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1812 war museum opens in Moscow


September 5th, 2012 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 5 (IANS) A museum has been built in Moscow to commemorate Russia's victory in the 1812 Patriotic War against Napoleon, RIA Novosti reported.Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev Tuesday ... Read more...

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Mexico City marathon attracts 18,000 runners


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 22 (IANS) The organisers of the 30th Mexico City International Marathon expect about 18,000 runners to participate in the race Sep 2.Mexico City Sports Institute (IDDF) Director ... Read more...

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Tourism ministry has no data on pilgrims: Kumari Selja (Spot)


August 21st, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Union Minister for Culture Kumari Selja Tuesday said the tourism ministry has informed her that it does not compile data on the number of pilgrims ... Read more...

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Rs.26.02 lakh spent on Assam heritage till July


August 21st, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Union Minister for Culture Kumari Selja Tuesday said the government spent Rs.26.08 lakh this year, till July, on renovating sites of archaeological importance in Assam.Presenting ... Read more...

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Light and sound show to restart in Lucknow


August 8th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 8 (IANS) The sound and light show at the British-era Residency, which was stopped a few years ago, is set to resume again here.The Uttar Pradesh government has ... Read more...

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Upgrade Mayawati’s security, BSP tells Akhilesh


July 30th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 30 (IANS) After targetting him and his government for its failure to protect the statues of Dalit icons and party chief Mayawati, a delegation of BSP leaders ... Read more...

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UP officials not taking Akhilesh seriously: BSP


July 30th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 30 (IANS) The opposition BSP Monday took pot shots at Akhilesh Yadav following attacks on statues of Dalit icon B.R. Ambedkar and their leader Mayawati, describing the ... Read more...

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Agra finally gets rains


July 26th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, July 26 (IANS) Heavy rains have lashed Agra and the neighbouring region, flooding low-lying areas and pushing back the spectre of drought.Agra saw several spells of rain in the ... Read more...

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Clean India Campaign to kick off from Qutab Minar


June 18th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) To provide quality services to visitors in and around tourist destinations, the union tourism ministry will Tuesday launch a pilot project under 'Clean India Campaign' ... Read more...

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World is without borders, says Egyptian globetrotter (With Image)


June 17th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) This 27-year-old Egyptian wants to travel to every country in the world.So far, Ahmed Haggagovic has visited 93 countries, India being the 93rd, carrying the ... Read more...

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Reading tables! For laughs and for tips on life (With Images)


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) We've seen them on monuments, trees and walls. But the art of doodling has taken on a new meaning in Panjab University with messages and ... Read more...

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Hand shadowgrapher Amar Sen holds infinity in his palm (With Images)


April 23rd, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Amar Sen knows literally how to create the world with his fingers. With a swish and a flick of his fingers, grains of sand transform into ... Read more...

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Delhi’s stargazers to watch skies during Earth hour Saturday


March 30th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Stargazers in the capital will Saturday get a chance to observe celestial bodies in a sky free from light pollution as the city will turn ... Read more...

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Now Agra has its own anthem


March 21st, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 21 (IANS) The city of the Taj Mahal has got its own anthem and it is being played at road junctions, schools and colleges as a part of ... 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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Ex-servicemen to guard monuments: Selja


March 14th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Nearly 1,000 retired military personnel will be hired to guard monuments, Minister of Culture Kumari Selja said Wednesday.In addition, personnel from the Central Industrial Security ... Read more...

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Britons claim having visited non-existing ancient wonders


February 5th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 5 (IANS) A British survey has found one in eight people claiming to have visited ancient wonders of the world that turned non-existent centuries ago!Of the 2,500 people ... Read more...

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Taj city fogged out, traffic movement affected


January 18th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 18 (IANS) This Taj city was Wednesday morning enveloped in a thick blanket of fog, reducing visibility to a few metres which affected traffic movement. The minimum temperature ... Read more...

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Agra gets to enjoy the sun


January 12th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 12 (IANS) After days of cold and murky weather, with mercury plunging to 1.2 degrees Celsius Wednesday, there was some respite for this Taj Mahal town Thursday.The minimum ... Read more...

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Clooney’s next about stolen artwork


January 10th, 2012 - 2:33 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 10 (IANS) Actor George Clooney's next will be a big screen adaptation of Robert M. Edse's book, which talks about a handful of experts experts who are ... 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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Rain ushers in 2012 in Agra


January 1st, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 1 (IANS) Farmers in Agra and Aligarh greeted the New Year with cheer after a spell of rain that they think will immensely benefit the wheat crop. However, ... Read more...

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‘Clean India’ campaign to boost tourism


December 20th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The Tourism Ministry here Tuesday launched 'Clean India' campaign, after a survey conducted in some selected tourist destinations by the ministry revealed hygiene and sanitation ... Read more...

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Agra fogged out, records season’s lowest


December 19th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 19 (IANS) The city of Taj Mahal was literally fogged out Monday morning, slowing down traffic to a crawl and causing a couple of minor accidents. It also ... Read more...

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Introducing children to Humayun’s tomb


November 14th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture Monday released a guidebook of Humayun's tomb for children in a bid ... Read more...

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Mayawati dedicates 484 welfare schemes to Kanshi Ram


October 9th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 9 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Sunday launched 484 development and welfare schemes, involving an expenditure of Rs.6,035 crore, to mark the fifth death anniversary of ... Read more...

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Heritage clubs in Delhi schools soon: Dikshit


August 6th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) The Delhi government will set up heritage clubs in schools so that children could be educated on the importance and preservation of the numerous monuments ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu seeks private investment in tourism sector


August 4th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 4 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government Thursday said it will seek private investment in the tourism sector to develop hotels and other infrastructure.Presenting the AIADMK government's first budget ... Read more...

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Agra top favourite tourism spot


August 1st, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Around 80 lakh tourists visited the Agra Archaeological Circle, comprising eight monuments, in 2010-11 with the Taj Mahal the top favourite.The Agra circle wrested the ... Read more...

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Gupta empire era sites restored in Madhya Pradesh


July 19th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Many monuments of the Gupta dynasty era in the ancient archaeological site of Eran in Madhya Pradesh have been restored by the government, the ministry ... Read more...

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Heritage tag for more Bengal monuments, buildings: Minister


July 1st, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 1 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to declare more monuments and old buildings as heritage complexes to promote tourism in the state, Tourism Minister ... Read more...

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Sarah Palin creates a buzz on the 24th Rolling Thunder motorcycle ride


May 30th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, May 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sarah Palin created a big buzz on the 24th annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle race when she appeared as the pillion rider on a Harley Davidson bike. Soon ... Read more...

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Not knowing history, recreating it at Red Fort


May 9th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) For over 60 artisans employed by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to restore the monuments inside the Red Fort in the national capital to ... Read more...

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Agra monuments generate nearly Rs.4 crore in one month


April 25th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The centrally protected monuments of Agra have generated a revenue of nearly Rs.4 crore in January alone from the entrance tickets. Half of this amount ... Read more...

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