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India, Pakistan ink visa pact to ease travel, trade (Second Lead)


September 8th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) India and Pakistan Saturday signed a key agreement that will ease the visa regime to promote greater trade, travel and people-to-people contacts between the two ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan ink visa pact (Lead)


September 8th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) India and Pakistan Saturday signed an agreement that will ease the visa restrictions on people from both countries.The agreement was signed between Interior Minister Rehman Malik ... Read more...

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Indian, Pakistani elders to get visas on arrival (Lead)


September 8th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) Senior citizens, aged 65 and above, in India and Pakistan can now walk across the border between the two countries and need not go through the ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan ease visa norms for visitors


September 8th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 8 (IANS) The new visa policy between India and Pakistan, to be signed Saturday, has eased restrictions on visitors from both the countries.There will be a single-entry visitor ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka launches online visa approval system


October 1st, 2011 - 5:01 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Oct 1 (IANS) Sri Lanka Friday launched an online visa approval system for people on a short stay, Xinhua reported.The system, Electronic Travel Authorization ETA, will come into effect ... Read more...

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Myanmar, Indonesian tourists to get visa on arrival


January 25th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The government Tuesday announced that it has extended its tourist visa-on-arrival facility for visitors from Myanmar and Indonesia to promote tourism.The visa-on-arrival scheme was introduced from Jan ... Read more...

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India to cut troops to push Kashmir peace process (Roundup)


January 14th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) There will be a 25 percent cut in security forces in Jammu and Kashmir in the next 12 months, Home Secretary G.K. Pillai announced Friday while ... Read more...

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6,500 tourists availed visa on arrival in 2010


January 7th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) As many as 6,549 tourists from five countries visited India in 2010 by availing the visa on arrival scheme, the tourism ministry said Friday.The visa on arrival ... Read more...

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Visa on arrival to tourists from four Southeast Asian nations


December 30th, 2010 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) Tourists from Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and the Philippines will be provided tourist visa on arrival from Jan 1, 2011, home ministry officials said Thursday. The visa shall ... Read more...

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Buddhist pilgrims of five ASEAN nations to get visa on arrival


December 12th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.12 (ANI): The government has decided to extend visa on arrival facility to Buddhist pilgrims coming from five more ASEAN countries -- Cambodia, Philippines, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar.The scheme ... Read more...

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3151 tourist visas issued under ‘Visa on Arrival’ scheme


July 18th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 18(ANI): Union Tourism Ministry has said that it has issued 3151 visas under the "Visa on Arrival" (VoA) scheme to attract more foreign tourists to the country.The government had ... Read more...

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Organising committee planning multiple entry visa for cricket World Cup


April 2nd, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 2 (IANS) The Central Organising Committee (COC) of the 2011 Cricket World Cup is planning to have multiple entry visas for supporters with valid tickets travelling to India for the ... Read more...

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US wants ‘interference free’ visa mechanism for its officials in Pak


February 27th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.27 (ANI): The United States has told Pakistan to put in place a uniform visa mechanism so that its diplomats and embassy staff stationed in Islamabad do not face any difficulty ... Read more...

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India starts visa-on-arrival for 5 countries


January 1st, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) India Friday started tourist visa-on-arrival facility for five countries on an "experimental basis" for a period of one year, the Ministry of External Affairs said. "The said 'tourist ... Read more...

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First settlers in China and the Orient were Indian migrants: Study


December 11th, 2009 - 9:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec. 11 (ANI): The ancestors of the contemporary population of China, Japan and other East Asian countries had migrated from India, according to a research study conducted by a team ... Read more...

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‘Portal to the Universe’ opens its doors to net surfers


April 24th, 2009 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Berlin, April 24 (ANI): A high-tech website, known as 'Portal to the Universe', will help the public to keep up-to-date with cutting-edge astronomy and space science breakthroughs.Launched as the latest Cornerstone project ... Read more...

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India, Pak finalise modalities of LoC trade


September 29th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Mirpur ( Pakistan ), Sept 29 (ANI): Modalities of trade between India and Pakistan to begin trade through Srinagar-Muzaffarabad and Poonch-Rawalakot routes have reportedly been finalized, official sources said.The trade is ... Read more...

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West Bengal’s single-window clearance needs 105 mandays!


June 24th, 2008 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) You can do it in Gujarat in one day. In two days in Karnataka. But in West bengal, you would require 105 mandays to do it. Obtaining and ... Read more...

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