Khyati DharamsiZareena Mistry, a 34-year-old Mumbai-based lawyer and her group of six friends were on their way to their hotel in Paris for a two-day halt before returning to India. That’s when Zareena realised that she had forgotten her bag at the airport.Back at the airport, the missing bag had caused the authorities to panic. Paris was on red-alert at that time; the security personnel assumed that it was a threat. They just blew apart the bag. They didn’t even open it.Close Her woes didn’t end there. related news Insurers can invest in debt ETFs subject to some conditions, says IRDAI Climate change impact: Rising sea levels may impact property prices in coastal areas Life insurers April-November new premiums jump 37.2%; LIC holds the reins She had to spend around 300 Euros (Rs 24,000) the next day in Paris shopping for a new suitcase and clothes. Items and clothes worth Rs 20,000 were in the suitcase that was blown apart. Her total loss: around Rs … [Read more...] about Your travel insurance may not cover many losses while on tour
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Will it be ‘third time lucky’ for Richard Branson in Mumbai? The founder of British airline Virgin Atlantic surely hopes so. In October, the carrier for the third time in its 20-year history in India, launched services between Mumbai and London.Virgin Atlantic first pulled back from Mumbai in 2008. Four years later, it relaunched with much fanfare only to pull back in 2015. All the while, Virgin Atlantic continued with its Delhi-London flights. The British capital is the busiest long haul destination from India. While giving out hope that there won't be a fourth time, Branson underlined that it was an opportune time for his airline to come back to Mumbai. His colleague Juha Jarvinen, EVP, Commercial, explained: "In the last five years, the market in Mumbai has grown by 25 percent. And, despite Virgin Atlantic launching services, the capacity in the Mumbai-London route is still down 35-40 percent (compared to 2018)." The opportunity has come up after Jet Airways, which … [Read more...] about Mumbai calling for Virgin Atlantic: Will it be ‘third time lucky’ for Richard Branson?
The Congress severely criticised the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill by Parliament in party president Sonia Gandhi saying it marks a "dark day" in the constitutional history of India and is a "victory of narrow minded and bigoted forces" over the country's pluralism.The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to provide Indian citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, was passed by Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. Lok Sabha cleared the Bill on Monday.Several senior Congress leaders indicated that the party may move court against the Bill with Abhishek Singhvi saying that the legislation will be legally challenged in the near future as it is "highly suspect" in terms of constitutionality.Close Hitting out at Home Minister Amit Shah over his remarks in support of the Bill, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram told reporters, "The Home Minister says 130 crore people are supporting us, obviously he does not count Assam, Northeast and all other … [Read more...] about Citizenship bill’s passage marks ‘dark day’ in our constitutional history: Sonia Gandhi
Dwight D Eisenhower, the first US president to visit India, wanted to support New Delhi in its own right as a democracy, America's former ambassador to India Richard Verma has said."President Eisenhower loved India and had a special place in his heart for the country,” Verma said at an event here on Wednesday held to commemorate the 60th anniversary of President Eisenhower's visit to India.Eisenhower, a five-star General served as the 34th president of the US from 1953 to 1961. His visit to India in 1959 was the first by any American President.Close Verma said Eisenhower wanted to recognise and support India for its own right as a democracy. related news Social security bill | Differential EPF rates may boost take-home pay, rejig in gratuity rule proposed Rajasthan govt will launch farmer welfare fund of Rs 1,000cr on December 17 Landmark day for India, its ethos of compassion and brotherhood: PM Modi on CAB passage "He was not happy with what the national security … [Read more...] about Fomer US Prez Dwight Eisenhower wanted to support India for its own right as a democracy: Richard Verma
Amazon has partnered with Onida to bring its Fire TV edition smart televisions in India, to further strengthen its position in the booming consumer durable market in the country.The Fire TV Edition smart TVs were first introduced by Amazon in 2018 in the US and Canada. Earlier this year, the company expanded the range to the UK, Germany and Austria in collaborations with Dixons Carphone, MediaMarktSaturn and Grundig."We have seen great momentum to the Fire TV Edition smart TVs so far. India has been a very important market for our streaming product and we are seeing great uptake of it from across the country. We are confident of a similar response to the TVs also," Sandeep Gupta, Vice President (Fire TV Devices and Experiences) told PTI.Close He didn't comment on the targeted sales. related news Social security bill | Differential EPF rates may boost take-home pay, rejig in gratuity rule proposed Rajasthan govt will launch farmer welfare fund of Rs 1,000cr on … [Read more...] about Amazon brings Fire TV edition smart TVs to India, partners Onida