First train carrying water from Vellore reaches Chennai

The first train carrying 2.5 million litres of water from Jolarpet in Vellore district has reached Chennai yesterday. The special train with fifty wagons unloaded the water at Villivakkam in Chennai from where it will be taken through pipelines to the pumping station of Metrowater for distribution in the parched city. Chennai is facing severe … Read more

Kaziranga National Park reopened in Assam

Kaziranga National Park, a World Heritage Site, reopened on Friday after remaining closed during the monsoon. State forest minister Rockybul Hussain officially declared the park open at a function in Kaziranga’s Kohora forest range. After the park was opened on Friday, nearly 553 tourists, including 12 foreigners, visited the Kaziranga National Park, a World Heritage … Read more

Special Investigation Team to unearth black money

The Government of India has decided to constitute a Special Investigation Team, SIT, to unearth black money stashed in banks in the foreign countries. Briefing media after first Cabinet meeting by the new government, the Law and Communication Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the team will be headed by former Supreme Court Judge M.B.Shah … Read more

India Poised to be third biggest aviation market by 2020

Addressing the members of Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation in Panjim, Goa, Indian Minister of Civil Aviation, Shri Ajit Singh said that India is poised to be the third biggest aviation market in the world by 2020. He also expressed the hope that as per growth projections the air passenger traffic is … Read more

Manoj Kumar Inaugurates Indian Panorama at 44th IFFI

Veteran film actor and director, Manoj Kumar inaugurated the Indian Panorama Section here at the ongoing 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in the presence of Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Shri Manish Tewari, Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Shri Bimal Julka and film personalities like Prem Chopra, Subhash Ghai and Manoj Bajpai. … Read more

Preserving South Indian Art Forms

The Indian Minister of Culture Smt. Chandresh Kumari Katoch has said that Ministry of Culture, as a part of its objectives, does work for preserving all art forms including South Indian art forms. In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today she said, South Indian Tribal and Folk Art forms are being continuously preserved … Read more

Starbucks US coffee chain revenue increased by 6%

US giant Starbucks, the world’s biggest coffee chain, says an increase in customers boosted revenue in the fourth quarter by 6%. The company said net income at its shops open for at least a year was $359m (£222.6m, £277.5m euros) in the three months to September. “Our Q4 and overall 2012 fiscal year performance demonstrates … Read more

Healthcare :: Promote India as the new emerging medical value travel destination abroad, says Ambika Soni

The Tourism and Culture Minister Smt. Ambika Soni has stressed the need to promote India as the new emerging Medical Value Travel destination abroad. She was speaking at the 4th India Health Summit here. Smt. Soni said the way medial tourism has developed in recent times is largely linked to economics and technology and India is positioning itself as the primary medical destination for the most complex medical procedures in the world.

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