World’s tallest statue to attract 10,000 tourists daily

KEVADIYA: Standing on Sadhu Bet, an islet near Sardar Sarovar Dam, the ‘Statue Of Unity’ in Narmada district of Gujarat is expected to be a major tourist attraction. Continue reading “World’s tallest statue to attract 10,000 tourists daily”

‘Real women devotees’ of Lord Ayyappa unlikely to visit Sabarimala temple

KOCHI Oct 1: Travancore Devaswom Board president A Padmakumar on Sunday said “real women devotees” of Lord Ayyappa are unlikely to visit the Sabarimala temple and only “women activists” will undertake the pilgrimage. Continue reading “‘Real women devotees’ of Lord Ayyappa unlikely to visit Sabarimala temple”

Promotional videos to target Indians to travel in the country

NEW DELHI Aug 15: After producing ad films to woo foreign tourists to India, the Union Tourism Ministry will now bring out promotional videos to target globetrotting Indians urging them to travel within the country instead, Minister K J Alphons said. Continue reading “Promotional videos to target Indians to travel in the country”

Indian family offloaded from British Airways plane

New Delhi Aug 10 : A senior bureaucrat of the government has alleged “racial discrimination” and “rude behaviour” by the British Airways, which deplaned him and his family from a flight to Berlin from London last month minutes before take off because his three-year-old son was crying onboard. Continue reading “Indian family offloaded from British Airways plane”

Arrivals to Cochin airport stopped due to rising water in Periyar river

KOCHI Aug 10: The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) stopped the arrival operations yesterday in view of possible inundation in the airport area following a rising water level in the Periyar river. Continue reading “Arrivals to Cochin airport stopped due to rising water in Periyar river”

10 best foods for your heart

LONDON March 18: Keeping your heart healthy is about more than avoiding fast food and overly processed chow. You can also pump up your heart’s health by choosing foods that will help reduce cholesterol, lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation.

The cell walls of oats and barley contain a special type of soluble fiber called beta-glucan, which has a host of benefits for human health. Studies show that it blunts the body’s insulin response and boosts immunity, and it may be protective during radiation and chemotherapy. Continue reading “10 best foods for your heart”

How much money can NRIs take to India?

By Jeevan Vipinachandran
What is the maximum amount of money that a non-residential Indian can take with them to India? The lack of clarity on this question continues to vex many NRIs who often travel back home.

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How safe is it to eat processed food while visiting Kerala?

By Jeevan Vipinachandran
One of the most significant ongoing issues in Kerala today is the role of processed food in damaging public health, if not poisoning people outright. Traditionally, the Malayalee diet is known for its rich, varied and balanced nature.

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What duty free allowances are NRIs allowed when visiting India?

By Jeevan Vipinachandran
PIO/OCIs can enjoy certain duty free allowances with regard to baggage which they take to Kerala and India generally.

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Baby removed from womb for the surgery

Baby removed from womb for the surgery