Foreign Tourists

  • Foreign tourists line up to witness festival of democracy 07-04-2014 01:09 PM

    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...
  • Congolese woman alleges gangrape by salesmen in Delhi 22-03-2014 09:56 AM

    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...
  • Karnataka SHRC orders probe after police beat up foreign tourists 22-02-2014 12:39 PM

    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 21-02-2014 06:01 PM

    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...
  • Danish woman gangrape: Delhi Police arrests 2 suspects 15-01-2014 08:24 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Wednesday evening arrested two suspects in connection with the gangrape of a Danish national on Tuesday night in Paharganj area of the national capital. The police had earlier said that they have identified all the eight men who allegedly gangraped the foreign national. The...
  • United States condemns terrorist attack in Pakistan 25-06-2013 12:29 AM

    Washington: The US on Monday condemned the terror attack in Pakistan on foreign tourists and said the FBI is working with Pakistani officials in its investigations. "The FBI is working with Pakistani authorities to gather more information regarding this incident," State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell told reporters. "The United States...
  • Pakistan condemns terrorist attack on foreign tourists 24-06-2013 03:11 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Sunday condemned a brazen terrorist attack on a mountaineering camp in a remote northern region that left at least nine foreign tourists dead, saying the incident was aimed at disrupting relations with China and other friendly countries. "Those who have committed this heinous crime seem to be...
  • Gunmen storm Pakistan hotel, shoot nine foreign tourists, their guide dead 23-06-2013 09:57 AM

    Islamabad: Gunmen stormed a hotel in a remote part of northern Pakistan on Sunday and killed nine foreign tourists and their guide, police and security officials said. "Unknown people entered a hotel where foreign tourists were staying last night and opened fire," Ali Sher, a senior police officer in the...
  • Briton's murder: Dutch accused remanded in custody 08-04-2013 02:59 AM

    Srinagar: The Dutch national arrested on charges on murdering a Briton inside a houseboat in Srinagar was on Sunday remanded in 10-day police custody by a local court. De-Wit Richard was produced before a magistrate at his official residence by the police, which sought his custody, sources said. The magistrate...
  • J&K: Police say suspect arrested for British tourist's murder 06-04-2013 09:59 AM

    A 24-year-old British national was found dead inside a boathouse in Srinagar. Police have arrested the accused for the woman's murder while he was trying to flee after the incident. ...
  • Foreign tourists allowed to buy INR against debit cards 06-04-2013 04:15 AM

    Mumbai: In order to further rationalise money changing activities, the Reserve Bank on Friday allowed authorised money changers (AMCs) to sell Indian rupees to foreign tourists against international debit cards. This facility was earlier limited only to international credit cards. "...it has been decided that Authorised Money Changers (AMCs) may...
  • Rising rape cases threaten India's tourism business 04-04-2013 03:48 PM

    Mumbai: A fatal gangrape in New Delhi didn't deter Germans Carolina De Paolo and Canan Wahner from traveling to India for a six-week tour. The attack was awful, but there is crime everywhere, they figured, and they'd take precautions. Then a man sidled up to Wahner on a train to...
  • MP to develop special force for safety of foreign tourists 26-03-2013 06:25 PM

    Bhopal: In wake of the alleged gangrape of a Swiss woman in Madhya Pradesh's Datia district recently, the state government has decided to constitute a special police force for the safety and security of foreign tourists. "We will constitute a Special Force for the safety and security of the foreign...
  • No mobile connection to foreign tourists for more than 3 months: Govt 03-09-2012 12:46 PM

    New Delhi: As per guidelines that were made effective only recently, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked service providers to not provide mobile connections exceeding 3 months to foreign tourists in the country. The guidelines further instruct service providers that while issuing a SIM card to a foreign tourist,...
  • Tamil Nadu is No.1 destination for foreigners 05-01-2011 04:05 PM

    New Delhi: India has emerged as a popular destination for high-spending foreign tourists as the industry experienced a strong period of growth over the past four years, according to government data. Tamil Nadu has attracted the largest number of overseas visitors with 1753103 foreigners having visited the southern state in...
  • Ramlila shows enthrall foreigners in Delhi 11-10-2010 10:59 AM

    New Delhi: Even as the Ramayana comes alive on stage in the national capital like every other year, this time it’s slightly different. The content remains the same but the spectators are different. With the Commonwealth Games being held in Delhi and thousands of foreign visitors here, Ramlila couldn't possibly...
  • Watch: Govt launches PR overdrive to woo tourists 07-06-2009 01:54 AM

    India has seen a 3.5 per cent dip in incoming foreign tourists in 2009. ...
  • Swiss tourist alleges rape in Pushkar hotel 20-01-2008 08:31 AM

    Colombo: Dropping a bombshell, former Sri Lanka skipper Hashan Tillakaratne has claimed that match-fixing is common in his country since 1992 and promised to reveal names of those involved, soon. Tillakaratne, who played 83 Tests and 200 ODIs for Sri Lanka, made the sensational claim while appearing in a TV...
  • Foreigners struggle to find peace in rude capital 19-01-2008 11:32 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested eight bookmakers for allegedly threatening wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider, who returned this week after spending five months in hiding in London. Police in Sialkot recovered a cache of ammunition, and telephone sets from the suspects. Superintendent of Police Nasir Qureshi told 'Dawn...
  • Rush hour at Taj as tourists overflow 26-12-2006 02:01 PM

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