FOREIGN TOURISTS

  • Foreigners need approval before entering Sri Lanka's North October 15, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka on Wednesday barred foreigners from travelling to its former war zone in the Tamil-majority northern province without prior approval. "Prior permission for the foreigners to visit North will be implemented and foreigners or relevant organisations have to write to Defence Ministry for approval," the government's information department said...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Danish woman gangrape: Delhi Police arrests 2 suspects January 15, 2014

    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 police...
  • United States condemns terrorist attack in Pakistan June 25, 2013

    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 June 24, 2013

    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 June 23, 2013

    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 northern...
  • Briton's murder: Dutch accused remanded in custody April 8, 2013

    Srinagar: The Dutch national arrested on charges on murdering a Briton inside a houseboat in Srinagar was on Sunday remanded in 10day police custody by a local court. DeWit Richard was produced before a magistrate at his official residence by the police, which sought his custody, sources said. The magistrate gave...
  • J&K: Police say suspect arrested for British tourist's murder April 6, 2013

    A 24yearold 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 April 6, 2013

    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 April 4, 2013

    Mumbai: A fatal gangrape in New Delhi didn't deter Germans Carolina De Paolo and Canan Wahner from traveling to India for a sixweek 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 March 26, 2013

    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 tourists...
  • No mobile connection to foreign tourists for more than 3 months: Govt September 3, 2012

    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 January 5, 2011

    New Delhi: India has emerged as a popular destination for highspending 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...
  • Ramlila shows enthrall foreigners in Delhi October 11, 2010

    New Delhi: Even as the Ramayana comes alive on stage in the national capital like every other year, this time its 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...
  • Two foreigners and a driver die in train mishap August 8, 2010

    Alappuzha: Two foreign tourists and a driver were killed on Sunday when the Chennai Express rammed into their car at an unmanned railway crossing in Kerala's Alappuzha district, police said. "Two foreign tourists and the driver of the car died on the spot. A third tourist suffered serious injuries. The nationalities...
  • Nothing webby, Indian spiderman draws tourists August 1, 2009

    Chitradurga: He is no Marvel comic super hero that lives in the imagination of men, but a 22yearold fleshandblood character who can scale a 300 feet wall, dangle upside down glued to walls and jut out at 90 degree angle, all without the spiderman paraphernalia! Meet Jyothiraju, the Indian...
  • Watch: Govt launches PR overdrive to woo tourists June 7, 2009

    India has seen a 3.5 per cent dip in incoming foreign tourists in 2009. ...
  • Selja vows to make Commonwealth a grand success May 30, 2009

    New Delhi: Wooing the maximum number of foreign tourists and making the 2010 Commonwealth Games a grand success will be the key priority for the Tourism Ministry. "Our preparations are in full swing to make the Commonwealth Games next year a grand success," Tourism Minister Kumari Selja said, after assuming the...
  • Virginia father, daughter missing after Mumbai attacks November 28, 2008

    Mumbai: A Virginian father and his daughter who were visiting India are reportedly missing after the terrorist attacks in Mumbai. Alan and Naomi Scherr, who traveled to Mumbai with the Synchronicity Foundation, a religious group based in Virginia, have not been seen since the series of coordinated attacks occurred late on...
  • For foreign tourists India incredibly unsafe September 29, 2008

    New Delhi: Incredible India, it is working its charm on people from abroad and within the country, but many a time these unsuspecting tourists fall prey to the violent ways of those who are more than ready to advantage of their ignorance The rape of a German woman in Chandigarh...
  • Swiss tourist alleges rape in Pushkar hotel January 20, 2008

    Pushkar: In the third such incident this month, a 25yearold foreign tourist alleged rape by a hotel owner in the pilgrim town of Pushkar in Rajasthan on Saturday. The tourist from Switzerland says the owner of Hotel Nanu Palace, where she was staying, sexually assaulted her a week ago. She says, Mr...
  • Foreigners struggle to find peace in rude capital January 19, 2008

    More than five cases of rape and molestation cases have been reported from different parts of the country in the last fifteen days. To see how safe the capital itself is, CNNIBN requested some foreign students to pose as tourists exploring the city. This is what their experience was like... ...
  • Rush hour at Taj as tourists overflow December 26, 2006

    New Delhi: Christmas saw the Taj Mahal creating a new record on Sunday, by drawing close to 16,000 visitors as against its daily average of 5,0006,000 footfalls. Previously, the highest number of visitors in a day was 11,000 visitors, recorded on the Christmas last year. There were over 15,000 visitors...