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Sonakshi Sinha has a weird wish

Dhaka, Jan. 23 -- Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha, who became a muse for designer Monisha Jaisingh's Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017 show, says she would love to do an

underwater fashion show someday.

"There are so many things I still want to achieve. As for walking on the ramp, I am a water baby and love swimming, so why not do an

underwater fashion show,"

Sonakshi said on Friday.

With the Arabian Sea as the

backdrop, the show was o... Read More


Spaniard holds interactive session with school students in Kohora

KAZIRANGA, Jan. 22 -- With an aim to give an exposure to the students of Kaziranga about the world scenario, especially in the European nations, an interactive session was held at Rising Sun English School, Kohora on January 20. The session was presided over by Deni Gam, an official of Assam Tourism at Kaziranga. It was conducted and anchored by Henrike from Spain who outlined almost all the topics having international relevance including the soc... Read More


Tourists stay away from valley as officials expect a windfall

Srinagar, Jan. 22 -- 22: Snow covered trees, empty hotels, the streets are silent, only a few tourists were visible, people who are concerned with the tourism business were hoping a windfall in the picturesque and world famous tourist place, Pahalgam , but they claimed the long six months of unrest that crippled down their business. As this year, valley experienced big spell of snowfalls, the hoteliers and shopkeepers are still hopeless as youris... Read More


Celebrating good health

New Delhi, Jan. 22 -- In 2013, at the Global Wellness Tourism Congress held in Delhi, a study by an American non-profit research institute predicted that "more than half of the growth in wellness tourism trips in 2017 will take place in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa."

"Holistic healing and fitness is the new trend. People equate the health of the mind with the health of the body," says Luke Coutinho, nutritionist and phys... Read More


Unprecedented Snowfall for Kashmir, Rainfall for Jammu: MeT

Jammu, Jan. 22 -- Srinagar, Jan 22 (KNS): The Meteorological department has forecasted unprecedented snowfall and rainfall from 24th Jan in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Director of Meteorological department Kashmir Sonam Lotus told KNS that, from 24 of this month we are expecting a good spell snowfall in Kashmir and heavy rainfall for Jammu rejoin.

"We are expecting a heavy snowfall from 24 of Jan in Kashmir valley and rainfall for Jammu region, incl... Read More


JK Tourism Snowshoe championship held at Gulmarg

Jammu, Jan. 22 -- Srinagar, Jan 22 (KNS): Snowshoe Federation of India and Department of Tourism, Kashmir organized JK Tourism SnowShoe championship at Gulmarg, on Sunday.

The newly introduced tourism specific sports activity that was introduced in Kashmir last season was flagged off by MLA Tangmarg, Mohammad Abbas Wani along with Director Tourism Kashmir Mahmood Ahmad Shah. Among others present on the occasion were Assistant Director Tourism, D... Read More


Dr. Shahid Iqbal headed for UN assignment

Jammu, Jan. 22 -- Srinagar, Jan 22 (KNS): Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, will head the UN assignment, to work as a Consultant with the world body on the "Electoral Systems in Emerging Democracies". He will move to UN headquarter New York in April 2017.

Shahid is an IAS officer of J&K cadre 2009 batch. During this assignment He will be extensively travelling across the globe during his tenure with the UN and his field assignments include East Timor a... Read More


Madurai readies for traditional bull-taming sport Jallikattu

Chennai, Jan. 22 -- Armed with an ordinance, Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam will participate in bull-taming sport Jallikattu at Alanganallur in Madurai on Sunday morning.

Shortly after governor Vidyasagar Rao gave his consent, the state government promulgated the ordinance to amend the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act ,1960, facilitating Jallikattu.

According to a press statement issued by the Raj Bhavan late on Saturday night, t... Read More


Parl panel asks Railways to fill vacancies of Independent Directors in IRCTC Board

New Delhi, Jan. 22 -- A Parliamentary Committee on Public Undertakings has pulled up the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), for not having a single Independent Director on their Board.

The panel said that since July 19, 2015, not a single Independent Director was in the Board, and it was a "gross violation of the Companies Act and principles of Corporate Governance".

Showing displeasure, the panel said that although the... Read More


Local tours hold holidayers back for Republic Day weekend

Mumbai, Jan. 22 -- Andheri resident Pankaj Dogra is among the several young professionals who have planned a small vacation starting January 26 (Republic Day). But unlike his other trips, this one does not entail much travelling and will be without bags. The 32-year-old techie will kick off his holiday at the Mike Posner acoustic concert in Mumbai. For the rest of the weekend he has signed up for a nature trail in Goregaon and a culinary workshop... Read More