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A long hard summer and insufficient rainfall finally took its toll on the Bihar farmer who stared at a drought all through the kharif season. The State cabinet on Wednesday …
Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals jumped by 26.1 percent in August this year compared to the same period last year, the data released Tuesday by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority …
Taking measures to deepen already strong Japan-Sri Lanka bilateral relations, Japan has offered assistance to boost Sri Lanka's tourism industry and materialize a free-trade deal between the two countries.
Aga Khan Trust for Culture director-general Luis Monreal on Saturday said renovation at Humayun’s Tomb has helped in alleviating the suffering of marginalised families living in the Nizamuddin Basti.
Sunday, 15 September 2013 17:04

One story, two sides

School textbooks in India and Pakistan present divergent views on historical events. The History Project attempts a truce. Here are two versions of the same sequence of events.
Saturday, 14 September 2013 16:06

Rumi’s Dilli

Delhi has been explored by scores of authors, both Indian and foreign. A few prominent books such as Delhi: A Novel by Khushwant Singh (1990), Delhi: Adventures in a Megacity …
Saturday, 14 September 2013 16:06

The glory of jamdani

Kalna, a subdivision in West Bengal’s Bardhaman district, is known for its temples and hand-woven saris, particularly the jamdani weave.
Wildlife Resources Conservation Minister of Sri Lanka Gamini Vijith Vijayamuni Zoysa has requested the Defense Ministry and the Public Security, Law and Order Ministry for assistance to protect national parks …
India’s Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday announced the allocation of around Rs. five crore towards developing tourism activities in Tiruchirappalli and Tiruvarur districts.
Vice-President of the People´s Republic of China, Li Yuanchao, has said that there is a huge market in China for Nepal´s vast tourism potential.
Nepal will honour the men who first conquered Mt Everest by naming two Himalayan peaks after Sir Edmund Hillary and his climbing partner Tenzing Norgay.
Thursday, 05 September 2013 13:39

Tuskers destroy houses in Nepal

A herd of wild elephants from Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve has destroyed a dozen houses in Kanchanpur and Badgama in Saptari, Nepal.
Sri Lanka Ministry of Wildlife Conservation has decided to grant an amnesty period for the registration of wild elephant calves in the department.
Thursday, 29 August 2013 14:26

India: Jewel of Vidarbha

Notwithstanding the sweltering heat of summer, destination Tadoba was my first choice. Popularly known as the Jewel of Vidarbha, Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (TATR) was created in 1995. The park derives …
Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals rose 905 percent in July this year compared to the same period last year, the data released Wednesday by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) …
The city of Qom will be hosting an international conference on Indo-Iranian common heritage opening on September 26.
Representatives of Sri Lanka's tourism industry will meet their counterparts in Belarus at a tourism forum in Minsk on August 27th to promote bilateral relations in the tourism sector.
For the 22-year old Chameli, an active member of Dudhwa's jumbo brigade, the stigma of eloping with a wild Nepali tusker did not last too long. The female gave birth …
Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Department has decided to close Yala National Park for the visitors during the dry month of September.
Nepal has asked foreign airlines not to land heavily-loaded wide-body aircraft at the Himalayan nation's international airport, aviation authorities said on Friday, after potholes were found on the runway before …