Char Dham

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91 Pilgrims Died During Char Dham Yatra, Most Of Them Suffered Heart Attack

Uttarakhand Health DG Dr. Shailja Bhatt informed that approximately 91 pilgrims lost lives during the 2022 Char Dham Yatra. On May 27, Bhatt said, "Most of the pilgrims died due to heart-attacks". Furthermore, highlighting the strengthened medical services compared to earlier, Shailja Bhatt said, for the Char Dham yatra in Uttarakhand, nearly 169 doctors were deployed to treat patients in the course of the yatra, which started on May 3.

Fri, 27 May 2022 - 12:35 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Char Dham Yatra, Uttarakhand, Pilgrims, Health Director, Dr Shailja Bhatt

Courtesy: ANI

Odisha Bus

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Odisha Govt Brings Down Bus Fares After Reduce In Diesel Price

After diesel prices were reduced in Odisha from Rs 102.22 to Rs 94.74 per litre on May 26, the state government has cut the bus fares, reducing the burden of daily commuters. The reduced rates apply to the stage carriages and not the town buses plying within the state of Odisha. For regular, delux and premium buses, the fare is reduced by three paise, six paise and nine paise, respectively.

Fri, 27 May 2022 - 10:01 AM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: bus fare, Petrol Price, diesel price, Odisha, Travel

Courtesy: ANI

IndiGo Flights

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IndiGo Suffers Huge Loss In Q4 2022 Amid Omicron Variant

Airlines IndiGo suffered a huge net loss of Rs 1,681 crore in the quarter ending March, said company on May 25.  The airlines' Q4 loss was said to be 46.6% close to Rs 6,161 crores, more compared to the loss in 2021, which was Rs 5,806 crores. Notably, Covid-19's Omicron variant and deduction in travel demand was one of the major reason behind the loss.

Wed, 25 May 2022 - 10:19 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: IndiGo, Airlines , Quarter 4, omicron, Loss

Helmet Mandatory For pillion rider

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Helmet Mandatory For Pillion Riders In Maharashtra, Traffic Police Issues Notice

In view of people's safety, the Mumbai traffic police issued a notification for bikers in Maharashtra.  Issued on May 25, the notification mandates helmets for pillion riders. Notably, the new rule will come in effect after 15-days, following which strict action, including fines will be taken against violators. Moreover, currently, there is a fine of Rs 500 for those without helmets, which will soon be enforced on pillion riders also.

Wed, 25 May 2022 - 09:03 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Maharashtra police, Helmets, Traffic Violators, Fine, Notification

SpiceJet Flight

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SpiceJet Flights Impacted Due To Ransomware Attack

SpiceJet airlines fell victim to a ransomware attack, due to which, passengers were stranded at various airports and morning flight departures were impacted, on May 25. Soon after, the airlines started to recieve numerous queries about the delay, after which, SpiceJet tweeted, "Our IT team has contained and rectified the situation and flights are operating normally now." One passenger said, "Extremely poor customer service by SpiceJet. Staff… read-more

Wed, 25 May 2022 - 01:20 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: SpiceJet, Ransomware, Airlines Attacked, flights cancelled, Flights Delay

Courtesy: ANI

Hubli Bus Accident


Passenger Bus Enroute To Bangalore Collides With Lorry; At Least 7 Dead, 26 Injured

In a tragic incident, a passenger bus collided with a lorry in the outskirts of Karnataka's Hubli, leaving at least seven dead and 26 injured, on May 24. Reportedly, the injured are being treated in Hubli's KIMS hospital, and the drivers of both the vehicles died on the spot. Reportedly, the bus was going from Kolhapur to Bangalore, and the driver was attempted to overtake a tractor.

Tue, 24 May 2022 - 10:56 AM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Kolhapur, Bangalore, hubli, bus accident, Karnataka

Courtesy: ANI

Delhi HC

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Delhi HC Issues Notice To Amarnath Shrine Board Over Helicopter Service

Delhi High Court issued a notice to the Amarnath Yatra Shrine Board, in accordance with a petition filed seeking online bookings of helicopter services in Jammu and Srinagar. The petition complained that due to the unavailability of online bookings, pilgrims are suffering and black-marketing is happening. In regard to this, the Delhi HC issued notice and asked the shrine to file an affidavit, and adjourned the matter to May 31.

Tue, 24 May 2022 - 09:10 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Amarnath Yatra, Delhi High Court, notice, Petition, Jammu Srinagar

Courtesy: ANI

Jet Airways

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Jet Airways Appoints 4 New Executives, Announces Airlines

Indian Airlines, "Jet Airways" announced new executives for the company on May 23. The appointment came days after aviation regulator DGCA granted a revalidated Air Operator Certificate, which permits commercial flight operations for the airlines. Prabh Sharan Singh, HR Jagannath, Mark Turner, and Vishesh Khanna are new executive officers. Notably, Singh will take charge on June 1, Turner on June 15, and Khanna will join in July.

Mon, 23 May 2022 - 06:30 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Jet airways, Airlines , Senior Executives, Indian Airlines, DCGA

Himanta Biswa Sarma

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Centre Sanctions Rs 180 Cr For Restoration Of Rail Link Due To Landslides & Floods: Assam

Followed by floods and landslides in Assam's Dima Hasao district, the central government has sanctioned Rs 180 crore for the restoration of the railway network, on May 23. Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma confirmed the allocated funds. The restoration work will reportedly be completed by July 10. Reportedly, significant train routes have been disturbed and several trains have been cancelled, due to the Damage in tracks.

Mon, 23 May 2022 - 02:00 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Centre, Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma, Dima Hasao, Landslides

Courtesy: ANI

Saudi Arabia Airport

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Saudi Nationals Prohibited From Visiting India & 15 Other Countries Due To Recent Covid Outbreak

Saudi Arabia issued a travel restriction on May 21 to India and 15 other countries, citing an increase in Covid-19 cases there in recent weeks. Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libya, Indonesia, Vietnam, Armenia, Belarus, and Venezuela are among the countries where Saudi citizens are barred from traveling. There are no new restrictions on Indian citizens entering Saudi… read-more

Mon, 23 May 2022 - 10:49 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Saudi Arabia, India, travel restrictions, Covid-19, COVID restrictions

Courtesy: India Today