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Pakistan tightens business, work visas for Chinese nationals

NEW DELHI: Pakistan has announced new rules to tighten visa issuance – especially business and work visas – for Chinese nationals, reported Pakistani media. Pakistan’s interior ministry announced these new visa rules for those from China on Wednesday, a week after it said the two Chinese nationals recently killed in Balochistan were “preaching” Christianity illegally and in violation of their ... Read More »

Hi-tech train may replace double-decker service to Goa

MUMBAI: The future of the Mumbai-Madgaon double-decker hangs in balance with the impending introduction of hi-speed Tejas Express to Goa. While Railways sources indicated that the AC double-decker service to Goa, which is in operation for more than a year, may be discontinued, Central Railway (CR) officials declined to comment on Friday. Tejas Express will be flagged off from Mumbai ... Read More »

‘No-fly list’: New rules today for airlines banning passengers

Rules for for a ‘no-fly list’ for unruly passengers in the aftermath of the debacle surrounding Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, will be drafted today by the Centre. Ravindra Gaikwad assaulted an Air India staffer onboard a plane. The Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR) are being amended by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to facilitate such a list, the ... Read More »

Singapore blocks visas for Indian IT professionals

NEW DELHI: While the focus has been on the US, visas for IT professionals to work in Singapore have dropped “to a trickle”, prompting the government to put on hold the review of the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) citing violation of the trade pact. With Indian companies being advised to hire local talent, they are looking at relocating some ... Read More »

As Air India mulls no-fly list, unapologetic Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad dares airline to ban him

Shiv Sena Member of Parliament, Ravindra Gaikwad, in the news for slapping an Air India employee with his slippers, may be permanently barred from flying on the country’s national carrier. The airline is mulling establishing a no-fly list of passengers with a history of bad behaviour while flying on Air India. The proposal to set up the list has reached ... Read More »