New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) India and China should focus on trading in their own currencies, the rupee and renminbi, instead of the US dollar, as this would help reduce risk and cut exchange costs, Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani said Monday.
Ankara, May 20 (IANS) A hot air balloon crashed while flying over a popular tourist destination in Turkey, and collided with another balloon just 300 metres above the ground, killing two people and injuring 23 Monday. The crash occurred around 6 a.m
Washington, May 20 (IANS) A tech delegation of top women executives in the information and communication technology sector is visiting India this week to explore ideas to increase the number of women in ICT professions and academia. Led by the US State Department, the delegation will be meeting with leading companies, foundations, educational institutions and government ministries engaged in promoting women in ICT and interacting with the media in New Delhi and Bangalore. The effort is driven by the State Department along with the Institute of International Education (IIE), public sector, private sector and civil society organizations.
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Delhiites Monday had a harrowing time due to traffic restrictions put in place in the heart of the city during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit. Some even slammed the practice of closing roads for the movement of dignitaries
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Ahead of US Secretary State John Kerry's June visit for the India-United States Strategic Dialogue, a senior American diplomat is travelling to New Delhi this week to exchange notes on the preparations. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, who will be in New Delhi May 24-25, will meet External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai and other Indian officials, according to a state department statement
Panaji, May 20 (IANS) The number of Russian tourists to Goa could soon touch 200,000 annually, newly-appointed Russian honorary consul in Goa Victor Albuquerque said Monday. Albuquerque, a reputed businessman in Goa, was speaking to reporters in his first media conference after being appointed a couple of months ago to act as a first point of assistance to the thousands of Russian tourists who have been flocking to Goa. "We are somewhere at the top of the charter tourism curve.
Since childhood, being born in a North Indian Punjabi family, I have been fond of curries - spicy chicken curry or tangy vegetable tangy curry accompanied with rice or a crisp tandoori roti oozing with white butter.
Agra, May 20 (IANS) Emplayees at monuments in Taj city Agra should get a four-hour lunch break to give them some respite from the scorching heat, Federation of Travel Agents of India Rajiv Tiwari said here Monday. "I have written to the ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) asking them to close the Taj Mahal and other monuments for three to four hours in the afternoon to save tourists and employees the nightmarish experience of getting roasted in this heat. Since the number of tourists has already fallen, it will make no difference if the monuments open at 4 p.m.," Tiwari told
Manali, May 20 (IANS) The majestic Rohtang Pass, which is still wrapped in a thick blanket of snow near this picturesque tourist resort of Himachal Pradesh, will be reopened for the tourists from Wednesday, an official said. "The tourists bound for Rohtang Pass from Manali will be allowed to travel Wednesday onwards," district tourism officer Vinay Dhiman told IANS here on Monday.
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Rishi Kapoor admits that "films are our family business", is happy that his son Ranbir entered filmdom and praises him for taking an unconventional route to stardom without his help. Rishi told IANS: "I am very proud that my son is trying to keep the flag of the Kapoor's flying. I always encourage him and want him to do better work." Rishi wants Ranbir to be successful while being level headed.