Goa Beaches

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Goa govt bans drinking liquor on beaches April 25, 2013

    Panaji: Goa government has banned drinking liquor on beaches in a bid to curb littering and nuisance caused to women tourists. However, one can continue to enjoy drinks at designated places like beach shacks, Goa Tourism Director Nikhil Desai told reporters. "The ban has been imposed under Goa Tourist Places (Protection...
  • CCTVs to keep hawk's eye on Goa beaches soon March 20, 2012

    Panaji: Over three dozen CCTV cameras will soon start capturing all the movements and activities on Goa's crowded beaches, as part of state government's initiative in curbing illegalities on the shores. Goa Tourism Department has moved a proposal of installing more than 36 CCTV cameras at vital locations, mostly crowded beaches,...
  • The Last Word: Media coverage of celebs' private lives March 18, 2011

    In 'The Last Word', Karan Thapar discusses with a panel of experts how far should media go in covering the private lives of celebrities. ...
  • British tourist molested on Goa beach October 1, 2010

    Panaji: A 27-year-old British woman was molested at the Arambol beach here on Friday evening, the police said. The accused has been arrested. The woman was bathing at the beach, around 40 km from here, when a youth from Maharashtra waded up to her and molested her, a senior police official...
  • Beaches turn black every year: Goa govt September 1, 2010

    Panaji: Over the past few days, tarballs have washed up along many South Goa beaches. But don't panic, says the state government, it happens every year. These days, vast stretches of the beaches are covered with thick oil washed ashore in the form of tarballs. Worried that the black beaches...
  • Goa govt bans beach parties till January 5 December 21, 2008

    New Delhi: Goa government has banned beach parties from December 23 to January 5 in Goa due to a heightened terror threat. After a high-level security meeting in the state, the Goa government has decided to ban the popular open beach parties this New Year eve. "No beach parties from December 23,...
  • Ban, no ban, ban again on Goa beach parties December 20, 2008

    Panaji: The Goa government on Saturday banned parties on beaches and other open areas from December 23 to January 5. It had first come up with this ban two days back but then revoked it. "Taking into consideration all aspects, we have decided that beach parties would not be allowed from...