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

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SPORTS

Covid-19 outbreak: Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021

AMN Japan's Prime Minister and the head of the International Olympic Committee Shinzo Abe today agreed to ...

Olympics will be postponed due to coronavirus outbreak: IOC member

According to USA Today, veteran International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound said that the 2020 Tokyo Gam ...

Sports administrator BVP Rao resigns from Governing Body of SAI

Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi Protesting the decision to merge the Special Area Games Scheme ( SAG) with ...

ART & CULTURE

President Kovind confers 61st annual Lalit Kala Akademi awards

AMN President Ram Nath Kovind Wednesday conferred 61st annual Lalit Kala Akademi's awards on 15 artistes a ...

V P asks people to conserve linguistic heritage of India

"Studies by the experts suggest that teaching in mother tongue at the initial stages of education gives impetu ...

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MARQUEE

India, Maldives sign MoUs for establishing Tourism zone 

AMN India and Maldives today signed five MoUs for establishing the Addu Tourism zone in five islands of Add ...

IRCTC to operate Golden Chariot luxury train from March 2020

AMN The Indian Railway Catering And Tourism Corporation, IRCTC, will operate and manage luxury train, Golden ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Filmi Tidbits: Sooryavanshi to be postponed amid Coronavirus

Entertainment Desk Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi, directed by Rohit Shetty is set for March 24 release for no ...

Irfan Khan to take health break after Angrezi Medium

Ailing actor Irfan Khan is unlikely to sign any new film in the near future as want health break. Angrezi Medi ...

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CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

UP CM Yogi seeks support of religious leaders in fight against COVID-19

AMN Chief Minister of Uttar Prdaesh Yogi Adityanath today had meetings with religious heads and members of ...

No evidence of airborne transmission of COVID-19; 505 fresh cases reported

Spitting at public places should be avoided to contain spread of Coronavirus: ICMR Staff Reporter / New ...