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Activists oppose plans to make Goa a coal transport hub

Indian activists and politicians in the southwestern state of Goa, known globally for its pristine coastline and dense forests, are opposing a plan by...

Pilgrims visiting Gujarat’s Ambaji Temple get insurance cover

The world famous Ambaji Temple in North Gujarat's Banaskantha district has insured the pilgrims visiting the shrine against any natural calamity, including storm, cyclone and earthquake, for...

Bahrain royal team in season’s first Nepal Himalayan summit

A team of climbers including a Bahrain prince has completed the first summit of a Nepal Himalayan peak this season after being given permission...

Ancient Iraqi city of Babylon designated UNESCO World Heritage Site

The ancient city of Babylon, first referenced in a clay tablet from the 23rd century B.C., was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, after...

New international terminal ready at Vadodara airport

The construction of a new terminal for international flights at the civilian Airport in Harni, on the outskirts of Gujarat's second largest city of Vadodara has been...

Crisis-hit tourism industry pins hope on festive season

The tourism sector, crippled by the COVID-19 pandemic, hopes to see some businesses in the upcoming Durga puja and Diwali seasons with queries from...

Costa Rica converts island prison into tourist attraction

Despite the country's coronavirus lockdown, Costa Rica's island of San Lucas, a former penal colony with a dark history, has been newly converted into...

Locals enjoy rare calm at London museums

Getting close to the animated T-Rex at London's Natural History Museum normally requires long queues and sharp elbows. But today, only a handful of children...

Virus-hit Indian resort turns pool into fish farm

A luxury resort in southern India has turned its swimming pool into a fish farm to stop the business sinking amid the economic crisis...

Tradition drives tourism at China’s tropical island province

At the Bo’ao Yiling Life Care Center on China's island province of Hainan, a salubrious odor of herbal medicine pervades the warm tropical air....