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Luring day-trippers - Delhi’s HOHO buses change gear (Feature) (With Images)


July 15th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The children's laughter and chatter grow as the luxury bus rolls from Qutab Minar. The next stop is Lotus Temple for the bus, begun initially ... Read more...

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First state-run water park opens in Lonavala (With Images)


May 7th, 2012 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lonavala (Maharashtra), May 7 (IANS) A swank, modern and affordable water park, which opened near this hill station, marks the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation's (MTDC) maiden foray into the amusement ... Read more...

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Srinagar’s tulip garden is a huge draw


April 28th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 28 (IANS) A record of nearly a lakh and a half tourists visited the tulip garden in Srinagar city this spring, an official said.A brainchild of ... Read more...

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Two kids drown at Maharashtra beach


April 6th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), April 6 (IANS) Two children playing on Harne beach near the Ratnagiri district headquarters went too far into the sea and were drowned, police said Friday."Five children from ... Read more...

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Andhra government to start conservation work on Mecca Masjid


March 26th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 26 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to start chemical conservation and preservation work on the historic Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad.The work is to be carried out ... Read more...

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Floating protest: Kashmir houseboat owners cry foul (With Images)


March 19th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 19 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's famed houseboats were the focus of a unique protest here Monday with dozens of owners moving around in shikaras (boats) on the Jhelum ... Read more...

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Mexican butterfly sanctuaries: from ecomiracle to tourist draw


November 20th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Angangueo (Mexico), Nov 20 (IANS/EFE) With the onset of fall, the biosphere reserve that straddles Mexico state and neighbouring Michoacan welcomes millions of monarch butterflies from Canada and the US ... Read more...

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Quake hits Nepal’s mainstay tourism industry


September 21st, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 21 (IANS) Recovering from a decade of armed uprising and a massacre in the royal palace that wiped out the king, queen and nine more royals, Nepal's tourism ... Read more...

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Efforts on to promote tourism in Bengal: Minister


July 19th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) West Bengal Tourism Minister Rachpal Singh Monday blamed the erstwhile Left Front government for neglecting the tourism industry and said his government will take steps to ... Read more...

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Ship stranded on Mumbai beach refloated


July 2nd, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Three weeks after scrapped cargo ship MV Wisdom ran aground at Juhu Beach in north Mumbai, maritime authorities succeeded in refloating it Saturday afternoon, an official ... Read more...

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Pune to have a museum dedicated to Sachin Tendulkar


April 6th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Pune (Maharashtra), April 6 (IANS) After the clamour for Bharat Ratna for cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar, now the Maharashtra government plans to set up a museum dedicated to the ... Read more...

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Ski down grassy Himalayan slopes this summer


March 15th, 2011 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 15 (IANS) Snow or not, winter or summer, skiers can have fun gliding down slopes in Himachal Pradesh right through the year with the state government promoting grass ... Read more...

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Mumbai’s monuments can boost fort tourism


March 11th, 2011 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 11 (IANS) Standing tall and bearing the scars of innumerable battles, the remnants of forts in Mumbai are a testament to the valour of Maratha warriors in the ... Read more...

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Egyptian team in Jaipur re-preserves 2300 old mummy


March 8th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Jaipur, Mar 8(ANI): A three-member team from Egypt on Tuesday re-preserved a 2,300 old Egyptian mummy in Jaipur, Rajasthan.The mummy is that of Tutu, a female member of a priest's family, ... Read more...

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Nepal’s casino kingdom faces guillotine


February 12th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 12 (IANS) The fate of eight of Nepal's 10 casinos, once a major tourist attraction, lies in jeopardy with the owners failing to pay the money owed to ... Read more...

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60 percent of Russians want Lenin’s body to be buried


February 3rd, 2011 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 60 percent of Russians want Vladimir Lenin's body to be removed from his mausoleum in Moscow's Red Square and buried, according to a poll.Forty three percent ... Read more...

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Chandigarh gets Rs.5 crore to light up Rock Garden


January 29th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 29 (IANS) Chandigarh's famed Rock Garden will now be illuminated. The union tourism ministry has given a Rs.5 crore grant to illuminate the garden, a major tourist attraction, and promote ... Read more...

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Nepal ‘jails’ blind rhino for manslaughter


January 28th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 28 (IANS) Authorities in western Nepal have slapped a one-year "jail term" on a blind rhinoceros who killed a man last year.In remote Bardiya district in the farwest, ... Read more...

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British Airways workers may strike on royal wedding day


January 11th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) The royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton - likely to be a major tourist attraction to Britain this year - may be hampered with British ... Read more...

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Karnataka put on high alert over year-end terror threat


December 27th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 27 (IANS) Police and paramilitary forces in Karnataka, particularly in the coastal areas, have been placed on high alert following warnings of possible terror strikes in the coming days, ... Read more...

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Ancient Egyptian temple sits submerged in sewage


November 24th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Nov 24 (ANI): An ancient Egyptian temple of Ptah, located in the village of Meet Rahina near Memphis, just south of Cairo, now sits in stinking effluent.The temple, built during the ... Read more...

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Italy’s ancient gladiator training centre collapses


November 7th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 7 (IANS) An ancient building, which was used by Roman gladiators as their training centre, has collapsed, officials said.The building in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii collapsed Saturday morning, ... Read more...

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One more Royal Bengal tiger dies in Bangalore zoo


October 5th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 5 (IANS) A four-year-old Royal Bengal tiger died early Tuesday at the Bannerghatta National Park on the outskirts of this Karnataka capital, taking to three the toll of the big ... Read more...

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Yet another tiger, a cub, dies in Bannerghatta


September 18th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 18(IANS) A tiger cub died in the Bannerghatta National Park (BNP) here in the wee hours Saturday, taking to five the number of tigers that have died in the park ... Read more...

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Mamata to visit Darjeeling soon, appeals for peace


September 14th, 2010 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Sep 13 (IANS) Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Monday said she would be visiting the trouble-torn Darjeeling Hills very soon and asserted that peace could be restored ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to have more airports


July 15th, 2010 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 15 (IANS) Bangladesh is to have more international and domestic airports to facilitate economic development and act as "a bridge between the East and the West", Prime Minister Sheikh ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir’s Betaab Valley, a major tourist attraction


May 29th, 2010 - 8:07 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, May 29 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir's Betaab Valley, named after a Bollywood movie, has become a favourite tourist destination.Enroute to the Amarnath shrine, this newly developed tourist resort near Pahalgam, is ... Read more...

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Rattlesnake Rodeos Leading To The Depletion Of Rattlesnakes


April 22nd, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Alabama, Apr 22, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The famous Rattlesnake Round-up which has become one of the major tourist attraction in many rural places of United States is becoming the reason of ... Read more...

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Exciting ideas proposed to woo CWG tourists


March 19th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) A night bazaar in the heart of the capital, mobile craft vans, a mock Indian wedding, a spiritual tour, a political tour and so on - a ... Read more...

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Starving sea lions wash ashore in California


March 13th, 2010 - 2:43 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 13 (DPA) Hundreds of starving sea lions are washing ashore along the California coast as El Nino weather conditions warm the Pacific Ocean and drive away their usual prey, ... Read more...

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Analysis of Chinese terracotta stallions points to horse castration 2000 years ago


March 3rd, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, March 3 (ANI): A study of the terracotta horses within the tomb of a Chinese emperor has revealed that many of the animals had no testicles, pointing to the possibility ... Read more...

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Is Dubai’s retail glory fading? (Comment)


February 28th, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Rajendra K. Aneja Shopping is the soul of Dubai, a place whose very name can be pronounced "Do-Buy"! Retail is a key driver of Dubai's economy. It is the major tourist attraction. ... Read more...

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Rural Olympics 2010 attracts tourists


February 21st, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Kila Raipur (Punjab), Feb 21 (ANI): Several unique and daredevil sporting events at the Rural Olympics 2010 drew over hundreds of tourists in Kila Raipur here.Tourists gathered to witness the four-day Rural ... Read more...

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Statue Of President Barack Obama Removed From Jakarta Park


February 16th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jakarta, Indonesia, Feb 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The bronze statue of United States President Barack Obama has been removed from a park in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta after it received ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Goa to tighten security for Chabad House, carnival


February 14th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 14 (IANS) A Jewish prayer house in Goa has been provided 24-hour security cover in the wake of the terror attack in Pune, police said here Sunday. The Chabad house located ... Read more...

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