Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday dedicated to the nation the 77-km New Bhandu-New Sanand section of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor that will help speed up the transport of goods from ports and manufacturing hubs in the region. Sixty goods trains that earlier used the passenger rail routes on this section have been shifted to the freight corridor, leading to faster movement of passenger trains.
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Amid a bomb threat, eight French airports were forcefully evacuated on October 18. Strasbourg airport in eastern France said it was evacuated due to a bomb threat. Moreover, Nantes airport in Western France was also evacuated noting the same reason. However, evacuated earlier, the airports of Biarritz and Toulouse in the southwest, Lille in the north and Lyon-Bron in the southeast said that operations were resuming following a police… read-more
The Supreme Court allowed SpiceJet to pay Credit Suisse $1 million per month for six months, and $500,000 per month thereafter, to clear its dues to the global investment bank. On September 22, the Apex Court noted that SpiceJet is behind on monthly payments by $3 million. he Hon’ble Supreme Court has noted our compliance with its previous orders, agreeing with the proposal of paying in six months, said SpiceJet.
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A 55-year-old Indian-origin man Ranjith Varma, died while attempting to hike the US' Grand Canyon rim-to-rim in a single day, media reports said. Varma of Virginia became unresponsive while hiking with a group of about six others at the national park's North Kaibab Trail on Saturday, reports confirmed on September 11. The group had been attempting to hike from the canyon's South Rim to the North Rim.
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Government has increased the jet fuel price also known as Aviation turbine fuel (ATF) by 14 per cent to ₹1.12 lakh per kilo litre in Delhi. This is the highest level since December 2022. This is the third consecutive monthly increase with a total of 26 per cent rise, which has resulted in a major impact on the aviation industry. This come amid crude oil price hike.
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In an IndiGo flight, a flyer vomited blood on board a Mumbai-Ranchi flight, after which the IndiGo flight made an emergency landing in Nagpur. The 62-year passenger, who was suffering from chronic kidney disease and tuberculosis, died before he could be taken to a hospital. "IndiGo flight 6E 5093, operating from Mumbai to Ranchi was diverted to Nagpur due to a medical emergency on board," said IndiGo in a statement.
Nearly 19 people were missing after heavy rains caused flashfloods and triggered a landslide on the Kedarnath Yatra route in Uttarakhand on Thursday night. Several shops were also washed away near the Gaurikund area. According to an official, relief and rescue operations were underway by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF). Meanwhile, an orange alert was sounded in Pauri, Tehri, Rudraparayag and… read-more
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Pakistani girl Ghazal Parveen (16) arrived in India three years ago with her aunt. Both of them have been staying in Sikar’s Shrimadhopur since then. However, now on July 28, she was arrested at Jaipur airport, for flying without valid visa and documents. The police detained her and launched an investigation. In addition, her aunt and those two men who helped her to get tickets, were also detained for interrogation.
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In good news, Indians can now travel visa-free in approximately 57 countries. The latest ranking published by Henley Passport Index confirmed the position of India ranking in progress at the 80th spot. Moving it up five places from its position in 2022, Indians can now travel to 57 destinations including Indonesia, Thailand, Rwanda, Jamaica, and Sri Lanka. In addition, Singapore is strongest in position, allowing visa-free travel to 192… read-more
The Hubballi Airport project will kick off in January and the expanded terminal is expected to be operational within the next two years. The new terminal will cover an area of 20,000 square metres and will be able to accommodate up to 1400 passengers during peak hours. Minister Joshi thanked PM Narendra Modi and Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia for sanctioning Rs 273 crore for the expansion, enhancing people' experience.
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