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New railway timetable to come into effect from today

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(PTI) The Indian Railways is going to implement its new timetable from July 1, 2019. Northern Railway (NR) has reshuffled the timings of around 267 trains, it said, adding that the new timetable would come into effect from today. The zone has introduced two new Tejas Express trains on the New Delhi-Chandigarh-New Delhi and the […]

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Amarnath shrine board launches mobile app to help yatris

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(PTI) Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) has introduced a new mobile-based application for pilgrims intending to undertake the annual pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, an official said. “The app is designed and developed by the National e-Governance Division (NeGD) of the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeITY),” a SASB […]

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Chip-enabled e-passports on External Affairs Ministry’s radar

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(PTI) The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has proposed manufacture of e-passports on priority so that the travel document with advanced security features can be rolled out in the near future. Dr. S Jaishankar, Union Minister of External Affairs said this on the sidelines of the seventh Passport Seva Divas. He said that the ministry […]

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ASI to install Jaya-Vijay statues at Shree Jagannath temple in Puri

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(PTI) The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) plans to install statues of Jaya-Vijay at the Lions Gate of Shree Jagannath temple in Puri on June 16 and take up the repair work of the 12th Century shrine during the annual Rath Jatra starting from July 4, said officials. Of the pair of statues of Jaya-Vijay, […]

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Heavy influx of tourists chokes roads in Uttarakhand

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(PTI) With people thronging cooler areas for respite from the heatwave, traffic jams are being witnessed on several routes in Uttarakhand. Owing to traffic jams, the commuting time from Haridwar to the four Himalayan shrines (Char Dham) in Garhwal has doubled. It is taking almost 18 hours to reach Badrinath from Haridwar, an official in […]

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Casinos important for Goa tourism: Goa CM Pramod Sawant

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(PTI) Casinos are important for the tourism profile of Goa and cannot be written off, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said recently. He was speaking to reporters after attending a meeting of the state tourism department. “There are a few tourists who come to Goa to play in the casinos. They are important from the tourism […]

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Prahlad Singh Patel assumes charge as Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism

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Prahlad Singh Patel assumed the charge as the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India in New Delhi today. The five-time MP represents Damoh Lok Sabha Constituency in Madhya Pradesh. He has previously been member of several Parliamentary Committees in the 16th Lok Sabha. The 59 year old Minister takes […]

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Two new yoga apps to be launched on International Yoga Day

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Photo caption: (C) Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice-Chairman NITI Aayog releasing the publication at the inauguration of Yoga Mahotsav in New Delhi on June 1, 2019. Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge), and Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH along with other dignitaries. The Ministry of AYUSH plans to launch two […]

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Know the new Tourism & Culture Minister – Prahlad Singh Patel

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59-year-old Prahlad Singh Patel has been allocated the portfolio of Minister of State for Culture & Tourism (Independent Charge) under the new cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Born on June 28, 1960 in Gotegaon Nagar of Narsinghpur district, he hails from Damoh in Madhya Pradesh, India. Patel has qualified B.Sc. Education of Adarsh […]

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Jyotsna Suri outlines 14 point agenda to make India a tourism superpower

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Dr. Jyotsna Suri India has emerged as tourism powerhouse over the recent years and is the eighth largest country in terms of contribution to travel and tourism GDP. In 2018, the sector generated USD 247.3 billion (INR 16.91 trillion) and was the source of livelihood generation for 42.7 million people. Foreign Tourist Arrivals crossed the […]

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