tourism

New system soon to book train e-tickets


September 14th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The railways are introducing another system to book e-tickets.This will involve the Interbank Mobile Payment Service, railway sources said Friday."Even if one does not have ... Read more...

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President to visit Bengal from Friday


September 13th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will begin a four-day visit to West Bengal from Friday, said an official statement here.This will be Mukherjee's first visit to ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi tourism eyes Russian market


September 12th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 12 (IANS/WAM) A UAE delegation will participate in a Russian travel show next week in a bid to attract more tourists to the country.The 16-member delegation will ... Read more...

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Falling prices, few buyers make Himachal financially powerless


September 5th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 5 (IANS) Falling prices of electricity generated in the state and lack of buyers have left Himachal Pradesh virtually powerless, financially.Besides tourism and horticulture, hydropower is a major ... Read more...

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Austrian unemployment increases


September 4th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, Sep 4 (IANS) The Austrian unemployment rate rose to 6.2 percent in August despite improvement in sectors such as industry, trade and tourism, the APA reported.The total number of ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha clears NHAI expansion


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Monday cleared a bill to expand the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for development, maintenance and management of national highways.The NHAI ... Read more...

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SpiceJet to start Madurai-Colombo service


August 29th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Budget carrier SpiceJet Wednesday said it will start services between Madurai and Colombo from Sep 20."SpiceJet will be the first airline to operate regular international ... Read more...

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Himachal’s loan liability is Rs.26,651 crore


August 29th, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's loan liability is Rs.26,651 crore and it has paid Rs.2,146 crore as interest on borrowings in the past one year, the state government ... Read more...

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Sarah Brightman in talks over space trip


August 22nd, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) British singer Sarah Brightman, the world's bestselling classical vocalist, is in talks with tourism firm Space Adventures to become the world's eighth space tourist, a ... Read more...

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Government seeks SC nod for eco-tourism norms’ review


August 21st, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The government Tuesday sought the Supreme Court's nod to review the guidelines on eco-tourism in and around protected areas following requests from stakeholders.The requests for ... Read more...

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Electric tricycles kill 17 in Shanghai


August 7th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Aug 7 (IANS) Electric tricycles and mopeds, provided by the government for handicapped people here in the Chinese business hub, have led to the death of at least 17 ... Read more...

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Trinamool MPs told to attend UPA lunch


August 5th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 5 (IANS) In a bid to repair the strained ties with Congress, the Trinamool Congress leadership has asked its MPs to attend the lunch hosted by UPA ... Read more...

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Spain’s unemployment falls slightly


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 3 (IANS) The unemployment in Spain fell by 27,814 people in July, which implies a decline of 0.6 percent compared with June, authorities said.The month of July ended ... Read more...

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Over 1 mn guests stayed in Abu Dhabi hotels


July 27th, 2012 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 26 (IANS/WAM) About 1.1 million guests stayed in hotels in the emirate of Abu Dhabi during the first six months of 2012, up by 14 percent, compared ... Read more...

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SC bans tourism in core areas of tiger reserves


July 24th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Coming to the rescue of tigers in the country, the Supreme Court Tuesday banned tourism in core areas of the over 40 tiger reserves.A bench ... Read more...

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Spain welcomed six mn foreign tourists


July 24th, 2012 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 24 (IANS/EFE) Spain welcomed some 6 million foreign tourists in June, 4.7 percent more than during the same month last year.The figures are based on the survey of ... Read more...

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Himachal University to start course in archaeology


July 23rd, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh University is going to start a course on archaeology to preserve the civilization of the hill state, Governor Urmila Singh said here Sunday."Work is ... Read more...

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Twain makes cameo in hotel commercial


July 22nd, 2012 - 5:14 am ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS)Country singer Shania Twain has filmed a cameo in a new commercial for the Las Vegas hotel which will host her comeback shows later this year.The "You're ... Read more...

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122 candidates file nominations for GTA polls


July 10th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, July 9 (IANS) A total of 122 candidates have filed nominations for the July 29 election to the 45-member Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA), the new body for governing the ... Read more...

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India-Nepal trade could reach $10 bn by 2017: Envoy


July 5th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July5 (IANS) Bilateral trade between India and Nepal could touch $10 billion over the next five years, its envoy to India said Thursday."Our trade with India has shown good ... Read more...

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International trade fair opens in China


June 28th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 28 (IANS) An international trade fair opened in the ancient Chinese Silk Road trading hub of Kashgar Thursday.The eighth Kashgar Central and South Asia Commodity Fair is expected ... Read more...

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Russia warns citizens not to travel to Syria


June 21st, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Thursday warned its citizens not to travel to Syria.Foreign ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said: "The Russian foreign ministry again reiterates its recommendation to Russian ... Read more...

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Kyrgyzstan scraps visas for 44 nations


June 14th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kyrgyzstan's parliament approved a draft law Thursday scrapping entry visa requirements for the citizens of 44 states for a stay of less than 60 days.The ... Read more...

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Netanyahu injured in friendly soccer match


June 12th, 2012 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, June 12 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tore a tendon and will have to wear a cast for several weeks after he injured himself during a friendly soccer ... Read more...

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Ajit Singh proposes an airport at Mathura


June 11th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has suggested Mathura in Uttar Pradesh as an ideal location for a new greenfield airport.In a letter to Uttar Pradesh ... Read more...

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Australia to double Myanmar aid


June 10th, 2012 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 10 (IANS) Australia will double its aid to Myanmar to about $98 million by 2015, Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr has said.Australia will also remove all its economic ... Read more...

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Omar wants to develop Kargil as a tourist destination


June 9th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 9 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday emphasized the need to develop Kargil, the second most important town in Ladakh as a tourism and sports ... Read more...

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Graft charges filed against ex-Tamil Nadu minister


May 18th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 17 (IANS) A former minister of Tamil Nadu and his kin were Thursday charge sheeted under the Prevention of Corruption Act by the anti-graft wing for amassing assets ... Read more...

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Chinese women interact with Indian students


May 10th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 10 (IANS) A women's delegation from China visited Agra University's Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management to exchange notes on tourism and the strategies pursued to promote its ... Read more...

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Himachal seeks funds for apple post-harvesting facilities


May 8th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh, the country's prominent apple-producing region, Tuesday urged the central government to allocate Rs.15 crore special assistance for strengthening post-harvesting facilities in the state.State ... Read more...

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China launches tourist train to North Korea


April 29th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 29 (IANS) China has launched a tourist train connecting the country's northeastern Tumen county and the picturesque Chilbo mountain in neighbouring North Korea.The train, carrying 65 Chinese tourists ... Read more...

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Almost half of Cuba’s foreign visitors are Canadians


April 28th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, April 28 (IANS/EFE) Just over 48 percent of foreign tourists who visited Cuba in the first quarter of 2012 came from Canada, according to figures released Friday by the ... Read more...

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Akhilesh wants faster work on Agra international airport


April 19th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) In a fresh impetus to tourism in and around the Agra region, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Thursday asked officials to complete all ground work ... Read more...

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China eyes free trade deal with South Korea


April 15th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 15 (IANS) China will push for a bilateral free trade agreement with South Korea when both sides meet at an investment forum in Seoul April 17-18.A Chinese delegation, ... Read more...

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34 percent jump in visas on arrival Jan-March


April 10th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The visas on arrival issued to foreign tourists from 11 countries saw a jump of 34 percent during January-March this year compared to the same ... Read more...

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