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Rajasthan Promoting Wedding Tourism

The magnificent forts, colourful costumes, presence of horses, elephants and camels and heritage hotels has made Rajasthan quite popular for marriage destinations and the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation Limited (RTDCL) is all set to cash on its strengths to market the state as a destination to get married.

RTDCL General manager J P Pathak said the state provides not only the best ambience but also the required ingredients to make the marriage truly memorable where not only the bridal couple, but even their guests feel like royals.

Rajasthan Goa For Mutual Tourism Promotion

By signing a Memorandum of Understanding, Goa and Rajasthan have agreed to mutually promote each other amongst the visitors to their state.

Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation General Manager J P Pathak said that visitors to Goa will be informed about places of interest in Rajasthan and reciprocally, visitors to Rajasthan will be informed about places in Goa.

Rajasthan that saw a 20 per cent increase in tourists arrival during the last season, has heritage and cultural tourism to offer in the form of its lively fairs, colourful festivals, golden sand dunes, rich wildlife and magnificent forts.

It’s Cong V/s BJP in Valpoi

As expected Deepaji Rane, a staunch BJP worker who had filed his nomination as an independent candidate for the Valpoi by-elections withdrew from the fray on Monday which was the last date for withdrawal thereby reducing the battle to a straight fight between the INC and BJP.
The Congress Party has fielded Vishwajit Rane, the Health Minister and son of Speaker Pratapsing Rane while the BJP has fielded Santosh Haldankar brother of former MLA and Deputy Speaker Narhari Haldankar.

No Shacks at Palolem Till 15th November

The Goa bench of the Bombay High Court on Monday directed the government not to allot any shacks at Palolem beach till 15th November and further directed the government to inspect the beach and submit a report before the next hearing which is also slated for 15th November.
Hearing a petition filed by Vikas Bhagat, the court had earlier directed the government not to issue any licenses after observing that some of the shacks appear to be installed in water as per photographs filed by the petitioner.

Atala Fled India Fearing Life: Sister

Yaniv Benaim alias Atala the Israeli national who was allegedly dealing with drugs in Goa and who jumped bail to disappear from Goa, did so because he feared for his life in India, said his sister according to reports in national media.
It may be recalled that Atala became the centre of a raging controversy after it was revealed that he used to be provided with narcotics by the police themselves and this police drug dealers nexus scam resulted in seven police personnel including one Police Sub Inspector being suspended.
However, the allegations of Atala being very close to Goa’s Home Minister Ravi Naik’s son Roy Naik created a stink for the government with a very strong demand for asking the CBI to probe the matter.

A major fire was averted [VIDEO]

{youtube}fvQYr5Ka91w{/youtube} A major fire was prevented at Comba in Margao thanks to the alertness of local residents who first smelt and the identified the source of the kerosene smell permeating...

Fifth Bird Hit at Dabolim Airport Within a Month


An international flight landing at Dabolim airport early Sunday morning was hit by a bird making it the fifth bird hit within 23 days.

It may be recalled that on 11th September two bird hits were reported at Dabolim within three hours then four days later on 17th September an Indian Airlines flight from Mubai was hit by a bird. More recently, on 25th September an Air Arabia flight was badly damaged due to a bird hit.

Unscientific methods adopted for garbage disposal with most of just dumped on land above the air corridor is the cause of birds hovering around the airport which is resulting in the bird hits.

Garbage Treatment Site Selected at Cortalim

Officials of Industrial Development Corporation and Goa Pollution Control Board approved the site in Cortalim identified by Deputy Speaker Mauvin Godinho for garbage treatment of all the villages in his...

Nepali Girls Lured for Prostitution to Goa

Nepali Police arrested four persons including one Indian national for reportedly attempting to lure girls from that country for prostitution in Goa. According to media reports in Nepal, Nepali girls...