tourist season

Bureaucracy holding up Agra’s air connectivity?


August 30th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 30 (IANS) The Kheria airport in Agra is ready to receive domestic airlines and international chartered flights ahead of a new tourist season beginning next month. But ... Read more...

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‘Bring Shimla’s last heritage train back on track’ (Letter from Shimla) (With Image)


August 12th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 12 (IANS) Heritage lovers hope the railways will keep its promise of bringing Shimla's last heritage train - a deluxe rail motor car that has been stabled as ... 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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Petrol price rise: Shops shut across Himachal


May 31st, 2012 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 31 (IANS) Shops and commercial establishments were closed across Himachal Pradesh Thursday morning as activists of the ruling BJP and the CPI-M protested the hike in petrol ... Read more...

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Goa modifies poll code to allow booze, food till late night


May 1st, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 1 (IANS) The Goa State Election Commission (SEC), overseeing the May 16 state-wide panchayat polls has just played lifesaver to lakhs of Goans and tourists who love a ... Read more...

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Goa hosted 2.68 million tourists in 2011-12


April 24th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 24 (IANS) Goa's beaches attracted 2.68 million tourists in the 2011-12 tourist season, which began in October and is on the wane now.Speaking to reporters on the sidelines ... Read more...

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Light and sound shows to resume in Srinagar


March 17th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 17 (IANS) After more than 20 years, the Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to resume the light and sound shows at the Shalimar Garden and the Hari ... Read more...

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Srinagar shuts tobacco shops near schools


February 8th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 8 (IANS) Authorities here Wednesday decided to shut all shops selling cigarettes and tobacco products near schools in the capital. Houseboat owners too volunteered to disallow smoking on ... Read more...

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Braj turns yellow on Basant Panchami


January 28th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Agra/Mathura, Jan 28 (IANS) Braj Mandal, the land of Lord Krishna which covers Agra, Mathura, Vrindavan and Goverdhan, Saturday turned yellow with flower decorations, banners, rangoli and people sporting yellow ... 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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Goa on terror radar, issues advisory


December 5th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 5 (IANS) Ahead of the tourist season, the Goa government Monday claimed that it had received a specific terror threat input and asked people to remain alert, especially ... Read more...

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Music industry to crackdown on copyright violations in Goa


November 17th, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 16 (IANS) A music copyright vigilante authority has threatened to launch 'Halla Bol' along Goa's coastal belt known for its music blaring beach shacks, scorching raves and techno ... Read more...

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Agra despairs over Western advisory


October 26th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Oct 26 (IANS) Tourism industry in the Taj Mahal city of Agra fumed Wednesday that it will be badly hit following advisory from five Western nations asking tourists to ... Read more...

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Now, camp in a tent if you are in Goa for IFFI


October 4th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 4 (IANS) If you haven't booked rooms in a cramped hotel already, delegates and film enthusiasts queuing up for the 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) can ... Read more...

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On World Tourism Day, Agra looks to air connectivity


September 27th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 27 (IANS) As Agra marked World Tourism Day Tuesday, hoteliers and travel agents in the city of the Taj were upbeat about the new tourist season, high on ... Read more...

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Peace winds blow in Kashmir Valley


September 19th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 19 (IANS) With relative peace returning to Kashmir Valley, tourists are again flocking to Jammu and Kashmir in large numbers. But the army says terrorists are waiting to ... Read more...

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How Kashmir managed its peace


June 26th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 26 (IANS) Peace finally appears descending on the Kashmir Valley with a huge rush of domestic and foreign visitors as officials claim that the Pakistan game plan of ... Read more...

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Off season? No, off to Goa for ‘raindrop tourism’ (With Image)


June 16th, 2011 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 16 (IANS) The shacks are missing, there is no water sporting activity and the beaches are much less crowded. Yet a growing number of people, especially domestic tourists, ... Read more...

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Salman back as lover-boy in ‘Ready’ (IANS Hindi Film Review)


June 4th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Film: "Ready"; Starring: Salman Khan, Asin, Paresh Rawal; Directed by: Anees Bazmi; Rating: ***She's a runaway bride. He's a runaway rogue, a little rough around the edges but a ... Read more...

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Russians top charter tourist numbers in Goa


May 27th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 27 (IANS) Russians have topped the number of charter tourists to arrive in Goa this tourism season.The Goa tourism department Friday revealed that 889 charter flights landed in ... Read more...

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Fresh wave of oily tar balls layer Goa beaches


April 19th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 19 (IANS) A fresh wave of tar balls have reappeared on Goa's beaches, layering the sand with oily streaks.The problem is back, more than six months after tar ... Read more...

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Gulmarg weaves its magic around tourists (With images)


April 3rd, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Gulmarg, April 3 (IANS) A magical mist surrounds this ultimate destination of skiers, sports lovers, honeymooners and adventure- seeking tourists as yet another snowfall changes the landscape in Gulmarg, the ... Read more...

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Proceedings against suspended cop dropped


March 31st, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 31 (IANS) Goa Police have dropped departmental action against a police inspector who was suspended for dereliction of duty during a high terror alert in 2008.Home Minister Ravi ... Read more...

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Nainital Tourism to greet summer vacationers


March 24th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Nainital. Mar.24 (ANI): As the summer begins, people in the tourism business in Nainital are busy making preparations to greet vacationers coming to the hill station.As the Nainital Lake is a hot ... Read more...

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Hike in taxes disappoints Goa hotel industry


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Calangute (Goa), Mar.2 (ANI): Representatives of the hotel industry in Calangute in Goa have expressed their disappointment with the hike in service tax proposed in the annual budget calling it a ... Read more...

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Traffic jams: Nightmare on Agra streets


February 15th, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Agra, Feb 15 (IANS) Seeing the Taj Mahal, the monument to eternal love, is a dream come true for tourists. However, a nightmare awaits them before they reach the destination ... Read more...

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Centre may manage immigration desks at Goa


February 7th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 7 (IANS) Irked by complaints about corruption at the immigration counters at Goa's seaport and the only military-operated airport, a top level delegation of the ministry of home affairs (MHA) ... Read more...

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December crash takes toll on Nepal airline’s Bhutan flights


February 1st, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 1 (IANS) A deadly air crash in December that killed 18 Bhutanese pilgrims in Nepal has now claimed another victim - a Nepali airline's direct flights between Nepal ... Read more...

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‘Control on inter-state bus fares required in Goa’


January 4th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 4 (IANS) Travel and tourism industry stakeholders in Goa want the state government to regulate inter-state bus fares, which invariably skyrocket during the peak tourism season. Travel and Tourism Association ... Read more...

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Return of the stone rage in Kashmir (2010 in Retrospect)


December 28th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Srinagar, Dec 28 (IANS) Over 110 people dead in firing by security forces on protesters, four months of crucial academic session washed out due to frequent curfews and shutdowns, business ... Read more...

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Sun shines on Goa tourism even as Europe freezes over


December 28th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, Dec 28 (IANS) Despite Europe's travel itineraries freezing up due to an intense cold wave, Goa's tourism prospects luckily continue to bask in the mild winter sun here.Travel and ... Read more...

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Trains cancelled, highway blocked as Gujjars continue stir


December 25th, 2010 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bayana (Rajasthan), Dec 25 (IANS) Train and road traffic via Bharatpur district of Rajasthan was disrupted Saturday, the sixth day of the Gujjar agitation for reservation in jobs, officials said.Thousands of train ... Read more...

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Heavy snowfall in Europe hampers Jaipur tourism


December 25th, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by ANI
Jaipur, Dec.25 (ANI): Heavy snowfall in Europe has hit the tourism industry in Jaipur, as around 70 percent of tourists from the European nations have cancelled their bookings in hotels and allied ... Read more...

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Post-floods, Leh looks for ‘lost’ tourists


November 26th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Suhas Munshi Leh (Ladakh), Nov 26 (IANS) The flash floods that washed away parts of Leh in Jammu and Kashmir also scared away the tourists who had become synonymous with the town, ... Read more...

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Wiser from 26/11, Indian tourism bouncing back


November 25th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) As hoteliers excitedly speak of heavy winter bookings and tourist inflows foretell a 10 percent growth this year, the Indian travel industry seems to have ... Read more...

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