Sunday, December 5, 2021

Japanese Defence Minister calls US decision to resume F-16 flights regrettable

Asia | December 3, 2021 10:49:24 AM IST
Tokyo [Japan], December 3 (ANI/Sputnik): Japanese Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi described on Thursday the US decision to resume flights of F-16 fighter jets before the end of the investigation into fuel tanks drop by US aircraft as highly regrettable.... read..

Why are we in hurry to resume international flights amid Omicron scare: Parliamentary Panel on Health

By Ashoke Raj

New Delhi | December 2, 2021 8:20:20 PM IST
As India reported the first two cases of the new COVID-19 variant Omicron, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health expressed its concern over the scheduled resumption of international flight operations from December 15.... read..

Japan lifts recent ban on booking flights to country: Chief Cabinet Secretary

Asia | December 2, 2021 2:20:29 PM IST
Tokyo [Japan], December 2 (ANI/ Sputnik): The Japanese Transport Ministry has cancelled its directive requiring suspension of new flight bookings to the country until late December, initially issued to prevent the spread of the Omicron strain of coronavir... read..

Monitoring Omicron situation, decision on int'l flights soon: Govt (Lead)

New Delhi |Thursday, 2021 3:15:08 AM IST
The Indian government, before taking any final decision on the resumption of international flight operations, is "closely monitoring" the situation emerging out of the detection and spread of coronavirus' Omicron variant.... read..

Some countries have stopped flights, but India has increased surveillance, protocols: MEA on Omicron variant of COVID-19

New Delhi | December 2, 2021 9:19:00 PM IST
India has not imposed travel curbs but has increased surveillance and protocols, said Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi on Thursday.... read..

France to lift ban on Southern Africa flights from Dec 4

Paris | December 2, 2021 12:19:50 PM IST
France has said it will start allowing flights from Southern Africa to land on its territory from Saturday, but with "drastic" restrictions allowing only French and European Union residents to disembark, along with diplomats and flight crews.... read..

Omicron: Resumption of international flights hangs in balance, India to take decision in 'due course'

By Ashoke Raj

New Delhi | December 1, 2021 4:18:59 PM IST
As the situation with respect to the new COVID variant continues to evolve, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Wednesday said that it will notify its decision in due course on the date of resumption of commercial international passengers ... read..

Omicron situation being monitored, final decision on int'l flights resumption soon: DGCA

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2021 10:15:08 PM IST
The Centre, before taking any final decision on resumption of international flight operations, is 'closely monitoring' the situation emerging out of the Covid-19 'Omicron' variant.... read..

Sightings of drone flights with drugs from Punjab, Jammu border: BSF DG Pankaj Singh

New Delhi | November 30, 2021 11:49:33 PM IST
There has an increase in sightings of drone flights with drugs, mainly heroin, near the Punjab and Jammu border, Border Security Force Director General Pankaj Singh said on Tuesday.... read..

Why is India not banning int'l flights, Kejriwal asks PM

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2021 7:15:08 PM IST
In the wake of emergence of a new Covid-19 variant -- Omicron, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ban international flights as most of them land in the national capital.... read..

Rwanda suspends direct flights to southern Africa over new Covid variant

K0igali |Monday, 2021 9:45:08 PM IST
Rwanda has temporarily suspended direct flights to and from southern African countries due to concerns over the new Covid-19 variant Omicron, according to a cabinet communique issued by the Office of the Prime Minister.... read..

Tremendous pressure from public to begin international flights: MoS Civil Aviation

By Ashoke Raj

New Delhi | November 29, 2021 3:26:05 PM IST
Junior Aviation Minister Gen (retired) VK Singh on Monday said that there is tremendous pressure from the public to resume international scheduled flights.... read..

Morocco suspends all regular int'l passenger flights over Omicron variant

Rabat |Monday, 2021 3:09:10 PM IST
Morocco will suspend all regular international passenger flights for two weeks over concern about the new Covid-19 variant Omicron.... read..

Egypt suspends direct flights with southern African countries over new Covid-19 variant

Cairo |Sunday, 2021 10:45:05 AM IST
The Egyptian government suspended direct flights with a number of southern African countries due to concerns over the new Covid-19 variant Omicron.... read..

Jharkhand Health Minister urges PM Modi to halt international flights in view of new COVID-19 variant

Panaji (Goa) | November 28, 2021 1:47:41 AM IST
Amid rising concern about a new COVID-19 variant 'Omicron' first detected in South Africa, Jharkhand Health Minister Banna Gupta on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to suspend international flights that were recently opened.... read..

Kuwait suspends direct flights with 9 African countries over new Covid-19 variant

Kuwait City |Sunday, 2021 10:45:05 AM IST
Kuwait decided on Saturday to suspend direct flights with nine African countries over the new Covid-19 variant Omicron.... read..
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