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Tag: Tourists

Odisha bans other states' vehicles from taking Kalinga Ghat road
Odisha bans other states' vehicles from taking Kalinga Ghat road

The government on Wednesday took a decision to restrict vehicles of other states from using the Kalinga Ghat road as the drivers are not accustomed to the hairpin bends of the road.

Israel To Open To Unvaccinated Tourists From March
Israel To Open To Unvaccinated Tourists From March

Israel restricted the entry of foreign visitors in March 2020 and later eased the restrictions. As cases of the highly infectious Omicron variant were detected in late 2021, the country virtually closed its skies to foreign tourists.

Train services to resume
On Labour Day, Railway Kicks Off 'Shramik Special Trains' For Carrying Stranded Labourers

In a recent guideline issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, it has been decided to run “Shramik Special” trains from Labour Day today. These special trains will run to carry migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons stranded at different places across the country due to COVID-19 lockdown. These special trains will run […]

UAE Approves 5-Year Multi-Entry Visa For Tourists

Abu Dhabi: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has approved the issuance of a five-year multi-entry visa for foreign tourists. The decision was made on Monday during the UAE Cabinet’s first meeting of this year chaired by Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Xinhua news agency reporting citing local media as saying. […]

OTV Exclusive: Rampant Flesh Trade In Odisha Exposed 

Balasore: Amidst rise in footfall in tourism season, a sting operation has exposed rampant flesh trade in several areas of Balasore district raising questions over the role of police in the matter. As per the exclusive report by OTV, several sex rackets involving pimps and girls especially from West Bengal have been found running in hotels and […]

Nandankanan Welcomes 8 Anacondas, 3 Nile Crocodiles

Bhubaneswar: Nandankanan Zoological park on Tuesday welcomed new guests in the form of eight yellow Anaconda snakes (4 male, 4 female) and three Nile crocodiles which reached here from Madras Crocodile Bank Trust. The reptiles have been brought as part of animal exchange programme, official sources said. The new addition is likely to play a […]

Shah chairs security meet with NSA, Home Secretary

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday presided over a high-level security meeting amid escalating tensions in Jammu and Kashmir where a major security build up has sparked fears and tensions. The meeting was attended by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, Intelligence Bureau chief Arvind Kumar, Research and Analysis […]

Tourists, pilgirms leave Valley after advisory; don't panic, Guv tells political parties

Srinagar: Tourists and Amarnath Yatra pilgrims started leaving the Kashmir Valley on Saturday following the state government’s advisory asking them to cut short their stay, even as J&K Governor S P Malik said there is no need to panic. Malik urged political delegations led by National Conference leader Omar Abdullah and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti […]

Nandankanan zoo to get African cheetah, zebra

Bhubaneswar: In what could become a major attraction for tourists at Nandankanan zoological park, soon two African cheetahs and a zebra will be brought to the park. As per reports, the animals will be brought from the Netherlands and the permission regarding the same has already been given by the Central Zoo Authority of India, […]

Similipal Tiger Reserve to remain shut from June 16

Mayurbhanj: The Similipal Tiger Reserve (STR) in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district will remain closed to tourists from June 16 in view of the monsoon, officials said Monday. The date of reopening of the STR and sanctuary will be notified later after the monsoon ends, a press release issued by STR authorities said. The closure of the […]

Foreign tourists celebrate eco-friendly Diwali in Konark

Puri: Not only the residents in Odisha, but some foreign nationals here on a brief sojourn celebrated the festival of light ‘Diwali’ with much pomp and gaiety at a resort on Puri-Konark marine drive on Tuesday. Around 30 foreign tourists from Russia and eight different countries across the world gathered at the resort in Puri-Konrak […]

Tourist footfall on the rise at Bhitarkanika National Park

Kendrapara: The Bhitarkanika National Park here has registered a rise in number of visitors last month and authorities at the sanctuary are hopeful of a steady footfall in the coming days. After remaining out of bounds for three months in view of the nesting season of crocodiles, the park reopened on August 1, much to […]

Denied room, tourists clash with hotel staff in Puri

  Puri: A fight broke out between some tourists and employees of a hotel in Puri after the visitors were allegedly denied a room despite prior booking. According to sources, tourists Sachin Agarwal, Arindam Dutt and Subhajit Ghosh had booked two ‘OYO rooms’ online at Gangotri Hotel from May 24 to 28. However, after reaching […]

Narrow escape for 120 tourists as Andhra boat catches fire

Vijayawada:  At least 120 tourists had a narrow escape when a boat caught fire on the Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari district on Friday, police said. The incident occurred when the tourists were on a boat ride to Papikondalu, known for its wildlife sanctuary and hills. Some of the tourists were injured as […]

Tamil Nadu CM seeks Mufti's help for safe return of 130 tourists

  Tamil Nadu: A day after a 22-year-old tourist from Tamil Nadu was killed in stone pelting in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister K Palaniswami today spoke to his counterpart Mehbooba Mufti over the phone and sought her help for the safe return of 130 tourists from his state. R Thirumaniselvam, a city resident, suffered […]

Tourist bus falls off bridge in Balasore; no casualties

Balasore: A bus carrying around 45 passengers fell off a bridge near Bareni in Balasore district on late Tuesday night leaving 10 injured. All the injured were admitted to district headquarters hospital and those who sustained minor injuries were discharged after first aid, police said. The State government-run OSRTC bus (OD02 AE 5003) was coming […]

Crackdown on nomads, hawkers on Goa beaches

Panaji: The movement of nomads, vagabonds and hawkers will be restricted on Goa’s beaches so that tourists are not disturbed, the government said on Wednesday. Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar told the Assembly that Lamanis, members of a nomadic tribe, harass tourists who frequent coastal regions. “Any person who disturbs the tourists and hampers tourism will […]

As temperatures drop, temptations of Daringbadi allure

Daringbadi: Considered the Kashmir of Odisha, Daringbadi in Kandhamal district is the ‘go-to’ winter holiday destination of tourists. The beauty seems omnipresent starting with the morning dew drops adorning the forests to the beauty of valleys. “The atmosphere is very pleasant, all should visit the place as Daringbadi is very beautiful,” said a tourist Nandini […]

Agra activists sail paper boats to remind Gadkari of ferry

Agra: Scores of ship models and boats made of thermocol, plywood, and iron, were set sail Sunday evening on the Yamuna here to remind Union Minister Nitin Gadkiri of his promise of starting a ferry service and steamers for tourists travelling to Agra. Members of the River Connect Campaign gathered in large numbers at the […]

Similipal National Tiger Reserve to be closed during monsoon

Baripada: The Similipal National Park and Tiger Reserve will remain closed for tourists from June 16, according to a statement issued by the park authority here on Friday. Harish Kumar Bisht, field director of the Tiger Reserve said, the sanctuary is usually closed by mid-June as the internal roads and other communication channels are washed […]

Chilika boat mishap: Govt seeks detailed report

Bhubaneswar/Berhampur: A day after the tragic mishap in Chilika lake resulting in the death of four passengers, the Commerce and Transport department today sought a detailed report from the Directorate of Ports and Inland Water Transport. “I have asked the Directorate of Ports and Inland Water Transport to submit a detailed report about the incident. […]

Number of foreign tourists in Odisha declines this year: Govt

Bhubaneswar:  Despite having a huge tourism potential in the state, the footfall of foreign tourists to Odisha has declined in 2016. “Till November, only 53,280 foreign tourists visited the state,” Tourism minister Ashok Panda said in the Assembly today. The number of foreigners visiting Odisha in 2015 was 66,971. The Minister, however, could not identify […]

7 more places in Odisha get tourism destination status

Bhubaneswar: The number of tourism destinations in Odisha has gone up to 357 as the state government has accorded tourism destination status to seven more places. Of the new seven tourism destination sites, Satyabhamapur, the birth place of Utkal Gourav Madhusudan Das and two other places, which were the meeting place of the freedom fighters, […]

Sun Temple remains closed for tourists for second day

Konark: Hundreds of domestic and foreign tourists were unable to enter the Sun Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site, for the second day in a row as the protest over hike in entry fee launched on Friday continued on Saturday.

Goa minister calls gang-rape accused 'naive' and 'small-time criminals'

Panaji: Goa Tourism minister Dilip Parulekar today dubbed five youths who allegedly gang-raped two women tourists from Delhi as “nadaan” (naive) and “small-time criminals”. He, however, said he regretted the crime in the tourism-oriented coastal belt, and tried to assure tourists that the incident was an aberration. “The boys are ‘nadaan’ and have cases of […]

40 tourists fall ill in Puri over suspected food poisoning

Puri (Odisha): At least 40 tourists, hailing from West Bengal, fell ill over suspected food poisoning after having meal at an eating joint here, police said today.