VARIETY/ TRAVEL

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, what it termed, lethargy in taking steps to protect the Taj Mahal. It directed the Centre to furnish full details of the steps taken and action required to be taken for protecting the iconic monument. The court also … Continue reading SC slams Centre for ‘lethargy’ over upkeep of Taj Mahal

India, Nepal to jointly promote tourism

AMN / KATHMANDU India and Nepal have decided to promote tourism jointly. This was decided at the 2nd meeting of the joint working group on tourism cooperation between India and Nepal here on Friday. Both sides agreed to jointly promote Buddhist and Ramayana circuits and Adventure tourism. The meeting also decided to set up an … Continue reading India, Nepal to jointly promote tourism

China’s Mount Fanjingshan added to UNESCO World Heritage List

WEB DESK Mount Fanjingshan, situated in China’s southwestern province of Guizhou, was inscribed to the World Heritage List today at the 42nd World Heritage Committee meeting in Bahrain. State-run Xinhua news agency reported a total of five natural sites were nominated to the World Heritage List this year. 🔴 BREAKING! Just inscribed as @UNESCO #WorldHeritage … Continue reading China’s Mount Fanjingshan added to UNESCO World Heritage List

Mumbai’s Victorian Gothic and Art Deco buildings declared World Heritage

AMN / MUMBAI In a major achievement, Victorian Gothic and Art Deco buildings of Mumbai was today declared as a World Heritage site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO. The decision was taken at the 42nd session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO in Bahrain today. This makes Mumbai city … Continue reading Mumbai’s Victorian Gothic and Art Deco buildings declared World Heritage

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

SPORTS

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju facilitates Indian archers

    Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju today interacted with the Indian archers in New Delhi and a ...

Eoin Morgan hits fourth fastest World Cup 100, most sixes in an ODI

  Eoin Morgan of England hit his century in 57 balls against Afghanistan on Tuesday, breaking the record f ...

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MARQUEE

116-year-old Japanese woman is oldest person in world

  AMN A 116-year-old Japanese woman has been honoured as the world's oldest living person by Guinness ...

Centre approves Metro Rail Project for City of Taj Mahal, Agra

6 Elevated and 7 Underground Stations along 14 KmTaj East Gate corridor 14 Stations all elevated along 15.40 ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Bollywood expresses grief over death of Girish Karnad

AMN / MUMBAI Celebrated filmmaker Shyam Benegal, who directed Karnad in critically-acclaimed films "Manthan ...

Girish Karnad is no more

WEB DESK / Bengaluru Renowned actor, dramatist and Jnanpith awardee Girish Karnad passed away in Bengaluru to ...

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ART & CULTURE

Noted English writer Amitav Ghosh conferred Jnanpith award

    AMN Renowned English writer Amitav Ghosh was conferred the 54th Jnanpith award for the ...

Sahitya Akademi demands Rs 500/- from children for Workshop

Andalib Akhter / New Delhi India’s premier literary body, the Sahitya Akademi, which gives huge awards, p ...