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On Wednesday, Myanmar’s military rulers lambasted the grouping of Southeast Asian countries ASEAN for excluding its generals from regional gatherings, accusing it of caving in to “external pressure”.Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have condemned Myanmar’s junta, which they say has failed to make concrete progress on a peace plan agreed with the […]

IMTM 2022 will take place on September 7...

International Maldives Travel Market (IMTM) 2022 is scheduled to take place on September 7-8, 2022. This year’s IMTM will be held at the Manhattan Business Hotel in Male. IMTM is an annual B2B trade show that promotes inbound and outbound tourism in the Maldives. The fair actively markets the Maldives as a world-class MICE destination. […]

August 15 live updates: China’s central

Afghanistan has two anniversaries ahead. Friday is Independence Day, commemorating the signing of the Treaty of Rawalpindi in 1919, in which Britain granted Afghanistan self-determination over its foreign affairs. However, most will be most concerned about Monday, which marks one year since the Taliban regained control. This week also begins with the 75th anniversary of […]

Bangladesh could get a fixed annual quot...

India is considering a fixed annual quota for essential commodities including rice, wheat and onion for Bangladesh amid the current global market volatility. Delhi is likely to announce the move in a joint statement during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s next visit scheduled for September 5-7, Foreign Ministry officials said. Apart from the quota facility for […]

Over 6 million Lankans unsure of their n...

By Ifham Nizam The Ceylon Electricity Board implements most of its electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure development projects, such as construction of new transmission lines, transmission and distribution substations, etc., using loan funds obtained from international lending organizations such as the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Japan. International Cooperation Agency (JICA). These “concessional” loans are […]

Taj Hotels news: Taj Hotels aims for agg...

has developed a plan to aggressively expand its footprint over the next 2-3 years as the travel industry experiences a strong recovery after struggling for more than two years due to Covid restrictions. Apart from its intention to expand in the domestic market, India’s largest hotel group is also considering larger footprints in countries with […]

GIS in talks with stakeholders to restru...

Gulf International Services (GIS) – the umbrella organization of Gulf Drilling International, Gulf Helicopters, Al Koot and Amwaj – is in continuous discussion with different key stakeholders to restructure its debt.Highlighting that current debt levels continue to weigh on the group’s net profit, the company said financial charges are one of the main cost elements […]

They survived confinement in Shanghai, o...

(CNN) — “I chose to come to Sanya because the Covid restrictions are more relaxed than in (in) Shanghai,” said Li Zefeng, an engineer who lives in China’s biggest city. But he, like many others who have flocked to the resort island off the coast of southern China, would soon swallow his words. Hainan Province […]

AmCham Sri Lanka hosts US member roundta...

Proud of its ‘Fly Better’ brand promise, Emirates is investing over US$2 billion to improve the in-flight experience for its customers, including a massive program to upgrade over 120 aircraft with the latest interiors, as well as an array of other service enhancements across the board. cabins from 2022. Sir Tim Clark, Chairman of Emirates […]

CapitaLand investment will double India’

Gauri Shankar Nagabhushanam, CEO, India Business Parks, CapitaLand Investment In today’s roundup of regional news headlines, Singapore’s CapitaLand Investment announces plans to double assets under investment in India, Hong Kong official casts doubt on potential waiver of right stamp on home purchases and buyers snap up apartments in a Henderson development in the New Territories. […]

Centara signs a partnership agreement wi...

This partnership is the latest addition to Centara’s growing airline network. Bangkok, Thailand – Centara Hotels and Resortsthe Thai hotel operator, announces a partnership with airasia awards, loyalty marketing under airasia Super App. This partnership is the latest addition to Centara’s growing airline network, which already includes Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines and Thai Vietjet. “As […]

Undocumented migrants in the Maldives: 3...

About 34,000 undocumented Bangladeshi migrant workers in the Maldives are being regularized under an amnesty program there, according to an estimate from the Bangladesh High Commission in Male. Once documented, workers will receive legal and health insurance benefits. In addition, they can send money home using their own documents through banking channels, which helps increase […]

Air travel: a chaotic summer in Europe a...

Thousands of travelers saw their travel plans disrupted over the weekend in the United States as airlines canceled or delayed flights. More than 900 flights were canceled on Sunday alone. A total of 6,378 flights were delayed across the United States, according to tracking service FlightAware. It was the second consecutive day of major air […]

Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. returns to pro...

Signals a strong recovery of activities in all segments. Thomas Cook (India) Limited (TCIL) returned to profitability during the quarter with a PBT of Rs. 59 Mn Vs a loss of Rs. 385 Mn QoQ and a loss of Rs. 339 million pa Reported strong increase in operating income for the quarter to Rs. 2,979 […]

Review: Vistara’s Long-Haul 787 Extensio

Vistara finally decided to start leasing Boeing 787s after a pause in deliveries hampered its long-haul growth. Vistara’s four remaining 787-9s remain parked in the desert as Boeing awaits FAA approval to resume deliveries. Photo: Vincenzo Pace | single flight Boeing Stock code: BA Creation date : 1916-07-15 CEO: Dave Calhoun Head office location: Chicago, […]

Taliban-controlled Afghanistan intends t...

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! A UN watchdog group has highlighted the possibility that Taliban-controlled Afghanistan could win a seat on the UN Human Rights Council in October. UN Watch tweeted a press release citing the Maldives’ intention to run for a seat on the Human Rights Council and noted that other […]

Long weekend offers makemytrip ixigo boo...

Long weekends in August: It rains for long weekends in this monsoon season! August has three long weekends due to festivals namely, Muharram, Raksha Bandhan, Independence Day and Janmashtami. The long weekend bonanza will continue in 2022 during Dussehra, Diwali, Guru Nanak Birthday and New Year holidays. These long weekends are an opportunity for weary […]

IHG Asia-Pacific 15% off visa offer unti...

IHG has now launched the same offer with Visa that they previously introduced with Mastercard (read more here). You can save 15% on the best flexible rate by booking this rate plan only available through this link (it will not appear on the regular rate search). The offer is valid for stays until January 3, […]

Air Seychelles receives permission to fl...

Air Seychelles said it has become the first airline to receive overflight rights from the Saudi government for flights to and from Tel Aviv, Israel. Saudi authorities recently announced the opening of the country’s airspace to all carriers in accordance with its obligations under the 1944 Chicago Convention. The move was seen as a special […]

Bombay: the displacement of the presiden...

House Cities Bombay Bombay: the displacement of the president of the Maldives causes traffic jams on the Western Express highway Several commuters who took the stretch complained that car traffic had stopped for more than 20 minutes on the highway around 11 a.m. Several commuters who took the stretch complained that car traffic had stopped […]

Emirates announces return to pre-pandemi...

Emirates airline has announced adjustments to its operational schedule at Newcastle Airport to provide passengers with “better connectivity and travel options”. From October 30, the airline will return to its pre-pandemic flight schedule, with Emirates flight EK36 departing Newcastle at 1 p.m., arriving in Dubai at 12:15 a.m. local time the following day. The return […]

This former child refugee from Eritrea h...

Lila Yohannes was born in Asmara, Eritrea where she had a wonderful early childhood. With her father having a ministerial position in the government and her mother working in banking, she enjoyed a very comfortable upbringing. All that changed when she became a child refugee at the age of six. The war between Eritrean freedom […]

Aeroflot will resume daily service to Ph...

Photo: Airbus Aeroflot IATA/ICAO code SU/AFL Airline type Full service carrier Hub(s) Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport Year of foundation 1923 Alliance SkyTeam CEO Mikhail Poluboyarinov Country Russia Thailand is set to get a tourism boost from October, with Russian airline Aeroflot set to resume direct flights between Moscow and Phuket. The airline is gradually restoring […]

Birmingham celebrates cultural diversity...

Birmingham: The Commonwealth Games began with a colorful Opening Ceremony that showcased the unique diversity of the city and family of nations at Alexander Stadium on Thursday evening. Local musical icons Duran Duran and Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi starred in an evening that celebrated Birmingham’s industrial heritage and multicultural tradition, as competitors from all […]

Freedom of expression in South Asia is u...

Laxman Datt Pant is a media scholar and advocate for free and responsible media. He is the founder and chairman of Media Action Nepal (MAN) which promotes freedom of expression and the safety of journalists. This year, the Media Freedom Coalition-Consultative Network (MFC-CN) selected MAN as one of its members and then elected Pant as […]

Sri Lankan syndrome: is Bangladesh out o...

With rising global inflation and fears of an energy and food crisis looming, clouds are gathering on the economic horizon for South Asian countries. The Russian-Ukrainian war, followed by the COVID pandemic has disrupted the global economy and trade which is rocking Europe as well as South Asia. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s financial and political crisis […]

China nearby | Trade Standard News

Shantanu Roy-Chaudhary’s book The China Factor provides good background reading for anyone wishing to assess China’s relations with some of India’s neighbors TopicsBOOK REVIEW | Literature | China The China factor: Beijing’s growing engagement in Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Bangladesh and Myanmar TO READ THE FULL STORY, SUBSCRIBE NOW FOR […]

Sri Lankan parliament approves emergency...

Sri Lanka’s parliament on Wednesday approved a state of emergency imposed on July 13 to give security forces sweeping powers to arrest and detain individuals after then-president Gotabaya Rajapksa fled to the Maldives and resigned amid a massive uprising against him over the country’s economic crisis. Emergency regulations declared by the then acting president, Ranil […]

Last group of hajj pilgrims return home

The last group of hajj pilgrims who attended the pilgrimage in the year 1443 returned home. A quota has been granted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for 453 Maldivian pilgrims this year, with only Maldives Hajj Corporation having the ability to send pilgrims for the hajj pilgrimage this year. The last group of 117 […]

Kanchana’s warning to restrict fuel supp

“Pohottuwa Party Can’t Hide Behind New Prez” By Shamindra Ferdinando Yesterday (26), Top Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) Spokesperson, MP Mujibur Rahuman said that the Cabinet of Ministers had to explain itself on the latest statement of the Minister of Power and Energy, Kanchana Wijesekera that fuel imports would be restricted for the next 12 months. […]

Judge Malcolm Simmons is introduced to t...

WESTMINSTER, LONDON, UK, July 27, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — In July 2022, the Falkland Islands welcomed their new and first female Governor, Alison Blake CMG. Ms Blake is Governor of the Falkland Islands and Commissioner for South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. She previously served as High Commissioner to Bangladesh and Ambassador to Afghanistan. Ms […]

Azerbaijanis can visit nearly 70 countri...

By Ayya Lmahamad Nowadays, the level of migration is constantly increasing. There are different factors that compel people to migrate or to have a second nationality. These are the wars, the low standard of living, the search for a better life, business, investment opportunities, family, etc. However, another factor that we can include in the […]

SOTC Travel inaugurates an exclusive poi...

For its customers in Faridabad, SOTC Travel has introduced a range of special offers SOTC Travel inaugurated its exclusive outlet in Faridabad. With a strategic focus to expand the company’s footprint in the high potential market of Haryana, SOTC’s new outlet is located at City Mall, Sector 12. Faridabad is an important source market for […]

How South Americans with Middle Eastern ...

SAO PAULO, Brazil: In a region where the first Arab immigrants arrived in the 19th century and where approximately 18 million people have Middle Eastern roots, Arabic cuisine has become an integral part of local cuisine in several countries in America Latin. A new generation of Arabs on the continent are now seeking to expand […]

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi will expand its ever-...

Flights to Kuwait begin October 30 and strengthen Wizz Air Abu Dhabi’s commitment to the Gulf region From October 04, flights to the Maldives will begin, making the dream island paradise more accessible and affordable than ever. The routes will be operated on board Wizz Air Abu Dhabi’s newest Airbus aircraft, which is expected to […]

The rupee falls against the dollar, worr...

By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, July 21 (IANS): The fall of the rupee against the US dollar will pinch Indian parents and their wards studying and aspiring to study in this country, experts and parents have said. They also said that students can look to other countries to further their education as currencies the […]

Inside the luxurious and high end villa ...

The Maldives are among the top vacation destinations for Bollywood celebrities. Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal are the latest B-town couple to spend a few days in the beautiful archipelago country. The couple traveled to the Maldives to celebrate Katrina Kaif’s birthday with family and friends, including Ileana D’cruz, Mini Mathur, Kabir Khan, Sunny Kaushal […]

The Indian passport gives visa-free acce...

Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan India ranked 87th on the Henley Passport Index – a global passport ranking that uses data from the International Air Transport Authority (IATA) to rank the ‘strongest’ and ‘weakest’ among 199 passports . The Indian passport provides visa-free access to 60 nations. In comparison, Japan, which […]

Malta travel rules: What are the latest ...

In just under a week, Malta will lift its final Covid-19 travel restrictions, meaning this summer should be business as usual on the small Mediterranean island nation. It was about time too, as Malta’s beautiful coves and historic architecture make for a fantastic beach break that culture vultures will also love. Here’s everything you need […]

UK has hottest night on record as temper...

The UK experienced its hottest night on record as it braces for another record-breaking day on Tuesday, with temperatures set to hit 40C in a heat wave exacerbated by climate change. The Met Office has forecast temperatures to reach 41C in parts of England, where an extreme heat warning is in place, making the country […]

Hotel investment in Asia-Pacific in the ...

BANGKOK: The recovery of the hotel sector in Asia-Pacific continued to gain momentum in 2022, with investment volumes for the first half of the year totaling US$6.8 billion*, reports JLL, international real estate broker and consulting firm. According to JLL data and analysis, investments in the first half of 2022 represent 33% year-over-year growth and […]

The cost of coping | Political economic...

home to a quarter of the world’s population, the countries of South Asia (that’s to say, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) have a high prevalence of common mental health conditions. 150-200 million people here suffer from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, suicidal behavior, phobias and tobacco/drug/alcohol abuse. The World Health Organization’s […]

Here are some of the weirdest restaurant...

On the first day of summer, the world lost one of its iconic restaurants. Hong Kong’s iconic Jumbo floating restaurant sank as the 260ft three-storey restaurant was being trailer from Aberdeen Harbor on June 21. Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident. Nick Stenning First opened in 1976, the Jumbo Floating Restaurant had been […]

Ex-School Diplomats Say Ex-Lanka’s Presi

By Gurdip Singh Singapore, Jul 16 (PTI) Former diplomats and scholars here are of the opinion that it is within the right of ex-Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to enter Singapore for a ‘private visit’ after fleeing his country because he holds a valid passport and is not wanted for any crime. Rajapaksa, 73, landed […]

Ivana Trump dies; NSW COVID cases rise;...

Australia will fund foot-and-mouth vaccinations in Indonesia to try to stop the spread of the disease amid fears a local outbreak could decimate agriculture. The government’s $1.5 million contribution will provide at least one million doses for Indonesia’s immunization program following an official request for assistance after the disease spread in Bali. But nationals have […]

Phu Quoc among the 25 best islands in th...

Hon Thom Islet with turquoise waters on the island of Phu Quoc in southern Vietnam. Photo by VnExpress/Khanh Tran Phu Quoc, Vietnam’s largest island off the southern province of Kien Giang, has been selected among the top 25 islands in the world by readers of US magazine Travel+Leisure. The magazine says readers’ enthusiasm for the […]

World News Roundup: Ukraine hopes for gr...

Here is a summary of current world news. Ukraine hopes for grain export breakthrough as Istanbul talks resume Ukraine said on Wednesday that an agreement to resume grain exports blocked by Russia appeared very close as the four-party talks were set to resume, raising hopes for an end to a stalemate that has […]

Thomas Cook India and SOTC extend their ...

Thomas Cook India and SOTC Travel have launched Vistara Getaways, an extension of their exclusive partnership with Vistara. Following the success of Vistara Getaways, launched in 2021, to capitalize on the easing of international restrictions and the convenience of visa-free/visa-friendly short-haul destinations, the first phase of the international launch offers attractive fly-in vacations to Thailand, […]

Rolls-Royce commissions first test bench...

(July 12, 2022, 12:20 +07) Rolls-Royce has commissioned its first in-house test bed for mtu hydrogen engines at its Augsburg site. In 2021, Rolls-Royce announced that as part of its “Net Zero at Power Systems” sustainability program, it would realign its product portfolio so that by 2030, sustainable fuels and new mtu technologies can reduce […]

First couple met Maldivian Hajj pilgrims...

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and First Lady Fazna Ahmed met with Maldivian Hajj pilgrims at the tents in Mina, Saudi Arabia. On Monday, the first couple from the Maldives met the Maldivian Hajj pilgrims at the Mina tents. During the meeting, the President and the First Lady inquired about the welfare of the pilgrims. The […]

Ceylinco General Insurance will offer va...

Ceylinco General Insurance has entered into an agreement with Visa to offer attractive insurance services to all Visa cardholders across Sri Lanka at affordable rates. As Sri Lanka transitions from a largely cash-based economy to a digital economy, this partnership with Visa, the global leader in digital payments, will allow Sri Lankans to access insurance […]

Cricket Betting Tips & Fantasy Cricket M

Maldives vs Thailand, Match 10 ©World of Cricket Maldives v Thailand, Match 10 of the Malaysia Quadrangular Twenty20 Series 2022 will be played at the UKM-YSD Cricket Oval, Bangi, Malaysia. LIVE SCORES – Malaysia Quadrangular Twenty20 Series 2022 Thailand are placed in 4th place in the Malaysia Quadrangular Twenty20 Series 2022 points table with losses […]

World’s first FLOATING CITY: Maldives an

The remote Maldives archipelago in the Indian Ocean is building the world’s first floating city, inspired by the look of a human brain from a coral reef. Located nearly 500 miles from India, the nearest landmass, the world’s lowest nation hopes to have found a lasting solution to the harsh reality of rising sea levels. […]

The ultimate snorkeling experience is fo...

The Maldives are often praised for their beautiful beaches, but this stunning destination is home to one of the best snorkeling spots in the world. Like a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and designated a marine protected area, Hanifaru Bay in the Maldives offers an alluring experience for snorkelers. With pristine beaches and sparkling blue waters, the […]

Greece travel rules: what are the latest...

Holidays in Greece are synonymous with relaxation. Always sunny and breezy from spring to fall, blessed with quaint architecture and sparkling seas, it’s a place you come to lounge, eat, swim and snooze. The Covid-19 pandemic has therefore been a rollercoaster for Greece fans: the country has imposed several waves of strict border rules, including […]

Water conservation is a priority for som...

“Every drop of water saved helps us avoid entering mandatory conservation measures over the summer,” said Ernie Lau, chief engineer for the Honolulu Water Supply Board. Lau called on Oʻahu’s tourism and business officials to do their part to save water during a webinar hosted by the Hawaii Tourism Authority last month. He told attendees […]

The pandemic changed the way people buy ...

Article body copy The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the global fishing industry. Lockdowns, travel restrictions and disruptions to supply chains have all conspired to lower demand for fresh fish in markets and restaurants, while simultaneously driving up demand for frozen and processed products. Faced with these changing demands, fishermen have struggled […]

USA bets big on Bong Wanderlust, promote...

KOLKATA: Hoping that domestic tourism will drive India’s economy in the normal Covid era, several states are now banking on the wanderlust of Bengal tourists. Representatives from 20 Indian states and union territories converged in Kolkata to take part in a three-day tourism fair in Milan Mela Prangan off Bypass showcasing the new, traditional and […]

Maldives’ new ‘evidence’ law undermines

In a serious setback for media freedom, the Maldivian parliament today passed a law allowing courts to compel journalists and media outlets to reveal their sources. While reiterating constitutional provisions guaranteeing freedom of the press, the new evidence law includes an exception that undermines those protections: judges can compel disclosure of a source’s identity “if […]

Mauritian government eases Covid-19 rest...

The Covid-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down. The tourism sector has been hardest hit by the pandemic. Most popular destinations like Maldives, Bora Bora, Bali, Santorini, Cook Islands etc. were blocked by restrictions. Mauritius is one of the most adored and visited island tourist destinations in the world. Like any other tourist destination, […]

TOP 4 Ways to Watch INDIA Vs ENGLAND Mat...

IND vs ENG LIVE: A rejuvenated England will have a spring in their footsteps when they face India in the rescheduled fifth Test on Friday July 1. The game which was postponed after the Covid-19 scare hit both sides in England last year. A new look England under Ben Stokes will be very confident. India, […]

Radisson Hotel Group advances growth pla...

Brussels, Belgium – Last year, Radisson Hotel Group recorded its best year for signings and recently announced goals for 2022 to surpass the previous year. The Group also announced its intention to unleash the power of its various brands and partnerships in Asia-Pacific to generate significant growth in the region. by 2025. So far this […]

High Court: Issuing money overdrawn is a...

The High Court of the Maldives removed the ambiguity attached to money issued beyond the bank balance in a judgment issued on Tuesday. As such, the High Court has authorized that money issued to parties causing an account overdraft will be treated as a debt owed by the lender to the bank in which the […]

Transfer news: Arsenal medical today, We...

Taylor’s Tuesday transfers: We’ve got the latest on Arsenal, Fulham, West Ham and Palace (Image: GETTY) Hello and welcome to Taylor’s Tuesday Transfers. It was yet another manic week on the market, but there was plenty of progress from Premier League clubs including Arsenal, Crystal Palace and Fulham. So without further ado, let’s jump in… […]

Maldives arrests suspects in murdered ac...

A breakthrough in the investigations into the murders of two political activists in the Maldives could finally offer hope for justice. On June 25, the Maldives Police arrested three men in connection with the 2014 disappearance of Ahmed Rilwan, an outspoken journalist who uncovered political corruption, and the 2017 fatal assassination of Yameen Rasheed, a […]

Government opens application for land an...

The Government of the Maldives has announced the opening of the application window to deliver 3,000 plots out of the 5,000 plots and 4,000 housing units planned. The Minister of National Planning, Housing and Infrastructure, Mr. Mohamed Aslam, in a ceremony held at the President’s office on Sunday, June 26, officially launched the dedicated portal […]

India has exported 1.8m tonnes of wheat ...

India has exported 1.8 million tonnes of wheat to a dozen countries, including Bangladesh and Afghanistan, since the country banned grain exports on May 13, according to Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey . About 33,000 tonnes of wheat as humanitarian aid have already been provided to Afghanistan against the pledge of 50,000 tonnes, he said. Mr […]

Why can’t US airport immigration add the

America, land of freedom, right? For reasons I will explain shortly below, I waited over an hour to clear immigration as a US citizen yesterday. Nor was it because there was a huge backlog of arrivals. The wait was only due to the fact that US immigration is generally slow, inefficient and lacks a few […]

Greece among top picks for Spanish trave...

As countries continue to lift Covid-19 restrictions, Spaniards are encouraged to travel abroad and Greece is among their top vacation picks for this summer, according to a recent survey by ForwardKeys revealed. According to the survey, several international destinations saw a higher number of bookings from Spanish travelers compared to 2019. The Spanish outbound market […]

Emirates Airline’s inaugural flight to T

(June 23, 2022 / JNS) Emirates Airline’s first flight took off from Dubai to Tel Aviv on Thursday, marking the plane’s first direct trip to the Jewish state. According to a press release issued by Emirates, flight EK931 took off with 335 passengers on board, including a VIP delegation and Israeli media. “The new daily […]

Sister and little brother go viral for h...

A ICT Tac user went viral after posting a video of her playing a birthday cake prank on her baby brother – and her reactions were priceless. TikToker Alexa (@__alexxaaa) shared a screen recording of the WhatsApp exchange between the two siblings. Investing 101 for Beginners Alexa starts the birthday cake prank by pretending to […]

Internet stunned by $8,700 designer gard...

French fashion Dior recently announced plans to release a luxury gardening kit – and the internet is freaking out over its insanely high price tag. The fashion and youth culture site HYPEBEAST shared general information about the Dior gardening kit via a viral Instagram post. The kit costs around US$8,700. Bitcoin ETFs: what are they […]

Australian Muslims ‘devastated’ by Saudi

As a million Muslims prepare to take the trip of a lifetime to Islam’s holiest sites, the Saudi government has made a surprise announcement that has devastated Islamic communities across Australia and the Western world. . Key points: Saudi Arabia’s new visa lottery system has thrown Australian Muslims’ Hajj plans into chaos The rules changed […]

Amit Bhandari writes: Pakistan, the reck...

Pakistan’s latest economic survey (2021-22) provides insight into the extent of its debt to China. It has a current debt of $87.7 billion. Its current economic crisis can be attributed to reckless borrowing, permitted by China. Meanwhile, even as the country faces a financial crisis, the military has granted itself an 11% increase in its […]

GoZayaan expands EMI facility to make to...

RASSIQ AZIZ KABIR | Published: Jun 20, 2022 4:52:19 p.m. Bangladesh’s online travel technology platform GoZayaan has already brought unprecedented changes to the country’s tourism industry. It started the year with the acquisition of a foreign company, becoming the first company in this sector to have done so in Bangladesh. His journey continues to blossom […]

Holiday deals are back – The Australian

OVERSEAS holiday destinations such as Bali, Thailand and Vietnam, which were hugely popular with Australians before COVID, are back on the radar as travelers are lured by hotel deals in luxury. And according to Adam Schwab, CEO and co-founder of travel company Luxury Escapes, top hotels in Asian hotspots offer extras like restaurant dining, spa […]

Limits and new frontiers of Hindutva

During a televised debate on the controversy surrounding the Gyanvapi Mosque in Varanasi and the Kashi Vishwanath Temple on May 27, Nupur Sharma, a central spokesperson for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), made hateful and downright blasphemous remarks about the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Shortly after, the video clip of his remarks went viral on […]

AMREF plans to expand its operations | ...

The plans were outlined by AMREF’s chief pilot, Ephraim Murigu, who said: “We are looking to expand into new markets, to fly to the United States, to Australia, and to increase our ability to serve the African market from any point in Africa at competitive prices for our customers. Mugiru also confirmed that the organization […]

Centara discount for Vietjet customers

BANGKOK, June 17, 2022: Centara Hotels and Resorts signed a partnership agreement with Thai Vietjet, strengthening its growing network of airline partners, which already includes Thai Airways and Singapore Airlines. The partnership comes as Thailand eases entry rules for international travellers. Foreign nationals are now only required to provide passport and vaccination details, as well […]

Focus on India’s wheat export ban

Author: Debashis Chakraborty, IIFT In a surprise move, India banned wheat exports on May 13, 2022, to “manage the country’s overall food security and support other vulnerable countries”. Earlier it appeared that India, the world’s second-largest wheat producer, held sufficient stocks to meet demand from domestic markets and traditional buyers. India was also prepared to […]

Lag in New Zealand tourism recovery reve...

TravelUpdated June 15, 2022 7:13 p.m.4 minute read Tourists have returned to some countries faster than others, with some already reaching 95% of pre-pandemic levels. Photo/Getty Images New Zealand landed in the bottom twelve countries, recording the slowest recovery in tourist numbers. The study of annual international arrivals from 75 countries aimed to show which […]

Nuclear Field Verification Effort Contin...

The IAEA conducted more than 3,000 field verification activities and spent more than 14,500 days in the field in 2021, according to the safeguards statement for 2021 released this week. This represents a return to the pre-pandemic trend of increasing the global nuclear field verification effort year after year. The Safeguards Statement presents findings and […]

PH among countries whose tourism is stru...

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 14) — The Philippines is among countries whose tourism industry is facing challenges in recovering from the COVID-19 health crisis, according to research from a UK-based price comparison website. The country ranked seventh lowest out of 72 nations listed by money.co.uk in its research”Resumption of tourism in the world.” According […]

Evening briefing: the Center publishes a...

Here are the main news, analyzes and opinions of the day. Know all about the latest news and other updates from the Hindustan Times. ‘Refrain from online betting ads’, Center tells print, electronic and digital media {{^userSubrated}} {{/userSubrated}} The Center on Monday limited advertisements on online betting platforms to private satellite television channels. The Union […]

Cleartrip’s Kunal Dubey on the travel in

The company’s latest “Tatkaal” offer allows people to book airline tickets and hotels at 50% off. Normally, people associate “Tatkaal” tickets with train tickets as well as India’s notoriously glitchy IRCTC ticket reservation system. But Cleartrip wants to change that. He announced the launch of a marketing initiative called “Cleartrip Tatkaal” which aims to gamify […]

These are the 5 countries most eager to ...

Share the article Last update 3 hours ago Spoiler… 4 of them are in the Caribbean. International travel has been hit hard by the Covid pandemic. While travelers could roam the world freely before the virus emerged, the past two years have seen a succession of travel bans, complex entry requirements and strict testing regimes […]

Caught COVID-19 abroad? Good luck, you ...

The idea of ​​being stranded on a Caribbean island may not seem like the worst thing in the world after two years of a global pandemic, but from experience, it’s not as fun as it sounds. I caught COVID-19 while on vacation abroad. Somehow my partner didn’t. But for us to return to the United […]

Massive Change Coming to Singapore Airli...

KrisFlyer rewards increase by approximately 10% Upgrades will require 10% additional miles New stopover restrictions Yes, it’s getting harder and harder to book a ‘reward’ seat with frequent flyer points – but if you’re sitting on a reserve of Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles, now is the time to take the plunge, even if you have […]

TRIS upgrades MINT’s rating outlook to “

Minor International Public Company Limited (“MINT”) is pleased to announce that TRIS Rating (“TRIS”) has revised MINT’s rating outlook from “stable” to “negative”. The revised outlook reflects TRIS’s easing concerns about the impact of COVID-19 and expectations of a strong recovery in MINT’s operating results over the coming quarters given the lifting of related travel […]

No comment on religion, BJP advises spok...

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has advised its spokespersons in a set of informal internal instructions to exercise more restraint as it tries to combat the diplomatic crisis in West Asia sparked by a party leader making controversial remarks about the Prophet Muhammad last week. Read also | Malaysia latest to ‘condemn’ remarks on Prophet, […]

Dispute over remarks on Prophet: UAE, Ma...

Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Jordan, Libya, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Pakistan and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation joined Qatar, Kuwait and Iran, which had convened Indian emissaries on Sunday, to condemn the remarks against the Prophet. Expressing its “denunciation and rejection of the Prophet’s insults”, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC), in a […]

Finance Minister assures that there is n...

Finance Minister Ibrahim Ameer has denied recent rumors of a possible depletion of reserves. While explaining the recovery of the country’s economy, the minister via a tweet claimed that with the increase in US dollar revenues in the Maldives, the reserve will be kept similar to pre-Covid levels. Mr Ameer claimed the island nation was […]

The Minister of the Environment calls fo...

The Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Technology, Ms. Aminath Shauna, stressed the importance of protecting the environment from pollution. In her speech, Ms. Shauna linked environmental preservation to the economic development of the Maldives. Moreover, it had confirmed several initiatives within the framework of different phases carried out in favor of the cause under […]

Russia isn’t alone in stealing food – th

Charles Clover is executive director and co-founder of the Blue Marine Foundation. His new book, “Rewilding the Sea: How to Save our Oceans”, will be published by Witness Books on June 8. Russia is accused of militarizing food supplies and stealing grain from Ukraine in the occupied territories of the Donbass region. But Russia is […]

Sri Lanka targets $5 billion this year f...

Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in a meeting with representatives of mixed chambers on Thursday, explained that the government was targeting $5 billion for repayments and $1 billion to bolster the country’s reserves. During the meeting, Wickremesinghe clarified that discussions with the International Monetary Fund were continuing and hoped […]

The old routine of excuses

Comment So Peter Dutton kicks off his new career as Australian opposition leader with a few apologies. First of all, it’s not a good start. One thing I’ve learned as a teacher is that apologies are rarely spontaneous (“I’m sorry I got caught” is what they really mean), and something I’ve discovered lately years, as […]

IPL 2022: “I will never forget”

Gujarat Titans Player (GT) David Miller made an astonishing effort in IPL 2022, making useful engagements in the middle order with the bat. Many have mocked the Titans for investing resources in Miller, who hasn’t been able to live up to expectations over the past few IPL seasons. Either way, GT knew exactly what they […]

Holiday destinations still addicted to m...

Indeed, unlike in the UK and almost everywhere else I have been, even though they are no longer compulsory on the streets, or in shops and restaurants, many German citizens still actively choose their FFPs over them. fresh air, and many companies continue to impose them on their staff. Nowhere was this more acute than […]

Rohit Sharma and Ritika Sajdeh’s holiday

Indian cricketer, Rohit Sharma is the only batsman in the world to score a double century in the limited series twice. He lives a perfect life with his wife, Ritika Sajdeh and their daughter, Samaira Sharma. Rohit is very active on social media and enjoys sharing glimpses of his personal life with his huge fan […]

Maldives reports 91 new Covid-19 cases, ...

The Maldives has confirmed 91 new cases of Covid-19 along with one additional death. This was revealed by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) in its latest figures released on Monday. As such, statistics revealed that between May 22 and May 28, a total of 91 new Covid-19 infections were confirmed, including 40 in the congested […]

Close. intent to address budgetary cons...

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih pledged on Sunday to increase the budgetary allocation to the Women’s Development Committee (WDC) and provide additional support to stimulate a greater role of WDC in the development of society. The President made the statement during his address at the final session of the “Viavathi Raajje” conference. President Solih acknowledged the […]

Gokulam Kerala FC – A Club of Many First

Glory Days: Gokulam Kerala wins back-to-back I-League titles. Just days after his record I-League victory thanks to a grueling schedule, Gokulam Kerala kicked off his maiden AFC Cup campaign. “When we enter a tournament, we want to win it. And the AFC Cup is not an opportunity that comes every year. We want to go […]

The enthusiasm of Spanish travelers indi...

According to a specialist in travel data analysis ForwardKeyspartner of the CEAV, several international destinations recorded a higher number of bookings than in 2019. The Spanish outbound market for the summer is only 25% below 2019 levels, but some destinations, such as Egypt, are seeing significantly higher booking volumes than before […]

Cruise in stealth mode! Russian Yacht W...

The superyachts of the Russian billionaire oligarchs still frantically search the world’s waterways for safe havens, with some vessels employing desperate measures to evade detection and seizure by Western countries. A $150million superyacht owned by Russia’s second-richest person, Leonid Mikhelson, who is facing sanctions, unexpectedly disappeared from radar for more than two weeks before reappearing […]

The Quad looks west towards the Indian O...

welcome to Foreign Police‘s South Asia Brief. This week’s highlights: A Quadrilateral Security Dialogue initiative expands its scope to the Indian Ocean region, former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan marches on Islamabad, and Prime Minister of Sri Lanka promises austerity. If you would like to receive South Asia Brief in your inbox every Thursday, please […]

Customers “No Longer Seek a Hotel Experi

Dubai: Covid is almost out of the way, and hotels around the world can – fingers crossed – expect a busy summer. Of course, business travel is not yet close to the pre-Covid era, but it was something hoteliers were waiting for anyway. For now, hotels around the world want to win back vacationers, and […]

10 honeymoon itineraries to book this ye...

Best time to visit November-February or June-AugustIdeal duration of the honeymoon 15 daysContact Latin adventures (022-235217461) ROYAL APPOINTMENTS: Rajasthan SUJAN JAWAI, RajasthanHajra Ahmad/SUJAN There is an old world splendor and charm unmatched in the majesty of Rajasthan, the kind of fairy tales. Experience your own version of modern royal romance here, with plenty of indulgent […]

“The Maldives urgently needs legislation

The United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, has said that the Maldives urgently needs legislation to protect the rights of victims of terrorism. She made the statement during a press conference on Tuesday, where the UN Special Rapporteur briefed […]

Conflict in Ukraine pushes more Russians...

Russians rethink vacation plans as prices rise The number of direct flights abroad has decreased Fears of anti-Russian sentiment abroad also weigh May 23 (Reuters) – Like many Russians, Andrei had planned to spend his summer vacation on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. But in July, he, his wife and their two children will be in the […]

Recovery of regional hotel spending

Recovery of regional hotel spending Sector has growing appeal as an inflation hedge, CBRE survey finds Asia-Pacific hotel investment made a comeback in 2021, growing 46% year-over-year to $12.1 billion. The steady rebound has been supported by a growing volume of capital seeking to increase exposure to the sector, according to the latest research from […]

Elizabeth Agboola: Everything you need t...

Before visiting the Maldives, the sound and thought of the country’s name only gave vibes of ‘opulence’ and ‘not for all’. I have saved a million photos in the hope that one day good fortune will come and allow me to visit the Maldives. Good luck is always there but guess what, I visited the […]

Asia-Pacific hotel sector expected to im...

The Asia-Pacific hotel market remained stable in the second half of 2021, with average occupancy rates ending the year at around 50% due to lower Covid-19 infection rates, a sustained domestic travel demand and the launch of travel bubbles in some markets. or special arrangements, such as Singapore’s Vaccinated Traffic Lanes (VTL), says CBRE’s Asia […]

Guide to planning your multi-city trip –

words Alexa Wang Jet-setters, seasoned travelers and those who are constantly on the move all share one important attribute; their insistence and ability to plan. There is no greater loss to the pleasure of a good tip than ineffective planning. The success of your travels depends entirely on the solid foundation of a good plan […]

After Sri Lanka declares pre-emptive def...

Fitch downgrades Sri Lanka’s debt to ‘restrictive default’ after ‘preventive default’ Dove: New York-based ratings agency Fitch has downgraded debt-ridden Sri Lanka’s sovereign rating to ‘limited default’ after the country failed to make international sovereign bond payments at the end of the 30-day grace period. The downgrade came when Central Bank Governor P Nandalal Weerasinghe […]

NEP-W vs UGA-W 4th T20I Today’s Match Pr

The Ugandan women have won the previous three encounters in the series so far. Nepal-W vs Uganda-W (Photo source: Twitter/UCA) The Ugandan women are proving too tough for Nepal to beat as they have already lost the first three encounters of the series with the recent one taking place on May 19 (Thursday). Beating first, […]

Will airlines from the United Arab Emira...

GULF NEWS: Talks over a possible privatization of Sri Lanka’s flagship carrier – and the proceeds that will go to the cash-strapped government from its sale – are making the rounds again. Dimuthu Tennakoon The Emirates Group ran the carrier for years until the contract ended just after […]

Brits reveal most grumpy holiday caption...

The wackiest captions to accompany holiday snaps on social media are “Suns out, buns out”, “hot dogs or legs” and “life is a beach”, according to a study. While the likes of “wish you were beer” and “holiday mode: on” are also among the top 10 most clichéd phrases. 2 Brits have revealed the stickiest […]