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Steve Borgia curated Tamil Nadu Police Museum opens in Chennai

The Tamil Nadu Police Museum at Egmore, Chennai, which has been curated by Steve Borgia, CMD, INDeco Hotels, has been opened to the public and was inaugurated by Chief Minister MK Stalin on Tuesday. The museum is home to a number of artefacts, dating back to as many as 200 years. Some of the artefacts displayed in the museum have even been seized from sandalwood smuggler Veerappan, LTTE Prabhakaran. The building itself used to be the old Commissioner’s office of Chennai Police from 1856 to 2013. Now, the building was converted into a museum at the cost of Rs 6.47 crore. Steve Borgia, the curator of the state-of-the-art museum, stated that it is a commemorative way of appreciating the sacrifice by the state police force and their commendable job in maintaining law and order. “A miracle just happened. I spent my Corona Lockdown Time to fulfil my desire to create an outstanding international Standard Police Museum in Chennai and housed it in the 160-Year-old Police Commissioner’s building on Pantheon Road, Egmore, Chennai. rare Museum Objects relating to Police of Yesteryear have been loaned to this Historical Museum by INDeco Hotels Swamimalai (www.indecohotels.com),” revealed Borgia.

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Sri Lanka Opens for Indian travellers once again with flight operations from 9 cities

Sri Lanka has opened its borders to India after a long anticipated hiatus. Fully vaccinated travellers will only require a negative PCR 72 hour prior to arrival and an on-arrival PCR test at a certified hotel. They will then be allowed to roam across the country freely. Sri Lankan Airlines will operate four weekly flights to Chennai, three to Mumbai, and one to Bengaluru under its new schedule, and is expected to introduce significant frequency enhancements.

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SIHRA organises vaccination camp for hoteliers in Chennai, gets good response

South India Hotels & Restaurants Association (SIHRA) organised a vaccination camp for hoteliers, which was inaugurated at GRT Convention Centre, Chennai by Shri Venkatesan, Regional Director (South), Indiatourism. The camp received good response from all Chennai hoteliers. In a tweet, Ministry of Tourism gave special thanks to Chennai Corporation Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner and all the Health Department officials for their support.

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VFS Global awarded contract for Morocco visa services in 5 cities

VFS Global has been awarded the contract for Morocco visa services starting from 21 January 2021, and VACs have been rolled out in Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai and Mumbai. The centres are currently accepting work, business, seminars/conferences, student/researcher, family reunification, journalist and investor visas. Issuance of tourist visas is currently on hold due to the ongoing pandemic and related border closures. Pranav Sinha, Head – South Asia, VFS Global, says, “We are excited about starting the new year with a new partnership, and welcoming Morocco as VFS Global’s 65th client government.” As part of precautionary measures, customers visiting our centres may be subjected to body temperature checks to assess their health conditions and required to wear face mask and gloves. Customers exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, including fever (higher than 37.3 degrees Celsius), cough and difficulty breathing will be allowed to reschedule their application submission for another day and will be advised to seek medical attention at the nearest healthcare facility of their choice.

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Ethiopian to launch Chennai-Addis Ababa flight from 3rd April, 2020

Ethiopian Airlines is looking to expand in the south Indian market with the launch of its Chennai flights to its capital. Sharing more details is Tadesse Tilahun, Regional Director, India Sub Continent, Ethiopian Airlines, who bid goodbye to the India market after completing a stint of 7.5 years. He says, “We have seen that the south India market has huge potential and is a growing market. To tap this, we have just finalised launch of Chennai operations. We will be starting this from April 3, 2020 with three frequencies per week. We recently launched Bengaluru operations connecting Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa with a direct flight with four frequencies on 787 aircraft. This takes a total of seven flights, daily operations out of the south region to our capital.” Ethiopian Airlines also welcomed its new Regional Director, Tigist Eshetu.

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