Arrival

  • Government working to provide visa-on-arrival facility at Varanasi, Bodh Gaya airports, says Naik August 2, 2014

    The government is working to provide visa-on-arrival facility for tourists arriving from European and western countries at Varanasi and Bodh Gaya airports, Union Minister Shripad Naik said on Saturday. The Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture said this at the inauguration of the 17th convention of Tourist Guides Federation...
  • SC dismisses PIL on no liquor shops on highway July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to direct state governments to ban liquor shops on national highways saying it is for the legislature to enact a law in this regard. A bench, headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi, dismissed a PIL filed by a Chandigarh-based NGO Arrive Safe Society seeking...
  • Rain lashes Lucknow, brings relief June 20, 2014

    Rains lashed the Uttar Pradesh capital on Friday bringing down the temperature, giving much relief to the people from the hot and humid weather. The monsoon has arrived in the eastern parts of the state and will reach Lucknow by Saturday, said Met officials. Regional Met Director J.P. Gupta told IANS that...
  • Ruckus at Old Delhi station over late arrival of train June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: A large number of passengers of Shamli-Delhi passenger created a ruckus at Old Delhi Railway Station on Thursday evening over later arrival of the train, injuring some persons including its driver. The angry passengers started pelting stones soon after the train arrived at the Old Delhi Railway Station...
  • India to extend visa-on-arrival facility to tourists from 180 countries February 6, 2014

    New Delhi: India will extend visa-on-arrival to tourists of all nations barring eight, including Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Iran, as it looks to boost tourism, Planning Minister Rajeev Shukla said on Wednesday. "We have decided to extend the visa-on-arrival facility to tourists from 180 nations. It will take 5-6...
  • India may extend visa on arrival facility for 40 more countries October 7, 2013

    India intends to extend visa on arrival facility to tourists from 40 more countries, including the US, the UK, Canada, Brazil, Australia, the UAE and Saudi Arabia, a move which will make the country a more tourist friendly destination and promote foreign exchange earnings. The Planning Commission has called a high-level...
  • Visa-on-arrival boost for Kerala tourism, says Chandy August 29, 2013

    The introduction of tourist visa-on-arrival (T-VoA) facility at Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi airports will help attract more foreign visitors to the state, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Wednesday. T-VoA is currently available for citizens of 11 countries -- Cambodia, Finland, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Luxembourg, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam. T-VoA...
  • Hyderabad, Bangalore among 4 airports to have Visa-on-Arrival facility August 8, 2013

    Visa-on-Arrival facility for tourists will now be available at four more international airports across the country, besides the four existing metro cities. "The Home Ministry has issued orders extending Visa on Arrival (VoA) facility to four more airports at Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Hyderabad and Bangalore with effect from August 15," said...
  • India lifts hold on visa-on-arrival for Pak senior citizens April 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The visa-on-arrival facility for senior citizens of Pakistan, which was put on hold by India following heightened tensions along the Line of Control (LoC), has been restarted from March 31. The facility was put on hold hours before its operationalisation on January 15 after an Indian soldier was...
  • Indian visa policy for Pak on hold due to 'no takers' January 15, 2013

    Wagah Border: India's visa liberalisation policy for Pakistani senior citizens did not see any takers on Tuesday, due to which the policy was put on hold, according to sources in the Ministry of External Affairs. Even as tension prevailed at the Line of Control, sources say there was no change...
  • India posts 25 per cent increase in visas on arrival September 11, 2012

    New Delhi: A total of 9,412 visas on arrival (VoAs) were issued till August compared to 7,514 during corresponding period of 2011, registering a growth of 25.3 per cent, an official said on Tuesday. According to the tourism ministry, 1,750 VoAs were issued in August compared to 920 during August 2011,...
  • Olympics bring Heathrow's busiest day July 27, 2012

    Officials at London's Heathrow airport expected Thursday to be a record day for the number of arrivals. ...
  • Luxembourg women give fake Indian currency for visa July 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Two women nationals of Luxembourg allegedly paid their 'visa-on-arrival' fee at the IGI airport in New Delhi with fake Indian currency notes, police said on Friday. The two women, along with a child, arrived at the IGI airport on the intervening night of July 14 and 15 and...
  • Bomb blast at Moscow airport, atleast 35 dead January 24, 2011

    New Delhi: At least 35 people were killed and more than a hundered were injured in a suspected suicide bomb attack at Moscow's Domodedovo airport on Monday, Interfax news agency reported. The bomb went off at 1902 IST in the baggage claim area of the international arrival sector, Itar-Tass quoted Tatyana...
  • Games put Delhi ahead by 10 years: Kalmadi September 30, 2010

    New Delhi: Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi feels the world-class infrastructure and the facilities, which have come up for the multi-discipline event, have put the national capital ahead by 10 years. "The city is 10 years ahead now. Earlier people would fly from Delhi to Dubai, Singapore and...
  • Visa on arrival scrapped for Indians in Malaysia August 3, 2010

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia revoked its visa on arrival (VOA) facility for Indians after 40,000 visitors from that country "abused" it and "disappeared", deputy prime minister Muhyideein Yassin has said. The cases of Indians abusing the scheme topped the list of unauthorised immigrants from eight South Asian nations and China to whom...
  • Deccan Chargers reach Hyderabad to a rousing welcome May 27, 2009

    Hyderabad: Deccan Chargers, the winners of the second edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in South Africa, arrived in Hyderabad on Wednesday night to a rousing welcome from fans. The fans were, however, disappointed a bit as only three players - Tirumalsetti Suman, Harmeet Singh and Shoaib Ahmed - arrived...
  • SEBI grills Rajus, US team wants to quiz too February 7, 2009

    New Delhi: Thursday is the second day that the Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is interrogating the former Satyam CEO Ramalinga Raju and his brother Rama Raju. On Wednesday, the market watchdog grilled only Ramalinga Raju for almost six hours. On Thursday, SEBI is likely to quiz this brother Rama...
  • Rescued from hijackers, MT Biscaglia reaches Mumbai January 30, 2009

    New Delhi: The crew members of Liberian-flagged chemical tanker MT Biscaglia have reached Mumbai on the morning of Friday. MT Biscaglia, the ship was hijacked by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden late November last year. After nearly two months in captivity. The pirates released the ship with 25 Indian...
  • In Pics: Team India gets a rousing reception in Mumbai September 26, 2007

    The last cricketers to get a ticker tape welcome were Ajit Wadekar and his boys on their return from the Caribbean, after their historic win over the West Indies. That was 1971. ...
  • CBI awaits a 'Q' from Argentina March 3, 2007

    New Delhi: The Argentinian Foreign Office is now processing documents presented by the Indian Government to extradite Ottavio Quattrocchi, the man accused in the 64 crore Bofors payoff deal. Two CBI agents presented the extradition request for Quattrocchi in Buenos Aires on Friday. They stated that they were "confident" their...
  • Muivah poses big dilemma for Govt December 22, 2006

    New Delhi: The rendition of the number We Shall Overcome Some Day by hundreds of Naga students greeted NSCN-IM General Secretary Thuingaleng Muivah on his arrival in New Delhi after two years on Wednesday. Giving a boost to the flagging Naga spirits, the rhetoric was clear. They will settle for nothing...
  • Hopes high from Team India of tennis June 21, 2007

    Doha: There's a lot to look forward to in Doha as far as tennis is concerned. Almost everyone would be waiting to watch Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes playing together again. And of course there are a few new faces as well. The Indian tennis team came out of the Doha...
  • Visit Pak without visa wait soon September 28, 2006

    New Delhi: Indians will soon be able to go to Pakistan without waiting for a visa and will be issued a visa at the airport in Pakistan. In a major policy shift, Pakistan said on Wednesday that visas will be given to Indians on arrival. This visa on arrival facility...