Tuesday, May 31, 2005

 

Backpacking India Traveller News: 31 May 2005

Climate Change Will Threaten Crops, UN Agency Says
The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said this week that climate change threatens to increase crop losses, increase the number of people facing malnutrition, and may change the development patterns of animal diseases and plant pests.
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Former US president Clinton to visit New Delhi, tsunami areas
Former US president Bill Clinton will arrive in New Delhi Wednesday as a special UN envoy on a three-day trip to oversee relief work for tsunami victims.
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Weyerhaeuser and Brascan complete $1.1 billion deal
Brascan and Weyerhaeuser completed their $1.1 billion deal yesterday for Weyerhaeuser's mills and timberlands on the Pacific...
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India needs engagement, not hostility
S pring in New York has many magical qualities -- pristine air, clear skies and temperatures that on many days bring people out in droves to savour the city's parks and other attractions.
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Thursday, May 26, 2005

 

Backpacking India Traveller News: 27 May 2005

Philippine visitor arrivals in Singapore up 11% in April
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Visitor arrivals in Singapore up 7.5 percent in April
SINGAPORE: Foreign arrivals in Singapore climbed 7.5 percent in April from a year ago, driven by strong travel growth from India, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia and the Philippines, the nation's tourism body said Friday.
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Lufthansa welcomes Indo-German air services pact
Lufthansa, the German Airlines welcomes the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) concluded on 25 May, between the Governments of India and Germany expanding the bilateral air services agreement in a phased manner.
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Girls raise triple their goal for missions project
About a year ago, two girls got a big idea. They would raise $5,000 for Forest-based World Help, an international nonprofit that specializes in nondenominational Christian evangelism, discipleship, church planting, humanitarian aid, child sponsorship, leadership training and literature distribution.
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Backpacking India Traveller News: 26 May 2005

Elections " Mo envi servi mo pays "
Face--face ou volte-face ? Posie ou illettrisme ? Why are you standing for election ? The answer is boringly predictable and It does not matter which political party the candidate belongs to, the answer is always : Mo envi servi mo pays.
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Hurriyat leaders cannot travel beyond PoK: Govt
It may not yet be a smooth run for separatists Hurriyat Conference leaders wishing to travel by the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service on June two on an invitation extended by Pakistan.
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Lion Air to buy 60 Boeing planes
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian budget carrier Lion Air will buy 60 aircraft from Boeing Co. in a $3.9 billion deal that will help the young airline expand routes across Asia, a spokesman for the airline said Thursday.
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Kashmir's JKLF to visit Pakistan
The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front says it has accepted an invitation to visit Pakistan.
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Backpacking India Traveller News: 26 May 2005

Columbia victims' families prepare for next shuttle launch
LUBBOCK, Texas - (KRT) - Most days, this end of the Panhandle is powder dry and prone to dust storms. But this morning there is grace in the air.
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Hurriyat leaders accept invitation
SRINAGAR: Indian Kashmiri separatists accepted an invitation to visit Pakistan on next weeks intra-Kashmir bus service in a step toward talks that could resolve the long-running conflict, a moderate Kashmiri leader said yesterday.
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Lion Air to Buy 60 New Boeing 737s
Indonesia's top budget carrier Lion Air said it plans to buy 60 Boeing 737 aircraft at a cost of $3.9 billion as part of a bold plan to expand across Asia.
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Startups
Unassuming, slightly drab Southall, in west London, seems an unlikely setting for a motoring revolution. But Keith Johnston, managing director of Southall-based GoinGreen, is adamant his environmentally friendly cars will take the car industry by storm.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

 

Backpacking India Traveller News: 25 May 2005

Geelani may skip Pak invitation
The hardcore Hurriyat faction headed by Syed Ali Geelani has turned down the invitation from Pakistan government to travel by the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus to Pakistan.
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Thimphu-Phuentsholing highway to be widened
25 May 2005 - The double-laning of the Thimphu-Phuentsholing highway was formally inaugurated yesterday by the minister for works and human settlement, Lyonpo Kinzang Dorji, and the director general for border roads, Lt. General K. S. Rao.
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Kashmir issue can be resolved in one year
ISLAMABAD President Pervez Musharraf has said that Kashmir issue can be resolved in a year. In an interview to Daily Times, President Musharraf said this while replying to a question that about where he sees the peace process heading in the next one year.
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Geelani rules out taking LoC bus to Azad Kashmir
LAHORE, May 24: Travelling by the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service is the main hurdle in the visit of Syed Ali Geelani, chief of a faction of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, to Pakistan, for which he was extended invitation by Islamabad on Tuesday.
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Backpacking India Traveller News: 24 May 2005

Musharraf says India to let Kashmir separatist leaders to visit Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, May 24 (KUNA) -- Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf said India has allowed Kashmiri leaders to visit Pakistan for talks on the disputed region.
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Clinton to make post-tsunami tour as UN envoy
Former American president Bill Clinton will travel to Asia again this week to visit the regions hit by last December's devastating tsunami - this time as a special envoy of the United Nations.
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Terror in hand, Pak is loser vs India
Former US ambassador to India Robert D. Blackwill said for more than fifty years, young cadets, including Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf himself, have been taught in military academies that their "holy mission" was the "liberation" of all of Kashmir.
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Islamabad invites Hurriyat leaders
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has invited the leaders of Indian Kashmirs main separatist alliance, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, to make their first visit to the Pakistani zone of the divided territory, the foreign ministry said yesterday.
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Sunday, May 22, 2005

 

Backpacking India Traveller News: 23 May 2005

Teacher takes kids on a journey
Rogersville "The Lord doesn't give you anything you can't handle, and if it doesn't kill you, it makes you stronger." So says art teacher Sandi Baker, who uses a unique approach in her Logan-Rogersville Upper Elementary classroom.
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Monday May 23, 10:17 AM
London, May 23 (ANI): Inspired by fascinating and much loved stories from folklore, such as Aesop's Fables and Jataka Tales, Punchatantra, an Asian musical for children, has been dazzling and enchanting audiences, both young and not so young, all over Britain ever since it opened last month.
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Sophie von Hellermann
Sophie Von hellermanns Time Is On My Side uses a well-placed hourglass to chasten the image of a couple: she dressed, he nude. Its hard to look at without hearing Mick Jagger singing Yes it is. Though light, the linguistic play in her work is anything but superficial.
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SPACE TRAVEL Russia Ready To Clip On A Bit Of Space For Old Europe
Russia is ramping up its efforts to promote participation in its own next generation spacecraft. The move comes after 40 years of making the Model T of the space race, the Soyuz, but now Russia wants to move on to a new spaceship dubbed the Kliper.
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Saturday, May 21, 2005

 

Backpacking India Traveller News: 22 May 2005

Visa Power: It's hot 'n' happening
Good news for people planning to travel abroad this summer, you can soon apply for visa on-line.
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Guantanamo detainees shifted to Punjab jails
ISLAMABAD, May 21: As many as 18 prisoners, who were repatriated from Guantanamo Bay and detained at Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi for the last eight months on charges of being "Indian agents", were in a dramatic move shifted to three district jails of the Punjab on Friday amid tight security.
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Visa fest: It's hot 'n' happening
NEW DELHI: Planning to travel abroad to beat the summer heat? Well, Delhizens as well as residents of several other Indian cities are likely to benefit from enhanced visa facilities offered by the consular services of countries like the US, Europe, Australia, Canada and France.
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Chappell is Indias new crore-pati
NEW DELHI Greg Chappell will get roughly Rs one crore per annum as Indias cricket coach under the terms of his two-year contract.
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Friday, May 20, 2005

 

Backpacking India Traveller News: 20 May 2005

Going semi-wild on adventure tours
When it comes to adventure travel, I like it not too wild. And I'm not alone. Sure, there are lots of hardcore types who set off on their...
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Trekking in style in India's Himalayas
Five friends started an 18-day trek across 12 mountains in the Himalayas in northern India. One was forced to quit because of altitude sickness...
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QXSystems Announces Launch of WorkACE to Enable Global Enterprises to Build True Virtual Working Communities to Take
WorkACE Provides Knowledge Workers with Unlimited Access to Business Information, Reduces Overall IT Communications Costs and Increases Enterprise Productivity [PRWEB May 20, 2005]
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Earth Still Rattled in Aftermath of Quake and Tsunami
Nearly six months after the massive Indian Ocean earthquake that generated a deadly tsunami, the planet is still "ringing like a bell," scientists say. The worst devastation and more than 300,000 deaths occurred in parts of Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand closest to the 800-mile-long crust rupture.
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Thursday, May 19, 2005

 

Backpacking India Traveller News: 19 May 2005

Workshop on AIDS held in Guwahati - NDTV.com - News on Workshop on AIDS held in Guwahati
A workshop aimed at helping HIV victims in the North East was recently held in Guwahati. The workshop was organised to promote the greater involvement of people living with AIDS in the North East.
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Thursday May 19, 11:57 AM By Indo-Asian News Service
Washington, May 19 (IANS) The US House International Relations Committee has considered a resolution praising India and Pakistan for the peace moves they have been making over the last few years and urging them to continue.
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Bollywood, Pak actors team up to relive 1996 Malta boat tragedy
The horror of the "Malta Boat Tragedy" in which nearly 300 South Asian illegal immigrants drowned on Christmas Day 1996 will soon be turned into a movie starring two big-name Indian and Pakistani actors.
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BPO boom a boon for the disabled
Nilofer Kazi (26) has been paralysed since she was nine months. Yet she still manages to earn at least Rs 7,000 a month sitting at home, thanks to the business processing outsourcing (BPO) industry.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

 

Backpacking India Traveller News: 18 May 2005

Welcome to Health-e
I am an intensive care sister and I have worked in over 25 hospitals in London alone, my primary employer being a nursing agency. They decide where I work and I need to fall in.
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India keen to upgrade air links: Praul Patel
Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel has said India is upgrading air service agreements with several countries to boost trade and tourism links. At present, bilateral agreements are being discussed with Belgium and the Netherlands.
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Stone, Dave a one-two slam
C oncord-Carlisle girls tennis coach Adam Pritchard says Kelsey Stone would be the No. 1 player on 99 percent of the state's teams. Unfortunately -- or fortunately -- her co-captain on the team is Shivani Dave. The pair did help the Patriots to a Division 1 state title last year.
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Travel Broadens the Portfolio
Send some of your nest egg abroad, says Thornburg International Value Fund's Wendy Trevisani, who has an eye for bargains and solid dividends
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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

 

Backpacking India Traveller News: 17 May 2005

Travel firm to offer 'sun and surgery'' in India to British patients: report
The travel firm Thomas Cook will offer "sun and surgery" package deals to India for patients tired of waiting for operations in Britain's National Health System (NHS), a newspaper reported.
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Travel talk: have your say
Travel always provides a wealth of experiences. Have you ever had an interesting, crazy, amazing or bizarre incident whilst overseas on business? We want to hear about what you've been upto. Have your say with CNN.
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Indians Hail Resumption of Air India Flights to Canada
TORONTO, May 17 Asia Pulse - Hailing the resumption of Air India flights from Toronto to Amritsar via Birmingham, Indians said Monday it would boost business and prosperity in Punjab.
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Dynamic Voluntourism Offers a Life Changing Experience in India
Relief Riders International is a humanitarian-based adventure travel company. We offer horseback journeys through developing countries, bringing important relief supplies to communities in need. [PRWEB May 17, 2005]
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