IndiGo Passengers Stuck in Aerobridge for 8 Hours, Airline Blames Bad Weather for Delay

An IndiGo flight from Lucknow to Hyderabad was delayed by more than eight hours, with passengers being stranded on the aerobridge the whole night. This is probably every flyer's worst nightmare come true.On Thursday, the flight to Hyderabad was supposed to take off at 11.15 PM but it finally took off at 6 AM on Friday...

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Shortage of tags, confusion may hit govt’s FASTag plan

The 15-day leeway that the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) had sought for implementation of FASTag has not been of much help, as toll plazas around Delhi continue to face a crunch in FASTag stickers, even as users remain confused about issues like recharge and payment.In a move aimed to reduce...

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Karnataka farmer becomes crorepati on bumper onion harvest Industry

While high onion prices making a hole in consumer's pocket, a Karnataka farmer became crorepati even after repaying all his debt because of bumper onion production.The skyrocketing prices of onion have brought huge windfall to Mallikarjuna, a farmer in Doddasiddavvanahalli in Chitradurga district of Karnataka...

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Tipu lessons in Karnataka school textbooks to stay, rules expert panel

There has been a lot of controversy surrounding the history of Tipu Sultan being taught to children in schools in Karnataka. Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, had earlier made it clear that they were trying to remove all mention of Tipu Sultan from textbooks. However now, the expert committee which was formed...

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On The Run From Law, Nithyananda Establishes His Own ‘Nation’ Called ‘Kailaasa’ Near Ecuador

Controversial "godman" Nithyananda may have fled India without a passport to save himself from a rape case registered against him in Karnataka. But he has founded a new nation of his own, naming it 'Kailaasa'. And it has its own "passport".Nithyananda has also launched a website of the new "nation",...

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Deadline for FASTag deferred

The government wants to give additional time for vehicle owners to switch to FASTags, senior officials aware of the development told ET. . Vehicles without FASTags entering the ETC lane will have to incur twice the toll fee December 15 onwards, NH...The transport ministry has put off by two weeks implementation...

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Tesla Cybertruck set to join Dubai Police’s exotic fleet of crime-fighting cars

Fighting crime in Dubai has always had a sense of style and flair to it courtesy a long list of super cars that local cops here have. And joining ranks with these is going to be the Tesla Cybertruck soon with Dubai Police recently stating that the futuristic vehicle will be enlisted from 2020.Tesla showcased...

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12-year-old from Hyderabad bags data scientist position in software company

A 12-year-old boy has set a new benchmark by getting selected for the post of a data scientist at a software company here.Siddharth Srivastav Pilli, a class 7 student of Sri Chaitanya school was selected for the position at a software company named Montaigne Smart Business Solutions, after being encouraged...

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When students fought for a Muslim professor of Vedas

In 1977, a young, clean-shaven man, attired in an immaculate dhoti and kurta, joined the department of Sanskrit in Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University as an assistant lecturer (on an ad hoc basis) to teach the Vedas.His name was Ashab Ali.After a Haj pilgrimage in 1997, Ali started sporting a beard...

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Kerala BSNL employee commits suicide in office after not getting salary for 10 months

A contract employee of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL), who had not been paid wages for the past 10 months, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in the office here on Thursday, police said.Ramakrishnan, hailing from Vandoor in the district, had been working as a part-time sweeper for the past...

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