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Flight operations to be suspended in Kolkata during lockdown

Flight operations at Kolkata’s Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport have been suspended on days that West Bengal would observe a sporadic seven-day lockdown in August, airport officials said on Thursday. The Mamata Banerjee-led Bengal government has imposed seven-day lockdown restrictions – mostly on weekends – in August in a bid to contain the spread […]

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India

Kolkata blocks flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Chennai, Ahmedabad

West Bengal has reported 20,488 COVID cases and 717 deaths so far, of which the Kolkata tally stands at more than 2,000 people with 402 deaths

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India

DGCA: International flights remain suspended till 31 July

In a 26 June circular, the DGCA said it was suspending international passenger flights till 15 July, further extended the deadline till 31 July

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India

Puri: Decision to resume international flights depends on other countries

The union civil aviation minister said resuming international flights would depend on whether airspaces were open and other countries would accept the crossing of airspaces

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India

Pilot found COVID +ve midair; Air India flight to Moscow returns

Sources in the DGCA said ‘prima facie, this appears to be a lapse’ as the pilot was not supposed to be on the plane if he was a COVID patient

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India

Maharashtra allows 50 flights in Mumbai from 25 May

Maharashtra already having nearly 50,000 cases of coronavirus-the highest in India-and Mumbai being the worst-affected city the country

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Business

Airfares capped for an unprecedented three months

This is the first time that the Indian government has capped airfares for such a long duration; during natural calamities, it lasts a few days

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India

Domestic flights to resume 25 May; middle seats can’t be vacant, says Puri

Hardeep S Puri reckons if passengers are not allowed to occupy the middle seats, airlines will be forced to raise the flight charges

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Editorial

Reforms By Modi Run Into Tired Socialist Criticism

The motley group of right-thinking Indians in this socialist society should not only promote the reforms announced last week but also push every Indian government and political party towards better economics

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Economy

Package worth Rs 20,97,053 crore completed with empowerment of states

Sitharaman detailed the final tranche of Modi’s promised package, allowing states to raise their borrowing limit from 3% to 5% of the GSDP