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Good news for Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra flyers! More UDAN routes announced; check details

With the commencement of these routes, the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation has operationalized a total of 246 routes under RCS-UDAN.
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Tampara lake in Odisha’s Ganjam district is all set to get a facelift

BeDA, which has been executing developmental projects worth Rs 8 crore at the tourist destination in the first phase, is expecting to complete the works by April this year, he said.

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World’s most powerful passports 2020: Asia dominates world rankings! Check India’s rank

Once again, an Asian country has been successively ranked at No. 1 on the prestigious world passport rankings, followed by Singapore, Germany and South Korea.

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Indian tourists, take note! South Africa to offer online visa facility on pilot basis from next week

The minister said the South African government was also exploring the possibility of a third country air transport carrier being allowed to operate a direct flight to Mumbai from South Africa.

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Jallikattu events a big crowd puller, continues to draw thousands of spectators in Tamil Nadu

As thousands of spectators continued to flock both the events, the tamers were awed by several bulls which were determined to not allow anyone to even come anywhere near them.

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Emergency landing! Jaipur-bound IndiGo flight forced to land in Mumbai, here’s why

IndiGo, in a statement, confirmed the diversion of its Jaipur flight to the city's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. It, however, did not divulge the number of persons on board the ai

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Manila airport shutdown: 600 flights cancelled as Philippine volcano’s quakes, cracks roads and damages homes

Scores of earthquakes rattle the region daily and large fissures are opening up in the ground, which means the magma that would fuel a major eruption is still flowing beneath.

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Good news for Vaishno Devi pilgrims! Katra shrine’s old cave opens for pilgrims

Vaishno Devi cave is opened only during January and February when rush is very less, while for rest of the months, the pilgrims had to pass through newly-constructed caves to reach to the sanctum sanc

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Air India Washington-Delhi flight delayed by 57 hrs due to glitch in braking system

The B787-8 aircraft developed a glitch in its braking system, a senior Air India official said.

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South Africa becomes one of the top destinations for MICE and business travel from India!

Around 81,316 Indians visited South Africa in 2019 till October, and the average length of stay witnessed a year-on-year increase of 8 per cent in the first half of 2019, the release said.

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Ambedkar memorial project: Height of Babasaheb’s proposed statue set to be raised by 100 ft

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone of the Ambedkar memorial project in October 2015. The memorial is being built on a 12.5-acre plot.

The move comes after the Maharashtra government led by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has approved the proposal. (IE File image) News

Schengen Visa fee hiked! Here’s how much Europe travel is going to cost from February 02

The new visa regulation also aims to enhance detection of potential security and irregular migration risks during visa application procedures.

However, there is no fee for infants and children below six years of age. (Representative image) News

Makar Sankranti: Millions of pilgrims gather at Gangasagar to take a holy dip

The West Bengal government is also providing insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh for each individual who visits Gangasagar till January 17, 2020.

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SpiceJet, Vistara, IndiGo, Singapore Airlines announce new flights; check destinations, fares

SpiceJet has introduced four new domestic flights. It has announced Ahmedabad-Aurangabad-Ahmedabad direct flights. The flights will be available on six days a week from February 15.

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Travel in Andaman, Lakshdweep gets big boost! Govt identifies many islands for development

The proposed airports in Great Nicobar island of Andaman and Minicoy island of Lakshadweep would catalyse the development process in the region.

Port Blair and another seven islands in Andaman would get digitally connected through submarine optical fibre cable by June, 2020. News

18 flights departing from Delhi airport cancelled due to destinations’ bad weather

"Data regarding delays in departures from Delhi airport is being collated," the Delhi airport official said.

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Carnival in Kota! India’s coaching city to organise youth fest to bust exam stress

To keep things light for the students, the district administration will be organising a mega youth festival on February 1 and 2.

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Boost for tourism in Bengal! Homestays growing at 30 per cent CAGR

The arrival of foreign tourists arrival in the state has inched up by 2.57 per cent despite the slowdown in the global economy.

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Visiting Varanasi’s Kashi Vishwanath temple soon? Keep this new rule in mind

Kashi's Vishwanath temple is one of the 12 jyotirlinga temples. The temple dedicated to Lord Shiva was renovated in 1780 by Maratha monarch Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar of Indore.

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Travel based on zodiac sign: World’s first astrology hotel offers star sign based rooms, City Guides

For travelers who love to match their choices to their zodiac signs, here’s an interesting option

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Travelers, keep track of weather alerts! Shimla police issue fresh advisor

In a Facebook post on Sunday night, Shimla police stated that the MeT department has issued orange warning for January 13 and yellow warning for January 16 of heavy rain and snow.

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12 tourists face harrowing time to reach Shimla city from hilltop Jakhu temple

The Jakhu temple is located at the highest peak of Shimla city.

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Roller-coaster on cruise ship! Genting Cruise Lines introduces world’s longest rollercoaster at sea

Catering to India’s growing multi-generation travellers who are seeking new travel options, the 20-deck Global Dream will be the largest cruise ship in the world by passenger capacity

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Makar Sankranti: Kai Po Che! This year give Gujarat’s kite festival a go

The colourful festival, beginning the week just before Uttarayan or Makar Sankranti, is an annual event where almost everyone in Gujarat

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