No plans to construct motorable road to Amarnath shrine: Kashmir

August 19th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has no plans to construct a motorable road to the Himalayan cave shrine of Amarnath, a minister said Sunday.Addressing a ... Read more...

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Over five million pilgrims visit Vaishno Devi till June

July 4th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 4 (IANS) Over five million pilgrims from across the country paid visit to the famous Hindu shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi near Jammu in the first six months ... Read more...

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Toying with ponies — some horse sense this!

May 18th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lodnon, May 18 (IANS) A woman in a British town has splurged a whopping 20,000 pounds (around $31,600) to raise a collection of toy ponies over the last eight years. ... Read more...

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Heavy rush of pilgrims to Vaishno Devi shrine

May 15th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 15 (IANS) With about 35,000 devotees each day in this holiday season, authorities have been forced to regulate entry to the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine near Jammu.According to ... Read more...

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Chopper fares slashed for Amarnath pilgrims

April 4th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 4 (IANS) Helicopter fares from base camps to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir have been slashed by at least 35 percent this year, said ... Read more...

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Pitt buys ponies for kids, horse for Jolie

September 2nd, 2011 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) While many kids get a toy pony as a gift from their parents, actor Brad Pitt has bought real ponies for each of his six ... Read more...

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Gaga obsessed with unicorns

March 8th, 2011 - 5:52 am ICT by IANS
London, March 8 (IANS) Pop star Lady Gaga has confessed she is obsessed with unicorns because of their "magical" powers."I'm actually quite obsessed with unicorns. They are in essence a ... Read more...

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Amarnath Yatra ends in J-K

August 24th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by ANI
Jammu, Aug 24 (ANI): The nearly two-month long annual Amarnath Yatra concluded on Tuesday with over four lakh fifty-six thousand devotees paying obeisance at the cave shrine of Lord Shiva.No untoward incident ... Read more...

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Chincoteague Pony Swim event to be held today i.e. on the 28th of July

July 28th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Virginia, July 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The age long pony swim has started off today at 6:00 am to 11:00 am (ES) in the Assateaque Channel. The event, which was started in ... Read more...

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Continuous shutdown hits tourism sector in Kashmir

July 20th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Yousmarg (Jammu and Kashmir), July 20 (ANI): The continuous shutdown has adversely affected scores of poor pony owners in Yousmarg, a tourist spot in the valley.These pony owners used to earn their ... Read more...

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Geelani wants reduction in duration of Amarnath yatra

June 19th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, June 19 (ANI): Leader of the hardline faction of the All Party Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani has demanded a reduction in the duration of the annual pilgrimage to Amarnath ... Read more...

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Tongas to go off roads, no second thoughts: MCD

May 10th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Monday said it will not reconsider the decision to pull out tongas, or horse-driven carriages, off the roads in the national ... Read more...

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Poor road links along India-China border: ITBP

April 4th, 2010 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, April 4 (IANS) The paramilitary Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Sunday expressed concern over poor road connectivity along the India-China border, with several of its forward posts accessible only on foot. "There ... Read more...

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The 130-year-old pony race being held in Assam

February 4th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
By Apem KamondongJorhat (Assam), Feb.4 (ANI): Not many may know pony race has been one of the oldest sporting events of northeast India and draws huge public response every year.The 130th ... Read more...

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Fresh snowfall, a boon for tourism in Himachal Pradesh

December 15th, 2009 - 9:13 pm ICT by ANI
Kufri (Himachal Pradesh), Dec 15(ANI): Thousands of tourists are converging at Kufri near Himachal Pradesh's Shimla to witness the heavy snowfall that heralds a fortune for the tourism sector in the region.Kufri ... Read more...

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Bihar cattle fair attracts foreign tourists

November 3rd, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 3 (IANS) Asia's largest cattle fair at Sonepur in Bihar is attracting foreign tourists. Scores of them have visited the annual event, tourism department officials said Tuesday. "All 30 special ... Read more...

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Mules proving to be Indian Army’s lifeline in high altitude zones

August 15th, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Aug. 15 (ANI): Mules are playing a crucial role in the lives of Indian Army personnel stationed at Angan Pathri, a high altitude region in Jammu and Kashmir.In order to carry ... Read more...

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Holding polls in remote Himalayan stations an uphill task

April 18th, 2009 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, April 18 (IANS) Holding the elections in two remote polling stations of Darjeeling district is an uphill task. Poll officials have to trek 12 km up the Himalayas to reach the polling ... Read more...

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Swiss couple on peace tour hit roadblock at Attari border

January 30th, 2009 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Jan 30 (IANS) A round-the-globe peace tour by a Swiss couple has hit a roadblock at the Attari border - thanks to Indian laws that do not allow their ponies into ... Read more...

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When the Punjab CM’s family ponies became newsmakers!

May 26th, 2008 - 8:47 pm ICT by admin
By Karan Kapoor Ludhiana, May 26 (ANI): It is said everything that belongs to a VIP can be newsworthy. And, this seemed true recently when two rare pigmy ponies owned by Sukhbir ... Read more...

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Stella McCartney was unaware of Maccas fame

December 16th, 2007 - 5:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 16 (ANI): English fashion designer and Sir Paul McCartneys daughter, Stella McCartney was not aware of her fathers international fame as a youngster.Stella, who is the daughter of the ... Read more...

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