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India eases visas for tourists, businessmen

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India has simplified its visa system to facilitate foreigners visiting the country for tourism, medical tourism and business.

A meeting of the federal cabinet chaired by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the approval yesterday, our New Delhi correspondent reports.

"The approval will facilitate entry of foreigners for tourism, business and medical purposes, "an official statement of Indian home ministry said adding "this is expected to stimulate economic growth, increase earnings from export of services like tourism, medical value travel and travel on account of business..."

This will also considerably ease the travel of foreigners to India for the mentioned legitimate purposes, it added.

Bangladesh is one of the top two contributors of foreign tourists to India – mostly driven by trade and cheaper and better healthcare. 

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