first_img COMMENT Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today announced an award of Rs 1 crore for Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik.Sisodia visited the parents of the wrestler in Haryana’s Rohtak and announced the award.He also announced a promotion for Sakshi’s father, Sukhbir Malik, who works as a bus conductor at Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC).On Wednesday, the 23-year-old wrestler had ended the country’s wait for a medal at the Rio Olympic Games as she bagged the bronze medal in the 58-kg category, pulling off a dramatic 8-5 victory in the play-off bout. SHARE sport August 20, 2016 SHARE SHARE EMAILcenter_img Rio 2016: Faster, Higher, Stronger 0 Published on COMMENTSlast_img read more

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >To celebrate the first anniversary of Aqua Mekong cruises along the Mekong River between Vietnam and Cambodia, Aqua Expeditions have launched new land adventures for passengers.The contemporary Aqua Mekong is the only vessel on the Mekong River to operate private tenders – with the fleet of four aluminium launch boats – and bikes taking guests to fascinating local settings not accessible to other cruise companies. All excursions are limited to 10 guests per guide.The adventures transport guests by boat, foot and bike, past pastoral Khmer scenes of sugar palm fronds, emerald rice fields, floating markets and families travelling by ox cart while they enjoy ‘meet and greet’ encounters with local villagers, artisans and learned Buddhist monks.To bring Aqua Mekong passengers deeper than ever into this tropical landscape, guests can now take part in excursions by bicycle, tuk tuks or kayak.A unique way to observe the exotic rituals of daily life along the mighty Mekong is on two wheels. Guests can hop on the bikes to explore the picturesque riverbanks of the Mekong River and stay fit cycling the flat paved and dirt trails while discovering, at their leisure, local village life.Aqua Mekong passengers have the option of 8 to 15 kilometre biking routes. These all-terrain touring bikes are available for both adults and children and guests can also take advantage of eight double-kayaks throughout various locations in Cambodia.Aqua Mekong cruises per person twin share in First Deck Suite commence from USD3315 for a 3-night Discovery Cruise, USD4420 for a 4-night Explorer Cruise and USD7735 for a 7-night Expedition Cruise, inclusive of all on-board meals and scheduled shore activities.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more