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Goa govt revokes permission for Sunburn 2020; fest to be rescheduled once COVID-19 picture is clearer, say organisers
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Goa govt revokes permission for Sunburn 2020; fest to be rescheduled once COVID-19 picture is clearer, say organisers

These latest updates cap nearly a week of controversies for the EDM festival, beginning with Sunburn's announcement on 1 November.

ISL: Goa Sports Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar says state will host football league as per SOPs, MHA guidelines
Sports

ISL: Goa Sports Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar says state will host football league as per SOPs, MHA guidelines

ISL matches will be hosted at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium at Fatorda in Margao, the Tilak Nagar Stadium at Vasco da Gama and the GMC Athletic Stadium at Bambolim.

Goa set to reopen for tourists today, allows pre-booking at registered hotels; makes COVID-19 test compulsory for visitors
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Goa set to reopen for tourists today, allows pre-booking at registered hotels; makes COVID-19 test compulsory for visitors

Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said that tourism sector in the state will have to strictly abide by social distancing and strict standard operating procedures (SOPs). Actions will be taken against violators, Rane said.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Goa National Games postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19 pandemic
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Goa National Games postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19 pandemic

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) recently asked the Goa government that it must host the National Games as scheduled from 20 October to 4 November this year.

Goa Sports Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar seeks clarity from IOA over fate of National Games
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Goa Sports Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar seeks clarity from IOA over fate of National Games

The coronavirus outbreak has brought all sporting activities to a grinding halt worldwide. In India, major events like the IPL have been postponed indefinitely and some tournaments cancelled.

Goa government will spend Rs 450 cr to develop infrastructure for 36th National Games
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Goa government will spend Rs 450 cr to develop infrastructure for 36th National Games

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday said the state will be spending around Rs 450 crore on infrastructure for the 36th edition of the National Games, which it will host in October 2020.

We will withdraw support to Goa's BJP govt, says MGP chief Deepak Dhavalikar; party to back Congress in Lok Sabha polls
Politics

We will withdraw support to Goa's BJP govt, says MGP chief Deepak Dhavalikar; party to back Congress in Lok Sabha polls

MGP president Deepak Dhavalikar said his party will support Congress for Lok Sabha election and Mapusa bypoll in Goa on 23 April, while announcing his decision to withdraw support to the Pramod Sawant government

Goa has a new prison recipe! Cook or drink in the open, either go to jail for three months or pay Rs 10,000 as fine
India

Goa has a new prison recipe! Cook or drink in the open, either go to jail for three months or pay Rs 10,000 as fine

The Goa government has decided to charge fines between Rs 2,000 and Rs 10,000 from people for drinking and cooking in the open, state Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said.

Goa minister responds to criticism over family's visit to US, says kin bore own expenses
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Goa minister responds to criticism over family's visit to US, says kin bore own expenses

Goa tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar has said that his family members, who accompanied him on an official tour to the United States of America, did so at their own expense.

Shiv Sena dares BJP to crack down on foreigners staying in Goa following Vijai Sardesai's remarks
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Shiv Sena dares BJP to crack down on foreigners staying in Goa following Vijai Sardesai's remarks

Shiv Sena on Monday dared the BJP-led Goa government to crack down on foreigners staying in the coastal state, instead of lashing out at domestic tourists.

Goa tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar threatens to chase away tourists who don't respect 'Goan culture'
India

Goa tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar threatens to chase away tourists who don't respect 'Goan culture'

On Saturday a video surfaced that shows Goa tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar threatening to chase away tourists who do not regard Goan culture.

Goa Carnival to be held from 10 to 13 February: 'King Momo' to lead float parades in all major cities
India

Goa Carnival to be held from 10 to 13 February: 'King Momo' to lead float parades in all major cities

The popular annual Goa Carnival will be held across the coastal state from 10 to 13 February, an official has said.

Goa govt to deploy additional security on beaches to ensure nomads and hawkers don't 'disturb tourists'
India

Goa govt to deploy additional security on beaches to ensure nomads and hawkers don't 'disturb tourists'

The movement of Lamanis, members of a nomadic tribe, vagabonds and hawkers will be restricted on the state's beaches so that tourists are not disturbed, the Goa Assembly was told on Wednesday

Goa government assesses damages after Cyclone Ockhi destroys beach structures
India

Goa government assesses damages after Cyclone Ockhi destroys beach structures

A day after waves impacted by the Ockhi cyclone and the super moon swept dangerously close to Goa's popular beach shacks, in many cases causing damage to equipment and the temporary structures, a top tourism official on Monday said the state government was in the process of assessing the damage.

Cyclone Ockhi: Goa beach shacks flooded by high tides; state tourism ministry considers relocating them
India

Cyclone Ockhi: Goa beach shacks flooded by high tides; state tourism ministry considers relocating them

The unprecedented high tides due to Cyclone Ockhi that flooded hundreds of beach shacks in Goa has given rise to a demand from the tourism industry for a re-think by the state authorities on the places for allocation of the beach shacks along the coast.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Manohar Parrikar blames GFA for absence of Goan players in squad
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FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Manohar Parrikar blames GFA for absence of Goan players in squad

Parrikar lamented, "The GFA should not have boycotted the (U-17) World Cup trials, two years back under erstwhile Indian coach Nicolai Adam.

Cattle slaughter row: Beef is not banned in Goa, says state tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar
India

Cattle slaughter row: Beef is not banned in Goa, says state tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar

Claiming that the Centre's notification banning the sale of cattle for slaughter has had no impact on the tourism sector, Goa tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar on Sunday said that tourists would get whatever dishes they want in Goa.

World Music Day: Manohar Ajgaonkar wants to make Goa a music festival destination
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World Music Day: Manohar Ajgaonkar wants to make Goa a music festival destination

Goa tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar announces plans to make Goa Music Festival Destination on the eve of World Music Day

Restrictions on cattle slaughter won't impact tourism in Goa, promises state govt, denies beef shortage
India

Restrictions on cattle slaughter won't impact tourism in Goa, promises state govt, denies beef shortage

The Centre's notification banning sale and purchase of cattle for slaughter will not affect tourism in Goa, state minister Manohar Ajgaonkar has said

Govt to crack down on all illegal activities along Goa beaches: Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar
India

Govt to crack down on all illegal activities along Goa beaches: Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar

Panaji: In the backdrop of allegations that the state government was singling out a particular community for creating nuisance on Goa beaches, Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar has said that all those operating illegally in the coastal destination, would face action.