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Five-time North Goa MP and Union Minister Shripad Naik on Tuesday took charge as Minister of State (MoS) for the Ministry of Tourism.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Shripad Naik assumes responsibility as Minister of State for Tourism

ANI | | Posted by Shanza Khan, New Delhi, India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 20, 2021 01:46 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 7 effected a major reshuffle and expansion of his ministry and hands over Minister of State for Tourism to Shripad Naik on Tuesday.
Jammu and Kashmir to host a mega event, showcase its myriad tourism products(Photo by Darshan Chudasama on Unsplash)
Jammu and Kashmir to host a mega event, showcase its myriad tourism products(Photo by Darshan Chudasama on Unsplash)

Jammu and Kashmir to host a mega event, showcase its myriad tourism products

PTI |
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2021 11:00 AM IST
Tourism ministry to organise 'Tapping the Potential of Kashmir: Another Day in Paradise' event in Jammu and Kashmir from April 11-13 to promote the region as a destination for leisure, adventure, wedding, films
Prahlad Patel said the ministry launched the 'Dekho Apna Desh' initiative in January 2020 with the objective of creating awareness among the citizens about the rich heritage and culture of the country and to promote domestic tourism.(HT Photo)
Prahlad Patel said the ministry launched the 'Dekho Apna Desh' initiative in January 2020 with the objective of creating awareness among the citizens about the rich heritage and culture of the country and to promote domestic tourism.(HT Photo)

Around 37 crore spent in 2019-20 to promote domestic tourism: Prahlad Patel

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 06:08 PM IST
Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, the tourism minister said that while around 63 crore was spent in 2018-2019, around 25 crore was spent in 2017-2018 on promoting sites within the country.
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her budget speech said five archaeological sites will be developed as “iconic sites” with museums.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her budget speech said five archaeological sites will be developed as “iconic sites” with museums.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Major boost to tourism: Five new on-site museums, 2,500 cr funds

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Madhukalya
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2020 06:26 AM IST
Nirmala Sitharaman also proposed the setting up of an Indian Institute of Heritage and Conservation with the status of a deemed university under the Ministry of Culture.
India has a rich culture of varied traditions, customs and festivals. The terrain, language and the way of living changes hereafter every few kilometers.(Unsplash)
India has a rich culture of varied traditions, customs and festivals. The terrain, language and the way of living changes hereafter every few kilometers.(Unsplash)

National Tourism Day 2020: Significance and important facts

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 04:27 PM IST
India offers several forms of tourism such as cultural, nature, heritage, educational, business, sports, rural, medical, cruise, and eco-tourism.
With an aim to showcase the county’s rich handicraft heritage while making it accessible for the world to experience, the project provides an immersive tour of varied Indian craft forms.(Wikimedia Commons)
With an aim to showcase the county’s rich handicraft heritage while making it accessible for the world to experience, the project provides an immersive tour of varied Indian craft forms.(Wikimedia Commons)

Online exhibition ‘Crafted in India’ to showcase handicraft heritage

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2019 02:43 PM IST
Brought together by Dastkari Haat Samiti, Ministry of Tourism, and 20 other cultural organisations, the new online project, titled ‘Crafted in India’, was unveiled in Delhi on Monday.
Prahlad Patel began his political career as a student leader and held several posts with the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, the youth wing of the BJP(HT File Photo)
Prahlad Patel began his political career as a student leader and held several posts with the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, the youth wing of the BJP(HT File Photo)

Prahlad Patel, former student leader of the youth wing of the BJP, joins PM Modi’s cabinet again

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2019 05:39 PM IST
Prahlad Patel began his political career as a student leader and held several posts with the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, the youth wing of the BJP.
An Indian mountaineer was among 14 climbers who successfully scaled the world’s highest peak Mount Everest on Monday, officials said.(AFP)
An Indian mountaineer was among 14 climbers who successfully scaled the world’s highest peak Mount Everest on Monday, officials said.(AFP)

Indian mountaineer scales Everest

Kathmandu | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2019 10:10 PM IST
Among the seven climbers who scaled the summit, four are from China, two from Greece and one from India. The Indian mountaineer was identified as Pranay Bandbuch by the ministry.
In an attempt to popularise lesser-known places with tourism potential in the country, the ministry of tourism has reached out to travel bloggers .(Photo By Bachchan kumar / Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)
In an attempt to popularise lesser-known places with tourism potential in the country, the ministry of tourism has reached out to travel bloggers .(Photo By Bachchan kumar / Hindustan Times)(Hindustan Times)

To boost tourism, ministry seeks help of bloggers

New Delhi | By To boost tourism, ministry seeks help of bloggers
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2019 11:41 PM IST
The ministry has selected eight bloggers, mostly women, to write about eight destinations, which will be picked next week by tourism ministry.
Sangeetha has transformed the SUV she’s travelling in into her mini home.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)
Sangeetha has transformed the SUV she’s travelling in into her mini home.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)

NRI woman travels solo across India, spreading the message of cleanliness

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Anupam Srivastava, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2018 01:23 PM IST
Audit Sangeetha Sridhar is also carrying out spot checks of flagship government projects including Swachh Bharat
The interpreters, hired by private hospitals, help foreign patients through their stay here, and, in the process, become an inseparable part of their life in India.(Picture for representation)
The interpreters, hired by private hospitals, help foreign patients through their stay here, and, in the process, become an inseparable part of their life in India.(Picture for representation)

Patient-interpreter relations go beyond words in Gurugram

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sonali Verma
PUBLISHED ON OCT 03, 2018 07:41 AM IST
Medical interpreters have been making life easier for the tens of thousands of international patients who arrive in Gurugram every year.
Locals celebrating the opening of the Badrinath portals.(HT File Photo)
Locals celebrating the opening of the Badrinath portals.(HT File Photo)

Mystery over writer of Badrinath temple ‘aarti’ deepens as new manuscript surfaces

Hindustan Times, Haldwani | By Abhinav Madhwal
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2018 09:15 AM IST
A government official has claimed that the famed Badrinath temple aarti was written by a local revenue collector Dhan Singh Bartwal, which is contrary to the popular belief that a Muslim devotee wrote the invocation.
The Cunard Cruise Liner MS Queen Victoria leaves after a port call at the "Grand port Atlantique" harbour in La Rochelle on April 10, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / XL / XAVIER LEOTY(AFP File Photo)
The Cunard Cruise Liner MS Queen Victoria leaves after a port call at the "Grand port Atlantique" harbour in La Rochelle on April 10, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / XL / XAVIER LEOTY(AFP File Photo)

Tourism, Shipping ministries moot GST exemption to revive cruise tourism

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jeevan Prakash Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2018 11:28 PM IST
In 2017-18, the number of passengers went down to 1,75,636 with only 137 ships visiting Indian ports
Chinese Cultural show, "Bowl Dance", to celebrate Chinese New Year 2017 performance by Xinjiang Art Theatre song and Dance troupe, in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)
Chinese Cultural show, "Bowl Dance", to celebrate Chinese New Year 2017 performance by Xinjiang Art Theatre song and Dance troupe, in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)

Plan to increase Chinese tourists hits roadblock with only few Mandarin-speaking guides

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jeevan Prakash Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 07:22 AM IST
The Indian Tour Operators Association, Tourist Guide Federation of India, and senior ministry officials agree that India’s supply of Mandarin guides falls short of the required strength.
File photo of the Red Fort in New Delhi.
File photo of the Red Fort in New Delhi.

TMC wants Centre to scrap ‘adoption’ of Red Fort, says Derek O’Brien

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2018 04:41 PM IST
TMC MP Derek O’Brien refuted reports that the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Tourism, that he heads, approved the tourism ministry’s proposal to go ahead with a “corporate adoption” of the Red Fort.
Dalmia Bharat recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the ministry of culture for the upkeep of Red Fort .(Virendra Singh Gosain /HT Archive)
Dalmia Bharat recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the ministry of culture for the upkeep of Red Fort .(Virendra Singh Gosain /HT Archive)

Months before Dalmia deal, govt had rejected Red Fort’s upkeep by another corporate

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 09:48 AM IST
Opposition parties are protesting against the MoU the government has signed with Dalmia Bharat, a private company, to maintain the historic monument for five years.
India Tourism office in Toronto
India Tourism office in Toronto

India Tourism office in Toronto shuts down after 58 years of operation

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya, Toronto
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2018 08:55 PM IST
This is part of a larger rationalisation of India Tourism's operations globally.
Union minister Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said safety provisions for tourists were the primary responsibility of state governments and Union territory administrations. (Shutterstock image)
Union minister Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said safety provisions for tourists were the primary responsibility of state governments and Union territory administrations. (Shutterstock image)

Centre asks states to identify accident-prone selfie zones

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 06:34 PM IST
Advisory includes erection of signboards, warning visitors of dangers involved in taking selfies at such locations, posting volunteers, sensitisation through public address systems and barricading areas.
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