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Mumbai sees first ‘open’ transgender wedding

Mumbai sees first ‘open’ transgender wedding

January 7, 2017

The city of Mumbai saw the most unique kind of marriage as Madhuri Sarode, a transgender, married her boyfriend of five years, Jay Kumar Sharma. Though this is not the first transgender marriage in India, their marriage is unique as this wasn’t held in secret.

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Wine appreciation growing in India

Wine appreciation growing in India

December 30, 2016

Wine remains an unexplored drink, but Indians are warming up to it, with events, clubs and establishments slowly promoting the drink.

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MEA unveils Twitter Seva to address Indians in distress

MEA unveils Twitter Seva to address Indians in distress

December 29, 2016

With the launch of the new service Twitter Seva, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs’ extensive use of social media to reach out to citizens got a further boost. Twitter Seva will enable timely, transparent and large-scale response to citizens’ tweets in real time.

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2016 a prosperous year for South African Tourism

2016 a prosperous year for South African Tourism

December 29, 2016

2016 has been a stellar year for South African Tourism as arrivals spiked by 26.6 pc in comparison to 2015. India became South Africa’s 8th largest long-haul tourism source market with 73,902 arrivals by September 2016.

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India among top five Asian spenders in South Australia

India among top five Asian spenders in South Australia

December 28, 2016

Indian travellers are one of the leading spenders in South Australia as they have spent over AUD 28 million during the year ending in September 2016, which is a surge of 109 pc over the previous year.

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Taiwan Tourism aims to attract more Indian travellers

Taiwan Tourism aims to attract more Indian travellers

December 26, 2016

2016 has been a successful year for Taiwan Tourism in India. The various sales, marketing and PR activities throughout the year have helped increase the arrival figures from India to Taiwan.

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Ministry of Civil Aviation proposes biometric screening at airports

Ministry of Civil Aviation proposes biometric screening at airports

December 17, 2016

The thumbprint might soon be all one needs as formal documentation to enter Indian airports and board domestic flights. The aviation ministry is planning to introduce biometric screening at airports to help passengers enter just by flashing their thumbs, instead of presenting ide...

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Hyperloop promises refreshing transport avenues in India

Hyperloop promises refreshing transport avenues in India

December 17, 2016

The Indian Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari had shown keen interest in bringing the futuristic technology to India by offering land between Mumbai-Pune Westerly Express Highway to SpaceX. Now, the Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) is in talks...

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Indian vegetable market slows down

Indian vegetable market slows down

December 3, 2016

Post demonetisation of currency bills of INR 500 and INR 1,000 in India, the country is already in a state of turmoil and the situation has changed for the worse as the vegetable wholesale and retail market is now witnessing a monumental economic crisis.

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Tourism Authority of Thailand organises four-city Luxury Roadshow

Tourism Authority of Thailand organises four-city Luxury Roadshow

November 28, 2016

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently organised its annual exclusive ‘Amazing Thailand Luxury Roadshow 2016’. This is the 4th year in succession that such a show has been organised to promote luxury products and services in Thailand. The event was held at The Imperial ...

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Can Coldplay concert success revolutionise India’s live music scene?

Can Coldplay concert success revolutionise India’s live music scene?

November 21, 2016

Over 80,000 spectators crooned with the British rock band Coldplay in Mumbai on Saturday; however, why international bands don't perform in India regularly remains an enigma.

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Pakistan expands its nuclear armoury, says US report

Pakistan expands its nuclear armoury, says US report

November 21, 2016

After tensions between India and Pakistan heightened post the Uri attacks allegedly sponsored by the latter, Pakistan has now increased its nuclear capacity, according to a US report titled ‘Pakistani nuclear forces, 2016’.

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