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‘Lahore-Paris-Lahore in blink of an eye, only on PIA’


August 24th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) A leading Pakistani daily Friday suggested that national carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) should use as an advertisement an incident in which a woman slept through ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

UP rolls out ambulance service for villages, districts


August 22nd, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 22 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Wednesday flagged off 200 brand new ambulances for some districts of the state.Speaking before the flagging-off ceremony, Yadav said the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Visas to Pakistani Hindus: India rejects conspiracy


August 11th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) India Saturday rejected Pakistan's charges of a "conspiracy" about giving so many visas to Pakistani Hindus, saying due process and diligence was exercised in accordance ... Read more...

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Dubai Customs foils bid to smuggle heroin


August 9th, 2012 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 8 (IANS/WAM) The customs officials at Dubai International Airport have foiled a bid to smuggle more than one kilogram of heroin, an official said Wednesday.The drug was concealed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Survivors of Doon Express mishap recount horror


June 1st, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 1 (IANS) Passengers who escaped the derailment of the Doon Express at Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh arrived in the state capital here early Friday and recounted their ordeal ... Read more...

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Sugandha Garg tells quirky stories on her travel show (With Images)


May 6th, 2012 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Actress Sugandha Garg, host of "It Happens Only in India", says that the travel show is unique as it took her to lesser known places ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Oman woos ‘evolved’ Indian tourists


February 8th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Oman's roadshow reached here Wednesday, promoting the Gulf country as a high-end tourism destination with a rich culture and stunning landscape for "mature and evolved" ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

FOX Traveller to launch 24-hour Bangla feed


December 22nd, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) In an attempt to reach a wider audience, travel and lifestyle channel FOX Traveller, is set to launch a 24-hour Bangla feed starting Jan 15, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Gaurav Kapoor hunts for ‘Freaky Traveller’


September 6th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Is exploring the wildest destinations your passion? Here's your chance to live it to the fullest as popular VJ Gaurav Kapur launches the hunt for ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Why does return journey seem ending quickly?


September 1st, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Ever thought why at times the back journey from any place seems shorter than previously felt, despite both the distances being same?A research has shown it ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kochi IT firm launches app for women’s security


June 30th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, June 30 (IANS) A Kochi-based tech firm Thursday launched 'Sentinel', billed as the first smartphone application for improving women's security. The free app will a user send e-mail and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

New logo drives Force Motors into personal vehicle segment (With Images)


June 23rd, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Entering the personal vehicle segment, Force Motors, pioneer in the light commercial vehicle (LCV) industry, Thursday unveiled its new brand logo here."The logo represents a movement ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Chinese top global list of shoppers


June 16th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 16 (IANS) Chinese tourists spent more on shopping in 2010 than anyone else, says a report.The Chinese Luxury Traveller White Paper said Chinese tourists consumed 17 percent of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

FOX History & Entertainment gets a new name


May 16th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) FOX History & Entertainment has been renamed FOX History & Traveller and now the focus of the English infotainment channel will be travel-based content. "Travel ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Kerala Tourism promo wins prestigious award


May 12th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 12 (IANS) "Your Moment Is Waiting", the latest advertisement of Kerala's tourism promotion department, has won an award at the prestigious New York Festivals, an official said.The commercial ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Modi thanks Hazare for praise


April 11th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, April 11 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Monday thanked veteran social reformer Anna Hazare for praising his development work in the state.In a letter to Hazare, that ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Goa’s Education Minister detained at Mumbai airport


April 2nd, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Apr 2 (ANI): Goa's Education Minister Atanasio Monserrate has been detained at the Mumbai airport for carrying foreign currency above permitted limits.According to reports, the customs officials detained Monserrate last night ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Hundreds flee after shoot-out at Smithfield traveller fair


March 7th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Dublin, Mar 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) This month’s Smithfield Horse Fair in Dublin, Ireland turned violent when gunshots were exchanged.Three people were injured in the violence though none of the injuries were said ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Pakistani singer Rahat Ali Khan, manager fined Rs. 15 lakh


February 20th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and his manager Maroof have been fine Rs. 15 lakh in connection with the recovery of undeclared foreign currency from them ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Pak singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan released, cannot leave India


February 14th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Monday released Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, a day after he was detained at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Pay half fare on medical emergencies on Kingfisher


February 14th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) People travelling on medical emergencies can avail 50 percent discount on fares on Kingfisher Airline's domestic routes, the company announced here Monday.The airline is the first one ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pak singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan arrested after detention


February 14th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Monday arrested Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, a day after he was detained at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Malik asks for details of Pak singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s Delhi airport detention


February 14th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 14(ANI): Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has reportedly stepped in personally to look into Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's detention at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport over undeclared ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

China to help develop Nalanda International University: Envoy


January 21st, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 21 (IANS) China will provide all possible help for the development of Nalanda International University in Bihar, Chinese envoy to India Zhang Yan said Friday during his visit to Nalanda ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Man held for smuggling cocaine into Mexico in his shoes


January 21st, 2011 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 21 (IANS/EFE) A man who tried to smuggle nearly a kg of cocaine from Peru into Mexico in his athletic shoes was arrested at the Mexico City airport, the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Passenger strips to avoid ‘naked scanner’


November 22nd, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 22 (ANI): A traveller has been arrested for shedding his clothes in a bid to avoid being frisked by airport staff.Sam Wolanyk was planning to fly to Barbados but declined ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Airport security check leaves traveller covered in urine


November 22nd, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 22 (ANI): A security-check at Detroit Metropolitan Airport left a traveller covered in his own urine following an "invasive" pat-down.Thomas Sayer, from Michigan, US, was selected for the enhanced search ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Why holidaying Brits declare themselves ‘pregnant’ to French waiters


October 27th, 2010 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 27 (ANI): Declaring yourself 'pregnant' to French waiters or asking for a 'condom' at an eatery are evidently the most common gaffes Britons make while abroad, a survey has revealed.It ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Croc causes plane to crash, killing Brit pilot and 19 others


October 22nd, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 22 (ANI): A British pilot and 19 others were killed in a plane crash that was caused by a crocodile that had escaped from a traveller's large sports holdall.A ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lithuanian firm to open resort in Maldives run exclusively by blonds


October 4th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 4 (ANI): A Lithuanian company has revealed that it has plans of creating a resort in the Maldives that will be run solely by blonds.If the exclusive spa resort ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pilot presses wrong button causing mid-air scare


August 27th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) A British Airways (BA) pilot caused a mid-air scare when he pressed a wrong button, triggering an announcement that the aircraft was about to make an emergency landing ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Holidays ‘can help you live longer’


July 24th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): Taking that much needed break from work can do more than relax you - it can increase the number of years you live.The new study shows that taking ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

‘Flying Pasties’ can preserve your modesty from airport scanners


July 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 20 (ANI): A Las Vegas company has launched a product called "Flying Pasties", which it claims can help preserve a passenger's modesty from full-body airport scanners."Flying Pasties", which come in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Flying to Mangalore is frightening, says traveller


May 22nd, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 22 (IANS) Landing in Mangalore is always a "fearful experience", a Gulf News journalist who travels frequently to the Indian city said after an air crash there Saturday killed 158 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Portuguese travellers drive to China for Shanghai expo


May 4th, 2010 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 4 (IANS) A group of Portuguese travellers has embarked on a car journey to the 2010 Shanghai World Expo in an effort to promote eco-friendly technology. The four travellers started Saturday ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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