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August 23, 2017 6:03 AM Only one plane lands in Hong Kong International Airport as Typhoon Hato wreaks havoc with flight schedules

A plane from the Netherlands was the only flight to land in Hong Kong on Wednesday morning as a severe typhoon wreaked havoc on the airport. In extremely challenging conditions, with wind speeds of between 80km/h and 113km/h buffeting the aircraft, KLM flight 887 from Amsterdam, landed at 10.33am at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). An Ethiopian 50

August 17, 2017 1:02 AM Scientists potentially narrow MH370 search area to 3 spots

CANBERRA, Australia — Scientists have potentially narrowed the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner to three specific locations in the southern Indian Ocean through new satellite and drift analysis of the 2014 crash released Wednesday. But the Australian Transport Safety Bureau cautioned that the drift analysis by Australian science agency 33

August 13, 2017 3:18 PM Rescheduled Hajj flights cause disruptions for regular passengers

In a bid to make more aircraft available for rescheduled Hajj flights, the national flag carrier has cancelled all Dhaka-Doha flights till August 26 As a result of rescheduled Hajj flights, regular flights of Biman Bangladesh airlines are set to face disruptions. To date, a total of 25 slots allocated to Hajj flights have been cancelled as pilgrims failed 27

August 13, 2017 8:37 AM Over 68,000 Bangladeshi pilgrims yet to arrive in Saudi Arabia for Hajj

According to the Bangladesh Hajj Office in Makkah, 58,361 pilgrims have arrived in the Middle Eastern country until Saturday, which means 68,837 are waiting back in Bangladesh to board a flight. The Hajj will fall on Aug 30 this year, depending on moon sighting. Saudi authorities will issue visas for pilgrims until Aug 17and the last Hajj flight from Dhaka 43

August 6, 2017 11:19 AM NACOB arrests agent for exporting Pangolin scales

The Intelligent Unit of the Narcotics Control Board has arrested Prosper Kumako, an agent who facilitated the exportation of Pangolin Scales from Ghana to Malaysia, Nana Kofi Adu-Nsiah, Executive Director, Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission, has said. Mr Adu-Nsiah at a press briefing in Accra said Mr Kumako confessed that on June 13, 2017, he exported 60

August 5, 2017 6:22 AM Canada issues imminent terror attack on Ghana

The minority in parliament is demanding immediate action from government to assure the safety of the public after a number of travel warnings issued by the US, UK and Canada to their citizens visiting Ghana. The countries are pointing to an increase in pick pocketing, extortion from police officers at checkpoints and fraud in the West African country 82

August 3, 2017 4:02 PM Bawumia explains efforts being made to ensure customs clearance in 4 hours

Below is the Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia's full address explaining who government was working to ensure a paperless port. We are here today because of the general dissatisfaction about the efficiency of our port operations. From government as the owner of the port to users of the port. (shipping lines, exporters, importers, terminal operators) 54

August 3, 2017 6:48 AM Kano Pilgrims Board secures 3200 visas

“The board has made all necessary arrangements for a hitch-free hajj operation, ” he said. This year, the Saudi government launched the E-visas programme for the hajj pilgrims. The National Commissioner disclosed that the Federal Government approved three Nigerian Airlines namely Medview Airline, Max Air, Azman Air and one foreign airline, Flynas from Saudi 33

August 3, 2017 6:48 AM Biman wants more slots in Saudi Arabia to transport Hajj pilgrims

Aiming to resolve the ongoing uncertainty over Hajj flights, Biman Bangladesh Airlines has applied to Saudi Arabian civil aviation authority to allot more slots (landing permission) for transporting Hajj pilgrims. Shakil Meraj, general manager and spokesperson of Biman, confirmed the matter to the Dhaka Tribune on Wednesday, saying: “We need more slots 43

August 2, 2017 7:45 PM 2016 Hajj backlog to be cleared this year – Hajj Board

Prospective pilgrims who paid their monies but could not embark on the pilgrimage to Mecca last year due to flight challenges will be allowed to travel this year. Chairman of the Hajj Board, Sheikh I. C. Quaye, who gave the assurance, said mechanisms have been put in place to clear the backlog of would-be pilgrims. Over 450 prospective pilgrims who paid their 38