By Arul Louis
United Nations, Aug. Aug 14 (IANS) General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa has expressed her solidarity with those affected by floods in India, according to her Spokesperson Monica Grayley.
"Espinosa has sent her condolences to the people and the government of India after the monsoon floods in the southern and western parts of the country, which led to over 140 deaths, and hundreds of thousands of people being evacuated," Grayley said at her briefing on Tuesday.
"The President of the General Assembly expressed her solidarity to all of those who were affected by the natural disaster," Grayley said.
According to the latest reports, at least 200 people have died in the floods in Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat and about 1.2 million people have been evacuated from the affected areas.
In Kerala, 85 people have been reported killed and 48 in Karnataka as of Monday evening, media reports said.
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New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Full-service carrier Vistara on Monday entered into a codeshare agreement with Lufthansa.
In aviation parlance, a codeshare allows two airlines to sell seats on each others' flights to provide passengers with a wider choice of destinations.
Accordingly, Lufthansa will add its 'LH' designator code to nearly 18 Vistara-operated flights every day covering 10 Indian cities.
"Sales under the codeshare agreement progressively open today on all channels and major GDS systems for flights starting 16 December 2019," the airline said in a statement.
According to the statement, the two airlines already have an interline agreement, using which passengers are able to connect from Vistara-operated domestic flights in India to Lufthansa-operated flights to both its hubs in Frankfurt and Munich and beyond.
"The two airlines are planning to soon expand the scope of the agreement, enabling frequent fliers of both airlines earn miles or points when travelling on each other's networks and enjoy other benefits," the statement added.