Roads between the Taj Mahal and the nearby airport were cleared, pavements were leveled, footpaths "beautified," walls painted a uniform color, and the roads sprinkled with water to ensure that dust didn't fly up when Trump's convoy drives past, said Rajiv Rathi, executive engineer at the environment department of Agra Municipal Corporation. … [Read more...] about Trumps cherish an iconic moment — touring the Taj Mahal
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In the speech he gave at the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad, Trump praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi, describing him as an “exceptional leader” who works day and night for India. Trump also mentioned Bollywood blockbusters such as DDLJ and sporting icon Sachin Tendulkar. He affirmed that relations with India held a special place for the US. … [Read more...] about Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner take tour of Taj Mahal. See pics
Peter Kay's #DanceForLife is back! The charity dance-a-thon announces 2020 dates, including Manchester and London for the very first time. Raising money for @CR_UK. Tickets go on sale 9AM Fri 28th Feb 2020 and will be available at https://t.co/cy8hMGGCYQ https://t.co/c3LqavIfuz pic.twitter.com/YPZ70jVr6q … [Read more...] about Peter Kay announces comeback – three years after pulling out of tour
“President Trump and his wife Melania were patient listeners. They wanted to know about the love story of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal, the architecture and symmetry of Taj Mahal,” said Nitin Singh, who guided the most powerful couple on the Taj premises. … [Read more...] about Trumps tour Taj, hand in hand!
Among them was Joshua Tree National Park Supt. David Smith, who took that position in 2014. “I was on Jim’s show once or twice, and I enjoyed it,” Smith said in an interview. “I found him to be very engaging and knowledgeable about the desert. We talked about hiking, safety and wildlife at a time when we were experiencing a huge upswing in visitation.” … [Read more...] about He was touted as the Mojave Desert’s savior. Authorities said it was all a ruse
They have prompted flight cancelations and delays by carriers based in Hong Kong. Vietnamese carriers were forced to cancel or reschedule last Tuesday’s flights as a rally by thousands of protesters triggered an unprecedented shutdown of the aviation hub. … [Read more...] about Travel agencies warn Vietnamese tourists against solo travel to Hong Kong
But Charles, flat-footed when it came to the media as always, did little to help himself, instead choosing to make still more enemies by insulting the press, and instead of expressing regret he could not be with his wife, he attempted to make light of the physical distance between him and Diana, saying, “A wiser prince than I would have opted for a visit to the Taj Mahal, which I believe is where some of the greatest pundits of the press think I should be.” … [Read more...] about Will and Kate To Exorcise Princess Diana’s Lonely Taj Mahal Ghost
Imagine trying to test the memory of the blue whale—the biggest animal that exists or has ever existed, a 190-ton behemoth that dwarfs even the largest dinosaur, a leviathan that is rarely seen except when it comes up for air and a minute part of its 110-foot-long body breaks the surface and slowly crests for what seems like an eternity. How would you subject such a creature to a psychological test? … [Read more...] about Is the World’s Largest Animal Too Reliant on the Past?
"Every house that was built before 1865 in Charleston was built on the backs of enslaved men, women and children," said Sarah Northup, the director of museums for the Historic Charleston Foundation. "It's so important that visitors to these sites understand that enslaved people were people. They had agency. They had skills. They had hopes and dreams and relationships and families." … [Read more...] about Telling the complicated history of Charleston, South Carolina
Despite the world's reservations, the Saudi Government is going all out to change how it is perceived in the hope of a tourist influx. … [Read more...] about Saudi Arabia issues tourism visas as it adjusts its economy away from oil dependence