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India to extend on arrival visa for 40 more nations soon

Decks are being cleared to make India a more tourist friendly destination by extending on arrival visa for 40 more countries, simplifying online visa and attracting senior citizen foreign visitors. A high level committee having representatives from Home Ministry, Tourism Ministry, Foreign Ministry, Planning Commission and National Security Advisor has

No mining within one km of national parks, sanctuaries in Goa

(THE HINDU 25 OCT)Mines had flourished without clearance from the standing committee of the National Board of Wildlife: panel Mining would not be permitted within one km of national parks and sanctuaries in Goa, the Union Environment Ministry has decided in an order that could take the State one step