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35 pc growth in spiritual tourism in India, says Thomas Cook

35 pc growth in spiritual tourism in India, says Thomas Cook

June 2, 2022

 Two years ago when Covid-19 pandemic took over the country unannounced, it brought along unprecedented hardships and challenges to the people. This led people to lean more towards spiritual solace to seek relief which in turn led to a boom in the spiritual tourism. Thomas Cook ...

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Different shades of Holi in India

Different shades of Holi in India

March 18, 2022

Like many other festivals across the world, Holi, too, marks the triumph of good over evil. People play with colours, water, flowers and more. Everyone, be it a child or an adult, smears colour on each other. Youngsters seek blessings from their elders by applying colour on their...

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Tourists flock to Kashi Vishwanath Corridor

Tourists flock to Kashi Vishwanath Corridor

January 13, 2022

Varanasi or Banaras is one of the oldest living cities in the world and is amongst the most important pilgrimages for devout Hindus. The city also figures prominently in various Hindu spiritual texts and of course in the mythology. Thus, it has for long attracted a lot of visitor...

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Explore different faces of Ramlila

Explore different faces of Ramlila

October 7, 2021

Ramayana, India’s best-known historical epic, tells the tale of the Indian Prince Lord Ram, whose wife Sita is stolen from him by the ten-headed demon King Ravana and taken to his mountain kingdom. Aided by his brother Lakshman and the loyal monkey god Hanuman, Ram eventually r...

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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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