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Air India Hand Baggage Allowance Restricted To 8 Kgs

CHICAGO –  Air India allows hand-baggage allowance of only 8 Kgs. This includes the weight of all the duty-free purchases, an Air India press release informs. Excess weight of the hand baggage, weighing over and above the 8 kgs limit, will be chargeable wherever detected; be it at the time of departure, in transit, or, on arrival at the destination.

Rahul Bajaj’s candid and bold comments irks Ministers

Rahul Bajaj showed the courage to express what a lot of people have been saying in private but lack guts to say in public at a major forum… What is bothersome is the BJP’s response to his candid and bold comments

Maharashtra: ‘Vulnerable’ democratic institutions fiddled to keep BJP happy

As a student of political science, writing on political whodunits is not easy for this writer. But when the mystery intersects with political institutions and democratic norms, it becomes necessary to separate the comically mysterious from the serious political questions.

Lack of WhatsApp Group ethics makes your group no better than a dustbin

After administrating a couple of WhatsApp groups, including those of professionals, formals, and non-formals, I have come to an interesting conclusion that steadily but eventually the WhatsApp groups have turned into a centre of egoism, jingoism and groups. 

New Maps of India showing new Union Territories of J-K, Ladakh released

NEW DELHI - The India government has released the maps of newly created Union Territories (UTs) of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh and the map of India depicting these UTs. The union territory of Ladakh consists of two districts of Kargil and Leh while the rest of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir is in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir.

Anti-Human Trafficking Conference In Naperville. Nov 3 to 6

NAPERVILLE - SAFE Coalition for Human Rights (SAFECHR) is scheduled to host their 4th annual Global Anti-Human Trafficking Conference from November 3rd-6th at the Double Tree by Hilton, in Naperville-Lisle. This highly interactive networking and educational skills-enhancing conference attracts 300 attendees from over 70 countries with the intent to foster meaningful discussions and problem-solving breakout sessions. 

 

Radha Swami Dera chief Gurinder Singh Dhillon in the eye of alleged fraud

A lower court on Friday sent former Ranbaxy promoters Malvinder Mohan Singh and Shivinder Mohan Singh, former managing director of Religare Enterprises (REL) Sunil Godhwani, and two other key executives of REL, Kavi Arora and Anil Saxena, to four days in custody of the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Delhi Police.

"India Is Building a More Prosperous Kashmir"

Over the past few weeks, we have seen a plethora of comments from Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan and senior officials of his government painting an apocalyptic picture of India’s reorganization of its province of Jammu and Kashmir — and raising the threat of conflict, including nuclear war, with India.

India’s Chicago Diplomat Trashes Pakistan’s Stance as Malicious Hotair

CHICAGO – Sudhakar Dalela, India’s Consul General at Chicago, has emphatically stated that amending its constitution is India’s sovereign right, and the temporary Article 370—an impediment in J&K’s development—has been modified to ensure Kashmiris benefit from India’s prosperity. He added that Pakistan’s desperate attempts to infiltrate terror-outfit Daish into India have been corked through the soon-to-be-lifted restrictions imposed at a few sensitive spots in the Valley. He was addressing the media-men at a well-attended ‘Quickly-Conference’ in his office. “Democratic process will very soon be reinstated in J&K,” he reaffirmed.

J&K Loses Special Status; Bifurcated Into Two UTs

Narendra Modi led BJP government scraps the historical Article 370. J&K no longer a state.

Equal playing for Indians for UK immigration post-Brexit

British officials are set to test India’s reaction to proposals for a new post-Brexit immigration system unveiled in December. Home Office officials are set to meet with counterparts in India next week, as well as others, for discussions on the ‘Immigration White Paper’ unveiled by Home Secretary Sajid Javid last year, a senior Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) official has said.

Ex-BJP ministers move SC seeking review of Rafale verdict

Former Union ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie, and advocate Prashant Bhushan Wednesday moved the Supreme Court, seeking review of its December 14 verdict dismissing all PILs alleging irregularities in the procurement of 36 Rafale jets from France.

Radicals in Pakistan use Aafiya Siddiqui's imprisonment against US

Last month, Aafia Siddiqui, the Pakistani woman jailed in the US, requested Prime Minister Imran Khan to get her released from prison. She is serving a 86-year sentence since 2010. She was tried on charges of trying to kill an American soldier in Afghanistan. (

Canada lists two Khalistani group, some Muslim groups as threat

Taking into account India’s concerns over support of Khalistani militants on its soil, Canada has for the first time under the Justin Trudeau regime listed Sikh extremism as a threat to the country. Public Safety Canada, an arm of the Canadian government, said some individuals in the country continue to support Sikh (Khalistani) extremist ideologies and movements in its “2018 Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada“.

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