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Some also feel that these are marketing gimmicks to attract traveller’s attention.(Photo: Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Mumbai-based travel agency claims to develop vaccine tourism; irks travellers and travel industry

By Sanchita Kalra | Hindustan Times, Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2020 05:31 PM IST
The viral post left plenty travel agents and travellers infuriated who expressed concerns over such schemes
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Mr. Sarkar predicts that there will be at least 3000 customers lined up in each city, every month, who would need travel finance of the kind provided by TravelKaroo.
Mr. Sarkar predicts that there will be at least 3000 customers lined up in each city, every month, who would need travel finance of the kind provided by TravelKaroo.

Sarkar gives an innovative way to boost air travel in India, launches TravelKaroo

UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 06:16 PM IST
To take care of the travel agents as well as the travellers, an innovative company has been launched recently and it is called TravelKaroo.
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The farmer in a suicide note said he was taking the extreme step as a travel agent who had taken Rs 10 lakh from him to help him go abroad was not returning the money(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The farmer in a suicide note said he was taking the extreme step as a travel agent who had taken Rs 10 lakh from him to help him go abroad was not returning the money(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Farmer ends life after travel agent fails to return Rs 10 lakh

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 06:48 PM IST
Had taken money in 2013 for helping him go abroad and settle there, sister of deceased alleges in police complaint
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Rs 20 lakh was withdrawn illegally in 29 transactions from 12 midnight to early in the morning on June 1 from a travel agent’s bank account.(PTI)
Rs 20 lakh was withdrawn illegally in 29 transactions from 12 midnight to early in the morning on June 1 from a travel agent’s bank account.(PTI)

Rs 20 lakh withdrawn illegally from travel agent’s bank account

UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 11:06 PM IST
Cash withdrawn through 29 transactions, victim says no messages received from bank seeking one-time password (OTP) to authorise the payment
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Stuck in Dubai for 6 months, 14 youth return to Amritsar

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Amritsar, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2020 10:07 PM IST
As per information, 29 youth from Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, who were sent to Dubai to work as security guards in a private company, run by a Pakistani national, were trapped in the middle-eastern country as the company was not giving them salary
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Now, Panjab University employees can use private airlines for official trips

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 08:41 AM IST
Earlier, was mandatory to use only Air India for official travel, now the condition has been waived as long as central funds are not being used
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Police crack down on travel agents in Ludhiana, register 8 FIRs

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2020 10:24 PM IST
The Division Number 2 police have booked a travel agent, Vatan Arora alias Lucky, of Rajasthan’s Alwar following the complaint of Shamsher Singh of Islam Gunj in Ludhiana.
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Were made to work like slaves, say 24 men who returned from Russia

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jalandhar, Jalandhar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 20, 2019 11:03 PM IST
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Punjab youth trapped in Russia to return home today

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Jalandhar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2019 11:59 PM IST
He was stuck in a factory in Russia after being cheated by the travel agent.
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Punjab youth stuck in Russia died for ‘want of medical aid’

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Phagwara
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2019 11:53 PM IST
Malkiat Singh died of illness as the company he was working with reportedly did not provide him timely medical aid
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Gurdaspur youth’s body found in sea in Vietnam

By Kamaljit Singh Kamal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Gurdaspur
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2019 11:35 PM IST
Kin suspect it’s hate killing; say Lachhman Singh, 22, who worked in merchant navy, used to tell them that his co-workers often called him ‘Laden’
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The travel agent Diljeet Singh, alias Pintu was booked on a complaint filed by Jarnail Singh, father of one of the youth stuck in Russia.(Reprsentational Image)
The travel agent Diljeet Singh, alias Pintu was booked on a complaint filed by Jarnail Singh, father of one of the youth stuck in Russia.(Reprsentational Image)

26 Punjab youth in Russia share ‘ordeal’ via video, travel agent held

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kapurthala, Kapurthala
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2019 11:25 AM IST
Jarnail Singh, a resident of SBS Nagar district, alleged that the youths are stuck in Russia as their company is not paying them the salary as promised by the travel agent while sending them abroad
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As life slows down in Valley, Kashmiris bank on traditional wear to earn a living

By Rachna Verma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 19, 2019 12:52 AM IST
The fact that 25 handloom stalls, many of them run by Kashmiris, have been set up at the National Craft Mela at Manimajra’s Kalagram this year against 12 last year, is testimony to the fact
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FIR not lodged in cheating case, court summons Ludhiana DCP

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 10:58 PM IST
Complainant, Munish Gupta, approached the court alleging that he had filed a police complaint against a travel agent for duping him of 2.5 lakh. But as the travel agent knew the DCP, the police did not take any action against him
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Relationships either exhaust us with their intensity or leave us dissatisfied with their shortcomings(Getty Images)
Relationships either exhaust us with their intensity or leave us dissatisfied with their shortcomings(Getty Images)

Humour: Who’s afraid of human interaction?

By Rehana Munir | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2019 10:05 PM IST
Whether you’re picking gourds or travel routes, that personal touch is irreplaceable
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The suspect was produced before the district and sessions court and was taken on three days police remand for further investigation.(File image)
The suspect was produced before the district and sessions court and was taken on three days police remand for further investigation.(File image)

Delhi travel agent sold cheap air tickets, cancelled them to make millions: Cops

By Leena Dhankhar | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 09:16 PM IST
The police said there were several complaints against the suspect in police stations across Delhi and he is suspected to have duped about 25 people of an estimated 25 lakh, but his real identity could not be ascertained earlier.
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Immigration fraud: 3,500 travel agents booked in four years in Doaba

By Jatinder Mahal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Jalandhar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2019 10:29 PM IST
As per a record, police receive around 10 complaints of cheating and immigration frauds everyday in Doaba, which speaks about the people’s unquenchable desire to get an NRI tag.
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Man duped of 21L on pretext of sending son to Canada, one booked

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Tarn Taran, Tarn Taran
PUBLISHED ON OCT 16, 2019 01:14 AM IST
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Duped Gurdaspur woman forced to work as maid in Kuwait

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Gurdaspur
PUBLISHED ON OCT 11, 2019 11:39 PM IST
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She escaped after 14 days and took a train to Delhi after which she contacted her in-laws(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
She escaped after 14 days and took a train to Delhi after which she contacted her in-laws(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Ludhiana woman sedated, taken to Hyderabad and raped in captivity

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 10:45 PM IST
Retired bank manager booked; victim says he took her to his house on the pretext of meeting a travel agent and then to Hyderabad
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Duped by travel agents, 24-year-old man ends life

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2019 12:46 AM IST
The 24-year-old’s mother said her son had given 2.5 lakh to the accused
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Fermented cheese and dried mushrooms at a roadside stall in Bhutan.(Photo: Paramita Ghosh)
Fermented cheese and dried mushrooms at a roadside stall in Bhutan.(Photo: Paramita Ghosh)

Cheese alert in Bhutan

By Paramita Ghosh | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2019 03:07 PM IST
The mountain kingdom’s national dish has a secret ingredient — Indian cheese
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The airline, which is overhauling its call centre after repeated passenger complaints, will take the passengers’ consent before taking their contact information, from either the agents or the passengers themselves(File photo)
The airline, which is overhauling its call centre after repeated passenger complaints, will take the passengers’ consent before taking their contact information, from either the agents or the passengers themselves(File photo)

Air India to maintain record of frequent flyers

By Faizan Haidar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 07:14 AM IST
The move will help passengers missing out on updates from the national carrier regarding flight cancellations and delays because they booked their tickets through travel agents.
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Officials described the incident as catastrophic and unprecedented.(HT Photo/ Representative Image)
Officials described the incident as catastrophic and unprecedented.(HT Photo/ Representative Image)

Number of dead yaks could be more than 500, herders tell Sikkim govt

By Pramod Giri | Hindustan Times, Siliguri
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2019 12:16 PM IST
Officials had said on Saturday that 300 yaks died at around 15,000 ft in Mukuthang after families, which looked after them, came down to lower altitudes to save themselves from the cold, leaving the flocks behind.
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Police bust honey trap gang that targeted Delhi’s rich
Police bust honey trap gang that targeted Delhi’s rich

Police bust honey trap gang that targeted Delhi’s rich

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2019 12:20 PM IST
Police said the gang blackmailed around a dozen men from Delhi and extorted more than 2 crore from them in less than a year.
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A man who pretended to be a government-authorised travel agent has been arrested for allegedly cheating a Canadian tourist in Delhi, police said on Wednesday. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A man who pretended to be a government-authorised travel agent has been arrested for allegedly cheating a Canadian tourist in Delhi, police said on Wednesday. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Man who cheated Canadian woman of Rs 33,000 held in Delhi

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2019 08:06 AM IST
Madhur Verma, deputy commissioner of police (New Delhi), said Idrees Shamshad Bhat, 33, is a member of a gang of touts that frequently target foreigners.
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Two travel agents held for entering Chandigarh airport on forged e-tickets

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 10:54 PM IST
The two confessed that they were just trying to “show off” their connections with the airport officers to the tourists.
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23-year-old Jalandhar man stuck in Ukraine for a year, two agents booked

By Jatinder Mahal | Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
UPDATED ON MAR 18, 2019 09:48 PM IST
Victim’s father Amrik Singh, 63, said the agents initially told him that due to some technical problem in his visa he had to stay in Ukraine for a week, after which he would be sent to Germany by road.
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Two constables of Mumbai Police have been sacked for their alleged role in an international human trafficking racket.(HT File / Representative Photo)
Two constables of Mumbai Police have been sacked for their alleged role in an international human trafficking racket.(HT File / Representative Photo)

Two Mumbai cops sacked for involvement in international human trafficking racket

By Vijay Kumar Yadav | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2019 03:21 PM IST
The two accused Mumbai policemen had connived with travel agents, key players of the racket, to clear immigration checks for at least 43 people, police said.
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Punjab youth stuck at detention centre near US border, five travel agents booked

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kapurthala
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2019 11:35 PM IST
Sukhdev said in July 2018, his son was detained at the immigrant detention centre near the US border while trying to enter the country via Mexico illegally.
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