Domestic flights to resume on May 25

  • Domestic flights across the country will resume on May 25 after a two­ month ban. The government will also cap airfares for different routes.
  • Airports will operate at one-­third of their capacity, and airlines will start a third of their flights,” a senior official of the Ministry of Civil Aviation said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
  • “The government will also fix minimum and maximum airfares as a temporary measure,” the official added. Airlines will not be required to leave seats empty, but it is learnt that passengers may be required to wear face shields.

Nepal’s new political map unacceptable, says India

  • Nepal’s new official map is “artificial” and unacceptable to India, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Wednesday after Kathmandu unveiled a new political map that claimed Kalapani, Limpiyadhura and Lipulekh of Uttarakhand as part of its sovereign territory.
  • The new map was launched at a press conference in Kathmandu by Minister of Land Management Padma Kumari Aryal, who said the government of Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli is committed to protecting the territorial integrity of the country.


Haryana rolls back decision to resume inter­State bus service

  • Two days after it announced to resume inter­State bus service, the Haryana government on Wednesday rolled back its decision.
  • State Home and Health Minister Anil Vij said the decision to not ply inter­ State buses was taken after he apprised Chief Minister Manohar Lal about the practical difficulties amid the COVID­-19 pandemic. Bus services within the State, however, will continue to run on selected routes, he said.