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Beauty and Mumbai's beastly trade

Sonia Faleiro was simply in search of a story she could sink her teeth into. A campaigning reporter on a number of Indian newspapers, the 33-year-old from Goa adhered to one overriding credo: "To convey information about people we know nothing of." And so, when she came across a small news item about dance bars in Mumbai, dens of iniquity in which disadvantaged young women were used and abused by the city's elite, she knew that here was something worth delving into.

Sewage makes Goa's tourist beaches unsafe

Beaches in the Indian state of Goa are unfit for swimming and fishing because of high levels of sewage contamination, scientists say.

Goa beaches unfit for swimming

A beach resort popular with British holidaymakers is unfit for swimming and fishing because of contamination by sewage water, scientists have warned.

The Big Six: Boutique hotels in Goa

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Seasonal cheer

Traveller's guide: The world's best weather

Fed up with Britain's freezing temperatures? The ideal conditions for the perfect holiday are out there somewhere, says Harriet O'Brien

24-Hour Room Service: Alila Diwa, Goa, India

Reclining on a partially submerged lounger in the infinity pool, watching buffalo lazily munch through fields to each side as the Arabian Sea crashes on to a palm fringed beach beyond... it's a very different picture to the neon full-moon parties and bustling beaches of North Goa.

Andrew Buncombe: Cricket may meet its match if Premier League passion grows

It has always been recognised that because of India's intense, obsessive love of cricket – a passion that sees dusty strips of land across the country packed with children playing with homemade bats and balls – other sports have suffered. Even hockey, which once made a claim to be the country's national sport and at which India has enjoyed considerable Olympic success over the years, has never really come close.

Man jailed in India over drugs allowed to return to UK

A British backpacker who was jailed in India for drugs offences has been granted approval by Indian authorities to serve the remainder of his sentence in the UK, campaigners said today.

Politician is named in Goa murder trial

The mother of murdered Scarlett Keeling claimed her daughter had been fed drugs by the men accused of killing and raping her.

Teenager 'fed drugs' by murder accused

The mother of murdered teenager Scarlett Keeling claimed today that her daughter had been fed drugs by the two men accused of killing and raping her.

Scarlett Keeling's mother testifies at trial in India

The mother of the murdered British teenager Scarlett Keeling told a court yesterday how she heard the news of her daughter's death in a phone call.

The hero, his widow, and a row over his George Cross

An Indian soldier's medal being auctioned in Britain has been withdrawn from sale after his widow claimed the award for gallantry was stolen

Racist violence migrates to the country

Racism and xenophobic violence is flourishing in towns and villages across Britain – while inner city areas that were once hotbeds of racial violence are now more "at ease" with diversity, according to a new report.

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