Rescuers have recovered 23 survivors, pulling the last from the wreckage on Sunday but at least 17 workers have died

Fancy taking a break in India or Pakistan at the moment? Me neither

SO, NO more beads and flowers in the Indian subcontinent then. The part of the world where to squash an ant was to run the risk of killing your reincarnated grandmother - and where leather shoes were equated with murdered cows - is now to become the backdrop to a nuclear arms race.

The diary of Emma D May: Missing in action

Emma D May is currently missing in Goa. IoS investigations have uncovered the following postcard:

A Graves Injustice?


Football: Jungle alert for missing Kommissar

The Gaffer Tapes

Letter: Feral felines, not pussy cats

Neal Ascherson is right that "multinational capitalism has been badly mauled in recent years" when products are sold in countries in which they - and the NGOs concerned - are based (3 August). He is quite wrong when he says that "thuggery is out" and that it is no longer an option to arrange for "do-gooders" to be denied visas.


Forget Ibiza and Goa as clubbing meccas. It's time to throw out your trainers and pick up your handbag, as it's all happening in Enfield, Middlesex, where the "most expensive club" in the country has just opened its doors. More than pounds 8 million has been lavished on Eros, the latest in a string of openings by club giants First Leisure. Bill MacGregor, First Leisure's manager, has high hopes for their latest project. "Eros is a brand new approach in disco design," he says. "Many of today's clubs have so little to offer, lots of them are just plain warehouses. We offer absolute comfort and luxury. It is the night-club for the next millennium." Eros boasts a capacity of 2,000, a hydraulic stage and themed bars. The Gothic Bar is strewn with cobwebs, columns and wrought iron, while the Fairground Bar comes complete with flashing lights, arcade machines and a casino area. As for the music, there's something for everyone, from 1970s nights to dance and Indie nights. And if you're planning to go but don't know what to wear, Eros has fashion police giving round-the-clock advice (0181-363 7565) to anxious clubbers faced with an insubstantial wardrobe. 3 Dearsley Rd, off Great Cambridge Rd, Enfield, Middlesex (0181- 363 3111)

India's own Portugal

Plane to paradise? In the first of a series giving the travel essentials for popular destinations, Simon Calder suggests a visit to Goa - on or off season

India - the jewel in the brochure


New breed of hippies on the old India trip

Never mind the meditation, show us the way to the cheap drugs and raves. Charles Owen meets the new generation of travellers, more eager to chill out than 'find themselves'

Manic Street Preachers' outraged by song

Award-winning rock band the Manic Street Preachers have criticised another group for recording a song claiming that their missing member, Richey Edwards, is dead.

It's easy to disappear in Goa's hippy haunts

If missing rock star Richey Edwards is in India, he could live anonymously for years, reports Jan McGirk

Police seek missing Manics lyricist in Goa

Interpol, the international police organisation, is to be alerted about a possible sighting in India of Richey Edwards, the missing member of the Manic Street Preacher rock group.

Hippie trail clue in mystery of the missing rock star

The mystery surrounding the disappearance of the rock star Richey Edwards took a new twist yesterday when a college lecturer claimed to have spotted the former Manic Street Preachers guitarist in a hippie market in Goa.

There was this strange thing in the khazi


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