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OCI Cardholders Rules For Re-Issue Of Overseas Citizen Of India Cards Eased

The government has now simplified the process of issuing Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cards. According to the new rule, an individual registered as an OCI cardholder after turning 20 does not need a new card on the issue of a fresh passport. Notably, the old rule required the re-issuing of passports after an individual turns 50 citing facial changes due to old age.

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 - 01:20 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Overseas Job, NRIs, Passport, OCI cards

Courtesy: NDTV

Air Bubble

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India Finalises Air Bubble Agreement With Sri Lanka; Lists Rises To 28 Countries 

The Civil Aviation Ministry on April 10 stated that India has successfully finalised the bilateral air bubble with Sri Lanka. India has notably entered into an air bubble agreement with the sixth SAARC country and 28 other countries including UK, USA, Canada and Japan. However, special international passenger flights operating between these two nations will have certain restrictions. Reportedly, scheduled India-Lanka flights are suspended… read-more

Sat, 10 Apr 2021 - 07:56 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Sri Lanka, Air Bubble, Civil Aviation Ministry, Travel

Kashmir

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Kashmir Clocked Higher Tourist Bookings During The Covid-19 Pandemic

Despite Covid-19, the Kashmir Valley clocked high tourist bookings as compared to previous years. While Kashmir was one of the earliest destinations to reopen amidst the pandemic, the hotels have recorded 70% of booking till June. Notably, the footfall in Jammu and Kashmir rose from 3,700 in January 2020 to 19,000 in January 2021, revealed Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel.

Sat, 10 Apr 2021 - 02:40 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: kashmir, Travel, Tourism, Economy

RoPax Ferry service

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Water Taxis Likely To Operate In And Around Mumbai From May

Come May, water taxi services will become operational in and around Mumbai. The decision has been taken after successful completion of goods-cum-passenger ferry service RoPax, launched in 2020, that witnessed one lakh passengers in 20 weeks between Mumbai and Mandwa. Reportedly, water taxis will have 14 to 45 passenger seats and private players will be running the services. Moreover, it has been planned to run water taxis on 12 routes. 

Thu, 08 Apr 2021 - 11:21 AM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: water transport, Mumbai, Transport, Union Minister

Courtesy: Mint

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Centre Directs Airlines To Refund For Tickets Cancelled During Lockdown

As many flyers have complained of not receiving the refund against the tickets cancelled during the lockdown, the Centre on April 7 asked all the airlines to resolve the issue sooner. The Ministry of Civil Aviation has also "expressed dissatisfaction" over the delayed refund of credit shells of passengers. However, IndiGo and GoAir airlines have told the ministry that they have refund all the dues to the passengers.

Thu, 08 Apr 2021 - 10:04 AM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Airlines , Aviation Sector, flights cancelled, Lockdown

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Somnath Temple

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Gujarat's Somnath Temple Trust Offers Destination Wedding At Rs 11,000

Shree Somnath Jyotirlinga Temple Trust has announced the picturesque beach view temple open for weddings. Boosting up destination weddings idea at ancient temples, the trust stated that they would arrange all the prerequisites for marriage rituals including mandap, authorised marriage certificates at Rs 11,000. Moreover, the trust also built a huge pavilion at tourist facilitation centre to precipitate the marriage guests at the newly… read-more

Wed, 07 Apr 2021 - 01:44 PM / by Samanth Lanka

Tags: Somnath Temple, Gujarat, destination wedding, Tourism

Courtesy: The Times Of India

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IndiGo Teams Up With CarterPorter For Door-To-Door Baggage Delivery

IndiGo airlines has collaborated with luggage transfer platform CarterPorter to facilitate door-to-door baggage delivery service. Starting from Delhi and Hyderabad, IndiGo will soon expand the service to Mumbai and Bengaluru. The ‘6EBagPort’ service, available on arrival and 24 hours before departure, will facilitate contactless baggage delivery for Rs 630 for one way. The airliner aims to make passengers "worry-free" by eliminating the need… read-more

Tue, 06 Apr 2021 - 09:57 AM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: IndiGo, Delivery Partner, Domestic Flights, Airlines

Courtesy: News18

The Chenab bridge

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Chenab Arch Nears Completion, Bridges Distance Between Kashmir, Kanyakumari

Construction of the Chenab arch which is an integral part of the world's highest railway bridge will be completed on April 5. Reportedly, the arch is dubbed as the most taxing engineering task in the completion of the 1,400-crore bridge over the Chenab river flowing 359 meters below. Moreover, this development paves way for the completion of the long-overdue Kashmir rail track, enabling trains from Kanyakumari to reach Kashmir.

Sun, 04 Apr 2021 - 05:21 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Chenab Bridge, Jammu and Kashmir, Kanyakumari, RAILWAYS

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Pilgrims on Amarnath Yatra

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Amarnath Shrine Board Plans Permanent Rest Rooms Ahead 2021 Yatra

Like never before, Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) is planning to build concrete structures for facilitating pilgrims during the 2021 yatra. The SASB will create restrooms and guest houses as compared to the earlier makeshift structures. While registrations for the yatra started on April 1, the pilgrims can… read-more

Sun, 04 Apr 2021 - 02:37 PM / by Samanth Lanka

Tags: Amarnath Yatra, Shri Amarnath Shrine Board, Covid-19, Jammu and Kashmir

Courtesy: Times Now

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B'luru Airport Cab Drivers' Same Fare Demand Rises As Driver Suicides

The Bangalore airport cab drivers' demand for ‘One Airport, One Fare’ has surfaced again after the suicide of a 34-year-old Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation driver. Reportedly, the pandemic-stricken cab drivers have been facing the double flak of increased fuel prices and over 50% slashed footfall at the Kempegowda International Airport. The drivers claimed that due to high KSTDC fares, the passengers prefer cheaper options of… read-more

Thu, 01 Apr 2021 - 06:31 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: bengaluru, Airport, Taxi, Pandemic impact

Courtesy: Times of India