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Salman Khan's Sultan wins Best Action Movie Award at Shanghai International Film Festival

New Delhi, June 24 -- On Friday, Salman Khan's most anticipated movie Tubelight released in India. Unexpectedly, the Kabir Khan directorial managed to get lukewarm response from the audience as well as critics. Despite the strong star power and amazing story, Tubelight lacks soul. Set in small hill town of Northern India, it is a story of a man who's unshakeable belief and love for family make the impossible happen. As Tubelight trails in Indian ... Read More


KMC Mayor's 101-point plan: Tourism entrepreneurs not impressed

KATHMANDU, June 24 -- Tourism entrepreneurs say a 101-point plan announced by the newly-elected Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya to be executed in the first 100 days has not prioritized tourism sector.

Saying that the tourism sector wants early restoration of heritage sites damaged by the 2015 earthquakes, regular clean-up campaigns, parking management and peaceful environment in the city, they say that the plan to pro... Read More


Chattar Manzil's 'hidden storeys' may be opened for tourists

Lucknow, June 24 -- Heritage enthusiasts and tourists can now peep into the history of the state capital as restoration agencies plan to throw open the newly discovered storeys of Chattar Manzil and Kothi Farhat Baksh for visitors.

Officials with UP Rajkiya Nirman Nigam (UPRNN) said opening storeys for the visitors is expected to take tourism to new heights.

"People are curious to know about the past. And the initiative would unfold another cha... Read More


Microsoft, T-govt to enable digitisation handloom ecosystem

Hyderabad, June 24 -- Telangna Minister for IT and Industries KT Rama Rao inaugurated the Digital Resource Centre at the Tourism Complex in Pochampally, outskirts of the city, today.

The centre has been set up by Microsoft India, with a view to revive some traditional forms in India's textile heritage and enable Telangana weavers, to continue their traditional craft for a sustainable livelihood.

Microsoft has partnered with Chaitanya Bhar... Read More


Heritage Street to get 'chhabeel' stalls

AMRITSAR, June 24 -- In an attempt to ensure that pilgrims who approach the Golden Temple through the newly-constructed Heritage Street get drinking water, the Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has decided to set up two 'Chhabeels' on the stretch.

SGPC chief Kirpal Singh Badungar laid the foundation stone of two chhabeel stalls on Friday. Badungar also laid the foundation stone of a multi-storey car parking at Ram Talai area. He sa... Read More


141 feared buried in landslide in Sichuan's Maoxin

Sri Lanka, June 24 -- More than 140 people are feared buried alive after torrential rain touched off a landslide in southwestern China.

The landslide hit the village of Xinmo, in Maoxin county of Sichuan province, at about 6am local time.

A couple and a baby were rescued and taken to hospital after 46 homes in Xinmo were destroyed by boulders when the side of a mountain collapsed.

Maoxian county is home to about 110,000 people, according to th... Read More


Nepal Tourism Summit about to launch on US east coast

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After the success of two Nepal Tourism Summits - the first on the US west coast in Denver, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle, with the second in Europe in Germany, the Czech Republic, and Poland - the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) is teaming up again with eTurboNews (eTN) and the International Coalition of Tourism Par... Read More


Patna's iconic Golghar set to receive visitors again from August

India, June 24 -- Patna's most famous heritage building, the Golghar, will be ready to take visitors again after the conservation work is completed in August.

"The restoration work is expected to be over by August, when it will be thrown open to the public again," DN Sinha, superintending archaeologist, ASI, Patna Circle, said.

"We are making the monument tourist-friendly by installing a lightning conductor atop the 96-feet high structure to av... Read More


It's a wrap! Tropika Island of Treasure ends, boosting Seychelles tourism

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The grand finale of the 7th season of South African series Tropika Island of Treasure wrapped up Monday evening, after 12 weeks of spectacular coverage of the Seychelles islands.

Screened on South Africa's SABC 3 channel, Tropika Island of Treasure Season 7 - filmed in Seychelles - was beamed to millions of viewers who ... Read More


Jamaica Tourism pushes for stronger ties between Miami Beach and Negril

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Jamaica Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, has been invited to make a special presentation at the 85th Annual Meeting of the US Conference of Mayors, in Miami Beach, Florida, to further support the twinning of the City of Miami Beach with the resort town of Negril.

Minister Bartlett, who first made the proposal to Mayo... Read More