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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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Visa pact to be signed Saturday, will benefit common people: Rehman Malik (Lead)


September 8th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 7 (IANS) India and Pakistan will Saturday sign the much-awaited visa agreement that will ease the visa restrictions on people from both countries, Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan likely to sign visa pact Saturday


September 7th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 7 (IANS) The much-awaited visa agreement between India and Pakistan could be signed Saturday, Indian sources said here Friday.The visa agreement could be a game changer for people-to-people ... Read more...

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Trafficking of Thai women in Goa salons


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 3 (IANS) The Goa Police is on the trail of an international trafficking gang which has been "supplying" young Thai women to work as masseurs and hair-stylists and ... Read more...

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German tourist attempts suicide at Delhi airport


August 4th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) A 30-year-old German tourist tried to commit suicide by jumping off the departure area of the Indira Gandhi International Airport's Terminal 3 Friday, police said.Peter ... Read more...

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(HOLD) Eight Taiwanese released by Himachal court


June 19th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 19 (IANS) A Himachal Pradesh court Tuesday released all the eight Taiwanese who were arrested last week for allegedly staying illegally in a village in Mandi district, an ... Read more...

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Eight Chinese nationals arrested in Himachal


June 13th, 2012 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 13 (IANS) Eight Chinese nationals working illegally in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district have been arrested, police said Wednesday.The Chinese nationals, who were on tourist visa were ... Read more...

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Six Uzbek women held for prostitution (Lead)


May 30th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Six women from Uzbekistan have been arrested here for prostitution, police said Wednesday.The women, including a pimp identified as 33-year-old Gulnaaz, were caught Tuesday. They ... Read more...

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International prostitution racket busted in Delhi


May 30th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) With the arrest of seven women, Delhi Police Wednesday claimed to have busted an international prostitution racket run in the capital by women from Uzbekistan.According ... Read more...

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Chinese smuggler jailed after 12 years on the run


May 19th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 19 (IANS) A smuggling kingpin, once the most wanted fugitive in China who spent 12 years on the run in Canada, has been sentenced to life in prison ... Read more...

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Briton held for sexual assault in Beijing


May 10th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 10 (IANS) A Briton has been detained in the Chinese capital for getting drunk and allegedly sexually assaulting a woman on the side of a road, police said ... Read more...

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Foreigner couple freed after being locked in Goa store


April 28th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Margao, April 28 (IANS) Goa Police have freed a foreigner couple who were locked overnight in a departmental store in Margao, 30 kms from state capital Panaji.Police said that the ... Read more...

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Chinese spy held near Dalai Lama palace


March 20th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 20 (IANS) A Chinese national was arrested in this seat of the Tibetan government-in-exile on suspicion of spying, police said Tuesday.Li Chengzie of Hunan province, who has been ... Read more...

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Nigerian held with cocaine in Delhi


March 12th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) A 32-year-old Nigerian has been arrested here on charges of supplying cocaine, police said Monday.Obiora Ikenna, from Anambra state, was arrested around 10 p.m. Sunday ... Read more...

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Nigerian arrested with Rs.2.5 crore of cocaine


March 2nd, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) A Nigerian involved in drug trafficking was arrested here and 250 grams of cocaine worth Rs.2.5 crore in the international court seized from him, police ... Read more...

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Deported German dabbled in semi-political protests: Chidambaram (Lead)


February 29th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) India Wednesday justified the deportation of a German national for raising funds for the anti-Kundankulam nuclear plant protests in Tamil Nadu, with Home Minister ... Read more...

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German deported for dabbling in semi-political activities: Chidambaram (Lead)


February 29th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday justified deportation of a German national for raising funds for protests against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project, saying he ... Read more...

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German deported for dabblibng in semi-political activties: Chidambaram


February 29th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday justified deportation of a German national for raising funds for protests against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project, saying he ... Read more...

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German deported, anti-Kudankulam activist cries foul (Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) A German national was deported from India Tuesday on grounds of raising funds for protests against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project, prompting an anti-nuclear ... Read more...

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Two Iranian suspects in Bangkok blast released


February 28th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Feb 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police in Thailand have released a married Iranian couple detained for suspected involvement in bombings in Bangkok earlier this month.A blast occurred Feb 14 in ... Read more...

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German deported, anti-Kudankulam activist cries foul


February 28th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 28 (IANS) A German national was deported from India Tuesday on grounds of raising funds for protests against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project, prompting an anti-nuclear activist ... Read more...

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Over 12,000 visitors get Indian visa on arrival


January 31st, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Over 12,000 visitors from 11 countries used the tourist visa on arrival facility in 2011, with the maximum numbers coming from New Zealand, Japan and ... Read more...

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US to issue 14 percent more visas for Indians


January 27th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The US has taken a number of steps to simplify and quicken visa process and target 14 percent yearly increase in travellers from India ... Read more...

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Government sets up panel to promote tourism


January 21st, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) To resolve inter-ministerial and industry issues and to promote tourism, the government has set up an inter-ministerial coordination committee for the sector under the chairmanship ... Read more...

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Kim Kardashian breaches Australian visa rules


December 3rd, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Dec 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Australia’s immigration officers are reportedly investigating US reality star Kim Kardashian after she reportedly breached her visa rules. The 32-year-old was reportedly issued with a tourist visa ... Read more...

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Chandigarh Police arrest two for tourist visa fraud


November 21st, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 20 (IANS) In a unique case of forgery and fraud for arranging tourist visas, Chandigarh Police Sunday arrested two immigration agents, including a former paramilitary trooper.The special investigation ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka cuts tourist visa fee


November 14th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 14 (IANS) Tourism operators in Sri Lanka heaved a sigh of relief after the government reduced a $50 visa fee to $20, an official said here Monday.It will ... 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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Briton dies in Manali


September 25th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Manali, Sep 25 (IANS) A Briton who was holidaying in this Himachal Pradesh resort has died due to excessive drinking, police said Sunday.Tristan M. Eyre, 28, who was staying at ... Read more...

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India to host Global Tourism Mart


September 8th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay Thursday announced a global travel and tourism mart in the country by February to push the booming travel trade ... Read more...

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Sex racket busted, foreign women arrested


July 19th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Police have busted another sex racket here and arrested seven woman, mostly from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, and an Indian pimp, it was announced Tuesday.Acting on ... Read more...

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Conditions favourable in Pakistan for Sarabjit’s release: Sister


July 5th, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, July 5 (IANS) Dalbir Kaur, the sister of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian prisoner lodged in Pakistan's Kot Lakhpat jail on terrorism charges, Tuesday said that conditions were quite favourable ... Read more...

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Two held in Mysore for raping Australian tourist


June 27th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mysore, June 27 (IANS) Two young men were arrested Monday for allegedly raping an Australian tourist last week in a lodge at Channapatna, about 84 km from here, a police ... Read more...

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Goa tourism welcomes changes in visa norms


June 25th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 25 (IANS) The Goa tourism industry has welcomed the central government's decision to relax tourist visa norms which some organisations here had maintained were squelching tourism prospects in ... Read more...

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This Iranian woman wants her Indian nationality!


May 14th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 14 (IANS) Carrying a birth certificate in her hand and a hassled look on her face, 30-year-old Iranian woman Fatimah Begum is on her third visit to the ... Read more...

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