tourist interest

Goa trade body demands Rs.1,000 crore grant for state


March 24th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 24 (IANS) With an eye to tourism, Goa's apex trade body has demanded a special grant of Rs.1,000 crore from union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in his ... Read more...

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Tourism can boost Kashmir’s economic development: Omar


December 31st, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 30 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday related economic welfare of the state to the development of tourism, asserting that boost to tourism would create ... Read more...

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Central forces to guard Goa during tourist season


December 6th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 6 (IANS) A day after the Goa government admitted to a specific input about a potential terror strike in Goa during the tourist season, Home Minister Ravi Naik ... Read more...

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With Wendell busy, Goa tourism scouts for designer to make uniforms


June 10th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 10 (IANS) With Wendell Rodricks preoccupied, the Goa tourism department is scouting for a designer to weave fancy threads for it's in-the-making Tourism Security Force (TSF), one of ... Read more...

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Goa to showcase contemporary handicrafts


April 28th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 28 (IANS) Artistic and contemporary terracotta and coconut coir handicrafts from Goa designed in consultation with the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, will soon be available right ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh plans airport in Jhansi


April 1st, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 1 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh has prepared a blue print to expand and develop Jhansi airport to open up the backward Bundelkhand, a region straddling both Uttar Pradesh and ... Read more...

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Gujarat’s Rannotsav a great success: Minister


January 20th, 2011 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Jan 19 (IANS) Over 30,000 tourists visited the month-long Rannotsav which was held in Gujarat's Kutch district and the festival generated business worth around Rs.10 crore, state tourism minister Jaynarayan Vyas ... Read more...

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‘Filthy, expensive Goa no longer attracts German tourists’


December 4th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 4 (IANS) Goa is no longer a favoured tourist destination for Germans because it is "expensive and dirty", the Indo-German Friendship Society Goa (IGFSG) said Saturday.Speaking to reporters here ... Read more...

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Goa’s tourist security force stuck in a rut


October 6th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 6 (IANS) It may be a while before Goa's much-touted tourist security force (TSF) literally hits top gear as the patrol jeeps assigned to it do not have four-wheel drive, ... Read more...

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Wendell to design for Goa’s tourism security force?


October 5th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 5 (IANS) Goa's soon-to-be launched tourist security force (TSF) might be patrolling the beaches in uniforms by renowned designer Wendell Rodricks.Swapnil Naik, director of tourism, said Wendell had ... Read more...

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PCR vans to be one-stop help shop for Games tourists


September 29th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Praveen Kumar New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) It will take only one minute for police control room (PCR) vans to reach any Commonwealth Games venue, with more than 100 deployed to respond ... Read more...

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Dikshit dedicates tourist bus service


September 27th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The much-awaited hop-on, hop-off bus service was formally launched here Monday to provide tourists a smooth ride to historical monuments, but commercial operations will begin only on ... Read more...

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Special traffic management plan for Delhi during C’Wealth Games


July 27th, 2010 - 10:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): The Delhi Traffic Police has drawn up a detailed Traffic management Plan for managing traffic during Commonwealth Games-2010 to be held in the national capital, the Government ... Read more...

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Protests Sparked By ‘To Let’ Sign On Plum Island


May 21st, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Plum Island, May 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The federal government has decided that it will be selling off Plum Island, a research laboratory that has been in existence since the time ... Read more...

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Federal Government Operations Remain Closed On Wednesday Too


February 10th, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Feb 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The snowstorm that has made a mess of the public life in Washington continues to affect government work and civic life on Wednesday. The Federal government ... Read more...

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ITTM trains guides to assist during Commonwealth Games


January 3rd, 2010 - 9:49 pm ICT by ANI
Gwalior, Jan 3 (ANI): Gwalior based Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (ITTM) has trained 700 guides for the upcoming Delhi Commonwealth Games.The candidates who were trained under a guide-training programme were ... Read more...

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Restoration of Mughal road in J-K heads towards completion


November 21st, 2009 - 9:41 pm ICT by ANI
Rajouri, Nov 21(ANI): Restoration work on the historical Mughal road in Jammu and Kashmir, which links Kashmir Valley with Rajouri district in Jammu Division, is expected to be completed soon despite heavy ... Read more...

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River tourism makes a mark in India


November 12th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): For the first time in India, a tourist cruise has started from Kolkata to Varanasi with 50 foreign tourists. The 14 day trip, took them to several ... Read more...

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Goa is a ’safe destination’, says its tourism minister


October 24th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Manik MehtaSingapore, Oct 24 (IANS) Goa is a "very safe destination" for tourists, its Tourism Minister Francisco Xavier Pacheco said here in an attempt to counter negative reports in the international ... Read more...

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Goa takes cue from Kerala, to develop backwater tourism


July 10th, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 10 (IANS) Known more for its beaches, Goa now wants to cash in on the tourism potential of backwater tourism on the lines of Kerala. The state tourism authorities ... Read more...

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Railways to revamp stations, 50 to get world class facilities


July 3rd, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday unveiled a massive plan to revamp railway stations in the country, saying that 50 stations in large cities would get world ... Read more...

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50 railway stations to be of world standard


July 3rd, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 3 (ANI): Presenting the Railway Budget 2009-10, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee today said that about 50 stations are to be developed into world class stations with international level ... Read more...

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Musharraf calls for Pak cooperation in 26/11 investigations


March 8th, 2009 - 7:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 8 (ANI): Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has said that the Pakistani Government should cooperate in the Mumbai attacks investigations and punish the perpetrators behind them. Addressing a function ... Read more...

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Mumbai tourists chose Dadra and Nagar Haveli for New Year celebrations


December 31st, 2008 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Silvassa (Dadra and Nagar Haveli), Dec 31 (ANI): In the wake of the recent terror attacks, people in Mumbai are going out to celebrate their New Year in western coastal enclaves ... Read more...

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Chandigarh to launch tourism police (Sep 27 is World Tourism Day)


September 25th, 2008 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 25 (IANS) Paying a visit to Chandigarh but worried about safety? You don't speak the local language and are uncertain how you'll find your way around? Well, take heart. The ... Read more...

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40 years of India through Raghu Rai’s lens


March 19th, 2008 - 12:02 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) He is often dubbed the king of camera. Photographer Raghu Rai, who has captured life in all its shades over the last four decades, still tops the ... Read more...

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