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Illegal trade of small arms, guns threatens Kathmandu: Police


September 8th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 8 (IANS) Senior police officers in the Kathmandu Valley have warned that Nepali capital has been turned into a hub for illegal trade of small arms and guns.... Read more...

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India paying ’special attention’ to China border


August 23rd, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) With China planning to develop a tourist hub in Tibet, India said Thursday that it was paying "special attention" to the development of infrastructure in ... Read more...

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Prehistoric fossils may boost tourism in Kenya


August 16th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Aug 16 (IANS) Leading Kenyan scientists have called upon their government to tap the potential of the country's vast trove of prehistoric fossils to boost the tourism industry.According to ... Read more...

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Travolta visits gay tourist hub?


July 19th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 19 (IANS) John Travolta recently visited a Greek island known for its gay tourism.Recently, Travolta was accused by two masseurs in the US for demanding sex from ... Read more...

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Portuguese language could help build bridges: Goan author


May 30th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 30 (IANS) Goa, the popular tourist hub on the Indian west coast, could build global bridges, both linguistic and cultural, a new book just out suggests.The book in ... Read more...

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Mamata’s sops to ‘turn Darjeeling into Switzerland’


October 11th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, Oct 11 (IANS) In a bid to fulfil her pre-poll promise of turning Darjeeling in northern West Bengal into Switzerland, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday announced a host ... Read more...

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Two held for assaulting foreigners in Bihar


September 22nd, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 22 (IANS) Two youths were arrested in Bihar's Nalanda district Thursday for assaulting and attempting to rob two foreign tourists a day earlier, police said."We will chargesheet the ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s historic town soon to be history!


July 10th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 10 (IANS) Pul Doda, the highway town that has connected tourist hubs in Jammu and Kashmir for many years, will soon disappear from the state's map as the ... Read more...

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Nepal suffers as Maoists fight their former comrades


May 24th, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 24 (IANS) As fear and uncertainty gripped Nepal ahead of a dire constitutional breakdown, the ruling Maoists began grappling with a new opponent - their former comrades.Former Maoist ... Read more...

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Arunachal MP welcomes setting up of committee to probe Tawang crash


April 24th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Member of Parliament from Arunachal Pradesh Takam Sanjoy on Sunday welcomed setting up of an inquiry committee to investigate the circumstances that led to ... Read more...

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China’s Vegas: Macau becoming major tourist hub (Lead, IANS Travel) (With Images)


April 22nd, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Macau, April 22 (IANS) Glittering casinos, hotels and nightclubs combined with a rich colonial past are attracting millions of visitors to the coastal Chinese enclave of Macau, making it emerge ... Read more...

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China’s Vegas: Macau evolving into major tourist hub (With Images) (IANS Travel)


April 22nd, 2011 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Macau, April 22 (IANS) Glittering casinos, hotels and nightclubs combined with a rich colonial past are making the coastal Chinese enclave of Macau emerge as a major tourist hub in ... Read more...

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Darjeeling votes peacefully in large numbers


April 18th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Darjeeling, April 18 (IANS) The tourist hub of Darjeeling in northern West Bengal saw a festival-like ambience Monday as people voted in large numbers amid the hill town's signature weather ... Read more...

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Monica Bedi begins new innings in Nepal


February 28th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 28 (IANS) Thirteen years after she acted in her last film of note, "Tirchhi Topiwale", Monica Bedi, better known as the companion of jailed mafia don Abu ... Read more...

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Russian firm to build space hotel


September 30th, 2010 - 2:21 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow-based company Orbital Technologies has said it will build an orbiting hotel in space by 2015-2016.The project will cost hundreds of millions of dollars, Orbital Tehcnologies' CEO ... Read more...

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Shootout in Mexican city leaves 7 dead


September 25th, 2010 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Chilpancingo (Mexico), Sep 25 (IANS/EFE) Seven suspected cartel gunmen were killed in a shootout between rival gangs in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, Mexican officials said. Spokespersons for the Attorney General's Office ... Read more...

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Tourists Evacuate Eiffel Tower After A Bomb Scare


September 15th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
September 15, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Thousands of people visit the world famous landmark, Eiffel Tower every day while visiting Paris. The visitors, however, got a shock of ... Read more...

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Tar balls, robberies mar Goa’s beach parties


September 3rd, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 3 (IANS) The run-up to Goa's tourism season, beginning next month, could not have got off to a worse start. With slimy tar balls resulting from an oil spill leaving ... Read more...

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PM lays foundation stone for Tirupati international airport


September 1st, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday laid the foundation stone for the Tirupati international airport to provide direct connectivity from various international destinations to the temple town in ... Read more...

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Foreign tourists looted at gunpoint in Goa


August 26th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 26 (IANS) More than 24 hours after two foreign tourists, including a woman, and a local resident were looted at gunpoint in Goa's popular tourist hub Calangute, police said they ... Read more...

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SDM hauls up Goa police officer for staging raid


July 7th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 7 (IANS) A sub-divisional magistrate has hauled up a police inspector and asked him to release 29 women who were "rescued" last week from an alleged prostitution ring operating in ... Read more...

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Nalanda to be developed as tourist hub


February 18th, 2010 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
By Imran Khan Patna, Feb 18 (IANS) Bihar is preparing an ambitious master plan to develop Nalanda as a tourist hub to attract more foreign and domestic travellers.The tourism department is ... Read more...

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Contaminated water supply in Shimla


February 13th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by ANI
By Hemant ChauhanShimla, Feb.13 (ANI): Residents of Shimla are a worried lot these days following a contaminated water supply to their houses which has become a major health hazard. The administration says, ... Read more...

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Curfew-like restrictions, protests continue in Srinagar


February 7th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 7 (IANS) Harsh curfew-like restrictions continued in the old city area of summer capital Srinagar, where fresh protests were held Sunday against the alleged killing of a 16-year-old student in ... Read more...

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Another youth killed, Srinagar on boil (Second Lead)


February 5th, 2010 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 5 (IANS) A 16-year-old boy's death, apparently due to a bullet injury while playing cricket near a tourist place in Kashmir, triggered fresh protests in the city where restrictions were ... Read more...

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Selja selling ‘Incredible India’ in Spain


January 21st, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) India is promoting itself as a major holiday destination in the world and hard selling its tourism potential in the Spanish capital at a five-day international fair. Minister ... Read more...

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Powerless Nepal loses lustre as New Year destination


December 29th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 29 (IANS) Slapped with a 51-hour weekly power outage from Wednesday and a warning that next month it could go up to 12 hours a day, Nepal has begun to ... Read more...

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Pakistani troops kill 4 militants in Swat


December 6th, 2009 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 6 (DPA) Pakistani security forces killed at least four militants, including a local commander, in the restive Swat valley Sunday, officials said. The casualties came as troops continued search operations ... Read more...

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Goa all set to host IFFI from Monday


November 22nd, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Panji, Nov 22 (ANI): Popular tourist hub Goa is all set to host the 40th International Film Festival of India from Monday.Interacting with the media after reviewing the preparations of the fest ... Read more...

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Foreign sex workers begin to eye Nepal


November 5th, 2009 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 5 (IANS) Once the destination of trekkers and pilgrims, the Himalayan Shangri-la of Nepal is now becoming a hub of foreign sex workers with a bustling network of ... Read more...

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‘Malaria in Goa linked to migrant labour’


November 3rd, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 3 (IANS) Linking the rising number of malaria cases in Goa to the steady influx of migrant labourers, a senior malaria research official has said the tourist hub has a ... Read more...

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Goa Police net two more for serial killings


October 16th, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Panjim, Oct 16 (ANI): Goa Police on Friday detained a father-son duo in connection with the murder of 16-year-old Evita Rodrigues.Following this development, police seem to be close to nabbing all those ... Read more...

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India-Indonesia heroin network busted in Nepal


October 9th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 9 (IANS) An extensive network of drug traffickers snaking through India to Indonesia with its roots in Afghanistan has been busted by Nepal police with the arrest ... Read more...

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Rain furry in four states, death toll crosses 190


October 4th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore / Hyderabad Oct 4 (ANI): Incessant rains and the flood fury have wrecked havoc in four states of Southern and Western India.Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka have been the worst hit, ... Read more...

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On his 51st birthday, MJ lives on - in Nepal


August 29th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 29 (IANS) More than two months after he died of a drug overdose, which has now been ruled as homicide, `King of pop' Michael Jackson lives on - in ... Read more...

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