Kochi, July 1: The Nehru Trophy boat race, held in Kerala's Alappuzha town, is a mix of sporting excellence and festive cheer. This year, it will take place on 8 August, Uttara Gangopadhyay reports.
New Delhi, June 30 : Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Tuesday launched a "Hand Baggage Only" fares.
Kolkata, Jun 30 : It is that time of the year when people head for holidays, mostly to sea beaches and now, increasingly, to cruises who can afford it. What to wear on the vacation is a dilemma. Fashion designers extend a helping hand to rise to the occasion. Pramita Bose checks out some collections
Jammu, June 29 : Ahead of the annual Amarnath Yatra, prohibitory orders have been imposed on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, the main route for the annual Hindu pilgrimage.
Bhubaneswar, June 29 : The Odisha government on Monday announced that a team of 280 doctors and 650 paramedics will be pressed into service during the Puri Rath Yatra.
Bhubaneswar, June 27 : The 1,205 km Ranchi-Vijayawada national highway passing through Maoist-affected areas of Odisha would be completed by March 2017, the authorities said on Saturday after a review meeting with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
Panaji, June 27 : The Maharaja Express - a luxury train operated by IRCTC - may operate on a new route from Delhi to Kerala next year to facilitate tourists to enjoy the beauty of the monsoon in southwest India, a minister said on Saturday.
Panaji, June 27 : Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said the decision on the bullet train project would be taken after examination of a feasibility study which is underway.
New Delhi, June 27 : In a major relief for fliers, the Aviation Ministry on Saturday rejected proposal by low-cost airlines to charge for check-in baggage.
New Delhi, June 26 : The capital has been recognised as one of the most reasonably priced cities in the world for a club sandwich and a full day of hotel dining, according to findings by hotels.com.
Gangtok, June 22 : A group 38 Indian pilgrims accompanied by five support staff on Monday crossed over into China through the Nathu La Pass from Sikkim as part of the ongoing Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.
Mumbai, June 20 : A travel portal that promises to facilitate spiritual tours and pilgrimages all over the country will be launched on International Yoga Day on Sunday.
New Delhi, June 19 : The Delhi Metro on Friday said it would begin train services from 4 a.m. and provide two special trains over the weekend in view of the International Day for Yoga being celebrated on June 21.
Gangtok, June 18 : The first batch of Indian pilgrims for the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra through the new Nathu La route was flagged off on Thursday by Sikkim Governor Shrinivas Patil and Chief Minister Pawan Chamling.
New Delhi, June 18 : Foodhall brings together the diverse and authentic flavours from the Far East in its ongoing Oriental Food Festival. The festival aims at serving delicacies filled with a variety of Oriental tastes that extends beyond the traditional Chinese and Thai food to Japanese, Vietnamese and South Korean dishes.
New Delhi, June 18 : Getting a visa for travel to United States is likely to take more time as the country's embassy is experiencing technical problems with their visa systems across the world.
Hyderabad, June 17 : In the midst of gleaming towers of software giants and five-star hotels in Hitec City here is a eatery unique in more ways than one - you can taste the dishes before ordering and then pay by weight at 50 paise per gram!
New Delhi, June 16 : Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurated wi-fi hotspot zone, which is created by BSNL, at Taj Mahal in Agra city on Tuesday.
Mathura/Vrindavan June 16 : As millions of pilgrims visit Brij Bhoomi on the auspicious occassion of "Adhik Maas" from June 17 to July 17, questions are being asked how many experts bodies would be good enough to manage developmental activities in Mathura.
Agra June 16 : Tourists visiting Taj Mahal will now be able to upload selfies or photographs clicked with their loved ones directly from the 17th century monument of love.
New Delhi, June 16 : From juices to margaritas, mojitos and daiquiris -- a twist of the king of fruits, the mango, is being used in myriad forms -- sliced, cube, slushed or even frozen -- in refreshing summer cocktails readily being stirred and shaken at pubs, bars and eateries.
Bengaluru, June 15 : Tata Sons-Singapore Airlines joint venture's full-service carrier Vistara will connect Bengaluru with New Delhi and Mumbai from Tuesday, a company official said on Monday.
Kolkata, June 15 : Bengaluru-based chartered air carrier Sprit Airlines on Monday said it has commenced flight operations in Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport (KNIA) in West Bengal's Durgapur.
Panaji, June 15 : A fortnight after two women working as escorts offering sexual services were gang-raped by five men posing as clients, an NGO has compiled a list of 100 websites offering escort services in Goa.
Bengaluru, June 14 : Low-cost carrier Air Pegasus will begin flying from here to Tamil Nadu's Madurai from June 26, spreading its footprint to the fourth city across south India in its venture to provide direct air connectivity to tier-two cities.
New Delhi, June 13 : Air India on Saturday denied reports that a lizard was found in the meal served by the national carrier in a London-bound flight on Thursday.
New Delhi, June 12 : The railway ministry said on Friday that Suvidha trains with dynamic fares will be introduced in July address the rush during peak travel seasons.
New Delhi, June 11 : The first batch of Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims - who will travel through the new Nathu La Pass route - was on Thursday flagged off by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
Kolkata, June 9 : Metro Railway, Kolkata has arranged for quite a number of amenities for the senior citizens.
Bengaluru, June 9 : Automatic ticket vending machines (ATVM), station navigation kiosks and medical camps were among a slew of initiatives taken by South Western Railway (SWR) as part of the customer facilitation fortnight, an official said on Tuesday.
New Delhi, June 9 : To further consolidate its passenger load factor, national carrier Air India on Tuesday launched a 'Monsoon' bonanza scheme with tickets starting from Rs.1,777 all inclusive.
Bengaluru, June 9 : British Airways (BA) has doubled the baggage allowance for students travelling from India to study in Britain, Europe, the US or Canada, Britain's flag carrier airline said on Tuesday.
New Delhi, June 8 : Private carrier Jet Airways on Monday offered a 25 percent discount in its business class fares on its domestic network on tickets booked between June 8 and 10.
Mumbai, June 8 : Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, on Monday introduced "The Great Premiere Experience" on its domestic flights for Premiere travel.
Dhaka, June 7 : India has agreed to consider Bangladesh's proposal to introduce the second Maitree express between Khulna and Kolkata in addition to the existing train service.
Bengaluru/Kadapa (Andhra Pradesh), June 7 : Kadapa city in the backward Rayalseema region of Andhra Pradesh went on the air map of the country when low-cost carrier Air Pegasus on Sunday flew in the inaugural flight from Karnataka capital of Bengaluru.
Guwahati, June 6 : Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Dhaka-Kolkata and Dhaka-Guwahati bus services in Dhaka, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday flagged off the Guwahati-Dhaka service at the inter-state bus terminus here.
Lucknow, June 6 : The Uttar Pradesh government has allowed plying of e-rickshaws in five cities in the state, an official said on Saturday.
Kolkata, June 5 : Daiwik Hotels Shirdi, the second property from Kolkata-based Daiwik Hotels, has launched an 'Special Holiday Packages' for the holiday season at Shirdi beginning from May to October, 2015.
Kolkata, June 4 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday officially flagged off the Kolkata-Dhaka-Agartala bus service from state's main administrative building Nabanna in Kolkata.
Guwahati, June 4 : AirAsia India on Thursday announced the addition of Imphal to its network of destinations.
Kolkata, June 4 : Emirates Skywards, the award winning frequent flyer programme, will celebrated its 15th anniversary this year by giving 15 lucky members the chance to win one million Skywards Miles each.
Mumbai, June 4 : Earth Plate, the multi-cuisine restaurant at Hotel Sahara Star has announced a flat 50pc discount on their early buffet dinner meal.
Agartala, June 3 : Three buses belonging to the Bangladesh, West Bengal and Tripura governments left for Kolkata from here on Wednesday amidst singing of songs to reinforce ties between India and Bangladesh.
Kolkata, June 1 : Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bangladesh this week, the Kolkata-Agartala bus service via Dhaka was started from Kolkata on Monday.
Mumbai, June 1 : Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, on Monday announced a special four day offer on international flights for Premiere and Economy travel.
Kolkata, June 1 : To cope with the rush of passengers, Eastern Railway will run a summer special weekly train between Howrah and Ramnagar in Uttarakhand from June 5 to June 28,
New Delhi, June 1 : Services between the Central Secretariat and Mandi House stations would run on single line for one hour on Tuesday to facilitate inspection of the Mandi House-Income Tax Office (ITO) section, Delhi Metro official said on Monday.
Kathmandu, June 1 : Over 25,000 foreign tourists planning to visit Kailash Mansarovar through Nepal were forced to change their itinerary after the Chinese government shut down all border points in Tibet citing the recent earthquakes in the Himalayan nation, media reported on Monday.
Kolkata/Agartala, June 1 : The trial run to start a Kolkata-Dhaka-Agartala bus service began on Monday.
New Delhi, June 1 : Popular anchors and food aficionados Rocky and Mayur have been roped in by consumer internet company Askme, to generate video reviews for 1000 places to eat in India.
Agra, May 31 : Decks have been cleared for the launch of India's first semi-high speed train Gatiman Express that will run between Delhi and Agra at a speed of 160 km per hour and will complete the 210-km journey in just around one-and-half hours.
Bengaluru, May 31 : Air Pegasus will fly daily to Kadapa in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh from Bengaluru from June 7, the new low-cost private carrier said on Sunday.
Agartala, May 29 : The trial run of a bus service between Agartala and Kolkata via Bangladesh that would reduce the journey by over 1,000 km will be held on June 1-3, a minister said here on Friday.
Mumbai, May 27 : Jet Airways, an international airline, has announced the launch of 'the million sale' where a million seats would be on offer for a flat discount of 25pc .
Dehradun, May 26 : Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday requested Civil Aviation Minister P Ashok Gajapati Raju to start air services from Chandigarh and Amritsar to Dehradun on an urgent basis considering the Hemkund Sahib Yatra, slated to start from June 1.
Rome, May 25 : A unique interplay of verse and drawings will bring the spirit of Delhi's landmark sites, old and new, to Italians in a unique exhibition set to begin here early next month.
Panaji, May 23 : Tourists desirous of getting a bird's eyeview of Goa's breathtaking natural beauty can look forward to a thrilling experience as the state is set to launch a seaplane facility in August this year.
New Delhi, May 22 : On the occasion of completing 10 years in operation, budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Friday announced a 'Happy Birthday to Us' flash sale offering a 10 percent discount on select flights.
New Delhi, May 22 : To facilitate boarding and alighting of ladies from the same coach and avoid inconvenience to women passengers travelling on Line 1 (Dilshad Garden to Rithala), the Delhi Metro from Saturday has decided to change the locations of the ladies coach, an official statement said on Friday.