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Heat hits tourism in Agra (With Image)


May 28th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 28 (IANS) Searing summer heat has hit tourist inflow into Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, India's biggest tourist draw.Tourist arrivals have been sliding in the last 10 ... Read more...

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Chinese city eyes more Western tourists


March 8th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 8 (IANS) China's picturesque Hangzhou city has showcased its beautiful landscapes and cultural charm at an international travel expo here in a bid to attract more European ... Read more...

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US embassy in Thailand warns of terror threat


January 13th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Jan 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US embassy in Thailand Friday alerted American citizens that terrorists may be planning to conduct attacks in tourist areas in Bangkok in the near ... Read more...

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Hollywood keeps its date with Nepal


April 7th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 7 (IANS) Less than a year after "Titanic" star Leonardo DiCaprio made an incognito visit to Nepal, guess who is here to continue Hollywood's tryst with the ... Read more...

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Warmer day in the plains, winter woes elsewhere (Intro Roundup)


January 14th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) A warm Friday cheered the national capital and its neighbouring cities while snow in the Himalayan towns and heavy fog in Kolkata compuded people's winter woes.Eight more ... Read more...

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Warmer day in the plains, winter woes elsewhere (Roundup)


January 14th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) A warm Friday cheered the national capital and its neighbouring cities while snow in the Himalayan towns and heavy fog in Kolkata compuded people's winter woes.Many cities ... Read more...

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Agra warms up with tourists, festival cheer


January 14th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 14 (IANS) After nearly a fortnight of biting cold, Agra has perked up with the Lohri and Makar Sankranti estivals heralding warmer weather and more tourists.The sunshine is back in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Thai smuggler caught in Indonesia after swallowing 1,200 ecstasy pills


December 21st, 2010 - 1:14 am ICT by BNO News
DENPASAR, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Authorities have arrested a Thai woman after she tried to enter the Indonesian resort island of Bali with approximately 1,200 ecstasy pills, the Jakarta Globe reported on ... Read more...

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World’s worst nuclear accident site to become tourism hotspot


December 15th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 15 (ANI): Chernobyl, an abandoned city in northern Ukraine where the world's worst nuclear accident happened, could now become a tourism hotspot.Ukraine's Emergency Situations Ministry have started working on a ... Read more...

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Sobhraj verdict on July 14


June 23rd, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, June 23 (IANS) A sensational murder in Nepal in 1975, that police blame on yesteryear's international crime maestro Charles Sobhraj, could be finally laid to rest next month with ... Read more...

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Two US tourists kidnapped in Yemen


May 29th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a (Yemen), May 29 (DPA) An American tourist couple and their driver have been kidnapped by gunmen in Yemen, security and tribal sources said Saturday. They were seized Monday by armed members of ... Read more...

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India might prohibit tiger-tourism in near future


April 28th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): India is contemplating putting a stop to tiger tourism in the wake of heightened fears regarding the sustainability of the species in the present scenario.Unlike the sprawling ... Read more...

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Seven found guilty over Al Qaeda terror plot in Yemen


January 26th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a (Yemen), Jan 26 (DPA) A state security court in Yemen Tuesday sentenced seven Al Qaeda members to jail terms ranging from five to 10 years, over a plan to attack tourist ... Read more...

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Spanish hostages are fine: Al Qaeda


January 26th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Barcelona, Jan 26 (IANS/EFE) The three Spanish aid workers kidnapped nearly two months ago in Mauritania are in good health, says a leader of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) that ... Read more...

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Thousands feared killed as massive quake hits Haiti (Fourth Lead)


January 14th, 2010 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince/Washington, Jan 13 (DPA) Haitian President Rene Preval said Wednesday that thousands may have been killed in the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that rattled his country and issued an appeal for aid ... Read more...

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Hundreds feared dead in massive earthquake in Haiti (Third Lead)


January 13th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince/Washington, Jan 13 (DPA) Hundreds of people were feared dead Wednesday in Haiti after a major earthquake hit the impoverished Caribbean nation. The 7.0 magnitude quake is thought to be the worst ... Read more...

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Nepal ignores UN call on Charles Sobhraj


September 28th, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 28 (IANS) Even as Nepal's Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal returned to Kathmandu Monday after assuring the UN General Assembly that his government was "fully committed to the ... Read more...

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Israel warns of terror in Mumbai, issues travel advisory


September 18th, 2009 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Days after the US State Department issued a travel advisory, Israel has asked its citizens to be vigilant during their stay in India as it warned of ... Read more...

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Hilton hires cultural experts to avoid arrest


June 27th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) Socialite heiress Paris Hilton, who is currently shooting for her TV show "My New BFF" in Dubai, has hired a team of cultural experts to avoid flouting ... Read more...

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Yemen group executes foreign hostages


June 15th, 2009 - 8:10 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
Government and tribal sources in Yemen say they have found the bodies of seven people thought to be among nine foreigners kidnapped last weed in Saada."We have found the corpses of seven ... Read more...

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India ‘completely safe’, it says after terror warning (Roundup)


June 4th, 2009 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) India Thursday conveyed its objections to the US over a travel advisory that warned of a terror threat across the country and asserted that it was ... Read more...

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Elephant polo to continue in Nepal despite founder’s death


April 13th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 13 (IANS) In the midst of mourning the passing away of the man who introduced Nepal to elephant polo, a prime tourist attraction, officials Monday said they would continue with ... Read more...

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Foreigners head back to their countries following militant attacks in Mumbai


November 28th, 2008 - 10:51 am ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Nov.28 (ANI): Following the coordinated attacks by heavily armed militants in luxury hotels and several other places across Mumbai, foreign visitors are hurrying back to their countries. Most of the ... Read more...

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Kashmiri separatist outfit in US condemn Mumbai attack


November 27th, 2008 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Nov 27 (IANS) A Kashmiri separatist outfit based in the United States Thursday condemned the terror attack on Mumbai and said it was a reprehensible crime against humanity."The KAC Board, ... Read more...

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New book creates fresh worry for Sobhraj


November 12th, 2008 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Nov 12 (IANS) Counting the days for Nepal's top court to deliver its final verdict in a decades-old murder case that has put him behind bars for life, yesteryear's crime maestro ... Read more...

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Nepal jail authorities dismiss Sobhraj wedding as gimmick


October 10th, 2008 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 10 (IANS) A day after Charles Sobhraj's Nepali fiancée Nihita Biswas announced that she had tied the knot with the murder convict, Nepal's Central Jail authorities rejected the claim, calling ... Read more...

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Nepal plane crash kills 18, probe ordered (Fourth Lead)


October 8th, 2008 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 8 (IANS) Eighteen people, mostly Western tourists, were killed when a small plane crashed and went up in flames in Nepal's mountainous north Wednesday while the country was busy celebrating ... Read more...

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Egyptian gunmen free Western hostages


September 29th, 2008 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Sep 29 (Xinhua) Nineteen Western tourists and their Egyptian guides, who were kidnapped by gunmen in southern Egypt last week, released them Monday without any ransom being paid, state-run MENA news ... Read more...

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Abducted Western tourists freed in Egypt


September 29th, 2008 - 8:36 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo (Egypt), Sept.29 (ANI): The eleven hostages, who were kidnapped 10 days ago by gunmen, have been freed. The five Italians, five Germans and a Romanian, besides their guides are said ... Read more...

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India keen on permanent handicrafts pavilion in UAE


August 30th, 2008 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Aug.30 (ANI): Indias Textiles Minister, Shankersinh Vaghela, has said that his country is keen on setting up a permanent pavilion in the United Arab Emirates to display its wide variety ... Read more...

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UN saves Sobhraj from ’stalker’


August 11th, 2008 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Aug 11 (IANS) Fighting a protracted legal battle in Nepal to shake off a 20-year murder sentence, yesteryear's "Bikini Killer" Charles Sobhraj has had his first break with ... Read more...

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Bollywood filmmaker rebuffs Sobhraj contract offer as extortion


July 29th, 2008 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 29 (IANS) As he fervently dreams from behind bars of a new life with a new love, yesteryear's 'bikini killer' Charles Sobhraj has received a new blow with ... Read more...

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Blasts will not affect investment climate: Bangalore’s industry leaders


July 27th, 2008 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
By V.S. Karnic Bangalore, July 27 (IANS) The serial bomb blasts that shook India's IT hub Friday will not have any negative impact on Bangalore's reputation as a peaceful city and safe investment ... Read more...

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Dubai cracks down on topless sunbathing, nudity


July 15th, 2008 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 15 (ANI): Authorities in Dubai are cracking down on topless sunbathing, nudity and other forms of indecent behaviour following a Brit couples arrest for having sex on a beach. ... Read more...

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Britain rejects Abu Hamza’s bid to avoid extradition


June 20th, 2008 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
DPA London, June 20 (DPA) An Egyptian-born radical preacher wanted for trial by the US lost the latest stage in his fight against extradition from Britain Friday. The High Court in London ruled ... Read more...

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