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An Air Deccan Airbus plane in Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi | Sondeep Shankar /Bloomberg News

Indian airports to now get body scanners as govt steps up security measures

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has directed operators of all hypersensitive and sensitive airports to install the body scanners by March 2020.

9 Indian airports ordered shut earlier will now resume operations, says DGCA

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation had issued a notice to airmen saying that flight operations in 9 airports in north India will remain shut for three months.
Islamabad International Airport

Pakistan suspends flights in major airports in Punjab & Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province

Geo News reported that all local and international flights from Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad, Sialkot and Islamabad airports were suspended till further orders.
Air India flight

Flights delayed after Air India’s ground-handling staff go on strike at Mumbai airport

A section of employees of the carrier's ground handling subsidiary went on a strike against non-payment of Diwali bonus.

The airport of the future is here. And it doesn’t need humans

Singapore's Changi has built an entire terminal to test airport bots of the future. London & Tokyo are also exploring automation.
Image of flooded Cochin airport | By special arrangement

It’s time airports began evaluating the risks of flooding

Several airports around the world are built on low lying marshes with flat, undeveloped land.

Delhi’s IGI among airports that pushed New York’s JFK out of world’s busiest airport list

The Indian airfield is the fastest-growing on the list, with passenger growth at 14 percent, followed by the 10 percent clip at China’s Guangzhou.

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PM Narendra Modi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.
GoT

Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

Defence

After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?