to the sea for a swim. Out of these 12, six people drowned in...
  • Minister's moral policing: Should alcohol & bikinis be banned in Goa? July 2, 2014

    Goa PWD Minister Sudin Dhavalikar, who had triggered a debate on Monday by saying that women visiting pubs in short dresses was against the Indian culture, now wants bikini banned on the beaches of Goa. CNNIBN takes calls of people from across the country and takes their views on Goa...
  • Goa Minister who objected to girls visiting pubs now wants bikinis banned on beaches July 1, 2014

    Panaji: Goa PWD Minister Sudin Dhavalikar, who had triggered a debate on Monday by saying that women visiting pubs in short dresses was against the Indian culture, now wants bikini banned on the beaches of Goa. Dhavalikar met Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and said that he stood by his comments. He...
  • Police: Justin Bieber claimed foot fracture in Florida March 19, 2014

    Miami: Justin Bieber claimed after a shaky sobriety test in Florida that he was suffering from a hairline fracture in his right foot and made condescending comments to officers, according to a Miami Beach police document released Tuesday. The police summary of Bieber's performance on various sobriety tests following his Jan....
  • Korean war veteran and grandfather of four wrote his own hilarious obituary made public after his death March 18, 2014

    An 80-year-old grandfather of four and a Korean war veteran wrote his own obituary that has his family and friends in splits after his death. The obit, shared on Imgur, had blank spaces for time and day of death but otherwise covered Walter Bruhl Jr's colourful life in crisp, witty...
  • Justin Bieber police video may be released, minus genitalia: Judge March 5, 2014

    A judge on Tuesday ruled that video images of a partially-clad Justin Bieber while the pop singer was in police custody in Florida can be released, but only after blocking out his genitals. The video clips included Bieber providing a urine sample for a drug test following his arrest by police...
  • Russell Henley wins Honda Classic in four-way playoff March 3, 2014

    American Russell Henley emerged as the last man standing to win his second PGA Tour title in a four-way playoff for the Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens in Florida on Sunday. Henley, 24, birdied the first extra hole, the par-five 18th, from two feet in fading light to edge out...
  • Tiger Woods rues eratic putting after carding a 71 at Honda Classic February 28, 2014

    Tiger Woods lamented inconsistent putting after he battled to a one-over-par 71 that left him six strokes off the early lead in Thursday's first round at the $6 million Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. While South African Rory Sabbatini and American William McGirt had few problems on the way...
  • Marin Cilic wins Delray Beach Open title February 24, 2014

    Marin Cilic's run of red-hot form continued on Sunday as he beat Kevin Anderson 7-6, 6-7, 6-4 to win the Delray Beach Open title. Cilic was playing in his third consecutive final, having lost in Rotterdam last week after winning the title in Zagreb two weeks ago. The 25-year-old Croat had...
  • Kevin Anderson defeats Steve Johnson to reach Delray Beach Open final February 23, 2014

    Delray Beach: Kevin Anderson defeated American qualifier Steve Johnson 6-2, 6-4 Saturday to reach the final of the Delray Beach Open. Anderson, seeded No. 4 and ranked No. 21 in the world, will be playing in his second Delray Beach final on Sunday when he faces the winner of the other...
  • Underdog Johnson through to Delray Beach Open semifinal February 22, 2014

    American qualifier Steve Johnson is through to his first ATP Tour semifinal after an emphatic victory at the Delray Beach Open on Friday. The 24yearold, who eliminated top seed Tommy Haas in the second round, dominated sixth seeded Spaniard Feliciano Lopez to win their quarterfinal 63 62 in 73 minutes. Johnson did...
  • John Isner and Marin Cilic advance to Delray Beach semifinals February 22, 2014

    Delray Beach: John Isner and Marin Cilic notched quarterfinal victories Friday night to set up a semifinal match at the ATP World Tour Delray Beach Open. No. 4 seed Kevin Anderson of South Africa and American qualifier Steve Johnson will meet in the other semifinal. Isner was stretched to three sets...
  • Isner holds off Sela to reach Delray quarters February 21, 2014

    Delray Beach: John Isner held off an upset bid by Dudi Sela of Israel on Thursday night to advance to the quarterfinals of the Delray Beach Open after No. 3 seed Kei Nishikori of Japan exited the tournament because of a left hip injury. The secondseeded Isner squandered four match points...
  • Topseed Haas ousted in first round at Delray Beach February 20, 2014

    Delray Beach: Former collegiate standout Steve Johnson upset No. 1 seed Tommy Haas 64, 26, 76 (2) in the first round of the Delray Beach Open on Wednesday night. It marked the earliest exit of a top seed in this tournament since Haas lost in the first round to Teymuraz Gabashvili...
  • Haas, Isner, Hewitt win in 1st round at Delray February 19, 2014

    Delray Beach: Topseeded Tommy Haas accounted for American Wayne Odesnik 62, 61 in the first round at the Delray Beach Open on Tuesday, losing only 20 points on serve. The 35yearold Haas won the tournament in 2006. No. 2seeded John Isner had 20 aces and held every service game in the final...
  • Americans Querrey, Sock lose at Delray Beach February 18, 2014

    Delray Beach: Spaniard Feliciano Lopez rallied past American Sam Querrey in the first round of the Delray Beach Open on Monday night. The sixthseeded Lopez, who last played this event when he lost in the 2002 quarterfinals, ousted Querrey 46, 62, 63. Lopez, ranked No. 27 in the world, next...
  • World's biggest sand Jesus at Puri beach December 24, 2013

    Odisha's noted sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has created yet another wonder erecting a 35 feet by 75 feet sand idol of Lord Jesus. Sudarsan used about 1000 tonnes of sand mixed with coloured sand in the statue which comprised the sculptor of Lord Jesus, Mother Mary and Santa Clause. Pattnaik, who...
  • Mumbai: Friend allegedly forces an 18yearold girl to drink acid October 20, 2013

    Mumbai: An 18yearold girl was allegedly forced to drink acid by her male friend on Saturday evening in Mumbai. The police claimed that her male friend also tried to push her into the sea. The incident took place at Gorai Beach in the western suburbs of Mumbai. The girl has...
  • Goa to give a facelift to tourist facilities at south beaches October 17, 2013

    Panaji: 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. The upgradation of infrastructure in tourist places of Colva, Gonsua, Betalbatim and Benaulim beaches in South Goa has...
  • TN govt suspends beach mineral mining, orders probe September 17, 2013

    Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday ordered a probe to ascertain if irregularities have occurred in 71 large mineral quarries engaged in extraction of beach minerals in the state and suspended operations till its completion. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, following up on her action against allegations of illegal mining of beach minerals like...