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Delhi’s monuments will be lit by solar energy


September 17th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) More and more of the capital's best known monuments may now be illuminated through solar energy.Building on the experience gained over the last three years ... Read more...

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300,000 tourists flock to terror-hit Swat valley


September 11th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 11 (IANS) A staggering 300,000 tourists from across the country have visited the picturesque yet terror-ravaged Swat valley in northwest Pakistan since the beginning of Eid, a ... Read more...

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Kashmir stay is fulfillment of a family dream: SRK


September 6th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 6 (IANS) Hoping that his stay would encourage others to makes films in Kashmir, Shah Rukh Khan Thursday said he had never felt "this kind of happiness ... Read more...

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Air links for smaller cities, towns on anvil: Ajit Singh


July 17th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 17 (IANS) Smaller cities and towns across India, including in the northeast region would have air connectivity and new airports, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said Tuesday."A new ... Read more...

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Heat grips Shimla too (Lead)


May 29th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 29 (IANS) The searing summer heat has not even spared Shimla, the popular hill resort people normally flock to in this season.The hills of Himachal Pradesh were unusually ... Read more...

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Shimla’s temperature 6 degrees above average


May 29th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 29 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh Tuesday were unusually hot with prominent tourist spots recording maximum temperatures two to five degrees above the average, the weather office ... Read more...

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UP sweats as mercury soars past 40 degrees


May 14th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 14 (IANS) A sudden and steep rise in day temperatures has sent people of Uttar Pradesh scurrying for cover. With the mercury soaring past 40 degree Celsius, the ... Read more...

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Odisha kidnapping will have no impact on tourism: Sahay


March 20th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 20 (IANS) Union Tourism Minister Subadh Kant Sahay Tuesday said the abduction of two Italian nationals by Maoists in Odisha will not have any adverse impact on tourism ... Read more...

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Snow, rain continue in Himachal


February 14th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 14 (IANS) Heavy snowfall in the higher reaches and intermittent rain in low and mid hills of Himachal Pradesh continued for the third day Tuesday, forcing authorities to ... Read more...

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Visitors to ancient Shaolin temple decline


February 6th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 6 (IANS) The number of visitors to the famous Shaolin temple in Henan province, home to Shaolin Kung Fu martial arts, recorded a sharp decline during the weeklong ... Read more...

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Manali freezes at minus 7 degrees


January 10th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 10 (IANS) A day after moderate snowfall in Himachal Pradesh, the state saw a bright, sunny Tuesday morning. But it followed a bone-chilling night.The picturesque tourist resort of ... Read more...

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Heavy snow in Himachal, tourists stuck (Lead)


January 9th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 8 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's picturesque Dalhousie and Chamba towns remained cut off from the rest of the country for the second day Sunday, police said. Over 100 ... 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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Himachal shivers, Shimla has season’s coldest night


January 6th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 6 (IANS) Intense cold conditions saw most parts of Himachal Pradesh shivering Friday, a day after rains and snowfall across the state.Shimla, which saw 4.4 cm of snow ... Read more...

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Cleanup bid for PBD washes colour off Hawa Mahal?


January 6th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 6 (IANS) An effort to clean the famous Hawa Mahal ahead of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD)-2012 here may have left the 18th century 'Palace of Wind' ... Read more...

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Rain but no snow in Himachal on New Year’s Day


January 1st, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 1 (IANS) The hill stations of Himachal Pradesh experienced rain but no snowfall on the first day of 2012, a weather official said here Sunday. Temperatures rose marginally ... Read more...

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No white New Year’s Eve for Himachal’s hill stations


December 31st, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 31 (IANS) Hill stations in Himachal Pradesh will miss a white New Year's Eve as hardly any snow has fallen in the past few days.In the state ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Alappuzha to get Rs.400 crore central assistance


September 2nd, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 2 (IANS) The centre will provide Rs.400 crore to boost tourism in Alappuzha district of Kerala, state Tourism Minister A.P. Anil Kumar said Friday.The first Rs.50 crore would ... Read more...

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Emma Watson moves in with boyfriend at her dad’s house


August 25th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Harry Potter star Emma Watson has reportedly moved into her father’s £2million home in London with American boyfriend Johnny Simmons. British newspaper The Sun reports that Watson ... Read more...

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To pull tourists, Himachal books its legends (IANS Books)(With Image)


August 24th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 24 (IANS) The seat of deity Kotlu Devta is trusted by locals for disposing of domestic, social and criminal disputes. They believe the complainant just has to hammer ... Read more...

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Himachal hotels booked for weekend bonanza


August 18th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 18 (IANS) The tourism industry in Himachal Pradesh is expecting a huge rush of tourists with an extended weekend as Janmashtami holiday falls on Monday.Tourism industry representatives said ... Read more...

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Heritage tag for more Bengal monuments, buildings: Minister


July 1st, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 1 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to declare more monuments and old buildings as heritage complexes to promote tourism in the state, Tourism Minister ... Read more...

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Dravid takes break in Shillong after IPL


May 27th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, May 27 (IANS) Following an unsuccessful Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign with the Rajasthan Royals, former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid was on a quiet, personal visit to ... Read more...

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Mayawati issues full-page Buddha Purnima ads in 150 dailies


May 17th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 17 (IANS) On the occasion of Buddha Purnima Tuesday, the Uttar Pradesh government has splashed in media Chief Minister Mayawati's achievements in developing Buddhist pilgrimage sites and ... Read more...

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President’s daughter to holiday in Shimla


May 13th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 13 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil's daughter and grandchildren will stay at a resort near this Himachal Pradesh capital during their week-long sojourn, a state government official said ... Read more...

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Hills of Himachal witnessing rainfall


May 6th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla/Manali, May 6 (IANS) If you are sizzling in the plains and want a cool getaway for the weekend, head to the hills of Himachal Pradesh which have been ... Read more...

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Hotels, resorts are being built in Kashmir to promote tourism


March 18th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Mar 18(ANI): The Department of Tourism in Jammu and Kashmir has started building hotels and resorts along the 55-kilometre-long highway from Srinagar to Gulmarg to attract tourists.The resorts will provide ... Read more...

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Cleanliness campaign launched by Imagindia think tank


February 27th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Hundreds of students and volunteers armed with brooms and shovels Sunday spruced up the area around Mahatma Gandhi's memorial at Rajghat here at the launch of a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Shimla wrapped up in white blanket again


February 24th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 24 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh's capital Shimla and its nearby tourist spots Thursday woke up to a white sheet of snow, turning the hill stations more picturesque. The minimum temperature recorded ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Europe’s biggest Hindu temple to come up in Netherlands


February 19th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Feb 19 (IANS) The biggest Hindu temple complex in Europe - consisting of three temples, residential areas and tourist spots - is going to be built in the Dutch city of ... Read more...

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Snowfall delights tourists in Manali


February 16th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
Manali , Feb 16 (ANI) : Fresh snowfall has delighted tourists in the hill town of Manali in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday.Locals as well as tourists enjoyed the snowy and chilly weather ... Read more...

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Chandigarh’s Sukhna Lake gets souvenir shop


February 15th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 15 (IANS) Tourists coming to Chandigarh can take back with them the memories of "City Beautiful" as Sukhna Lake, the most famous tourist destination in the city, Tuesday gets a ... Read more...

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Severe cold in Himachal, rain disrupts flights


February 15th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 15 (IANS) There was no respite from the biting cold wave Tuesday as night temperatures continued to stay around and below freezing point due to continuous snowfall and rain in ... Read more...

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Fresh snowfall engulfs Manali, tourists rejoice


February 13th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by ANI
Manali, Feb 13(ANI): Enhancing the pristine scenic beauty of the Himalayan region, fresh snowfall engulfed the mountains in Himachal Pradesh's Manali district on Sunday.Major tourist spots near Manali, such as Rohtang Pass, ... Read more...

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Bengali cinema going for classy foreign locales


February 13th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Pradipta Tapadar Kolkata, Feb 13 (IANS) Exotic tourist spots of Southeast Asian countries are fast turning into favourite shooting destinations for Bengali cinema, thanks to cheaper costs.Shooting on the alluring sea beaches ... Read more...

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