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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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Morocco contributing to India’s food security: Ambassador (Lead)


July 29th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Morocco is contributing significantly to India's food security but wants its relations to expand beyond supply of phosphates, a key ingredient for fertilisers of which ... Read more...

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Morocco wants ties with India to go beyond food security


July 29th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Morocco wants its relations with India to expand beyond trade and supply of phosphates, a key ingredient for fertilizers of which it holds two-thirds of ... Read more...

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‘Falling rupee making India more attractive to tourists’


July 14th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The falling rupee may have hit the budget of Indian tourists. But on the flip side, leisure travellers from abroad are evincing more interest ... 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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Sena men shut down ‘pollution tax’ post at Lonavala


June 25th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, June 25 (IANS) An illegal 'pollution tax' collection centre at the popular hill resort of Lonavala in Maharashtra was shut down Monday by angry activists of the Shiv ... 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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Clean India Campaign to kick off from Qutab Minar


June 18th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) To provide quality services to visitors in and around tourist destinations, the union tourism ministry will Tuesday launch a pilot project under 'Clean India Campaign' ... Read more...

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Top Maharashtra tourist destinations to get full ‘power’


April 27th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Tourists visiting prominent Maharashtra hill stations, pilgrim centres and heritage sites can look forward to a 'cool' summer this year with the state's electricity distribution company ... Read more...

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Egyptian camel handlers threaten ’siege’


March 28th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egyptian camel handlers have threatened to bring thousands of camels to the capital city and block the buildings housing the cabinet and the agriculture ministry ... Read more...

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Delhi Tourism sets up kiosks at two Airport Metro stations


March 15th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Delhi Tourism has set up kiosks at the New Delhi and Shivaji Stadium stations on the high-speed Airport Metro Metro Express Line (AMEL), led by ... Read more...

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Foreign tourist arrivals in Himachal doubles in 5 years


March 11th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The number of foreign tourists visiting Himachal Pradesh has doubled in the past five years, the state govenment said Sunday."The number of the international travelers ... Read more...

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Mild snowfall in Shimla, Manali


March 8th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 8 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's popular tourist destinations of Shimla and Manali received mild snow Thursday evening, surprising the merrymakers who had celebrated Holi, the festival of colours, earlier ... 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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Cabs, private buses remain off road in Himachal


March 1st, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 1 (IANS) Private taxis and buses remained off the road in Himachal Pradesh Thursday as public transport operators observed a day's strike to protest a recent hike in ... Read more...

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Moscow to turn government offices into hotels


February 14th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) In a bid to decongest the city centre, the Moscow city government plans to turn federal government offices based there into hotels after the offices ... Read more...

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More snow in store for Shimla, Manali


February 11th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 11 (IANS) After a two day lull, Himachal Pradesh's popular tourist destinations of Shimla and Manali are in line for more snow, a weatherman here said Saturday.A fresh ... Read more...

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Shimla, Manali shiver


February 9th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 9 (IANS) Popular tourist destinations Shimla and Manali saw the season's lowest temperatures Thursday at minus 3.8 degrees Celsius and minus 7.4 degrees respectively.Shimla recorded 5.4 cm of ... Read more...

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Kerala records rise in tourist arrivals


January 19th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 19 (IANS) Despite reports of a bleak global economic situation, the money spinning tourism industry in Kerala has recorded a growth both in revenue and in terms of ... Read more...

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Bad roads hampering Bihar’s tourism potential


January 17th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 17 (IANS) Good road building was said to have helped Nitish Kumar win a second term in office in the 2010 Bihar assembly elections. Bad roads connecting ... Read more...

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Hills near Shimla, Manali get more snow


January 15th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 15 (IANS) Hills near the popular tourist destinations of Shimla and Manali Sunday saw moderate snowfall, a weather official said here predicting more snow in the region."The Kufri ... Read more...

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Sahai urges people to join Clean India campaign (Lead)


January 10th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Every Indian has a duty to keep the country's heritage safe and clean, union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai said Monday, urging people to join ... Read more...

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Sahay urges people to join Clean India campaign


January 9th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Every Indian has a duty to keep the country's heritage safe and clean, union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay said Monday, urging people to join ... Read more...

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Snowfall drapes Dharamsala, Shimla in white


January 7th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/Dharamsala, Jan 7 (IANS) If snowfall played truant with you in Himachal Pradesh on Christmas and New Year's Eve, then head to Dharamsala this weekend. The hill resort has got ... Read more...

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More snow in Shimla, Manali (Lead)


January 5th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 5 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's picturesque tourist resorts Shimla and Manali witnessed light to moderate snowfall Thursday, cheering up the hospitality sector as tourists started to pour in.While Shimla ... Read more...

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‘Clean India’ campaign to boost tourism


December 20th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The Tourism Ministry here Tuesday launched 'Clean India' campaign, after a survey conducted in some selected tourist destinations by the ministry revealed hygiene and sanitation ... Read more...

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More than two mn Americans choose Mexico for retirement


December 4th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 4 (IANS/EFE) More than two million retired Americans have chosen Mexico as their new home, a figure that continues to increase thanks to the pleasant climate and ... Read more...

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Fines to be imposed soon for naked hikers in Swiss Alps


November 18th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Alps, Nov 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A federal court in Switzerland has ruled that the country’s authorities can fine people who hike naked in the Alps. With the ruling, the country has been ... 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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Over 40 suburban towns of Beijing to be developed


June 29th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 29 (IANS) Beijing plans to develop over 40 suburban towns and will raise 10 billion yuan ($1.55 billion) for it, authorities said.The China Daily reported Wednesday that 5 ... Read more...

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Moderate rainfall in Himachal Pradesh


June 15th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 15 (IANS) Widespread moderate showers early Wednesday across Himachal Pradesh pushed down temperatures."The entire state witnessed mild to moderate rains. The day's temperature is expected to plummet ... Read more...

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States should help boost tourism growth: Sibal


May 31st, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) State governments should actively participate in and frame legislation to make the tourism and hospitality sector more vibrant and growth oriented, Human Resource Development Minister ... Read more...

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Evening showers cool Shimla


May 30th, 2011 - 2:55 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 29 (IANS) Showers in this Himachal Pradesh capital Sunday evening brought down the temperature to comfortable levels, an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.The day's ... Read more...

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Rain cools hills of Himachal


May 27th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 27 (IANS) Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell sharply Friday due to widespread rains, with Shimla recording a high of 24 degrees Celsius, a fall by 2.7 degrees ... Read more...

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US tourist killed in Greek island landslide


May 24th, 2011 - 7:29 am ICT by IANS
Athens, May 24 (IANS) A 52-year-old American tourist was killed and four were injured in a landslide on the Greek island of Santorini, Xinhua reported.The accident took place near the ... Read more...

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