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50 dead in China rains (Second Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) At least 50 people have died in China in rain-triggered floods and accidents, authorities said Monday.In Beijing, the toll from Saturday's rainstorms climbed to 37 as ... Read more...

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Latin America’s largest garbage dump closes in Brazil


June 4th, 2012 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 4 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's Jardin Gramacho, a gigantic trash dump on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro that was considered Latin America's largest, finally closed Sunday and ... Read more...

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Indian students, teachers return from Pakistan


February 20th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Feb 20 (IANS) A 19-member team of Indian students and teachers returned home after a five-day visit to Pakistan where they visited leading schools and tourist sites in Lahore.Arranged ... Read more...

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Indian students, teachers visit Pakistan (Lead, Changing dateline)


February 16th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Feb 16 (IANS) A 19-member team of Indian students and teachers arrived here Thursday evening on a five-day visit that will take them to three leading schools and some ... Read more...

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Indian students, teachers leave for Pakistan


February 16th, 2012 - 8:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) A 19-member team of Indian students and teachers Thursday left for Pakistan on a five-day visit that will take them to three leading schools and ... 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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Odisha protests its tourist site on Andhra website


November 10th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 10 (IANS) Odisha Thursday protested the inclusion of one of its prominent tourist sites in the website of Andhra Pradesh's tourism department and urged its neighbour to correct ... 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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China to develop uninhabited islands for tourism


April 11th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 11 (IANS) Six uninhabited islands in the South China Sea would now be developed as tourist sites, officials said.The six islands are located near the southern island province ... Read more...

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Ex-Jihadist’s warning prompted Germany to issue anti-terror alert: NYT


November 29th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin (Germany), Nov.29 (ANI): Germany's decision to declare a terrorism alert and dispatch heavily armed police around the nation was set off by phone calls from a man who said he wanted ... Read more...

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Now play ‘Star Wars’ on iPhone


November 5th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 5 (IANS) It is the dream application for anyone harbouring fantasies of being Luke Skywalker in "Star Wars".A new game for iPhone lets users take the controls of the Millennium ... Read more...

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Business booms at China’s tourist sites


October 8th, 2010 - 8:36 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 8 (IANS) China's tourist destinations experienced a boom in business in the first week of October, during the National Day celebrations.The 119 tourist attractions monitored by the country's travel authorities ... Read more...

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Osama ordered Mumbai-style attack on Britain


October 2nd, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 2 (IANS) US intelligence agencies have said that Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had personally ordered Mumbai-style commando attacks on Britain, a media report said Saturday.The Al Qaeda leader, ... Read more...

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Brits warned not to visit tourist sites during Delhi CWG over terror attack threat


September 26th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 26(ANI): British athletes and business leaders planning to attend the Delhi Commonwealth Games have been warned to expect terrorist attacks on tourist sites and public spaces across India.According to The ... Read more...

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Britain warns of terror threat in India


September 20th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Britain Monday warned of a terror threat in India and asked its nationals to be vigilant, a day after two tourists from Taiwan were shot near Delhi's ... Read more...

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Railways to run pilgrimage trains from October


September 10th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The Indian Railways will run 16 special trains from October connecting various important pilgrimage sites of the country, said a railway ministry release Friday. Rechristened "Bharat Tirth", ... Read more...

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US travel warning during CWG: Delhi Police tight-lipped


September 2nd, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The Delhi Police Thursday remained tight-lipped and refused to comment on the US state department's warning to its citizens on travelling to India during the Oct 3-14 ... Read more...

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US warns citizens of terror strike during CWG


September 2nd, 2010 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) The US has warned its citizens travelling to or residing in India during the upcoming Commonwealth Games of a threat of "terrorist action and violence" and asked them ... Read more...

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China bans plastic bags in ecologically fragile Tibet


July 16th, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Lhasa, July 16 (IANS) China has banned ultra-thin plastic bags in ecologically fragile southwestern Tibet Autonomous Region. In a circular Friday, the government ordered all prefectures and counties to replace these bags with ... Read more...

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Spanish resort bans bikinis on streets


July 4th, 2010 - 3:02 am ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (IANS) A Spanish resort has banned British tourists from wearing bikinis on its streets to stop "drunken orgies". The party hot spot of Salou was invaded by hordes of scantily-clad ... Read more...

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Gandhi is hero for protesters at G-20 summit


June 26th, 2010 - 9:58 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, June 26 (IANS) As Toronto virtually went under lockdown before the G-20 summit beginning Saturday, anti-globalisation protesters marched through city streets to give the security forces a tough ... Read more...

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Speedy justice in World Cup courts: a model for the future?


June 16th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 16 (DPA) Doping is banned at the World Cup but the South African justice system acts as if it's on steroids. Faced with a barrage of questioning over security in the ... Read more...

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Gulf in attitudes of those born after 70s, 80s and 90s: China survey


May 5th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 5 (ANI): A survey has found that there is a huge difference in the attitudes on values among three Chinese generations who were born after the 70s, 80s and ... Read more...

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Egypt court convicts 26 Hezbollah men for plotting terror attacks


April 28th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, April 28 (DPA) Egypt's Emergency State Security Court Wednesday convicted 26 men of plotting attacks in Egypt on behalf of the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah, al-Jazeera television reported. Judge Adil Abdel-Salam Gomaa ... Read more...

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2,500 foreign tourists visited Chhattisgarh


March 18th, 2010 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, March 18 (IANS) About 2,500 foreign tourists visited Chhattisgarh in the past two years, a minister told the state assembly Thursday. "As many as 1,147 foreign nationals visited Chhattisgarh's tourist sites in ... Read more...

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Slew of special trains, a gift from Mamata


February 24th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) A host of special trains for women, tourists, armed forces and the common man will be introduced in the next fiscal, said Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee ... Read more...

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Tourism industry revives in Tripura as militancy declines


January 20th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by ANI
By Pinaki DasAgartala, Jan 20 (ANI): The tourism industry in Tripura is on the revival path following the decline of militancy in the state and it is hoped that this will ... Read more...

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Indian spends $700k on world tour - returns with ‘world’s most boring pics’!


December 8th, 2009 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 8 (ANI): An Indian businessman is said to have spent nearly 700,000 dollars on a world tour, but failed to capture the beautiful locations on his camera.Kashi Samaddar, 55, who ... Read more...

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Now, incentives for keeping tourist sites clean


December 8th, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Kavita Bajeli-Datt New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Municipality and village heads will soon have ample reason to keep tourist sites in their area spic and span. The government is planning to offer ... Read more...

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World’s most over-rated tourist sites


September 21st, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, September 21 (ANI): A book, titled, "The Road Less Travelled: 1,000 Amazing Places Off the Tourist Trail", has outlined the world's most over-rated tourist sites.According to a report carried out in ... Read more...

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Make tourist sites more attractive, government tells states


August 29th, 2009 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Keen to pitch India as a world-class tourism destination, the government has asked states to construct and design civic amenities near tourist sites and conserve heritage monuments ... Read more...

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Bombings occur throughout India, says Canadian advisory


August 12th, 2009 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Aug 12 (IANS) In a rather sweeping advisory to its citizens travelling in India, the Canadian foreign office says terror attacks, bomb blasts and violence can happen at any ... Read more...

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Tourist sites in province free for foreigners, not for Chinese


July 2nd, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, July 2 (ANI): All non-Chinese people will get free access to 12 major tourist sites in Anyang city, Henan province, under a new policy.According to the China Daily, Chinese citizens will ... Read more...

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Mexico changes swine flu death toll to seven (Lead)


April 29th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 29 (DPA) Mexican authorities corrected the number of people killed by swine flu to seven from a previous 20. At least 159 people have been killed by flu infections ... Read more...

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Strike cause Eiffel Tower to shut down


April 10th, 2009 - 8:56 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
On Wednesday, the Eiffel Tower was closed because the employees went on a strike demanding for better work conditions and security at one of the world's most visited tourist sites.Ticket offices at ... Read more...

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