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The Park Hotels in India have launched a stylish property in Goa. The 30-bedroom retreat is on Candolim Beach and has a spa.
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The relaxed charms and sunny weather of the Indian state of Goa lure people from around the world. Little wonder then, perhaps, that the country's male election officials are keen to put themselves forward for a little duty in the sun.
Nostalgia for our roots can be irresistible, especially when life's journey, however long and adventurous, is nearing its end
Fed up with Britain's freezing temperatures? The ideal conditions for the perfect holiday are out there somewhere, says Harriet O'Brien
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.
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.
An Indian soldier's medal being auctioned in Britain has been withdrawn from sale after his widow claimed the award for gallantry was stolen
The world's greatest party season has arrived. Will Jones adds up all the ways to join in the fun
In a whirlwind year that saw London folk rock band Mumford & Sons score a Top 7 debut album, they toured the UK, Europe, America and India.
Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specified holiday. Today: a two-week holiday in Goa, departing in the first week of December. Prices are for two people travelling together and include 14 nights' accommodation and transfers.
Lawyer claims Ujjwala Raut used 'powerful connections' to get her Scottish film-producer husband kicked out of country
Go upmarket in Goa – beach life with butler service
The mother of the murdered British teenager Scarlett Keeling said last night that she had gone into hiding amid fears for her safety. Fiona MacKeown, 43, said she had moved to "an undisclosed location" on the advice of her lawyer and after warnings from local people.
The mother of Scarlett Keeling, the British teenager raped and murdered in Goa, was due to appear before an Indian court today to answer a charge that she failed to provide for her daughter's safety by leaving her in the care of her local boyfriend while the rest of the family went travelling.
A barman arrested over the rape and murder of Scarlett Keeling, the British girl found dead in Goa, has apparently confessed to having sex with the 15-year-old less than two hours before her semi-naked body was discovered on a beach.