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‘Women of India Festival 2016’ of organic products at New Delhi, from 14th October

'Women of India Festival 2016' of organic products at New Delhi, from 14th October

The Minister of Women & Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi inaugurated the ‘Women of India Festival 2016’ of organic products by women at Dilli Haat at INA, New Delhi. The Festival to be held from October 14-23, will offer on sale the biggest selection of organic products ranging from food, fabrics and furniture to wellness, personal care and solar products. ...

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India Handicrafts and Gifts Fair (IHGF)-Delhi to open on October 14, 2016

India Handicrafts and Gifts Fair (IHGF)-Delhi

The IHGF-Delhi Fair Autumn 2016 is being held at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida, Expressway in NCR Delhi, from 14-18 October, 2016. The 42nd edition of India Handicrafts and Gifts Fair will have more than 2,950 exhibitors from all over the Country, exhibiting around 2000 product lines, styles and designs of Home, Lifestyles, Fashion & Textiles products, spread over ...

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ASI protected Historical Monuments & Archaeological Sites declared Polythene free zones

Historical Monuments and Archaeological Sites declared Polythene free zones

All Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) protected Historical Monuments and Archaeological Sites have been declared ‘Polythene Free Zones’. Advisory has been issued to all State Governments/UTs to support ASI in keeping Monuments Polythene Free up to 300 meters from the protected boundaries of the Monuments. Ministry of Culture has sanctioned Rs. 350 crores to provide facilities like Protected Boundaries, Toilets ...

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Varanasi to get Heritage Walk around Kabir Chaura; 86 sites to be developed under HRIDAY

86 sites to be developed under HRIDAY

Ministry of Urban Development has approved projects worth Rs. 114 crore under Heritage Infrastructure Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) for improving infrastructure facilities around core heritage sites in five cities of Varnasi, Amritsar, Dwaraka, Puri and Warangal. What is HRIDAY? HRIDAY is a Central Scheme for which Central Assistance of Rs. 500 crore has been provisioned till March, 2017. Twelve cities have been ...

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5th International Buddhist Conclave in Varanasi-Sarnath from 2nd to 6th October

5th International Buddhist Conclave

With a view to showcasing and projecting the Buddhist heritage and pilgrim sites of India, the Ministry of Tourism is organizing the “5th International Buddhist Conclave” from 2nd to 6th October 2016 in Varanasi-Sarnath in collaboration with the State Governments of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. India, the birthplace of Buddhism, has a very rich Buddhist Heritage, with several important sites ...

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Delhi Sightseeing tour for Divyang children on World Tourism Day 2016

Delhi tour for Divyang children on World Tourism Day 2016

Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism and Culture flagged off a Sightseeing Tour of the Monuments and Heritage places of Delhi for Divyang children on the occasion of World Tourism Day 2016. This unique and noble way of celebration was organised by the Ministry of Tourism. 35 Divyang students from Class 2nd to 6th of Deen Dayal ...

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Incredible India Tourism Investors Summit 2016 begins

Incredible India Tourism Investors Summit 2016

“Incredible India Tourism Investors Summit 2016” is being organized in New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan from September 21 to 23, 2016. It is an initiative of the Ministry of Tourism, in association with Tourism Finance Corporation of India (TFCI) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). IITIS is a platform for domestic and international investors to meet project owners from across Indian states ...

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