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India wants to make medical tourism a $9 billion industry by 2020

New Delhi (CNN) There are many reasons people go to India: the culture, the food, the weather. But in recent years, another factor drawing visitors is health care. India’s medical tourism industry could grow by 200% by 2020, hitting $9 billion, according to Ministry of Tourism figures. As it tries to expand the industry, the country is trying to make it easier for people to come for medical reasons. It’s […]

US national pays over $1 lakh to hunt Pak's national animal

An American has hunted Pakistan’s national animal and rare wildlife species markhor after paying a record USD 110,000 permit fee during a trophy hunting season in the country’s northern Gilgit-Baltistan region. Markhor, a distinctive species of wild goat identified by its long hair and spiralled horns, is a protected species in Pakistan unless permitted by the government to kill it under trophy hunting programmes. US national Bryan Kinsel Harlan hunted […]

US heading towards National Emergency: It's not what you think | All you need to know

US President Donald Trump has told White House reporters that he is very likely to declare national emergency to secure funding for wall on the US-Mexico border. “I have the absolute right to declare a national emergency. I haven’t done it yet. I may do it. If this doesn’t work out, probably I will do it. I would almost say definitely,” Trump told reporters on Thursday. But there is hardly […]

 
 
 

Watch: Parts of the Niagara Falls have frozen in extreme cold conditions

North America is going through a harsh winter spell, and as a result, parts of the famous Niagara Falls have frozen, giving the waterfall a surreal look. Situated at the border between the US state of New York and the Canadian state of Ontario, the falls are always a major international tourist attraction. But the stunning scene of the frozen falls is also drawing a huge number of tourists. Please […]

Two cultures, two artists, one book

When different cultures collaborate to create artwork, the result can be sheer magic. As part of the ongoing Hamburg Hyderabad Project, German artist Fabian Stoltz collaborated with Hyderabad-based graphic writer Jai Undurti to work on a graphic novel to highlight two drastically different cultures and how India and Germany came together on the battleground during WWI. “It is a very unique project for us. Both the artists have very different […]

Ahmedabad to have world’s largest cricket stadium, construction underway

The construction of the world’s largest cricket stadium, which will have a seating capacity of over 1 lakh, at Motera in Ahmedabad is underway. Gujarat Cricket Association vice-president Parimal Nathwani on Sunday tweeted out pictures of the construction, in which he stated this is the dream project of the state cricket board and after its completion, it will become a symbol of pride for the nation. As per a report […]

North Korea may seek a 'new path': Kim Jong Un warns US

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Tuesday that his resolve for complete denuclearisation remains unchanged but he may have to seek a “new path” if the United States continues to demand unilateral action from North Korea. In his New Year address, Kim said there would be faster progress on denuclearisation if the United States takes the corresponding action. He added that he is willing to meet U.S. President […]

Code of the Yakuza – Behind Japan’s Infamous Centuries-Old Mafia Network

The Yakuza are Japan’s long-standing criminal network. They’ve been in existence for 400 years and have instilled fear and respect among the population. But are they more than a bunch of ruthless criminals? The truth has a habit of being more complex than first thought. They’ve blighted the country’s history, according to some. Others believe they are a foundation stone of modern society, for better or worse. The organization started […]

India’s 1st Railway University Begins 2018 Admissions: Courses, Eligibility & More!

The Railway University will be based in Vadodara, and offer courses like BSc and BBA, for which 3,500 applications have already been received. The admissions for seats at the Railway University in Vadodara have begun, and approximately 3,500 applications have already reached the university, according to News18. Classes will begin in August, and if you are interested, be sure to apply before June 30th. The cut-off for the university is […]

Navi Mumbai: Gas leak kills 31 monkeys, 14 rock pigeons

NAVI MUMBAI/ MUMBAI : At Least 31 monkeys and 14 rock pigeons were found dead after a gas leak incident from a nitric acid plant at Rasayani near Panvel. The acid leakage incident reportedly occurred on Thursday night around 10.30pm while the forest officials got to know of it on Saturday. But Officials say that the staff of the facility tried to suppress the incident by burying the dead animals and birds in a […]