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  • ban bikinis in public places insists goa pwd minister

    Ban bikinis in public places, insists Goa PWD minister

    India | August 07, 2014 16:29 IST

    Panaji: Goa Public Works Department Minister Sudin Dhavalikar Thursday once again insisted that bikinis should be banned on the state's public beaches.Asked if he stood by his comments on banning bikinis from Goa's beaches, Dhavalikar

  • wear anything in goa manohar parrikar

    Wear anything in Goa: Manohar Parrikar

    Politics | July 30, 2014 14:39 IST

    Panaji: People are free to wear what they want in Goa, but those who find it objectionable are also free to book them for obscenity, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the legislative assembly Wednesday.Parrikar was

  • anti bikini minister wants goans to wear dhotis

    Anti-bikini minister wants Goans to wear dhotis

    Politics | July 22, 2014 18:57 IST

    Panaji: Goa's PWD minister Sudin Dhavalikar, who wants bikinis and mini-skirts banned in the state, now wants people to immediately start wearing traditional attire like the dhoti, because he says Indian culture is "the world's

  • anti skirt goa minister sudin dhavalikar now talks sanskar

    Anti-skirt Goa minister Sudin Dhavalikar now talks 'sanskar'

    India | July 17, 2014 17:33 IST

    Panaji:  Sudin Dhavalikar, the Goa minister who recently demanded a ban on mini-skirts and bikinis, now says his "thoughts and sanskar" will take both Goa and India to glory. Mr Dhavalikar, the public works department

  • fir over uploading goa minister s morphed photo

    FIR over uploading Goa minister's morphed photo

    Politics | July 09, 2014 13:18 IST

    Panaji: An FIR has been filed for uploading a morphed photo of Public Works Department Minister Sudin Dhavalikar in a pink swimsuit which went viral on Facebook last week."The FIR has been filed and the

  • wear loin cloth if against westernism designer tells goa

    Wear loin cloth if against Westernism, designer tells Goa minister

    Politics | July 04, 2014 18:52 IST

    Panaji: The controversy over a Goa cabinet minister's demand to ban mini-skirts and bikinis in order to "protect Goan culture" refuses to die down, with ace fashion designer Wendell Rodricks asking him to to wear

  • pubs liquor very much part of indian culture bjp mla

    Pubs, liquor very much part of Indian culture: BJP MLA

    Politics | July 03, 2014 16:47 IST

    Panaji: Days after a minister in Manohar Parrikar-led government set off a controversy by denouncing “pub culture”, a BJP MLA has invoked mythology saying “pub and liquor are very much part of Indian culture” and

  • rape comments not insensitive but misquoted manohar parrikar

    Rape comments not insensitive, but misquoted: Manohar Parrikar

    Politics | July 03, 2014 16:45 IST

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Wednesday said his comments in the media on women and rape were misquoted and there was no insensitivity in his comments.Communicating via his official Twitter handle, Parrikar said: "Whatever

  • no bikini ban on goa s beaches cm manohar parrikar

    No bikini ban on Goa's beaches: CM Manohar Parrikar

    Politics | July 02, 2014 18:40 IST

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today ruled out banning wearing of bikinis on the state's beaches, a day after a minister in his government advocated such a measure, but said drinking of liquor in

  • congress to present mini skirt to goa minister

    Congress to present mini-skirt to Goa minister

    Politics | July 01, 2014 15:52 IST

    Panaji: The Congress will present a mini-skirt to Goa's Public Works Department Minister Sudin Dhavalikar, who wants a ban on girls from wearing short skirts to nightclubs, as, he says, they are a threat to

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