Incredible India Roadshows in US to Woo American Tourists

first_imgShowcasing India as a “must visit” tourist destination, the Indian government organised roadshows in four US cities to woo American travellers and make them aware of magnificent holiday options in the country.The ‘Incredible India’ roadshow was held in New York, Houston, Chicago and St Louis from June 18 to 22 during which American travel enthusiasts walked through various tourist destinations digitally and informed about travel options through experts and tour operators.Read it at Times of India Related Itemslast_img read more

Leicester City crowned Premier League champions as Spurs held to draw at Chelsea

first_imgLeicester secured an incredible first Premier League title without playing on Monday after second-place Tottenham drew 2-2 at Chelsea in one of the biggest-ever triumphs by an underdog in sports. (Also read: Here’s how Leicester City pulled off the seemingly impossible)Leicester was playing in the second tier only two years ago, came close to be relegated again last year and started this season as 5,000-1 outsiders for the title. (Also read: Leicester won’t be on top for too long, says Man City coach Pellegrini) Now for the first time in their 132-year history Leicester is champion of England after establishing an insurmountable seven-point lead over Tottenham with two games remaining.Leicester City. Champions of England. pic.twitter.com/WRwfysTn2N Leicester City (@LCFC) May 2, 2016Congratulations Leicester City!The dream has become a reality… pic.twitter.com/8UTbpbzpYL Premier League (@premierleague) May 2, 2016The Foxes missed a chance to seal the title on Sunday when they were held by Manchester United but deposed champion Chelsea ensured the party wasn’t delayed any longer. Some Leicester players were gathered at the house of 22-goal top scorer Jamie Vardy as Tottenham was playing Chelsea, and defender Christian Fuchs tweeted a video of players celebrating.CHAMPIONS!!!! pic.twitter.com/pFtvo5XUNx Christian Fuchs (@FuchsOfficial) May 2, 2016 Tottenham had to win at Chelsea to keep its bid for a first title since 1961 alive and led 2-0 thanks to goals from striker Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, before Chelsea staged a second-half fight back to draw in a fiery London derby where tempers frayed and tackles flew in from everywhere.advertisementCenter half Gary Cahill pulled a goal back for Chelsea early in the second half, and with Tottenham clinging on, the equalizing goal was scored by Eden Hazard.Hazard’s goal was almost a year to the day since his strike won the title for Chelsea, which is 29 points behind Leicester. Chelsea’s collapse has been as astonishing as Leicester’s surge to the top of the standings it was bottom of last April.Leicester will collect the trophy on Saturday when it hosts Everton at the King Power Stadium.English soccer has not had a maiden champion of the top flight since Nottingham Forest in 1978. And for the last 20 years the Premier League trophy has never left London or Manchester, with Arsenal, Chelsea, United and City sharing the trophy between them.Unlike that title-winning quartet or 1995 champion Blackburn, Leicester has achieved its success without lavish spending on its squad.Chelsea’s draw also ensured Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri became a league title winner for the first time in his career, 12 years after the 64-year-old Italian was fired by the Blues.”Let’s do it for Ranieri,” read one Chelsea fan’s banner at Stamford Bridge where the trophy was presented to Chelsea last May.last_img read more