UAE to soon launch 5-year multiple-entry tourist visa, Kerala’s IPL-style Champions Boat League to be held from September 4 and more in top stories of the day!
It’s a double celebration for fans of Dubai as the UAE is planning to launch its new five-year multiple-entry visa very soon. Also, come October 30, Emirates airlines will start its new Airbus A380 service from Bengaluru to Dubai. The new service is expected to increase the number of business and leisure flyers to Dubai to shoot up. Dubai saw a tremendous increase in the number of Indian visitors in the first half of this year.
At present, for Indians flying to Dubai, there is the option of a 30-90-day visa, which when applied through authorised agents, gets processed within 72 hours of applying. There is still no provision for e-visas to Dubai.
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Kerala’s IPL-style Champions Boat League to be held from September 4
The second edition of the Champions Boat League (CBL) that features Kerala’s iconic snakeboats will be held from September 4 to November 26 in 12 venues across five districts in Kerala. The inaugural leg will be held at Punnamada Lake in Alappuzha, alongside the Nehru Trophy Boat Race on September 4. It will conclude with the President’s Trophy Race at Ashtamudi Lake in Kollam on November 26.
Apart from these, there will a competition of small boats at Chaliyar River in Kozhikode to popularize snake boat races in the Malabar region. Kerala which has over 600 km of coastline and 44 rivers, has a great potential to host more water-based sports, as the daily life and festivals are closely linked with waterbodies. For most tourists, witnessing such a grand event is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Man claims ownership of historic Qutub Minar complex, says he’s a descendant of Tomar king
In a bizarre incident, a self-proclaimed ‘descendant of Tomar King’ has claimed the ownership of land of which Qutub Minar stands, one of India’s most prominent monuments in Delhi.
In his plea, Kunwar Mahender Dhwaj Prasad Singh has said that the land and complex where the historical Qutub Minar stands today belongs to his family. He said that the land is owned by the Beswan Family and heir of Raja Rohini Raman Dhawaj Prasad Singh and descendants of Raja Nand Ram, who died in 1695.
The case relating to the right to worship at Qutb Minar and Singh’s claim have been listed for a hearing on September 13.
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