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Popularity of long weekends travel growing among Indians says experts

Indians are willing to take short breaks on long weekends, there has been a surge in bookings for long weekends and short haul overseas destinations are the most in demand

News Nation Bureau | Aug 15, 2017 09:02 PM

Airfares escalate as Delhiites plan to enjoy mini vacation on four-day long weekend

The airfare for top tourist destinations like Goa, Rajasthan and Kerala have escalated for the extended weekend compared to other days.

News Nation Bureau | Aug 01, 2017 08:49 AM

‘Parliament wale Sarkar’ which fixes everything from snake’s bite to kidney problems

A mazaar, commonly known as Parliament wale Sarkar or Neem Wale Baba on the edge of Parliament House has been the place of solace to scores of Government employees for decades.

PTI | Jul 30, 2017 01:57 PM

Survey reveals online travel searches done more in Mumbai

Among Indian cities, Mumbai leads in online travel searches and Gujarat ranks the lowest with just 2.36 per cent of people searching for tour destinations, finds a new survey report.

News Nation Bureau | May 12, 2017 09:24 PM

Rabindranath Tagore 156th birth anniversary: India to organise festival in Egypt to pay tribute to Indian poet

On May 8, the movie 'Kabuliwala' directed by Hemen Gupta will be screened at the Hanager Cinema, Opera House Complex.

PTI | May 07, 2017 05:21 PM

Amsterdam, Athens, Male top three trending destinations amongst Indian holiday-makers

According to a report, the top three trending destinations amongst Indian holiday-makers are Amsterdam, Athens and Male.

News Nation Bureau | May 01, 2017 09:48 PM

Moksha to Market: When Ramdev quit govt school, fled home and joined gurukul!

A young Ramdev was so moved by the writings of Dayanand Saraswati that he quit the government school as the curriculum was a leftover of the colonial education policy, fled from home and enrolled...

PTI | Apr 30, 2017 01:30 PM

Bengaluru author slams Chetan Bhagat for plagiarism

Although his one book "Five Point Someone" has made its way in Delhi University curriculum, his another bestseller "One Indian Girl" has run into trouble with a Bengaluru based author accusing him of...

PTI | Apr 25, 2017 06:19 PM

Shashi Tharoor releases book on Syrian refugees penned by teenage poet

Former Union Minister and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Thursday released a book penned by a 16-year-old girl, at a function in Thiruvanathapuram.

PTI | Apr 20, 2017 11:23 PM

Rajasthani town where Rashtrapati, Pradhan Mantri, Samsungs and Androids live

In Ramnagar village, which is about 10 km from the district headquarters and has a population of a little over 500 people from the Kanjar community, the names are usually after top ranking posts, high...

PTI | Apr 16, 2017 01:44 PM

Jashn-e-Bahaar Mushaira : American, Japanese Urdu poets to amuse national capital

Urdu lovers have a reason to geared up as a bevy of poets from across the globe, including from the US and Japan are coming to national capital for the annual 'Jashn-e-Bahaar Mushaira' this week.

PTI | Apr 09, 2017 11:04 AM

Goa witnesses 19.5 per cent growth in tourism during 2016: Economic Survey report

Goa has witnessed 19.5 per cent growth in the tourism footfalls during last year with 63.31 lakh tourists visiting the coastal state, the Economic Survey report has revealed.

PTI | Mar 23, 2017 09:12 PM

Radhanagar beach features among top 10 in world: TripAdvisor

Radhanagar on the Havelock Island in the Andamans has featured among the top 10 in TripAdvisor’s ‘World’s Travellers’ Choice Award-Winning Beaches’.

PTI | Feb 27, 2017 07:42 PM

Czech Republic zoo welcomes Indian baby rhinoceros

A zoo in the Czech Republic has welcomed a new baby rhinoceros.

PTI | Feb 25, 2017 12:56 PM

Urdu has now become a minority language: Sharmila Tagore

The 72-year-old actress, who was speaking at the “Jab Filmein Urdu Bolti Thi” session at the ongoing Jashn-e-Rekhta.

PTI | Feb 20, 2017 11:43 AM