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    Easy Trip Planners hits 20% upper circuit on heavy volumes

    Shares of the recently listed Easy Trip Planners, the travel support services company, were locked in the upper circuit of 20 per cent at Rs 229.80 on the BSE in Tuesday’s session amid heavy volumes. The trading volumes on the counter jumped over four-fold with a combined 6.41 million equity shares having changed hands on the NSE and BSE at the time of writing this report. There were pending buy orders for 880,000 shares on both the exchanges, the data shows. With today’s gain, the stock price of Easy Trip Planners has bounced back 56 […] More

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    Portals of Kedarnath temple opened | Dehradun News – Times of India

    DEHRADUN: Portals of 11th Jyotirling, Kedarnath, opened at 5am on Monday amid ritualistic chanting of mantras. Tourism minister Satpal Maharaj offered his virtual tributes to the lord while temple priests performed first ‘rudra abhishek’ on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The government, last month, had suspended the yatra for pilgrims until further orders. Notably, last year, the Char Dham Yatra had started for people of Uttarakhand on July 1 due to the rise in Covid cases. As per the estimate of Devasthanam board, over 3.2 lakh devotees visited Char Dham temples, including Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. More than […] More

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    These 5 countries are nearly mask free!

    New Zealand deserves all the praises for handling the pandemic situation so well. Since the start of the pandemic, the nation has just reported 26 deaths, thanks to its Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. It’s because of the government’s quick actions and decisions, New Zealand today is mask-free. In fact, just a few days ago, a concert was organised in Auckland, which was attended by nearly 50000 people without social distancing and mask requirements! Read further. More

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    Diu in the eye of the storm – Times of India

    Rajkot: Union territory Diu, the favourite watering hole for people of Gujarat, is expected to be the target of very severe cyclonic storm Tauktae. Tourism, the mainstay of the UT, which was already hit due to Covid-19, is expected to take another beating.Heavy winds have been blowing in Diu since Sunday night and UT administration has prohibited gathering at public places. All the fishermen have returned from the sea. Diu collector Saloni Rai said, “We have evacuated 1,200 people evacuated and shifted to our six shelter homes. There are two units of NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) deputed for rescue […] More

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    Tough times for Museums

    Anil PabaAs per the International Council of Museums (ICOM), 18th May is celebrated all over the world with enthusiasm as International Museum Day. On this occasion museums, the world over organize different programs and activities to create awareness among the masses about their culture and heritage. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 museums, public or private, have had to close their doors for public. Most of the cultural institutions, museums, etc are organizing its activities through internet. Today museums are facing tough time to preserve their collections, ensuring the safety of staff, dealing with financial issues and staying engaged with […] More

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    Watch : Countries Where Indians Can Travel Without Visa

    Travelling is the best way to explore new places and spend quality time with your friends and family! Everybody loves to travel and create fun memories with loved ones. Getting a visa and fulfilling the visa requirements to visit certain countries is often viewed as a complicated process. Do you know there are certain countries which give visa-free entry to Indian citizens? These countries just require a passport to travel for Indian citizens, which means that you don’t need to indulge into a tedious process of visa approval and verification at all!  Watch : Here’s What Indian Scientists Have Contributed […] More

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    IATO urges members, tourism professionals to get vaccinated

    NEW DELHI: Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), which represents more than 1,600 operators for inbound tourists, on Monday appealed to its members and tourism professionals to get themselves, staff and their families to register for covid-19 for vaccination on a priority basis. India has currently opened vaccination for all citizens above 18 years of age. However, the country is dealing with vaccine shortage. Rajiv Mehra, president, IATO said that it is crucial for the tourism and hospitality industry professionals to get vaccinated at the earliest possible and once the vaccinations is done, same should be conveyed to foreign tour […] More

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    What you need to know about the coronavirus right now | Health

    Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: the UK reopens for business Friends will hug, pints will be pulled and swathes of the British economy will reopen on Monday giving 65 million people a measure of freedom after a four-month lockdown. During England’s lockdowns police broke up parties and protests alike, shut down religious services, and handed out fines of up to 10,000 pounds ($14,000) to youngsters for partying. A four-month-long ban on travel between Britain and Portugal ended on Monday, allowing visitors to soak up the sun on Portuguese beaches once again in […] More

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    COVID-19: Saudi Arabia eases travel ban for vaccinated citizens

    By Associated Press JIDDAH: Vaccinated Saudis will be allowed to leave the kingdom for the first time in more than a year on Monday as the country eases a ban on international travel aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus and its new variants. For the past 14 months, Saudi citizens have mostly been banned from travelling abroad out of concerns that international travel could fuel the outbreak of the virus within the country of more than 30 million people. The ban, in place since March 2020, has impacted Saudi students who were studying abroad, among others. In recent […] More

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    Himachal Pradesh: ‘World’s oldest democracy’ keeps pandemic out, with outsiders | Shimla News – Times of India

    MANALI: Malana village, which is known as the world’s oldest democracy, has succeeded in keeping the coronavirus out, so far. Secluded naturally, as it is perched on the far end of Parvati valley, the village is one of the largest in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district, with a population of about 2,350. However, it has always guarded its seclusion zealously and opened up to outsiders not too long ago. In these times of the Covid-19 pandemic, the villagers have once again fallen back into the old habit patterns and barred the entry of outsiders since March last year. Malana has had […] More

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