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Restoration of British-era castle in Shimla begins

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday laid the foundation stone to begin the restoration work of the British-era Bantony Estate, a grand private castle decaying for many decades....

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We want the whole world to come to India: Tourism Minister Alphons

The Indian government is seeking a dramatic increase in tourist figures, both foreign and domestic, in a way that it helps to earn more revenues and generate employment, new Tourism....

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Travel tips to empower first-time travellers

Arm yourself with some handy tips to overcome barriers when you travel to unknown destinations -- whether in India or overseas, say experts. Aloke Bajpai, CEO and co-founder of travel....

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Cure morning woes with easy to make English breakfast

You may get scared with the idea of making a full English breakfast meal, but it's not that tough. Just get bacon, eggs, toasts, sautéed mushrooms, grilled tomatoes and a....

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Tales of hope, resilience from the less explored Pamban Island

Off the eastern coast of Tamil Nadu, some 500 km south of Chennai, lies Pamban Island. Seemingly a stone's throw from neighbouring Sri Lanka, this is an island steeped in....

Chef Kunal Kapur to host third season of 'My Yellow Table'

Chef Kunal Kapur will be hosting the third edition of TV show "My Yellow Table". Tania Sachdev (chess player), Deepa Malik (athlete-paralympics silver medalist), Amish Tripathi (author), Suneet Varma (fashion....

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Tiny Himachal hamlet is a perfect getaway from city life

If you are looking for an escape from the cacophony of maddening city life, head to this tiny village located in the lap of Banjar Valley in Kullu district. Pristine....

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169 McDonald's outlets face closure in North, East India

Restaurant chain McDonald’s face closure of its 169 restaurants on Wednesday in Northern and Eastern regions of India. The move comes into effect after McDonald’s long-standing agreement with Connaught Plaza....

Docu-drama on Chef Vikas Khanna to be screened at Venice film fest

"Buried Seeds", a docu-drama on Michelin-starred celebrity Chef Vikas Khanna, has been selected for a special preview screening on Wednesday at the 74th Venice Film Festival. Thereafter, Khanna will host....

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Over 70 riders to join in Himalayan bike race

More than 70 riders will participate in the 13th Hero Cycles MTB Himalaya, a mountain bike race, that will commence from here this month, rally organisers said on Tuesday. The....

Delhi's Kumartuli: Where Bengal artisans create Durga idols

Inside a dimly lit tent, Khitol Rajbongshi was busy applying a fresh layer of clay on the idols of the goddess Durga. Hailing from Nadia district in West Bengal, Rajbongshi's....

Feasting on Thiru Onam 'sadya' in Kerala

The most important day in the Onam festival calendar - Thiru Onam - was celebrated across Kerala on Monday with the 26-dish 'sadya' traditional feast being savoured by most Keralites.....

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'Upgraded China-Nepal border point to boost trade and tourism'

Trade and tourism between Nepal and China would be boosted after the Rasuwagadi-Kerung border crossing was upgraded into an international border point, according to the Himalayan country's business leaders. Following....

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Cambodia's Angkor Wat earns nearly $70mn in 2017

Revenue from ticket sales for Cambodia's Angkor Wat archeological park reached $69.2 million in the first eight months of 2017 -- up 69.8 per cent compared to the like period....

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Stay hydrated and moisturized while travelling

Flights can make your skin look dull and tired because air at high altitudes has less moisture, making the cabin air dry. Invest in good Vitamin E moisturizers, lip butters....

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Unexplored destinations of Bengal in 'Rediscovered Bengal'

Explored and unexplored destinations of West Bengal have been highlighted in a new coffee-table book that captures the spirit of the eastern state, with its myriad hues, cultures, moods and....

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Eating dark chocolates may prevent diabetes

Love to gorge on dark chocolates? According to a study, compounds found in cocoa -- the main ingredient of chocolate -- can actually help prevent as well as treat diabetes.....

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'Regionality' sets Indian food apart: Chef Gary Mehigan

Globally renowned English-Australian chef, television show host and restaurateur Gary Mehigan says he believes that "regionality is what sets Indian food apart" from the cuisines across the world. In an....

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Gossip over bacon wraps at "The Chatter House"

It's not just the food and drinks that a pub offers -- what also makes your visit memorable is the ambience, as well as the privacy it provides. The Chatter....

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Cheaper hotels, lower rush lure travellers to monsoon vacations

With most airlines and hotels lowering prices to attract customers during what is known as the "off-period" for travel, a vacation during the monsoon season is slowly catching the fancy....

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World's oldest Italian wine found

Researchers have found evidence of the world's oldest Italian wine in a large storage jar from the Copper Age which indicates that winemaking in the region began as early a....

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5 temples to visit in Maharashtra during Ganesh Chaturthi

Lord Ganesha is the first to be worshiped before beginning of any new project or work because Ganesha is popularly worshiped as the obstacle remover. In India, Maharashtra is the....

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And the mountains will echo: Bhutan gears up for annual literary extravaganza

Literature festivals are quite the trend these days, but this one comes with an added attraction of the surreal beauty that the Land of the Thunder Dragon is known for.....

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Our psyche is stopping India from becoming tourism hub: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the tourism industry has a huge potential to generate employment in India and the only thing standing in the way is "our psyche".....

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Walking through London, tongue in cheek

Going around is a British invention, not improbable in the land of the cartwheel penny, but the London Eye tops it all. It earns 25,000 pounds every day. This millennium....

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Gordon Ramsay helps struggling hotel owners

British celebrity chef and television personality Gordon Ramsay was seen at his compassionate best in his recent YouTube video where he helps an elderly couple David and Sukie Mollendor, who....

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Canon India celebrates World Photography Day with workshops

In a bid to promote imaging culture, Canon India on Friday organised a series of activities and workshops across the country in celebration of 'World Photography Day' that falls on....

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Kunal Kapur's 'The Sweet BreakUp' is all about mithai without sugar

As the festive season approaches, celebrity chef Kunal Kapur has loads of good news for those who complain that Indian mithai is overly sweet and high on calories. He's been....

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More pesticide-contaminated eggs detected in South Korea

Eggs from 23 more farms in South Korea has been found contaminated with harmful pesticides, authorities announced on Thursday. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said it has....

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Dubai celebrates Indian Independence Day with a huge 'Dangal' themed cake

On the occasion of the 70th Indian Independence Day, a bakery in Dubai has made a huge cake worth Rs 25 lakh. The Broadway Bakery, that has made the cake claims to....