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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Calls Party Flight To Mexico ‘Slap In The Face’

Jan 06, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

Canada: Videos of the Dec. 30 flight shared on social media appear to show passengers not wearing masks as they gather in close proximity, singing and dancing in the aisle and on seats.

Kashmir: Light Snowfall Halts Air Traffic At Srinagar International Airport Amid Tourist Rush

Jan 04, 2022 Outlook Bureau

Kashmir: The authorities at Srinagar International Airport have cancelled 34 flights on Tuesday. Former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah also lamented about unavailability of proper landing aids at the Srinagar International Airport runway.


Germany: Major Airlines Including Lufthansa, Delta, United Report Cancellations Over Christmas

According to the statement of Germany-based Lufthansa, a dozen long-haul transatlantic flights were cancelled over the Christmas holiday period because of a “massive rise” in sick leave among pilots.

Omicron: New Covid-19 Variant Could Delay Resumption Of International Flights

Nov 28, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

With the emergence of Omicron, the government has decided to review its SOPs for testing and surveillance of incoming international passengers.


Prime Minister Modi To Lay Foundation Stone Of Noida International Airport On November 25

The airport will develop a Ground Transportation Centre that will feature a multi-modal transit hub, housing metro and high-speed rail stations, taxi, bus services and private parking, according to the PMO.

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22 October, 2021

Delhi-Bound Flight Diverted To MP After Passenger Falls Sick Mid-Air, Dies At Airport

Outlook Web Desk

The incident occurred on a Delhi-bound Vistara flight on Thursday evening when flyer Manoj Kumar Agrawal suddenly complained of breathlessness and fainted on the flight.


03 October, 2021

Milan: Six Killed As Plane Crashes Into Vacant Building

Associated Press (AP)

Sky TG24 said the plane was flying between Milan's Linate airport and the Italian island of Sardinia.


02 October, 2021

Two Killed As Helicopter And plane Collide Midair In Arizona

Associated Press (AP)

The Chandler Fire Department received reports of a fire in a brush field next to the airport shortly before 8 a.m. Crews found a large plume of smoke and the wreckage of the helicopter on fire but were able to extinguish it relatively quickly.


17 September, 2021

Highlights: FM Nirmala Sitharaman Says Time Not The Right To Bring Petro Products Under GST After 45th Council Meeting

Outlook Business Team

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a series of exemptions after the 45th GST Council meeting on Friday, this also includes an extension of GST concessional rates on COVID-19 related medicines to 31st December, 2021


18 August, 2021

US Families Adopting Afghan Children Struggle To Get Kids Out Amid Taliban Resurgence

Associated Press (AP)

Bahaudin Mujtaba and Lisa, a couple from Florida had hoped to finally bring the 10-year-old Afghan boy they’re adopting to their home. However, with the collapse of the Afghan government, the couple is desperately trying to get the boy, Noman, on a flight out of Kabul.


16 August, 2021

First Czech Flight Evacuates Personnel From Kabul

Associated Press (AP)

The flight included Czech nationals, the Afghan staffers at the Czech embassy, and Afghan interpreters who helped the Czech armed forces during NATO missions together with their families.


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15 August, 2021

Air India Flight From Delhi Hovers Over Kabul For Nearly An Hour Waiting For ATC Permission

Outlook Web Bureau

Only Air India is operating flights between India and Afghanistan and the airline is monitoring the Taliban surge closely.


04 August, 2021

International Flights: IndiGo To Launch IATA Travel Pass; All You Need To Know

PTI

The IATA Travel Pass will enable authorised labs and test centres to securely send test results or vaccination certificates to passengers, the airline noted.


31 July, 2021

First Evacuation Flight Brings 221 Afghans, Many Kids, To US

Associated Press (AP)

Congress on Thursday overwhelmingly approved legislation that would allow an additional 8,000 visas and $500 million in funding for the Afghan visa program


26 July, 2021

Kumartuli Artisan Ships 10ft Tall Fibreglass Durga Idol To US From Bengal

PTI

Claymodeller Kaushik Basu claimed that the idol was 10-feet long and made a bit taller than the standard size as requested as overseas idol sales saw a revival this year after lifting of Covid-19 restrictiopns.


25 July, 2021

Two Israeli Airlines Launch First Direct Flights To Morocco

Associated Press (AP)

Morocco was among four Arab nations, including the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan, to establish diplomatic relations with Israel


07 July, 2021

Bodies Of Plane Crash Victims Found In Russia's Far East

Associated Press (AP)

An Antonov An-26 carrying 28 people crashed Tuesday near its destination town of Palana in the region of Kamchatka, apparently as it came in for a landing in bad weather.


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06 July, 2021

Russia Missing Airplane: Officials Say 28 On Board An-26 Plane

Associated Press (AP)

An investigation has been launched, and a search mission is underway.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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