Articles about Vande Bharat Mission

Students, families stuck in UK as India suspends flights

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.

IndiGo to refund all passengers for canceled flights by January-end

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.

Citing COVID-19, China restricts entry of foreign nationals from India

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.

Barring tourists, government eases visa curbs for OCIs, PIOs, foreigners

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.

International passenger flights to remain suspended till September 30

31 Aug 2020

International passenger flights to remain suspended till September 30

As many expected, India is extending the ban on international passenger flights.

Refusal to wear masks will get you on 'no-fly' list

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.

By Diwali, domestic air operations could be restored: Hardeep Puri

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.

No NEET in Gulf; Centre may fly in aspirants: SC

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.

After Chinese-firm expressed interest, tender for Vande Bharat trains canceled

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.

India plans bilateral 'air bubbles' with 5 neighboring countries

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.

Kerala crash: 14 onboard Air India Express flight critical

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.

'Felt a strange vibration,' Kerala plane crash survivors recall horror

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.

Kerala crash: Digital flight data recorder, cockpit voice recorder recovered

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.

Kerala crash: Pilot who died was a celebrated ex-IAF officer

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.

Air India Express flight carrying 191 onboard crashes; 16 dead

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.

It's home: Persecuted in Afghanistan, 11 Sikhs arrive in Delhi

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.

Kerala-couple approached SC for repatriation; pregnant wife returns, husband dies

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.

Air India Delhi-Moscow flight returns midway as pilot tests coronavirus-positive

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.

Air India can operate flights with full strength, for now

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.

Stranded for two months, actor Prithviraj returns from Jordan

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.

Coronavirus: With over 85,000 cases, India's tally surpasses China's

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.

Vande Bharat Mission: Returnees paid for quarantine at expensive hotels

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.

Coronavirus: Death-toll reaches 2,648; new cases in 2 'corona-free' states

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.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 70,000; death toll reaches 2,294

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.

Coronavirus: India records biggest single-day spike; death toll crosses 2,200

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.

Coronavirus: 2,099 dead in India; Maharashtra tally crosses 20,000

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.

Kerala: Two Indians flown from UAE test positive for COVID-19

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.

Eight flights from seven countries to bring Indians home soon

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.

Coronavirus: Total cases near 60,000; death toll climbs to 1,984

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.

Operation to bring Indians home starts; flights land in Kerala

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.