Immigration at US to be hassle-free
Pre-approved, low-risk Indian travellers to the US may soon be able to cruise through immigration at automatic kiosks at select American airports, with India set to join the US Global Entry Program ahead of the Indo-US Homeland Security dialogue in July , reports Bharti Jain.
The move is expected to facilitate business travellers from India and possibly VIPs who have held top government offices as well as filmstars and other celebrities. Credentials of applicants would be vetted both by Indian security agencies as well as US agencies, though final approval will be “based on satisfaction of the latter“.
Writer, critic DeJaGow passes away
Renowned Kannada writer, critic and folk lorist D Javare Gowda, 98, died in Mysuru on Monday evening. The writer, who revered poet laureate Kuvempu as his `guru’, played a big role in pressuring the Centre to accord the classical-language status to Kannada. Some of his key contributions are establishing Prasaranga, a publication wing of the Mysore University , and introducing folklore as a subject.
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