VARIETY/ TRAVEL

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

SC directs UP govt to file vision document for protection of Taj Mahal

AMN / NEW DELHI The Supreme Court today directed the Uttar Pradesh government to file within four weeks a vision document for protection and preservation of the Taj Mahal. The apex court also directed the state government to explain why there was a sudden flurry of activities in and around the Taj Mahal and the … Continue reading SC directs UP govt to file vision document for protection of Taj Mahal

‘Abducted marriage’ on rise in Bihar

3,405 grooms abducted in 2017 for ‘Pakadua Vivah’ in Bihar Our Correspondent / Patna Despite spread of all round modernity and police vigil in the state, the age old practice of ‘Abducted marriage’, popularly known as ‘Pakadua Vivah’, continue to rise in Bihar. IN 2017 More than 3,405 youths were kidnapped for such forced marriage … Continue reading ‘Abducted marriage’ on rise in Bihar

Tourists throng in Kashmir for new year celebrations

AMN / SRINAGAR A large number of tourists have thronged in valley to celebrate new year here. Tourism players in Kashmir are haapy as hotels in Gulmarg are jam-packed, as tourists from across the country are rushing towards this famous ski resort in north Kashmir on the New Year’s Eve. People associated with travel trade … Continue reading Tourists throng in Kashmir for new year celebrations

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