Articles about Vande Bharat Mission
22 Dec 2020
Students, families stuck in UK as India suspends flights
India's temporary suspension of all flights to and from the United Kingdom has impacted the travel plans of several Indian students who were hoping to travel home during the holiday season.
07 Dec 2020
IndiGo to refund all passengers for canceled flights by January-end
Budget flier IndiGo on Monday committed to refunding all customer credit shells created by cancellations due to COVID-19 by January 31, 2021.
05 Nov 2020
Citing COVID-19, China restricts entry of foreign nationals from India
China has restricted the entry of non-Chinese travelers from India, along with Belgium, the Philippines, and the United Kingdom, citing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.
22 Oct 2020
Barring tourists, government eases visa curbs for OCIs, PIOs, foreigners
Eight months after strict restrictions were imposed on inbound and outbound travel, the Indian government on Thursday eased visa curbs for Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO), and foreign nationals, saying they can visit the country for any purpose, except tourism.
31 Aug 2020
International passenger flights to remain suspended till September 30
As many expected, India is extending the ban on international passenger flights.
28 Aug 2020
Refusal to wear masks will get you on 'no-fly' list
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) announced that passengers who refuse to wear masks on flights would be put on a no-fly list.
25 Aug 2020
By Diwali, domestic air operations could be restored: Hardeep Puri
Come Diwali (November 14), much of India's domestic civil air traffic will be restored to original numbers, said Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday.
24 Aug 2020
No NEET in Gulf; Centre may fly in aspirants: SC
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to direct the Centre to hold the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Undergraduate (NEET-UG) at examination centers in the Middle East or online.
22 Aug 2020
After Chinese-firm expressed interest, tender for Vande Bharat trains canceled
Indian Railways on Friday announced it was canceling the tender for 44 Vande Bharat trains after a Chinese joint venture firm placed its bids, said reports.
18 Aug 2020
India plans bilateral 'air bubbles' with 5 neighboring countries
India has proposed to establish bilateral air bubble arrangements with five of its neighbors, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Tuesday. Notably, Pakistan is not among the list of neighbors.
10 Aug 2020
Kerala crash: 14 onboard Air India Express flight critical
At least 14 people, who were traveling on the ill-fated Air India Express flight that crashed at Kozhikode Airport last Friday, are in critical condition, Malappuram District Collector K Gopalakrishnan said on Sunday.
08 Aug 2020
'Felt a strange vibration,' Kerala plane crash survivors recall horror
A day after the tragic crash of an Air India Express flight in Kerala's Kozhikode, survivors recalled what happened moments before the aircraft overshot the runway and fell into a valley.
08 Aug 2020
Kerala crash: Digital flight data recorder, cockpit voice recorder recovered
The digital flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder from the Air India flight that crashed in Kerala on Friday evening have been recovered, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Saturday.
08 Aug 2020
Kerala crash: Pilot who died was a celebrated ex-IAF officer
Had it not been for the deceased pilots, Wing Commander Deepak Vasant Sathe and Captain Akhilesh Kumar, the unfortunate Air India Express flight would have caught fire and taken more lives, survivors of last evening's crash said.
07 Aug 2020
Air India Express flight carrying 191 onboard crashes; 16 dead
An Air India Express flight coming from Dubai to Kerala's Kozhikode with as many as 191 people on board crashed after skidding off the runway while landing at the Karipur Airport on Friday.
27 Jul 2020
It's home: Persecuted in Afghanistan, 11 Sikhs arrive in Delhi
Eleven Sikhs from Afghanistan reached Delhi on Sunday, four months after a barbaric attack at a gurudwara in Kabul killed 27.
09 Jun 2020
Kerala-couple approached SC for repatriation; pregnant wife returns, husband dies
For Indians stranded in Dubai, 29-year-old Nithin Chandran, who hails from Kerala became a blessing. He helped those who lost their jobs or who couldn't return home due to coronavirus-induced restrictions.
30 May 2020
Air India Delhi-Moscow flight returns midway as pilot tests coronavirus-positive
An Air India flight from Delhi to Moscow had to return midway on Saturday after one of the pilots tested positive for COVID-19.
25 May 2020
Air India can operate flights with full strength, for now
On Monday, the Supreme Court allowed national carrier Air India to operate special international flights with occupied middle seats for ten days, till June 6.
22 May 2020
Stranded for two months, actor Prithviraj returns from Jordan
Malayalam actor Prithviraj Sukumaran, along with a 57-member cast and crew of his upcoming movie Aadujeevitham, has returned to India.
16 May 2020
Coronavirus: With over 85,000 cases, India's tally surpasses China's
India on Friday recorded around 3,800 new coronavirus infections, taking the total number of cases past 85,000. With this, India's tally has surpassed China's, which has reported around 84,000 cases thus far.
15 May 2020
Vande Bharat Mission: Returnees paid for quarantine at expensive hotels
Indians who managed to return home, at a time when coronavirus-induced travel restrictions have been levied on most parts of the globe, are now facing another challenge — exorbitant hotel rates.
15 May 2020
Coronavirus: Death-toll reaches 2,648; new cases in 2 'corona-free' states
On Thursday, India recorded a spike of 3,900 cases, taking the national tally to 82,000. The death toll also rose to 2,648.
12 May 2020
Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 70,000; death toll reaches 2,294
India on Monday reported nearly 3,600 new cases of COVID-19 taking its total tally past the 70,000-mark.
11 May 2020
Coronavirus: India records biggest single-day spike; death toll crosses 2,200
India on Sunday recorded its highest single-day jump in coronavirus infections. The nation's tally crossed 67,000 with roughly 4,300 new cases. The nationwide death toll also crossed 2,200 on Sunday.
10 May 2020
Coronavirus: 2,099 dead in India; Maharashtra tally crosses 20,000
India reported over 62,000 cases of COVID-19 till Saturday while the death toll rose to 2,099, data compiled from official state and union territory government statistics showed.
09 May 2020
Kerala: Two Indians flown from UAE test positive for COVID-19
Two Indians repatriated from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have tested positive for coronavirus in Kerala, said CM Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday.
09 May 2020
Eight flights from seven countries to bring Indians home soon
As part of Vande Bharat Mission, India's biggest repatriation operation, eight flights will bring Indians from seven different countries soon.
09 May 2020
Coronavirus: Total cases near 60,000; death toll climbs to 1,984
Till Friday, India reported nearly 60,000 cases of COVID-19 and a death toll of 1,984, according to data compiled from official state and union territory government statistics.
08 May 2020
Operation to bring Indians home starts; flights land in Kerala
The biggest evacuation operation to help Indians stuck abroad kicked-off with the arrival of two flights in Kerala on Thursday.