Jaiprakash commissions cement unit in Gujarat|
12/2/2009 5:19:00 PM IST
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Jaiprakash Associates, primarily engaged in the industrial infrastructure sector, Wednesday commissioned a cement facility in Gujarat on an investment of Rs.1,500 crore.
Nalco's Orissa mine production drops after Maoist attack|
5/5/2009 1:03:00 PM IST
Bhubaneswar, May 5 (IANS) Production in Orissa's state-owned National Aluminium Co Ltd (NALCO) mine has dropped by at least 35 percent as workers have refused to do night shifts following the Maoist attack April 12, officials said Tuesday.
Despite meltdown, overseas buyers queue to promote Incredible India|
4/19/2009 5:27:00 PM IST
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Despite the global meltdown, India's oldest travel and tourism mart is seeing a 20 percent increase in overseas buyers, interested in promoting the rich heritage of 'Incredible India' abroad.
Goa to crack down on beachwear 'hurting religious sentiments'|
3/26/2009 5:51:00 PM IST
Panaji, March 26 (IANS) The Goa government will crack down on the sale of clothes, particularly beachwear, carrying images of Hindu deities and quotations of scriptures on them.
Sheraton Park Hotel to join Earth Hour campaign|
3/25/2009 7:00:00 PM IST
Chennai, March 25 (IANS) A five-star hotel here will switch off its lights at its restaurants for an hour March 28 and serve candle light dinners in support of Earth Hour-2009, a global environmental awareness programme.
India confident of attracting recession-hit tourists with packages|
3/18/2009 5:22:00 PM IST
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Indian tourism ministry said here Wednesday that it had developed a number of attractive travel packages that were sure to draw in the recession-hit tourists to the country.
Army to investigate officer accused in Malegaon blast|
3/17/2009 9:03:00 PM IST
Mumbai/Pune, March 17 (IANS) Almost four months after the arrest of a serving officer, Lt. Col. S.P. Purohit, the army has ordered a probe into his alleged role in the Malegaon blast, an official statement said here Tuesday.
Tourists in Rajasthan celebrate festival of colours|
3/11/2009 6:40:00 PM IST
Jaipur, March 11 (IANS) Tourists from India and abroad joined people of Rajasthan in celebrating Holi Wednesday as they painted one another with colours and danced in the streets.
Over a million attend Taj cultural fest, but many unhappy|
2/27/2009 5:50:00 PM IST
Agra, Feb 27 (IANS) More than a million people attended the 10-day cultural extravaganza Taj Mahotsava that ended here Friday, but many were unhappy as it did not showcase traditional culture or have sessions on conservation of heritage buildings.
Carnival kicks off in Goa|
2/21/2009 7:27:00 PM IST
Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) The spirit of festivity descended on Goa Saturday, after the year's first carnival float parade was flagged off in the capital by Chief Minister Digambar Kamat and Governor S.S. Sidhu.
Assam draws the maximum tourists in northeast|
2/19/2009 8:26:00 PM IST
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Over 3.1 million tourists visited Assam in 2008, the highest in the northeastern states, the Lok Sabha was informed Thursday.
Study in Scarlett: Goa refuses to learn (Comment)|
2/18/2009 9:53:00 AM IST
It is past 1 a.m. on Anjuna beach. And nearly a year after her body was discovered on the sands here, Goa has disgracefully unlearned every lesson the Scarlett Keeling murder taught.
Sri Lankan delegation to visit Surajkund fair|
2/14/2009 3:15:00 PM IST
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Keen on having a fair in Sri Lanka on the lines of the Surajkund Craft Mela, a 11-member delegation from that country will Sunday visit Faridababd in Haryana to witness how the 23rd edition of the event is being held.
That dream Swiss holiday is now within your reach|
1/19/2009 4:29:00 PM IST
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Planning a holiday? Try Switzerland. For, romancing in the Swiss Alps and going on a roller coaster ride across those pristine mountain lines which you so often see in the movies is now within your budget.
Tourist arrivals up despite global meltdown, terror attacks|
1/12/2009 7:32:00 PM IST
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The global meltdown and the terror attacks, especially the 26/11 Mumbai strike, has had no impact on foreign tourists' arrival in India as an estimated 5.37 million travellers came to the country in 2008, a statement issued by the tourism ministry said Monday.
Tourism shoots up in picturesque Tamil temple town|
1/1/2009 11:54:00 AM IST
Kazhugumalai (Tamil Nadu), Jan 1 (IANS) Dotted with Hindu and Jain temples and boasting of two millennia of history, this little-known town has got a big boost from the government's endeavour to attract international visitors.
In times of economic meltdown, tourists pack into Mount Abu|
12/31/2008 5:30:00 PM IST
Ahmedabad, Dec 31 (IANS) In times of global meltdown, when the tourism industry in the country has been badly hit, here is some good news - the hill station of Mount Abu in Rajasthan is choc-a-bloc, with more than 45,000 tourists camping there to usher in the New Year, officials said Wednesday.
World War II American observation post found in Arunachal Pradesh|
12/23/2008 10:18:00 AM IST
Jairampur (Arunachal Pradesh), Dec 23 (IANS) Villagers in Arunachal Pradesh have stumbled upon a World War II camp-cum-observation post used by American forces, close to a graveyard where over 1,000 soldiers of the Allied Forces are buried, officials said Tuesday.
Flip-flop on Goa beach parties: ban is back|
12/20/2008 6:17:00 PM IST
Panaji, Dec 20 (IANS) In an embarrassing volte face, the Goa government Saturday banned parties on beaches and other open areas from Dec 23 to Jan 5. It had first come up with this ban two ban two days back but then revoked it.
Travel advisories reviewed on India's behest: tourism minister|
12/18/2008 6:00:00 PM IST
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Many countries have reviewed or removed their travel advisories against visiting India in the wake of terrorist attacks after the government took up the matter with them through Indian missions overseas, the Lok Sabha was informed Thursday.