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Indians will no longer have the visa-on-arrival facility while travelling to Hong Kong and will have to complete a pre-arrival registration. The decision, taken by the Hong Kong government in Nov last year, comes into effect from Monday ie., 23 Jan 2017
The Pre-arrival Registration process will start from tomorrow.
Indian travelers must apply for and successfully complete pre-arrival registration online before they can visit or transit the HKSAR visa-free (if seeking to enter the HKSAR during transit). However, Pre-arrival registration is not mandatory for Indians who are in direct transit by air and not leaving the airport transit area.
Over 3.5 lakh people yesterday evening, have set a new world record, by singing the Indian National Anthem at an event, at Kaagvad in Rajkot district of Gujarat.
The occasion was installation of idol of goddess Khodiyar at a newly-built Khodal Dham temple in the town. Anthem took place at the idol installation ritual, in the presence of Guinness World Records team.
This breaks earlier record of 2,54,537 people singing National Anthem in Bangladesh in 2014.
The Tamil Nadu government declared an ordinance allowing jallikattu, after people protested massively against the Supreme Court’s ban, on the controversial bull-taming sport.