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Global business meet for Indian diaspora


August 28th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) A global business meet to provide a platform to the Indian diaspora will be held in New York next month by New Global Indian Foundation ... Read more...

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SRK begins his first ever shooting schedule in Kashmir Valley


August 27th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 27 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan arrived here Monday to shoot in the picturesque Kashmir Valley for the first time in his over two-decade-old film career.Shah ... Read more...

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Mango madness: Over 600 varieties at Delhi fest


July 8th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) It was a feast to remember for Delhi's mango-lovers who got a taste of their favourites from 600 varieties of the "maharaja" of fruits at ... Read more...

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India will restore investor confidence, Krishna tells US


June 13th, 2012 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 13 (IANS) Allaying doubts about India's success story, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has assured American business that India will restore investor confidence and regain economic momentum and ... Read more...

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Tourism working group proposes focus on skill development


April 20th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) As proposed by the working group on tourism constituted by the Planning Commission for the 12th Five-Year Plan, more focus will be placed on skill ... Read more...

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‘Incredible India’ luring fashion world with business sense: Pakistani designer (With Images)


April 15th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The Indian fashion industry, with its talent, craft, textile and business sense, is luring the international fashion world with a vengeance, says Pakistani designer Sahar ... Read more...

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Finetune policies to promote community tourism: Study


April 15th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The government should reinforce policies and focus on effective marketing to promote domestic tourism which has a huge potential to contribute to the social and ... Read more...

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Tourism gets mere nine percent hike in budget


March 16th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India's tourism sector Friday got an allocation of Rs.1,282 crore for 2012-13 - a mere 9.5 percent increase over the previous year.The allocation last year ... Read more...

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Bengal hopeful of central funds for tourism development


March 2nd, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 1 (IANS) West Bengal is hopeful of getting funds from the central government in the upcoming budget allocation for development of tourism, state Tourism Minister Rachhpal Singh said ... Read more...

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Now movies to promote Incredible India abroad


February 16th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Bollywood movies have for long popularised foreign destinations in India and now the same tool will be used to promote Indian destinations among foreign ... Read more...

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Soni offers to help film industry over service tax


February 16th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni Thursday said she was willing to go in a delegation of filmmakers to Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee ... Read more...

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I hope Bollywood starts shooting in Kashmir again: Aamir (With Images)


February 9th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 9 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan was here after more than a decade and was so impressed with the breathtaking beauty of the valley that he hopes ... Read more...

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India needs to rebuilt its telecom narrative (Comment)


February 6th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Telecom sits on the top of the incredible India story. But the mess, evident in the award of second generation (2G) licences, shows how at least six principal characters worked overtime ... Read more...

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India holds road shows in Saudi Arabia to attract tourists


January 13th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) To attract high-end tourists to some of its luxurious and exotic locales, India has held roadshows in three cities in Saudi Arabia, an official said ... Read more...

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Sahai urges people to join Clean India campaign (Lead)


January 10th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Every Indian has a duty to keep the country's heritage safe and clean, union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai said Monday, urging people to join ... Read more...

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Sahay urges people to join Clean India campaign


January 9th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Every Indian has a duty to keep the country's heritage safe and clean, union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay said Monday, urging people to join ... Read more...

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Air India offers NRIs, foreigners domestic travel scheme


December 31st, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) In a bid to woo more passengers, Air India Saturday launched a scheme for non-resident Indians (NRIs) and overseas tourists offering fares starting $200 on ... Read more...

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Around the country in 84 days - on wheelchairs! (With Images)


December 22nd, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 22 (IANS) On Sep 28, four plucky Mumbaikars set out on a challenging 84 day nationwide tour. On Dec 20, the four physically challenged professionals completed their wheelchair-bound ... Read more...

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Buenos Aires golf event showcases India’s culture


December 15th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Dec 15 (IANS) The fourth edition of the Copa de la India Golf Tournament concluded here, not just showcasing high-quality golf but Indian culture as well.It is organised ... Read more...

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Tourism ministry steps up promotion campaign (With Image)


December 14th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The tourism ministry has set up an inter-ministerial coordination committee for the sector, under the chairmanship of the principal secretary to Prime Minister, to facilitate ... Read more...

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Film shoots could boost tourism in India: Minister


November 26th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 26 (IANS) Film shooting could be a major growth for the tourism industry in India, union tourism minister Subodh Kant Sahay said Saturday, promising a tax reimbursement structure ... Read more...

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Capture essence of India on video - to win


November 15th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Just pick up your video camera and shoot a three-minute film if you think you can capture the essence of India, wherever you are. ... Read more...

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IFFI to be part of Incredible India campaign: Official


November 12th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 12 (IANS) Films aside, the organisers of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) aim to leverage the top draw event to beef up international tourism inflows, making ... Read more...

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Soni calls for upgrading TV ratings system


November 1st, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni Tuesday called for upgrading media measurement systems in readership as well as TV ratings to reflect the country's ... Read more...

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Champion Vettel falls in love with ‘Incredible India


October 30th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Oct 30 (IANS) Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel says his win in the inaugural Indian Grand Prix was the one of the best in his career ... Read more...

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‘Focus on social media to get more tourists’


October 22nd, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 22 (IANS) The 'Incredible India' campaign, a branding exercise by the tourism ministry to create a distinctive identity for the country, must be "reinvented", a tourism ... Read more...

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Delhi’s biggest arts fest faces fund crunch


September 19th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Twenty-nine countries, 2,000 performers, an expected footfall of five million and 25 niche venues -- the capital's biggest arts carnival, the Delhi International Arts Festival ... Read more...

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India compromising on its culture: Pakistani designer (Interview)


September 17th, 2011 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) For outsiders, India is about its culture and tradition, but swanky malls, international labels, expensive cars and fast-food chains are taking away its true ... Read more...

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Goa tourism moves beyond beaches


September 16th, 2011 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 16 (IANS) If you feel Goa is all about beaches, think again. The custodians of tourism here are going for new hooks.The tourism industry here plans to aggressively ... Read more...

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Indian-origin British MP faces electoral probe


September 15th, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) Britain's Electoral Commission is looking into a case involving an Indian-origin British parliamentarian following allegations that the Indian tourism office donated 5,000 pounds for a party ... Read more...

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First Indian film museum in 2013: Ambika Soni


September 9th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) The government aims to complete work on the country's first film museum by 2013, which marks the centenary of the Indian film industry, Union ... Read more...

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Dhoni to be roped in for Incredible India campaign: Sahay


April 25th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, April 25 (IANS) Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay Monday said that Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni would be roped in for the 'Incredible India' campaign."We will try ... Read more...

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Foreign tourists opting for India’s rural, offbeat spots


April 19th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 19 (IANS) Tourists from countries like Britain, France and Italy want a true insight into 'Incredible India', and requests for visiting its rural heartland and less-travelled spots are ... Read more...

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‘World’s biggest party is in India tonight’


April 3rd, 2011 - 2:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Cricket unites India like anything and World Cup victory of the Men in Blue was celebrated by cross-section of society. The fashion fraternity was ... Read more...

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Tourism gets 10 percent hike in budget


February 28th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) India's tourism budget was Monday pegged at Rs.1,170.76 crore (Rs.11.7 billion/$258 million)) - a 10 percent increase over the previous year. Most of the budgetary allocation has ... Read more...

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