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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 »

Mumbai richest Indian city with wealth of $820 billion: Report

MUMBAI: Mumbai is the richest Indian city with a total wealth of $820 billion, a report has said. According to the latest New World Wealth report, India’s financial capital here is home to 46,000 millionaires and 28 billionaires, and is followed in terms of wealth by Delhi in second place and Bengaluru in third place. Delhi is home to 23,000 ... Read More »

‘Lost continent’ found lurking under Mauritius

Scientists have confirmed the existence of a “lost continent” under the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius that was left over by the breakup of the supercontinent, Gondwana, which started about 200 million years ago. The piece of crust, which was subsequently covered by young lava during volcanic eruptions on the island, seems to be a tiny piece of ancient continent, ... Read More »

Karnataka gets in touch with its wild side

The year 2017 will see Karnataka getting in touch with its wild side. In a bid to promote wildlife tourism, the State Tourism Department on Saturday announced 2017 as the ‘Year of the Wild’. The campaign looks to develop and promote the meandering jungle tracks, the evergreen Western Ghats, and the rich flora and fauna as a “dream destination for ... Read More »

Parking lots at airports to go cashless

Starting Tuesday, airports will accept vehicle parking charges through e-payment in support of the government’s digital payment campaign, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) said here on Sunday. Free-of-cost parking services provided by at airports with effect from November 14 midnight will end on the midnight of November 28 at all operational airports, and a digital payment facility will be ... Read More »

Wi-Fi on flights set to become a reality soon

Fliers will soon be able to access Wi-Fi services on flights over the Indian airspace with the department of telecommunications moving a proposal. “The DoT has already moved a proposal for providing inflight connectivity for voice, data, and video services for consideration of the committee of secretaries,” minister of state for civil aviation Jayant Sinha told Rajya Sabha. “As of ... Read More »

Will withdraw from TPP, investigate work visa abuses: Donald Trump

WASHINGTON: US President-elect Donald Trump today vowed to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the world’s largest trade deal, and investigate abuses of work visa programmes as he outlined his policy plans for the first 100 days in office. 70-year-old Trump, in his first video-message after being elected as the President of the US, described the TPP as a ... Read More »