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After Israel, Russia too advises its citizens to avoid Goa
Panaji, Dec 11 (IANS) Close on the heels of a travel advisory issued by Israel recommending to its nationals to avoid visiting Goa this season, the Russian government has also asked its citizens to reconsider their trips to the state.

Thursday, December 11, 2008 9:23:49 PM

India to have separate tourist police: minister
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) India is constituting a separate tourist-friendly police force manned by former army personnel for the security and safety of travellers, said Tourism Minister Ambika Soni Thursday.

Thursday, December 11, 2008 7:32:49 PM

'India has dearth of trained foreign language guides'
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) India faces a dearth of trained foreign language professional guides but the government is making efforts to meet the requirement, Tourism Minister Ambika Soni said Thursday.

Thursday, December 11, 2008 6:29:42 PM

Tourists back at Mumbai's Leopold Café reading 'Shantaram'
Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) When author Gregory David Roberts wrote an open letter to all his readers asking them not to lose faith in India and Mumbai following the 26/11 attacks, he immediately found adherents in people like Anne Fox, a British tourist.

Thursday, December 11, 2008 11:09:32 AM

New pan-India luxury tourist train to showcase heritage
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) A new luxury train that will showcase the best of Indian heritage will soon trundle down the railway tracks across the country.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 8:27:07 PM

Global meltdown affects foreign tourist arrivals in India
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) It is official now. For the first time in six years, the number of tourists coming to India has come down - thanks to the global meltdown. And there could be further bad news in the wake of the Mumbai terror attack.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 6:14:28 PM

Lawyer held in Jharkhand for Maoist links
Ranchi, Dec 10 (IANS) A lawyer was Wednesday arrested in Jharkhand's Palamau district for alleged links to Maoist rebels, police said.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 5:52:36 PM

Panjab University to run course on countering terrorism
Chandigarh, Dec 7 (IANS) The Panjab University will next year start a course on intelligence and internal security system to teach aspiring students the nuances of countering global terrorism, an official said Saturday.

Sunday, December 07, 2008 6:07:16 PM

Omani tourist arrested for overstaying in Goa
Panaji, Dec 7 (IANS) An Omani national was arrested in a South Goa town for overstaying after he was shadowed by the police for three days, an official said Sunday.

Sunday, December 07, 2008 5:42:50 PM

Tourism ministry asks states to beef up security at hotels
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) In its bid to ensure that tourists feel safe in the wake of the terror attacks on Mumbai's Taj and Oberoi Trident hotels, the tourism ministry has written to all state governments to provide stringent security at hotels.

Friday, December 05, 2008 4:23:41 PM

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