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Historic India-UAE trade pact effective from 1 May, says Emirati minister
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Historic India-UAE trade pact effective from 1 May, says Emirati minister

CEPA, a comprehensive path-breaking trade agreement between India and the UAE, was signed between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al Nahyan on 18 February

Why 5G rollout is causing Air India, Emirates and other airlines to cancel flights to the US
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Why 5G rollout is causing Air India, Emirates and other airlines to cancel flights to the US

Air India on Wednesday suspended four of its flights scheduled to the US after telecom companies AT&T and Verizon rolled out 5G services in the country

After US advisory and UK 'red list', now Canada and UAE restrict travel from India as COVID cases surge
India

After US advisory and UK 'red list', now Canada and UAE restrict travel from India as COVID cases surge

Several other countries including Singapore, Hong Kong and New Zealand have placed some or complete restriction on the arrival of passengers from India which reported the world's highest daily tally of nearly 3.15 lakh cases

Domestic travel, airline hubs latest hit as coronavirus curbs tighten; global capacity to fall by 25-35% this year
Business

Domestic travel, airline hubs latest hit as coronavirus curbs tighten; global capacity to fall by 25-35% this year

Australia’s largest airport operator, Sydney Airport Holdings Pty Ltd, wants to cut capital spending from a forecast A$350 million to A$450 million ($200 to $257 million), so as to focus only on critical projects, it said on Monday.

'Because of my Kashmir views?': British MP Debbie Abrahams asks after govt sources say visa revoked for 'anti-India activities'
India

'Because of my Kashmir views?': British MP Debbie Abrahams asks after govt sources say visa revoked for 'anti-India activities'

British lawmaker Debbie Abrahams' e-Business visa was revoked as she was involved in anti-India activities and the cancellation was conveyed to her on 14 February, government sources told PTI on Tuesday.

Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi backs govt on British MP Debbie Abrahams' deportation, says she is 'Pakistan proxy'
India

Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi backs govt on British MP Debbie Abrahams' deportation, says she is 'Pakistan proxy'

Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Tuesday backed the government's deportation of British lawmaker Debbie Abrahams, saying she is not just an MP but a 'Pakistan proxy'.

British MP Debbie Abrahams, who leads parliamentary group on Kashmir, denied entry into India; lawmaker says 'no one knew' reason for revoking visa
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British MP Debbie Abrahams, who leads parliamentary group on Kashmir, denied entry into India; lawmaker says 'no one knew' reason for revoking visa

Indian officials denied a British lawmaker entry on Monday after she landed at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport, according to an accompanying aide

Air India sale: Emirates not interested in buying stake in national carrier, says report; Dubai-based airline focused on organic growth
Business

Air India sale: Emirates not interested in buying stake in national carrier, says report; Dubai-based airline focused on organic growth

In 2018, the government had tried to sell a 76 percent stake in Air India and offload about $5.1 billion of its debt, terms that potential buyers at the time viewed as too onerous.

Aviation scam: CBI files chargesheet against corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar, associates
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Aviation scam: CBI files chargesheet against corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar, associates

The CBI on Monday filed a charge sheet against corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar in connection with an aviation scam which allegedly led to losses for Air India.

Narendra Modi awarded Order of Zayed by Abu Dhabi's crown prince for boosting bilateral ties between India, UAE
India

Narendra Modi awarded Order of Zayed by Abu Dhabi's crown prince for boosting bilateral ties between India, UAE

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the United Arab Emirates' highest civilian honour during a visit Saturday to the oil-rich Gulf nation.

UK maritime group claims unsupported Gulf of Oman 'explosion' amid heightened tensions as Japan PM visits Iran
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UK maritime group claims unsupported Gulf of Oman 'explosion' amid heightened tensions as Japan PM visits Iran

A UK maritime group warned of an unspecified incident in the Oman Sea and urged 'extreme caution' amid a high-stakes visit by the Japan PM to Iran and heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran

Emirates eyes more seats on Dubai-India route; hopes restart of bilateral rights talks between govts
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Emirates eyes more seats on Dubai-India route; hopes restart of bilateral rights talks between govts

Gulf carrier Emirates is looking for more seats to offer on the Dubai-India route, which has not seen an increase in bilateral rights for the last five years, and expects discussions to restart between the two governments, a top official said

Tension flares up in Gulf after 4 Saudi ships are mysteriously 'sabotaged'; US warns Iran against any misadventures
World

Tension flares up in Gulf after 4 Saudi ships are mysteriously 'sabotaged'; US warns Iran against any misadventures

Turning up the pressure on Tehran after the United States deployed B-52 bombers, President Donald Trump warned that Iran would 'suffer greatly' was it to 'do anything' to threaten US interests

Investigative agencies unearth Vijay Mallya-Deepak Talwar close links, find messages exchanged between duo, associates
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Investigative agencies unearth Vijay Mallya-Deepak Talwar close links, find messages exchanged between duo, associates

In February this year, the ED had claimed before a Delhi court that corporate lobbyist Talwar had links with Vijay Mallya in a money laundering case.

Hired about 1,000 Jet Airways employees; will add 40 more planes in next few weeks, says SpiceJet CMD Ajay Singh
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Hired about 1,000 Jet Airways employees; will add 40 more planes in next few weeks, says SpiceJet CMD Ajay Singh

The SpiceJet chief said he is happy to to reduce inconvenience to flyers and provide jobs to the Jet Airways employees, the report said.

SpiceJet shares plunge over 8% on profit-booking after sharp five-day rally
Business

SpiceJet shares plunge over 8% on profit-booking after sharp five-day rally

The scrip tanked 8.15 percent to close at Rs 125.15 on the BSE. During the day, it plummeted 8.62 percent to Rs 124.50

SpiceJet expansion strategy: Airline signs MoU with Emirates for code share partnership; will open new routes, destinations
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SpiceJet expansion strategy: Airline signs MoU with Emirates for code share partnership; will open new routes, destinations

SpiceJet passengers from 51 domestic destinations will be able to access Emirates' network across the US, Europe, Africa and Middle East

UAE firm sacks and deports man for Facebook post 'celebrating' New Zealand mosque shooting
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UAE firm sacks and deports man for Facebook post 'celebrating' New Zealand mosque shooting

The UAE has condemned the attack and expressed its condolences to the victims’ families and to New Zealand

Etihad Airways loses $1.28 billion in 2018 as its strategy of aggressively buying stakes in other airlines turns sour
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Etihad Airways loses $1.28 billion in 2018 as its strategy of aggressively buying stakes in other airlines turns sour

Since 2016, Etihad has lost a total of $4.75 billion as its strategy of aggressively buying stakes in airlines from Europe to Australia to compete against Emirates