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BJP dares Congress leader Digvijaya Singh to declare support for construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya
Politics

BJP dares Congress leader Digvijaya Singh to declare support for construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya

BJP national vice-president Prabhat Jha said the Ram Mandir issue is sub-judice and the court will decide on it, but Muslims and Hindus can also resolve the matter mutually

Civil Aviation Ministry working on another version of regional air connectivity scheme UDAN, says Jayant Sinha
Business

Civil Aviation Ministry working on another version of regional air connectivity scheme UDAN, says Jayant Sinha

The existing scheme, known as Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN), seeks to connect unserved and under-served airports in different parts of the country

Centre appoints 'monument mitras' for five heritage sites in Delhi, including Dalmia Bharat Group for Red Fort
India

Centre appoints 'monument mitras' for five heritage sites in Delhi, including Dalmia Bharat Group for Red Fort

'Monument mitras' have been appointed for five heritage sites in Delhi, including the Red Fort, under the government's ambitious 'Adopt a Heritage' scheme.

Goa government overcomes initial opposition after Red Fort row, says it will support Centre's 'Adopt a Heritage' scheme
India

Goa government overcomes initial opposition after Red Fort row, says it will support Centre's 'Adopt a Heritage' scheme

The Goa government decided not to oppose listing of the state's heritage monuments under a Central government project designed to rope in private and public firms for maintaining such structures

Red Fort row: MoU with Dalmia Bharat group attracts criticism but Centre's move has many global precedents
India

Red Fort row: MoU with Dalmia Bharat group attracts criticism but Centre's move has many global precedents

The Centre's MoU with the Dalmia Bharat group for maintaining the Red Fort has generated controversy. However, there are numerous global precedents.

Red Fort 'adopted' by cement company Dalmia Bharat, MoU signed with tourism ministry under 'Adopt A Heritage' scheme
India

Red Fort 'adopted' by cement company Dalmia Bharat, MoU signed with tourism ministry under 'Adopt A Heritage' scheme

The Ministry of Tourism signed an MoU with Dalmia Bharat and the Archaeological Survey of India to adopt the iconic Red Fort monument in New Delhi under the 'Adopt a Heritage' project

Centre announces tourism package of Rs 70 crore to develop religious sites in poll-bound Meghalaya
Politics

Centre announces tourism package of Rs 70 crore to develop religious sites in poll-bound Meghalaya

With Assembly elections in Meghalaya likely to be announced this week, Union Tourism Minister KJ Alphons on Sunday announced a tourism package of Rs 70 crore to develop religious and spiritual circuits in the state.

Union minister KJ Alphons refuses Y-category security, calls it 'unnecessary waste' of resources
India

Union minister KJ Alphons refuses Y-category security, calls it 'unnecessary waste' of resources

Tourism and tnformation and technology minister Alphons Kannanthanam has cut out his Y-category security, choosing to travel with a personal security officer (PSO) in his car instead

Another blow for Taj Mahal: Monument doesn't feature in list of 14 sites part of Centre's 'Adopt a Heritage' scheme
India

Another blow for Taj Mahal: Monument doesn't feature in list of 14 sites part of Centre's 'Adopt a Heritage' scheme

The Taj Mahal has suffered another blow at the hands of the Centre, with the government choosing to not name the historic monument in its first list of 14 heritage sites to be named under the 'Adopt a Heritage' scheme

Prakash Javadekar says poor sanitation keeps away many tourists from India
India

Prakash Javadekar says poor sanitation keeps away many tourists from India

India has more to offer to tourists than any other country but many prefer to stay away given the poor sanitation in the country, union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday.

India sees 15 percent growth in foreign tourist footfall, around 56.74 lakh visit in just seven months
India

India sees 15 percent growth in foreign tourist footfall, around 56.74 lakh visit in just seven months

India has registered a growth of over 15 percent in foreign tourist arrivals from January to July this year, with many opting for e-visa facility

PM Modi set to be mascot of 'Incredible India' campaign: Govt won't engage Bollywood artists for drive
India

PM Modi set to be mascot of 'Incredible India' campaign: Govt won't engage Bollywood artists for drive

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to be the mascot of 'Incredible India' campaign with the Tourism Ministry finally deciding to do away with plans to rope in any Bollywood stars, including Amitabh Bachchan, for the role which was lying vacant after ouster of Aamir Khan earlier this year.

Modi's foreign visits bring in tourists: Domestic tourism to attract Rs 50,000-cr investment
Business

Modi's foreign visits bring in tourists: Domestic tourism to attract Rs 50,000-cr investment

The country has witnessed upto 40 percent growth in tourist footfall from countries which have been visited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his last two years in office.

Amitabh Bachchan to be the face of Swachh Bharat Mission
India

Amitabh Bachchan to be the face of Swachh Bharat Mission

Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan will be the face of "city compost" campaign of 'Swachh Bharat Mission', months after the government had "put on hold" his name for brand ambassador of Incredible India campaign following the Panama papers controversy.

Not so 'atulya' any more? Amitabh Bachchan's name put on hold for 'Incredible India'
Bollywood

Not so 'atulya' any more? Amitabh Bachchan's name put on hold for 'Incredible India'

Sources have been quoted as saying that the government has put Amitabh's name on hold and is considering other celebrities to be the face of the campaign.

Culture minister Mahesh Sharma speaks out in favour of women's entry at Sabarimala
India

Culture minister Mahesh Sharma speaks out in favour of women's entry at Sabarimala

Union minister Mahesh Sharma on Monday favoured the entry of women in Kerala's Sabarimala temple, saying there should be no discrimination on the basis of caste and gender.

Misplaced priorities?: Medical tourism raises more questions than dollars
India

Misplaced priorities?: Medical tourism raises more questions than dollars

Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma on Wednesday launched the National Medical and Wellness Tourism Board to promote medical tourism from foreign countries into India.

Reward for loyalty, boot for the rest? Here's what Amitabh Bachchan as new Incredible India ambassador proves
India

Reward for loyalty, boot for the rest? Here's what Amitabh Bachchan as new Incredible India ambassador proves

Bachchan is a perfect example of how fortunes of artists wax and wane with politicians. His purported anointment as brand ambassador of Incredible India underlines a simple fact: artists get cast as heroes and villains on the preferences and biases of India's political masters.

Not so incredible: Government confirms Aamir Khan's contract with 'Incredible India' campaign is over
Entertainment

Not so incredible: Government confirms Aamir Khan's contract with 'Incredible India' campaign is over

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, whose comments on perceived intolerance in the country had created a controversy, has ceased to be the mascot for government's 'Incredible India' campaign as the contract for it has expired.

Finance ministry to tourism to minority affairs: Arvind Mayaram shifted once again
India

Finance ministry to tourism to minority affairs: Arvind Mayaram shifted once again

Arvind Mayaram, who was shunted from finance ministry to tourism, has now been transferred to minority affairs ministry even before he took charge.