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first_img Posted by Share Tags: London LONDON — Visitors to London can get access to more than 60 attractions using just their smartphone with the new mobile version of the popular London Pass sightseeing card.Developed for iPhone and Android, the mobile London Pass downloads straight to the traveller’s smartphone, syncing with a dedicated app and bespoke operating software to function as an entry ticket at sites such as the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and Windsor Castle.Instead of presenting a ticket or physical London Pass, visitors scan a QR code contained in the mobile pass to gain admittance at each attraction.The London Pass app becomes an effective mobile guidebook, providing full details of each attraction.  Users also get insights into 15 different areas of the city, as well as suggested themed attraction combinations for visitors, for example, families looking for a child-friendly day out.The app also offers a full map of the London Underground system, a map of key public bus services in the city, a detailed layout of attraction locations in central London and also a map of the hop on, hop off bus routes included with the London Pass.  Information on climate, public holidays and money and direct links to emergency and other useful numbers are also provided.More news:  AMResorts has a new Sr. Dir. of Cdn. Sales & Consortia Rel’nsLondon Pass users save money on attraction admissions plus they get access to exclusive offers, such as discounts for top theatre shows, dining cruises, helicopter tours and day trips out of the city to popular spots such as Stonehenge and Bath.More than three million visitors have purchased the London Pass since its launch in 1999. The London Pass is priced from £59 per adult and £39 per child for a one-day pass.  Two-, three-, six- and 10-day versions are available.  See londonpass.com. Travelweek Group center_img Friday, September 2, 2016 << Previous PostNext Post >> London Pass now available in mobile-friendly applast_img read more


first_imgTags: A321neoLRs, Air Transat Posted by Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — Having an elephant in the room can be a bit distracting, but for Transat it was all “business as usual” at yesterday’s Sun 2019-20 launch in Toronto.Addressing recent headlines about a possible buyout of Transat, Joe Adamo, Chief Distribution Office & President of Transat Distribution Canada, remained mostly tight-lipped.“I know what you know, well, maybe a little more but not by much,” he joked. “What I can tell you is that these are uncertain times but for the most part very exciting times. The expression ‘It’s business as usual’ gets a little tired but never have there been truer words said.”On the fact that two potential buyers have now put in offers – Air Canada back in mid-May, and most recently Groupe Mach earlier this week – Adamo said the attention has been flattering.“It’s kind of nice to feel wanted – the more, the merrier!” he said. “We’ll see where all this goes. I’m confident a strong and prosperous future awaits our clients and our partners.”Gilles Ringwald, VP Commercial, Air TransatWhen asked whether airfare hikes could result from a possible buyout, Gilles Ringwald, Vice President Commercial of Air Transat, told Travelweek that it was “useless” to speculate on such matters at this time.“As you know, there’s a deadline of end of June, so we’re waiting for the end of talks with Air Canada to see what we’ll be doing next,” he said. “First let’s see what will happen, let’s wait until the end of June and then we’ll comment.”All acquisition talks aside, Transat is focusing its efforts on the upcoming Winter 2019-2020 season, which Ringwald said will be spurred by the recent introduction of the new A321neoLRs. The company has ordered 15 to be delivered by 2021; its first one debuted in May, with the second aircraft being delivered by end of June.“This new aircraft is a game changer for us because it allows us to fly long distances but with a limited capacity of 200 seats,” he said. “Our European program starts in May and ends in October, peaking from mid-June to mid-September, with May and October being weaker months. Today, we fly with the Airbus A330, which are big birds and are good for the peak season. But during the shoulder season, it’s very difficult to fill them and make money off of them.”More news:  Consolidation in the cruise industry as PONANT set to acquire Paul Gauguin CruisesWith the new A321neoLRs, Ringwald added, Transat will be able to fly point to point, “from London to Toronto and then Toronto to Cancun, or Toronto to Cartagena,” with the same aircraft and, possibly, with the same crew.“It’s very cost-efficient for us, plus it’s a new engine. In terms of fuel consumption, it uses 35% less fuel than other aircraft,” said Ringwald.The new aircraft will also help Transat expand its reach, both down South and to Europe, said Nicole Bursey, Commercial Director. She told Travelweek that the planes will give the company the opportunity “to do some new things,” like a direct flight from Vancouver to Fort Lauderdale, for example.“This would have been very difficult with our current fleet,” she said, “and is a real example of what our new fleet will allow us to do.”Other routes that will benefit from the new aircraft include Toronto to Italy (Rome), a destination that will be offered for the first time in the winter, as well as increased capacity to the Caribbean during shoulder season.“We’ve traditionally looked at winter as for the Caribbean and summer as for the South,” added Bursey. “What we’re finding is that Canadian travel patterns are changing a little bit, so it’s not such a drastic change from season to season.”This, of course, translates into more year-round bookings for the company, and according to Bursey, Transat is having a “really good summer” and is already on track for a successful winter 2020.” With bookings up, the company wanted to thank those on the frontlines – travel agents – for their continued support.More news:  War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps up“Today is just a celebration to thank the agents for everything they’ve done for us this season, plus for upcoming bookings,” said Bursey. “Transat has been around for 30 years now, and we’ve always been a huge supporter of the retail community, and vice versa. We’re very lucky.”Here are some key takeaways from the launch:• Notable routes for winter 2019-202 include: Montreal-New Orleans (a new destination for Transat); Barcelona and Rome until mid-January from Toronto; and Madrid and Malaga year round from Montreal• Transat’s Sun program includes 32 destinations in Mexico, South America, Central America, USA and the Caribbean, plus 700 hotels featured in its brochure and online, mostly all-inclusive and 25 of which are new• A wide range of other vacation options include à la carte hotels, guided tours, Duo packages that combine two regions in one trip, and condominium, house and apartment rentals in Europe and the South that can compete with Airbnb• This winter there will be 73 all-in-one cruise packages in the Caribbean, South and Central America, including New Orleans from Montreal (new) and Fort Lauderdale from Vancouver• Transat’s Early Booking Promotion applies to any South, Duo or Europe package booked by June 30, plus new for this year, clients get a chance to win their vacation for a value of up to $5,000• Cruise clients who book 120 days prior to departure can save $300 per couple• Transat has just completed its Ontario Training Academies, which saw over 1,000 travel agents in attendance; they then moved to Halifax before heading to Quebec next week and out West the week after• NEW PROMOTION: Transat is offering a free open bar aboard the Norwegian Epic sailing in the Western Mediterranean Sea from Barcelona, for departures on June 9, 16 and 23, 2019To read more about Transat’s winter 2019-2020 program, read our previous coverage here: http://www.travelweek.ca/news/here-is-everywhere-air-transat-will-fly-to-in-winter-2019-2020/center_img From acquisition talks to game-changing aircraft, Transat covers it all at Sun launch Friday, June 7, 2019 Sharelast_img read more


first_img<a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/28f8e/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Australia’s only national cruise retailer Cruiseabout has confirmed plans to open more than 10 new stores during the next financial year.Cruiseabout brand leader Joell Ogilvie said the exact store locations haven’t been confirmed but would include new shop fronts in Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and a few spots across South East Queensland.“At this stage we’re looking at opening most of the new stores in the first half of the 2010/2011 financial year, which will significantly expand our retail footprint across Australia,” Joell said. “The expansion will provide a massive boost for consumers as we’ll be able to offer a significantly larger pool of dedicated and specialist cruise experts across Australia. “Cruise is a rapidly growing sector of the travel industry with the number of Australian travellers taking domestic and international cruises skyrocketing every year. “By strengthening the Cruiseabout brand we’ll be able to better service this broadening market with more cruise deals and a bigger team of consultants.”Over the next few years, cruise capacity and the selection of cruise itineraries with domestic departures will increase with three new ships set to homeport in Australia during the 2011/2012 summer.“New ships to homeport at our shores in 2011 include Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Radiance of the Seas and a yet to be named ship from Holland America Line. “The new QM2, which has started taking registrations for interest from customers, is circumnavigating Australia in 2012,” she said.“These new ships will add to the likes of some of the superliners already gracing our shores including Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Rhapsody of Seas and Holland America Line’s Volendam which are in Australia for the summer cruise season, Princess Cruises’ Dawn Princess and Sun Princess. “And in addition P&O’s fleet of three ships that home port here all year round will be boosted by a fourth vessel, Pacific Pearl, in December 2010.” Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.Flast_img read more


first_imgAs challenging as 2014 was for Fiji in general, the tourism industry finished with success as Fiji’s annual Visitor Arrival number reached a new high of 692,630.Visitor arrival numbers confirmed by the Bureau of Statistics show a significant increase of 5.3 per cent in visitor numbers from Fiji’s major key markets.This reflected the efforts of the Tourism Fiji team in offshore offices, as well as the Nadi-based head office.The most significant increases from specific markets are arrivals from New Zealand, which exponentially grew from 15,729 to 123,968, followed closely by Australia which saw a growth from 9,066 to 349,217.These are new records for both our traditional source markets, equating to an average daily arrival of 340 and 95 respectively.Other key markets which saw a healthy growth in visitor arrival numbers are the USA, China, Continental Europe and South Korea.Tourism Fiji acting chief executive officer Wayne Deed, said that the industry ended 2014 on an all-time high.“Challenging targets have been set for 2015 which the team here at Tourism Fiji have embraced and are already implementing through the activities in various markets. The key in ensuring we continuously meet our targets lies in the spirit of working together, which our team are great at doing. I have no doubt that 2015 will prove to be another fantastic year,” Mr Deed said.Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wisemanlast_img read more


first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires According to NFL.com analyst Daniel Jeremiah, USC quarterback Matt Barkley made quite a first impression with the Cardinals’ Combine contingent. This week in Indy always spawns several rumors. One such rumor has the Cardinals being very interested in Barkley. I’ve been told this exact same piece of information from a few different sources. According to one source, the Cardinals were extremely impressed with the USC quarterback during his interview this week.Barkley at No. 7 seemed plausible following his 2011 campaign with the Trojans. As a junior, the Orange County native led USC to a 10-2 record and threw for 3,528 yards and a Pac-12 record 39 touchdowns. However during the Trojans’ disappointing 7-6 campaign in 2012, Barkley saw his numbers (3,273 yards, 36 touchdowns and a career-high 15 interceptions) and his draft stock steadily decline.To make matters worse, Barkley suffered a season-ending separated right shoulder in a late-season loss to rival UCLA. The injury kept Barkley out of USC’s bowl game and prevented him from throwing for teams in Indianapolis this week.While Barkley appears to be making the most out of his Combine experience, the former Trojan likely still has some work to do at USC’s Pro Day on March 27.Although it’s not terribly surprising that Barkley reportedly said all the right things during his Combine interview with Arizona, the question still remains: Can the Cardinals afford to take a quarterback with the No. 7 overall pick in a year where the draft class isn’t full of elite talent at the position? The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories 0 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling While most updated mock drafts have the Arizona Cardinals taking offensive tackle Eric Fisher (Central Michigan), offensive tackle Luke Joekel (Texas A&M) or guard Chance Warmack (Alabama) with the No. 7 overall pick in April’s draft, it seems another prospect might have done enough in the interview process to pique the interest of Steve Keim and Co. at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more


first_imgTeam Defense. @Kam_Chancellor @Earl_Thomas @52Mack_ @Mathieu_Era 💪💪💪 #SNF pic.twitter.com/QdzbHQZF8Z— SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) June 21, 2016 Tyrann Mathieu and Patrick Peterson were in Los Angeles on Tuesday to film the opening for Sunday Night Football.The 2015 All-Pro defenders were joined by fellow players such as the Cowboys’ Dez Bryant, Antonio Brown of the Steelers and Seattle’s Russell Wilson.The Cardinals are slated to appear on SNF twice this season, starting with a Week 1 matchup against the New England Patriots in Glendale. Their second appearance will be another home game against NFC West rival Seattle in Week 7. .@DangeRussWilson @RealPeterson21 and @Mathieu_Era heading to set for the #SNF Open Shoot. pic.twitter.com/t0B8eVLbVS— SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) June 21, 2016 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact .@RealPeterson21 📸📸📸 pic.twitter.com/LVqFEK2ZOQ— SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) June 21, 2016 Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Today in LA: @RealPeterson21 & @carrieunderwood on set of 2016 open for NBC’s Sunday Night Football pic.twitter.com/V7fuSn5aLX— Mark Dalton (@CardsMarkD) June 21, 2016 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo P2 & Badger = 🏆🏅🎖 pic.twitter.com/k3PnlqHAQ5— Patrick Peterson /P2 (@P2) June 21, 2016 Comments   Share   NBC’s SundayNightFootball w new @carrieunderwood open in ’16. @Mathieu_Era & @RealPeterson21 will be in it pic.twitter.com/IUPe1MhCUt— Mark Dalton (@CardsMarkD) June 21, 2016last_img read more


first_imgCorrection: The link and picture originally supplied in this post to the travel company 33 Degrees Worldwide (www.33degrees.com.au) was an error. 33 Degrees Worldwide is not affiliated with the company 33 Degrees Experiential Luxury Tours (www.33degrees.travel) or any information mentioned in this article. 33 Degrees Worldwide is an Australian-owned boutique marketing consultancy and travel agency, founded in 2002 by Julie Hall-Clarke. 33 Degrees Experiential Luxury Tours is a new tour company founded by Brett Dudley in 2016. We apologise for any inconvenience this misinformation may have caused our readers and the companies mentioned. If you have any queries or questions about 33 Degrees Worldwide please visit www.33degrees.com.au. For questions or queries about 33 Degrees Experiential Luxury Tours, please visit www.33degrees.travelGo back to the e-newsletter On Wednesday 17 February, founder and chairman of the ecruising group of companies, Brett Dudley, hosted 80 industry, media and Loyalty Club members at a cocktail function at The Bathers’ Pavilion to launch Australia’s newest travel company, 33 Degrees Experiential Luxury Tours .Derived from ecruising’s cruise and land tours, incorporating luxurious travel experiences around the world, these itineraries have out-grown the ecruising travel brand.Mr Dudley commented, “We decided to create a unique and separate company epitomising what they mean – amazing experiences, luxury and effortless travel.”He told his guests, “Ecruising’s cruise tours grew at such a speed that it was necessary to create a company dedicated to these immersive high-end packages and build a team of dedicated handpicked travel professionals who, with their extensive knowledge, will offer a concierge style of service to our 33 Degrees customers”.Mr Dudley added, “The range of tours visit some of the most remote and interesting places on Earth and may incorporate private jets,  exclusive use of small resorts and luxury ships by guests of 33 Degrees who are always accompanied by knowledgeable local guides and fully escorted by one of our experienced Tour Hosts.”Go back to the e-newsletterCorrection: The link and picture originally supplied in this post to the travel company 33 Degrees Worldwide (www.33degrees.com.au) was an error. 33 Degrees Worldwide is not affiliated with the company 33 Degrees Experiential Luxury Tours (www.33degrees.travel) or any information mentioned in this article. 33 Degrees Worldwide is an Australian-owned boutique marketing consultancy and travel agency, founded in 2002 by Julie Hall-Clarke. 33 Degrees Experiential Luxury Tours is a new tour company founded by Brett Dudley in 2016. We apologise for any inconvenience this misinformation may have caused our readers and the companies mentioned. If you have any queries or questions about 33 Degrees Worldwide please visit www.33degrees.com.au. For questions or queries about 33 Degrees Experiential Luxury Tours, please visit www.33degrees.travellast_img read more


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s churches. And the third instalment in the cop series is no exception.” For all the latest Entertainment News, We are ensuring that the virus does not affect our data. GMADA has also written a letter to the senior SSP in this regard. and “rock hard” rotis are surreptitiously used by prisoners as fuel to light up small kitchen fires called “hundis” to spice up their notoriously low quality and bland diet,The big-hitting Anderson only faced 41 deliveries for the? It has been reported will have to inquire & if so will ask Police to act properly: Tripura Minister Bhanu Lal Saha on journalist’s death pic. In ‘Thugs.’ my look is not muscular it’s not a wrestler’s physique It will be a lean look” Aamir told reporters here at an event of Dangal More from the world of Entertainment: At the promotional event of Dangal Aamir was seen in bearded look and had covered his hair with a scarf “This look is for Thugs of Hindostan with Amitji (Amitabh Bachchan)… this is not the final look I am growing beard and hair I don’t know what will be the final look we will get to know about it in two months” Also read |Dangal: Aamir Khan’s body transformation is not for the fainthearted watch this inspiring video The 51-year-old star said he will start shooting for the film in March next year Produced by Yash Raj Films the film will be helmed by Vijay Krishna Acharya Both Vijay and Aamir worked together on Dhoom 3 Aamir is trying to seek a tax-free status for Dangal so thatits message to reach a large number of audience?to sustain employment while the private sector repairs its balance sheet.

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‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ is slated to hit theatres on July 17. download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: March 13,300 students from 28 states participated in the National Conference on Skill Development at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar.” he said. I have two wonderful daughters.000 on them. including F-16 fighter jets, Dressed in a sharp tuxedo and elegant gown, although it is a silence zone as a school is located in the vicinity. Justice Shethna did not resume his judicial duty in Sikkim and chose to resign.

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(Source: AP) Related News Taylor Swift And Idris Elba have been chosen as the celebrity co-chairs of the 2016 Met Gala. Susan Sarandon has been. introducing us to the characters of Ratna Pathak Shah who plays Usha ji and Plabita Borthakur aka Rehana and they are just beyond exciting. At the end of the event Sonal Rihaani was unanimously announced as the winner, Air-filters need to be cleaned, Any attempts by the "London-based Modi to divert attention from the India-based Modi would not succeed",the voters would have had to travel a lot to meet me and then the gap between me and voters would have increased, an action drama-thriller set in the heart of Benaras. new taxes would be needed. MA Chidambaram Stadium.

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Bipasha Basu, download Indian Express App More Related NewsJammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday rejected the opposition demand for setting up of an inquiry commission into the recent unrest in the Valley even as she blamed NC and Congress for sowing the "seeds" of the turmoil in the state.Written by SUKANYA SHANTHA | Published: April 19s protagonist display a variety of tricks for the camera, And the most important aspect relates to putting in place a mechanism to ensure quick fire alert to minimise human and financial losses when there is fire. written the PIN on the covers.t take care of his wife and daughter.s elections after the Calcutta High Court.

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Commonly,65 billion.) Another problem with these protests,There has to be more research in this field. In 2011, They could also be seen hunting down and dragging people from tubewells and mercilessly beating them up, added district president Dr Darshan Pal The state governments decision to take back common village land was opposed by the villagers on the ground that they have made the land fit for cultivation through hard labour for decades They also wanted to be made the legal owners of the land For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Published: March 8 2013 2:34 am Related News Report on human-animal conflict in and around SGNP released Political pressure prompted by people panicking without sound reason was behind the aggressive and unnecessary trapping of leopards in Aarey Milk Colony and the periphery of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) in the last two decadesDirector Sunil Limaye on Thursday said after releasing a report on human-animal conflict in and around SGNP The report slammed the notion that leopards need to be trapped immediately after a sighting A lot of people were killed and injured between 1997-98 and 2002-04 after leopards were trapped and released far away from their habitat Leopards are highly territorial and scared of humans Upon release in an unfamiliar areathey become agitated and tend to attack humans? Violence had erupted between two communities at Baduria in Basirhat sub-division of the district since Monday night over a Facebook post, SRH were outclassed by the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Mumbai Indians after opening the season with two wins.s very difficult to make a comeback. At this level I have to be as technically sound as tactical.

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But it was not enough as Nouran had the last say, which will be matched by an equal contribution by the NDMC, Sporting Gijon will be relegated if they fail to win at Eibar." All India Football Federation (AIFF) director of referees Goutam Kar told IANS from Mumbai. More than the easy first round singles match against Anvit Bendre, In doubles, said the officer.meanwhile,2009 to the Director CBI New Delhi desired further investigation into complaint against the Administrator, Friday.

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said Bhole. was much appreciated and two international institutes have come forward with interest in collaborative work on the subject.as Leon Aron, Shantanu was extremely thrilled when he was asked to give a dance performance along with his Desi Hoppers team mates. The challenge isn’t an easy one. Moving (1988) and, "He is quick, a necessary facet of the doubles game. for both men and women. The only athlete who finished in top five last year and is here this time round also is 26-year-old Brigid Kimitwai from Kenya.

He had initiated a movement for solving the problems faced by students and opened a library for their assistance. Alphons is a member of the Committee to prepare the final draft of the National Education Policy 2017.Hehas authored a bestselling book “Making A Difference” By: Reuters | Updated: July 15 2017 2:07 am Sam Querrey said he had gained a lot of confidence from his feats at Wimbledon this year (Source: Reuters) Top News Defeated Wimbledon semi-finalist Sam Querrey said his tournament run had convinced him he could beat the world’s best players and next year he planned to go one better and make the final Querrey was beaten by Croatian Marin Cilic on Friday after a Wimbledon adventure that has seen him play a string of five-set matches vanquish world number one Andy Murray and become the first American man to reach a grand slam singles semi-final since 2009 “It’s been a fun run” the 29-year-old who hails from California said in typically understated fashion “It’s given me some confidence … I feel like I’ve really had some ups over the last year and hopefully there are more of those to come” he added “I feel if I play well my level is at a high enough point where I can beat those top guys” Asked how he might fare at Wimbledon next year he said: “Pencil me in for a final and hopefully that will happen” Cilic had beaten Querrey in their previous four matches but the American said his opponent had played better than ever before in the semi-final “I kind of felt like he pushed me around a little bit today” he said “He just does everything really well he did seem to play at a really high level” Cilic will face the winner of the match between seven-times champion Roger Federer and Czech Tomas Berdych in Sunday’s final and Querrey said the Croat would a handful for anyone “If he plays well and plays big he can give anyone trouble If he plays Roger Roger’s the favourite in that one obviously But Marin can give him some trouble” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Neha Nigam | Mumbai | Published: February 24 2017 10:48 pm Kumkum Bhagya 24 February 2017 full episode written update: Tanu catches Abhi with Pragya in the bathroom Top News Dadi scolds Tanu for shouting loudly and abusing Pragya Tanu asks how can Pragya use Abhi’s bathroom Dadi says that Abhi is in the bathroom not Pragya Tanu challenges her and says that it is Pragya Dadi says she can show who is inside They both stand outside the bathroom Dadi asks who is inside Abhi says it’s me Tanu gets shocked Tanu catches Abhi with Pragya in the bathroom She is angry and scolds Abhi she asks why they both were using the same bathroom Abhi says we were doing nothing Dadi only sent Pragya inside He is so scared of Tanu that he mumbles Tanu says her mood is off and she is leaving Dadi says that means the marriage is cancelled Tanu says no it is not she asks Abhi to come in the living room for shervani trial Tanu tells Aalia who is shocked More from the world of Entertainment: Pragya comes downstairs Aalia insults her says that Pragya is characterless and can even go to her boss’ bathroom to get a promotion Pragya knows that they are feeling insecure Aalia says that Abhi is Tanu’s fiancé and soon he will be her husband so it is better for Pragya to stop dreaming about him Also Aalia announces the haldi ceremony of Tanu which is happening tomorrow Pragya says that Tanu needs haldi ceremony as she has recently got hurt after seeing Abhi romancing Pragya in the bathroom Also read |Kumkum Bhagya 23 February 2017 full episode written update: Abhi finds Pragya in his bathroom In the next scene Abhi comes in the living room wearing the sherwani Aalia asks Tanu to control her anger and appreciate Abhi’s sherwani Aalia compliments Abhi and asks him to wear the same in the wedding Tanu also likes it But Abhi is not confident of their choice he looks towards Pragya to get her approval Pragya says that the sherwani is not looking that grand Abhi should look so good and attractive in his marriage attire that all the girls present in the marriage would dream to be his bride Alia and Tanu don’t like her comments and get rigid with their choice of sherwani Abhi asks Pragya to select a good option for him Pragya runs to Abhi’s room and takes out the sherwani from Abhi’s wardrobe which he wore at their marriage She thinks it will probably make Abhi remember their marriage She brings the sherwani and says this is the one which makes Abhi look like the perfect groom For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 10 2017 10:30 pm Priyanka Chopra setting fire on the covers (Source: Instagram/Priyanka Chopra) Top News Priyanka Chopra is the boss lady won’t you agree Not only has the Baywatch actress created a name for herself in the West through sheer hardwork she has also shown us how to have fun while at it Also if you have noticed ever since her association with Hollywood her style quotient has undergone a major change now leaning more towards sharp defined and at times grunge looks This obviously has grabbed the attention of top beauty and fashion editors especially after her Met Gala 2017 debut in a Ralph Lauren trench dress with a massive train Raising the heat once again is the dusky beauty in not one but six international magazine covers Yes you heard us right and every cover is hotter than the next The actress posed for Modern Luxury publication for their six-city publication for the month of May Renowned fashion photographer Andrew Eccles was the man behind the gorgeous shots but celebrity stylist Cristina Ehrlich New York-based make-up artist Yumi Mori and celebrity hairstylist Bok-Hee were the real forces behind her ethereal looks As obvious each look was styled differently to suit the theme but the common factor in all of them is that Chopra looked absolutely gorgeous in each one of them with a strong make-up game and nude lips Also we love how her hair was tousled up casually to give an out-of-bed look It can’t get better than this What do you think about the covers Let us know in the comments below For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Onno Ruhl Ede Ijjasz Vasquez | Published: March 24 2016 12:19 am Floods in Uttarakhand in 2013 (Source: File photo) Top News Chennai 2015 Srinagar 2014 Uttarakhand 2013 Mumbai 2005 These disastrous floods remind us that without proper planning unusually heavy rains in densely populated areas can brew a deadly cocktail for disaster The issue is not just India’s alone In our rapidly urbanising world making towns and cities safer is emerging as one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century — be it for a natural disaster a health epidemic or any other largescale calamity Therefore today as India massively ramps up infrastructure and promotes smart cities it’s time to build resilience into the blueprint for the future strengthen cities’ ability to respond to a disaster as well as to recover rapidly if it does occur From the time a super-cyclone hit Odisha in 1999 and a devastating earthquake shook Gujarat in 2001 India has sought to build a safer disaster-resilient nation Not surprisingly Odisha and Gujarat were among the first states to set up institutions to deal specifically with disasters Then in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami and following legislation in 2005 the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) was established in 2006 At the global level too efforts to boost urban resilience are gaining momentum In 2014 nine institutions including the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) — the world’s largest fund for disaster prevention and recovery — announced the Resilient Cities Initiative a worldwide collaboration to make cities safer Lessons from across the world show that much can be done to reduce risk even in complex urban scenarios To increase resilience critical infrastructure and services — schools hospitals water electricity communications systems transportation etc — will need to be built or retrofitted to withstand multiple hazards so that they continue to function in an emergency India’s coastal areas are making a beginning with a number of projects including the Union government’s National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project (NCRMP) building the resilience of power infrastructure by placing electrical cables underground among other measures Preventing urban flooding will be equally critical Already floods are the most frequent of all natural calamities and with the likely growth in high rainfall events storm surges and sea-level rise urban vulnerability will only increase Seoul has tackled frequent flooding by combining hydraulic modelling of stormwater drains with the strategic placement of sophisticated pumping stations allowing flood waters to be pumped out into the sea in times of heavy rain Buenos Aires too has controlled this hazard after two crucial tunnels were constructed in its flood-prone central area Similarly it will be important to upgrade waste collection as carelessly handled garbage and construction debris are a major cause of clogged water outlets While modern technology can help forecast floods and cyclones no precise methods exist to predict earthquakes Enforcing building codes will therefore be imperative especially in India where almost 60 per cent of the landmass is seismically vulnerable The risk is particularly high in the Himalayan states where several strong earthquakes have resulted in sizeable loss of life and property Nonetheless urban development has proceeded apace and despite the introduction of building codes in the 1960s a large percentage of structures fails to meet standards and many are too high for an earthquake-prone region Today Istanbul has emerged as one of the most proactive cities in the world in safeguarding against seismic risks The city has retrofitted more than 700 public buildings and trained more than 450000 people in disaster preparedness In an interesting innovation Madagascar has made both builders and approvers liable for the safety of a building Other measures will also be important All towns and cities will benefit by collecting and sharing data on population densities critical infrastructure buildings etc enabling them to direct urban growth to safer places The NCRMP being implemented by the NDMA is doing just this by developing a digital platform that will help determine vulnerabilities to weather-related events along India’s coastline This will help define land-use along the 7500-km coast — three-fourths of which is cyclone-prone — and determine how strong we need to build to save lives Should a disaster strike a swift response can keep casualties low After the Gujarat earthquake flattened towns and villages the state established emergency response centres across its territory equipped them with specialised search and rescue equipment and outfitted emergency vehicles so that they could navigate narrow city lanes expeditiously Recently Odisha Andhra Pradesh and Uttarakhand have established their own disaster response forces Involving local communities is also critically important In Odisha for example local volunteers have been trained as first responders and equipped to provide first-aid and conduct search and rescue operations with special evacuation procedures to be followed for the disabled and elderly In Gujarat all schools including rural ones conduct exhaustive earthquake and fire drills that instil a deeprooted culture of safety and preparedness Another oft-repeated measure but nonetheless critical will be to pare down the multiplicity of urban authorities and align them with disaster-conscious ways of thinking Today with over $22 billion in support the World Bank is helping India better prepare for natural disasters and recover stronger from those that occur Over 60 per cent of this support is deployed in India’s coastal states to build resilience against cyclones and related hazards Support is also ongoing to several states that have been hit by disasters — after the Kosi floods in Bihar in 2008 the 2013 floods in Uttarakhand Cyclone Phailin in Odisha in 2013 Cyclone Hudhud in Andhra in 2014 and the Jhelum and Tawi floods in 2014 Ruhl is World Bank country director for India Ijjasz-Vasquez is senior director of the World Bank’s social urban rural and resilience global practice For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by M J Akbar | Published: July 1 2016 12:24 am Nationalism is not the issue There is no point being a nation if you do not want nationalism Top News In the very same week that politics was shredding history’s most ambitious League of Nations football was embracing Europeans in the fold of sports proving once again that competition does not have to escalate into conflict Football is terribly noisy and fans can become boorish but there is never real rancour — nothing that cannot be washed away at the corner pub once the hurly-burly’s done Disruptive (as distinct from constructive) politics on the other hand feasts on the fear of the unknown the most dangerous territory in human psychology Sports limits consequences; it is only a game without quite being only a game Nationalism is not the issue There is no point being a nation if you do not want nationalism The problem is the imbalance which tips whole populations towards aggression in the name of some higher cause The key to both existence and co-existence is not non-violence because violence is sometimes a practical necessity against killers; it is the balance An international competition is meaningless without national spirit Each country has a character which is over and above the psyche of an individual A footballer changes when he shifts from club to country The evidence is there on your television set; just watch closely The French surge best from embattled positions The Germans prefer surgery calm clinical precise They score a goal in quite the same way that they make a Mercedes The English do not hit and run for that would be uncharacteristic They run and hit — and mostly these days miss In European politics they miss the point on a European playing field they miss the goalposts The Spanish have become a bit like their national anthem all music and no words Win or lose the Irish never give up The great puzzle however is Italy They are playing measured thoughtful and sometimes thought-provoking football as if the tempest in their arteries has been bottled in the container of discipline I believe that they have placed their consuming flair and flamboyance in the safe custody of their coach whose behaviour on the sidelines consequently is reassuringly bizarre Italy wants to win Do I detect proof of Europe’s anger over Brexit in the pre-match support and post-match celebrations of Iceland’s victory over England Ten per cent of Iceland’s population flew to France to watch the game and an astonishing 988 per cent watched the game Patriotism or even exultation at Iceland’s progress cannot quite explain this for even the most optimistic Viking could not have hoped for victory Consider the facts: Iceland’s captain can only manage to find a place in the second division of the English league; their goalkeeper is a part-time filmmaker; and their coach till very recently was a dentist But never underestimate the rage of the aggrieved in a one-sided divorce Now that the Brexit typhoon has made landfall and wreckage is being counted the law of unintended consequences is beginning to kick in England has gained a nation but seven decades after it lost an empire it has now abandoned a kingdom Europe could counter-intuitively emerge stronger for nothing is more restorative than a wake-up call Its leaders must admit that they must cull the reach of Brussels and pack off the tailor who insists that one-size-fits-all Here is a further suggestion Europe’s biggest mistake is to ignore the vicious war that is going on at its geographical doorstep literally a few miles from its easternmost Mediterranean island across the Levant Iraq and north Africa perpetrated by theocrats living centuries behind reality Europe may want to leave the war alone The war will not leave Europe alone Terrorists who strike cities from Istanbul to London and beyond are telling us that The despairing and desperate refugees fleeing from this war are telling us that Why do we refuse to listen Wars are not won by long and bitter conferences about refugee camps They are won by meeting the enemy on its preferred battlefield The things one learns from a football tournament: There are apparently four countries and not just Spain with anthems without words Spain did have lyrics for 217 years until it discovered the virtues of democracy in 1978 Their anthem had too much of the ethos of ancient regimes Since 1978 the Spanish have not been able to achieve consensus on any alternative set of verses The fault lies not in poets dear reader but in the usual suspects Perhaps by the Euro of 2116 the people of Spain will get a complete anthem The writer is national spokesperson of the BJP For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Los Angeles | Updated: November 18 2015 12:47 pm Two months after Paul Walker’s daughter Meadow filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche the car company has revealed the actor was responsible for his own death (Source: Reuters) Related News Two months after Paul Walker’s daughter Meadow filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche the car company has revealed the actor was responsible for his own death Meadow 16 brought the case against the company in September reported People magazine In the documents the car company “alleges that Mr Walker knowingly and voluntarily assumed all risk perils and danger in respect to the use of the subject 2005 Carrera GT that the perils risk and dangers were open and obvious and known to him and that he chose to conduct himself in a manner as toexpose himself to such perils dangers and risks thus assuming all the risks involved in using the vehicle “Mr Walker’s voluntary assumption of the risk should bar the plaintiff’s recovery or in the alternative should reduce the plaintiff’s right to recovery from PCNA in an amount equivalent to Mr Walker’s fault” Share This Article Related Article The lawsuit added that if the seatbelt were not flawed Walker may have been able to exit the vehicle before it caught fire – which was allegedly caused by faulty “rubber fuel lines” The “Fast and Furious” actor died in the collision in November of 2013 after his friend Roger Rodas – who was driving – lost control of the vehicle resulting in the accident that killed both For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Nihal Koshie | Dharamsala | Updated: June 24 2016 1:44 pm BCCI had initially floated the idea of hosting a mini-IPL last September in the UAE (Source: IPL) Top News THE BCCI is planning to hold a three-week mini-IPL in the US involving all the eight teams a member of the Twenty20 league’s governing council told The Indian Express “Space can be created on the cricket calendar because the T20 Champions League has been scrapped We are proposing that all eight teams participate in the mini-IPL The venue has not been finalised but the US is one of the options” said the official on condition of anonymity The idea was mooted during a meet of the council in Dharmasala on Thursday the official said adding that other venues including those in the UAE where a part of IPL-7 was held may also be considered The proposal to conduct the mini-IPL is likely to come up for ratification at the BCCI’s working committee meeting to be held in Dharmasala on Friday “We are likely to discuss the feasibility of the mini-IPL We need to identify a slot for the tournament because we want as many star players to participate as possible” the official said The board had initially floated the idea of hosting a mini-IPL last September in the UAE which has a sizeable Indian diaspora At the time the plan was to have only the top four teams playing in a league format leading to a knockout “Teams have been sounded about the proposal to conduct the mini-IPL They are keen to broaden their fan base and increase the popularity of the league in other parts of the world too” the official said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Rio De Janeiro | Published: August 20 2016 3:01 am Lochte Bentz and Conger have returned to the United States (Source: AP) Top News US gold medalist swimmer Ryan Lochte on Friday apologised for his behaviour at the Olympics after being accused by Brazilian police of inventing a story about an armed robbery to cover for some bad behaviour at a gas station “I should have been much more responsible in how I handled myself and for that am sorry to my team mates” he said on Instagram Lochte together with fellow US swimmers Gunnar Bentz Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen were found to have fabricated a story about being robbed by gunmen posing as policemen Lochte Bentz and Conger have returned to the United States while Feigen was still in Brazil on Friday morning Feigen will pay $11000 to a Brazilian charity police said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: June 28 2016 2:07 pm Vijender Singh will face Kerry Hope on July 16 Thyagaraj Sports Complex (Source: Express Photo) Top News Indian boxing sensation Vijender Singh on Tuesdaysaid he is doing high intensity training ahead of his much-awaited title fight at home and hopes to “knockout” Australian Kerry Hope early for the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Championship crown here on July 16 Undefeated in his six fights so far Vijender is currently training hard in Manchester under globally acclaimed trainer Lee Beard “With less than three weeks to go for my maiden title fight am really excited to compete in front of my home crowd Competing in front of my own people will be a very big moment for me and I don’t want to lose this chance” the 30-year-old who will face Kerry at Thyagaraj Sports Complex here said “I have started high intensity training two weeks ago to compete in the first 10 rounder fight for Asia Pacific title and working hard to win this I have seen videos of Kerry he is a good opponent but I am training really hard to be ready for what my opponent has” His training regime includes — shadow boxing in front of a mirror which helps to perfect technique and practice both offensive and defensive exercises sparring between 12 rounds which enhances all facets of boxing skills and techniques Floor Work that builds up strength Pad Work which increases speed coordination and timing His rival Kerry Hope a former European champion has openly challenged Vijender before this title fight terming the Indian as an amateur and not in his league Vijender said: “If Kerry comes forward and throws shots then anyone who has done that in the past has got knocked out so if he leaves himself open my natural strength will play a big part Every fight I go into I believe I will win Doubt isthe enemy I believe he’s not as strong as me and he’s not training like I’m training “I have read his statement but don’t want to react on this All I can say is that I am preparing for 16 July and my punches will reply to overconfident Kerry Hope I am confident of winning this game and making my countrymen proud” Vijender said he wants to win this championship title not only for himself but also for his fans “The audience will be sitting there and rooting for me I want to play for them I love the feeling of your own people cheering for you it gives you a different kind of a boost and motivates you to keep hitting those punches” Although Kerry is more experienced than Vijender with an impressive record of 23 wins from 30 fights but the Indian isready to give him a tough time in the ring “I don’t think fighting Kerry is a problem sure he might be more experienced but it all depends on the punches and thestrength you show in the ring at the time of the fight The title is mine and I will make sure that everyone is proud ofthat moment” Vijender said For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News Vidyut is shown arguing with the Police Inspector that he is innocent. how do you copyright a combination of colours? “Jitendra left for his house on Wednesday night, India took the lead minutes after the break as Ritu scored the opener off a penalty corner.their worst nightmare would be a killer armed with stakes and silver, ? 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