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Govt to launch helpline number 14444 to promote digital payments

AMN A nationwide toll-free helpline number ‘14444’ will be launched soon to educate people and provide support related to cashless mode of transactions. Nasscom President R Chandrashekar said government has sought the IT body’s help in providing support on a mass scale to people. He said, Nasscom is providing call centre support to the project. … Continue reading Govt to launch helpline number 14444 to promote digital payments

Temple cities to be developed under HRIDAY project

Rs.114 cr approved for HRIDAY projects By Bisheshwar Mishra / New Delhi The Union Urban Development Ministry has chosen four most famous temple cities of Varanasi in UP, Amritsar in Punjab, Dwarka in Gujarat and Puri in Orissa to improve their infrastructure facilities, under the Heritage Infrastructure Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY). The approved project … Continue reading Temple cities to be developed under HRIDAY project

Rs 500 crore projects for development of tourism in J&K

AMN / The Centre has approved projects worth 500 crore rupees for integrated development of tourism in Jammu and Kashmir under Swadesh Darshan scheme. In an official release, Ministry of Tourism said, the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee for the scheme approved the projects as part of Development Package of Prime Minister Reconstruction Plan. The … Continue reading Rs 500 crore projects for development of tourism in J&K

High-speed Talgo train completes Delhi-Mumbai trail run in 12 hrs.

The third trial run of Talgo train between Delhi and Mumbai was conducted successfully. The Spanish built train reached Mumbai today morning at 2.33 am completing the journey in 11 hours and 48 minutes. The train had started from New Delhi station yesterday at 2.45 pm. Earlier, Talgo had two unsuccessful trail runs in last … Continue reading High-speed Talgo train completes Delhi-Mumbai trail run in 12 hrs.

India ban use of Samsung’s Galaxy 7 phone on aircraft

AMN / India’s Civil Aviation Ministry has prohibited the use and carriage of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smart phone on board aircraft. The decision came in the wake of several incidents of battery of the phone getting exploded. The Ministry has issued a public notice advising airlines and travellers not to turn on or charge … Continue reading India ban use of Samsung’s Galaxy 7 phone on aircraft

Car used by Netaji for ‘great escape’ being restored

The car in which India’s freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose had made his ‘great escape’ from his ancestral house in Kolkata in 1941 when he was under house arrest by the then British government, is being restored by his family. German automobile manufacturer Audi has been appointed to restore the four-door German Wanderer sedan, … Continue reading Car used by Netaji for ‘great escape’ being restored

Tourism: Rs. 450 Cr for Swadesh Darshan in MP, UK, TN, UP and Sikkim

By Yasmin Bano Government of India has sanction Rs 450 crore for development of Heritage circuit in Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand, Ramayana Circuit in Uttar Pradesh, North East Circuit in Sikkim and Coastal Circuit of Tamil Nadu. The Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) for the Swadesh Darshan Scheme in Ministry of Tourism has approved … Continue reading Tourism: Rs. 450 Cr for Swadesh Darshan in MP, UK, TN, UP and Sikkim

Minister asks foriegn tourists not to wear Skirt in India

Our Correspondent / Agra Union minister for Culture and Tourism Mahesh Shrama has asked foreign tourists not to wear skirt while travelling in India. He said that it is being instructed for their ‘safety’  in the country. Sharma, who was in Agra on Sunday, advised women foreign tourists not to wear skirts and other “short” clothes during … Continue reading Minister asks foriegn tourists not to wear Skirt in India

Centre asks states to mark ‘Selfie Danger Zone’ at tourist sites

The Centre on Wednesday issued an advisory to state governments to mark ‘Selfie Danger Zone’ at accident-prone locations of tourist sites. The Tourism Ministry directed that proper signages may be put up marking all such areas, besides posting volunteers or tourist police at such sites. It also asked the officials to barricade areas, wherever possible … Continue reading Centre asks states to mark ‘Selfie Danger Zone’ at tourist sites

Odisha govt to recruit transgenders as jail warders

Our Correspondent In a progressive step, Odisha government has decided to recruit transgender persons as jail warders as per the directive of the Supreme Court. ADG (Prisons) Manoranjan Patnaik said that a letter to this effect has been sent to the Odisha Subordinate Staff Selection Commission to take necessary steps in this regard. He said, … Continue reading Odisha govt to recruit transgenders as jail warders

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