Traveller

  • Pervez Musharraf seeks lifting of travel ban on him 01-04-2014 06:24 PM

    Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf, indicted on treason charges, has asked the government to lift travel ban on him so that he can go abroad for treatment and meet his ailing mother. In a hurriedly called press conference on Monday evening, Musharraf's new counsel Farogh Naseem said an application...
  • Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' inspired by the movies he watched as a child 27-03-2014 02:24 PM

    Las Vegas: It's tough to get writer-director Christopher Nolan to divulge details about the plot of his upcoming sci-fi movie 'Interstellar'. "We're right in the thick of the first cut of the film," he said on stage during a question and answer session at the annual movie-theater convention CinemaCon in...
  • UP government approves proposal for tiger reserve in Pilibhit 26-02-2014 11:21 PM

    Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday approved the proposal for establishing a tiger reserve in Pilibhit for conservation of the feline. The decision in this regard was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, an official release said in Lucknow. The cabinet also approved expansion of National...
  • Photos: Rajasthan's Mihir Garh Fort tops Lonely Planet's list of 10 most extraordinary hotels in the world 19-02-2014 11:03 AM

    The concept of converting historic forts and places into luxury accommodations isn't new in India. There are plenty of heritage hotels in the country that offer comfort in the lap of a rich history. However, a fort that was built from scratch in a desert in Rajasthan just five years...
  • Travelogue: Jodhpur's Ranbanka Palace is a perfect heritage classic weekend getaway 25-01-2014 02:28 PM

    Is a relaxing, solitary, but entertaining classic getaway on your wish list? Kaalbelia dances, delightful puppet shows, mouth watering 'laal maas' and the traditional paintings at the Ranbanka Palace Hotel in this historic Rajasthan town could provide the answer. A weekend trip to the "classic heritage property", a title awarded...
  • Hospitality industry: India bags many travellers' choice awards 23-01-2014 06:54 PM

    New Delhi: Indian hotels and boutique properties have finally made their presence felt in the global hospitality industry, winning several travellers' choice awards. In the 2014 Travellers Choice announced on Thursday by travel portal TripAdvisor, Indian properties ranging from major hotel chains to small boutiques, eight of the top 10...
  • AirAsia promises low fares in India; expects launch in March-April 23-01-2014 12:38 PM

    Davos: Hopeful of launching flights in India in next two to three months, AirAsia chief Tony Fernandes has said that the airline would introduce 'dramatically' low fares in the country, which would be cheapest in the market and take air travel to masses. Fernandes, who is in Davos for World...
  • Watch: Gul Panag's video travel blog 'Super Milo' takes you to Chandra Tal and back 15-01-2014 02:36 PM

    Actress and travel fanatic Gul Panag set on a expedition of sorts to the Himalayas with her family and her pet beagle. From Chandigarh the Panags drove through the rocky terrains of Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh and went up till the picturesque Chandra Tal and came back. The actress video...
  • Noble laureate Amartya Sen visits excavation site at Telhara's Buddhist monastery 10-01-2014 08:02 PM

    Noble laureate Amartya Sen had a first hand view of excavations at the ancient Buddhist monastery site of Telhara in Nalanda district of Bihar which finds mention in Chinese traveller Heuen Tsang's book. Sen, who is the Chancellor of the Nalanda International University, visited the excavation site, 33-kmwest of the...
  • Getting up from seat before plane stops annoys most: Survey 02-12-2013 02:51 PM

    New Delhi: The habit of getting up before a plane comes to a halt after landing at an airport, though the seat belt sign is on, annoys a majority of the flyers. Men and women flyers also found it annoying when the passenger sitting in front rudely reclined the seat...
  • Congress MLA claims Rs 1.32 cr as medical reimbursement 27-11-2013 06:39 PM

    New Delhi: Rohtas Nagar Congress MLA Vipin Sharma has claimed a whopping Rs 1.32 crore of medical reimbursement during fourth Delhi Assembly whereas BJP MLA OP Babber made the least claim of Rs 8,182 during five years. Similarly, the travel bills of MLAs of Delhi Assembly present of wide spectrum...
  • A letter of apology to traveller who expected cows at Delhi Metro stations 25-11-2013 11:07 AM

    Dear traveller, We Indians have grown a skin so thick over time that even the most disparaging remarks about our complex lifestyle, our grimy Hobbit holes, abominable personal hygiene and lack of population control fail to rile us. But that's no excuse for us to disappoint guests who come looking...
  • LTC scam: CBI begins searches in Rajya Sabha secretariat again 04-11-2013 02:00 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation has begun searches in the Rajya Sabha Secretariat once again. On Friday it collected documents from the Secretariat. Thus far it has also raided the premises of MP Anil Sahani, a Rajya Sabha member. The CBI filed an FIR against him. Nine MPs...
  • Nokia's first-ever tablet, 6-inch Lumia 1520 phablet to be unveiled today 22-10-2013 11:12 AM

    Update: Nokia has announced the 6-inch phablets Lumia 1520, Lumia 1320, budget Asha 500, Asha 502, Asha 503 and its first tablet the Lumia 2520. New Delhi: Nokia is all set to unveil its new devices at an event today in Abu Dhabi. The company officially has not revealed what...
  • Google Hotel Finder lets travellers search, compare and book hotels 21-10-2013 04:30 PM

    New Delhi: It's been over two years since Google introduced its Hotel Finder service that lets users compare and book hotels available across the web, but the search-engine giant seems to have now started highlighting the service in the search results on the Google India pages. In the introductory phase,...
  • Dec 16 gang-rape bus: Owners want it back on road 29-09-2013 05:26 PM

    New Delhi: Pleading that livelihoods depend on it, owners of the white-coloured bus with black-tinted windows, in which the 23-year-old student was gang raped on the night of Dec 16 last year, want it back on the roads. With a Delhi court pronouncing death for the four accused, the family...
  • Dec 16 gangrape: Owners want the rape-tainted bus back on Delhi roads 29-09-2013 03:47 PM

    Pleading that livelihoods depend on it, owners of the white-coloured bus with black-tinted windows, in which the 23-year-old student was gangraped on the night of December 16 last year, want it back on the roads. With a Delhi court pronouncing death for the four accused, the family of the bus...
  • Travel bills racket: Documents point to possible MP-travel agent nexus 03-09-2013 09:46 AM

    New Delhi: There are more revelations in the MPs' travel bill racket. CNN-IBN has accessed more documents that have brought travel agencies under the radar. They could have helped MPs in creating irregularities to claim reimbursements. CNN-IBN has tracked down the concerned travel agency to East Patel Nagar in Delhi,...
  • Several countries warn citizens against travel to Lebanon 01-09-2013 02:45 AM

    Several countries have advised their citizens against travelling to Lebanon as regional tensions grow over a possible US military strike on Syria. Those issuing the advice include Bahrain, Kuwait, Britain and France, while Austria told its citizens to contact its embassy in Lebanon before travelling there. Bahrain and Kuwait also...
  • Travel bills scam: CBI probes 9 Rajya Sabha MPs 29-08-2013 04:59 PM

    New Delhi: Armed with documents pointing to large-scale irregularities, the CBI on Thursday began its probe into the alleged involvement of nine Rajya Sabha MPs and Central government employees in the inflated travel bills scam. Two days after CNN-IBN revealed the details of the scam, the CBI is examining the...
  • How the rupee fall will impact you 28-08-2013 12:02 PM

    The rupee, which reached 68 vs US dollar on Wednesday, hasn't been this bad in over 18 years. It is going to affect the common man in many ways like expensive foreign travel, costlier imported goods and higher EMIs. Here's how the depreciating rupee can affect your wallet: ...
  • Nine Rajya Sabha MPs involved in inflated travel bills scam: Sources 27-08-2013 06:12 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian bureaucracy may be bracing itself for another massive scam and this time it is centred on Leave Travel Concession. It was first reported by Times of India, but CNN-IBN has now got specific details on how the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has found gross irregularities in...
  • Women, children can travel for free in Haryana Roadways buses this Rakshabandhan 17-08-2013 12:52 PM

    The Haryana government has decided to allow free travel facility to women and their minor children in state roadways buses on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan on August 20. In an announcement made on Saturday, the official spokesperson of the government said, "In view of the festival, free travelling facility...
  • US warns citizens not to travel to Pakistan over terror threat 09-08-2013 09:19 AM

    Washington: The US government ordered the evacuation of staff from its consulate in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Friday due to the threat of attack, with the State Department also warning its citizens not to travel to Pakistan. "The Department of State ordered this drawdown due to specific...
  • China: Plane skids off runway during take off, no casualties 05-08-2013 04:59 AM

    Beijing: A plane with 74 passengers onboard slid off the runway while preparing to take off at an airport in east China's Zhejiang province, but no casualties were reported, airport officials said. The CA4538 flight operated by Air China, skidded off the runway in Yiwu Airport and the tyres of...
  • US temporarily shuts down its 22 embassies, cites al Qaeda threat 04-08-2013 10:16 AM

    Amid fears of an attack by al Qaeda, the United States will temporarily close 22 of its embassies and consulates on Sunday. A global travel alert issued on Friday by the State Department said al Qaeda may launch attacks in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond in coming weeks....
  • United States issues global travel alert, cites al-Qaeda threat 04-08-2013 06:37 AM

    The United States issued a worldwide travel alert on Friday warning Americans that al Qaeda may be planning attacks in August, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa. The State Department travel alert was based on the same intelligence that prompted it to close 21 US embassies and consulates...
  • Britain to close embassy in Yemen for two days due to security concerns 03-08-2013 06:58 AM

    Britain said on Friday that it will close its embassy in Yemen on August 4 and 5 due to "increased security concerns", after the United States announced a number of its embassies would also shut on Sunday. "We are particularly concerned about the security situation in the final days of...
  • US issues global travel alert over al Qaeda terror threat 02-08-2013 09:35 PM

    Washington: The US on Friday issued a worldwide travel alert for its citizens, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa, because of an al-Qaida terrorist threat. "Current information suggests that al Qaeda and affiliated organisations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond, and that they...
  • Online visa application system will boost tourism, says Chiranjeevi 27-07-2013 03:10 AM

    The recently-introduced online visa application system by the Home Ministry was on Friday welcomed by Tourism Minister K Chiranjeevi who said it would go a long way in boosting tourism in the country. "The progress in the standardization of visa application forms and the integrated online application system in 120...