Tourist

  • Avalanche sweeps Mt Everest; 6 killed, 9 missing 18-04-2014 10:55 AM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Three tourists die as their car overturnes on sand dunes 30-03-2014 06:44 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Cultural programme enthrals pilgrims during Holi celebration 13-03-2014 08:15 AM

    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...
  • MP witnesses 620 % increase in tourists in 7 years 23-02-2014 06:51 PM

    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...
  • 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...
  • Egypt: South Korean tourists killed in Sinai bombing 17-02-2014 09:45 AM

    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...
  • Jodhpur: Fake tourist guides sent to jail for molesting French women 06-02-2014 05:31 PM

    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 05-02-2014 09:58 PM

    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...
  • Royal Caribbean cruise ended after over 300 on board fall ill 27-01-2014 09:59 AM

    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 27-01-2014 08:31 AM

    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 24-01-2014 09:36 AM

    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....
  • Watch: Snowfall brings cheer to tourists in Srinagar 23-01-2014 12:20 PM

    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 22-01-2014 01:10 PM

    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...
  • Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti names rape survivor in press release 16-01-2014 04:10 PM

    New Delhi: Somnath Bharti, Delhi's Law Minister, continues to court controversy. A day after he was caught on camera shouting at Delhi Police personnel, he committed a faux pas by naming a rape survivor in an official press release. The woman in question is a Danish tourist who was gang-raped...
  • Two including a UP resident arrested in Danish tourist gangrape case 16-01-2014 10:05 AM

    Two persons were arrested on Wednesday in connection with alleged gangrape of a 51-year-old Danish tourist at knife-point near New Delhi railway station in the heart of the national capital. "The two arrested persons have been identified as Mahender alias Ganja (25), a resident of Uttar Pradesh's Fatehpur district and...
  • 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...
  • Carry identity proofs to enter Taj Mahal mosque on Fridays 27-12-2013 06:29 PM

    People entering Taj Mahal complex for prayers on Fridays will now have to carry identity documents, according to a directive issued by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) following a complaint that non-Indians were also entering the mosque despite it being closed for visitors. The directive, issued by ASI's Agra unit...
  • Woman distracted by Facebook falls off pier into a bay in Melbourne 18-12-2013 01:35 PM

    A tourist in Australia had to be rescued by police after plunging off a pier while browsing Facebook on her phone, officials said Wednesday. The woman was walking along a bay in Melbourne on Monday night when she became distracted by her Facebook feed and plummeted off the pier into...
  • Motorsport returns to Uttarakhand after 23 years 10-12-2013 11:10 AM

    Uttarakhand is taking the adventure route to entice tourists back to its green vales. After almost a quarter of a century, the state is bringing motorsport back on its tourism calendar to boost confidence among tourists, and woo them to its tourism hotspots again. The state government is all set...
  • Court grants bail to rape convict Bitti Mohanty 07-11-2013 08:23 AM

    Payyannur: Bitti Mohanty, a rape case convict charged with jumping parole in Rajasthan and arrested in Kannur district of Kerala on charges of impersonation, forgery and cheating, was granted bail by a local court on Wednesday. While granting bail, Judicial Magistrate AK Vidhyadharan directed Bitti to execute a bond of...
  • Four killed, 154 rescued in Mount Everest avalanche 17-10-2013 10:41 AM

    Beijing: Four people including an elderly Australian tourist have been killed by an avalanche around Mount Everest. Chinese authorities have said that a tour group organised by a Tibetan travel agency entered a restricted area on the mountain without permission and camped at the foot of it on Sunday. The...
  • 4 out of 34 French tourists critically injured after bus collides with a truck 14-10-2013 12:05 PM

    Thirty-four French tourists were on Monday injured, four of them seriously, when a bus carrying them collided with a truck and overturned in Jodhpur. The bus carrying the tourists had left from a resort in Marugarh when it met with the accident, police said. "The moment the bus reached a...
  • Social organisation booked for running 'hukka bar'; 9 arrested 14-10-2013 10:04 AM

    A case was slapped against a social organisation in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh for running a "hukka bar" in garb of social service and cultural exchange, an official said Monday. After receiving a series of complaints on social networking site facebook, a police team raided the Kautilya Society at Dashvashmegh ghat...
  • Indian woman killed in Thai parasailing accident 03-10-2013 06:36 PM

    Bangkok: An Indian tourist celebrating her wedding anniversary was killed in a parasailing accident off Thailand's coast, police said Thursday. Shilpi Agarwal, 36, and her husband had hired a speedboat to parasail Wednesday near Pattaya's beach but it failed to launch, said Col. Suwan Cheawnavinthavat, police commander in the popular...
  • Now, more airports to get 'tourist visa on arrival' facility 28-08-2013 03:34 PM

    Tourist visa on arrival facility has been extended to four more airports in the country - Thiruvananthapuram, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kochi. The facility of visa on arrival can be availed by citizens of 11 countries in these airports in addition to four already designated international airports - Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai...
  • Citizens, tourists in awe of Taj; fret at potholed roads, garbage, choked sewer lines 27-08-2013 11:20 AM

    Even as the Taj Mahal appears sparkling white, washed by good rains over the past two months, and the rising water level kindling hopes of the Yamuna river regaining its lost vigour, Agra city presents a most dismal profile with pot-holed roads, heaps of garbage and choked sewer lines overflowing...
  • German tourist found dead in hotel room in Haridwar 24-08-2013 04:38 PM

    A German tourist was found dead on Saturday in his hotel room in Haridwar. 53-year-old John Friedrich Holger was found dead in his bed by hotel authorities this morning, Sub-inspector Mukesh Pal said. Holger's room was close to the reception and when he did not come out till late in...