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Bon Voyage Peeps! France remains world’s favourite tourism destination

France had and has been the favourite from Europe for everyone, and why not? Paris alas the romantic capital of the country and we all know how everyone dreams to stay in Paris for even a night. With all the love for France, the country has been renounced to be the world’s ‘favourite’ tourism destination in 2016 defying the concerns of terror attacks, according to the UN’s World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). ..

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Grow with more books! Govt working on National Book Promotion Policy

The more we are entering the digital age, the more everyone is losing their reading habit. Reading does not only increase knowledge but also develops a personality, the point of view, and lifestyle. To promote reading and books, the two-day national seminar was organized by National Book Trust. The trust has already touched 60 years. ..

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Four years of Baahubali taught me a lot: Prabhas

Young Rebel star Prabhas after venturing the ginormous Baahubali series who is gearing up for his upcoming actioned Packed Movie Saaho. Sharing his Baahubali moments the handsome hunk said, "Fours is a very long time. It is also precious for an actor. Spending 4 years for Baahubali taught me a lot.” Said Prabhas. The actor further added that he is ready to spend quality time like Baahubali if the script and content appeal...

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UK based production house joins hands with Rana Daggubati

After the gigantic success of S S Rajamauli’s Baahubai series super star Rana Daggubati is all set for his first mega international assignment. Appreciating Rana’s acting skills and passion for the cinema leading international production house London Digital Movie & TV Studios has roped in Baahubali actor Rana Daggubati for its upcoming project...

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INCREDIBLE INDIA! From New York to Tokyo, Indian tourist destinations are now promoted everywhere

The Ministry of Tourism, as part of its on-going activities, regularly releases print, electronic, online and outdoor media campaigns in the international markets, under the “Incredible India” brand-line, to promote various tourism destinations and products of India with the objective of increasing foreign tourist arrivals to the country. The Ministry also promotes various tourism destinations and products through its website and publicity and promotional material produced from time to time. These ..

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Lyca Productions bags Tamil theatrical rights of Mahesh Babu’s Spyder

Ahead of its official trailer releases, renowned production house Lyca Productions has acquired the Tamil theatrical rights of Super Star Mahesh Babu’s upcoming film Spyder. Under the direction of the legendary director, AR Murguadoss, Spyder is a Tamil-Telugu bilingual made with the gigantic budget of Rs 110 crore. This will be the debut Tamil movie of Telugu star Mahesh Babu has dubbed his own voice for the Tamil version.The film will hit screens on September 29...

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Sai Pallavi praises Shruti Haasan for Premam

Appreciating the role of Shruti Haasan in the Telugu version of in Premam, Fidaa girl Sai Pallavi said that Shruti has done a fabulous job in Premam. “one should not get into conclusions just by looking at the trailer” said Sai. Sharing her personal experience, after her rousing debut in the Telugu film industry the Premam girl, stated that she personally felt bad for trolling of Shruti. “Even I have faced the trolling by some section of fans for my new look in Fidaa.”..

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For the 1st time, Kerala brings ‘Literary Festival’ for women to explore talent and pen down their hearts

For the first time, Kerala is set to host its first literary festival for women. The fest will not be just about a few women penning down stories and poetry, or staging skits or dramas, and winning prizes. They will showcase their talents in three events - story writing, poetry writing and theatre...

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All Balaya babu fans get ready for Paisa Vasool trailer

After the gigantic role of Gautamiputra Satkarni veteran actor Nandamuri Balakrishna is gearing up for his upcoming silver screen entry with Puri Jagannath’s film Paisa Vasool. This will be the 101 st film of Balaya babu which will hit the screens on 29 September. This is for the first time the super star has teamed up with Puri Jagannath...

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Jr NTR pumps the rating of Star Maa Channel

With his power packed anchoring, Young Tiger NTR has captured the space of small screen within no time. The energetic Tarak is putting all his wait for the success of Big Boss Telugu. Jr NTR has been shooting continuously for his upcoming film Jai Lava Kusa in Pune and on weekends he is focusing on Big Boss. As reported by Deccan Chronicle, he has been shooting back-to-back for over 30 days now...

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Tired of road traffic? Try swimming to work like Benjamin David

The world has become so advanced. Majority of us possess a mode of transportation like a car or a bike to go to work. With so much rush on roads, the rate of traffic is booming higher and higher these days. A smart man named Benjamin David from Munich, Germany in a rare case travels to office by swimming 2 km in the Isar river to cut the traffic on roads. How brilliant is that!..

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Tourism Ministry lays out list of facilities provided at temples, monuments and tourist spots

Indian temples and monuments are the most visited places by tourists. The pristine archaic monuments and sacred temples in India have one of the unique and age old architecture. Keeping in mind of the million tourists arriving India every year, Archaeological Survey of India have implemented various tourist amenities and maintenance of the forts that fall under their jurisdiction...

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Tamannaah gets honorary doctorate for her contribution to South Indian films industry

Actress Tamannaah Bhatia was awarded an honorary doctorate by Confederation of International Accreditation Commission, an International non-governmental, private self-financed quality assurance body for her contribution to the South Indian film industry...

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Jai Lava Kusa’s mega audio launch on August 12

After the captivating and stunning first look teaser of Jr NTR’s upcoming movie Jai Lava Kusa, fans are waiting for the pre-release and music launch of Jai Lava kusa. With alluring background music and marvelous dialogue delivery of Tarak, film’s teaser introducing Jai’s character has broken all the records on social media. The makers are planning to unveil the second teaser featuring the Young Tiger’s Lava character in the first week of August...

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Baahubali Stars Rana Daggubati and Tamannaah Bhatia to attend this year’s India Day parade

On the auspicious occasion of India’s 71st Independence Day Baahubali Stars Rana Daggubati and Tamannaah Bhatia will be attending this year’s India Day parade in New York. Organized by the Federation of Indian American Associations, both celebrities will grace the occasion on August 20 in New York in order to celebrate India’s 71st Independence Day...

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Ministry of Tourism sanctions Rs.180 Cr to boost the tourism infrastructure of Telangana

In order to boost tourism infrastructure of Telangana, Tourism Minister Dr Mahesh Sharma while talking in Lok Sabha said that the central government has sanctioned Rs.180 Crore in the newly created Telangana...

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Ministry of Tourism sanctions Rs.180 Cr to boost the tourism infrastructure of Telangana

In order to boost tourism infrastructure of Telangana, Tourism Minister Dr Mahesh Sharma while talking in Lok Sabha said that the central government has sanctioned Rs.180 Crore in the newly created Telangana...

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You need talent, not family name to succeed

Ayushmann Khurrana..

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Recalling ‘Man of Iron Will’, Ajay Devgan released fiery poster of ‘Taanaji-The Unsung Warrior’

While the poster of ‘Tanaji-The Unsung Warrior’ has been out on twitter, Actor Ajay Devgan is trying to play the historical yet ferocious character of ‘Tanaji Malusare’- one of the brave and famous Maratha warriors after Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj and a name which is synonymous with valor and heroism...

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I am big fan of Sekhar Kammula : Actor Varun Tej

Appreciating Sekhar Kammula’s approach towards filmmaking young actor Varun Tej, said that he is a big fan of director Kammula’s style of storytelling. Speaking to the media about his upcoming film Fidaa the charming Varun said, “Sekhar sir doesn't like to go overboard for the sake of satisfying a section of the audiences. He brings a lot of realism to his work."..

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When Rajamauli clicks snap with Jogendra…

Coming out as a big surprise for Bhalladeva aka Rana Daggubati when Baahubali director SS Rajamauli today clicked some pictures with newly launched augmented reality mobile app by the makers of Rana’s upcoming political flick Nene Raju Nene Mantri’s. Known for his love for technology wizard Rajamauli went to a cinema hall and experienced the charm of the newly tossed interactive platform and got a picture with Radha and Jogendra...

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Jane Austen will be the new face on Britain’s £10 plastic note

The most-acclaimed novelist of the 19th century, Jane Austen, also considered as a literary icon will be the new face of the first ever plastic £10 note. Yes, the author of Pride and Prejudice (1813), Sense and Sensibility (1811) amongst others is one of the most celebrated novelists in the whole of Britain. Popularly known as “tenners” in Britain, the new note will be available to the public from September...

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Now SS Rajamauli’s Baahubali tops BARC ratings

After storming box office with its unstoppable journey of 75 days SS Rajamauli’s Baahubali franchise has concurred yet another record but this time the platform is Television. The much-celebrated magnum opus has attained the top position in the field of TRP...

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India registers whopping growth in tourism sector by Foreign Tourist Arrivals in June 2017

Tourism giving a boost to the economy of India, Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) during the month of June 2017 was Rs.13,088 crore as compared to Rs. 10,677 crore in June 2016 and Rs.9,564 crore in June 2015. Whereas, Foreign Tourists Arrival (FTA) during the month of June 2017 were 6.70 lakh as compared to FTAs of 5.47 lakh in June 2016 and 5.12 lakh in June, 2015...

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Short film competition organised to promote awareness of accessibility for differently-abled

In order to create awareness on Accessible India Campaign and to promote various schemes for Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) among common masses, the ‘Short Film Competition on Divyangjan Sashaktikaran-2017’ is organised for all...

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Rana Daggubati unveils interesting stuffs for Nene raju nene mantri

In order to engage the fans with interactive stuff Actor Rana Daggubati today kick-started the promotional activity for his upcoming political drama Nene raju nene mantri which will hit the screen on August 11...

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Mahesh Bahu fixes September 27 for Spyder

The Handsome hunk Mahesh Bahu’s much anticipated 'Spyder' will hit the screens on September 27. According to media reports, the makers of Spyder are planning to unveil the teaser on July 20, on the occasion of Mahesh Babu's daughter Sitara's birthday and the trailer on August 9, on the eve of Mahesh Babu's birthday...

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Saudi launches 6 tourism initiatives to stimulate employment, economy under ‘Vision 2030’

Saudi Arabia with an aim to meet all the agendas under Vision 2030, launched six major initiatives to stimulate the travel and tourism industry. Notably, tourism is a major driver of the Saudi economy with its huge employment-generating potential...

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Narendra Damodardas Modi the making of a legend’

The Coffee Table Book, “Narendra Damodardas Modi: The Making of a Legend,” is a riveting illustrated biography of the iconic leader that brings alive his life journey from humble beginnings to the pinnacle of leading the country into the modern era...

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Awards are good as it motivates people to work harder only

Nawazuddin Siddiqui..

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Fidaa producer Dil Raju edits 25-minute portion ahead of its worldwide release

Just one week before its world wide release, producer Dil Raju has reportedly expurgated the 25 minutes Visuals from this upcoming project Fidaa. According to media reports Raja was not happy with the sluggish screenplay so he opted for the reduction of by 25 minutes in order to keep the film's run-time below 2 Hour 15 Minutes. After the stupendous success of Shatanamam Bhavathi, Nenu Local and Duvvada Jagannadham the producer is working relentlessly for the smooth sailing of Fidaa...

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Actor Madhoo hails Rajamouli for choosing Ramya Krishnan as Sivagami

Appreciating SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus Baahubali especially for Picking up Ramya Krishnan for the gigantic role of Rajmata Sivagami Roja actor Madhoo said that Ramya Krishnan was destined to play Sivagami and she has proved her mettle with her intense performance in the film. ..

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1st Book on PM Modi’s governance ensuring welfare of society: ‘Marching with Billion’ released

'Marching with a Billion: Analysing Narendra Modi's Government at Midterm’ book was launched which entails the topics like governance under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and various world leaders. This is the 1st book on Honorable PM Modi’s core governance and contains endorsements by various world leaders...

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Rajmata Sivgami aka Ramya Krishnan back in action with Anjaniputra

After portraying the intense role of Rajmata Sivagami in SS Rajamauli's magnum opus Baahubali series, veteran actress Ramya Krishnan, is all set for her comeback in Kannada film industry. Ramya has signed the film called Anjaniputra, which has Puneeth Rajkumar in the lead role...

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Chiranjeevi’s Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy to release on August 15

After the grand success of 'Khaidi No.150', Megastar Chiranjeevi’s is ready with his pet project Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, which will hit the screens on August 15. Based on the life of Telugu freedom fighter, Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy the biopic will be released in Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi simultaneously. According to media reports lady superstar, Nayanthara has been roped in to play the female lead...

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Naan Aanaiyittaal is very close to my heart: Rana Daggubati

Expressing his happiness over the unprecedented response for the trailer of Naan Aanayittal which is the Tamil dubbed version of Nene Raju nene mantri superstar Rana Daggubati said that the Tamil version is very close to his heart...

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Saaho will be the most challenging movie of my career : Neil Nitin Mukesh

For the first time in an exclusive interview with Hyderabad Times sharing his experience on the sets of Saaho the much awaited Prabhas starrer movie after the Baahubali series actor Neil Nitin Mukesh who has been roped in for the role of antagonist against Prabhas said that he is really excited for his first Telugu project with director Sujeeth...

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Unstoppable Baahubali…  Rajamauli’s magnum opus grabs more than 10 crore footfalls

The magnum opus of SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali blockbuster is all set to break yet another box office record by completing its successful journey of ten weeks. According to media reports Prabhas starrer Baahubali: The Conclusion would be the first Indian movie to grab more 10 crore footfalls. On an average, 1 crore people have watched the movie since its release on April 28th. The count includes all the languages in which it was released. ..

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It's time to stop being diplomatic and defensive

Anupam Kher..

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Prabhas joins the list of most Influential Young Indians of 2017

After shattering all the records young rebel star Prabhas has been ranked as one of the most Influential Young Indians of 2017. GQ one of the popular magazine has listed the top 50 influential individuals of India where Prabhas has grabbed 6th position adding yet another feather to his cap...

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language is a superficial barrier; great content will cross all the boundaries:  Director Nag Ashwin

Recounting the success of S S Rajamauli’s magnum opus Baahubali, young director Nag Ashwin said that Baahubali franchise with its stupendous performance has shattered all the established notions about the regional cinema and its reach. ..

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Sridevi is a flag-bearer of the southern film industry : S S Rajamauli

To set the controversy at rest Baahubali Director S S Rajamauli confessed that he has committed a mistake by sharing the inside story Sridevi’s rejection for magnum opus Baahubali series. Recently Rajamouli, in an interview to a regional channel, went on the record saying that the team was 'lucky' that Sridevi rejected the offer to play Sivagami...

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Rana Daggubati’s Nene Raju Nene Mantri to hit the screens on August 11

Finally the wait is over... after the much-celebrated role of antagonist Bhallaldev in the magnum opus of SS Rajamouli's Baahubali series Superstar Rana Daggubati is all set for his biggest venture Nene Raju Nene Mantri’ which will hit the screens on 11th August. ..

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Teaser of Jai Lava Kusa reveals the stunning look of Jr NTR

The much-awaited first look of young tiger Jr NTR’s upcoming project Jai Lava Kusa has been unveiled by makers of the film. The 45-second teaser introduces NTR with a stunning look. The first look reveals the character Jai where for the first time NTR will be seen in a triple role with a unique avatar of antagonist like never before. Jr NTR took to his Twitter account to share the teaser and wrote, “Introducing JAI...

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Rana Daggubati appreciates Ninnu Kori ahead of its grand release

Coming out as a big surprise for the whole team of Ninnu Kori ahead of its worldwide release on July 7 Telugu Super Star Rana Daggubati appreciated the screenplay and praised all the star cast of Ninnu Kori. ..

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Jr NTR’s Telugu Bigg Boss to hit the small screen from July 16th

After the successful entry of Rana Dagubatti and Super Star Kamal Haasan Young Tiger Jr NTR is all set for his small screen debut with the famous TV reality show Bigg Boss. The much-awaited episode of Bigg Boss Telugu season 1 will go live on Star Maa on July 16. The episodes of the show will air at 9:30 PM from Monday to Friday and on weekends at 9 PM on Star Maa...

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All Jr NTR fans get ready for Jai Lava Kusa teaser on July 6

After winning back to back awards for blockbuster Janatha Garage Telugu super Star Tarak popularly known as Jr NTR's is all set to enthral the fans with his upcoming mega project Jai Lava Kusa. The much anticipated teaser of Jai Lava Kusa will be out on July 6. The actor had released the posters of the movie on his birthday and they were well-received...

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SIIMA awards : Jr NTR bags best Actor award for Janatha Garage , Rakul Preet for Nannaku Prematho

The much awaited South Indian International Movie Awards is being held in Abu Dhabi on June 30 and July 1. The prestigious awards function brings together bigwigs from four South Indian film industries like , Telugu, Tamil Malayalam and Kannada...

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SIIMA awards : Jr NTR bags best Actor award for Janatha Garage , Rakul Preet for Nannaku Prematho

The much awaited South Indian International Movie Awards is being held in Abu Dhabi on June 30 and July 1. The prestigious awards function brings together bigwigs from four South Indian film industries like , Telugu, Tamil Malayalam and Kannada...

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SIIMA awards : Jr NTR bags best Actor award for Janatha Garage , Rakul Preet for Nannaku Prematho

The much awaited South Indian International Movie Awards is being held in Abu Dhabi on June 30 and July 1. The prestigious awards function brings together bigwigs from four South Indian film industries like , Telugu, Tamil Malayalam and Kannada...

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SIIMA awards : Jr NTR bags best Actor award for Janatha Garage , Rakul Preet for Nannaku Prematho

The much awaited South Indian International Movie Awards is being held in Abu Dhabi on June 30 and July 1. The prestigious awards function brings together bigwigs from four South Indian film industries like , Telugu, Tamil Malayalam and Kannada...

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SIIMA awards : Jr NTR bags best Actor award for Janatha Garage , Rakul Preet for Nannaku Prematho

The much awaited South Indian International Movie Awards is being held in Abu Dhabi on June 30 and July 1. The prestigious awards function brings together bigwigs from four South Indian film industries like , Telugu, Tamil Malayalam and Kannada...

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SIIMA awards : Jr NTR bags best Actor award for Janatha Garage , Rakul Preet for Nannaku Prematho

The much awaited South Indian International Movie Awards is being held in Abu Dhabi on June 30 and July 1. The prestigious awards function brings together bigwigs from four South Indian film industries like , Telugu, Tamil Malayalam and Kannada...

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Baahubali : The conclusion begins its overseas journey from  Taiwan

After shattering various records of box office, SS Rajamauli’s epic blockbuster Baahubali : The conclusion is all set to enthral the audience of Taiwan with its extraordinary screenplay. Kick-starting the mega international screening on Friday, the film has been launched at 13 locations across the country, with six of those venues in the capital city of Taipei...

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Add Angola to your travel list next for its sparkling ocean and pristine mountains; read here!

Tourism is enlarging itself into a bigger industry day by day. The idea of travel and exploring world has taken over the minds of young people as well as adults. Indians are touristing everywhere around the world. One of the favourite places of people remains to be South Africa. The massive continent across the world holds the most exotic and the rarest of flora and fauna which attracts the tourists all the way more. One such unexplored place in South Africa is Angola. ..

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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari pitches for cruise tourism

Underlining the importance of tourism sector in order to boost the economy Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that state governments should proactively pursue the policy matter related to cruise tourism. Speaking at the National Workshop on Cruise Tourism Gadkari asserted that India has the potential to cater to 700 cruise ships which will create lakhs of jobs with the adoption of appropriate marketing strategies for attracting tourists across the country...

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#beautywithapurpose! Miss India 2017 Manushi Chhillar wants to educate women about menstrual hygiene

‘Beauty’ – the word is often wrongly defined by us. The physical appearance, facial features are not the only parameters of beauty though society definitely lives on this idea of beauty. The inner beauty- goodness of a soul, smartness, intelligence, elegance all the traits combine the characteristics of beauty. Based on all these parameters, the Times group organizes Miss India competition. Since last 54 years, this is considered as the most prestigious beauty pageant in India. The winner gets the ..

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Burmese will soon enjoy Visa-free travel to Thailand

Myanmar and Thailand are the neighboring countries which share a long history. In every part of the World, the countries which share the border have a good share in tourism due to easy access, similarities in culture, heritage. Hence, to make the travel between Myanmar and Thailand easier, visa-free travel from Myanmar to Thailand will start in September. Only a valid passport will be needed for travel...

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Rana Daggubati shares the power-packed trailer of "Nene Raju Nene Mantri"

After the amazing responses for its first look teasers, Actor Rana Daggubati today released the power-packed trailer of his upcoming political thriller Nene Raju Nene Mantri...

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Taiwan, South Korea joins hands to boost two-way tourism

South Korea is the third largest country to have Taiwanese tourists. Both are stepping up efforts to increase the number of tourist arrivals between them to 3 million by next year. Taking this in consideration Taiwan and South Korea will join hand to boost two-way Tourism...

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'Sporting Nation' Kenya aims to promote Sports Tourism using Global Athletics Championships

The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) is now planning to boost sports tourism to attract global attention and increase potential tourists. the World Under 18 Athletics Championships scheduled from July 12 to 16 will help the country to promote it as a tourist destination...

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Japan attracting more foreign tourists than ever; 21.2% rise in number

When we describe Japan, the improved technology, science, economy but we often forget the beauty of the land. Along with the places, Japanese food is also increasing its value in international market. Foreign tourists are leaning more to Japan. According to Japan tourism agency number of foreign visitors to Japan reached 2,294,700 in May. It increased straight 21.2% from last year...

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Films are effective tool for creating awareness in society

Vidya Balan..

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Boost in Tourism: India registers 20.9% hike in income, as over 6.30 lakh Tourists arrived in May

Tourism giving a boost to the economy of India, Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) during the month of May 2017 were Rs. 12,403 crores as compared to Rs.10,260 crore in May 2016 and Rs.9,505 crore in May 2015. Whereas, Foreign Tourists Arrival (FTA) during the month of May 2017 were 6.30 lakh as compared to FTAs of 5.27 lakh in May, 2016 and 5.09 lakh in May, 2015. ..

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Rana Daggubati unveils special teaser of Nene Raju Nene Mantri on Kajal Aggarwal’s birthday

Coming out as a big surprise for Magadheera actress Kajal Aggarwal on her 32nd birthday Rana Daggubati today released a special teaser introducing her character – Radha from the film. ..

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Kashmir's unstability gives major boost to tourism in Himachal

The continuous unrest and terrorism activities have affected tourism sector drastically in Kashmir while Himachal Pradesh has registered a whopping growth as tourists in large numbers arrived here. However, all the other states have seen growth in tourism but Himachal registered a major gain...

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Boost in Tourism: India registers 19.5% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in May 2017

India has seen a whoppingTourism of tourist arrivals on both normal visas and E-Tourist visas during the month of May this year. Notably, India saw 19.5% growth in Foreign Tourist arrivals in May, 2017 as compared to the corresponding last year while 55.3% Growth in Foreign Tourist arrivals on E-Tourist visa in may, 2017 over may, 2016...

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We want to make Baahubali accessible to non-English speaking audiences : Shobu Yarlagadda

After enthralling the global audience with its astonishing screenplay S S Rajamauli’s magnum opus of Baahubali : The conclusion is all set to hit the screens at China, Korea and Taiwan...

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Rana Daggubati to host new chat show #No 1 Yaari on Gemini TV

With the wrapping up of his upcoming film Nene Raju Nene Mantri, Baahubali Star Rana Daggubati today announced he will be hosting a Telugu celebrity talk show No 1 Yaari on Gemini TV. ..

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Baahubali : The Conclusion to be screened at 39th Moscow International Film Festival

After enthralling the global audience at Transylvania Film Festival, S S Rajamouli's magnum opus Baahubali : The conclusion is all set for its maiden screening at Moscow International Film Festival. ..

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Ruskin Bond enlightens his fans with “the story of a small man” in his autobiography

Ruskin Bond, with the name memories of childhood, rushes back. There is not a single literature book in board syllabus of India where someone will not find a piece from him. “The Indian Wordsworth” attracts the reader from every age, love for his books in childhood only increases with age. After amusing readers for 60 years with his novellas, short stories, non-fiction, and poetry- now Ruskin Bond fans will get the glimpses of this author’s amazing life in his autobiography...

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Airbnb and Maharashtra signed first commercial revenue sharing MoU to boost Tourism

World’s biggest home stay aggregator Airbnb joined hands with Maharashtra Tourism on Tuesday; which will see Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation MTDC homestays being listed on the platform. The company has also tied up with tourism departments of Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat...

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Bhalla wraps up Nene Raju Nene Mantri shoot

After the astonishing responses for its first look teaser, Rana Daggubati and his team has successfully completed the shoot for his upcoming political drama Nene Raju Nene Mantri. Within 8 days the sensational teaser got 2,876,743 views on youtube. ..

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Maharashtra government ties up with Airbnb to attract international tourists

In order to boost the vibrant tourism sector of Maharashtra in the state government today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with renowned online room rental company Airbnb for global outreach. With this agreement the global tourism giant Airbnb will portray the specialities of Maharashtra tourism across the state on its portal, to ensure more bookings...

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Take positivity, avoid negativity in social media

Katrina Kaif..

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AP Budget 2017-18 focuses to promote its diverse culture with theme “Tourist Friendly Arunachal”

Arunachal Pradesh Budget 2017-18 emphasizes on ‘Tourism Development’ to facilitate Tourism with the theme “Tourist Friendly Arunachal”. Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein has called upon the tourism department to formulate tourism promotion strategy...

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Tourism to have whopping growth in Jammu after CM Mufti lays foundation stone for tourist facilities

Tourism sector in other parts of India has been flourished from past three years but Kashmir lagged behind because of terrorism. So with the view to have whopping growth in tourism in the valley, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday laid the foundation stone for various tourist facilities at a cost of 100 crore rupees at Ranjit Sagar Lake in Basohli in Jammu region...

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Amarendra Baahubali and Devsena enthrals audience at Transylvania Film Festival

Shattering all the box office records in India , SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus Baahbali : The conclusion was screened at Transilvania International Film Festival, which started from 2nd June and will be concluded on 11th June...

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Chief Minister Fadnavis backs film industry over GST rates

Taking a serious note about the various concerns and issues raised by Film and Television Producers Guild of India regarding the proposed GST rates Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that, the state government will definitely convey the demands and suggestions of film industry in the forthcoming GST Council meet. He further assured that he will positively request central government to lower the GST rate from 28 per cent to 18 per cent...

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Italy gives out 100 historic castles, inns for free to boost tourism; Know how!

Italy is one of the popular honey-moon destinations for couples. The serenity of Venice, the ethereal light of Tuscan hills and historic essence of Rome will woo anyone who once steps into this country. For people who love historic places will love this great news; Italy is giving away for free more than 100 historic monasteries, castles, stone towers, inns and railway stations...

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To provide access multi-lingual library, Norway set to digitize Nigerian books

On Thursday, the Norwegian Ambassador to Nigeria, Jens-Petter Kjemprud, announced the readiness of the National Library of Norway to sign a letter of intent for the digitization of books for Nigerians in Norway...

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Cinema and Cricket can bridge the gap between India, Pakistan

Paresh Rawal..

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Its Saaho time… Prabhas to kick-start shooting from  Hyderabad

After the long break of one month, Baahubali actor Prabhas has geared up for his upcoming project Saahoo . According to BollywoodLife.com the rebel star to kick-start the shoot of Saaho tomorrow in Hyderabad. Prabhas will start his shooting schedule for some important solo scenes in the film from tomorrow...

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After the epic Baahubali its time for Rana Daggubati’s  Nene Raju Nene Mantri

After the successful role of King Bhallaldeva in the magnum opus Baahubali , Rana Daggubati is all set for his upcoming project Nene Raju Nene Mantri. On the birth anniversary of Dr. Daggubati Rama Naidu, Rana has unveiled a 30-second teaser of his upcoming Telugu film Nene Raju Nene Mantri through his personal twitter account...

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Gionee India picks Baahubali Prabhas as its brand ambassador

After the world wide success of Baahubali : The Conclusion, rebel star Prabhas has been roped in as the brand ambassador for the smartphone giant company Gionee India. Informing about this development Arvind R Vohra CEO & MD, Gionee India said, “We are extremely proud to announce our association with the mighty Prabhas.”..

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28% GST will destroy regional cinema : Kamal Haasan

Venting his anger over the proposed rate of GST the much awaited economic big band reform of Modi government, South Indian super star Kamal Haasan said that the present rate of GST will destroy the prospects of regional cinema. Registering his protest for GST rates Haasan said, “I will have to quit the industry if I am on the tax slab that is the highest”..

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Hindi version of Baahubali  becomes the 1st Film to enter the 500 Crore Club

Continuing its dominance on the silver screen even in the 5th week, Baahubali : The conclusion the magnum opus of S.S. Rajamouli has become the first Hindi film to enter into the mega 500 Crore Club. ..

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Kenya’s biggest railway project after independence starts from today

his 31st May will be remembered by all the Kenyans and will make them proud forever. Today the largest infrastructure project after Kenya’s independence has been inaugurated in the country. The brand new railway will run from the capital, Nairobi, to the port city of Mombasa. This new railway will transform the transportation scenario of the country. With the transportation, it will also boost the tourism of the country...

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‘A death in the Gunj’ bags the Best Director honour for Konkona Sen Sharma at New York Film Festival

In between Baahubali 2 and Dangal which are the major films wooing the audience in China right now have somehow receded the chances of other good films to come up. A film that has recently won a lot of critical appreciation at the International film competitions around the world is ‘A death in the Gunj’. Not many of us know that it is made by the debutante Director Konkona Sen Sharma who is also a known actress in the industry. Moreover, the movie has already banked one award; Konkona received the ..

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And the ‘Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award’ goes to Priyanka Chopra!

Priyanka Chopra who is also addressed as ‘PeeCee’ in many occasions has reached to the pinnacle of her success in India, even more so, after Dadasaheb Phalke Academy announced that they will present an award to the Barfi actress. The Academy has come up with a new category called Internationally Acclaimed Actress Award which will be first awarded to Priyanka Chopra...

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Now get ready for Baahubali Soundtracks : MM Keeravani

After enthralling the global audience with its marvellous screenplay team Baahubali is planning to launch the sound tracks which includes the background score of both Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali: The Conclusion...

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Thank you Rajamauli garu for the gigantic role of Baahubali : Prabhas

After the remarkable success of SS Rajamauli’s magnum opus Baahubali :The Conclusion Baahubali actor Prabhas said that, Baahubali has definitely increased hopes for lot of regional film makers. He further added that the film has entered into the audiences' hearts and crossed even international boundaries...

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Even Before ‘Sachin, Sachin’ chant goes on, Odisha makes movie ‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’ tax-free

While the ‘Sachin, Sachin’ wave is on, the movie ‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’ is yet to release but Odisha government has made the Cricket Legend and Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar’s biopic ‘tax-free’, declared by Finance Minister Sashibhusan Behera...

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South Korea’s ‘Tourism’ hits downfall in revenue due to China’s ban

South Korea is suffering from lack of tourist visit in their country. The country suffers 40% fall in Chinese visitors in the month of March and is decreasing day by day. It is said that the Chinese are canceling their trips because of anger over the deployment of a controversial US-built missile defense system approved by South Korea...

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‘India 2017 Yearbook’-an overview of India’s existence; Rajnath Singh launches the book written by Rajiv Mehrishi

Home Minister Rajnath Singh has released the book ‘India 2017 Yearbook’ authored by the Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi. The CEO of NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant was also present on the occasion. The book was published by the Mc Graw Hill Education India. ..

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Legendry music composer AR Rahman hails Baahubali : The conclusion 

Impressed with the S.S. Rajamouli's magnum opus Baahubali : The conclusion legendry music composer AR Rahman congratulated director S.S. Rajamouli for his fabulous two part epic. ..

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With aim to boost Tourism, Maharashtra to develop 107 ecotourism destinations

In a major boost to tourism in Maharashtra, the state is looking forward for the development of 107 ecotourism destinations. The Maharashtra Ecotourism Development Board (MEDB) has decided to develop these ecotourism destinations at the cost of Rs 772 crores within coming four to five years...

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Kiren Rijiju: Scientific research papers should be written in regional languages to popularize them

In a bid to promote regional languages, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said that “Scientific research papers should be written in regional languages.” To popularize regional languages, scientific research papers should be written in regional languages. ..

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Baahubali : The conclusion becomes the first Indian film to cross the Rs 1500-crore  mark

By collecting Rs 1,500 crore worldwide on the 22nd day Baahubali : The Conclusion, the magnum opus of SS Rajamauli has shattered all the records of box office with its unstoppable journey...

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Welcome All! Adventurous Goa topped to become India’s most preferred destinations

No wonder ‘Goa’ is ‘Dream’ destination of every traveller. Google India Report 2017 has rated ‘Goa’ India’s most preferred travel destination. Whereas Manali, Shimla, Ooty topped to become the top 10 travelling destinations from India...

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Boost in e-Tourist Visa: 63.4% growth in foreigners who arrived on e-Visa

Foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) to India for the month of April this year has seen a growth of 23.5 percent as compared to the same period last year. Also, total of 1.14 lakh tourist arrived on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 0.7 lakh during the month of April 2016 registering a growth of 63.4%...

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Prabhas was the only Choice for the role of Baahubali : Producer Shobu Yarlagadda

Refuting all the media reports about the association of Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan for the blockbuster film Baahubali producer and CEO of Arka media works Shobu Yarlagadda reiterated that actor Prabhas was the only choice for the larger than life role of Amarendra and Mahendra Baahubali...

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Cape Town being badly affected by drought “waiting for miracles”

Cape Town, the famous city of South Africa is popular for its tourism sector. Not only that, it comes to news several times as a well-known cricket hub of the world. But unfortunately, this city is now struggling with worst drought in 100 years. The drought is hitting harder because no one could anticipate the severity of this drought...

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SS Rajamauli’s  Baahubali : The conclusion  is all set for its  grand release in China

After hitting the international market of US and UK SS Rajamauli’s magnum opus Baahubali : The conclusion is set for its grand release in China. Sharing his international outreach plan with firstpost.com Shobu Yarlagadda, one of the producers of the highest grossing historic epic informed that the magnum opus will be released in China soon. ..

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Not only in ‘cleanliness’ but Madhya Pradesh also topped to bag Best ‘Holiday Award’

Raneh Waterfall near Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh has been given the Best Holiday Award-2017 as the country’s most favourite waterfall. The award was given to Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation by the country’s well-known Travel and Information Portal Holiday IQ at a ceremony in New Delhi...

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After the iconic role of Devsena, Anushka  is all set for Bhagamathi

After the iconic role of Devsena in SS Rajamauli’s magnum opus Baahubali: The Conclusion, Anushka Shetty is all set for her next project Bhagmathi. According to media reports the actress is gearing up to finish up her upcoming film Bhagmathi’s shoot...

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Indira Gandhi’s life was infused with tremendous passion for India and its people: Prez Mukherjee

Receiving the first copy of ‘India’s Indira: A Centennial Tribute’ President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday Paying a tribute to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi said that the unique hallmark of Indiraji’s character...

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Master Blaster, Rahman unveils  the much awaited Sachin anthem

The much awaited Sachin anthem from the film Sachin: A Billion Dreams, has been launched for the million fans of Sachin. On this occasion legendry composer and music director of the biopic A R Rahman was present along with the entire team of the film...

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Centre announces linking Buddhist sites globally will boost Tourism

On the occasion of Buddha Jayanti, Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar highlighted the significance of Indian Education. Planning to Revamp the school curriculum he said that Indian education has to be aimed at the holistic development of personality and not just job and information oriented...

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After 33 years, Irish Beach comes back to life again; tourists visit it from across Europe

Have you ever wondered in your wildest dreams of a beach coming back to life again? If, no then you’re going to be surprised to know that there’s a beach in an island that has reappeared after 30 years. The beach that we are talking about here is situated in Achill Island of Ireland. The Dooagh beach was washed off 30 years back by strong storm winds in the winter of 1984 leaving bare pointy rocks...

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I am just following the line of Rahman : Baahubali composer Keeravani

Saluting the legendry composer A R Rahman for his unique style of choosing new playback singer, veteran composer MM Keeravani said that he is just following the line of Rahman. MM Keeravani, known as Maragadamani in Kollywood is famous for working with young talent instated of established singer...

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Central Government to fund Uttarakhand on promoting eco-tourism

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has been trying hard to develop his state, ever since he has been elected. Uttarakhand invites millions of tourists every year to witness the beautiful snow-capped landscapes and wildlife. To boost high tourism in the state, Central government has thought of linking livelihood of different villages. As a result, 5 circuits will be developed by the newly appointed Eco-Tourism Cooperation...

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Sachin and AR Rahman to unveil the much awaited Sachin Anthem

The makers of Sachin: A Billion Dreams are all set for the launch of Sachin Anthem, which will be unveil by none other than master blaster Sachin Tendulkar. On this occasion legendary composer AR Rahman will grace the mega occasion...

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If a movie character challenges me, I am like a bull

Manoj Bajpayee..

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Rise in the number of tourists in Iran, expects 20 million by 2025

Iran is the country with enormous marble mosques and breathtakingly beautiful grotesque ancient tombs. The country has always invited visitors from far lands to witness the beauty of this rare Persian culture. From sharing borders with terrorist inflicted countries like Afghanistan and Iraq, Iran does not fail to attract tourists from all around the world. ..

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Baghdad cheers as it gets its First 'Miss Iraq' after 28 years

Amidst war in Iraq between Islamic State terrorist organization and US-led security forces, Baghdad gets a ray of positivity and cheerful moments after the country gets its first Miss Iraq on Saturday. However, it is the first time after 28 years when Baghdad gets its first Miss Iraq in an alcohol-free and no swimwear contest...

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Reputed ‘Condé Nast Traveller’ lists Ganga cruise as one of the ‘6 river cruises to take in 2017’

A reputed US based international media house in the latest issue of its publication ‘Condé Nast Traveller’ has listed the river cruise on Ganga as one of the ‘six river cruises to take in 2017’. The media house has placed the luxury cruise vessel Ganges Voyager II which sails on the Ganga from Kolkata to Varanasi, in the league of cruises on Mekong and Yangtze in China, Amazon in South America, Volga in Russia and Irrawaddy in Myanmar. Conde Nast’s endorsement of Ganga as a cruise destination is a ..

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M M  Keeravani is the Baahubali of music :  Tollywood composer SS Thaman

Hailing the efforts of Baahubali composer M M Keeravani for his musical treat, famous music director SS Thaman stated that the mesmerising sound tracks and background scores has touched the soul of Baahubali fans across the world. ..

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Film industry must contribute in mission ‘MODI-Making of Developed India’ as it influences society: Naidu

National Film awards 2016 was presented for various categories at the 64th National Film Awards organized at Vigyan Bhawan. The award was presented by President Pranab Mukherjee...

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 I would love to make Indian stories for the rest of world : SS Rajamouli

Taking a firm stand when asked about the much awaited Hollywood entry after the grand success of Baahubali : The conclusion, director SS Rajamouli asserted that he has his own reservations about working in Hollywood...

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London is all set for the special screening of Baahubali : The conclusion

After shattering all the records with in four days of its grand release the magnum opus Baahubali : The conclusion is all set for its special screening at British Film Institute. ..

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Musical Ray: Satyajit Ray, Cinema, Background Music

Satyajit Ray, the name is not merely a name, embodies emotion of different spectrum. Godfather of Indian Cinema, direction, painting, music direction, whatever he touched that turned into gold. Once he told everywhere talent is rare and he himself stays with glory on that rare list. He is not an individual director, but an enriched film institution...

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Myanmar to boost tourism by imposing tourism tax

The Myanmar Tourism Federation (MTF) has decided to impose a tourism tax on visitors. This step will help to raise fund for country’s tourism promotion activities. This was decided by tourism development committee during a meeting with the hotels and tourism ministry...

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It’s Showtime… Rebel actor Prabhas launches the Saaho teaser

Just one day before the world wide release of Baahubali 2 , the Rebel actor Prabhas has shared the teaser of his upcoming project Saaho..

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Baahubali premier cancelled due to sudden demise of legendary Vinod Khanna

As a mark of respect to veteran actor Vinod Khanna, who passed away earlier today, the makers of Baahubali has cancelled the grand premier of Baahubali 2 ...

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Mumbai is all set for the grand premiere of Baahubali 2

On the eve of its world wide release, the city of Mumbai is all set for the grand premiere show of Baahubali : The conclusion, the magnum opus of director SS Rajamouli...

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Mumbai is all set for the grand premiere of Baahubali 2

On the eve of its world wide release, the city of Mumbai is all set for the grand premiere show of Baahubali : The conclusion, the magnum opus of director SS Rajamouli...

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Mumbai is all set for the grand premiere of Baahubali 2

On the eve of its world wide release, the city of Mumbai is all set for the grand premiere show of Baahubali : The conclusion, the magnum opus of director SS Rajamouli...

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Mumbai is all set for the grand premiere of Baahubali 2

On the eve of its world wide release, the city of Mumbai is all set for the grand premiere show of Baahubali : The conclusion, the magnum opus of director SS Rajamouli...

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Etihad, Jet Air to elevate Maharashtra tourism

Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) today said it has signed an agreement with Etihad and Jet Airways to attract more visitors to the state and to leverage on the airlines expanding international network. ..

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Saahore Baahubali…  Team Baahubali  to attend  grand promotional event at Dubai

Ahead of its grand release, the team of Baahubali 2, magnum opus of S.S. Rajamouli will be attending the promotional event on April 25 at Roxy Cinemas, City Walk of Dubai. ..

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Downfall in Sub Saharan Africa’s tourism due to lack of safety, security

As reported by World Economic Forum, Sub-Saharan Africa acquires a bad position in Travel & Tourism competitiveness. This Swiss nonprofit foundation has made the report on the basis of sustainable economic and societal benefits through the travel and tourism sector...

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Baahubali 2 Protest: Katappa apologises to Kannadigas for his Cauvery comments

In the wake of rising protest against the release of Baahubali 2 a day after the emotional appeal of Baahubali 2 director SS Rajamouli actor Satyaraj has tendered the unconditional apology for his inflammatory comments on Cauvery row...

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‘Ek Thi Rani Aisi Bhi’ Tax free in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh

Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have declared “Ek Thi Rani Aisi Bhi” tax free on Thursday. The film which is going to be released on April 21 in the country is based on the life of Vijayaraje Scindia, who showed new thoughts in Indian politics. Sports and Youth Welfare Minister of Madhya Pradesh Yashodhara Raje Scindia has expressed her gratitude to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for declaring the film based on Rajmata Scindia’s life tax free in Madhya Pradesh. Scindia said that we get inspiration ..

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Boost in tourism: India registers 17.8%, 10.7% hike in income, Tourist Arrivals in March 2017

Giving a major boost to the economy of India, Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) during the month of March 2017 were Rs.14, 953 crores as compared to Rs. 13,115 crore in March 2016 and `11,133 crores in March 2015. Whereas, Foreign Tourists Arrival (FTA) during the month of March 2017 were 9.05 lakh as compared to FTAs of 8.17 lakh in March 2016 and 7.29 lakh in March 2015...

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Please… don’t stall the mega release of Baahubali 2 :  S. S. Rajamouli

Taking the cognizance of ongoing protest against the mega film Baahubali 2 ahead of its grand release on April 28 Director S. S. Rajamouli has urged pro-Kannada organisations not to vent anger against the film...

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MHI honours social workers with Samarasta Awards

The coveted “Balasaheb Deoras Samarasta Award” was conferred on Kusumtai Gople from Matang Samaj, Ashok Kamble from Bouddh Samaj and Lalu Kunchikorve representing Kunchikorve samaj at an impressive function organised by My Home India (MHI) here on Thursday...

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Ola and Maha Govt join hands to welcome all and enjoy ‘Maharashtra Darshan’

India’s most popular car chain holder Ola, joined hands with Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation with an aim to promote tourism. Ola announced its partnership on Wednesday undertaking various initiatives under Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s ‘Visit Maharashtra’ motto...

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Official trailer of Sachin’s mega biopic to be released on April 13

The much awaited trailer of Sachin Tendulkar’s biopic is all set for its official release on April 13. "Sachin: A Billion Dreams" a film based on the life journey of master blaster Sachin Tendulkar will hit the screens on May 26...

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BJP President Amit Shah to inaugurate Savarkar Sahitya Sammelan on April 21

BJP Chief Amit Shah will be inaugurating the 29th Savarkar Sahitya Sammelan on April 21. This is for the first time the city of thane will witness the 29th edition of Savarkar Sahitya Sammelan...

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Humanity restored as Taiwan becomes 1st country in Asia to ban consumption of cat and dog meat

Eating dog or cat meat is a traditional custom in Chinese culture. Taiwan had banned eating cat and dog meat passed landmark animal protection laws imposing fines for the consumption of dog and cat meat as well as jail term for those who kill and torture animals. This is the first country in Asia to ban the consumption of cat and dog meat...

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‘Cycling under the Stars’ kicked off to promote tourism in Odisha

Researchers say that cycling improves the overall metabolism and is beneficial for one’s health. Cycling every day can reduce 90% of your health hazards that most of us face in this hustle-bustle life. Considering this, a group of cyclists in Odisha rode from Puri to Konark and way back to soak in all the peacefulness of the nature during mid-night...

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Six Flags theme park to set up in Saudi; soon to become biggest entertainment hub

With the view to bring the prosperity in Kingdom and diversifying the sources of national income, boosting the economy and creating more job opportunities for young people Saudi Arabia has announced that a Six Flags theme park to be built in a new entertainment city...

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Chennai is all set to witness the mega Tamil audio release of Baahubali 2

After the mega audio launch of Telugu version of Baahubali 2 makers of Baahubali are all set for the launch of Tamil version of the songs. The much awaited grand tamil audio launch event will take place today at the YMCA Grounds. ..

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India stands 7th largest tourism economy, earned 14.1 trillion in 2016: WTTC

India is one of the countries that is rich with culture and its natural resources. Foreigners from across the world are often wooed away with India’s abundance of flora and fauna. In fact India stands unique as it continues to maintain the authenticity of the multi-cultural communities that range from Pahadis to Assamese to Marwaris to Goans, in short localites. India’s tourism has brought in huge economic benefits and job creation which has made it the 7th largest tourism economy in terms of GDP, ..

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'Neerja' wins Best Film and Akshay Kumar bags Best Actor in #NationalFilmAwards: Read full list of Awards here

64th National Film Awards press conference was held today at National Media Centre in New Delhi. Eminent film director, Producer, and Screenwriter Priyadarshan is the jury Chairperson in feature films category. ..

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India will be soon an attractive destination for foreign film makers

Colonel Rajyavardhan Rathore, Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting, said that the government of India took a step forward to ease issues related to entry for foreign film makers into the country. “Film Visa and the Film Facilitation Office (FFO) both aims in promoting India as an attractive filming destination to the world”, stated Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore in a meeting with Vice Minister of Telecom and Mass Communication of the Russian Federation, Alexey Volin on Monday...

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Big B launches trailer of film written by Governor of Goa

Amitabh Bachchan, the star of the millennium, has officially unveiled the trailer of Hema Malini starred “Ek Thi Rani Aisi Bhi” a film which has been penned down by none other than the Governor of Goa, Mridula Sinha...

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In a bid to promote tourism Taiwan’s Ko Wen-je arrived India

For ending up the trip from three-nation tour a mayor of Taipei city of Taiwan, Ko Wen-je had arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday. The mayor boarded on a trip to South and Southeast Asia with his delegation to promote tourism and the 2017 Summer Universiade an International multi-sports event, which will be held in Taiwan this August. ..

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Cinema to strengthen the bilateral relationship between India and Vietnam

“Collaboration in the field of Films, Broadcasting and Information Dissemination would strengthen the ties between India and Vietnam” said M Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Information & Broadcasting. He further added that the two countries will come close when there will be a collaboration in the field of institutional capacity building in social media, student exchange programs between premier institutes of both the countries in the field of journalism and films in a meeting with Minister of Information ..

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Tourism sector flourished in recent years due to various effective steps

Tourism Ministry has taken various steps to increase the number of inbound as well as outbound tourists. Therefore, the tourism sector has flourished in recent years and economy of the country has seen effective growth. Tourism Minister Dr. Mahesh Sharma informed Rajya Sabha about various steps taken to increase tourism of the country...

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Boost in tourism: India registers 17.1% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in Feb 2017

Giving a major boost to the economy of India, Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) during the month of February 2017 were Rs.15,260 crore as compared to Rs.13,627 crore in February 2016 and Rs.11,642 crore in February 2015. The growth rate in FEEs in rupee terms during February 2017 over January 2016 was 12.0% as compared to the growth of 17.1% in February 2016 over February 2015...

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Over four crores of tourists visited Rajasthan in 2016

Rural Development Minister Rajendra Rathore said that Rajasthan informed that over four crores of tourists visited Rajasthan in 2016 which has led to the enormous growth of the economy of a state. He said in the year 2015 and 2016, the inflow of tourists has also increased prominently...

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India registers prominent growth in tourism sector by Foreign Tourist Arrivals in Feb 2017

Giving a major boost to the economy of India, “Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs)” and “Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs)” on e-Tourist visa during February 2017 has increased prominently. Notably, in February 2017 number of FTAs arrived were 9.56 lakh whereas 1.70 lakh tourists arrived on e-Tourist Visa...

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FTII and Canon join hands to promote short courses in Film & Television

One of Asia's leading and India's foremost institute in film and television education the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) has signed a MoU with Canon India Private Limited to promote film education through short-term courses across several towns and cities in the country. On this occasion, Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore has said that Technology has played a critical role in defining the contours of professional photography and art of film making. ..

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Baahubali trailer to be launched on March 16

The much awaited trailer of the mega entertainer “Baahubali: The Conclusion” will be out in theaters on March 16...

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Norway soon to enthrall you with its new amusement park like Viking, Thor Kingdom

Norway is trying to mark itself as a destination for all things Viking. Thor’s Rike (Thor’s Kingdom) in western Norway aims to not only be Norway’s largest theme park when it opens; it wants to become the “Viking capital of the world.”..

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I salute the power of women across the globe

Anushka Sharma..

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I don't fear losing out; if you don't move on, you lose out

Kangana Ranaut..

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India registers record growth of tourism by 15.5% in Jan 2017

Tourism has always played an important role in the economy of India. The government of India has taken several measures since last three years due to which tourism sector has boosted largely. Therefore, the growth rate of tourism in the month of January 2017 has reached to the higher double-digit growth rate of 15.5%. ..

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Social media user should be prepared for trolls and abuses, I enjoy it

Amitabh Bachchan..

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Boost in tourism; registers 17.8% growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in January 2017

Giving a major boost to the economy of India, Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) during the month of January 2017 were Rs.16,097 crore as compared to Rs.13,669 crore in January 2016 and Rs.12,100 crore in January 2015. The growth rate in FEEs in rupee terms during January 2017 over January 2016 was 17.8% as compared to the growth of 13.0% in January 2016 over January 2015...

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Aamir Khan is one of the most inspiring and fearless artists

Shraddha Kapoor..

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Aamir Khan is one of the most inspiring and fearless artists

Shraddha Kapoor..

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India-Ukraine to strengthen bilateral cooperation through Cinema

India and Ukraine have agreed to strengthen the bilateral cooperation between the two countries through the medium of Cinema. The cooperation would be worked out through a policy and institutional framework to showcase films through the medium of Film Festivals and utilizing the Film Facilitation Office platform established by India. These issues were discussed during the meeting between I&B Minister Venkaiah Naidu and Iurii Artemenko, Chairman of the National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting ..

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#Oscars: Biggest Night for Hollywood; 'La La Land' grabs six awards, 'Moonlight' won three

Of course, the biggest night for Hollywood, the 89th Academy Awards celebrated on Monday as per the Indian Standard Time will surely be marked into the books of history as all the actors/actresses were equally appreciated crossing the bars of racism and religion for their outstanding contribution in the world of cinemas...

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Treat for summers to make them hotter as YouTube FanFest is all set to rock Mumbai

What a treat the summers are for Mumbaikars! Earlier the news of Justin Bieber and now YouTube stars are soon to hit the stage for their fans in Mumbai. This March Mumbai is set to host the 4th YouTube FanFest on 24th March at JioGraden, BKC Complex. A cherry on the cake, Right!..

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'MP Mein Dil Hua Bacche Sa' advt wins prestigious global Effie Award

Colorful, ethnic cultures, different languages, delicious cuisines, diverse folk customs etc are falls under one umbrella of love. India has become the destination for tourists from all over the world. ‘MP Mein Dil Hua Baccha Sa’ has been nominated for Effie Awards, one of the honors given worldwide to encourage effectiveness among marketing communications industry through education and recognition...

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Everybody should experience the spiritual journey of Om Namo Venkatesaya :  Venkaiah Naidu

Hailing the creative work of K Raghavendra Rao and Nagarjuna for the devotional film Om Namo Venkatesaya, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu said that every citizen should watch the spiritually enlightening film...

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The Legendary Awards 2017 goes to the Nightingale of India-Lata Mangeshkar

An epitome of soulful voice which is known across the world, none other than Lata Mangeshkar has added another shinning feather to her hat today when she was honored with ‘The Legendary Award’ from ‘The Brand Laurete’, which is recognized as one of the world-class achievement in branding amongst individuals and companies...

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16.5% growth in foreign tourist arrivals in January, USA occupies top spot

Foreign tourist arrivals to India for the month of January this year has seen a growth of 16.5 percent as compared to the same period last year. An official release said, the number of Foreign Tourist Arrivals in January were 9.83 lakh. During the month, a total of one lakh 52 thousand tourists arrived on e-Visa as compared to 88 thousand during the month of January 2016 registering a growth of 72 percent. This outlines the steady success of e-Visa facility in quantifiable terms. ..

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Foreign tourists with e-visas to get free SIM cards on arrival

Foreign tourists with e-visas will get free SIM cards on their arrival in India. Tourism Minister Dr Mahesh Sharma released free preloaded SIM cards for tourists holding e-visas at a function in New Delhi. SIM cards will be given immediately to them after landing at the immigration counter at airports in the country. ..

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Shah Rukh Khan is not part of the Baabubali 2 : Officials

Refuting all the media reports about the short appearance of actor Shah Rukh Khan in the baahubali conclusion, officials from baahubali underlined that, there will be no cameo of Shah Rukh Khan in the sequel of Baahubali...

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Shah Rukh Khan is not part of the Baabubali 2 : Officials

Refuting all the media reports about the short appearance of actor Shah Rukh Khan in the baahubali conclusion, officials from baahubali underlined that, there will be no cameo of Shah Rukh Khan in the sequel of Baahubali...

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Dubai gets first self-driving hover-taxi, maiden test successful

The first self-driving hover-taxi capable of transporting a passenger at 3,300 meters has been tested in Dubai, United Arab Emirates...

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Justin Bieber will perform in India for Purpose tour on 10th May, Are you ready Beliebers?

Good News for Beliebers, sensational pop face Justin Bieber is soon to come and perform in India in the month of May. Justin Bieber will visit India for Purpose Tour which will be held at DY Patil Stadium on May 10. Apart from India, he will also perform in Tel Aviv and Dubai. Tickets to the Justin Bieber concert go on sale from February 22, and are priced from Rs 4,000...

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Forget pop and bollywood songs, Rohtak girls' band rock with Bhajans on social media

The 21st century is an era of pop music and Bollywood songs in India, but some girls of the government school at Sanghi village in Rohtak district of Chandigarh shined and came into limelight after their Haryanvi bhajan was uploaded on youtube. Interestingly, the Haryanvi bhajan has gone viral and they have been flooded with requests for live performances...

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Theatre is surviving in India just because of few passionate individuals

Manoj Bajpayee..

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Andhra Pradesh inks MoU with online travel company Yatra to enhance tourism

To promote tourism in the State Andhra Pradesh government have joined hands with online travel company Yatra.com. Yatra has inked a MoU with the government of Andhra Pradesh to promote home stays and enhance tourism in the state through their holiday packages, the company said in a statement...

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Manaveeyam Veedhi- the street book festival for the art lovers kicks off on Kerala streets

Books are human’s best friends. They are the eternal escape for us. Then why don’t we celebrate them like festivals? Kerala brings you the street book festival named as “Manaveeyam Veedhi' for the street books sellers, book vendors and also the publishers on either sides of the roads...

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When Modi​'s Sanskrit & Hindi poetry stumped #Sanskrit hater Congress

It was an added salvo for the Congress party which is not so comfortable with Sanskrit, the ancient Vedic language which they portray as a 'saffronized' attempt to defy the BJP or saffron forces. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in full mood to take the Congress members head on when in a very first minute, the Congress members started attacking Modi's each and every sentence...

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Padmavati: Creativity freedom doesn't mean liberty to distort history

The writer pleads against distorting historical facts for fantasy and to gain popularity for the film. ..

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Government rolls out two mega project In Jammu and Kashmir for growth of tourism

Tourism sector in India has been flourished from past two years as the Indian government has taken various initiatives so that the economy of the country should be increased. Therefore, for further growth in the tourism sector, the government of India on Monday rolled out two mega projects worth Rs 194.74 crore for development of tourism infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir...

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Dakshin-2017 witnessed ethnic and meaningful performances of 250 participants across the nation

Dakshin-2017 the festival of culture started on high note with beautiful performances. Overwhelming participation from across the nation gained more momentum. Ethnic performances presenting different messages through various forms heated the festival...

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Dilip Saheb in the audience watching my film was my child hood dream coming true

Amitabh Bachchan..

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Motherhood is something that cannot be taught, it comes naturally

Sridevi..

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Kerala Literature Festival kicked off with chatty sessions of renowned writers on Kozhikode beach

Kerala Literature Festival kicked off on Thursday with chatty interactions from renowned writers. With a flashy opening on a Kozhikode beach writer Paul Zachria inaugurated the festival stating the significance of the festival for the writers and the students too...

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Hurry up! Online Registration for ‘Kailash Mansarovar Yatra’ begins

The registration for Kailash Manasarovar Yatra has started on thursday. Yatra scheduled to commence from June 12 to September 08, 2017. First time applicants, doctors and married couples would have priority and Senior citizens would have priority on the Nathu La route. The Yatra via this route is motorable and will cost about Rs. 2 lakh per person...

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Tourism will bring economic prosperity to the state of Arunachal Pradesh : Governor Padmanabha Acharya

Underlining the importance of tourism in the state of Arunachal Pradesh Governor P.B. Acharya reiterated that tourism sector has a great potential to speed-up the socio-economic development of the State. ..

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Teenagers are more close to their pets than siblings

Pets are common but their importance to children and early adolescents has received scant empirical attention. Researchers from the University of Cambridge find that teenagers, especially girls, get more satisfaction from relationships with their pets than their brothers or sisters. The findings, published in the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, indicate that boys and girls were equally satisfied with their pets, but girls reported more disclosure, companionship and conflict with their ..

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Kala Ghoda Festival brings you the fusion of colors and arts to celebrate culture of Mumbai

The festival filled up with rainbow colors, creativity and ethnicity of ideologies is set to invite you on the streets of Mumbai. Yes you guessed it right, Its Kala Ghoda Festival which is ready to greet you from 4th February to 12 February. It’s the platform where artists and performers from across the country showcase their creative talent...

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Hurry Up! Now book tickets online to visit Delhi’s tourist attraction spots

There is good news for all as anyone who wish to visit major attractions of Delhi, can book their tickets online. Delhi Government yesterday made an announcement after collaborating with ‘BookMyShow’ for an online ticketing platform. This move is taken in a bid to boost tourism of national capital...

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My focus is only to better my work, everything else is a story for me

Hrithik Roshan..

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Guwahati to witness Assam’s maiden Literary Festival from tomorrow

With its maiden Brahmaputra Literary Festival, the state of Assam is all set to mark its presence in the list of states hosting literary festival...

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I make films for the audiences who is my inspiration, not for any awards

Jackie Chan..

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Chair yoga helpful for elderly persons, reveals study

Back pain, Osteoarthritis and joints pain are common ailments of the old age that disturb the elderly persons and their family members too. Now the latest study conducted in Florida revealed that chair yoga exercises are helpful in reducing this pain and giving relief to the elderly people...

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Every actor has one film which means the world to him, Airlift is just that for me

Akshay Kumar..

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Aamir Khan’s ‘Dangal’ made tax-free in Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh

‘Dangal’ strived to be success at the box-office and also on national platform. After Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand now Madhya Pradesh too joined the list where the movie ‘Dangal’ has been declared as ‘tax-free’. This was done to entertain more and more viewers to watch and get encouraged towards sports...

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No more ‘visa-free’ visit for Indians to Hong Kong

From tomorrow which is from 23rd January Indians will have to successfully complete the pre-arrival registration online while travelling to Hong Kong. India no longer will have the ‘visa-on-arrival’ facility from Monday, after the Hong Kong government made an announcement in November last year...

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Top RSS leaders to participate in 10th Zee Jaipur Literature Festival on January 20

Senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leaders Dattatreya Hosabale and Dr Manmohan vaidya will mark their presence in the Jaipur Literature Festival. ..

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