Actor Kit Harington, who played Jon Snow on the hit HBO show Game of Thrones has sparked rumours of his characters' return after he was seen sporting Jon Snow's iconic locks at Wimbledon.

    Back in January, Harington -- who had revealed that he is contractually obligated to keep his hair long for the duration of the show -- appeared, with shorter hair at the premiere of his movie Testament of Youth. The fact that he has now grown his hair back has sparked speculation that he will reprise his role as Jon on the fantasy drama series, reports aceshowbiz.com.

    Jon was last seen bleeding out after he was betrayed and stabbed in the fifth season finale.

    Addressing his character's fate on the show, Harington said in June: "I'm quite dead. It's over for Jon Snow - at the very least, he gets to join his family and kin and leave this terrible world behind."

    However, his co-star Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen, believes there is a chance that Jon would return to the upcoming season six.

    "There are some helpful people there, who could bring Jon back to life. If I had to bet, I would say it's a 50/50 chance," she said in an interview.

Etihad pays $70 mn to Jet for three Heathrow slots

  • PTI, Mumbai
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  • Updated: Feb 27, 2013 16:27 IST

In what is seen as a step towardsclosing its proposed investment plans in Jet Airways, Etihad Airways on Wednesday said it has paid $70 million to buy three slots of the Naresh Goyal-promoted airline at Heathrow airport in London.

"Etihad Airways can confirm that it has concluded a transaction with Jet to purchase Jet's three pairs of Heathrow slots for $70 million. The purchase is part of a sale and lease back agreement signed yesterday," Etihad said in a statement.

The statement further said Jet will continue to operate flights to London utilising these slots.

The deal further strengthens the existing commercial relationship between the two airlines, which came into effect in July 2008, making provision for codesharing, Etihad said.

On the ongoing stake sale talks between the two, Etihad said they continue to progress with discussions about further investment in Jet.

However, on the 24% proposed stake sale to Etihad, Jet sources said, Jet has reportedly agreed to cede more management control, including more board positions to Etihad. However, this could not be officially verified with either Jet or Etihad officials.

This is to enable sealing the deal that has of late hit some airpockets with the UAE-based airline saying that it wanted to relook at its investment plan in Jet.

The market cheered the development, ramping up Jet share prices by 20% to Rs. 520 on the BSE on Wednesday, whose main gauge was trading up 170 points at 1430 hrs.

If materialised, this will be second FDI in the domestic aviation sector after Malaysian carrier AirAsia announced a 49:51% partnership with Tatas and Telestra Tradepalce of Arun Bhatia in the middle of this month to launch a low-cost airline.

 

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