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ADB to fund Rs 1900 crores for development of Tourism in Himachal Pradesh

By Vinit Wahi Department of Economic Affairs, Union Ministry of Finance, has approved a Tourism Infrastructure Development Project of about Rs. 1900 crores to be funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the development of Tourism Infrastructure for the urban and rural areas of Himachal Pradesh. Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Jai Ram, Thakur … Continue reading ADB to fund Rs 1900 crores for development of Tourism in Himachal Pradesh

Air India marks 70 years since 1st India-UK flight

  Air India is marking 70 years since its first flight took off from Mumbai to London in June 1948, which laid the foundations of the India-UK relationship. The national carrier has invited members of the Indian diaspora in Britain to share their memories of the airline in its early days. The iconic first flight, … Continue reading Air India marks 70 years since 1st India-UK flight

Govt issues Guidelines for Adventure Tourism

SYED WASI IMAM / New Delhi Union Minister for Tourism K. J. Alphons Thursday launched the Government’s Guidelines for Adventure Tourism. These guidelines on Safety and Quality Norms for Adventure Tourism in India have been formulated along with the Adventure Tour Operators Association of India (ATOAI) in an effort to make adventure sports safer. Releasing … Continue reading Govt issues Guidelines for Adventure Tourism

Govt to issue guidelines for Adventure Tourism

AMN / NEW DELHI The Government will soon issue guidelines for Adventure Tourism in India. The guidelines on Safety and Quality Norms for Adventure Tourism in India have been formulated along with the Adventure Tour Operators Association of India. In an effort to make adventure sports safer, the set of guidelines list out the basic … Continue reading Govt to issue guidelines for Adventure Tourism

Mumbai twins score identical marks in Class XII

WEB DESK/ MUMBAI Mumbai twins Rohan and Rahul Chembakasserill not just look identical but have also scored an identical percentage of 96.5 percent in Class 12 ICSE exams. The talented duo who studied at Jasudben ML School in Mumbai’s Khar area plan to pursue a career in Science. Rohan and Rahul have studied together in … Continue reading Mumbai twins score identical marks in Class XII

Govt to improve connectivity to Gaya and Bodhgaya

Our Correspondent / Gaya Union Tourism Secretary Rashmi Verma on Wednesday informed that Centre was trying to improve air, train and road connectivity to Bodhgaya and Gaya in Bihar from res of the country to attract more tourists. The central government official made the statement during a high-level meeting to review the development of tourism … Continue reading Govt to improve connectivity to Gaya and Bodhgaya

Air passengers to have access to WiFi onboard aircraft soon

Air passengers will soon have access to WiFi connections onboard aircraft as the Telecom Commission today approved a proposal in this regard. Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said, exciting times ahead in Indian skies as Telecom Commission approved data and voice services in flights over Indian airspace. Talking to reporters, Mr Prabhu said, he will … Continue reading Air passengers to have access to WiFi onboard aircraft soon

Mukesh Ambani’s son Akash gets engaged with schoolmate Shloka

To marry in early December WEB DESK Nita and Mukesh Ambani’s elder son -Akash — got engaged to his schoolmate Shloka Mehta in Goa on Saturday, March 25. Shloka is the daughter of Mona and Russell Mehta. Her dad is the managing director of Rosy Blue Diamonds. Akash and Shloka exchanged rings in a private … Continue reading Mukesh Ambani’s son Akash gets engaged with schoolmate Shloka

Child marriages decline in India: UNICEF

India has witnessed a sharp decline in child marriages over the last ten years with 27 per cent of girls getting married before their 18th birthday as against 47 per cent a decade ago, the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF said today. This decline in India has contributed significantly to a global decline in child … Continue reading Child marriages decline in India: UNICEF

New barcoded tickets for entry to Taj Mahal to cost Rs 50

AMN / New Delhi As part of efforts to preserve the iconic Taj Mahal for generations to come, the Government on Tuesday announced a hike in price of entry tickets to the Taj Mahal to Rs 50 , from the existing Rs 40. Addressing a press conference, Culture and Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma announced the … Continue reading New barcoded tickets for entry to Taj Mahal to cost Rs 50

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