Air India Rolls Out 30% Discount On Tickets
Air travel is a comfortable and fastest way to commute. Most of us want to travel by plane, but due to expensive tickets, we often opt for other modes of travel. But fret not, there is good news for you. Air India has come up with a huge discount and started the biggest sale of the year 2023. People who love to travel have a great opportunity. The company said that the passengers will now be able to get a discount of 30% on its fares. It means if a ticket is worth 10,000, they will only have to pay Rs 7,000 for the same ticket. Passengers of both economy and business class will be able to avail this benefit. This is a 96-hour sale that began on Thursday, August 17 and will end on August 20.
With this offer, passengers will be able to book a one-way economy class ticket for domestic flights for just Rs 1,470. Business class tickets for domestic flights start from Rs 10,130. The company has shared its discount banner on its Twitter page following the caption, “Fly to your favourite destinations and enjoy discounts of up to 30% off! Book before 20th-Aug-2023 and get the best deals on the Air India website & mobile app. T&C Apply."
Air India mentioned in a tweet that the booking for the sale started on August 17, and will end on the night of August 20. During this time, tickets between September 1 and October 31 can be booked. Those booking tickets for domestic and international destinations will get the benefit of this. Passengers will also be able to travel in SAARC countries outside India.
Can You Guess The Only Indian Hotel In The World's Top 50
Oberoi Hotels revealed that The Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra has been awarded the 45th rank in the World's Top 50 Hotels for 2023. This list was announced in London and comprises hotels from locations across the globe. The list is dominated by hotels in Europe and Asia. Hence the inclusion of The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra is indeed prestigious for India.
The Oberoi Amarvilas is known as one of India's finest hotels. What makes it extraordinary is it is just 600 metres away from one of the seven wonders of the world- the Taj Mahal. Adding to this is the panoramic view of this UNESCO heritage site from the windows of its rooms and suites just adds to the charm of the hotel and makes the stay more magical.
According to Money Control, Arjun Oberoi, the Executive Chairman of the Oberoi Group felt honoured. He said, “We are honoured to be the sole representative of India on The World's 50 Best Hotels 2023 list. This recognition reflects our relentless pursuit of perfection, the dedication of our team and the timeless allure of The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra," he said.
Vikram Oberoi, CEO and MD of the Oberoi Group shared his happiness as well. He shared that the team is delighted to be included in the inaugural listing of the World's 50 Best Hotels 2023. On this occasion, he remembered the founder Rai Bahadur MS Oberoi and the former Chairman and mentor PRS Oberoi and their belief that it is the colleagues who are the most valuable asset.
Passalacqua located close to Lake Como in Italy ranks first as the best hotel in the world. It is an 18th-century villa hotel and was the former home of composer Vincenzo Bellini. Reportedly, this is the first time that the 50 Best organisation has ranked hotels. It usually ranks the World's 50 Best Restaurants and the World's 50 Best Bars for many years.
These rankings in the list are completely based on nominations by 580 anonymous voters who are travel journalists, hoteliers and luxury travellers across the world.
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When Thalapathy Vijay Encouraged Atlee To Give His Life To Jawan Published 23 minutes ago
Atlee is currently riding high on the success of the Bollywood blockbuster Jawan, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Nayanthara in the lead roles. While the director is well known for his collaborations with South Indian superstar Thalapathy Vijay, he recently opened up about the actor's reaction to him working with King Khan. In an interview with Hindustan Times, the filmmaker shared that the opportunity to work with SRK was like a dream come true moment for him. Atlee shared that initially, even the Master star couldn't believe him, but later, he encouraged the director to pour his heart and soul into the project.
The filmmaker recalled, “When Shah Rukh sir asked me to make a film with him, it was like a lifetime opportunity for any director. I was very happy, I said yes. Then I went to Vijay sir and told him. He said, ‘Are you serious? He came to you?' I said he did. He said, ‘Give your life to it'.”
“I learnt a lot from Khan sir, by being patient, getting everything right, taking the film to the next level. Shah Rukh sir has taught me to raise the bar. My next film will have even better energy and we'll make something bigger than Jawan,” Atlee added.
Further, the director mentioned that initially, he thought of creating a typical romantic film with SRK. However, the superstar expressed his desire to be a part of a project that fit Atlee's unique style and vision. He wanted to explore something different that he hadn't attempted before. This pushed the filmmaker to create a new concept and storyline that would align with his own creative world.
Meanwhile, in an earlier interview with Siddharth Kannan, the Bigil director spoke about the potential collaboration between, Thalapathy Vijay and Shah Rukh Khan and shared that both actors had expressed genuine interest in working together on a project. Initially, Atlee thought they might be saying this as a birthday gift to him. However, the following day, Vijay confirmed his commitment to the project, while Khan, who was present during this conversation, also shared his eagerness to collaborate and asked if they were serious about making a film together.
Jawan is continuing its remarkable run at the global box office, having recently crossed the milestone of Rs 800 Crore in worldwide earnings. In India, the action-packed drama is rapidly approaching the Rs 700 Crore mark, while its overseas collection has collected Rs 295 Crore.
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Humanity Still Exists
A stranded mako shark that washed ashore on Pensacola Beach in Florida received help from a group of brave Samaritans. Footage of the incident circulating on social media has restored faith in humanity by winning over multiple hearts. According to a report by the Independent, the rescue video was captured by beachgoer Tina Fey on Facebook. She was accompanied by her husband Josh when the stranded marine creature caught the attention of surrounding beachgoers. Josh along with three other men jumped into action to save the helpless fish stuck on the shore. The video opens to show a group working in sync to push the gigantic creature back into the water.
“Babe, look at them freaking teeth," Tina yells while capturing the moment seemingly asking her husband to stay alert. The marine being doesn't react initially but at one point it begins to thrash water around by moving its tail and fangs. The group understands the fish's discomfort and leaves it alone for a brief moment. “Babe, it's too dangerous, don't be doing that," Tina frantically advises her husband to be careful again. Once the men are sure it's safe to resume their rescue mission they begin to drag the shark into the water again. Almost the entire group works during the pulling process, but toward the end, most of them move behind leaving only one to direct the shark's way.
The footage ends with the fish completely submerged in water and moving away from the shore as other beachgoers begin to applaud the brave Samaritans for their quick effort. Take a look at the video here:
The shark rescuers have been bombarded with an abundance of praise and appreciation on social media. Reacting to the clip, a user said, “Acts like these are very important for environmental conservation and animal safety."
Another wrote, “Total respect. Thank you, shark savers."
One more agreed, “What brave souls they are. Wow! That beast is very strong."
Meanwhile, a user simply noted, “Humanity still exists."
According to the Independent, Tina Fey revealed the shark appeared when they were casually swimming near the shore. “It just showed up while we were swimming. I just so happened to be right in front of us. We took action to get him back in the water since the wildlife people and lifeguards told us there was nothing they could do! So, we did our best to try to save him," she reportedly captioned the footage while sharing it on Facebook. It is suggested that Tina and her husband had taken a trip to the beach in Texas to celebrate their wedding anniversary.
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Ex-Indian Cricketer Virender Sehwag Calls Out Investment Firm
Investing in the stock market has become quite popular now. Many people are now actively taking part in trading. From young students to homemakers, people are now actively engaging in trading to generate a passive source of income. But it is important to note that, as much as it is beneficial, it also involves a lot of risks. There are times when the market goes down and the money is lost. Apart from that, there have also been various scammers who work as brokers. Even celebrities have lost their money while getting trapped in these scams. Now, former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag has also expressed himself on social media about the scams of the stock market.
Virender Sehwag has always been in the limelight for his hilarious tweets and controversial opinions. Recently, the former Indian cricketer hit the spotlight while replying to X channel account holder @ViaWealthy. He commented on a tweet posted by the account and called them out for being fraudulent and scamming people with their money.
@ViaWealthy, which is a SEBI-registered wealthy advisory firm, posted, “20 hazaar se dar nai lagtaa saab. T shirts se lagta hai. A 2008 victim." In response to this tweet, Virender Sehwag called them out and wrote, “Tumhaare jaise bhagode choron se lagta hai, who for a commission buy pump and dump shares in clients account with malafide intentions in a proper understanding with the promoter. You have scammed many innocents, and your game is over."
After Virender Sehwag's comment, many people on the microblogging platform had a series of reactions. Currently, the post has been deleted by the account.
But this was not the only time that the former star cricketer had called out the wealth-advising company on social media. Earlier in February 2022, he tweeted about Pritam Deuskar, owner of Wealthy Via, and called him a fraud. He also wrote that he is part of a syndicated network, has duped several innocent retail investors, and has even stopped answering investor calls. He even mentioned that if the money is not returned to the investors, legal action will be taken against him.
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Mumbai airport August air traffic at 108% of pre-pandemic level
New Delhi: Domestic air traffic at the Mumbai International Airport last month stood at 108% of pre-pandemic level of August 2019.
The airport recorded passenger traffic of over 4.32 million, an increase of 32% year-on-year, while international air traffic soared 33% on year to more than 1.1 million passengers.
The airport witnessed a total of 20,711 domestic flights and 6,960 international air traffic movements last month.
Delhi, Bengaluru, and Chennai emerged as the top domestic destinations in August, while Dubai, London, and Abu Dhabi were the most preferred international destinations from the airport.
In August, the airport witnessed a 150% increase in air passenger traffic for Munich, followed by a 138% growth in air traffic for Hanoi and 110% rise for Istanbul traffic. Nairobi and Ho Chi Minh also witnessed a growth of 99% and 96% in passenger traffic respectively as compared to August 2022.
The average daily passenger count for the month stood at 139,661.
In the domestic sector, IndiGo led with 48% market share, followed by Air India with 18% and Vistara with 17%. In the international segment, IndiGo recorded 22% market share, followed by Air India with 14% and Vistara with 10%.
In the freight category, the airport saw air cargo tonnage growth of 6%, with a 3% rise in domestic cargo tonnage and an 8% rise in international cargo tonnage in August 2023.
Overall, the Indian aviation market has revival in domestic air travel since December 2022 when covid-related restrictions were eased. Domestic air traffic last month for the country stood at 12.4 million passengers, a rise of 5% when compared to pre-pandemic levels of August 2019.
Source: Live Mint
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Air India Express
New Delhi: To achieve seamless integration, Air India Express and AirAsia India on Monday announced the commencement of interline bookings.
As a result of this, passengers will now be able book a single itinerary across both airlines on connecting flights, including a single PNR on the common website and other online travel platforms.
For instance, with the interline arrangement, passengers can book a Lucknow- Delhi-Sharjah itinerary under a single PNR and receive their boarding passes for both Lucknow to Delhi and Delhi to Sharjah, at the beginning of their journey in Lucknow itself.
With a combined fleet of 54 aircraft, both airlines together connect 44 destinations, operating over 250 routes across India, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. The airlines have already integrated ancillary add-on services and sub-brands, such as Gourmair in-flight dining, Xpress Prime seating, and Xpress Ahead priority services.
"Our ongoing efforts towards integrating Air India Express and AirAsia India, even as we proceed with the full merger, is now bearing fruit, with a strong, integrated network emerging. The network footprint stretches across India, Gulf & the Middle East, and Southeast Asia and will be further strengthened with our forthcoming fleet expansion," said Aloke Singh, managing director, Air India Express and AirAsia India.
Following the recent launch of Air India's new logo and livery, the Tata group is also set to introduce a fresh brand identity for Air India Express by October, Mint had reported earlier.
As part of the government‘s strategic divestment programme, the Tatas acquired full ownership of both Air India and its subsidiary Air India Express in January 2022.
In November 2022, the Tata group announced the merger of AirAsia India and Air India Express. As a part of the transaction, AirAsia Bhd divested its 16.67% stake in the airline, allowing the Tatas to buy it for ₹155.65 crore.
AirAsia India flies over 50 direct and over 100 connecting routes across 19 destinations in India including Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Kochi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Bhubaneswar, Visakhapatnam, Imphal, Guwahati, Goa, Jaipur, Lucknow, Surat, Bagdogra, Ranchi, and Srinagar.
Air India Express operates to 14 international destinations including Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Bahrain, Dammam, Doha, Dubai, Kuwait, Muscat, Salalah, Sharjah, Singapore, Ras-Al-Khaimah, Riyadh, & Jeddah, from Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Mangalore, Chennai, Tiruchirappalli, Mumbai, Amritsar, Lucknow, Jaipur, Varanasi, New Delhi, Chandigarh, Madurai, Vijayawada, Bengaluru, Kannur, Surat, and Hyderabad.
Source: Live Mint
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This smallcap agrochemical stock more than doubles in one year
Agrochemical and pesticides company Kilpest India Ltd has given substantial return to its investors in the last one year. The smallcap stock has more than doubled investors' wealth in the last one year.
The investors who had invested Rs 1 lakh in the leading agrochemicals company have turned millionaires in just 8 years.
Kilpest India shares are under focus after global brokerage Nuvama recommended a ‘buy' rating on the agrochemical and pesticides on healthy growth potential in the molecular diagnostics business.
The brokerage increased the target price to Rs 1,184 apiece, implying an upside of 43% from the closing price of Rs 823.15 per share on September 12.
According to Nuvama's analysis, the molecular diagnostics market in India currently stands at approximately Rs 300-400 crore, with Kilpest holding a market share of 10-12.5%.
Shares of Kilpest India were trading more than 3% higher in morning trade on Monday. The stock was trading 2.99% higher at 806.2 apiece on BSE at 10:05 AM.
The smallcap stock has gained nearly 90% in the past three months and more than 36% in the past one month period.
In September 2015, Kilpest shares were priced at a modest Rs 7.90. Currently, the stock price has skyrocketed by an astounding 10155%, reaching Rs 818 per piece. In just eight years, Kilpest has transformed an investment of Rs 1 lakh into an impressive more than Rs 1 crore. Kilpest India has turned into a multibagger stock delivering remarkable returns both in the short-term and the long-term.
Last year, on September 29, 2022, it was at a one-year low of Rs 315.05. After this, in less than a year, it has more than doubled in value and reached a record high of Rs 867 on September 11, 2023.
In September last year, Kilpest shares hit a yearly low at Rs 315.05. In less than a year, they soared by over 134%. However, the stock is currently trading 6% lower than its last 52-week high of Rs 867.
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