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Qatar Restores Full Relations With Iran, Deepening Gulf Feud

)Although there was no official explanation for the visit, the Saudi news media played up Sheikh Abdullah’s visit as the beginning of a potential challenge to the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.Since the dispute flared in June, Iran has provided Qatar with sea shipments of fresh food and allowed a stream of Qatari airplanes to cross its airspace.

Contemporary Art Steams Up the Hudson

” Simard, who died in 2014, was a partner in the gallery and an avid collector of African art.It provides an almost comically sleek home for the Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu collection of postwar and recent Italian art.

‘Metro rail policy stresses on states to improve viability’

The new metro rail policy empowers states, by putting the onus on them to improve project viability by stressing on economic viability and private participation, according to a recent ICRA report.“The new metro rail policy will increase the state government’s role and responsibility in developing the new metro projects,” K Ravichandran, Senior Vice-President and Group-Head, Corporate Ratings, ICRA, said in a statement.

LeT among 64 groups barred from collecting hides on Eid in Pakistan

The Ministry of Interior said that any group collecting hides should get the ‘No Objection Certificate’ by the chief civil administrator of each district where the group was planning to collect hides.Those banned included 64 outfits including Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Lashkar-i-Jhangvi, Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan, Balochistan National Liberation Army and others.

MMRDA car depot: Centre’s nod for transfer of Airports Authority of India plot in Mumbai

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for transfer of a 40-acre Airports Authority of India (AAI) plot in Dahisar to the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to build a metro car depot, MMRDA officials confirmed on Wednesday.“There will be a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Airports Authority of India (AAI), Government of Maharashtra (GoM) and MMRDA.

India eyes remote air traffic control towers for regional airports

The technology, used in countries including Australia, Canada, Ireland and Sweden, enables flights at multiple airports to be monitored from one location, reducing the need for air traffic controllers and physical towers at every airport.The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has initiated a study on remote monitoring of flights, with a recommendation expected in September, one of the sources said.

Uttar Pradesh Council bypoll on Sept 15; CM Yogi Adityanath may take Upper House route

The Election Commission on Thursday announced the bypoll schedule for four vacant seats of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council, which might enable Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to take the Upper House route to enter the legislature before a six-month window expires next month.If Adityanath chooses the council route, he will become the third successive chief minister, after Akhilesh Yadav (SP) and Mayawati (BSP), to become member of the upper house.

Govt tweaks regional air connectivity scheme UDAN

To improve regional air connectivity, the government today announced increasing viability gap funding for helicopter operators and allowing smaller planes, among other concessions, under the UDAN scheme.The regional connectivity scheme — UDAN — seeks to connect unserved and under-served airports as well as make flying more affordable as fares are capped at Rs 2,500 for one-hour flights.

Pakistan-born man jailed for pipe bomb plot in UK

A 43-year-old Pakistan-born man with an Italian passport has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in the UK for trying to smuggle a pipe bomb onto a plane at Manchester Airport.Nadeem Muhammad had been convicted of possessing explosives with intent to endanger life at Manchester Crown Court earlier this month.