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Indian tourism upbeat despite tight budget (Comment)


March 29th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Although India's latest budget has increased the allocation for tourism by less than 10 percent, the tourism ministry remains hopeful that it can bring in at least seven million foreign tourists ... Read more...

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Mumbai hotels to be open all night on Xmas and New Year


December 24th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 24 (IANS) All hotels in Mumbai will remain open till 5 a.m. Dec 24 and 31 to celebrate Christmas and usher in the New Year, an official said ... Read more...

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Maharashtra bar owners demand rollback of drinking age hike


June 1st, 2011 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) The Maharashtra government must rollback its "ridiculous" decision to hike the minimum age for consuming liquor, various bar owners' associations demanded Wednesday."The liquor industry is already ... Read more...

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British official’s stay in luxury Indian hotel frowned on


December 12th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 12 (IANS) A top British tax official's four-night stay at a luxury Indian hotel cost the taxpayer thousands of pounds, a media report said Sunday.Dave Hartnett, Permanent Secretary for Tax ... Read more...

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Indian hotel charged with violating noise laws during Brand-Perry wedding


November 1st, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 1 (ANI): Aman-I-Khas, the luxurious Indian resort where Katy Perry and comedian Russell Brand tied the knot, has reportedly been charged with violating noise laws during the wedding celebrations ... Read more...

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Indian TV helps solve Nepali woman’s murder


September 7th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 6 (IANS) A woman gangraped for nearly three days before being strangled to death in a hotel in an Indian city has been identified as a 35-year-old Nepali housewife and ... Read more...

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Lalit Suri hotel group firms up $500 mn expansion plan


May 4th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Sakshi Gulati New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Premium Indian hotel chain, the Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, is investing Rs.2,200 crore (nearly $500 million) towards expansion, with plans to actively participate in public-private-partnership ... Read more...

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Travelocity Global acquires Travelguru


August 19th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by IBNS
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IBNS) In evidence of its commitment to growing its business around the world, Travelocity Global has announced that it has acquired India's leading online hotel distribution network, Travelguru. The ... Read more...

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US travel firm buys out India’s Travelguru


August 18th, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 18 (IANS) Global online travel firm Travelocity Global has acquired India's leading hotel distribution network firm Travelguru for an undisclosed amount. "Travelguru will strengthen our businesses, teams and relationships in India, ... Read more...

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High Indian hotel rates bigger tourism deterrent than terrorism


March 16th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Manik Mehta Berlin, March 16 (IANS) Prohibitive hotel rates and not the fear of terrorist attacks are keeping recession-hit tourists away from India, say European tour operators who were expecting Indian hotels ... Read more...

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Minogue demands special menu during stay at Indian hotel


March 7th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 7 (ANI): Aussie pop star Kylie Minogue has put the creativity of Indian chefs to test.The 40-year-old singer, whos in India to shoot for Bollywood film Blue, demands a ... Read more...

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Efforts are on to have inclusive growth in tourism sector: Ambika Soni


November 18th, 2008 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): Union Tourism and Culture Minister Ambika Soni today said that all efforts are on to have inclusive growth in the tourism sector in the country. Addressing ... Read more...

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India agrees that Tobacco industry puts “pressure” to relax health policies


November 18th, 2008 - 5:16 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantThe Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare revealed before the Central Information Commission that tobacco industry is putting “pressure” to relax the tobacco control policies (source: The Hindu, 14 ... Read more...

Posted in Health, Health Science |

3rd Global Tobacco Treaty Action Guide 2008 released


September 29th, 2008 - 1:20 am ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantThe 3rd edition of the "Global Tobacco Treaty Action Guide 2008: Protecting Against Tobacco Industry Interference" was released earlier this week in many countries including India, during International Week of ... Read more...

Posted in Health, Health Science |

Uphold public health over corporate interests


September 25th, 2008 - 2:18 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantIt is a pity that India's robust smoke-free policies have been challenged by those with vested interests neglecting the immense and undisputed proven public health benefits of implementing such policies ... Read more...

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First Ibis hotel opens in Gurgaon


August 26th, 2008 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) InterGlobe Hotels, a joint venture between InterGlobe Enterprises and French hotel group Accor to develop a chain of hotels in India under the Ibis brand, has opened ... Read more...

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‘Dasavathaaram’, costliest Indian film ever, releases Friday


June 12th, 2008 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 12 (IANS) Tamil film "Dasavathaaram", starring superstar Kamal Haasan and made on a whopping budget of Rs.1.3 billion, - the costliest Indian film ever made, is set to hit screens ... Read more...

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Tata to partner Singapore firm for private jet company


February 19th, 2008 - 10:28 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Singapore-based private jet operator BJets Monday announced that it will partner the Tata Group to set up a private jet company, where aircraft will be partly owned by ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan Tourism Minister calls on Ambika Soni


December 17th, 2007 - 8:18 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): Sri Lankan Tourism Minister Milinda Moragoda called on Tourism and Culture Minister Ambika Soni here today and discussed ways to promote and strengthen bilateral relations in the ... Read more...

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