President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday opened Sri Lanka's second international airport, funded by a $209 million Chinese loan, in his native district which he hopes to turn into a commercial hub. Rajapaksa's latest effort to attract investment into post-war Sri Lanka follows expressions of concern by the International Monetary Fund and rating agencies about heavy external borrowing.
(Reuters) - A JetBlue passenger jet was clipped by an Air India plane on the tarmac of New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport early on Saturday morning, JetBlue said in a statement. No injuries were reported and the JetBlue passengers were transferred to another plane for their departure to West Palm Beach, Florida, the JetBlue statement said. The flight was delayed by nearly three hours.
New Stopover Packages offered by Air India provide travelers a convenient break between flights in New Delhi. According to a press release issued by Air India, the new program is available to passengers from New York, Newark and Chicago who are traveling via Delhi to other destinations. The packages are also available to passengers returning to the United States via Delhi.
Willi Chen’s Chutney Power goes on a tear, assembling the good and not-so-good of East Indian life in bygone years. Written with creative frenzy, Chutney is a compendium of short stories—witty, colorful, and provocative. As a sculptor, Chen's artistic depth is renowned. He transfers this attribute into his literary work, resulting in a richly weaved prose of figurative value.
Ever thought of making roasted chicken using Darjeeling tea leaves, or 'kheer' using Banarasi paan? India's prominent two-star Michelin chef Vineet Bhatia says new twists in local tastes can help break the monotony in everyday food, and that's what helps him take desi food items to global platters. "If you don't experiment with food, there tends to be a boredom factor. We should always aim to make it better and beatiful.
India has lifted restrictions placed on tourist visas. Travelers to India on a tourist visa are currently required to have a gap of at least two months between two visits to the country. But according to a Dec.
Air India has amended its baggage policy to enhance overweight and excess baggage fees on its transatlantic India services for all tickets issued after Nov. 15, according to a press release.  For first and executive class, two pieces of 70 lbs (32 kgs) each is permitted.   Each additional piece up to 50 lbs (23 kgs) will be charged $200.   For Economy, two pieces of 50 lbs (23 kgs) each are permitted.