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India intends to extend on arrival visa for 40 countries

Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 11:48

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.

Economy to expand over 5%, average 8% growth rate to be revisited

Last Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013, 13:12

The Planning Commission on Friday said it will revisit annual average GDP growth target of 8 percent for the 12th Plan (2012-17) in view of dismal performance in first two years of policy period, while saying the economy is likely to expand by over 5 percent this fiscal.