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New tourism minister to foreigners: Eat beef in your country, then visit India

Union Tourism Minister Alphons Kannanthanam suggested foreigners to eat beef in their own countries and then come to India. 

Sep 08, 2017, 07:12 AM IST

Foreign tourists with e-visa to get free SIM cards containing Rs 50 talk time, 50 Mb data

These SIMs, which will be provided by BSNL, will have Rs 50 talk time and 50 Mb internet data at free of cost.

Feb 16, 2017, 00:01 AM IST

Demonetisation of Rs 500, Rs 1,000 notes: A simple guide for NRIs, foreign tourists

If you have Specified banknotes in India, you may authorise in writing enabling another person in India to deposit the notes into your bank account. 

Nov 09, 2016, 13:35 PM IST

'No skirts' for tourists: Kejriwal hits back, says women had greater freedom in Vedic times than in Modi's rule

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has taken strong exception to Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma's controversial statement suggesting foreign tourists not to wear short skirts at night while roaming in small towns.

Aug 29, 2016, 13:21 PM IST

Foreigners should not wear skirts and roam alone at night: Tourism minister

Union tourism and culture minister Mahesh Sharma apparently stirred a controversy on Sunday as he suggested foreign tourists visiting India to avoid wearing skirts during their stay in the country. 

Aug 29, 2016, 09:02 AM IST

Cambodia says visitors to Angkor temples must dress properly

Visitors who dress immodestly will not be allowed to enter Cambodia's famed Angkor temple complex, the agency that oversees the site said on Tuesday.

Jul 07, 2016, 16:10 PM IST

'Taj Mahotsava for foreign tourists or a tamasha for the locals?'

The Taj Mahotsava, an annual 10-day cultural extravaganza, ostensibly organised to attract foreign tourists, has been reduced to a local "mela-tamasha" (fun fair) and has in no way helped promote tourism in the city, industry stakeholders say.

Feb 19, 2016, 10:52 AM IST

Foreign tourists wounded in attack at Egyptian Red Sea resort

Two assailants armed with a gun, a knife and a suicide belt attacked a hotel in the Egyptian Red Sea resort town of Hurghada on Friday.

Jan 09, 2016, 02:35 AM IST

Toy train derails on Kalka-Shimla track; 2 foreigners killed

A narrow gauge chartered toy train running on the Kalka-Shimla railway track derailed on Saturday afternoon.

Sep 12, 2015, 15:11 PM IST

5.89 lakh foreign tourists visit India in August

India has witnessed a growth of 2.3 percent in foreign tourist arrivals that rose to 5.89 lakh in August, contributing Rs.10,471 crore in foreign exchange earnings to the exchequer, official data showed.

Sep 10, 2015, 22:51 PM IST

Mistaken 'terror links'? China arrested tourists for watching Genghis Khan documentary

As China deported 20 tourists including an Indian national after arresting them over the so-called “terror links”, it has emerged that the arrests were a result of a misunderstanding by Chinese officials as they mistook a Genghis Khan documentary for a terrorist video due to “their unfamiliarity of the English language”.

Jul 19, 2015, 08:15 AM IST

Indian man arrested by China over "terror" video released, deported

A 46-year-old Indian national, who was held in China for alleged terror links, was released and deported back on Saturday, Indian officials said.

Jul 18, 2015, 07:43 AM IST

Indian among 20 tourists arrested by China over "terror" videos

 A group of 20 foreign tourists including Britons, South Africans and an Indian national, have been arrested in northern China, according to reports by Britain`s Foreign Office and a South African charity, on suspicion some had ties to a "terror group".

Jul 15, 2015, 10:21 AM IST

Opening Ladakh's inner areas for foreign tourists taken up with MHA: J&K govt

Jammu and Kashmir government has taken up with the Centre the opening of inner line areas of Ladakh region for foreign tourists which are till now out of bounds for them as they are covered under the protected areas regime, the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly was informed on Sunday.

Mar 22, 2015, 19:04 PM IST

Tunisia arrests suspected militants after museum attack

Tunisian authorities have arrested more than 20 suspected militants following the Bardo museum attack when gunmen killed foreign tourists, leading to a nationwide security crackdown.

Mar 22, 2015, 01:05 AM IST

Tunisia says 'developments' in museum massacre probe

Tunisian authorities said today there were developments in the investigation into the attack on the national museum claimed by the Islamic State group that killed 20 foreign tourists.

Mar 22, 2015, 00:47 AM IST

Tour guide helped 30 tourists escape Tunisia museum attack

A Tunisian tour guide has told of how he used his knowledge of the Tunis museum attacked by gunmen Wednesday to help foreign tourists escape the carnage that left 20 others dead.

Mar 20, 2015, 02:50 AM IST

Tunis struggles with anti-terrorism battle plan

Tunisia has vowed to wage "a merciless war against terrorism" after Wednesday`s carnage at its national museum but it has struggled to draw up a strategy to counter the jihadist threat.

Mar 20, 2015, 01:57 AM IST

Two British people `caught up` in Tunisia attack

Two British people were "caught up" in a gun attack on Tunisia`s national museum that killed 17 foreign tourists, a spokesman for London`s foreign ministry said on Thursday.

Mar 19, 2015, 07:20 AM IST

US, UN lead condemnation of `deplorable` Tunis attack

The United States and United Nations led a chorus of international outrage at Wednesday`s attack on a Tunis museum which left 19 people dead, most of them foreign tourists.

Mar 19, 2015, 03:57 AM IST