Manohar Ajgaonkar

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Goa Police launches probe after posters for 'nude party' emerge

24 Sep 2019

Goa Police launches probe after posters for 'nude party' emerge

Recently, two racy posters about a "nude party" in North Goa emerged on social media.

Goa: Two MGP MLAs join BJP in another late-night drama

27 Mar 2019

Goa: Two MGP MLAs join BJP in another late-night drama

In yet another late-night development in Goa, two out of three MLAs of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) have joined BJP, taking the latter's strength in the State Assembly to 14 legislators.

Don't do drugs, drink feni in music fests: Goa minister

28 Feb 2019

Don't do drugs, drink feni in music fests: Goa minister

Last week, the Goa government gave its nod for Sunburn's Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festival after a three-year hiatus.

Goa: Exchange cigarette butts for free beer at this shack

07 Feb 2019

Goa: Exchange cigarette butts for free beer at this shack

Goa, a go-to place for many, sees an inflow of 7L tourists every year.

Goa: Event organizers upset with entertainment tax on free passes

23 Nov 2018

Goa: Event organizers upset with entertainment tax on free passes

The imposition of entertainment tax on free passes distributed by organizers for major events is a dampener for tourism in Goa, industry stakeholders have said.

No major New-Year event planned, Goa government might reconsider fee

16 Nov 2018

No major New-Year event planned, Goa government might reconsider fee

With no big-ticket entertainment event scheduled for New Year in Goa, the state government today said it could reconsider the fees levied on them in case organizers sought a reduction.

Goa to have no EDM festival this year?

10 Nov 2018

Goa to have no EDM festival this year?

Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said no organizer has approached the government to conduct the electronic, dance and music (EDM) festival this year.

First chartered-flight from Russia lands in Goa, tourist season begins

04 Oct 2018

First chartered-flight from Russia lands in Goa, tourist season begins

The first chartered flight from Russia landed in Goa today, marking the beginning of tourist season this year.

Goa: Private cab operators to hold 'mega rally' on Aug-17

14 Aug 2018

Goa: Private cab operators to hold 'mega rally' on Aug-17

The private cab operators in Goa will hold a "mega rally" on August 17 against the app-based taxi service launched by a state-run agency.

Tourists who don't respect Goan culture not welcome: Minister

26 Jul 2018

Tourists who don't respect Goan culture not welcome: Minister

Tourists who do not respect the culture of Goa and create nuisance by littering on the beaches or taking drugs are not welcome in the state, Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said in the Legislative Assembly today.

Goa wants only 'good tourists': Heavy fines for public-drinking, littering

17 Jul 2018

Goa wants only 'good tourists': Heavy fines for public-drinking, littering

Goa, a state dependent on tourism, is becoming selective. Now it wants only "good" visitors, Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar has said.

Goa govt to launch app-based taxi service 'Goamiles' next month

26 Jun 2018

Goa govt to launch app-based taxi service 'Goamiles' next month

The Goa government will launch its own app-based taxi service "Goamiles" to some key tourist destinations starting next month.

Goa Tourism mulls having lifeguards round-the-clock at its beaches

16 Jun 2018

Goa Tourism mulls having lifeguards round-the-clock at its beaches

The Goa Tourism Department is contemplating deploying lifeguards round-the-clock to patrol the state's beaches.

Goans skip beaches, hit the hinterland to beat summer heat

25 Apr 2018

Goans skip beaches, hit the hinterland to beat summer heat

While tourists from across the world come to Goa to enjoy on its picturesque beaches, the locals have of late been holidaying in the state's hinterland to get respite from the summer heat and humidity.

No beef ban, tourists can eat everything, says Goa minister

10 Jul 2017

No beef ban, tourists can eat everything, says Goa minister

At a time when lynchings are taking place in the name of beef, Goa tourism minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said that beef isn't banned in the state and tourists can eat whatever they feel like.

Bengaluru: Vegetable prices increase due to scarcity of water

19 Apr 2017

Bengaluru: Vegetable prices increase due to scarcity of water

Markets across Bengaluru are witnessing vegetable prices soar as compared to prices last week.