Vande Bharat Mission flight with 148 Indians departs from Riyadh
Sunday, 31 May 2020 "Air India AI 1936 bound for Hyderabad has departed from King Khalid International Airport Riyadh with 148 passengers, including 3 infants on board," Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia tweeted. India had launched the largest evacuation exercise -- Vande Bharat Mission -- to repatriate Indians stranded abroad due to coronavirus-induced lockdown.
Several Indian passengers who are coming back to India from Bahrain thanked Indian Government and Indian Embassy for arrangement of repatriation flights for their return. A special flight of Air India Express will bring them back to Kochi in India. Air India Express IX 1474 departed for Kochi with...
At least 17 people were killed and more than 100 injured when an Air India Express passenger plane repatriating Indians overshot the runway in heavy rain near the southern city of Kozhikode on Friday. Freddie Joyner has more.
Saudi Arabia's 84-year-old ruler, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, has been admitted to hospital in the capital Riyadh, suffering from inflammation of the gall bladder, state news agency SPA said on Monday. Ryan Brooks reports.
Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement said it launched a large missile and drone attack deep in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday that struck the defense ministry and a military base in Riyadh, but the kingdom said it blocked the assault. Emer McCarthy reports.
Heavy rain lashed Hyderabad on August 1. Motorists were seen struggling as streets were waterlogged. Trees also faced damages in the city. Generally cloudy sky with spells of rain or thundershowers expected to continue according to India Meteorological Department.
A Hyderabad-based Sutikaari artist made a portrait of Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan hoping for his speedy recovery from coronavirus. According to artist Gyaneshwar Kamblekar, Sutikaari means making art with a cloth without using colours and brushes. Kamblekar told ANI, "Sutikaari art can be used for portrait and abstract art. I have made portraits of famous personalities including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and film stars including my favourite film star Amitabh Bachchan." "When Amitabh Bachchan was hospitalised, I prayed for his good health and decided to make a portrait of him. I will present him my art after he gets discharged from hospital. I pray that he gets well soon," he further added. Kamblekar has been working on this art form for the past seven years. Big B was admitted to the Mumbai hospital on July 11 after testing positive for coronavirus.
The statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Washington DC in USA, where it was vandalised during 'Black Lives Matter' protest was restored to its old glory and inaugurated again in Washington DC. The inauguration was done by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun and Ambassador of India to the United States Taranjit Singh Sandhu. The statue, which is across the road from the Indian Embassy, was vandalised with graffiti and spray painting in June during nationwide protests against the custodial killing of African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.
Pakistan sent back Indian diplomatic staff after India asked the neighbouring country to reduce its diplomatic staff by half here. The step came after the arrest of two Pakistani spies this month, which was followed by Pakistan torturing two of Indian officials. The Indian High Commission officials reached Attari-Wagah Border to return home. The officials reached Attari-Wagah Border in a bus. Meanwhile, officials of Pakistan High Commission in India also reached the Attari-Wagah border to return to their own country.
Former top Saudi intelligence official Dr. Saad Aljabri has charged the Saudi Crown Prince of ordering his assassination. CNN reports Aljabri alleged in a legal complaint in DC District Court that an assassination squad traveled from Saudi Arabia to Canada to try to kill him. Aljabri says the squad came after him just days after journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by members of the same group.
Scores of people waiting outside Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris, to board special Air India repatriation flight. They will fly to Kochi via Bengaluru on May 29. The evacuation flight is a part of..