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Finnair inks dotcom alliance for hotel bookings


September 11th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Sep 11 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair Tuesday said it has signed a one-year agreement with Booking.com for hotel and accommodation reservation services."This new agreement with a world-class partner enables ... Read more...

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Argentine province offers prostitutes airfare to go home


July 24th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, July 24 (IANS/EFE) The central Argentine province of Cordoba is offering prostitutes airfare to return home, even to other countries, after passing a law to close brothels as ... Read more...

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Aviation regulator directs airlines to rationalise fares


June 18th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) India's civil aviation regulator Monday directed all domestic airlines to check the exponential rises in air fares, even as demand declined in May by 0.87 ... Read more...

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Passengers at Raipur airport more than double


December 31st, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 31 (IANS) The Raipur airport recorded a passenger flow of over 70,000 people per month in 2011 as compared to 30,000 a month in 2010, airport officials said ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to send workers to Iraq through government


August 30th, 2011 - 9:11 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 30 (IANS) Bangladesh has decided to send workers to Iraq under government arrangements and not through private agencies in a bid to avoid malpractices, a minister has said.Currently, ... Read more...

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Rising fuel prices forced airlines to increase fares: Ravi


August 3rd, 2011 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi Wednesday blamed rising jet fuel prices for domestic airlines increasing the fuel charge component in airfare to a maximum of ... Read more...

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Malaysia Airlines offers 80 percent discount on fares


May 14th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) In a bid to entice Indian travellers, Malaysia Airlines Saturday launched a promotion scheme offering 80 percent less airfare on bookings between May 16 and ... Read more...

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Jagson Airlines to operate daily flights to Himachal


January 18th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 18 (IANS) Jagson Airlines will start a regular flight between Delhi and Himachal Pradesh from next month, an airline official said Tuesday."From Feb 15, we will daily operate a Delhi-Kullu-Shimla-Delhi ... Read more...

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Steep airfares maim Goa parties


January 3rd, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 3 (IANS) Steep airfares severely maimed Goa's tourism related businesses in the Christmas and New Year week. Gaurish Dhond, president of the Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG), said ... Read more...

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Aviation watchdog to analyse published airfare


December 9th, 2010 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Wednesday said that it will analyse the airfare data submitted by domestic airlines to ensure transparency in the tariff."Tariff data ... Read more...

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Andhra minister returns home after row over Saudi visit


October 22nd, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 22 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's Minority Welfare Minister Mohammed Ahmadullah Friday returned home after facing an embarrassing situation in Saudi Arabia of visiting the country on Haj visa but returning without ... Read more...

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Not backing off from election: BAI chief


June 11th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Badminton Association of India (BAI) president V. K. Verma Friday said government guidelines or no guidelines, he enjoys "overwhelming" support and will continue in office as long ... Read more...

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Abhishek receives metallic banana statuette for worst accent


April 9th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan has received several awards but probably none of them is as unique as the metallic banana statuette that he was sent for ... Read more...

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Tripura governor sponsors trip for young cricketers


March 11th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 11 (IANS) In a rare gesture, Tripura Governor Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil has sponsored a trip for ten budding cricketers to watch the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches in Mumbai starting ... Read more...

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Thailand repatriates illegal Bangladeshi migrants


February 18th, 2010 - 3:02 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 18 (DPA) A group of 200 ethnic Rohingyas was repatriated to Bangladesh late Wednesday from Thailand, more than a year after the group tried to illegally migrate to Malaysia before ... Read more...

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Sports ministry paid Rs.2.2 million to Shiva Keshavan


February 16th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The sports ministry Tuesday hit back at claims made by Olympian Shiva Keshavan, and revealed that the sportsperson was paid Rs.2.2 million for his training for the ... Read more...

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The Oprah Show Gives Out Golden Tickets To Live Your Best Weekend


January 16th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka gave out golden tickets to lucky winners decades ago. Now it is the turn of Oprah Winfrey to do the same. According ... Read more...

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Delta Airline Hikes Baggage Fees


January 13th, 2010 - 9:27 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The economic recession of 2008 has affected all the companies and every individual has experienced the heat of the global meltdown. Though several months have passed ... Read more...

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Pak ministers unhappy over government’s austere measures


September 21st, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 21 (ANI): Pakistani ministers have criticised the government's decision to restrict their foreign tours in the name of austerity, terming the new policy "ambiguous, self-contradictory and stringent," demanding flexibility and ... Read more...

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Akshay Kumar cuts down expenses


July 22nd, 2009 - 10:41 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
By Subhash K Jha Since Akshay Kumar pays all his taxes diligently it is safe and secure to state that his market price is Rs 30 crores per movie. But he's also ... Read more...

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Japan-based Australian offers to fly parents to see injured Indian student


June 3rd, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, June 3 (ANI): An Australian working in Japan has said that he is prepared to pay the airfare from India to Australia for the parents of a student who was critically ... Read more...

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Recession-hit airlines to charge passengers for using loo!


May 19th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 19 (ANI): Air passengers may soon be charged for using the loo, as part of cost-cutting efforts.Fines for overweight passengers and steps to make people carry their own luggage to ... Read more...

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Brown lied in saying that Gurkhas living in UK would cost taxpayers 1.4 billion pounds


May 3rd, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown used a "fabric of falsehood and fantasy" in claiming that it would cost taxpayers 1.4 billion pounds to let Gurkhas live in ... Read more...

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India announces two scholarships for Malaysians


March 5th, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 5 (IANS) The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Thursday announced two scholarships to meritorious Malaysian students for pursuing post-graduate courses. The High Commission of India said in a statement ... Read more...

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Over 50 Indian workers stranded in Malaysia after being cheated


February 27th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 27 (IANS) Over 50 workers from India are stranded here, with 43 of them being detained for overstaying, after their Malaysian agent purportedly cheated them. They were also prevented from ... Read more...

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India’s anti-trust body to probe airfare hike


February 12th, 2009 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Fair trade practices body Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission (MRTPC) Thursday ordered a probe on airlines for hiking fares at the same time, saying it appeared ... Read more...

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NRI Punjabis craze for dog race


January 6th, 2009 - 11:06 pm ICT by ANI
By Karan Kapoor Ludhiana, Dec.6 (ANI): Punjab''s rural sports are known worldwide. But, in recent times, dog races have caught the fancy of pet lovers, especially non-resident Punjabis, are on the ... Read more...

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Lindsays galpal Samantha denies lesbian club snub reports


September 24th, 2008 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): Lindsay Lohans lesbian partner DJ Samantha Ronson has slammed reports claiming that she refused to play at a New York bar because the clientele were homosexuals.A spokesman ... Read more...

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Lindsays galpal Samantha turns down deejaying offer from lesbian club


September 23rd, 2008 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sept 23 (ANI): She may be rumoured to have lesbian leanings, but when Lindsay Lohans DJ girlfriend was asked to do her bit in a gay club, her answer ... Read more...

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Centre hikes Haj pilgrimage quota to 1.23 lakh


September 11th, 2008 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): The Union Government on Thursday increased the annual quota for Haj pilgrimage to 1.23 lakh. However, there will be no corresponding increase in the amount spent ... Read more...

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13,000 more Indian Haj pilgrims this year


September 11th, 2008 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) An additional 13,000 Indian Muslims will be able to perform the Haj on government subsidy this year, it was announced here Thursday."Till now, 110,000 pilgrims were able ... Read more...

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Airfare fixed for Haj pilgrims from Madhya Pradesh


August 23rd, 2008 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal Aug 23 (IANS) The airfare for pilgrims going to perform Haj through Madhya Pradesh State Haj Committee had been fixed at Rs.12,000, an official said Saturday.The pilgrims would be required to ... Read more...

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Puducherry chief minister in New Delhi to save ministry


August 16th, 2008 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Puducherry, Aug 16 (IANS) With five cabinet members turning rebellious, Puducherry Chief Minister N. Rangasamy flew to New Delhi Saturday to meet the Congress high command - the second time this week ... Read more...

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Haj airfares set to go up


June 7th, 2008 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Haj airfares are all set to go up soon with the airlines reporting major losses due to high aviation fuel prices. A senior aviation ministry official confirmed ... Read more...

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Goan owner of AirAsia in battle to control Malaysian skies


May 6th, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by admin
Kuala Lumpur, May 6 (ANI): The Goan-Portuguese owner of the budget airliner AirAsia, Tony Fernandes, has announced two subsidised offers to counter Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Zero Fare campaign.Fernandes announced that AirAsia ... Read more...

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