Incredible India 2014 Union Tourism Ministry 2014 Top Headline Of 14 April 2014

Incredible India Now ‘Incredible India’ to woo Japan

As part of plans to attract foreign tourists to India, the Union Tourism Ministry will take the “Incredible India” campaign through road shows to Japan in February .

Union Minister of State for Tourism K. Chiranjeevi told that road shows will be held in Tokyo and Osaka to showcase Indian destinations in Japan as part of the Incredible India campaign to woo more tourists. 

The two countries are in talks to ink a memorandum of
understanding for cooperation in the tourism sector. India and Japan are important tourism markets for each other. Japan is one of the top ten tourism generating markets for India as far as inbound tourism is
concerned. India has been offering Visa on Arrival facility to Japan since 2010.
The number of Japanese tourists in 2008 stood at 145,352 which rose to 193,525 in 2011.

 President Pranab Mukherjee led the nation in paying homage to Baba Saheb Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar on his 123rd birth anniversary.


State-owned ONGC could save up to $800 million on capital cost if it decides to use infrastructure facilities owned by Reliance Industries at KG-Basin for processing gas, according to a draft report submitted by Aker Solutions.


Baroda pipped Uttar Pradesh by three runs to regain the National T20 title for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in a thrilling last ball finish at the Wankhede stadium.


Dipika Pallikal stumbled on the final hurdle against Egyptian teenager Nour El Sherbini in the title clash of the Women's Champion Fiberglass Texas Open.


State-run insurer Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has reduced its stake in Infosys to 3.25% in the last quarter, with the share sale estimated at over Rs 850 crore.

India and the US would intensify their co-operation to ensure that there is no disruption to the peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region, an American official said.

Zakir Hussain and Pandharinath Kolhapure have been named for this year's Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Award for music, actor Rishi Kapoor for theatre and cinema and Anna Hazare for social awareness, renowned singer Lata Mangeshkar announced.

The Hunger Games' stars Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence were ... male and female performers at the 23rd annual MTV Movie Awards.

Asian silver-medallists Gaurav Solanki (52kg) and Neel Kamal Singh (75kg) were among the four Indians who were handed first-round byes in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships, which would double up as a qualifying event for the Youth Olympics, in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Indian judokas dominated and notched up an impressive haul of 10 gold, a silver and a bronze medal at the seventh South Asia Judo Championships held in Kathmandu.

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