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Priyanka Chopra is ‘so jealous’ of bikini clad Parineeti Chopra’s Turkey vacay
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Priyanka Chopra is ‘so jealous’ of bikini clad Parineeti Chopra’s Turkey vacay

[ad_1] Parineeti Chopra is enjoying the success of her latest onscreen offering alongside Arjun Kapoor, Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar. And the actor took some time off for a much needed vacation as she jetted off to Turkey, making cousin Priyanka Chopra Jonas 'so jealous'. By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Alfea Jamal, Hindustan Times, Delhi PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2021 01:38 PM IST Parineeti Chopra was missing from the big screen for quite a while, but when the Ishaqzaade actor finally did appear on our screens alongside Arjun Kapoor in Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, the actor blew away audiences with her convincing performance of Sandy aka Sandeep Walia, an ambitious woman who turns righteous after a tumultuous experience.And after much hardwork and spending most of the coronavirus lockd...
Tourist guides struggle to make ends meet as pandemic hits sector hardest
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Tourist guides struggle to make ends meet as pandemic hits sector hardest

[ad_1] Faheem Khan, a government-registered tourist guide, familiarised foreign tourists to Delhi at Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)-protected monuments in the city until March last year when the Covid-19 pandemic prompted a nationwide lockdown. As someone who largely guided foreign tourists, Khan could not fully resume work even after lockdown restrictions were eased. The surge in Covid-19 cases this summer worsened the situation of guides such as Khan. They say they do not expect the situation to get better as foreign tourists were unlikely to return anytime sooner. “International flights were stopped... Since then, our work has halted,” said Khan, a Persian language expert with a doctorate from Jawaharlal Nehru University.Financial distressWith all his savings drying up and no s...
IndiGo faces worse-than-expected loss due to Covid crises
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IndiGo faces worse-than-expected loss due to Covid crises

[ad_1] The carrier, operated by InterGlobe Aviation Ltd., posted a loss of 11.5 billion rupees ($157 million) in the three months through March, its fourth quarter. That compared with a loss of 8.7 billion rupees a year ago. The average forecast from analysts was for a loss of 4.5 billion rupees.“This has been a very difficult year with our revenues slumping hard due to Covid, showing some signs of recovery during the period December to February and then slumping again with the second wave of the Covid,” Chief Executive Officer Ronojoy Dutta said in the statement. “While we have seen a sharp decline in revenues in March through May, we are encouraged by the modest revenue improvements starting last week of May and continuing through June.”While the pandemic has pushed many airlines arou...
Coronavirus pandemic: Here’s what it’s like to visit Rome right now
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Coronavirus pandemic: Here’s what it’s like to visit Rome right now

[ad_1] At sunset, the tables that spill outside Canova bar in Rome’s Piazza del Popolo are bathed in golden light as couples and groups of friends drink spritzes and nibble on canapés for their aperitivo. It’s the ideal spot for locals to wind down after work—or for travelers to refuel before heading up Pincio hill to watch the sun descend against the silhouette of St Peter’s Dome. For months, Canova sat quiet. Now, humming with life, it’s a sight most Italians had almost forgotten.Since last March, the Eternal City has seen countless changes to its normal rhythms. While it hasn’t suffered from the pandemic as drastically as the country’s northern regions, where Covid-19 caseloads and deaths were significantly higher per capita, its restaurants and bars have followed a 6 p.m. closing ti...
Melbourne extends Covid-19 lockdown for a week as coronavirus cluster grows
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Melbourne extends Covid-19 lockdown for a week as coronavirus cluster grows

[ad_1] Melbourne has been the epicenter of Australia’s battle to eliminate Covid-19 and is now in its fourth lockdown since the coronavirus pandemic began. The current cluster originated from a breach in a hotel that was being used to quarantine Australians returning from overseas. Bloomberg | UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2021 09:35 AM IST Melbourne’s lockdown will be extended beyond the initial seven days as authorities struggle to contain a Covid-19 cluster that’s grown to 60.The current restrictions will remain in place in Melbourne for a further seven days, Victoria state acting Premier James Merlino told reporters in Melbourne on Wednesday. The lockdown in the city and the rest of the state started on Friday. Restrictions in regional areas are proposed to begin easing from 11:59pm ...
No more coronavirus restrictions for Egypt from June 1, cabinet says
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No more coronavirus restrictions for Egypt from June 1, cabinet says

[ad_1] Egypt will lift restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus, including easing the early closure of shops and restaurants, from Tuesday, the cabinet said.Since May 6, stores, malls and restaurants had to close by 9 pm after a rise in infections.Egypt imposed strict measures at the start of the pandemic, closing its airspace and setting nightly curfews to combat the spread of the virus, but it has remained largely open since June 2020.As part of its efforts to save the tourism sector, it completed vaccinating workers in all hotels in Southern Sinai and Red Sea provinces and plans to vaccinate all residents of the two resorts of Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheik, the cabinet said on Sunday.Tourism revenue, an important source of foreign currency for Egypt, plunged by 70% in...
Egypt to wow back tourists amid Covid-19 with new ancient artifacts in museums
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Egypt to wow back tourists amid Covid-19 with new ancient artifacts in museums

[ad_1] Workers dig and ferry wheelbarrows laden with sand to open a new shaft at a bustling archaeological site outside of Cairo, while a handful of Egyptian archaeologists supervise from garden chairs. The dig is at the foot of the Step Pyramid of Djoser, arguably the world’s oldest pyramid, and is one of many recent excavations that are yielding troves of ancient artifacts from the country’s largest archaeological site.As some European countries re-open to international tourists, Egypt has already been trying for months to attract them to its archaeological sites and museums. Officials are betting that the new ancient discoveries will set it apart on the mid- and post-pandemic tourism market. They need visitors to come back in force to inject cash into the tourism industry, a pillar o...