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Complaint against Haryana Tourism for using elephant


August 20th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 20 (IANS) Wildlife activists have lodged an FIR against the owner of an elephant and the manager of the Haryana State Tourism Corporation's Dabchik restaurant complex at Hodal ... Read more...

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Demand supply gap responsible for Tatkal woes: Mukul Roy


July 6th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Railway Minister Mukul Roy Friday attributed the problems in sale of Tatkal (emergency travel) tickets to a demand-supply mismatch and said his ministry has ... Read more...

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SC dismisses plea of travel firm Cox and Kings


July 6th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday dismissed a petition by travel company Cox and Kings challenging the termination of a lease arrangement by IRCTC for running luxury ... Read more...

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Railways tweak Tatkal rules to check misuse


June 30th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Concerned over large-scale complaints in the sale of Tatkal (emergency travel) tickets, the railways Friday announced changes in the procedure and timing of their sale.It ... Read more...

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Railways, ITDC jointly offer tourism services


May 24th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Indian Railways and the Indian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) joined hands Thursday to improve tourism services offered by the two entities, drawing maximum advantage ... Read more...

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35 IAS officers transferred in Haryana


May 20th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) The Haryana government has transferred 35 top Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers in a major bureaucratic reshuffle, an officical spokesperson said here Sunday.The transferred officials include ... Read more...

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Fifteen Himachal PSUs in red, cumulative losses of Rs.1,660 crore


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 22 (IANS) Fifteen public sector undertakings (PSUs) in Himachal Pradesh, including the state electricity board and the tourism corporation, are in the red, with the cumulative losses of ... Read more...

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Railways to launch train for Sikh shrines


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Eyeing to tap the large number of domestic and foreign tourists interested in Sikh shrines, the Indian railways will shortly launch a special train for ... Read more...

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Himachal to open four restaurants with railways


January 16th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 16 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Monday entered into an agreement with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) for opening four restaurants in the state, an official ... Read more...

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Snowless Himachal not so inviting this New Year’s eve?


December 30th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 30 (IANS) Bright sunny days in the hills of Himachal Pradesh are thawing away the tourists' plans to usher in the New Year in a snowy landscape.Members ... Read more...

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Bitter row over Agra’s trademark sweet


November 2nd, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 2 (IANS) No trip to Agra is complete without two essentials -- a glimpse of the Taj Mahal and a sampling of the famous 'Agra ka petha'. But ... Read more...

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Railways to further curb misuse of Tatkal facility


October 20th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) In order to check Tatkal tickets being cornered by touts at the booking counters, the Indian railways Thursday restricted the number of tickets per individual ... Read more...

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Now call to book train tickets


October 19th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Booking train tickets by a phone call would soon be possible.Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) will start a new enquiry number (138) that ... Read more...

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Ancient site in Pakistan found, lost and found again


August 25th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 25 (IANS) An ancient site that Chinese traveller Hiuen Tsang 1,400 years ago described as the "tallest architectural building" in this part of Asia has been found again ... Read more...

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IRCTC asked to maintain status quo on joint venture


August 17th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has asked the government-run Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to maintain status quo in its joint venture with Cox ... Read more...

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Where children conduct their parents’ marriage (Feature with images)


August 9th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Saputara (Gujarat), Aug 9 (IANS) Among the Bhil tribal community in Gujarat's Dang district, youths very often conduct the marriage of their parents! This is among the many quaint customs ... Read more...

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Bachchan to lure tourists to more Gujarat sites


August 1st, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Saputara (Gujarat), Aug 1 (IANS) Bollywood icon and Gujarat brand ambassador Amitabh Bachchan, who has promoted areas like Kutch and Dwarka, will lend his rich baritone and charismatic presence ... Read more...

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Chandigarh looks forward to Bollywood dreams


July 26th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 26 (IANS) Nearly 30 movies have been shot in and around Chandigarh in recent years. So the city and its surrounding states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh ... Read more...

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Music, dance festival ends in Pakistan


July 25th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 25 (IANS) Multani dance of Punjab to Jhoomer and Tharri dances of Sindh were performed during the three-day music and dance festival that concluded in Pakistan's Peshawar city.The ... Read more...

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A women’s only fest in Peshawar


May 6th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 6 (IANS) A three-day social and cultural event for women began in Peshawar Friday.The festival, called `Huner-i-Hawwa', will have music, delicious food and innovative games.The Tourism ... Read more...

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Gujarat, Rajasthan to jointly promote tourism


April 18th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 18 (IANS) The Gujarat government Monday signed an agreement with Rajasthan to jointly promote tourism in western India through road shows and events in the country and ... Read more...

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Greater synergy needed to boost tourism: Sahay


March 29th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) There is need for greater synergy between the government and the private sector to boost India's tourism industry, Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay said Tuesday."Tourism ... Read more...

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Railway ministry questioned on quality of food on trains


February 23rd, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday questioned the railway ministry on a petition alleging non-implementation of its 2010 catering policy, resulting in huge losses to the government and ... Read more...

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Railways promoting special tour packages


November 20th, 2010 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) In a bid to promote tourism during the festive season of Christmas and New Year, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has come out with ... Read more...

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Cigarette ban up in smoke in Kolkata stations


November 4th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Sabyasachi Roy Kolkata, Nov 4 (IANS) With hundreds of passengers leisurely puffing away at their cigarettes on trains and railway platforms in suburban Kolkata, it is hard to imagine that smoking on ... Read more...

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Tourism website and helpline for CWG launched


September 10th, 2010 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Thursday launched a tourism website and a helpline for round the clock information for tourists arriving in the capital for the Commonwealth ... Read more...

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Hop-on, hop-off tourist bus service in Delhi


September 10th, 2010 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9(IANS) Tourists coming to the capital during the Commonwealth Games will be able to use a hop-on, hop-off bus service to be launched on the International Tourism Day Sep ... Read more...

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Organising Committee announces caterer for Commonwealth Games


August 22nd, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 22 (ANI): The Organising Committee of the Commonwealth Games announced the names of the organizations that bagged the catering contracts for the Games.Sanjeev Mittal, a member of the ... Read more...

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Finally, CWG catering service contracts finalised


August 20th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) After months of delay, the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (CGOC) Thursday finalised the catering services for the Oct 31-4 Games. The CGOC in a statement said that ... Read more...

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IRCTC divested of catering service in trains


July 23rd, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Railway ministry Friday divested the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation of managing base kitchens and on-board catering under a new a new policy intitiative ... Read more...

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Cockroach in food in Duronto, passengers protest


July 19th, 2010 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Passengers of the Mumbai-Howrah Duronto Express Sunday night staged protests at the Howrah station here after the discovery of a cockroach in a meal supplied on ... Read more...

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Australia the top ‘Chuppie’ destination


July 14th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 14 (ANI): Australia tops the list of travel plans for China's new generation of yuppies, or Chuppies, says a new survey.Over half the travellers surveyed from mainland China said they ... Read more...

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Railway ticket booking site made more accessible to common man


July 14th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Indian Railways Wednesday decided to make its ticket-booking website inaccessible to touts and travel agents during the opening hour of the sale of Tatkal (instant) and other ... Read more...

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Australia, Britain queue up to buy Games tickets (Commonwealth Games Countdown)


July 7th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Rahul Vaishnavi (Attn Editors: This is the eighth of the 100-day countdown series for the 19th Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. The piece is on Australia, Britain and African countries buying ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu to follow PPP model to develop ecotourism


June 7th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 7 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government will adopt the public-private partnership (PPP) model, especially in the areas of infrastructure sharing and knowledge exchange, to promote ecotourism in the state. Deputy Chief ... Read more...

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