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Delhi Metro services affected after OHE wire breaks down

New Delhi, Sep 02 : Metro Services of Line 3/4 (Dwarka Sec-21 to Noida City Centre/Vaishali) were affected today for about an hour when a portion of the OHE (Over Head Electricity) wire broke down between Janakpuri West and Uttam Nagar East station of the line going towards Dwarka.


Spicejet offers Rs.499 one-way fares

New Delhi, Sep 1 : Budget carrier SpiceJet Monday launched another promotional scheme by offering discounted one-way fares for domestic destinations at Rs.499, including fuel surcharge but excluding applicable statutory taxes and fees.


Russian-Ukraine conflict won't hit India tourism: Minister

Panaji, Aug 31 : The ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine may not have much effect on tourists coming from those countries, union Tourism Minister Shripad Yesso Naik said here Sunday.


Goa's biggest Catholic feast in tourism ministry calendar

Panaji, Aug 31 : The Exposition of Spanish saint St. Francis Xavier, Goa's grandest religious event for this year, will feature in the central tourism ministry's calendar of events, central Minister for Tourism and Culture Shripad Naik said Sunday.


Turkish Cargo launches freighter service on Hyderabad-Istanbul route

Hyderabad, Aug 28 : Turkish Cargo has commenced its operations between Istanbul and Hyderabad with the first cargo flight landing at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) here Thursday.


Indian airports need to be further developed

New Delhi, Aug 28 : The Airports Council International (ACI) Thursday said India last year witnessed passenger traffic growth of 6.2 percent and the Indian airports sector needs to be prepared to handle increased passenger numbers and more cargo in the coming years.


Kerala Tourism inks MoU with GoAir

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 28 : The Kerala Tourism Thursday inked an MoU with budget air-carrier GoAir, which has agreed to offer exclusive discounted fares to tourists visiting the state.


South Africa safe for visitors, says its airline

Bangalore, Aug 28 : South Africa is safe for all visitors planning to fly into the country, as the risk of being affected by the dreaded Ebola diseases is low, an official of its state-run airline said here Wednesday.


Air Mauritius may increase frequency from Chennai, Bangalore

Chennai, Aug 27 : With the growing number of Indians visiting Mauritius, the island nation's airline Air Mauritius plans to increase its flight frequency out of Chennai and Bangalore, a senior official said Wednesday.


Domestic passenger traffic up 7.19 percent

New Delhi, Aug 26 : Domestic air passenger traffic increased by 7.19 percent in July to 52.16 lakh passengers - up from 48.66 lakh ferried in the corresponding month last year.


Abu Dhabi to attract more Indian tourists

Abu Dhabi, Aug 26 : With Indian visitors emerging as the largest number of international hotel guests in the United Arab Emirates over the past year, Abu Dhabi's tourism industry has launched a five-city road show in India aimed at keeping the destination foremost in the minds of Indians travelling abroad.


'Tourism development shouldn't exploit environment'

New Delhi, Aug 26 : The government Tuesday urged all stakeholders in the tourism industry to ensure that tourism development shouldn't come at the cost of "over-exploiting" natural resources for short-term gains.


SpiceJet offers new passenger scheme

New Delhi, Aug 25 : To lure more passengers in the upcoming festive season, budget passenger carrier SpiceJet Monday launched its new sales scheme starting at Rs.1,888 (all inclusive).


Tourism ministry simplifies hotel classification procedure

New Delhi, Aug 22 : The government Friday said hotel classification and reclassification procedure has been simplified to reduce red-tapism and accelerate the process of giving clearances and licences to hotels.


Resolution to improve tourism sector adopted

New Delhi, Aug 21 : Creating a safe environment for tourists and focusing on cleanliness were two of the many areas that states and union territories Thursday agreed to work upon at a conference here Thursday.


First commercial seaplane operations to start Aug 25

Mumbai, Aug 21 : Transportation service provider Maritime Energy Heli Air Services Thursday said the first commercial flight of its seaplane service will be operated from Mumbai to Pawana dam (Lonavala) from Aug 25


Domestic passenger traffic up 7.19 percent

New Delhi, Aug 20 : Domestic air passenger traffic increased by 7.19 percent in July to 52.16 lakh passengers - up from 48.66 lakh ferried in the corresponding month last year.


SpiceJet was second largest passenger carrier in July

Gurgaon, Aug 20 : Budget airline SpiceJet Wednesday reported that its domestic market share has increased to 21 percent in July 2014, taking its ranking to the second largest passenger carrier.


When call of the hills became a driving nightmare

By Jaideep Sarin, Chandigarh, Aug 19 : What was meant to be a fun trip for hundreds of weekend tourists from the region to the hills of neighbouring Himachal Pradesh turned out to be a nightmarish driving experience over the weekend for many with traffic jams, landslides and other hold-ups forcing people to spend long hours for journeys of less than 100 kilometres.


10194 passengers screened for Ebola at Indian airports since Aug.10

New Delhi, Aug.18 : About 10194 passengers have been screened at various airports across India for the Ebola Virus since August 10.


Delhi Metro services to start 4.30 a.m. Friday

New Delhi, Aug 14 : Delhi Metro said Thursday it will start services at 4.30 a.m. Friday to facilitate the movement of people on Independence Day.


Agra readies for tourist surge in extended weekend

Agra, Aug 14 : With an extended weekend beginning Friday, Agra hotels are expecting a major tourist influx. Some hotels have already displayed housefull boards.


International airlines doling out offers to attract Indian flyers

New Delhi, Aug 13 : Global airline majors are doling out low fares and promotional offers to attract Indian flyers in the festive season.


AirAsia India to discount travel by 20 percent

New Delhi, Aug 13 : Budget carrier AirAsia India Wednesday launched an offer giving 20 percent discount on all seats on all flights booked between Bangalore and Chennai, Kochi, Goa and vice versa.


SpiceJet starts Kolkata-Bagdogra-Kathmandu flight

Kolkata, Aug 13 : Budget carrier SpiceJet Wednesday inaugurated its first flight connecting Kolkata-Bagdogra-Kathmandu at a promotional offer of just Rs.99.


Now book online taxi service from Howrah

Kolkata, Aug 13 : The taxi service from the bustling Howrah station in West Bengal has been made easy by installing radio-frequency identification devices and allowing online booking.


No parking at Delhi Metro stations Aug 14-15

New Delhi, Aug 12 : In view of security measures for Independence Day, parking will be prohibited at Delhi Metro stations from 6 a.m. Aug 14 till 2 p.m. Aug 15, though services will be normal.


Tata's Vistara airline to fly in October

New Delhi, Aug 11 : Tata's full-service airline joint venture with Singapore Airlines will commence operations in October under the brand 'Vistara', which means limitless expanse in Indian's ancient Sanskrit language.


Extra Metro trips on Raksha Bandhan, eve

New Delhi, Aug 8 : In view of high ridership observed on the eve of Raksha Bandhan and the day itself for the past few years, the Delhi Metro will run extra train trips Aug 9 and 10, a statement said Friday.


New Mexican grill to woo Delhiites taste buds

New Delhi, Aug 8 : Mexican delights are here, take a bite! MexitUp has come up with a fresh menu dominated by grilled Mexican dishes to woo food lovers' taste buds.


Six passengers injured in Bihar train robbery

Patna, Aug 8 : Robbers injured six people and looted cash and valuables at gun point from passengers aboard a train in Bihar's Jamui district, police said Friday.


New tourism brand for Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli unveiled

New Delhi, Aug 7 : With an aim to boost tourism in the two Union Territories (UT) of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, a new tourism logo was unveiled yesterday by Union Tourism Minister Shripad Yesso Naik .


E-toll plazas across India by 2015

New Delhi, Aug 7 : Electronic toll plazas will come up across India by 2015, the Lok Sabha was informed Thursday.


India passenger traffic increases by 4.2 percent: IATA

New Delhi, Aug 6 : India's domestic passenger traffic grew by 4.2 percent in June as compared to the corresponding period of last year, aviation body International Air Transport Association (IATA) said Wednesday.


Russians top Goa's tourist arrivals in 2014

Panaji, Aug 5 : Over 79,000 Russian tourists landed in Goa in the first half of 2014, followed by the British (70,351), according to statistics tabled in the state legislative assembly Tuesday.


Surge of foreign tourists in north east

New Delhi, Aug 5 : India's northeastern states saw a surge of foreign tourists in 2013 registering a growth of 27.9 percent over 2012, an official statement said Tuesday.


India, Seychelles to boost tourism

New Delhi, Aug 5 : India and Seychelles have agreed to create a forum of tour operators and have deliberated on the possibility of direct flights to promote trade and tourism between the two nations, an official statement said Tuesday.


Visit to Dalai Lama's abode is tourists' nightmare

By Vishal Gulati, Mcleodganj (Himachal Pradesh), Aug 5 : The road to Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama's abode passes through hell.


Of Goa's hundreds of massage parlours, only one is legal

Panaji, Aug 4 : There is only one legally valid massage parlour operating in Goa, Health Minister Laxmikant Parsenkar said Monday.


Alliance Air resumes Shillong, Tezpur, Lilabari services

Shillong, Aug 1 : Alliance Air Friday resumed its services between Kolkata and Shillong besides Tezpur and Lilabari in Assam, an official said Friday.


Bhitarkanika park opens for visitors

Bhubaneswar, Aug 1 : The Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha which was closed for three months to facilitate crocodile breeding and nesting reopened for visitors Friday, an official said.


A taste of global cuisine in desi style (Foodie Trail New Delhi)

By Radhika Bhirani, New Delhi, Aug 1 : What if your tart is filled with kesar phirni? Or your pasta is served in spiced makhani gravy? And fish in plum sauce? Sample these unique concoctions - a fusion of eastern and western delicacies, each with a distinct desi twist, at a forthcoming food fest in the capital.


Lucknow-New Delhi double-decker train soon

Lucknow, Aug 1 : A double-decker train will ply between the state capital and New Delhi from September this year after trial runs are held in August, an official said Friday.


Increase in tourists bad for Olive Ridley: Goa minister

Panaji, July 31 : Increase in the number of tourists is one of the reasons which has led to decline in the numbers of the endangered Olive Ridley turtle arriving on the beaches of Goa, Forest Minister Alina Saldanha said Thursday.


Indians no longer need visa to visit Reunion island

New Delhi, July 29 : Indians now do not need a visa to visit the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean for stays up to 15 days, French Ambassador to India Francois Richier said Tuesday.


SpiceJet directed to refund passengers

New Delhi, July 28 : The aviation regulator Monday directed budget passenger airlines SpiceJet to immediately refund the passengers of a Mumbai-Delhi flight which was delayed for five hours last month.


Kimonos, jelly sandals must have for your holiday wardrobe

London, July 28 : If you are packing your bags for your next holiday, add different shades of jelly sandals and kimonos as they will not only keep you comfortable, but will also add glamour to your wardrobe.


Holiday must-have: embellished sandals

London, July 26 : If you're heading for a holiday, a pair of embellished sandals should definitely be packed in your suitcase.


International flights allowed from Chandigarh

Chandigarh, July 25 : The defence ministry has cleared a proposal to allow international flights from Chandigarh airport, the Punjab government announced Friday.


DMRC slashes 40pc fares on Airport Express Line

New Delhi, July 24 : Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has slashed fares on Airport Express Line by 40 per cent. The rates were revised earlier this month and will take effect from today.


AirAsia India to fly to Jaipur and Chandigarh

New Delhi, July 24 : Budget passenger carrier AirAsia India Thursday said it will start its operations in North India from Sep 5 next with flights to Jaipur and Chandigarh.


Jet, Etihad Airways offer special passenger fare

New Delhi, July 24 : Domestic airline company Jet Airways and its Abu Dhabi-based partner Etihad Airways Thursday started a 72-hour joint special fare offer.


AirAsia to connect Bangalore with Jaipur, Chandigarh for Rs.1,999

Chennai, July 24 : Low cost airline AirAsia (India) will connect Bangalore with Chandigarh and Jaipur this September for around Rs.1,999 and ticket bookings will open soon, a top company official said Thursday.


Car Nicobar connected by air

Car Nicobar, July 24 : A long cherished dream of the people of the southern group of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, especially Car Nicobar, was fulfilled Thursday as India established air connectivity with this remote part of the country.


Flynas to operate Jeddah-Hyderabad flights from August

Hyderabad, July 24 : Flynas, a low-cost airline from Saudi Arabia, has announced it will operate its first services to India beginning next month with two weekly flights each from Jeddah to Hyderabad and Jeddah to Kozhikode.


For Emirates, Kerala leads rest of India in flights

Thiruvananthapuram, July 24 : With the latest bilaterals now in force, Emirates is operating 37 flights every week into Kerala, the highest among all states in the country, said a top airline official.


Virtual walking tour for android phones launched

New Delhi, July 23 : A mobile application that makes travel hassle-free for tourists in a new city in India is now available on android phones.


SpiceJet announces extra flights for limited period

Hyderabad, July 23 : Low-cost airline SpiceJet Wednesday announced the introduction of new flights serving Delhi-Hyderabad, Delhi-Tirupati via Hyderabad, and Delhi-Bangalore from Aug 15 to Sep 8.


Airport Metro's reduced fares effective from Thursday

New Delhi, July 23 : Fares on the Delhi Metro's Airport Express line that were reduced by up to 40 percent will be effective July 24, Metro authorities said Wednesday.


Online visa for Indians travelling to Bahrain

New Delhi, July 23 : Indians travelling to Bahrain will be able to apply for electronic visas from October this year under new visa rules announced in the Gulf country.


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