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Robert Vadra to be Frisked at Airports Now

The Civil Aviation Ministry has removed Priyanka Gandhi’s husband and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law from the list of VIPs who are spared from frisking at the country’s airports. The move came from Robert Vadra himself who sought the removal of his name from the no-frisking list at domestic airports. Robert Vadra is increasingly coming under scrutiny for his land ...

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SpiceJet Aircraft Hits Buffalo on Surat Runway; DGCA Orders Probe

After a SpiceJet aircraft carrying 140 passengers from Surat to New Delhi had a narrow escape at Surat airport where the plane hit a stray animal, the aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has ordered an enquiry and alerted all airports on safety norms. Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet suspended its services to Surat indefinitely after one of its ...

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Airports on High Alert After Terror Threats

After receiving an anonymous threat mail that warned two flights from Mumbai and Ahmadabad, all major airports across the country have been put on alert of an attack on Friday. According to reports, an anonymous threat letter was received which warned two flights one each originating from Mumbai and Ahmedabad airports could be targeted. Though the authorities reportedly believe the ...

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Ebola Death in US Triggers Nation-wide Alert; World Wakes up to Outbreak Possibility

Soon after the news of the death of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States on Wednesday reached the public, creating nationwide alert about the impending spread of the disease, with an incubation period from time of infection to symptoms varying between 2 to 21 days. America’s five busiest airports — New York’s JFK, ...

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E-Visa to be Introduced at 9 Airports Soon

The e-visa or Electronic Travel Authorisation (e-Visa) will be introduced in a phased manner at nine airports in India, said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his budget speech on Thursday. The necessary infrastructure would be put in place within the next six months. Mr Jaitley said that tourism is one of the largest job creators globally. The facility of e-Visa ...

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