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  • Nepal quake: Nearly 125 Indians stranded in Kathmandu 12 hours 35 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Kathmandu: Nearly 125 people from Maharashtra and Telangana are stranded in Nepal after a high-magnitude earthquake struck the Himalayan nation. According to officials at the Maharashtra Information Centre in Delhi, around 80 people from Nashik had gone to Nepal for pilgrimage while 15-20 people were on a trekking expedition. A group...
  • Government changes name of visa on arrival scheme to E-Tourist visa April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: The newly-launched tourist visa on arrival scheme will be known as e-Tourist Visa from tomorrow with government making the change following requests from various quarters. Home Ministry officials said the name of the scheme - 'Tourist visa on arrival enabled by electronic travel authorisation (TVoA-ETA)' was creating confusion among...
  • Year 2015 being observed as 'Visit India Year' in China March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The year 2015 is being observed as the "Visit India Year" in China, Rajya Sabha was told on Wednesday. Various promotional activities are being organised to showcase and promote the varied tourism destinations in India and its products in China with an objective of increasing tourist arrivals, Tourism Minister...
  • Biometric testing requisite for British tourists wanting to travel to India March 3, 2015

    London: British tourists wanting to travel to India will now have to turn up at an application centre and be fingerprinted in order to get a visa. The process will start from mid-March and is causing significant concern to travel agencies who offer holidays to India. Diana Syrett's agency "Kerala...
  • Jaipur: Main accused in rape of a Japanese tourist arrested February 13, 2015

    Jaipur: The man accused of raping a Japanese tourist has admitted to the crime and surrended before the police in Jaipur on Friday. The Japanese woman had accused an Indian tour guide of drugging and then raping her in the historic city of Jaipur. The 20-year-old had said that the...
  • Season's first snowfall in Mussoorie on Wednesday January 14, 2015

    Dehradun: The hill town of Mussoorie in Uttarakhand received the season's first snowfall on Wednesday luring hordes of fun lovers to the tourist hotspot. Fresh snowfall in the higher reaches of Garhwal Himalayas has already shrouded the famous temples of Kedarnath, Badrinath and Hemkund Sahib under thick sheets of snow. The lower...
  • Abu Hamza gets life in prison on US terrorism conviction January 10, 2015

    New York: Radical imam Abu Hamza al-Masri was sentenced to life in prison on Friday, eight months after he was convicted of federal terrorism charges in New York. US District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan imposed the sentence on the one-eyed, handless Abu Hamza, whom jurors had found guilty of providing...
  • Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to begin today, Indian diaspora from across the world flocks to Gujarat January 8, 2015

    Gandhinagar: The three-day Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2015 celebration, an annual meet of visiting NRIs and tourists, will kick off in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, on Thursday. President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be present for the event among other dignitaries. The Indian diaspora settled across the world is flocking to...
  • On sidelines of Jaipur Literature festival, a rickshaw ride for Rs 6,756! January 5, 2015

    Jaipur: The government is going out on a limb with ad campaigns like "atithi devo bhava (guest is like god)" to woo tourists. However, in one of the biggest tourist destinations in the country, there are websites fleecing tourists, with many first-timers in the Pink City falling for their guiles....
  • New Year's Eve stampede kills 35 on Shanghai's Bund tourist strip January 1, 2015

    Shanghai: A stampede killed at least 35 people and injured 43 during New Year's Eve celebrations in Shanghai, on the city's famed waterfront tourist strip known as the Bund, authorities said. The Shanghai government said that large crowds started to stampede in Chen Yi Square on the Bund just before midnight,...
  • Snow leaves thousands of holiday makers stranded in French Alps December 28, 2014

    Paris: Heavy snowfall in the French Alps left some 15,000 drivers stranded on Saturday, prompting officials to open emergency shelters and urge travellers to stay home. The snow and ice hit as a rush of holiday makers were heading to and leaving from ski resorts in the Savoie region in...
  • Tourists can now book tickets online for visiting Taj Mahal December 27, 2014

    Agra: The tourists visiting Taj Mahal from Saturday onwards will not have to stand in a queue for entry tickets. Online booking of tickets to the Taj Mahal have begun from Saturday. The tourism department has launched an online ticketing website for this purpose. Arrangements for barcode screening and broadband connection...
  • Karnataka government to develop infrastructure to boost tourism December 25, 2014

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka government is setting up a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to develop infrastructure at tourist destinations across the state under the public-private partnership (PPP), a senior official said on Wednesday. "The state cabinet on Tuesday approved the proposal of the tourism department to set up the SPV for tourism...
  • Chilly conditions remain in Delhi, scattered rainfall in many parts December 14, 2014

    Snowfall in Shimla causes chilly conditions in Delhi. Delhi experiences scattered rainfall as well in many parts. "It has been snowing since 2:30 in the morning. This will benefit us, the snow will attract tourists," said Shimla resident. ...
  • Stop misleading people on tourist inflow in Kashmir: Omar to Modi December 11, 2014

    Srinagar: In a stern reply to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah's claims of falling numbers of tourists in state, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that more than 50 lakh tourists have visited the state in last six years. The Chief Minister tweeted, "Dear @AmitShahOffice...
  • Goa faces prospect of falling tourist arrivals December 11, 2014

    Panaji: The Crimean crisis, Russia's falling rouble and stopping of tourist charter flights from international destinations might prove to be a dampener for the much-hyped New Year party scene in Goa this time, fear tourism industry experts. While the ongoing St Francis Xavier exposition might to a certain extent off-set...
  • Gambia launches Ebola-free campaign to attract foreign tourists December 10, 2014

    Banjul: Gambia Tourism Board have launched a new Ebola-free campaign to help foreign tourists to have first-hand information about the country's public health situation. The sector will be organising a series of sport activities, among those beach football events, to send a clear message to the world that the West African...
  • States asked to deploy 'tourist police' for visitors' safety December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In the wake of the recent rape of a woman by a taxi driver in Delhi, the tourism ministry on Tuesday advised state governments and union territories to ensure safety and security of tourists by deploying `tourist police` at prominent spots. In a written reply in the Lok Sabha,...
  • Atithi Devo Bhava! Foreign tourists to be welcomed with garlands at airports November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: With a view to prevent fleecing of foreign tourists and creating a safe and secure environment for them, Tourism Ministry is set to roll out red carpet at airports to receive guests with garlands in a true 'Atithi Deva Bhavo' style. A comprehensive plan is being worked out...
  • Taxi driver rapes Delhi-based woman, throws her and friend off a cliff near Dehradun November 11, 2014

    Dehradun: A Delhi-based woman was allegedly raped and murdered while her male friend was killed by a taxi driver and his three accomplices near Dehradun in Uttarakhand, a police official said on Tuesday. The 27-year-old woman, identified as Moumita Das, and her 24-year-old companion Avijit Paul had arrived in Dehradun on...
  • Goa government suspends water sports after death of Russian tourists October 30, 2014

    Panaji: The Goa government suspended all water sports activity across the state following the fresh incident of death of three Russian nationals near here during a water sport activity being operated illegally. It was brought into notice of the government that several water sports in Goa were running illegally and an...
  • Russian tourist alleges molestation in Goa, first at beach, then in hospital October 24, 2014

    Panaji: A 32-year-old Russian national was allegedly molested twice over two days in Goa. She was allegedly molested first at a beach and later at Goa Medical College and Hospital in Panaji by a senior medical officer after the police referred her there for a "medical examination". The Goa state health...
  • 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...
  • Maharashtra polls: Ramtek will be developed as tourist hub, says Rahul Gandhi October 12, 2014

    Ramtek: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday promised to develop Ramtek town as a world class tourist centre to attract international tourists. Addressing a mammoth poll rally in the temple town of Nagpur district, the senior leader said that Congress was committed for the all round development of the area...
  • One killed, 50 tourists injured in Odisha bus mishap October 9, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: A man was killed and around 50 other tourists from West Bengal including women and children were injured when the bus they were travelling in overturned near Dhauli on the outskrits of the state capital on Thursday,police said. The mishap took place when the tourist bus from West Bengal was...
  • Japanese tourist in Manipur suspected to have Ebola-like symptoms October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ebola scare has now hitting India. A Japanese tourist in Manipur is suspected to have Ebola-like symptoms. The 27-year-old woman who arrived in Imphal from Myanmar has been kept in an isolation ward. She complained of high fever, joint pain and diarrhoea. Seasonal diseases have been ruled...
  • Foreign tourists laud PM Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' campaign October 2, 2014

    Foreign tourists in Ahmadabad laud PM Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' campaign that kick started on Thursday morning on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. ...
  • From the luxurious Palace on Wheels to the spiritual Mahaparinirvan Express: 8 extraordinary train journeys that the Indian Railway offers to travel enthusiasts September 28, 2014

    Train journeys in India aren't always about adjusting your luggage below the lower berth and exchanging the upper berth on request. How about spending a week exploring palaces, forts, cave paintings, while you're treated like royalty on a train? Yes, you heard that right. Luxury trains in India offer you...
  • PM Modi working on visa on arrival facility on the anvil for US tourists September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: India is working on a proposal for Visa on Arrival (VoA) facility for US tourists, one of the bigticket announcements expected to be made during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's highprofile visit to the US beginning September 26. The Ministry of Home Affairs is working overtime to finish the...
  • Himachal Pradesh tourism to bloom due to floods in Kashmir September 14, 2014

    Shimla: Floods in Kashmir may be a boon for Himachal Pradesh. A surge in tourist inflow to Himachal Pradesh is likely in the upcoming festive season because the devastating floods in Kashmir are scaring away tourists. Tourism industry representatives are expecting a 30 to 35 per cent increase in the arrival...