Tourist

  • 'You don't need to carry your own toilet paper to Delhi. Poverty selfie isn't cool at all': 10 valuable pieces of advice no one gives to foreign tourists travelling to India but should August 1, 2014

    A Reddit thread by foreigners asking for advice before they travelled to India threw up some pretty interesting things.There is no point in outraging over and dramaticizing the ignorance foreigners often show about Indian customs. Many of their concerns are real. If you travelled to Africa, you would be apprehensive...
  • Odisha's most wanted Naxal leader Sabyasachi Panda arrested from Ganjam July 18, 2014

    Ganjam: Top Naxal leader and Odisha's most wanted man Sabyasachi Panda has been arrested from the Ganjam district in Odisha. He had been on the run for over a decade. Panda faces over 30 charges of murder, including that of VHP leader Laxmananda Saraswati and his four disciples in Kandhamal...
  • Violence grips Gangtok as government college students protest over fee hike July 16, 2014

    Sikkim: The city of Gangtok in Sikkim has been gripped in violence as the students of a government college in Tadong has been protesting over four-fold increase in the fee. Violence was reported from various parts of the city and even from the main hospital. Even as the college has...
  • About 720,000 people affected in China rains July 15, 2014

    Beijing: About 720,000 people from 240 townships in central China's Hunan Province have been affected due to heavy rainstorms since early Monday, flood control officials said on Tuesday. Initial investigation showed that 465 homes in the province have been toppled and 149,400 local residents have been relocated as a result of...
  • Ganga ghats to be developed for tourists July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: In an effort to develop ghats along river Ganga as prominent tourist destinations, the tourism ministry on Monday proposed to renovate the ghats, introduce houseboats and build more dams, officials said. Union Culture and Tourism Minister Shripad Yesso Naik presented a proposal on this at the 'Ganga Manthan -...
  • 2,000 people stranded in Leh due to bad weather, many flights cancelled July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Bad weather has grounded 2,000 passengers and tourists in Ladakh. The tourists are stranded at the Leh airport waiting for flights. GoAir has cancelled all its flights with only Jet Airways and Air India operating from Leh. Several tourists complain that they are not getting proper information from the airlines...
  • Italian tourist robbed of passport, cash in Jaipur; probe on July 2, 2014

    An Italian tourist was allegedly robbed of her handbag containing her passport, Rs 10,000 and 300 euros in cash on board a Rajasthan government-run bus, police said in Jaipur on Tuesday. The tourist, Sayana Pontogolio, had boarded the bus at Barmer on Sunday night. On Monday morning when she was about...
  • UN warns Britain over child voodoo victims, sex tourists June 20, 2014

    Geneva: Hundreds of children are believed to have been kidnapped in Africa and brought to Britain for brutal voodoo rituals, a UN watchdog said today, urging London to step up its fight against the scourge. "We're concerned about reports that hundreds of children have been abducted from their families in Africa...
  • Rape cases discouraging foreign tourists from visiting MP: ASSOCHAM June 18, 2014

    Growing atrocities against women including rape incidents have discouraged foreign tourists from visiting tourist destinations in Madhya Pradesh, said ASSOCHAM national secretary general DS Rawat on Wednesday. He was in the city for releasing a report on tourism sector in Madhya Pradesh. Clocking Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of a staggering...
  • UP law and order situation to affect inbound tourism: Assocham June 10, 2014

    Deteriorating law and order situation and incidents of rape in Uttar Pradesh, reverberating in the global media, will leave an adverse impact on the tourism sector of the country, an Assocham report has said. About half of the total foreign tourists visit India to see Taj Mahal (Agra), Golden Temple (Amritsar),...
  • Manali: 24 Andhra students missing after water is released from dam June 8, 2014

    Manali: Twenty six tourists including twenty four engineering students from Hyderabad were missing after a river surge near Manali in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday. The incident took place after extra water was released from the Larji Dam at around 6 PM. The students were from VNR Vignana Jyothi College of Engineering...
  • US tourist arrested in North Korea: KCNA June 6, 2014

    Seoul : North Korea arrested a US tourist last month for violating visa regulations, Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said on Friday. The tourist was arrested on April 29 and has since been undergoing questioning, it said. He is believed to be the third US citizen currently detained by...
  • Pakistan: Polio vaccine a must for exit travellers May 14, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan will require all travellers leaving the country to obtain a polio vaccination from June 1, 2014, the health ministry said on Tuesday. A statement from the ministry said the restrictions comply with a decision by the World Health Organisation advising travellers of all ages to be vaccinated by next...
  • Pakistani tourist stopped from crossing Indo-Pak border in Thar Express May 5, 2014

    A Pakistani national was not allowed to cross Indo-Pak border in Thar Express as he did not complete due procedure before leaving for his country. Chandumal (62), his wife Vishni Devi (57) and a relative Narendra (15) had come to India on a pilgrimage trip for 20 days and boarded Thar...
  • Avalanche sweeps Mt Everest; 6 killed, 9 missing April 18, 2014

    Katmandu: A Nepalese tourism official says six local guides have been killed and nine more are missing after an avalanche swept a route used to ascend the world's highest peak. Nepal Tourism Ministry official Krishna Lamsal says the avalanche hit just below Mount Everest Camp 2 around 6:30 a.m. on Friday. He...
  • Foreign tourists line up to witness festival of democracy April 7, 2014

    As the poll juggernaut rolls on, tourists from countries like the US, France, Nigeria and UAE have decided to witness the rough-and-tumble of polls in the world's largest democracy, especially the keen contest in the holy city of Varanasi. Notwithstanding the scorching Indian summer, many foreigners have registered for a USD...
  • Three tourists die as their car overturnes on sand dunes March 30, 2014

    Three tourists, including two young girls, were killed on Sunday on the spot and four others injured when a tourist car in which they were travelling overturned on sand dunes near Sam in Jaisalmer, police said. The deceased were identified as Pallav (22), Kumari Archna (21) and Diksha (22), the police...
  • Congolese woman alleges gangrape by salesmen in Delhi March 22, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another incident of crime against foreign nationals in the national campital, a Congolese woman has alleged that she was gangraped in South Delhi. The woman has alleged that she was gangraped by two men at her residence in a South Delhi locality. Police have registered a complaint...
  • Cultural programme enthrals pilgrims during Holi celebration March 13, 2014

    Dance and musical performances on Wednesday night enthralled thousands of tourists and pilgrims who gathered in the Brij Bhumi region in Mathura to witness Holi festival. "Security forces had to struggle hard to control pilgrims for over two hours however no untoward incident has taken place," District Magistrate Vishal Chauhan said. The...
  • MP witnesses 620 % increase in tourists in 7 years February 23, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh has witnessed a record 620 per cent increase in number of tourists from India and abroad in the last seven years. In 2005-06, only 74,14,375 tourists from India and abroad visited the state, while in 2012-13, a record 5,34,13,039 came to MP, State Tourism Development Corporation (MPSTDC) General Manager...
  • Karnataka SHRC orders probe after police beat up foreign tourists February 22, 2014

    Bangalore: The Karnataka State Human Rights Commission has ordered a probe after reports of the police brutality in the tourist town of Gokarana. A Facebook campaign launched by tourists from 26 countries complained of police atrocities on Valentine's Day. SHRC member Meera Saksena said, "We call for a report from...
  • K'taka: 200 foreign tourists 'beaten up' by police on Valentine's Day February 21, 2014

    Bangalore: The Karnataka State Human Rights Commission on Friday took a suo motu cognizance after a Facebook campaign launched by tourists from 26 countries complained of police atrocities on Valentine's Day. The complaint, signed by around 82 people, spoke of brazen assault on nearly 200 tourists by "drunk policemen" at a...
  • Egypt: South Korean tourists killed in Sinai bombing February 17, 2014

    Cairo: An explosion tore through a bus filled with South Korean sightseers in the Sinai Peninsula on Sunday, killing at least four people and raising fears that Islamic militants have renewed a bloody campaign to wreck Egypt's tourism industry. The bombing near the tip of the Red Sea's Gulf of Aqaba...
  • Jodhpur: Fake tourist guides sent to jail for molesting French women February 6, 2014

    Jaipur: Two men have been arrested after allegedly molesting two French women tourists in Jodhpur. They have been sent to 14 days of judicial custody. Jeshan Khilji from Jodhpur and Mubarak from Bihar, both in their twenties, posed as tourist guides and took two French tourists to Mandore on the...
  • 2 men molest, attempt to rape French tourists February 5, 2014

    Two youths posing as tour guides allegedly molested and tried to rape as many French women tourists in Mandore garden here, police said. The accused were arrested after locals caught them on hearing the tourists' cries for help, police said. According to DCP (East) Rahul Jain, two women tourists of French origin...
  • Royal Caribbean cruise ended after over 300 on board fall ill January 27, 2014

    Kingston: The Royal Caribbean cruise line on Sunday ended a ship's 10-day trip in the Caribbean early after hundreds of passengers and crew members were sickened with a gastrointestinal illness. The Miami-based company made the announcement a few hours after officials from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
  • Andaman boat tragedy: Eyewitnesses say rescue teams reached late January 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A tourist boat capsized near the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Sunday evening in which 21 people lost their lives. Of the 21 casualties, 16 bodies have been identified. The tourist boat identified as Aqua Marine capsized between Ross Island and North bay, about 2 kilometre off the...
  • Now, pay Rs 5,000 to visit Taj Mahal on Fridays January 24, 2014

    The Taj Mahal will be thrown open for public on Fridays, but the visitors will have to shell out a hefty Rs 5,000 for a special ticket, which will cost 100 USD for a foreign tourist. This was decided at a meeting chaired by Divisional Commissioner of Agra Pradeep Bhatnagar. Visitors...
  • Watch: Snowfall brings cheer to tourists in Srinagar January 23, 2014

    Snowfall may have brought the blues for Srinagar residents, but tourists aren't complaining. "This is the first time that we've come here and I'm glad that we got to play in the snow," said a tourist. "I've been to Amarnath twice but we never experienced snowfall. We're having a great...
  • GSRP kick starts 'This is Goa! Respect It' campaign at Candolim January 22, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Su-Raj Party (GSRP) kick started its unique Gandhian campaign 'This is Goa! Respect It!' near Newtons Supermarket at Candolim, North Goa. A team of GSRP volunteers approached several bare-chested tourists, explained to them the campaign and its importance to the people of Goa. "Several Russian tourists and some British...