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Goa aims to cash in on Bollywood boom


December 19th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 19 (IANS) There was a Bollywood touch to Goa's celebration of its 50th anniversary of liberation from 450 years of Portuguese rule Monday with a vision document suggesting ... Read more...

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US terms reports of BP resuming Gulf of Mexico drilling as ‘misconception’


April 5th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5(ANI): US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has rejected claims that British petroleum giant BP has reached an agreement to restart drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico.Media reports have ... Read more...

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Budget will hit Goa’s mining, tourism industry: BJP


February 28th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 28 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Goa unit Monday said the hike in export duty of iron ore and service tax on restaurants and mid-sized hotels proposed ... Read more...

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Over-50s travel more than younger sightseers


February 18th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 18 (ANI): A new UK survey has suggested holidaymakers over the age of 50 now account for more than half the money spent on trips abroad.The survey of 2000 adults ... Read more...

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Involve NRKs in Kerala’s development: Vayalar Ravi


February 12th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 12 (IANS) Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs and Civil Aviation Vayalar Ravi Saturday said non-resident Keralites (NRKs) must be involved in speeding up development activities in the state.The ... Read more...

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Victorian towns facing one-in-200-year flood threat


January 17th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan.17 (ANI): Towns in the southern Australian state of Victoria were on Monday bracing for their biggest floods in 200 years as the death toll from the natural disaster in Queensland ... Read more...

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Billionaire Saudi prince wows Nepal


November 15th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 15 (IANS) Described as the 19th richest man in the world by Forbes magazine, Saudi billionaire prince Al-Waleed bin Talal has created great excitement and anticipation with ... Read more...

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Coral reefs across Indian Ocean dying: Experts


October 21st, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): International marine scientists have said that coral reefs across Indian Ocean are dying; the team has highlighted the urgency of controlling global carbon emissions.The reefs are dying following ... Read more...

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Green algae off east China coast causes concern


July 1st, 2010 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 1 (IANS) Green algae is spreading at a rapid pace in the coastal regions of China's Shandong province, causing concern among people that it might affect the local fishery and ... Read more...

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Thailand’s tourism sector loss put at 120 billion baht


May 20th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Bangkok, May 20(ANI): Thailand's tourism industry experts have claimed that the Red-Shirts' anti-government rally could cause the sector about 120 billion baht in lost revenue. "The political turmoil will drive away foreign tourists. ... Read more...

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Florida establishes the Gulf Oil Spill Economic Recovery Task Force


May 11th, 2010 - 11:44 pm ICT by BNO News
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA (BNO NEWS) – Florida Governor Charlie Crist on Tuesday signed Executive Order 10-101 that establishes the Gulf Oil Spill Economic Recovery Task Force to support Florida businesses and industries in ... Read more...

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36 beaches to be developed in Andaman and Nicobar islands


November 30th, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) To promote eco-friendly tourism, the Andaman and Nicobar (A&N) government has decided to develop 36 beach sites on the islands. "Action has been taken to develop ... Read more...

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Darjeeling shutdown to be relaxed for 10 hours Monday


July 19th, 2009 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), July 19 (IANS) The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), spearheading a protest for a separate Gorkhaland state out of West Bengal, Sunday declared it will allow a 10-hour relaxation Monday ... Read more...

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GJM relaxes restrictions on key highway to Sikkim


July 18th, 2009 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), July 18 (IANS) The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), spearheading a protest demanding a separate Gorkhaland state, Saturday partly opened the National Highway 31-A, a key route connecting West Bengal ... Read more...

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WHO declares swine flu a pandemic - Full country statistics


June 12th, 2009 - 2:09 am ICT by John Le Fevre
The worlds peak health body, the World Health Organization (WHO), has raised the alert level for influenza A(H1N1), or swine flu, to the maximum level of six, declaring the virus a ... Read more...

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Massive jellyfish swarms dominate world-class fisheries


December 13th, 2008 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): A new online report has indicated that massive jellyfish swarms are transforming many world-class fisheries and tourist destinations into veritable jellytoriums that are intermittently jammed with pulsating, ... Read more...

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Land row makes Kashmir economy bleed


August 7th, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
By F. Ahmed Srinagar, Aug 7 (IANS) Fruit is rotting away on trees or in trucks, handicraft items are stuck on the highway, tourist inflow is down to a trickle...The Amarnath land row ... Read more...

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Indefinite strike starts crippling Darjeeling hills again


June 17th, 2008 - 8:14 pm ICT by ANI
Darjeeling, June 17 (ANI): Protesters shut down the famous Darjeeling hills today, threatening its tea and tourism industries, as the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) pressed its demand for statehood.Streets were deserted ... Read more...

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Symbiotic relationship between corals and algae faces threat from climate change


March 25th, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by admin
Canberra, March 25 (ANI): One of natures most fascinating symbiotic arrangement between corals and algae, which led to the formation of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, is facing grave threats ... Read more...

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Queensland Govt fears cricket row may hit tourism with India


January 13th, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Jan 13 (ANI): The state government is confident that the cricket racial row will not stump a Tourism Queensland trade mission to India.A delegation left on Saturday for the sub-continent where ... Read more...

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