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Turning travelers into champions of tomorrow

U.S., March 31 -- In what feels the blink of an eye, 2017 nears the end of its first quarter. Businesses worldwide are busy keeping their heads down to meet targets, deliver results, and protect competitiveness. The focus on the numbers can so easily eclipse the need to keep the future close in one's sights.

However, as leaders in the global Travel & Tourism (T&T) industry know all too well, the value of T&T is measured far beyond the bottom lin... Read More


IHM building remained incomplete for more than 8 yrs, says CAG report

Raipur, March 31 -- A building construction executed by Chhattisgarh's Tourism Department at a cost of Rs18.90 crore remained incomplete for more than eight years and there was also recoverable payment of escalation of Rs61.97 lakh and unproductive expenditure of Rs3.72 crore on idle staff, CAG has observed.

The Union Ministry of Tourism accorded in December 2006 administrative and financial approval of Rs13.09 crore for construction of Institut... Read More


Vijay Goel: Property tax exemption row politically motivated

New Delhi, March 31 -- Union Minister Vijay Goel on Thursday said the controversy being raked up over his family owned heritage building in Old Delhi is politically motivated and intended to divert the attention of the people from the failures of the Kejriwal Government.

"Instead of raising irrelevant issues the Arvind Kejriwal Government should speak on the Rs 97 crore advertising scam in which it has been asked to refund the Government money,"... Read More


Standard Chartered inaugurates flagship branch in Ctg

Dhaka, March 31 -- Standard Chartered Bank has inaugurated its new Chittagong flagship branch at 1 Shahid Abdul Halim Road, East Nasirabad,Chittagong recently.

Abrar A. Anwar, CEO, Standard Chartered Bangladehsh, formally Inaugurated the Branch by cutting ribbon and said, "Chittagong, our historic base and an important part of our heritage, has always been a vital element of our presence in Bangladesh. It has been an honour for us to be a part o... Read More


Community college organizes one day national seminar at BGSBU

rajouri, March 30 -- A one day national seminar on 'Tourism & Sustainable Development was organised by the University Grant Commission (UGC) funded Community College at BGSBU.

The event was organised by Nodal Officer Kafeel Ahmed, Assistant Professor Community College and the function was held at School of Management Studies.

"The objective of the seminar was to acquaint scholars from both academia & industry about the concept of Sustainable To... Read More


Houseful for last day, last show as Delhi's Regal bids farewell

New Delhi, March 30 -- For the past 10 years, Regal cinema had been struggling to get audiences. The last two shows in its present avatar are, however, set to draw a houseful. Over 80% tickets have been booked over the last two days for the screening of Raj Kapoor's Mera Naam Joker and Sangam. Owners said the shows are expected to be fully booked by evening.

The 85-year-old iconic cinema in Delhi will close on March 30 and will return as a multi... Read More


Galaxy S8 and S8+ set to launch on 5 May in SA

Midrand, March 30 -- The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are set to launch on May 5 in South Africa with a recommended retail price of R15,499, while the Galaxy S8+ is priced at R17,499.

Samsung South Africa said its dealer partners have opened pre-registration campaigns and pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+.

"The Galaxy S8 will be available starting on 5 May 2017 and will be offered in a rich color palette including Midnight Black, Orchid Gray an... Read More


Antiquities destroyed in Bihar's Mandar hills ropeway project

India, March 30 -- A team of archaeologists from Bihar and Santiniketan-based Viswa Bharati University in neighbouring West Bengal has raised concerns over the government ropeway construction project atop Mandar hills, in Banka district, where artifacts of 11-12 century AD were found.

The team has asked the district administration not to use in ropeway construction work ancient pillars and stone slabs, lest the archaeological remains will be des... Read More


Youth League vows to physically disrupt funeral attacks against Zuma

Midrand, March 30 -- The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) says it will tackle head-on, anybody who uses funerals to attack President Jacob Zuma and has vowed to physically disrupt such attempts in the future.

This after the funeral of Anti-apartheid stalwart Ahmed Kathrada turned into an occasion where anti-Zuma sentiment was on display.

Former President Kgalema Motlanthe quoted an open letter from the late Kathrada in which he ca... Read More


Africans in Mumbai say they feel safe

Mumbai, March 30 -- Citizens from African countries are wary after recent attacks on members of the community in Greater Noida in Delhi.

Although most of the Africans HT spoke to Mumbai said they felt safe in city, they said they are cautious.

"Mumbai is not known for its violence. It is the reason I keep coming here every time I come to the country for work or tour. But now, it is better to be wary than sorry," said Lualua Olongo, adding, "I a... Read More