VARIETY/ TRAVEL

Women mull impact of live-in ruling

NEW DELHI: Women in India are unsure whether to welcome or not a court ruling on their rights in a live-relationship.

The Supreme Court on Oct. 21 ruled that a woman can only claim maintenance in such a relationship if the man and woman have been living together for some time are seen by society ..

Mother Express delights visitors in New Delhi

NEW DELHI: The special train exhibiting the life-long journey of the Blessed Teresa which has been delighting visitors across India arrived here on Thursday.

The “Mother Express,” part of the centenary celebration of the nun by the Indian railways, had already visited 12 stations before reaching ..

Govt for Affordable House for All

By Yasmin Bano/ NEW DELHI: The government of India has launched a new scheme for providing interest subsidy on housing urban poor. The Interest Subsidy Scheme for Housing the Urban Poor (ISHUP) is meant
to make the housing affordable and within the repaying capacity of Economically Weaker ..

Child mortality rate drops

NEW YORK: The latest United Nations under-five mortality estimates were released today by UNICEF and they show continued progress in reducing the number of children who don’t live to see their fifth birthdays. According to these estimates, the total number of under-five deaths decreased globally..

The coolness of kakolat

In the scorching summer of Bihar, there is a cool place called kakolat hill. The panoramic waterfall here not only chills out the visitors but also convey them the great historical and mythological significance of the place.

Situated near Govindpur some 33 km..

Children in flooded Pakistan go to school

RAHIM YAR KHAN (PUNJAB): Millions of children have been devastated by the disastrous floods in Pakistan. They have lost homes and possessions and have been forced to relocate to temporary accommodations. But the crisis has also brought opportunity.

Nehru Boat Race: Prez praises Kerala beauty

ALAPPUZHA (Kerala): (AMN) President Pratibha patil on Saturday said that boat race was a reflection of the enthusiasm for sporting activities of the people of Kerala. Inaugurating 58th Nehru Trophy Boat Race here president said that the Nehru Boat Race..

Devotees celebrate Nagpanchami

NEW DELHI ( From our monitoring desk) The festival of Nagpanchami is being celebrated in different part of the country today. A large number of people are taking dip in Ganga and other holy rivers and offering prayers to lord Shiva. A large number of devotees took ..

Kerala Tourism wins award for best website

THRIVUANANTHPURAM: (AMN) Kerala Tourism’s travel site – www.keralatourism.org has been awarded with the prestigious ‘PATA Gold Award 2010” for the best website.

The 2010 PATA awards attracted 200 entries from 80 organisations and individuals worldwide. The PATA Gold Awards 2010 will ..

Taj is most popular Asian destination

NEW DELHI (TIA /AGENCIES)- India’s most beautiful architectural monument, Taj Mahal has been chosen as most popular Asian destination. Built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1653 in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, is the grand winner of the voters’ choice for the most popular Asian destination.

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SC slams Centre for ‘lethargy’ over upkeep of Taj Mahal

AMN / NEW DELHI The Supreme Court today criticised the Central Government and its authorities for their, wh ...

India, Nepal to jointly promote tourism

AMN / KATHMANDU India and Nepal have decided to promote tourism jointly. This was decided at the 2nd meeting ...