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International News
Air India allowed by Saudi to use its airspace to fly to Israel: Netanyahu
 
(Washington, Mar 6, 2018): Air India has been allowed by Saudi Arabia to fly over its territory on its new route from New Delhi to Tel Aviv, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today, an unprecedented move which would reduce travel time between the two cities by two and a half hours.

India's national carrier Air India is scheduled to begin its direct flight between New Delhi and Tel Aviv in few weeks from now.

Interacting with reporters after his meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House, Netanyahu said that Air India has signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia over the matter.

"Air India signed an agreement today to fly to Israel over Saudi Arabia," Netanyahu said.

So far Saudi Arabia has not allowed planes from any country to fly over it and go to Israel.

Israel does not have diplomatic ties with Saudi Arabia, but it was reported that the two nations have been working covertly on their shared security concerns over Iran after the 2015 nuclear accord, which both governments strongly opposed.

Such a permission by Saudi Arabia would reduce the air travel time from New Delhi to Tel Aviv by Air India from about eight hours to five and a half hours, Netanyahu said.

Netanyahu said that as a result of the short travel of Air India, the Israeli national carrier El Al would be at disadvantage both in terms of cost and travel time.

He said he is in talks with the national carrier so that it is not hurt economically.

Meanwhile in New Delhi, an Air India spokesperson reacting to Prime Minister Netanyahu's statement said, "We are yet to receive any communication from the Indian regulator."

Air India has sought permission from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation for thrice-a-week flight from Delhi to Tel Aviv.

Israel's Ministry of Tourism will approve a one-time grant of 750,000 euros to Air to launch the flight service, an official said in Jerusalem last month.(PTI)


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White House spokesperson Sanders says she was kicked out of restaurant
Germany: Huge explosion rips through apartment building, leaves 25 injured
Boko Haram raid kills five in Nigeria: residents
Musharraf says he has not quit politics
UN slams Trump over child detentions
Trump tells GOP to 'stop wasting their time' on immigration
Turkey hits back at Trump, imposes tariffs on US goods worth $1.8 bn
Israeli Prime Minister's wife charged with fraud
Iran lawyer arrested after claiming executed man innocent
UK PM calls US images of migrant children 'deeply disturbing'
Merkel, Macron search for reforms to halt EU 'disintegration'
S Korea, US confirm suspending military drills
Iraq force accuses US of killing 22 of its fighters in Syria
Merkel gets ultimatum from hardline ally over migrants
Nigeria: 31 people killed in twin suicide blasts
1 dead, 20 injured in New Jersey arts festival shooting
Pakistan SC bars Musharraf from contesting election
N Korea no longer a nuclear threat: Trump
Former president Maldives and chief justice sentenced for obstruction of justice
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
I am a big flop actor: Karan Johar
 (Mumbai, May 5, 2018): Filmmaker Karan Johar is in mood to take up full-fledged acting jobs.  
Bittersweet moment for us: Akshaye on Vinod Khanna's Dadasaheb Phalke honour
Happy Sonam is getting married, Anand a great guy: Harshvardhan Kapoor
Auctioning 'Rustom' costume for good cause: Akshay Kumar
KERALA NEWS
Kerala among 13 states on thunderstorm alert
 (New Delhi, May 7, 2018): Thunderstorms accompanied by squall, hail and heavy rains are likel
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Malappuram press club attack: RSS workers nabbed
Workers injured in mudslide at construction site
NATIONAL NEWS
Dantewada: Goods train derailed, Naxal hands suspected
 (Dantewada, June 24, 2018):Eight coaches and engine of a goods train travelling through Dante
GST rides on federalism: Narendra Modi
15 Killed, 10 Injured as Tractor-trolley Falls Into Canal in Telangana
AP will be torn apart if 'monkey gangs' come to power: CM
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