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‘Assalaam Alaikum!’ — Pakistan Air Traffic Controller (ATC) praises Air India

Pakistan's Flight Information Region & ATC have praised the airline for its special flight operations to Europe amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Air India cabin crew member who flew Newark-Mumbai tests positive for Covid-19

The patient has been admitted to a hospital in Mumbai. This is the second instance of an Air India group staff testing positive of the deadly virus.
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Air India gets nod to operate cargo flights to Shanghai, Hong Kong to get medical supplies

The airline received approval from Indian and Chinese authorities to commence freighter operations to the two destinations.
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Air India to conduct special flights to London to fly out stranded foreigners amid lockdown

The national carrier will conduct four flights on Delhi-London route between 4-7 April and Mumbai-London route on 5 April and 7 April.
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Govt likely to extend deadline for Air India bid as pandemic disrupts economy

This would be the second extension for Air India bids since the govt initiated the process of stake sale in the debt-ridden national carrier on 27 January.

Air India to send 787 Dreamliner to brings back Indians stranded in Rome

An Air India official said the flight to Rome would take off from the Delhi airport around 2:30 pm.

Govt extends deadline to bid for Air India till 30 April

The Department of Investment and Public Asset Management said the changes are in view of the requests received from the IBs and the prevailing situation due to COVID-19.
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Air India temporarily suspends flights to Rome, Milan, Seoul over coronavirus outbreak

The announcement came after govt declared suspension of all visas, barring few categories such as diplomatic and employment, till April 15.
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83 quarantined in Army facility in Manesar after returning from coronavirus-hit Italy

The evacuees will be monitored for two weeks by a qualified team of doctors and staff members, to watch for any signs of infection.
Air India special flight carrying the first batch of Indian passengers from Wuhan (China) reached New Delhi airport on Saturday | ANI

It was frightening to not see a soul in Wuhan – Air India pilot who flew rescue mission

The airport, which handled 20 million passengers last year, was completely deserted with merely three ground personnel to help with the evacuation process.

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Animals have come home. Covid-19 lockdown gives control back into nature’s hands

With people in India and elsewhere locked down in homes due to the coronavirus, the peaceful reclamation of public spaces by animals is teaching us important lessons.

Modi’s 9-min candle plan Sunday: Needless spectacle or much-needed motivation for Indians?

PM Modi requested Indians to light candles, lamps or mobile torches at 9 pm Sunday for nine minutes in a show of solidarity in the fight against Covid-19.


Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.