minister of tourism

CBI committed errors in case against Mayawati: SP


July 6th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party Friday accused the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) of committing "technical errors" in the probe against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief ... Read more...

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100,000 skilled workers to join tourism sector


July 5th, 2012 - 5:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) A lakh (100,000) skilled workers trained under the tourism ministry's "Hunar Se Rozgar Tak" scheme will soon be joining the hospitality and tourism industry, Union ... Read more...

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Australia eyes 50 million potential Indian globetrotters


June 16th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 16 (IANS) With Indian overseas travelers market poised to grow exponentially in the next decade, Tourism Australia has come out with a detailed plan to lure at least ... Read more...

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Reliance Life Insurance wins national award


June 6th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Reliance Life Insurance Company, a part of Reliance Capital, Wednesday said it has received a national award from the Quality Council of India (QCI) for ... Read more...

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Former Windies cricket manager in St. Kitts golf team


October 7th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Basseterre (St. Kitts), Oct 7 (IANS/CMC) Former West Indies cricket manager and now St. Kitts Minister of Tourism and International Transport Ricky Skerritt is in the 13-member national team to ... Read more...

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Spain sees 35 percent growth in Indian tourists


September 23rd, 2011 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Spain has recorded a 35 percent growth in tourist arrivals over 2010 in the first seven months of 2011, a Spanish official said, adding that it ... Read more...

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Three Jordanian lawmakers resign over casino scandal


June 30th, 2011 - 6:18 am ICT by BNO News
AMMAN (BNO NEWS) -- Three members of Jordan's lower house of Parliament resigned on Wednesday over the House's decision to acquit Prime Minister Marouf Bakhit of implication in the high-profile Dead Sea ... Read more...

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Kumari Selja emphasises need for adapting various ways of conserving water


March 22nd, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 22 (ANI): Union Minister of Tourism, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja on Tuesday emphasized the importance of water conservation, its judicious use and proper management if the ... Read more...

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Focus on tourism’s job opportunities, says minister


March 18th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Even a little bit of training in the field of tourism will contribute to employment, which is why every state must realise the worth of ... Read more...

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Egypt’s military reshuffles cabinet


February 23rd, 2011 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 22 (IANS) Egypt's ruling military council Tuesday appointed new ministers in the first cabinet reshuffle after the ouster of president Hosni Mubarak, media reports said.The new ministers were sworn in ... Read more...

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K.C. Venugopal: First time MP with state experience


January 19th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) New Minister of State for Power K.C. Venugopal is a first-time MP but a former Kerala minister and three-time lawmaker in the state assembly.Elected to the ... Read more...

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India, Trinidad and Tobago discuss tourism cooperation


January 17th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Dr. Rupert Griffith, Minister of Tourism, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, on Monday called on Minister of State for Tourism Sultan Ahmed during which the two leaders ... Read more...

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Luxury train trips and more for Indian Games winners


November 11th, 2010 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Free luxury train trips, five-star hotel stays and a Jaipur-Agra tour -- Indian athletes who won medals in the Commonwealth Games have a host of incentives lined ... Read more...

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Indian artists recreate colours of Mauritius


October 30th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) The sunny beaches of Mauritius formed the creative playground for a group of Indian artists during a recent tourism and art promotion campaign in the island nation. ... Read more...

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Property rights to be given to urban poor under ‘Rajiv Awas Yojana’


October 28th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.28 (ANI): Union Minister of Tourism, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja said a new initiative called 'Rajiv Awas Yojana' would be introduced where property rights will be given ... Read more...

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Tourism ministry to promote India’s Buddhist circuit


October 27th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct. 27 (ANI): The Ministry of Tourism signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), an agency of the World Bank, on Wednesday here to improve ... Read more...

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India, Cyprus exchange views to promote tourism


October 26th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 26 (ANI): India and Cyprus on Tuesday exchanged ideas in the tourism sector with a view to promote tourism between the two nations.A four-member delegation led by Cyprus Commerce ... Read more...

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Housing deficit cannot be addressed by budgetary support: Kumari Selja


October 4th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 4 (ANI): Union Minister of Tourism and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja on Monday said that the housing deficit cannot be addressed only be means of budgetary ... Read more...

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Kumari Selja calls for zero tolerance to exploitation in tourism sector


September 27th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 27 (ANI): Union Minister of Tourism and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja on Monday urged service providers and stakeholders in tourism sector to convey message of zero ... Read more...

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Floods in Uttar Pradesh claims 36 lives, destroys 20 villages


September 25th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
By Vipul GoelAlmora (Uttar Pradesh), Sep. 25 (ANI): The flood situation in Uttar Pradesh's Almora district has killed 36 people, destroying 20 villages out of 2,200 villages in the district.Relief workers are ... Read more...

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First ever ‘Aruba in Style’ to take place in 2011


September 21st, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 21, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): IMG Fashion in association with the Tourism Authority, along with the Aruba Fashion Group has gone ahead and announced a three year long partnership for the ... Read more...

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Naga leaders snub talks offer in Manipur


August 8th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Senapati (Manipur), Aug 8 (ANI): Leaders of the United Naga Council (UNC) and the All Naga Students Association (ANSAM) did not turn up for scheduled tripartite talks with the Manipur government and ... Read more...

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UAE, Sri Lanka discuss bilateral ties


August 6th, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Aug 5 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates and Sri Lanka Thursday discussed ways to boost cooperation in various fields, including commerce and tourism. During the meeting between UAE Ambassador Mahmoud Mohamed Al ... Read more...

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West Bengal identifies new tourism spots


July 31st, 2010 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) West Bengal Tourism Minister Manab Mukherjee Saturday said the government is trying to create new tourist destinations in Birbhum and Murshidabad districts. "We are trying to create new tourist ... Read more...

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Kumari Selja to inaugurate national workshop on “Sustainable Tourism Criteria for India” today


July 27th, 2010 - 11:24 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Union Minister of Tourism and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja will inaugurate a two-day national workshop "Sustainable Tourism Criteria for India" here today.The six-session workshop ... Read more...

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Kumari Selja to inaugurate national workshop on “Sustainable Tourism Criteria for India”


July 26th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 26 (ANI): Union Minister of Tourism and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja will inaugurate a two-day national workshop "Sustainable Tourism Criteria for India" here on Tuesday.The six-session ... Read more...

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Goa welcomes tourism code


July 3rd, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 3 (IANS) The Goa government and the tourism industry in the state have welcomed the code of conduct for safe and honourable tourism announced by the central government earlier this ... Read more...

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Code of conduct for safe and honourable tourism unveiled


July 1st, 2010 - 10:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 1 (ANI): Union Minister of Tourism and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja unveiled the code of conduct for 'Safe and Honourable Tourism' at an exclusive event here ... Read more...

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Group of Ministers to study Bhopal Gas verdict


June 9th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 9 (ANI): The Government of India has reconstituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) to look into compensation and public liability aspects of industrial disasters in the context of the ... Read more...

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Costa Rican environmentalist to head UN climate panel


May 18th, 2010 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 17 (DPA) Costa Rica's top environmentalist Christiana Figueres was appointed Monday to head the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Figueres will replace Yvo de Boer July 1, taking over ... Read more...

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UAE, Kazakhstan seek energy cooperation


May 13th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Astana, May 13 (IANS/WAM) Kazakhstan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will form a committee to explore ways to boost bilateral cooperation, mainly in the energy sector. The decision was taken at ... Read more...

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11th IIFA awards goes to Sri Lanka (Lead)


March 26th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 26 (IANS) Sri Lanka will host the 11th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards here in June. One of the highlights of the three-day event will be a 20Twenty match ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to host 11th IIFA awards


March 26th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 26 (IANS) Sri Lanka will host the 11th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards and a 20Twenty match between Bollywood stars and Asian cricketers during the three-day event. The award ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka visa declined for Akon


March 25th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
March 25, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):Akon the well-known Hip-Hop singer is facing problem nowadays. He had applied for SriLankan Visa as he was supposed to perform there in the month of April. ... Read more...

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Selja selling ‘Incredible India’ in Spain


January 21st, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) India is promoting itself as a major holiday destination in the world and hard selling its tourism potential in the Spanish capital at a five-day international fair. Minister ... Read more...

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