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Indian cultural heritage inscribed in UNESCO list

Indian cultural heritage inscribed in UNESCO list

December 20, 2019

The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage under UNESCO established a list in 2008 to protect and create awareness about intangible cultural practices which define the diversity in heritage of a country and would be lost to the world if n...

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Road to tourism

Road to tourism

June 8, 2019

A new legislature period, the same dynamic Prime Minister, but how does our tourism policy match up to the expectations?

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Biometric self-boarding systems to chip in at Bengaluru airport

Biometric self-boarding systems to chip in at Bengaluru airport

October 9, 2018

Indian flyers will soon find shorter queues and have a seamless journey without obstacles or hassles from stepping into the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) up to the boarding point.

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Tag-less Airports

Tag-less Airports

October 31, 2017

In a bid to avoid harassment and hassles at airports, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has taken the initiative to reduce management friction by removing the requirement for hand baggage tags at airports. There have been instances where passengers are queuing to board their ...

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SriLankan Airlines cultural evening to boost ties

SriLankan Airlines cultural evening to boost ties

August 16, 2017

SriLankan Airlines which has expanded its operations in the Indian aviation market arranged for an evening of cultural extravaganza to celebrate its “months of association with the City of Joy.”

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The Taj: A symbol of love or an abode of divinity?

The Taj: A symbol of love or an abode of divinity?

August 13, 2017

Taj Mahal, the 17th-century architectural marvel, one of the seven wonders of the modern world, visited by millions of tourists, is caught up in a new controversy. Is it actually a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the Hindu trinity?

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Yogi Adityanath waives off farm loans of INR 360 bn

Yogi Adityanath waives off farm loans of INR 360 bn

July 12, 2017

While India's farmer suicide stories don't make headlines too often, the Chief Minister of Indian State of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath's first budget has already grabbed eyeballs of the country and beyond. Keeping his electoral promises in mind, the UP CM announced a farm loan...

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Nitin Gadkari

Nitin Gadkari

June 1, 2017

With new projects in the pipeline and increasing support of the people, the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping is making consistent progress in India, says Gadkari. The minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping in India, Nitin Gadkari, talks to Bi...

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Four pocket-friendly wedding destinations in India

Four pocket-friendly wedding destinations in India

May 12, 2017

Destination weddings in India are sought after and affordable, providing the perfect platforms to get hitched amidst the colourful fusion of heritage and modern luxury.

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Ministry of Tourism includes new sites under PRASAD scheme

Ministry of Tourism includes new sites under PRASAD scheme

April 1, 2017

Government of India has launched the PRASAD (Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Augmentation Drive) scheme to identify and develop pilgrimage tourist destinations on the principles of high tourist visits, competitiveness and sustainability to enrich the religious tourism exper...

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Regional Connectivity

Regional Connectivity

March 23, 2017

One of the focus areas of the government has been to push air connectivity across the country, especially to Tier II and Tier III cities as India currently uses only a third of its 456 airports, government’s initiatives such as modernisation of airports, the introduction of reg...

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Holi 2017: Splash of Colours in Vrindavan

Holi 2017: Splash of Colours in Vrindavan

March 14, 2017

Holi, a celebration of colours, is a unique festival celebrated widely in India and among Indian diaspora abroad. A festival that marks the end of winter and onset of spring sees people embrace nature by submerging in colours. The festival also celebrates peace, happiness and tra...

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