RESORTS

  • Major hurricane threatens Mexico Pacific resorts September 15, 2014

    Cabo San Lucas, Mexico: Hurricane Odile has swirled menacingly toward Mexico's Los Cabos resorts, leading authorities to evacuate highrisk areas and open shelters as the powerful storm threatened to thrash the Pacific coast. Odile weakened slightly yesterday to category three strength in the fivelevel SaffirSimpson scale as it crept toward the...
  • New Chile bombings hit resort city September 11, 2014

    Santiago: Two homemade bombs have exploded at a shopping centre in the Chilean resort city of Vina del Mar, adding to panic after a subway bombing in Santiago wounded 14 people. The latest explosion came inside a bathroom at the Open Plaza mall in Vina del Mar. It caused no...
  • Kapur, Chowrasia, Bhullar make the cut in Denmark tourney August 16, 2014

    Aalborg, Denmark: Shiv Kapur and SSP Chowrasia shot contrasting rounds to make the midway cut at the Made in Denmark golf tournament here. Kapur carded a bogeyfree 68 with three birdies, all between 10th and 12th, while Chowrasia had two birdies and two bogeys for his 71. Chowrasia had two birdies...
  • Formula One champion Michael Schumacher injured in skiing accident December 29, 2013

    Formula One champion Michael Schumacher suffered a serious head injury while skiing in the French Alps resort of Meribel, French media reported on Sunday. The seventime world racing champion has been taken to hospital, Europe 1 and RMC radio reported. "He has been taken to a hospital in Grenoble," the resort...
  • J&K: Gulmarg records season's coldest night December 25, 2013

    The night temperature dropped to minus 9.3 degrees Celsius in north Kashmir's Gulmarg a ski resort the lowest recorded in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. "The night temperature was minus 9.3 degrees Celsius in Gulmarg today (Wednesday) which is much colder than Leh and Kargil towns of Ladakh region...
  • Snapshot: Singapore's Santa Claus goes underwater to spread X'mas cheer December 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Usually the one to glide in on a sleigh and deliver presents to children on Christmas eve, Santa Claus amused many when he wore scuba equipment to entertain his guests. A diver, who was dressed as Santa Claus, swam in the Coral Garden tank on December 24 at...
  • Kerala: Two arrested over techie's rape at a resort December 3, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Two contract workers, Presonagam and Lucky Nath, at the Poovar Island Resort have been arrested and are being questioned in connection with the alleged rape of a 40yearold IT Professional from Bangalore. The two are members of the contract staff who comes to the hotel for cleaning and pest...
  • Ravi Pillai: From farmer's son to construction tycoon November 28, 2013

    Ravi Pillai Chairman and MD, RP Group of Companies Age: 60 Rank in the Rich List: 34 Net Worth: $1.7 billion The Big Challenge Faced in the Last Year: A huge shortage of skilled workforce. To overcome this, is planning to set up technical training institutes in India, Middle East and other countries. The Way Forward:...
  • Planned Real Madrid resort island may be relocated to Abu Dhabi September 19, 2013

    Dubai: A planned $1 billion Real Madrid-branded resort in the United Arab Emirate of Ras al-Khaimah (RAK) has been halted and the project may be switched to Abu Dhabi, a senior executive at the master developer and the club said on Thursday. The 50-hectare (124 acre) attraction was to have been...
  • Italy: Lover's Facebook posts lead to mafia boss's arrest August 28, 2013

    Facebook posts and text messages by the girlfriend of a fugitive mafia leader led to the couple's arrest at a holiday resort in Italy. Michele Di Nardo, 34, and his girlfriend were arrested on Sunday as the couple sipped cocktails in the seaside town of Palinuro in southern Italy. Several phone messages...
  • North Korea objects to sanctions ban on ski resort equipment August 25, 2013

    North Korea objected on Saturday to a ban on imports of equipment for a luxury ski resort mainly for the ruling elite, indicating toughened UN sanctions are impacting the impoverished state. Under the leadership of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who studied in the Swiss capital Berne and is believed to...
  • Lahiri clinches Eagleburg Open with a 5stroke win July 5, 2013

    Bangalore: Anirban Lahiri posted a determined threeunder69 in the final round to record an emphatic fivestroke victory at the PGTI Eagleburg Open at his home course, the Eagleton Golf Resort, near Bangalore. Lahiri totaled 20under268 for the tournament. Chikkarangappa S, another local lad from Eagleton, fired a 68 in the final...
  • Anirban Lahiri fires 62 to take lead at Eagleburg Open July 3, 2013

    Bangalore: Local favourite Anirban Lahiri, after enduring a poor first round, bounced back with a vengeance with an awesome 10under62 to seize the lead in the PGTI Eagleburg Open at the Eagleton Golf Resort near here on Wednesday. Lahiri's twoday total stood at nineunder135 following his oneover 73 in the first...
  • Bangalore police arrests resort owner for 'nude party' in 2009 May 30, 2013

    Bangalore: Bangalore rural police has arrested the owner of resort in connection with a nude dance party allegedly held at the resort some time back. Three police teams have been constituted to arrest other people involved in the party. Though the incident allegedly took place on December 2, 2009 but the...
  • Vikram Chatwal, arrested for allegedly carrying drugs, released April 5, 2013

    New York: IndianAmerican hotelier Vikram Chatwal, arrested earlier this week at a Florida airport for allegedly carrying drugs, has been released on bond. According to the TMZ website, the citybased millionaire hotel owner was arrested on April 2 at the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport after Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials...
  • Nirat, Liang take Day 2 honours at Avantha Masters March 15, 2013

    Greater Noida: Thai Chinnarat Phadungsil went down like a lead balloon as his compatriot Chapchai Nirat went from strength to strength on day two of the 1.8m-euro Avantha Masters here on Friday. Phadgungsil, who shot a career-best 11-under 61 Thursday, came up with a pathetic 74 but Chapchai and China's...
  • Chinnarat stands out in Avantha Masters round one March 14, 2013

    Greater Noida: Thailand's Chinnarat Phadungsil made the most of his luck to storm to a big lead in the opening round of the 1.8m euro Avantha Masters at the Jaypee Greens Golf Resort here on Thursday. Chinnarat started his round in the second half when the wind had slowed down to...
  • Kareena Kapoor to be the show stopper for LFW 2013 February 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Kareena Kapoor will be walking the ramp for Lakme Fashion Week Summer/ Resort 2013 which kick starts from March 22. Kareena will be the show stopper for the grand finale which will be presented by designer Namrata Joshipura. Last year too Kareena had walked the ramp for grand...
  • Strong winds wipe out first day at Kapalua January 5, 2013

    The 2013 PGA Tour got off to a false start on Friday when firstround play at the seasonopening Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Hawaii was abandoned because of strong winds. Following an earlier suspension in play due to adverse conditions at the Kapalua Resort, the players were summoned off the...
  • Jammu and Kashmir gets its first fivestar hotel December 26, 2012

    Gulmarg: As Jammu and Kashmir hopes for a revival in the tourism industry, Gulmarg has got the state's first fivestar hotel. With magnificent views, the fivestar hotel The Khyber Himalayan resort was opened for tourists on Thursday and is already drawing comparison with the world's top properties. At a height...
  • Paris Hilton: Presenting the new 'Chammak Challo' December 4, 2012

    Mumbai: Socialite Paris Hilton became Santa Claus for children at an orphanage here Monday and even grooved to the popular song 'Chammak Challo' with them. Hilton, who is on second visit to India, went to Ashray, a part of the Committed Communities Development Trust (CCDT) in suburban Bandra. The 31yearold looked...
  • Paris Hilton is fascinated by Indian fashion December 2, 2012

    Goa: International socialite Paris Hilton, who is set to spin the disc as a DJ on the last day of India Resort Fashion Week (IRFW), says she has always been a huge fan of Indian fashion and will walk the ramp for finale designer Shane and Falguni Peacock. "I was always...
  • Goa: American socialite Paris Hilton turns DJ December 2, 2012

    As we reach the end of the year, the parties have kicked off in Goa. And making an appearance at one of them was American hotel heiress Paris Hilton, who turned DJ for the crowds. Last year, Paris was in India to launch the FallWinter designs of her handbags in Mumbai....
  • Paris Hilton: Excited to come to Goa November 30, 2012

    Panaji: American socialite Paris Hilton says she felt 'blessed and magical' as she landed in Goa after a tiring journey from her country. "So happy! I am in paradise with @riverviiperi in a beautiful villa on the water. So peaceful here. Such a magical feeling. Feel so blessed," Hilton tweeted,...
  • Zeenat Aman returning to films next year November 30, 2012

    Panaji: Yesteryear actress Zeenat Aman says she has a few scripts in hand and she might return to the big screen next year. The 61yearold Bollywood beauty, who has starred in blockbusters like "Hare Rama Hare Krishna" and "Yaadon Ki Baraat", said she is waiting to return to movies. "There are...
  • Kejriwal's charges will not affect DLF: Company sources October 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Sources in the realty giant DLF have said that anticorruption activist Arvind Kejriwal's allegations against the company are not going to impact its launch plans. "Nor are they going to impact the company's exercise to pay off its debts," the sources added. DLF hopes to receive Rs 2,227 crore...
  • Noida to host first digital games carnival March 29, 2012

    Noida: Here's some good news for gamers. This suburb of the national capital is set to host firstofitskind digital games carnival from April 6. The threeday event will see international and national gamers competing with each other under one roof. The India Gaming Carnival (IGC) is being organised by WTF Eventz Pvt...
  • BSY takes on BJP, moves MLAs to resort in protest March 18, 2012

    New Delhi: The political crisis in Karnataka deepened further on Sunday as former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa shifted about 40 of his loyal MLAs to a resort on the outskirts of Bangalore. Yeddyurappa has been demanding his reinstatement as the Chief Minister. His supporters have even threatened to quit and claim that...
  • TripAdvisor rates many Taj Hotels as world's best January 30, 2012

    Mumbai: Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces on Monday said several hotels from its portfolio have been rated as best in Asia and the world in the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Awards 2012. Not only does Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur steal the show as being the best hotel in Asia and ranking 16th...