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On rescue operation, AI left nothing to chance

IndiaTimes Sunday, 2 February 2020
Air India’s second evacuation flight flew in 323 Indians and seven citizens of Maldives from Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus epidemic, to Delhi on Sunday morning. The total number of people brought in the two flights is 654 — 647 Indians and seven foreigners. The jumbo jets used for this special operation, Ajanta and Agra, are now being fumigated and will be used for regular commercial flights after they are fully disinfected.
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Air India Air India Flag-carrier airline of India

No flight for Australia till July 14 due to Covid-19 imposed restrictions

"Due to the recent Covid-19 related restrictions imposed on international flights in Australia, the following flights in the next phase of Vande Bharat Mission..
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Vande Bharat Mission: Air India flight brings back 143 Indians from Moscow [Video]

Vande Bharat Mission: Air India flight brings back 143 Indians from Moscow

Air India flight from Moscow landed at Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport with 143 Indian passengers. District Health Department screened the passengers upon their arrival. Repatriation process of stranded Indian nationals from abroad under Vande Bharat Mission is underway.

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Vande Bharat Mission: Air India flight from Ukraine lands in Indore

Air India flight from Ukraine landed at Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport. The flight carrying 144 Indians landed in Madhya Pradesh's Indore on June 30. District Health Department screened the passengers upon their arrival. Repatriation process of stranded Indian nationals from abroad is underway. Indian citizens are being evacuated from across the globe under Centre's Vande Bharat Mission.

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Vande Bharat Mission: Air India flight from Kyrgyzstan lands in Indore [Video]

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Air India flight from Kyrgyzstan landed at Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar Airport. The flight carrying Indians landed in Madhya Pradesh's Indore on June 21. District Health Department screened the passengers upon their arrival. Repatriation process of stranded Indian nationals from abroad is underway. Indian citizens are being evacuated from across the globe under Centre's Vande Bharat Mission.

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Around 2,75,000 Indians brought back during lockdown: Hardeep Singh Puri [Video]

Around 2,75,000 Indians brought back during lockdown: Hardeep Singh Puri

In a press conference on June 20, Union Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri said that close to 2,75,000 Indians were brought back to the country in flights and ships during the lockdown. Puri said, "The Air India family bringing back people109000, we have our private carriers and other private carriers of other nationalities bringing back another 100,000 plus .Close to 2,75,000 Indians, who were stranded in foreign countries, have been brought back to the country in flights and ships during the lockdown. We are doing our best."

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Wuhan Wuhan Sub-provincial city in Hubei, People's Republic of China

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Beijing residents fear Wuhan-style lockdown if cases continue to rise

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Coronavirus Resurgence In Beijing [Video]

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Delhi Delhi Megacity and union territory of India, containing the national capital

With 26,506 new coronavirus cases, India's tally reaches 7,93,802

Maharashtra continues to remain the worst-affected state, followed by Tamil Nadu and Delhi.
DNA

24,000 deaths, 5.8% GDP loss in Delhi due to air pollution in first half of 2020: Greenpeace study

It is also considered to be the highest economic cost of air pollution in terms of GDP across 28 major cities in the world.
DNA

Tuticorin custodial death: CBI team to arrive today to begin probe, directed by HC to file status report by July 28

A CBI counsel informed a bench of Justice Sathyanarayanan and Rajamanickam that a team of seven CBI officers from Delhi would reach Madurai on Friday.
DNA
COVID-19 update: Recovery rate touches 62.09% in India [Video]

COVID-19 update: Recovery rate touches 62.09% in India

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Maldives Maldives Island nation in the Indian Ocean southwest of India and Sri Lanka

Samudra Setu: INS Jalashwa departs from Iran's Bandar Abbas port for TN's Tuticorin [Video]

Samudra Setu: INS Jalashwa departs from Iran's Bandar Abbas port for TN's Tuticorin

India's amphibious warship Indian Navy Ship (INS) Jalashwa, which has been deployed to bring back the stranded citizens from Iran under Operation Samudra Setu, has departed from Bandar Abbas port on June 25 with 687 Indians aboard for Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu. INS Jalashwa reached the port of Bandar Abbas in Iran on June 24. On June 11, INS Shardul had brought back 233 Indians from Iran. Operation Samudra Setu is a part of Vande Bharat Mission to bring back stranded citizens overseas amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Indian Navy had launched Operation Samudra Setu on May 08 to repatriate Indian citizens. INS Jalashwa and Magar have already evacuated 2,874 personnel from Maldives and Sri Lanka to ports of Kochi and Tuticorin. On June 23, INS Airavat brought back 198 Indians from Maldives.

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Indian Navy Ship (INS) Airavat carrying 198 Indian citizens, who were stranded in Maldives, arrived in Tamil Nadu's Thoothukudi on June 23. All the passengers were screened and their luggage was disinfected, upon arrival. The third phase of Operation 'Samudra Setu' initiative was started by the Centre and Indian Navy to bring back citizens stranded overseas amid COVID-19 pandemic.

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Op Samudra Setu: Indian Navy's ship leaves Port of Male with Indian citizens [Video]

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Indian Navy Ship (INS) Airavat left Port of Male in Maldives for Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu) after embarkation of 198 Indian citizens. 5th round of operation Samudra Setu for evacuation of Indians from Maldives is underway. Operation was launched in May to repatriate stranded citizens amid coronavirus situation.

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Op Samudra Setu: INS Shardul returns from Iran with 233 stranded Indians [Video]

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Indian Naval Ship Shardul on June 11 safely docked at the harbour in Gujarat's Porbandar bringing back 233 stranded Indians from Iran. Indian Navy had launched Operation Samudra Setu to repatriate Indian nationals stuck abroad. The operation commenced on May 08. Indian Navy evacuated 2,874 Indians from Maldives and Sri Lanka by INS Jalashwa and INS Magar so far.

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Watch: INS Jalashwa carrying 700 Indians from Maldives arrives in Tamil Nadu [Video]

Watch: INS Jalashwa carrying 700 Indians from Maldives arrives in Tamil Nadu

INS Jalashwa carrying 700 Indian nationals from Male, Maldives arrived at Thoothukudi harbour in Tamil Nadu on June 07. With this, INS Jalashwa alone has repatriated around 2700 Indians from Maldives and Sri Lanka. INS Jalashwa is a transport dock which is currently in service with the Indian Navy.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 01:14Published

Agra Agra City in Uttar Pradesh, India

Trickle of visitors as monuments reopen after more than 100 days

Even as popular monuments like the Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri remained off limits after the local administration in Agra decided against opening them to..
IndiaTimes

'Make in India': Bombardier bags contract to supply 201 coaches, signalling for Agra-Kanpur metro lines

1.4 million daily riders will benefit from new metro services connecting the city clusters of Agra and Kanpur and iconic destinations including the Taj Mahal
DNA
Taj Mahal to remain shut after COVID cases soar in Agra [Video]

Taj Mahal to remain shut after COVID cases soar in Agra

: In the view of current COVID-19 situation in Agra, historical monuments like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Akbar tomb and others to remain closed until further orders as they fall in 'buffer zone' areas. Over 55 new COVID infections were reported in past four days, according to District Magistrate of Agra. Earlier, Union Minister of Tourism and Culture Prahlad Singh Patel announced that all monuments can be reopened with complete precautions from July 6 onwards, amid relaxations in the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Taj Mahal, other monuments to stay closed as Agra sees surge in COVID-19 cases

Agra District Magistrate said that 55 new cases reported in past four days and there are 71 containment zones.
DNA

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