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Airbnb hires airline executive in move to offer transportation services

Airbnb hires airline executive in move to offer transportation services

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Airbnb is preparing to add transportation options to its line-up of travel services as the online company seeks to find areas of growth outside its original home-renting business. Airbnb said on Thursday it had hired veteran airline industry executive Fred Reid as its global head of transportation, marking the company’s most definitive step yet...

Over 300 Nepalis trafficked through the India-Myanmar border

Over 300 Nepalis trafficked through the India-Myanmar border

Kathmandu, Feb 7 (The Kathmandu Post) - In what could be the biggest incident of trafficking of Nepali citizens in a month, authorities in Manipur, the northeastern state of India, and activists have said that as many as 301 Nepali men and women might have been smuggled into other countries using the India-Myanmar border. The rescue operation of Nepali citizens...

Queen Elizabeth to be evacuated in case of Brexit unrest

Queen Elizabeth to be evacuated in case of Brexit unrest

London, Feb 6 (Reuters) - British officials have revived Cold War emergency plans to relocate the royal family should there be riots in London if Britain suffers a disruptive departure from the European Union next month, two Sunday newspapers reported. “These emergency evacuation plans have been in existence since the Cold War, but have now been repurposed in the event...

Tokyo 2020 plans weather monitoring after heatstroke fears

Tokyo 2020 plans weather monitoring after heatstroke fears

Tokyo, Feb 1 (AFP) - Tokyo 2020 organisers on Thursday unveiled plans for a centre to monitor extreme weather, after concerns the city's scorching summer could cause heatstroke or even deaths during the Games. The next Olympics will also overlap with Japan's typhoon season, and the potential for extreme conditions has become a major headache for the event after a...

91st Academy Awards (Oscars) Final Nominations List

91st Academy Awards (Oscars) Final Nominations List

Colombo, Jan 23 (newsin.asia) - The 91st Academy Awards (Oscars) will take place on the 24th of February 2019 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The awards are hosted to honor the best films of 2018. It was reported that the Academy was planning to hold the ceremony without a host, instead, they have decided to have selected presenters introduce...

Memorable day for Salah and Egpyt

Memorable day for Salah and Egpyt

Dakar, Jan 10 (NewsIn.Asia) - Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah bagged the African Footballer of the Year title for the second consecutive year on Tuesday, at the Confederation of African Football's awards ceremony in Dakar. CAF is the governing body of African Football and was founded in 1957. The founding members are Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, and South Africa. Salah netted 44...

India had highest number of births on New Year day

India had highest number of births on New Year day

New Delhi, Jan 2 (ANI): Prediction of the United Nations about India to be the world's most populous country in the 21st century may soon turn into a reality as the nation is likely to produce as many as 69,944 babies on New Year's Day. Globally, around 18 percent of total baby births are estimated to take place in India...

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