BJP will win absolute majority in Goa Assembly polls and form government again, says Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday expressed confidence that the ruling BJP would win “absolute majority” in the Goa Assembly elections due in February next year and form the government in the state once again. He said the “double engine” of BJP governments – in Goa and at the Centre – would help in … Read more

TMC planning to contest all 40 seats in Goa Assembly polls on its own: Luizinho Faleiro

A day after joining the Trinamool Congress (TMC), former Congress MLA Luizinho Faleiro on Thursday said the Mamata Banerjee-led party plans to contest all 40 seats in the next year’s Goa Assembly polls on its own, without forging any alliance. Talking to reporters during a press conference here, the former Goa chief minister also said … Read more

Goibibo’s market study: Millennials love to splurge on travel! Premium and luxury stays in popular demand

A striking aspect is that young Indians are splurging on premium and luxurious stays. (Photo source: Rajasthan Tourism on Twitter) Travel bookings soar in 2021 as there is a 150 per cent increase in bookings this year,  indicates Goibibo’s latest market study! We know that young Indian travellers are showing signs of travel confidence this festive season. Bookings … Read more

How safe is it to travel and stay at hotels now? IHCL, Hilton, Raffles Udaipur roll out tempting offers!

At Raffles Udaipur, guests can enjoy a boat ride and watch migratory birds as they enjoy the panoramic hill views across the tranquil lake and a four hundred year old temple. Bleisure travel is soaring across the country. A key question remains: How safe is it to travel now? With many Indians fully vaccinated or … Read more

Goa: After flood, health directorate asks for fever survey – ET HealthWorld

Panaji: The directorate of health services (DHS) has issued an advisory to health centres asking them to conduct a fever survey to control the possible spread of vector-borne diseases in the flood-ravaged areas of the state. Instructions have also been issued to remove and clean areas that may have stagnant water and to take anti-larval … Read more

Covid-19: A look at the latest guidelines for passengers across Indian states

Flyers to West Bengal are required to furnish a negative RT-PCR report no older than 72 hours. (Picture courtesy: IE) As Covid-19 cases dip across India, states have begun lifting curbs on entry of travellers. Air travel has changed a lot across the country with several states removing the strict norms for travellers. Here are … Read more

Patel’s plot is to grab locals’ land and help builders: Lakshadweep MP

Lakshadweep MP Mohammed Faizal has accused Praful Khoda Patel, the administrator of the Union Territory, of plotting to snatch the lands of the local people in the name of the proposed draft Lakshadweep Development Authority to help builders and to turn the pristine island into a mega real-estate building venture in the name of tourism … Read more

PIL in Bombay HC seeks details of Goa govt’s plans to combat third wave of Covid infections

In the wake of increasing Covid-19 cases in Goa, a local resident has filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Goa bench of the Bombay High Court, seeking details of the state government’s preparations for the third wave of coronavirus infections. The petitioner, Nandgopal Kudchadkar, argued that from just 50 cases per day in … Read more

COVID-19 second wave: Lockdown in Delhi, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Goa & many other states; details

Many states across India are reimposing restrictions and night curfews to contain the spread of covid infection. COVID-19 second wave lockdown in India: In the coming weeks, going out won’t be easy for the public! As the entire nation is in distress with surge in novel coronavirus cases under the massive second wave of the … Read more

The call of the road: Hot travel trend of 2020

As days passed and confidence rose with road trips, short-distance air travel also picked up in the last quarter of 2020, leading to another post-pandemic travel terminology: flycations. And now, of course, we have vaxications, or post-vaccine vacations. By Reya Mehrotra Fed up of staying at home, Kochi-based travel and event consultant Agney Menon packed … Read more