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  • Five, including Karnataka MLA, die in Andhra Pradesh train accident

    A Member of India's Legislative Assembly (MLA) Venkatesh Nayak and four others were killed on Monday morning when an express train and a granite-laden truck collided at a level crossing in Andhra Pradesh state's Anantapur area, said a report published on Hindustan Times...

    At least 25 people are reported to have been injured in this second fatal railway accident this month, which took place in Madakasira — more than 450km from...

  • Hopes on hold for model Andhra capital

    A staggering $15 billion is needed to transform Amaravati from a few shiny buildings, villages and thousands of acres of agricultural land into the envisioned capital of Andhra Pradesh, one of India’s largest states...

    Andhra once had another capital — the booming tech and business powerhouse of Hyderabad, which pulses with IT know-how and a startup culture...

  • Japan, China, S. Korea agree to boost tourism

    TOKYO: Japan, China and South Korea briefly put aside territorial and historical disputes on Sunday for rare trilateral talks announcing a bid to boost tourism numbers in the three countries to 30 million visitors in five years...

    Japanese tourism minister Akihiro Ota met with counterparts Li Jinzao of the China National Tourism Administration and Kim Jong-Deok of South Korea in Tokyo, Jiji Press and Kyodo News said...

  • TOURISM: CAMERAS NOT ALLOWED

    Named after the redoubtable freedom fighter Rooplo Kohli of Nagarparkar who was hanged by British authorities in the late 1850s, the resort, so the report says, will promote tourism...

  • $50m loan for tourism promotion

    The IDA, a soft loan window of the World Bank, is currently evaluating the project which will strengthen institutional capacity, increase private sector participation, and improve destination infrastructure in support of the tourism ecosystem in the province...

    The ‘Integrated Tourism and Enterprise Development’ in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa project is expected to be approved by the World Bank executive directors by February 2018...

  • Centre wants to retain Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation assets

    ISLAMABAD: Negating the gist of the 18th Amendment, the federal government has decided to retain assets worth billions of rupees of the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC)...

    Cabinet Division Secretary Nadeem Hassan Asif recently appeared before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) during hearing of an intra-court appeal and apprised the court that the federal government wanted to retain PTDC and its assets because tourism was a...

  • Godzilla resurrected as Kabukicho tourism ambassador

    SHOPKEEPERS, restaurant owners and other business operators expect the new attraction to help reinvigorate the district Godzilla is playing a leading role again — this time as a tourist attraction in the Kabukicho district of Shinjuku ward, Tokyo, where the monster is working to resurrect the area’s reputation as a film hub...

    The 30-storey Shinjuku Toho building opened on Friday in Kabukicho on the site of the former Shinjuku Koma...
  • Mountain film fest to help promote tourism

    LAHORE: Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab (TDCP) will hold a two-day (June 13-14) International Mountain Film Festival at Alhamra Art Centre, The Mall...

    It was announced by Minister for Tourism Rana Mashhood in a press conference at 90 Sharah-i-Quaid-i-Azam here on Wednesday...

  • EXCERPT: Promoting tourism in the borderlands

    India and China have also been underscoring the transformative potential of subregional cooperation in the field of tourism...

    At the initiative of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (MDONER), the North Eastern Council has prepared a comprehensive master plan for tourism to be implemented in the ongoing 12th Five Year Plan (20122017)...

  • Rwanda brings rhinos back to boost tourism

    “The [original] rhinos disappeared because there were cases of poaching,” Belise Kariza, the chief tourism officer at Rwanda’s development board, told Reuters...

    Tourism is a key foreign exchange earner in East Africa...

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