GoaAir may start flights to Bhutan from New Delhi

first_imgMumbai: Wadia group-promoted budget carrier GoAir is likely to commence flight services to Bhutan from New Delhi, a source said Thursday. GoAir, which started flying international from October last year, currently operates to Phuket, Male, Abu Dhabi and Muscat. Last week, it announced expansion of its international operations to three new markets, Bangkok, Dubai and Kuwait, besides launch of services on four new routes. “GoAir is all set to start flight services to Paro (Bhutan) from New Delhi. An announcement to this effect is expected to be made very soon,” a source privy to the development told PTI. GoAir’s response to a query on this issue was awaited. Following the launch of the services, GoAir will become the first domestic private carrier to fly to Bhutan. The city-based airline, which launched its domestic operations in November 2005, was granted flying rights in August 2016 to operate to nine countries, including China, Vietnam, Maldives, Kazakhstan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, among others.last_img read more

Parliament ignites over Vijayakalas statement Speaker launches probe

Kariyawasam said he spoke with Maheswaran over her speech and she had responded by saying that she had made the speech after being emotionally taken back by the recent murder of the six year old girl.Parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekera said that Maheswaran must be removed from Parliament for making a statement which looks to divide the country. United National Party General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said the United National Party did not agree with the statement made by Maheswaran. Jayasuriya later launched an investigation into the speech made by Maheswaran and sought the Attorney General’s advice to see if the Constitution had been violated through the speech. (Colombo Gazette) Some United National Party members called on Maheswaran to resign from her Ministerial post.Parliament sittings were later briefly suspended when the opposition protested over the speech made by Maheswaran.The tense situation continued as sittings resumed and Speaker Karu Jayasuriya adjourned Parliament till tomorrow (4th). Parliament was forced to be adjourned till tomorrow after a tense situation arose today over a recent speech made by United National Party Parliamentarian and State Minister of Child Affairs Vijayakala Maheswaran.Maheswaran had reportedly said that the LTTE needs to be back in order to ensure incidents like that of the recent murder of a child in Jaffna does not take place. United National Party Parliamentarian S.M Marikkar slammed the State Minister for making such a speech saying she had violated the Constitution in the process. read more