Tuesday, November 08, 2005


Backpacking News in India: 08 November 2005

LoC crossing: Pak begins distribution of forms
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has issued application forms to 50 people wanting to meet their relatives on the other side of the Line of Control through the Chakothi-Uri crossing point.

Conference to combat illegal lotteries: Vakkom
Finance Minister Vakkom Purushothaman said the government was convening a conference of state and district tax and lottery officals and the DGP here to strengthen action against illegal lotteries in the state.

SA Waives Transit Visa Requirement for Some Foreigners
Most foreign nationals will from December not be required to produce transit visas to travel through South Africa, including using the transit areas of the country's ports of entry.

Using Air2Web, HTC Lets CCU Fans Wirelessly Determine MVP
2Notify Campaign Manager Lets Fans Vote and Enter Sweepstakes From Mobile Devices Air2Web, the leading global provider of wireless applications and content gateway services, today announced that Horry Telephone Cooperative (HTC) has implemented Air2Web's 2Notify Campaign Manager to let Coastal Carolina University (CCU) Chanticleers football fans vote on the Most Valuable Chanticleer (MVC) during

Saturday, November 05, 2005


Backpacking India: 06 November 2005

No superior status for NRIs in criminal cases:HC
NEW DELHI: Merely by going abroad a person cannot claim a status superior to that of other citizens of the country and would have to obey the orders issued by courts in India, the Delhi High Court has ruled.

Airbus Eyes More Sales in Asia
The Airbus superjumbo A380 makes its maiden test flight out of Europe this week with a three-nation tour of Asia-Pacific, a core market for the European jet maker as it seeks to woo more airlines in the region.

Latest News on November 5, 2005
Toll figure revised; Fourteen dead, 21 missing in Pakistani boat accident KARACHI, Nov 5 (AFP) Divers have recovered the bodies of 14 women and children and 21 people were still missing after a boat capsized in the sea off Pakistan, officials said Saturday, lowering earlier estimates of 70 dead.

The Power of Persistence
James A. Guest is the president and chief executive officer of Consumers Union.


Backpacker Travel Press India: 05 November 2005

(Posted 11/5/2005) By Josh Rabinowitz for SkateboardDirectory.com based on information provided by Skate One *
First the Travel Channel's Made In America show did a feature on Powell Skateboards this summer, and now the Discovery Channel's, Pop Nation has indicated would like to do a feature on Powell Skateboards.

Air Deccan to get 78 new aircraft: Capt. Gopinath
Low cost carrier Air Deccan will acquire 78 new generation aircraft soon to augment its fleet, its Managing Director C R Gopinath has said. Speaking to newspersons here last night, Capt Gopinath said while Air Deccan would acquire 64 aircraft, the rest will be taken on lease.

You'd better sit down for this
WATERLOO --- For all those naysayers who claim there's nothing to laugh at on television anymore, the funniest people in the Cedar Valley beg to differ. There is still laughter to be found in the boob tube, but you have to know where to look --- on cable and in reruns.

Villager's one-year-old great-granddaughter has already met two popes
THE VILLAGES - Doting grandmothers love to show off precious pictures of new babies in their family, yet one Villages great-grandma really has pictures that are priceless.

Friday, November 04, 2005


Backpacking India Traveller News: 04 November 2005

India is raising the bar in every game: Ranatunga
In less than two days, Dhoni has moved ahead from Jaipur. Lesser mortals don't manage it in a lifetime, says Arjuna Ranatunga.

A vacation with heart and hammer
Junior Wilson was holding court for a group of vacationers amid a pile of lumber and a pair of sawhorses. He called it "Junior's School...

Barclays Aims to Expand in China Without Acquisitions (Correct)
(Corrects second paragraph to say branch opens next week.) Nov. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Barclays Plc, Britain's third-biggest bank, expects its investment-banking business in China to grow 15 to 20 percent annually without buying stakes in local banks, the tactic of rivals such as HSBC Holdings.

Dr Mahathir steals the limelight
ELEANOR HALL: It's been two years since Australia's harshest regional critic, former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, stood down.

Friday, October 21, 2005


Backpacking News in India: 21 October 2005

Srinagar, Oct 21: With Pakistan reportedly getting prepared to make a formal proposal to India on opening of some points along the LoC to facilitate the movement of people in quake ravaged areas, the chairman of a Hurriyat faction, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday said the travel modalities shouldnt be complicated and further eased up to make the travel hassle-free.

Intl. Intelligence
NEW DELHI, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- India dismissed a statement by a Pakistan official that New Delhi rejected its offer for movement across the Line of Control.

On this day
1492 England's King Henry VII begins siege of Boulogne in France. 1721 Peter the Great takes title of Tsar of All Russia. 1773 King of Tonga presents Captain James Cook with a giant turtle, which dies in London in 1966.

American Expert on the Himalayas of Northern Pakistan
Geology professor at University of Southern Indiana is one of a handful of American experts on the Himalayas. He has spent over 500 days in the region and up to three months at a time in remote mountain villages.

Thursday, October 20, 2005


Recent Articles for Backpackers in India: 20 October 2005

Surging Mexican violence draws comparisons to Colombia
When he looks across the Rio Grande into Nuevo Laredo, Webb County Sheriff Rick Flores sees not the friendly Mexican border town he knew growing up, but the violent trappings of another country far to the south.

Sri Lanka to focus on double digit growth at WTM
SRI LANKA will be forecasting a return to double digit growth in tourism arrivals when it makes its presence felt at London's World Travel Market from November 14 to 17.

Hey Seniors, Get Packing!
Today's seniors are embarking on adventurous trips around the globe. Ready for a safari?

Keep serving
Playing tennis for a living has allowed Sonchat and Sanchai Ratiwatana to travel the world. Ranked number 128 on the men's doubles ATP circuit, the 23-year-old twins have a lot in common besides their features. They see eye- to-eye on most issues because they always travel together.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005


Backpacker Travel Press India: 18 October 2005

Deutsche Bank to launch retail banking ops in India in coming weeks
Deutsche Bank AG said it is launching retail banking operations in India, with eight branches to be opened over the coming weeks. The branches will be in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Gurgaon and Noida.

India pushes hard for LNG fleet
India's Ministry of Shipping has told the country's shipowners to take the initiative to develop a fleet of liquefied natural gas carriers, writes Shirish Nadkarni in Mumbai.

Delta to Become World's Largest Transatlantic Airline
As part of the largest international expansion in its history, Delta Air Lines plans to begin non-stop, widebody service from its transatlantic gateways at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and New York's John F.

EPC Global India plans to set up a research and development facility in India
EPC Global India, engaged in development of Electronic Product Code (EPC) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, plans to set up a research and development facility in India for which it is in talks with IITs and other premier institutions.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005


Backpacking News in India: 12 October 2005

Pak cricketers to take part in relief operations
Extending their helping hand, Pakistan cricketers would take part in relief work in the areas devastated by the earthquake that has so far left more than 30,000 persons dead.

Pakistan airlifts Indians trapped in PoK
Victims of Saturday's earthquake saw the first signs of cooperation between India and Pakistan today.

Rice Plans To Encourage Democratization During Central Asia Trip
Briefing journalists accompanying her to Central Asia October 10, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice casts the central purpose of her trip in terms of encouraging democratization and free elections. One of the elements of a strong and deep relationship with the United States these days is forward movement on democracy, she said says as she begins her travel to Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan,

Disaster Zone Snared in a Web of Disease Epidemic
The massive death toll of the earthquake that razed the Pakistani region of Kashmir to the ground last Saturday has increased to 35,000.

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