An insider’s guide to Jodhpur: blue buildings and green energy

And the worst … The vast majority of Jodhpur buildings are constructed from chittar, a stone mined from the surrounding hills. But nowadays, construction companies are avoiding using materials from the local environment and indigenous practices – since they are more costly and labour intensive – and instead are creating concrete structures with glass facades, […]

Unique Kiwi tourism venture aims to walk tall again with Forest Footsteps offering

They had been winning over young hearts and minds, and filling pukus, with their uniquely authentic experience that saw their United Nations of guests visiting the local school to distribute hangi – in total they delivered 30,000 meals to the children.

India biggest buyer of COVID-19 vaccine with 1.6 bn doses, experts say this could cover 60 pc population

COVAX is a global initiative led by the WHO, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and international vaccine alliance organization Gavi that aims to bring governments and vaccine manufacturers together to ensure all countries have access to COVID-19 vaccines once they become available. Since none of these vaccines are approved, Duke researchers said some […]

Sitharaman urges DRI, customs to ensure every economic offender is taken to task

Sitharaman also acknowledged the role of the World Customs Organization (WCO) in anchoring the sharing of actionable inputs between customs enforcement agencies across the world and highlighted the need for ramping up such mutually beneficial exchanges of intelligence.

The tourists came to Murupara

Praise is effusive in other quarters too. Alison Silcock, Whakatāne councillor and Murupara Community Board member says Murupara is an unexplored area with plenty of tourist potential – a blank canvas. Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis said it was a great example of an off-the-beaten-path tourist offering. Visitors were looking to immerse themselves in Kiwi culture and “get amongst the […]

Tamil mood simmers yet again thanks to Lanka

According to periodic media reports, the mission also conducts ‘registration camps’ of the kind in district-towns, to help those who are unable to travel to Chennai for the purpose — at times cancelled at the last-minute, either after pan-Tamil protests at the venue or the reported reluctance of the State authorities, possibly owing the security […]

Hunt for missing British hiker in the Pyrenees could be called off ‘until spring’ due to bad weather as her aunt says the family are feeling ‘distraught and utterly helpless’

She carried all the equipment necessary for winter mountain walking: ‘I love being a snail,’ she wrote on Instagram on November 17. She added: ‘I love carrying everything I need with me on my back. It gives me confidence and freedom . . . because I know I have everything I need to survive with […]