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Got a visa problem? Try these temples

Got a visa problem? Try these temples

Visa problems can be a frustrating and stressful experience for individuals seeking to travel or immigrate to another country.

Such visa issues can frustrate trip plans and result in monetary loss as well as emotional and psychological pain. To give yourself the best opportunity of resolving the issue and accomplish your travel or immigration goals, it is crucial to get the proper guidance and support when dealing with visa issues. There is always hope at these Miracles “visa” temples.

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1. The Shaheed Baba Nihal Singh, Gurdwara

It is located in Talhan village of Punjab, is a renowned shrine that is over 150 years old. It is believed to be particularly popular among those seeking visas, as many believe that if they pray here, they will soon obtain a ticket to their desired destination.

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The story goes that a few years ago, a man went to the 150-year-old Shaheed Baba Nihal Singh Gurdwara in Talhan, India, to ask for assistance in getting a visa for the United States. People in need frequently visit temples, and the man faithfully pledged to return with a gift of a toy airplane should he be granted a visa. The man kept his word and returned with an airplane after receiving the approval four days later.

2. Visa Wale Bajrangbali Temple, New Delhi

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Devotees who want to travel abroad frequently visit this Hanuman temple. According to the temple’s priests, visitors bring their janampatris in order to learn about their “videsh yatra yog.” People from other countries visit this temple in order to obtain a visa, in addition to Delhi residents. It is regarded as a Chamatkari Hanuman Temple in Delhi.

3.Visa Balaji Temple, Hyderbad

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Chilkur Balaji Temple, popularly known as “Visa Balaji Temple’. Here’s how this temple came to be known as the “Visa Balaji Temple” if you’re curious. Few students who had their US visa applications rejected by the Chennai US consulate worshipped to this temple in the 1980s, when India’s IT culture was beginning to take shape. Following that, this temple gained a reputation for granting people’s visa wishes.

4.Visa Khadia Hanuman Temple, Ahmedabad

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Every day, hundreds of people seeking visa, visit this small Hanuman temple in Khadia, Ahmedabad. It is said that the god who presides over this temple, known as “Visa Hanuman,” works miracles by granting visas to visitors. The priests at the temple perform specific rituals for the benefit of visa applicants, who must then offer prayers to the Khadia Hanuman in order to realize their dreams.

5. Sri Lakshmi Visa Ganapathy Temple, Chennai

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When several local devotees at the Sri Lakshmi Visa Ganapathy Temple received approval for their visas, the situation began. Its reputation as a “visa temple” soon became more secure as knowledge of their victory spread through word of mouth. There are certain rites described on the temple’s official website that are intended to help visa applicants prepare for their feared interviews. Many Indians, both young and elderly, have visited the temple and, they gratefully credit Visa Ganapathy, have gone on to submit successful visa applications.

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Air India’s B747 Makes Its Final Journey, Waving Farewell to Fans

Air India's B747 Makes Its Final Journey, Waving Farewell to Fans

In a poignant moment marking the end of an era in aviation history, Air India’s iconic Boeing 747 aircraft, affectionately known as the ‘Queen of the Skies,’ embarked on its ultimate journey from Mumbai’s international airport.

The departure, bound for Plainfield, USA, where it will undergo dismantling and part-stripping under the ownership of American AerSale, signals the closure of a storied chapter for the airline.

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Once revered for transporting dignitaries ranging from prime ministers to presidents, the Boeing 747 has etched itself into aviation lore. Yet, as airlines worldwide pivot towards more contemporary and cost-effective aircraft, Air India’s decision to bid farewell to its remaining Boeing 747s reflects the pragmatic realities of today’s aviation landscape.

The sale of these majestic planes to AerSale represents a strategic move by Tata Group, Air India’s new custodian, towards optimizing operational efficiency and embracing modern industry standards. Out of the four aircraft sold, two will be repurposed into freighters, while the remaining pair will be meticulously disassembled to salvage valuable components.

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The final flight from Mumbai witnessed a touching tribute as pilots performed a traditional ‘Wing Wave,’ symbolizing the conclusion of the Boeing 747‘s distinguished service with Air India. This poignant gesture encapsulates the deep sentiment attached to the aircraft’s departure and its significant contribution to the airline’s legacy.

As the Boeing 747 embarks on its journey to Plainfield, USA, nostalgia permeates the air, evoking memories of its maiden flight on March 22, 1971. Over five decades, Air India operated a total of 25 Boeing 747s, each leaving an indelible mark on the annals of aviation history.

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British Airways Resumes Daily Flights to Abu Dhabi, After 4-Year hiatus

British Airways Resumes Daily Flights to Abu Dhabi, After 4-Year hiatus
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British Airways made its way back to Abu Dhabi, landing at Zayed International Airport. Following a four-year break in service, both crew and passengers were greeted with enthusiasm.

In the summer of 2024, British Airways plans to launch a daily route, utilising a Boeing 787-9, from London Heathrow to Abu Dhabi. The new route enhances ties between the UAE and the UK and expands  vast worldwide network, catering to passengers who may be visiting friends and family or travelling for business.

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Arriving in Abu Dhabi at 08.30+1, flight BA073 to Abu Dhabi leaves London Heathrow at 22.25. Departing at 10.10 and landing at London Heathrow at 15.20 is the inbound flight (BA072).

The chief executive officer and managing director of Abu Dhabi Airports, Elena Sorlini, stated: “We are delighted to welcome British Airways to Zayed International Airport. Their daily schedule is expected to improve connectivity and stimulate travel and business.” Visitors may experience the dynamic capital of the United Arab Emirates like never before at our brand-new, award-winning, state-of-the-art terminal, where they will be welcomed with the best kind of Emirati hospitality.”

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Flight schedule:

London Heathrow (LHR) to Zayed International (AUH)All times are local
 
SeasonFlight numberDeparting LHRArriving AUHFlight numberDeparting AUHArriving LHR
Summer ‘24BA7322:2508:30+1BA7210:1015:20
Winter ‘24BA7322:2509:30+1BA7211:1015:20

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FAA investigation: Passenger seated in Captain’s seat inside cockpit at cruising altitude

FAA investigation: Passenger seated in Captain's seat inside cockpit at cruising altitude

A viral video capturing a startling moment aboard a United Airlines charter flight from Denver to Toronto has triggered a federal investigation.

The footage, initially shared on social media by Hensley Meulens, the hitting coach for the Colorado Rockies baseball team, depicts a member of the coaching staff seated in one of the pilot seats while the aircraft was in mid-flight.

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In his caption, Meulens expressed gratitude to the captain and first officer for allowing him this unusual experience. The video, filmed by another passenger, reveals the cockpit door open, and at one point, a third passenger briefly enters the flight deck. Alarmingly, during this time, the captain was absent from the cockpit.

Despite the flight being a private charter operated by United Airlines, company and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations strictly prohibit passengers from entering the cockpit during flight or leaving the flight deck unsecured.

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United Airlines swiftly responded, expressing deep concern over the incident. A spokesperson emphasized that the video depicted an unauthorized person in the flight deck at cruising altitude with the autopilot engaged, constituting a clear violation of safety and operational policies.

The FAA confirmed that it is actively investigating the incident, highlighting that unauthorized access to the flight deck during flight is a violation of federal regulations. The agency assured that it is taking the matter seriously and will conduct a thorough examination to ensure compliance with aviation safety standards.

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