Country Roads Calling: Road Trips From Major Indian Cities


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The lockdown has us all craving to get out and hit the open road. While we might not be able to travel currently, now is the perfect time to plan your future adventures in the country!

If travel has been on your mind for a while now, we don’t blame you, the lockdown has left us all with an intense case of wanderlust. In a post-COVID-19 world, where

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Planning a trip during festive season? Indian Railways to operate 392 festival special trains from this date

a passenger train stopped at a station: Indian Railways to run 196 pairs of festival special trains between 20 October and 30 November 2020.

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Indian Railways to run 196 pairs of festival special trains between 20 October and 30 November 2020.

In view of the upcoming festive season, Indian Railways has decided to run 196 pairs of festival special trains (392 trains) between 20 October 2020 and 30 November 2020. These festival special trains will be run for destinations like Kolkata, Lucknow, Patna, Varanasi, among others to cater

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How the IPL is being held in one of the world’s biggest bio-bubbles- The New Indian Express

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CHENNAI: It’s 9.00 am in the UAE, breakfast time. As people associated with the Indian Premier League finish their breakfast and start out to figure out their day, one of the first things they do is wear a wristband or a lanyard that comes with an inbuilt Bluetooth technology.

This technology, in essence, is what has allowed all the players, franchise officials, catering staff and chauffeurs —

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When is Amazon Great Indian Festival? Best deals and discounts to expect


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Amazon Great Indian Festival will kick off on October 17 for non-prime members. The sale will begin a day early for Prime members. So far, there have been plenty of deals revealed, which will make you postpone a few purchases be it smartphones, smart speakers, smart TVs and other products. There is an additional 10 per cent discount for HDFC Debit and Credit cardholders.

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Indian Wells Arts Festival Forges An Innovative Virtual Path Forward For Artists And Patrons To Connect

Indian Wells Arts Festival 2020 Virtual Show Opens October 9, 10 & 11

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (PRWEB) October 09, 2020

Amid all the uncertainties of the Hows and Whens the Coronavirus pandemic has wrought, the Indian Wells Arts Festival applied the artistic spirit of creativity and resourcefulness to build a new and engaging way to access art. Teaming up with Eventeny, an online event hosting platform startup founded by a

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Amazon Great Indian Festival sale 2020 starts October 17 in India: Deals and offers teased

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Amazon Great Indian Festival sale 2020 is confirmed to start from October 17 in India, a day after rival Flipkart kicks off its Big Billion Day sale 2020. The Great Indian Festival sale

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UAE residents welcome Indian apex court’s order on air ticket refunds

Dubai: UAE residents welcome the Supreme Court of India’s judgement directing that all airline tickets that were cancelled during the COVID-19 lockdown are refunded.

A three-judge panel, headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan, passed the order after considering recommendations from the Director-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to refund ticket fares.

The timeframe for airline companies to refund the ticket charges to passengers is March 31 next year, the court has ordered.

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Many Indian expats based in Kuwait stuck in the UAE amid COVID-19 travel restrictions

  • Kuwait has announced travel restrictions for flights from about 35 countries.
  • Only 1,500 passengers are being allowed into Kuwait per day.
  • Ticket prices, which generally range between Dh300-500, are now going for as high as Dh8,000.
  • Indian expats in Kuwait are flying through the UAE as direct flights are not available.

Dubai: Thousands of expats, mostly Indian, based in Kuwait, who were looking to fly to their country of residence

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Indian Railways to run 200 special trains from October 15 for festival season

a group of people sitting at a train station: Indian Railways to run 200 special trains from October 15 for festival season

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Indian Railways to run 200 special trains from October 15 for festival season

Indian Railways is planning to run 200 additional IRCTC special trains between October 15 and November 30 to deal with huge number of crowd travelling during the festive season. Railway Board Chairman and CEO V.K. Yadav on Thursday said that the national transporter is planning to introduce 200 special trains from October 15.

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Lufthansa cancels Indian flights amid route rights row | News

Lufthansa is calling for a temporary agreement between Germany and India after it was forced to cancel flights to the country until 20 October amid a row over access under the current travel bubble arrangements.

Germany was one of several countries India negotiated a “travel bubble” agreement with in the summer to enable the restoration of limited services between the two countries as coronavirus-related travel restrictions began to be eased.

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Now, travelling on Chennai’s IT corridor will be a costlier affair as toll rates go up- The New Indian Express

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CHENNAI: Travelling on the city’s IT corridor will now be a costlier affair as the Tamil Nadu Road Development Company (TNRDC) has hiked the toll rates.

According to the latest press release by the TNRDC, cars will have to pay Rs 30 (old rate: Rs 27), LCVs Rs 49 (old rate: Rs 45), buses Rs 78 (old rate: Rs 71), trucks Rs 117 (old rate: Rs.

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Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival Review

Cargo, 2020.

Directed by Arati Kadav.
Starring Vikrant Massey, Shweta Tripathi, Nandu Madhav, Konkona Sen Sharma, and Biswapati Sarkar.



Alone on a spaceship, a demon awaits the arrival of his cargo – deceased humans from earth who he prepares for re-incarnation.


Religious beliefs about the afterlife can be a tricky subject to navigate for a filmmaker, and for the most part, it is

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Indian government seeks to remove internal travel barriers | News

The Indian government has mandated states do away with any restrictions on movement of persons within the country as it seeks to move past the early impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The policy of unrestricted travel first announced in ‘Unlock 2’ has been reiterated in ‘Unlock 3’ and ‘4’ guidelines, and states are now lifting restrictions like e-passes, Covid-19 tests and quarantine.

States which allow unrestricted access are likely to

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