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When Anushka Sharma rocked Zara’s 1.8k midi, Virat Kohli flaunted burp cloth

  • An old picture of Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli at Mumbai’s luxury hotel, Taj Lands End, is grabbing eyeballs this summer as the Bollywood diva stunned in Zara’s front knot midi dress while the Indian cricket captain donned daughter Vamika’s burp cloth
When Anushka Sharma dolled up in Zara’s <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1.8k midi dress, Virat Kohli flaunted Vamika’s burp cloth(Instagram/sanjaypahal_/kushaalwadhwani)
When Anushka Sharma dolled up in Zara’s 1.8k midi dress, Virat Kohli flaunted Vamika’s burp cloth(Instagram/sanjaypahal_/kushaalwadhwani)
Updated on Jul 24, 2021 06:08 PM IST
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Atal Tunnel the way to income generation through homestays: HP govt

Traditional architecture of the state will be promoted and all plans will be made with due consideration to the state’s fragile ecology even as the tourist rush is a cause for worry, it has been learnt
Tourists are thronging Lahaul-Spiti valley, opening up possibilities of income generation through homestays.(HT photo)
Tourists are thronging Lahaul-Spiti valley, opening up possibilities of income generation through homestays.(HT photo)
Published on Nov 10, 2020 05:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav.Bisht, Shimla

The Taste with Vir: Only in India can you stay in a real palace converted into a luxury hotel

The Mumbai Taj was the first palace hotel of note in India. Except that it wasn’t really a palace. The first real palace to be converted into a hotel was the Srinagar palace which Dr. Karan Singh gave over to the Oberoi group to run as a hotel in the late 1950s.
The Taj Mahal Palace.(Unsplash)
The Taj Mahal Palace.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jan 22, 2020 03:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi

Minor girl strikes again, steals bag containing 10L ‘shagun’ at Hyatt in Chandigarh

Police suspect it to be the handiwork of same girl and man who struck at wedding in Toy Hotel
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Published on Jan 22, 2020 12:54 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

NRI entrepreneur converts old Scotland Yard HQ into luxury UK hotel

The group had acquired the property, in the heart of London’s Whitehall area near Trafalgar Square and Downing Street, in 2015 for Rs 1,025 crores and further invested Rs 512 crores towards its makeover into a luxury hotel.
Two documents in the public domain – one purported to be a record of a police interview with MQM official Tariq Mir, and another involving Karachi trader Sarfaraz Anwar Merchant – claim that India provides funds to MQM.(file photo)
Two documents in the public domain – one purported to be a record of a police interview with MQM official Tariq Mir, and another involving Karachi trader Sarfaraz Anwar Merchant – claim that India provides funds to MQM.(file photo)
Updated on Dec 06, 2019 10:22 AM IST
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London | By Press Trust of India

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Ringing out the old

If you’re making plans for the New Year, here are some tips to help you along
Sit around in your fluffy bathrobe, order room service and get a bit tiddly on your New Year staycation(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
Sit around in your fluffy bathrobe, order room service and get a bit tiddly on your New Year staycation(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
Updated on Nov 30, 2019 09:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Seema Goswami

This week’s newsmaker: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Indian tourist

The desi traveller is infamous for stealing from hotels, harassing hospitality staff and insisting on Indian buffets. A recent incident in Bali is not the first and definitely won’t be the last. But why is the Indian traveller so uncouth?
(Mohit Suneja)
(Mohit Suneja)
Published on Aug 10, 2019 04:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Vanessa Viegas

‘I thought it was lucky’: Kumaraswamy on why he stayed in a 5-star hotel

The Karnataka coalition government slipped into a crisis two weeks ago after 16 lawmakers — 13 from the Congress and three from the JD(S) — resigned.
Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy during the trust vote at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru.(PTI Photo)
Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy during the trust vote at Vidhana Soudha, in Bengaluru.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 26, 2019 11:47 PM IST
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HT Correspondent, Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal

HT Picks: The most interesting books of the week

The emerald isle, ghazals and Urdu poetry and a corporate battle all feature in this week’s list of good reads
This week’s pick of great reads includes books on Sri Lanka, ghazals, and the most sensational corporate spat in recent Indian business history.(HT Team)
This week’s pick of great reads includes books on Sri Lanka, ghazals, and the most sensational corporate spat in recent Indian business history.(HT Team)
Updated on Jun 21, 2019 08:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Team

Sri Lankan parliament official among six arrested over NTJ links

Nine suicide bombers carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through three churches and three luxury hotels on the Easter Sunday, killing more than 250 people.
Nine suicide bombers carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through three churches and three luxury hotels on the Easter Sunday, killing more than 250 people.(AP)
Nine suicide bombers carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through three churches and three luxury hotels on the Easter Sunday, killing more than 250 people.(AP)
Published on May 20, 2019 06:58 PM IST
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Colombo | By Press Trust of India

Mumbai businessman abducted from luxury hotel, rescued; six arrested

Additional deputy commissioner of police (New Delhi) Eish Singhal said that four woman and two men were arrested for the abduction. The businessman was rescued and his family members were informed, he said.
The police said that the man had fallen victim to a honey trap and a ransom amount of ₹30 lakh had been demanded for his release.(Shutterstock)
The police said that the man had fallen victim to a honey trap and a ransom amount of ₹30 lakh had been demanded for his release.(Shutterstock)
Updated on May 19, 2019 07:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Pakistan PM Imran Khan slams hotel attack as bid to damage economy

At least one person was shot dead Saturday after gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the southwestern Pakistani city of Gwadar, the centrepiece of a multi-billion dollar Chinese infrastructure project.
A Baloch separatist group, the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), claimed responsibility for the attack via Twitter.(Gurpreet Singh/ HT Photo)
A Baloch separatist group, the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), claimed responsibility for the attack via Twitter.(Gurpreet Singh/ HT Photo)
Updated on May 12, 2019 02:28 PM IST
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Islamabad | By Agence France-Presse

Sri Lanka orders mosques to clamp down on extremists after Easter bombings

The country has been on edge since the April 21 attacks by jihadist bombers who attacked three churches and three Colombo hotels which also left 500 people injured.
The Sri Lankan government on Friday ordered mosques to clamp down on extremists and to submit copies of sermons in new fallout from the Easter suicide bombings that left 258 dead.(AP)
The Sri Lankan government on Friday ordered mosques to clamp down on extremists and to submit copies of sermons in new fallout from the Easter suicide bombings that left 258 dead.(AP)
Updated on May 10, 2019 06:33 PM IST
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Colombo | By Agence France-Presse

Deserted beaches, empty rooms: Sri Lanka tourism takes a hit after bombings

Cancellation rates at hotels across the country averaged 70 percent as of Saturday, with the capital Colombo taking a bigger hit, Sri Lanka’s Tourism Bureau Chairman Kishu Gomes told Reuters.
Empty sunbathing chairs are seen on a beach near hotels in a tourist area in Bentota, Sri Lanka(Reuters Photo)
Empty sunbathing chairs are seen on a beach near hotels in a tourist area in Bentota, Sri Lanka(Reuters Photo)
Updated on May 05, 2019 10:50 AM IST
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Bentota, Sri Lanka | By Reuters

Sri Lanka lifts social media blockade imposed after Easter Sunday blasts

Social media had remained blocked in Sri Lanka where a string of powerful blasts tore through three churches and as many luxury hotels on April 21, killing 253 people and injuring more than 500 others.
The government said it blocked social media in the wake of the Easter Sunday attacks to curb the spread of misinformation among the public.(HT Photo)
The government said it blocked social media in the wake of the Easter Sunday attacks to curb the spread of misinformation among the public.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 30, 2019 03:00 PM IST
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Colombo | By Press Trust of India

6 children, 3 women among 15 killed in raids on IS hideouts in Sri Lanka

The gun battle between troops and suspected Islamist militants erupted on Friday evening in Sainthamaruthu in Ampara, to the south of the town of Batticaloa, site of one of the Easter Sunday blasts at luxury hotels and churches.
A security officer guards outside St. Anthony's Shrine, days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 26, 2019.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
A security officer guards outside St. Anthony's Shrine, days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 26, 2019.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 06, 2020 12:08 PM IST
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Colombo | By Reuters

Sri Lanka fears up to $1.5 billion tourism losses

The government has blamed local Islamist extremists for the coordinated suicide bombings that shocked a nation recovering from a 37-year ethnic war that ended a decade ago.
The Islamic State group said it carried out the attack and the government says it believes local extremists were at least inspired by IS militants.(HT Photo)
The Islamic State group said it carried out the attack and the government says it believes local extremists were at least inspired by IS militants.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 26, 2019 08:02 PM IST
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Colombo | By Press Trust of India

Sri Lanka’s defence secretary resigns following suicide bomb attacks

He said that security agencies were actively responding to intelligence they had about the possibility of attacks before they were launched.
The Easter Sunday bombings on churches and luxury hotels killed at least 359 people and wounded about 500.(AFP)
The Easter Sunday bombings on churches and luxury hotels killed at least 359 people and wounded about 500.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 25, 2019 07:22 PM IST
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Colombo | By Reuters

Sri Lanka President asks security officials to quit; toll 359

The opposition has questioned the government’s failure to act, especially after Indian officials warned their Sri Lankan counterparts at least three times about possible terror attacks on churches.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has asked the police chief and defence secretary to quit following the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels that killed 359 people(REUTERS)
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has asked the police chief and defence secretary to quit following the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels that killed 359 people(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 25, 2019 12:03 AM IST
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Colombo | By Agencies

Sri Lanka detains Syrian in investigation of blasts; toll rises to 321

No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which officials said were carried out by at least seven suicide bombers on three churches and four hotels. About 500 people were also wounded.
A security officer stands in front of St Anthony's shrine in Colombo, after bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels on Easter, in Sri Lanka on Monday.(REUTERS)
A security officer stands in front of St Anthony's shrine in Colombo, after bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels on Easter, in Sri Lanka on Monday.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 23, 2019 02:35 PM IST
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Colombo | By Reuters

Sri Lanka never expected bombings of such magnitude: Defence Secretary

No group has claimed responsibility for Sunday’s attacks, but police have arrested 24 people - mostly members of an Islamist extremist group - in connection with the blasts that also killed 31 foreigners, including eight Indian nationals.
The Sri Lankan government never expected the Easter Sunday bombings of such magnitude, Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando said(REUTERS)
The Sri Lankan government never expected the Easter Sunday bombings of such magnitude, Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando said(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 23, 2019 12:43 PM IST
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Colombo | By Press Trust of India

Sri Lanka observes 3-minute silence as death toll rises to 310 in Easter Sunday attacks

National flags were lowered and people bowed their heads as the silence began at 8:30 am local time, the time the first of the attacks occurred on Sunday.
Sri Lanka observes 3-minute silence as death toll rises to 310 in Easter Sunday attacks(REUTERS)
Sri Lanka observes 3-minute silence as death toll rises to 310 in Easter Sunday attacks(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 23, 2019 12:14 PM IST
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Colombo | By Press Trust of India

Sri Lanka to declare emergency from midnight after Easter day blasts that killed 290

The government has decided to gazette the clauses related to prevention of terrorism to emergency regulation and gazette it by midnight, Sri Lanka president’s media unit said in a statement.
TOPSHOT - Sri Lankan security personnel walk through debris following an explosion in St Sebastian's Church in Negombo, north of the capital Colombo, on April 21, 2019.(AFP)
TOPSHOT - Sri Lankan security personnel walk through debris following an explosion in St Sebastian's Church in Negombo, north of the capital Colombo, on April 21, 2019.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 22, 2019 03:25 PM IST
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Colombob | By Reuters

Sri Lanka imposes emergency, says international network involved in attacks

Police said 87 bomb detonators were found at the city’s main bus station, while an explosive went off near a church where scores were killed on Sunday when bomb squad officials were trying to defuse it.
Sri Lankan police clear the area while Special Task Force Bomb Squad officers inspect the site of an exploded van near a church that was attacked yesterday in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 22, 2019.(REUTERS photo)
Sri Lankan police clear the area while Special Task Force Bomb Squad officers inspect the site of an exploded van near a church that was attacked yesterday in Colombo, Sri Lanka April 22, 2019.(REUTERS photo)
Updated on May 03, 2020 12:20 AM IST
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Reuters | By Reuters

Woman from Kerala’s Kasargod killed in Sri Lanka serial blasts

At least three churches, three luxury hotels and a guesthouse were among the targets of the attacks. The defence minister said that seven suspects linked to the blasts have been arrested.
Sri Lankan security personnel keep watch outside the church premises following a blast at the St. Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade, Colombo on April 21, 2019.(AFP)
Sri Lankan security personnel keep watch outside the church premises following a blast at the St. Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade, Colombo on April 21, 2019.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 21, 2019 07:48 PM IST
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Thiruvanathapuram | By HT Correspondent

Sri Lanka blasts: Cricketing fraternity expresses shock over attacks, prays for speedy recovery

As per local reports, the blasts in hotels and churches in different parts of the country occurred at around 8.45 am (local time) even as the Easter Sunday masses were in progress in churches.
Sri Lanka, April 21 (ANI): Sri Lankan military officials stand guard in front of the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Sunday(REUTERS)
Sri Lanka, April 21 (ANI): Sri Lankan military officials stand guard in front of the St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Sunday(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 21, 2019 02:40 PM IST
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Indian billionaire turns Scotland Yard building into luxury hotel

Transformed at a reported cost of 75 million pounds, the hotel located close to Trafalgar Square has over 150 rooms, some converted from what were previously cells where criminals were incarcerated.
Indian billionnaire Yusufalli Kader acquired the Great Scotland Yard building for 110 million pounds in 2015.
Indian billionnaire Yusufalli Kader acquired the Great Scotland Yard building for 110 million pounds in 2015.
Updated on Mar 23, 2019 07:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar

New luxury vs old

What do you do when your luxury hotel, built in the 1970s, begins to look cheap and dated by today’s standards?
The Oberoi, Mumbai represents modern luxury but its older brother next door has aged so badly that they don’t even call it an Oberoi
The Oberoi, Mumbai represents modern luxury but its older brother next door has aged so badly that they don’t even call it an Oberoi
Updated on Jan 12, 2019 07:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi

Let there be (more) light

Why do luxury hotels charge us so much only to inconvenience us with dim lights, hidden switches and baffling bathrooms?
The simpler the hotel room and its fittings, the cheaper it is to build. But most hotels are poorly lit and have complex switches
The simpler the hotel room and its fittings, the cheaper it is to build. But most hotels are poorly lit and have complex switches
Updated on Dec 15, 2018 10:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi

India plans full-spectrum exercise to check coastal security response

The exercise will test response, reaction time and coordination between agencies to deal with incoming threats simultaneously across both the eastern and western seaboard, a senior official of the ministry of defence said on condition of anonymity.
A decade ago, on November 26, 10 Pakistani terrorists sneaked into Mumbai; 166 people were killed and over 300 injured in the ensuing attacks that lasted three days and involved terrorists from the Lashkar-e-Taiba taking over a luxury hotel.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
A decade ago, on November 26, 10 Pakistani terrorists sneaked into Mumbai; 166 people were killed and over 300 injured in the ensuing attacks that lasted three days and involved terrorists from the Lashkar-e-Taiba taking over a luxury hotel.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 10, 2018 12:11 PM IST
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