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Tourists must pay $1,000 to en­ter ‘Dragon Is­land’

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Global - Cur­rently, tourists pay around $10 (about Rs 711) to en­ter the is­land.

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In­done­sian is­land of Komodo, home to the Komodo dragon, will not be closed to tourists next year as it pre­vi­ously planned, but a $1,000 mem­ber­ship scheme will be in­tro­duced, au­thor­i­ties said on Tues­day.

It re­verses a July an­nounce­ment that the is­land would close in Jan­uary 2020 to pro­tect the dragons and their habi­tat, the BBC re­ported.

Uzbek­istan’s postal depart­ment is­sued a spe­cial postage stamp to com­mem­o­rate the 150th birth an­niver­sary of Ma­hatma Gandhi as part of its ‘Out­stand­ing Per­son­al­i­ties’ se­ries

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