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Taj Mahal and Gir National Park among 10 iconic places to be cleaned

The Indian Government has identified 10 iconic places with high number of visitors, including Taj Mahal and Vaishno Devi, to be cleaned on par...

India bans burning cow dung near yellowing Taj Mahal

INDIA has banned the burning of cow dung near the Taj Mahal amid fears the famed white-marbled mausoleum was turning yellow from air pollution,...

Cathay cancels Karachi flights as Pakistan reviews security

CATHAY Pacific Airways has cancelled all flights to the Pakistani city of Karachi from Bangkok following a Taliban raid on the country's busiest airport...

India announces new visa rules to boost tourism numbers

TOURISTS travelling to India from 43 countries including the US will no longer have to queue at their local consulates to obtain visas after...

Venice declares war on noisy suitcases

FAMED for the serene silence of its timeless nooks and crannies, Venice is about to get even quieter  by banning noisy suitcases on wheels. Residents...

AirAsia launches ‘Fly-Thru’ service at Hyderabad airport

MALAYSIAN no-frills airline AirAsia on Thursday  (December 4) launched a Fly-Thru service from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad to Kuala Lumpur, which...

Ladakh reels from tourist downturn

THE DEATHS of six foreign trekkers in devastating flash floods have dealt a major blow to the crucial tourist industry in India’s high-altitude adventure...

Tea, trains and tales from Darjeeling

DARJEELING, for many people, means tea, but the eponymous hill resort nestled in the Himalayas in India's northeast is also a gateway to spectacular...

Denmark’s Noma wins world’s best restaurant again

DANISH restaurant Noma in Copenhagen was crowned the world’s best restaurant for the second year in a row in an annual list, beating out...

Airbnb files for initial public offering

Home-sharing startup Airbnb on Wednesday said it has confidentially filed with US regulators for an initial public offering. The number of shares and price has...