Kolkata comes up with ‘pet-friendly’ themed Durga Puja Pandal, Himachal removes ban on river rafting and paragliding but imposes a ban on trekking and more in top stories of the day.
Kolkata comes up with ‘pet-friendly’ themed Durga Puja Pandal
As the festival of Durga Puja is nearing, people are coming ahead with one creative idea after the other. A similar example was seen in North Kolkata’s Bidhan Sarani Atlas Club which came up with the first of its kind ‘Pet-friendly’ Puja Pandal.
In the idol, the ‘Asur’ was replaced by two street dogs who were seen praying for shelter before Maa Durga, showcasing the theme of ‘Shelter for pets’. Also, the ‘Asur’ has been depicted riding a motorcycle and crushing the small puppies under its wheel. It represents those people, who hate pets and torture street dogs. This year Durga Puja begins on October 1 with Maha Shashti and will end on October 5 with Maha Dasami.
Himachal removes ban on river rafting and paragliding but imposes a ban on trekking
Himachal Pradesh has finally lifted the ban on water and aero sports. Now travellers can enjoy paragliding and river rafting like before. However, those wishing to go on a trekking expedition on high-altitude mountains can’t do so as such activity has been banned for the time being.
For those who don’t know, Himachal imposes a ban from July to mid-September (every year) on paragliding because of the monsoons. As far as trekking is concerned, the activity will remain banned in the state until further notice as the higher peaks have already started experiencing snowfall and a significant fall in temperature has also been noticed. Recently, there were many incidents where trekkers were stranded, and the state had to intervene. Hence, a ban has been imposed on trekking on mountains and passes above 15000 ft.
ITA Airways announces direct flights between Rome and Delhi starting December 3
ITA Airways, Italy’s state-owned flag carrier airline, is expanding its intercontinental network and has announced a new flight from Rome Fiumicino to New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport effective from December 03, 2022.
Tickets for the new direct flight between Rome and New Delhi are available for sale on all ITA Airways’ sales channels. According to ITA Airways, the new route will be operated with Airbus A330s, with three weekly frequencies every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday beginning December 3, 2022, departing from Rome Fiumicino Airport at 02:10 p.m. and a 02:00 a.m. arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.
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