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Kerala readies to launch seaplane services in January


September 21st, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 21 (IANS) The first success of the recently-concluded 'Emerging Kerala' investors' meet could be the seaplane project to be operationalised in seven tourist destinations in the state in ... Read more...

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IMG deallocates 8th coal block, Plan panel for privatising mining


September 18th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The inter-ministerial group (IMG) on coal block allocations Tuesday recommended de-allocation of Macherkunda block and deduction of bank guarantees of the Jitpur block and ... Read more...

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BJP poses more questions to PM, Jaiswal over coal block allocations


September 11th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The BJP Tuesday stepped up its attack on the Congress after allegations of conflict of interest against former coal minister Santosh Bagrodia and targeted ... Read more...

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Government mulling visa-on-arrival scheme for 10 more countries


September 7th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay said Friday the government was in the final stages of consultations on allowing visas on arrival to citizens of another ... Read more...

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Congress distances itself from Darda over coal blocks allocations


September 5th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday distanced itself from Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda, who has been named by the CBI in the allocation of coal blocks.... Read more...

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CBI to quiz MP, five firms’ officials on coal blocks


September 5th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The CBI has seized several incriminating documents during raids over the coal blocks allocation, and is planning to question five companies' executives, including a ... Read more...

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Rock climbing wall inaugurated in Srinagar


September 5th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 5 (IANS) An artificial rock climbing wall was inaugurated here Wednesday to encourage adventure sports enthusiasts, many of whom visit the state from other parts of the country.State ... Read more...

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Coal allocation attack will be sharper than Bofors: BJP


August 31st, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Making it clear that it will not allow parliament to run unless its demand on the allocation of coal blocks are met, the Bharatiya ... Read more...

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Sahai denies nepotism in coal block allocations (Second Lead)


August 31st, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai Friday denied allegations of nepotism and wrongdoing in coal block allocations but admitted he had written to Prime ... Read more...

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PM can’t evade responsibility in coal block allocation: BJP


August 31st, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh cannot evade his responsibility in the coal block allocations and must quit, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said Friday."It ... Read more...

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BJP is maligning me: Subodh Kant Sahay


August 31st, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Union tourism minister Subodh Kant Sahay Friday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was maligning him over the coal blocks allocation."The BJP is ... Read more...

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Belarus still recognises Ostapchuk as Olympic champion: minister


August 14th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Minsk, Aug 14 (IANS) Belarus still recognises female shot putter Nadezhda Ostapchuk as an Olympic champion, Deputy Sports and Tourism Minister of Belarus Cheslav Shulga has said."Some mistake or misunderstanding ... Read more...

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Hooda’s ministers not new to crime controversies (News Analysis)


August 6th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 6 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda would like people to believe that the law and order situation in his state is good but the activities of ... Read more...

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Nehru Boat Race to herald Kerala’s new tourist season


August 4th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Alappuzha (Kerala) Aug 4 (IANS) They're 120 to 140 feet long, are manned by 120 oarsmen and have attracted global attention. When they race furiously through the backwaters ... Read more...

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Goa assembly to probe ex-minister’s son’s role in drugs case


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 3 (IANS) The Goa government Friday appointed a house committee of the state assembly to probe the involvement of one "Roy" in the state's infamous drug mafia-police-politician nexus.Chief ... Read more...

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Saving tiger, tourism can go on together: Sahay


July 29th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay Saturday said a roadmap will be chalked out so that both tourism and conservation of tigers can be carried out ... Read more...

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Goa, Israel come together to promote rural tourism


July 28th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 28 (IANS) Goa plans to learn from Israel in order to promote and pursue its model of rural tourism, which is a hit in that country.According to Goa ... Read more...

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Olympics: Belarus denies boycott rumours


July 27th, 2012 - 8:06 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Belarus has no plans to boycott the Olympics after President Alexander Lukashenko was refused entry to Britain, the Belarusian minister for sports and tourism said.Lukashenko ... Read more...

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UP to develop Buddhist, Sufi and Hindu religious circuits


July 21st, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 21 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh and the central governments Saturday announced their "serious willingness" to undertake a host of measures to shore up tourism in the state.Addressing a ... Read more...

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Governor reviews Amarnath pilgrimage facilities


July 17th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 16 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra, who is also the chairman of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) that conducts the annual pilgrimage to the cave ... Read more...

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Bengal minister in war of words with travel show organisers


July 13th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 13 (IANS) A war of words broke out between West Bengal Tourism Minister Rachpal Singh and organisers of the Travel and Tourism Fair - one of India's biggest ... Read more...

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India, Mauritius to strengthen travel trade


July 13th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) India and Mauritius will strengthen ties in the tourism sector by increasing investment in the hotel industry, promoting more package tours and developing tourism infrastructure, ... 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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Tourism should be part of political agenda: Sahai


July 6th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai Friday said tourism should be part of the political agenda for its huge potential for economic development."Tourism especially provides ... Read more...

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India targets one percent global tourist arrivals


July 5th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 5 (IANS) India is aiming to attract one percent of the total world tourist arrivals by the end of the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17), says Tourism Minister ... Read more...

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Goa campaign against ‘water injustice’ (Letter from Goa)


June 29th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 29 (IANS) A British charity has joined forces with a Catholic Church-backed NGO here to put an end to abusive and unethical tourism practices allegedly over-exploitative of ... Read more...

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India, Israel ink pact to boost tourism


June 25th, 2012 - 8:53 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, June 25 (IANS) India and Israel have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to boost their bilateral ties in the tourism sector, with Israel opening a tourism office in ... Read more...

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Annual Amarnath yatra begins (Lead)


June 24th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 24 (IANS) With a thick layer of snow still covering the Amarnath shrine in Jammu and Kashmir, the first batch of pilgrims set out from here Sunday ... Read more...

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Houseboat business struggles to stay afloat (Kerala Newsletter)


June 23rd, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 23 (IANS) A houseboat trip on the backwaters of Alappuzha or Kumarakom is billed as one of Kerala's exotic tourism products. But the future may not be bright ... Read more...

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Tourism minister launches Clean India Campaign


June 19th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai Tuesday launched a pilot project under the Clean India Campaign at Qutub Minar here with the aim of providing quality ... Read more...

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Australia eyes 50 million potential Indian globetrotters


June 16th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 16 (IANS) With Indian overseas travelers market poised to grow exponentially in the next decade, Tourism Australia has come out with a detailed plan to lure at least ... Read more...

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UAE, Portugal discuss trade


June 12th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jun 11 (IANS/WAM) The UAE and Portugal have discussed ways to enhance bilateral trade, it was reported here Monday.UAE Foreign Trade Minister Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi and visiting ... Read more...

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Goa beaches head for makeover with shack policy


June 8th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 8 (IANS) Soon, no ducking behind a sand dune or a coconut palm to change in or out of your swimwear. The Goa beach experience is about to ... Read more...

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Denied bypoll ticket, Jharkhand Congress leader joins BJP (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 6 (IANS) Jharkhand Mahila Congress former president Pratibha Pandey Wednesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), expressing anger at the Congress fielding Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant ... Read more...

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Denied bypoll ticket, Jharkhand Congress leader joins BJP


June 6th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 6 (IANS) Jharkhand Mahila Congress former president Pratibha Pandey Wednesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), expressing anger at the Congress fielding Union Tourism Minister Subodh ... Read more...

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