India restores most visas issued to foreigners

The Union home ministry (MHA) on Thursday decided to permit all “overseas citizens of India (OCI) and persons of Indian origin (PIO) cardholders and all other foreign nationals intending to visit India for any purpose, except on a tourist visa, to enter by air or water routes through authorised airports and seaport immigration check posts— as part of a graded relaxation.

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Dos & don’ts for idol makers, devotees, authorities

With the onset of festivals, especially Durga Puja fervour reaching a crescendo, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) is not taking any chances. On Thursday, it issued a list of dos and don’ts for a “safe and environment-friendly idol immersion”. In a tweet, comprising two slides, the CPCB has recommended the dos-for devotees, idol makers, local authorities and regulatory authorities-and don’ts for the devotees and idol makers and sculptors.

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