Uttarakhand Tourism Minister Amrita Rawat and Lok Sabha MP Satpal Maharaj, who were to make an aerial survey of rain-ravaged areas in Uttarakhand today could not fly because of bad weather. Rawat said the chopper had to return as the weather is bad and there is no visibility "There is fog everywhere. There is no visibility and so they (pilots) have brought us back. If there is improvement in ...
LUXOR A hardline Islamist appointed governor of Luxor stayed away from his new office on Wednesday as protesters barred access and demanded Egypt's president revoke a nomination they fear will hurt local tourism. Adel Mohamed al-Khayat, appointed by President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, is a member of al-Gamaa al-Islamiya, the movement accused of killing 58 foreign tourists ...
Union Tourism Minister K. Chiranjeevi today announced the launch of a new campaign to publicise the tourism potential of the Himalayas and promote this incredible tourist product internationally. To be called "777 days of the Indian Himalayas", the campaign will have a twofold objective, one to attract more international tourists to India during the lean summer season, and second, to remind ...
A terrorist as governor in Egypt ICTP releases a statement on the resignation of Egypts minister of tourism
Tourism is one of the major industries in Egypt and Luxor is a ctiy visited by millions of tourists every year. The newly appointed Luxor governor is a member or is close to a terror group that killed 58 tourists in 1997. Egypt's current minister of tourism Hisham Zaazou is resigning because of this appointment. The International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) through his President ...
Wednesday19 June 20139:30 p.m. An expanded Nevada Tourism Commission was feeling a little better about TravelNevada.com 2.0 Wednesday after its brand consultant told members they'll be tweaking the state's tourism website after a lukewarm response to its mid-April debut. Representatives of Burson-Marsteller, the New York-based consultant the state is paying $3.2 million over two ...
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There is a sequence that opens the second hour of Ran that is among the most breathtaking of cinematic achievements in Akira Kurosawas long and remarkable career. It takes place as two sons lay siege to a castle inhabited by their father, an aging warlord who has turned over his kingdom only to s ... ...
Key events in 1963, from organized protests in Alabama to Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, galvanized the civil rights movement that eventually toppled Jim Crow laws in the South. The 50th anniversary of those events is a great time to visit sites pivotal to the end of Southern segregation and that reflect on key events in African-American ...
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has increased its orders for the A350 XWB with an additional 30 A350-900s, plus options for a further 20 aircraft. The agreement firms up a commitment announced last month. Under the terms of the agreement, Singapore Airlines will be able to select either the baseline A350-900 or the larger A350-1000 when exercising the options. This is the third order from Singapore ...
(eTN) - The Chairperson of the Kenya Tourism Federation, Mrs. Lucy Karume, wasted no time to go on record and condemn the attempts by the parliamentary budget and appropriations committee to rob the tourism sector by diverting half the allotted budget to other, non tourism related purposes. The Chairman of the Mombasa and Coast Tourism Association, seasoned hotelier Mohammed Hersi, too let fly ...
MOSCOW, June 20 (Itar-Tass) - The administration of Aeroflot Russian Airlines suspended Deputy Director General Andrei Kalmykov, who is under investigation on suspicion of abuse of authority. "Andrei Kalmykov has been suspended for the period of the investigation into the criminal case opened by the Moscow regional investigation department on the transport. The company's press service ...
2013-14 soybean imports predicted to weaken Soybean imports by China, the world's biggest buyer, are predicted to be lower than official US forecasts, deepening a glut and weighing down prices as global reserves reach record highs. Inbound shipments will be 63 million metric tons in the 12 months starting Oct 1, less than the US Department of Agriculture's June 13 projection of 69 ...
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Our nuclear programmes are completely transparent. But we are ready to show greater transparency and make clear for the whole world that the steps of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within international frameworks. The sanctions are unfair, the Iranian people are suffering, and our (nuclear) activities are legal. These sanctions are illegal and only benefit Israel.
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After sending Taufik Hidayat into retirement, India's B. Sai Praneeth caused another big upset by defeating second seed Yun Hu of Hong Kong in the men's singles first round of the Singapore Open Super Series here Wednesday.
The 20-year-old Sai, ranked 61 in the world, thrashed World No.4 Hu 21-9, 21-10 in exactly half an hour at the Singapore Indoor Stadium to level his head-to-head to 1-all.
Women's singles second seed Saina Nehwal also advanced to the second round by beating localite Juan Gu 21-14, 23-21 in 40 minutes. This was the fifth time the Hyderabadi beat Juan out of six meetings. The World No.2 will next face Japanese Eriko Hirose in the second round.
In the mixed doubles, Arun Vishnu and Aparna Balan beat Thai pair Songphon Anugritayawon and Kunchala Voravichitchaikul 21-17, 19-21, 21-12 in 45 minutes. Thugh Aparna won in mixed, it was disappointment for her in women's doubles losing, with partner N. Siki Reddy, to Malaysia's Meng Yean Lee and Yin Loo Lim 21-18, 18-21, 6-21 in 49 minutes.
Ace shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa with Pradnya Gadre was also beaten in women's doubles by Indonesia's Nitya Krishinda Maheswari and Greysia Polii 18-21, 23-21, 16-21 in 53 minutes.
Ashwini also her lost mixed doubles match partnership Tarun Kona. ...
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