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God’s own country to get own airline


September 8th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 8 (IANS) Given the large number of Keralites who would offer it patronage, and given also the large number of them regularly fleeced by airlines, it is surprising ... Read more...

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Himachal likely to get 50,000 weekend tourists


August 9th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/Manali, Aug 9 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is expected to get nearly 50,000 tourists during the three-day weekend starting with the Janmashtami holiday Friday, officials said Thursday.According to tourism department estimates, ... 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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UP approves bid documents for Agra airport


August 8th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 7 (IANS) Taking a step towards the construction of an international airport at Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, the Uttar Pradesh government Tuesday approved the bid documents, ... Read more...

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Kushinagar in UP to have international airport


July 18th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 18 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government will soon undertake construction of an international airport at the Buddhist pilgrimage town of Kushinagar, around 320 km from here, an ... Read more...

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Goa to ban smoking on its beaches next season


July 14th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 14 (IANS) In a bid to make Goa's coastline tobacco free, the tourism department is mulling a ban on its use on beaches from Octtober, an official said ... Read more...

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Kerala tourism goes hitech


July 9th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 9 (IANS) Kerala Tourism, ahead of the new season starting in two months, will launch a fresh set of mobile-based services and IT-based projects to make the ... Read more...

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Mango madness: Over 600 varieties at Delhi fest


July 8th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) It was a feast to remember for Delhi's mango-lovers who got a taste of their favourites from 600 varieties of the "maharaja" of fruits at ... Read more...

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Kashmiri religious group issues dress code for tourists


July 4th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 4 (IANS) A Kashmiri religious group Jamaat-e-Islami has asked tourists visiting the valley to follow a "proper dress code" and told the tourism department to enforce it."Some tourists, ... Read more...

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Government assures safe pilgrimage in Uttrakhand


June 4th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The central government has held out the promise to make safe, hassle-free and environment friendly the 280-km Nanda Devi pilgrimage in Uttrakhand, held once ... Read more...

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With Rs.669 crore, UP speeds up Kumbh Mela work


April 27th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has taken up Kumbh Mela 2013 on a priority basis and asked various agencies to speed up work on a war footing, ... Read more...

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Goa hosted 2.68 million tourists in 2011-12


April 24th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 24 (IANS) Goa's beaches attracted 2.68 million tourists in the 2011-12 tourist season, which began in October and is on the wane now.Speaking to reporters on the sidelines ... Read more...

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Tsunami scare: Tourists ordered off Goa beaches


April 11th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 11 (IANS) Fearing a tsunami, the Goa government ordered tourists off the beaches here after a massive earthquake rocked Indonesia.Speaking to reporters at the secretariat Wednesday, Chief ... Read more...

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Turkey sees huge potential in ties with India


March 24th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Stressing the strong relations between India and Turkey, Turkish ambassador to India Burak Akcapar Saturday said there was huge potential in the ties between the ... Read more...

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Wasps sting tourists in Bodh Gaya


March 23rd, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 23 (IANS) Over three dozen tourists, including those from Sri Lanka and Cambodia, have come under attack by wasps in the past three days in Bihar's Bodh ... Read more...

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One killed as violent winds leave trail of destruction in Kashmir (Second Lead)


March 20th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 20 (IANS) One person was killed as violent wind wreaked havoc in the Kashmir Valley Tuesday leaving thousands of people without power supply amid smashed rooftops, uprooted trees, ... Read more...

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Floating protest: Kashmir houseboat owners cry foul (With Images)


March 19th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 19 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's famed houseboats were the focus of a unique protest here Monday with dozens of owners moving around in shikaras (boats) on the Jhelum ... Read more...

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Light and sound shows to resume in Srinagar


March 17th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 17 (IANS) After more than 20 years, the Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to resume the light and sound shows at the Shalimar Garden and the Hari ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh in Berlin tourism exhibition


March 8th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 8 (IANS) A delegation of senior officials of Madhya Pradesh tourism department have left for Berlin to participate in the International Tourism Exhibition (International Tourism Bourse-ITB) being held ... Read more...

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Tech-savvy Kerala Tourism wins national award yet again


March 1st, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 1 ( IANS) Tech-savvy Kerala Tourism set a record by winning the National Tourism Award for its website, fifth time in the last ten years.Kerala Tourism Minister A.P.Anil ... Read more...

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International hotel chains make a beeline to India


February 12th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) As the number of middle-income families going on domestic vacations and business travellers on a tight budget keeps rising, international hoteliers are rushing in to ... Read more...

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BJP minister found watching porn in Karnataka assembly (Lead)


February 7th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 7 (IANS) Karnataka Cooperation Minister Laxman Savadi was Tuesday caught watching a sex act on his cell phone inside the state assembly, leaving the ruling Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Kashmir to get golf management body


February 2nd, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 2 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's tourism department will constitute a Golf Management Authority to showcase and oversee the golf courses in the state, officials said Thursday.Tourism department official ... Read more...

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Seven foreigners among 10 rescued from Kashmir avalanche


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 21 (IANS) Seven foreign tourists and three guides were Saturday rescued from an avalanche at the upper reaches of Gulmarg ski resort by police with the assistance of ... Read more...

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British sub-centre in Kerala to boost tourism


January 19th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 19 (IANS) The British deputy high commission is all set to open a sub-centre here to give a boost to trade and tourism, says a Kerala official, with ... Read more...

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Curious and furious over Goa all-women poll team!


January 19th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 19 (IANS) The much-talked-about move of the Election Commission to dispatch an all-women team of poll observers to Goa has met with accusations of sexism by young women, ... Read more...

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Fish, serpents, birds take off in Gujarat’s kite festival


January 15th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Jan 15 (IANS) Huge colourful fish, serpents, birds and superheroes weaved intricate patterns in the sky as around 300 enthusiasts from the country and abroad took part in Gujarat's ... Read more...

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‘Discover Bihar’ roadshow launched


January 13th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The Bihar tourism department Friday launched its second edition of the 'Discover Bihar' roadshow in the capital to promote tourism in the state.Exhibiting the culture ... Read more...

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Blocklade-hit Manipuris find solace in cultural fest


November 28th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Nov 28 (IANS) Affected by the more than 100 days of gruelling economic blockade and ethnic clashes, people here are trying to find some solace in the ongoing 10-day ... Read more...

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Kerala woos tourists from Scandinavian countries


November 20th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 20 (IANS) In a marketing strategy to rev up the dwindling receipts from global tourism, Kerala unfolded a range of products and packages to woo more tourists from ... Read more...

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Odisha protests its tourist site on Andhra website


November 10th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 10 (IANS) Odisha Thursday protested the inclusion of one of its prominent tourist sites in the website of Andhra Pradesh's tourism department and urged its neighbour to correct ... Read more...

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Goa minister defends tomatina festival


October 31st, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 31 (IANS) Even as green groups are seething over the potential wastage of tonnes of tomatoes at the Sundown Tomatina Festival to be held here Saturday, Goa's Tourism ... Read more...

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Spain’s famous Tomatina comes to Goa!


October 28th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 28 (IANS) Get ready to throw ripe red tomatoes at each other in the verdant green climes of Goa with the waves from the Arabian Sea in the ... Read more...

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Sourenee to sell Darjeeling teas in foreign markets


October 25th, 2011 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 24 (IANS) Kolkata-based Sourenee Leaves Pvt Ltd (SLPL), a part of the Titagarh Group, is planning to sell packaged Darjeeling teas in foreign markets like Europe and the ... Read more...

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London-style AC double-decker buses for Kolkata tourism


October 17th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Taking forward Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's promise to make "Kolkata into London", the city authorities will soon introduce two open-deck AC double-decker buses for sightseeing."Two ... Read more...

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