• Sunday, April 21, 2024

Air India’s A350 aircraft to fly Delhi-Dubai route from May…

MARKING a new beginning, India's premier carrier Air India is all set to deploy its widebody A350 aircraft for its international flight on the Delhi-Dubai route from May 1.  In a release on Thursday (18), the airline said, "Operating as AI995/996, the aircraft is scheduled to depart Delhi daily at…

India’s Dubai mission launches helpline numbers for Indians hit by…

THE Indian consulate in Dubai, UAE, has posted helpline numbers for Indians and other passengers left in the lurch due to the unexpectedly heavy downpour leading to the cancellation of flights and disruption of daily life in the capital of the northern Emirate of the Gulf nation. Other neighbouring nations…

Only woman among 17 Indian crew members on Iran-seized ship…

ONE of the 17 Indian crew members onboard container ship MSC Aries seized by the Iranian military over its speculated links with Israel, returned to Cochin in the southern Indian state of Kerala on Thursday (18). Ann Tessa Joseph, the only woman cadet among the crew members, MSC Aries, was…

Supporters of Modi’s BJP in Israel meet to encourage voters…

AN overseas association of followers of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Israel recently met in Jerusalem to mobilise support for the Hindu nationalist party, ahead of the general elections beginning on Friday (19). To discuss strategies to bolster the prospects of the BJP led by prime minister Narendra…

This Indian-origin Dubai-based airplane connoisseur has a mesmerising collection

THE nifty miniature airplane model collection of Dubai-based Indian-origin businessman Kalpesh Mehta provides a glimpse into the astounding history as well as the fast-evolving nature of the aviation industry. Showcased in Mehta’s astonishing collection are more than 3,000 die-cast metal models of airplanes that are not just full of intricate…

Anand Mahindra salutes founders of free cancer care centre in…

SOME tales of goodwill need a push of visibility. Anand Mahindra, chairman of Indian automotive giant Mahindra Group, has often amplified many such fascinating tales that inspire awe among millions of his followers on X. Last week, he took to the social media platform to reveal his admiration for an…

India’s unicorns slump for 1st time in 4 years: report

INDIA has witnessed a drop in the number of its unicorns - companies worth over $1 billion (£803 million) -- for the first time in the last four years to 67, according to a report published last week.  The South Asian nation, nevertheless, has remained the third biggest hub for…

Why Indian diaspora key for Modi’s BJP in general elections…

WHEN one talks about India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a mention about the Indian diaspora can't be far since the country's expats constitute a major support bloc for the Hindu nationalist outfit led by prime minister Narendra Modi. There are many reasons why non-resident Indians (NRIs) support Modi and his…

India among nations that generate 60% of global mismanaged plastic…

GOVERNMENTS across the world are trying to improve their waste management systems but the gross plastic waste production is exceeding the limit that the planet can manage. India is among the 12 countries responsible for 60 per cent of the planet’s mismanaged plastic waste and will soon reach its ‘overshoot…

Climate activist Sonam Wangchuk appeals to Modi to protect Ladakh

INDIAN innovator, education reformist and climate activist Sonam Wangchuk, who became a household name following the release of 2009 Bollywood film '3 Idiots', has urged prime minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah on X to uphold the ideals of Lord Ram to honour their promises made to Ladakh…

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