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Kerala women fish vendors don’t know of birds and bees


September 9th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 9 (IANS) Kerala might have the highest literacy rate in the country, but a study among women fish vendors in six fishing regions in the state showed that ... Read more...

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New York gunman kills one, injures 10; shot dead (Second Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 24 (IANS) One person was killed and 10 others were injured Friday when a gunman started shooting indiscriminately at people in front of the Empire State Building ... Read more...

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Lord of the Rings park left covered in volcanic ash


August 9th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mount Tongariro, Aug 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mount Tongariro of New Zealand erupted on Monday night after being quiet for more than a century. The mountain which had been exhibiting seismic activity for ... Read more...

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Typhoon Haikui affects 1 mn in China


August 9th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) More than one million people in China have been affected by typhoon Haikui, authorities said Thursday.The storm made landfall early Wednesday in the coastal province of ... Read more...

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Nepal to ban independent trekking


August 7th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Katmandu, Aug 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There have been reports in the grapevine that the Nepalese government is going to ban people who are trekking alone in any part of the country. The ... 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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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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Queen’s cruise liner to stay in Dubai as floating hotel


July 3rd, 2012 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 2 (IANS/WAM) After four decades of cruising around the planet, the iconic QE2 -- named after Queen Elizabeth II -- will retire as a liner and ... Read more...

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Tiger Airways Hyderabad-Singapore flight from September


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 2 (IANS) Tiger Airways Monday announced launch of direct flight between Hyderabad and Singapore from Sep 28.With the five times a week service, Tiger Airways will be adding ... Read more...

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South African Tourism woos India’s high income segment


June 20th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 20 (IANS) With more and more Indian tourists going to South Africa, the country's national tourism agency is focussing on tapping three high-income segments, a senior official said."We ... 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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Apex court stays cancellation of Jaipur’s Jal Mahal lease (Lead)


May 25th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday stayed the Rajasthan High Court's order cancelling a resort company's 99-year lease to run the Mansagar Lake and Jal Mahal monument ... Read more...

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The World’s nicest prison is located in Bastoy


May 25th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bastoy, May 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Opened in 1982, Bastoy prison, a summer-camp-like jail situated in the South of Norway. More similar to tourist destination than a detention centre, in Bastoy prison there ... Read more...

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Apex court to hear plea on Jaipur lake


May 24th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court will Friday hear a petition challenging the Rajasthan High Court's order declaring as "illegal and void" a 99-year lease agreement for ... Read more...

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Britain opens visa application centre in Bangalore


May 21st, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore,May 21 (IANS) Britain Monday opened a new visa application centre here to expedite processing time for residents of Karnataka planning to visit the European country for business, leisure or ... Read more...

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At least 7 Indians killed in Nepal plane crash (Second Lead)


May 14th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 14 (IANS) At least seven Indians were among those killed when an airplane carrying 21 people crashed on a cliff in western Nepal, less than seven months after ... Read more...

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Seven Indians die in Nepal plane crash (Lead)


May 14th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 14 (IANS) Seven Indians were among the 19 people killed Monday when their aircraft crashed in western Nepal, media reports said.The aeroplane belonging to Agni Air crashed in ... Read more...

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Ten most attractive Chinese cities for foreigners


May 3rd, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 3 (IANS) Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin and Shenzhen are among the 10 most attractive Chinese cities for foreigners, a survey has revealed.The results of the "2011 Amazing China - ... Read more...

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F1 race track in Kerala will boost tourism: Narain Karthikeyan (Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 26 (IANS) The only Asian driver in the Formula One circuit Narain Karthikeyan Thursday said an F1 race track in Kerala is certainly going to be a boost ... Read more...

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Turkey woos Indians with mouthwatering kebaps, shorba


April 20th, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Turkey, which attracted around 65,000 Indian tourists last year, is hoping to woo more travellers from India with its food and culture. And it has ... Read more...

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Labourer killed in Udaipur lift accident


April 13th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 13 (IANS) A labourer was killed while 12 others were seriously wounded when a lift they were using to descend into a water tunnel broke collapsed at a ... Read more...

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Chidambaram to pay obeisance at Vaishno Devi


April 6th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 6 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram will pay obeisance at one of the most revered Hindu shrines, Vaishno Devi in Jammu and Kashmir, when he makes ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s Sonamarg reopens after winter


April 2nd, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 2 (IANS) After remaining closed for nearly three winter months, the Srinagar-Sonamarg road connecting the picturesque north Kashmir tourist destination with the rest of the country was re-opened ... Read more...

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ASI to excavates ruins near Vikramshila University


March 21st, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 21 (IANS) The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) plans to take up conservation work of the ruins of Vikramshila University in Bihar and excavate nearby areas in ... Read more...

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Odisha kidnapping will have no impact on tourism: Sahay


March 20th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 20 (IANS) Union Tourism Minister Subadh Kant Sahay Tuesday said the abduction of two Italian nationals by Maoists in Odisha will not have any adverse impact on tourism ... Read more...

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Chinese city eyes more Western tourists


March 8th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 8 (IANS) China's picturesque Hangzhou city has showcased its beautiful landscapes and cultural charm at an international travel expo here in a bid to attract more European ... Read more...

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‘Khushboo Gujarat Ki’ aboard Metro’s Airport Express


March 7th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The Gujarat Tourism Board has branded the Metro's Airport Express service a part of the 'Khushboo Gujarat Ki' tourism promotion campaign that features Amitabh ... Read more...

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Two Indians dead, 22 injured in Malaysia accident (Second Lead)


March 5th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 5 (IANS) Two Indian tourists were killed and 22 injured Monday after a tour bus skidded and flipped over while returning from the popular resort of Genting ... Read more...

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Two Indians dead, 22 hurt in Malaysia accident (Lead)


March 5th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 5 (IANS) Two Indian tourists were killed and 22 injured Monday after a tour bus skidded and flipped over while returning from the popular resort of Genting ... Read more...

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Kerala chosen best tourism destination second year running


February 18th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 18 (IANS) For the second year running, Kerala has been rated as the best tourist destination in India by a Nielsen survey.The survey, conducted by Nielsen for Outlook ... Read more...

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Kerala best tourist destination, shows survey


February 18th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 18 (IANS) For the second year running, Kerala has been rated the best tourist destination in the country, according to a survey.The survey says: "Kerala topping the list ... Read more...

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Ethiopia seeks India’s assistance to promote tourism


February 8th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, (IANS) Ethiopia has sought India's assistance for promoting tourism in the country, officials said Wednesday.Visiting Ethiopian Minister of Culture and Tourism Tadelech Dalcho called on Tourism Secretary R.H. ... Read more...

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Proposed Vizhinjam Port clears another hurdle


February 1st, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 1 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday said Welspun consortium, one of the last two remaining bidders for the proposed Vizhinjam International Container Terminal, has been given ... Read more...

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Like Nalanda, Vikramshila may rise from ruins


January 24th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Antichak (Bihar), Jan 24 (IANS) It was among the most important centres of Buddhist learning in ancient India, but the remains of Vikramshila University in Bihar have been sadly neglected ... Read more...

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Make preparations for more tourists in 2012: Omar Abdullah


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 23 (IANS) After 12 million tourist arrivals in 2011, Jammu and Kashmir is eyeing a higher number of tourists and pilgrims this year but needs better infrastructure and ... Read more...

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