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  • Goa MLA proposes concept of bikini beach with an entry fee, faces flak 4 days ago

    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

    In the run up to Independence day, 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...
  • Plane crash-lands on US beach, kills man July 28, 2014

    Miami: A small plane crash-landed 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 mid-afternoon 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. CNN-IBN 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. CNN-IBN 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 semi-final February 22, 2014

    American qualifier Steve Johnson is through to his first ATP Tour semi-final after an emphatic victory at the Delray Beach Open on Friday. The 24-year-old, who eliminated top seed Tommy Haas in the second round, dominated sixth seeded Spaniard Feliciano Lopez to win their quarter-final 6-3 6-2 in 73 minutes. Johnson did...
  • John Isner and Marin Cilic advance to Delray Beach semi-finals February 22, 2014

    Delray Beach: John Isner and Marin Cilic notched quarter-final victories Friday night to set up a semi-final 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 semi-final. 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 quarter-finals of the Delray Beach Open after No. 3 seed Kei Nishikori of Japan exited the tournament because of a left hip injury. The second-seeded Isner squandered four match points...
  • Top-seed Haas ousted in first round at Delray Beach February 20, 2014

    Delray Beach: Former collegiate standout Steve Johnson upset No. 1 seed Tommy Haas 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (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: Top-seeded Tommy Haas accounted for American Wayne Odesnik 6-2, 6-1 in the first round at the Delray Beach Open on Tuesday, losing only 20 points on serve. The 35-year-old Haas won the tournament in 2006. No. 2-seeded 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 sixth-seeded Lopez, who last played this event when he lost in the 2002 quarter-finals, ousted Querrey 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. 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 18-year-old girl to drink acid October 20, 2013

    Mumbai: An 18-year-old 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...
  • Penelope Cruz goes topless on a beach September 13, 2013

    Los Angeles: Just less than two months after giving birth to daughter Luna, actress Penelope Cruz went topless while vacationing in Corsica with husband Javier Bardem and their two children. The 39-year-old actress was pictured showing off her post-baby figure in a tiny floral string bikini with neon yellow ties on...
  • Goa govt tells Sunburn organisers to shift venue from Candolim beach September 12, 2013

    Panaji: The annual dance and music festival 'Sunburn' will no longer be held at the regular Candolim beach from this year. The event is known to attract a lot of tourists to Goa every year, but the tourism department wants to change the venue because of the inconvenience caused around...
  • Goa govt approves 'Beach Shack Policy', debars foreigners from working at restaurants August 28, 2013

    Goa Government on Wednesday approved the Beach Shack Policy debarring foreigners from managing or working at these restaurants on beaches, and also extending the renewal period of licences from one to three years. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar announced the details of the Policy, after the state Cabinet gave its approval. The...
  • ATM heist accused arrested in Goa with cash worth Rs 1.16 crore July 30, 2013

    Maharashtra Police arrested three men at a Miramar beach hotel near Panaji in connection with an alleged ATM money heist in Ahmadnagar on July 20. The operation was conducted jointly by the Pune-based Lonikand police station and the Panaji police, which nabbed them in a hotel with stolen cash amounting...
  • 28 lakh tourists visited Goa last fiscal, a record high May 15, 2013

    Panaji: A record 27.8 lakh tourists visited the coastal hot-spot of Goa in 2012-13, marking a 4 per cent increase over the previous year, official figures say. "Goa registered a record arrival of 27.8 lakh tourists for the year 2012-13, of which, 4.5 lakh were foreigners. The previous year saw...