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Govt to reward travellers visiting 15 tourist spots a year: Minister

"Tourism Ministry will fund the travel expenses of tourists who visit 15 destinations in the country in a year and submit the photos to our website," Union Minister Prahlad Singh Patel said.

Tourism not hit due to CAA or Article 370: Union Minister Prahlad Singh Patel

"We will take complete responsibility if some untoward incident...

China bookings hit amidst Coronavirus outbreak

“We are getting cancellations from business travellers. This is not the season for leisure tra...

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  • Despite the new e-cigarette prohibition law excluding personal use, e-cigarette users are reporting seizures of their devices at airports across the country after the civil aviation ministry issued an ambiguous circular, according to the Association of Vapers India.

    Net-net, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) were sellers of domestic stocks to the tune of Rs 176 crore on Wednesday, data available with NSE suggested. DIIs were net sellers to the tune of Rs 326 crore, data suggests.

    ET had reported in its edition dated August 6 that the tourism ministry had submitted a plan to the prime minister’s office to encourage more overseas visitors to come to India following a muted growth in inbound tourist numbers in the first half of this year.

    “We believe that it was purely an internal matter...which was conducted within the purview of the Indian Constitution. No outside power should have any role in this process,” said Maldives foreign minister Abdullah Shahid. Maldives was the first country to support India’s decision on Article 370.

    The commercial run of the train will start from January 19, 2020 from Ahmedabad, the railways said.The first such train, the Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express, has been running since last year.

    "Rohtang Tunnel, connecting Manali in Himachal Pradesh to Leh in Ladakh, will now be known as Atal Tunnel. This strategic tunnel will change the fortunes of this region. It will help in promoting tourism in the region," he said. The historic decision to build the tunnel below the Rohtang Pass was taken in 2000 when Vajpayee was the prime minister.

    Norov said that e-commerce provides opportunities for companies to expand their markets, scale up their businesses, reduce transaction cost through economies of scale and more efficient use of capital, as well as to create new jobs.

    Speaking at an industry interaction, ‘Enhancing Indian Industry’s Engagement with SCO’organised by FICCI, Norov said, “The time has come for purposeful and active action for development of e-commerce in our countries.” Norov is on five day visit to India to host series of meetings besides participating in Raisina Dialogue.

    Educationists and marketing pundits concur that expressing dissent on campuses by students through protests is normal, and acceptable. However, some caution when protests stretch too long and send the functioning of an institute into a tailspin, it can potentially impact the reputation of the institute.

    A CAG report said the state tourism department had awarded a contract to a Delhi-based consultancy firm before getting approval of the project from the Centre and extended "undue benefit" to the company.

    The combination of Yediyurappa cancelling his Delhi trip and tourism minister CT Ravi stating that the ministry expansion is unlikely before the Delhi Assembly polls (Feb 8) has added to the intrigue. “If what Ravi said is true, then it is totally unreasonable.

    The Coal Ministry will set up 'Sustainable Development Cell' (SDC). The SDC will advise, mentor, plan and monitor mitigation measures taken by coal companies for maximising utilisation of available resources in a sustainable way, minimising adverse impact of mining and mitigating it for further ecosystem services, and will act as nodal point at Ministry.

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