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Strong proposition of frequent flyers gets stronger with addition of Air India: Star Alliance

New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): Air India played host to the first ever Star Alliance Chief Executive Board Meeting (CEB) held in India on Wednesday. Speaking at a press conference in New Delhi, Air India CMD Rohit Nandan thanked all CEOs for traveling to India and for a productive two-day meeting. Star Alliance CEO Mark Schwab Star Alliance has 14 airlines serving in India and Air India has brought 51 destinations to Star Alliance. He added that the strong proposition of frequent flyers got even stronger with the addition of Air India. CEO and President of Air Canada Calin Rovinescu said that Star Alliance member carriers would be improving the quality of the network in the coming years. Dec 17, 2014
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SC asks BCCI to explain amendment to rule 6.2.4, threatens to strike it off

New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday talked tough on amendment. It asked the BCCI to explain the importance of the amendment made to rule 6.2.4 that permits BCCI officials to have stakes in the IPL. The court has warned that it would strike it off if the explanation is found to be unsatisfactory. Dec 17, 2014
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Police taking necessary steps for security: BS Bassi

New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi said on Wednesday that the Delhi Police is taking all necessary steps to ensure security in the capital. Bassi said that in the wake of terror attacks in Peshawar, police is maintaining high security alert in the entire region. Dec 17, 2014

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Acts of terror a 'clarion call' for believers in humanity to unite, says Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday stated that the recent acts of terror in Sydney and Peshawar was a clarion call for all those who believe in humanity to defeat terrorism, adding that India will always be ready to play its role in such an undertaking. Swaraj was reacting to Monday's hostage crisis in Sydney, where an alleged self-proclaimed cleric took 17 people, including two people of Indian origin, hostage in a cafe in that city; and Tuesday's strike on a school in Peshawar, where members of the banned terrorist organisation Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan killed 141 people, including 132 students, before being gunned down. Speaking in detail of the incident in Sydney, Swaraj said that the Indian government was in constant contact with the Australian authorities. Swaraj also talked of the terrorist attack in Peshawar, terming the incident as 'barbaric brutality' and stated that India strongly condemns the occurrence. Dec 17, 2014
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Home Ministry gives advisory to states on security of schools

New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday that an advisory has been sent to the states on increasing security in all the schools in wake of terror attacks at a school in Peshawar. Meanwhile, BJP leader Satyapal Singh said that the police officials should become more mobile in executing their duties. Dec 17, 2014
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Govt blames Opposition and vice versa for disrupting Parliament

New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): The Central government on Wednesday blamed the Opposition for disrupting the Parliamentary proceedings continuously by raising baseless demands. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the government is not able to digest rapid development which BJP is moving towards. CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury said that running the house is the prerogative of the ruling party and it should take care that house runs. Congress leader Renuka Chaudhary said that the BJP should realize how difficult it is for government to work when Opposition does not cooperate. Dec 17, 2014
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Spicejet flights cancelled after oil companies refuse fuel supplies

New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): Flight operations of cash-strapped SpiceJet were grounded on Wednesday due to non-supply of jet fuel by oil marketing companies. The state-run oil marketing firms have not yet taken a decision on the resumption of jet fuel supply to SpiceJet on a two-weeks credit facility. Dec 17, 2014
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Arrival of tourists to Kashmir gives boost to tourism industry

Srinagar, Dec 17 (ANI): Domestic and foreign tourists thronged Srinagar city of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday (December 17) to enjoy the cold weather and the beauty as Kashmir remains a favourite winter holiday destination in the country. The arrival of tourists is giving a boost to the tourism sector in the state which also experienced snowfall in higher reaches. Meanwhile, a tour operator, Rouf Tramboo, said with the onset of winters a large number of tourists are expected to arrive. Several parts of northern states have received snowfall that has resulted in intense cold wave. Dec 17, 2014