New Delhi’s AIIMS to serve as model before new centres planned in country

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Health Minister, said here that doctors must bear the burden of responsibility of strengthening the doctor-patient relationship. On the second day of his sanitation drive which is seeing him inspect facilities at the capital’s hospitals (the Health Minister visited Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital yesterday), the Minister was clearly on a … Read more

Himachal Pradesh tragedy

Twenty four students from an engineering college in Hyderabad are washed away in the Beas river near Mandi in Himachal Pradesh. Six of them are girls. The incident occurred at around 6.30 pm on Sunday when the students, who were on their way to the resort town of Manali for an excursion, were clicking pictures … Read more

Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh Awarded National Tourism Award for Best State

Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh have been jointly given the award for the First Prize in the category of “Best State/UT: Comprehensive Development of Tourism.” The second and third prizes in this category have gone to Kerala and Gujarat respectively. The National Tourism Awards were given by Mr. Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for Human … Read more

Harish Rawat Expresses Satisfaction Over the Rescue Operation and Relief Works in the Flood Affected Areas

Union Minister of Water Resources Shri Harish Rawat has expressed his satisfaction over the rescue operation and relief works in the flood affected areas. Shri Rawat who is currently on tour to flashflood/landslide affected areas of Uttarakhand is in touch with local administration and is personally monitoring the rescue operation and relief works in the … Read more

UNWTO Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development to be Held at Hyderabad

United Nations World Tourism Organisation ( UNWTO) Commission’s Conference on Sustainable Tourism Development and 25th Joint Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for East Asia, Pacific and South Asia will be held at Hyderabad from 12th to 14th of this month. Announcing this in New Delhi today Union Tourism Minister Shri K. Chiranjeevi said the need … Read more

Tourism between India and Canada – more package tours

Mr. Maxime Bernier, Minister of Tourism, Canada called on Union Tourism Minister Shri K Chiranjeevi here. Both sides  resolved to strengthen cooperation in tourism sector.  It was also decided that both the countries will identify areas for working together and explore new opportunities in tourism sector especially in the field of human resource development, exchange … Read more

Direct air connectivity between India and Australia to boost tourism

The Australian Tourism Minister Mr. Martin Ferguson has called for direct air connectivity between India and Australia to boost tourism. He stated this during his discussion with Union Tourism Minister Shri K.Chiranjeevi here. Both the Ministers also expressed their resolve to strengthen bilateral tourism cooperation. Referring to the recent  road shows organized by India Tourism … Read more

India promoting medical tourism

In order to promote Medical Tourism in India, Indian Government has extended the Marketing Development Assistance (MDA) Scheme to include Medical Tourism in its purview in February, 2009. Financial support under this Scheme is provided to approved Medical Tourism Service Providers, i.e. representatives of Hospitals accredited by Joint Commission for International Accredited Hospitals (JCI) and … Read more

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