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Satellite Beachside Festival returns to Goa in December, will bring together Peers and Supporters from Dance and Music Community

To be held from December 28, the four-day fest has been conceptualised by Pearl and Nikhil Chinapa

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Panaji, December 21, 2016: Satellite Beachside festival, which started off as an idea to bring together peers and supporters from the dance music community, will return to Goa with its second edition later this month.

To be held from December 28, the four-day fest has been conceptualised by Pearl and Nikhil Chinapa.

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“Pearl has for the longest time wanted to set up an alternative music festival, and has been talking about it for the last four years,” Nikhil said in a statement.

“Very early on, she saw where the large festivals were headed to and she thought that we needed to support alternative music that could be more popular, since the clubs were turning into mini-festivals themselves, with confetti canons and lasers, which we earlier saw only at big festivals.

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“She wanted to work closely with her counterparts in the music scene and we both came up with the hare-brained idea of doing a festival in Goa in the monsoon when supposedly very few people come to Goa. After that first edition in August when more than 600 people came for the music, we knew we would be doing Satellite again,” he added.

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It has an impressive line-up of Indian talent and top names from Anjunadeep, a premier deep-house music label. Indian producers and DJs like Arjun Vagale, BLOT, Ash Roy, Praveen Achary, Pearl and Nikhil will be playing at the fest. (IANS)

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Goa Police Ensures Strict Monitoring of Cash Transactions at Goa Casinos Ahead of Polls

Elections to Goa's two Lok Sabha constituencies and bypolls to three assembly seats will be held on April 23, the Election Commission announced on Sunday

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Casino Popular with Indian Gamblers. Pixabay

With the Model Code of Conduct in place for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and assembly bypolls, the Goa Police on Sunday said that they will be strictly monitoring gambling operations in the coastal state, including in casinos.

Deputy Inspector General of Police Rajesh Kumar said that there would be strict vigil of cash transactions at Goa’s casinos, which have been accused of money laundering by the Opposition and civil society.

“… we have laid more emphasis on cracking down on crimes like matka, gambling, narcotics…” he told reporters here.

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This place is more than just a casino. Flickr

He also said that casino operators will have to ensure their patrons have a PAN card, especially while making cash transactions.

“There are laid-down guidelines for casinos… If someone is going with cash, he should have a PAN card and whether the PAN card is being recorded there (at the casino’s end). Whatever norms there are will be enforced,” he added.

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There are six offshore casinos and about nine onshore casinos operating from the state’s numerous coastal resorts.

Elections to Goa’s two Lok Sabha constituencies and bypolls to three assembly seats will be held on April 23, the Election Commission announced on Sunday. (IANS)