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?
With a slew of mega projects being re-viewed by the new Maharashtra government, billionaire businessman Richard Branson urged the new administration to "embrace" the USD 10-billion Mumbai-Pune Hyperloop project.The British entrepreneur said he will be meeting chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday to clear any "misunderstandings" and also gauge his administration's interest to take the project forward. He had already paid a curtsey visit to the chief minister Wednesday.Branson said Virgin Hyperloop One, which he heads, had many alternatives within India, including in New Delhi, to put up the fast-track network, but chose the Mumbai-Pune line and underlined that carrying this project forward will be its "first choice".Close Under Thackeray's predecessor Devendra Fadnavis, Maharashtra had signed a pact with Virgin Hyperloop for connecting two of the state's busiest commercial hubs, and had named DP World-Virgin Hyperloop One consortium as the original project proponent. related … [Read more...] about Richard Branson to meet Uddhav Thackeray seeking support for hyperloop project
Most of the airlines, including IndiGo and SpiceJet, have cancelled flights to the trouble-hit Assam, where protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 have brought life to a standstill. A spokesperson from IndiGo said, "With respect to the ongoing unrest situation in Assam, a few Guwahati and Dibrugarh bound IndiGo flights stand cancelled for December 12. We are operating relief flights at capped fares for passengers who are currently at these locations. Additionally, we are offering rescheduling/cancellation fee waiver to the passengers travelling to/from Guwahati, Dibrugarh and Jorhat till December 13.” “We will continue to review the situation and provide real time updates on our social platforms,” the spokesperson added. “We request passengers to check the flight status before leaving home and reach out to our customer care numbers (9910383838 / 01246173838) for queries." SpiceJet took to Twitter to inform its passengers about the update. … [Read more...] about CAB unrest in Assam: Airlines cancel flights, share information on bookings
Reading Rainbow, the much-loved, long-running children’s show that relaunched as an app in 2012, and set a Kickstarter record last year while raising funds to expand into a subscription website, is launching a new web platform today. advertisement advertisement The new site, called Skybrary by Reading Rainbow, will feature at launch more than 500 interactive books and 150 video “field trips,” as well as access to vintage Reading Rainbow content. New books and field trips will be added each week. The website, intended for children ages 2 to 9, offers a 14-day free trial with unlimited access to the site’s content. Subscriptions are $49.99 a year, or $9.99 a month. RRKidz, the company that was cofounded by original Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton and acquired exclusive rights to the brand, plans to introduce a Skybrary classroom version that will be offered free to up to 7,500 classrooms; that program will include lesson plans and tools for teachers. … [Read more...] about A First Look At The All-New Reading Rainbow Site, Launching Today