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NRI stuck at Delhi Airport for 3 days after a flyer to Canada takes his passport

A Bahrain-bound NRI has been stranded at the Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport for the past three days after his handbag containing his passport was mistakenly taken away by a passenger to Canada.

Satyendra Singh said he arrived in Delhi from Lucknow on Saturday and was in transit to Bahrain.

Satyendra Singh, a US national who works in Bahrain, had come to meet his parents who live in Lucknow.

“On Saturday afternoon, I reached Delhi and went for security check to catch the international flight. The queue was long so I put my handbag in the scanner. By the time I reached for check and crossed it, I could not find
my bag. I informed the security, who checked the CCTV footage and found that another passenger took the bag and boarded the Air Canada flight. The flight had already departed by then,” said Singh, a US national, working in Bahrain. The Canada-bound passenger had reportedly taken Singh’s bag leaving his own behind. Continue reading

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Arrested Jet Airways air hostess was part of global hawala racket

A woman flight attendant of Jet Airways has been arrested by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) for allegedly trying to smuggle out forex worth more than Rs 3 crore, with the agency on Tuesday saying that the accused was part of a major global hawala syndicate.

The crew member was part of a racket in which cash was being handed over to gang members in Hong Kong who would then smuggle in gold. pc:ht

The DRI officials intercepted the woman when she was on a flight to Hong Kong on Monday, the agency said in a statement.

“During examination of her checked in and hand baggage, US $4,80,200 wrapped in aluminium foil having a market value of Rs 3.25 crore, has been recovered,” it said.

During interrogation, it came to light that the woman was a carrier of a major international hawala syndicate and Continue reading

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Delhiwalo : A suitable boy wanted

Sultana Abdullah is a retired Air India hostess who spent more than 30 happy years on the national carrier’s in-flight cabin crew. She is now 60 and is looking for a bookish romantic handsome man to marry.

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A 60-year-old woman with her own apartment in a posh central Delhi locality is looking for a bookish romantic handsome man to marry.

The white coiffured Sultana Abdullah is a retired Air India hostess who spent more than 30 happy years on the national carrier’s in-flight cabin crew. These days, she is often seen cycling around her colony’s bylanes.

Ms Abdullah’s principal qualities — in her own words — include her “wicked sense of humour”, “unfailing loyalty to friends” and the fact that “I check my email only once a month.” Her ideal man should be between 50 and 65 and with common sense. He must be proud of his Indian heritage but should have western sensibilities. “I prefer a happy balance of liberal and conservative instincts.” The suitable candidate should be fond of good music and must not talk politics around the dining table under any circumstances. He should be sufficiently wealthy to take care of his comforts — “at least.” Continue reading

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INDIGO is interested in the stakes of Air India

NEWDELHI: India’s biggest budget airline, Indigo, has expressed unsolicited interest in Air India Ltd, becoming the first suitor to toss its hat in the ring after the Union cabinet approved a proposal to privatise the airline.

Run by Inter Globe Aviation Ltd, the airline that operates more than 900 flights daily to destinations in India and overseas sent in its interest on Wednesday night, minister of state for civil aviation Jayant Sinha said. It came within hours of the cabinet approving the privatisation of Air India and five of its subsidiaries.

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Source : Hindustan Times 

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