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American tourist apologizes for stealing a shard of marble from ancient Roman ruins, returns it to Italy

November 27, 2020 1:20 pm

The rock was wrapped in a piece of newspaper, which was placed inside a cardboard box and sent along with a note expressing shame and apology

Man banned from Yellowstone National Park for two years; find out why

November 09, 2020 4:40 pm

The hot springs in Yellowstone National Park are off-limits for visitors because they can be dangerous

Calling them 'cursed', Canadian tourist returns artifacts to Italy

October 14, 2020 2:10 pm

Ever since she stole the tiles, she has been plagued with bad luck, having suffered "two bouts of breast cancer, resulting in a double mastectomy", she wrote in a letter

Irish tourist caught and fined for defacing the Colosseum in Rome

September 28, 2020 1:04 pm

The crime is said to be punishable with up to one year in prison or a fine of 2,065 euros (Rs 1,76,587.20)

Tourists in Spain will soon be able to enjoy coronavirus-free 'Paradise' vacation

July 09, 2020 5:30 pm

Trillas Platja Tamarit in Tarragona, located on the north-east coast near Barcelona, has introduced COVID-19 tests on arrival for guests to wish to enter the "Paradise" zone

Indian tourist killed, two injured in shootout in Thailand

October 08, 2018 12:38 pm

The gang members fled as the police arrived at the scene, and none of them was apprehended. Police have yet to identify the type of rifles used, but spent shells from the AK47 assault rifle were found at the scene.

Rohtang Pass Ban: Tourist footfall at Manali hits all-time low

August 18, 2015 4:05 am

Owing to the ban, not a single tourist vehicle was allowed to ply on the Manali-Rohtang road.

Tips to become a responsible tourist

October 07, 2014 3:21 pm

Tourism, per se, however, is not bad. It’s the attitude of the visitor that can make or mar the place or the experience.

Tourist heaven also a haven for drug trade: Goa Minister

July 20, 2013 12:58 pm

Parulekar said if his department receives reports about drugs their licences would be cancelled.

Pony-driven carts fast vanishing from Ooty streets

February 24, 2013 10:18 pm

Once a major tourist attraction,the pony-driven 'jhatkas' (carts),made popular by movies like the Amitabh Bachchan starrer 'Mard',have become scarce in this Queen of Hills since past four to five years due to advent of cabs and other mode of transport.


Goa CM seeks report on US tourist's death

January 15, 2016 4:20 pm

Panaji (Goa), Jan 15 (ANI): Goa's Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has informed the state assembly that he has asked the police to give him a report in connection with the recent death of an American tourist who was allegedly chased by villagers in Pernem Taluka. Leader of Opposition Pratapsingh Rane said if foreign tourists like Caitan Vholte are killed in a tourist state like Goa, then tourists would stop visiting. The 30-year-old American tourist died after falling in a paddy field in Korgao village in Pernem. Villagers suspected him to be a thief.

French tourist vows to clean Ganga

January 14, 2016 12:15 pm

Varanasi, Jan 14 (ANI): A French tourist is actively promoting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Clean Ganga' campaign in Uttar Pradesh, vowing to spread the message of keeping the holy river free from impurities in rural parts of the country. Krish, who came to India to take part in the 'Kumbh Mela' or 'Pitcher Festival' last year, was concerned on seeing the condition of the river considered holy by the Hindus. Inspired by the Clean Ganga campaign, Krish took the responsibility of cleaning the river in the 3,000-year-old riverside city of Varanasi. Krish says he will soon embark on an expedition from the holy town of Rishikesh to Kolkata city by boat in a bid to spread the message of keeping the river free from impurities.