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Watching films breaks barriers of language, culture: Rathore

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Watching movies can break barriers of colour and culture, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore said here while inaugurating the European Union Film Festival. Rathore on Monday inaugurated the gala, where 24 latest European movies are being screened from 23 European countries. The festival, which opened with Slovakian movie Little Harbour...

11 days ago
Kolkata-Port Blair flight returns after snag

Kolkata, June 7 (IANS) A Port Blair-bound Go Air flight with 167 passengers aboard on Thursday returned to the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport here soon after taking off after a technical snag was detected. Flight G8 101, which reported heavy engine vibration, made an emergency landing at around 8.57 am and all the passengers were safe, said an Airport Authority of India...

1 month ago
New terminals to augment capacity at Lucknow, Chennai, Guwahati

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Central government has approved the upgradation and expansion of Lucknow, Chennai and Guwahati airports at a cost of over Rs 5,000 crore, as it foresees a capital expenditure of around Rs 1 lakh crore to create capacity across various airports in the next five years. On Wednesday, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the upgradation of the...

1 month ago
New terminals to augment capacity at Lucknow, Chennai, Guwahati

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) In a bid to create airport capacity to handle the exponential growth of air travel, the central government on Wednesday approved the upgradation and expansion of Lucknow, Chennai and Guwahati airports at a cost of over Rs 5,000 crore. According to IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the upgradation of these air...

1 month ago
Lucknow, Chennai, Guwahati airports to get new terminals

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the upgradation and expansion of Lucknow, Chennai and Guwahati airports at a cost of over Rs 5,000 crore, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said. Prasad said the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the upgradation of these airports with funds from a Rs 21,000 crore corpus created for various airports in the c...

3 months ago
Five flights delayed due to poor visibility at Kolkata airport

Kolkata, March 15 (IANS) Departure of five domestic flights was delayed while three more flights were diverted from Kolkata's Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport on Thursday due to poor visibility conditions caused by non-seasonal fog, an airport official said. The disruption in flight services happened between 5 to 8 a.m. on Thursday as visibility at the city airport was le...

3 months ago
Scheme for pension to freedom fighters extended

New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the continuation of a scheme for providing monthly pension to freedom fighters beyond the 12th plan period, up to 2020, an official statement said. The statement said the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the continuation of Swatantra Sainik Samman Yojana (SSSY) during 2017-2020, beyond the 12t...

3 months ago
Indian Navy's biennial multi-national military event Milan-2018 in March

New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Indian military's Andaman and Nicobar Command is going to host biennial multinational naval event 'Milan-2018' at Port Blair from March 6 to March 13 with the underlying theme of friendship across the seas, it was announced on Sunday. The event will see a mix of professional exercises and seminars, social events and sporting fixtures. The inaugural address wi...

3 months ago
Vistara to start daily flights to Kochi, Chenai from Kolkata

Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Full-service carrier Vistara on Friday said it will offer double daily flights between Kolkata and Chennai, as well as a direct same aircraft service to Kochi via Chennai from March 25. The airline, which commenced service from Kolkata in June 2016, also increased its frequencies between Kolkata and Delhi with the launch of a third daily flight to the national capi...

4 months ago
Indians prefer foreign shores for long weekend getaways

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) With almost 15 long weekends lined up this year, Indian travel enthusiasts are making the most of the chance to explore international over domestic destinations, according to a research. A number of individuals -- either solo or with friends and family -- are booking trips online. Travellers are no longer limiting their visits to domestic destinations, and intern...

4 months ago
Indians prefer foreign shores for long weekend getaways

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) With almost 15 long weekends lined up this year, Indian travel enthusiasts are making the most of the chance to explore international over domestic destinations, according to a research. A number of individuals -- either solo or with friends and family -- are booking trips online. Travellers are no longer limiting their visits to domestic destinations, and intern...

4 months ago
Indians prefer foreign shores for long weekend getaways

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) With almost 15 long weekends lined up this year, Indian travel enthusiasts are making the most of the chance to explore international over domestic destinations, according to a research. A number of individuals -- either solo or with friends and family -- are booking trips online. Travellers are no longer limiting their visits to domestic destinations, and intern...

4 months ago
Indians prefer foreign shores for long weekend getaways

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) With almost 15 long weekends lined up this year, Indian travel enthusiasts are making the most of the chance to explore international over domestic destinations, according to a research. A number of individuals -- either solo or with friends and family -- are booking trips online. Travellers are no longer limiting their visits to domestic destinations, and intern...

4 months ago
Indians prefer foreign shores for long weekend getaways

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) With almost 15 long weekends lined up this year, Indian travel enthusiasts are making the most of the chance to explore international over domestic destinations, according to a research. A number of individuals -- either solo or with friends and family -- are booking trips online. Travellers are no longer limiting their visits to domestic destinations, and intern...

4 months ago
Indians prefer foreign shores for long weekend getaways

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) With almost 15 long weekends lined up this year, Indian travel enthusiasts are making the most of the chance to explore international over domestic destinations, according to a research. A number of individuals -- either solo or with friends and family -- are booking trips online. Travellers are no longer limiting their visits to domestic destinations, and intern...

4 months ago
Indians prefer foreign shores for long weekend getaways

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) With almost 15 long weekends lined up this year, Indian travel enthusiasts are making the most of the chance to explore international over domestic destinations, according to a research. A number of individuals -- either solo or with friends and family -- are booking trips online. Travellers are no longer limiting their visits to domestic destinations, and intern...

4 months ago
Indians prefer foreign shores for long weekend getaways

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) With almost 15 long weekends lined up this year, Indian travel enthusiasts are making the most of the chance to explore international over domestic destinations, according to a research. A number of individuals -- either solo or with friends and family -- are booking trips online. Travellers are no longer limiting their visits to domestic destinations, and intern...

4 months ago
Indians prefer foreign shores for long weekend getaways

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) With almost 15 long weekends lined up this year, Indian travel enthusiasts are making the most of the chance to explore international over domestic destinations, according to a research. A number of individuals -- either solo or with friends and family -- are booking trips online. Travellers are no longer limiting their visits to domestic destinations, and intern...

4 months ago
Indians prefer foreign shores for long weekend getaways

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) With almost 15 long weekends lined up this year, Indian travel enthusiasts are making the most of the chance to explore international over domestic destinations, according to a research. A number of individuals -- either solo or with friends and family -- are booking trips online. Travellers are no longer limiting their visits to domestic destinations, and intern...

4 months ago
Indians prefer foreign shores for long weekend getaways

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) With almost 15 long weekends lined up this year, Indian travel enthusiasts are making the most of the chance to explore international over domestic destinations, according to a research. A number of individuals -- either solo or with friends and family -- are booking trips online. Travellers are no longer limiting their visits to domestic destinations, and intern...

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