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Gabon is now a hot destination for Indian investors. But where is Gabon?

Gabon is now a hot destination for Indian investors. But where is Gabon?

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Updates from : the Print : Gabon is a resource-rich country on west coast of Africa & dozens of Indian firms have found it attractive to set up shop. New Delhi: If you watch television in India, chances are you’ll have seen the commercial for Gabon. Now, where’s Gabon? And what’s the ad all about? Gabon is a country situated on the western (Atlantic) coast of Africa, showcasing its virgin beaches along the Gulf of Guinea. But the ad isn’t just to invite tourists, like so many other countries do. It’s to invite investors. Gabon is slightly bigger in area than Uttar Pradesh, with a population as small as Nagaland’s. But it is fast becoming an attractive investment destination, especially for industries such as wood, cement, steel, scrap recycling and gas. The ads are pa
Mercury rises in the Alps

Mercury rises in the Alps

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Updates from : The Hindu : Bohemian Rhapsody, the biopic that celebrates the rock band Queen, releases on November 2. A look at the Montreux Riviera in Switzerland, that’s long been associated with its lead singer Freddie Mercury Farrokh Bulsara, better known as Freddie Mercury, lead singer of the iconic music band Queen, first came to Montreux in 1978. He was accompanied by his band members, and they had specifically come to record their album Jazz, at the Montreux Jazz Festival. However, such were the charms of the quaint town that reposes by the glorious Lake Geneva that Freddie lost his heart to it: he eventually bought a lake-facing apartment and settled here. Those who were close to him, often heard him say, “If you want peace of mind, come to Montreux.” And peace he did ge
When Flight 666 landed safely in HEL on Friday the 13th for the last time

When Flight 666 landed safely in HEL on Friday the 13th for the last time

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Updates from : The Hindu: Since the Finnair flight’s inception 11 years ago, there have been many such Fridays with no ill effects but its number has been retired. The Helsinki airport has said Flight 666 has arrived safety in HEL the airport code for the Finnish capital for the last time. The Finnair flight took off from Copenhagen, Denmark, in the 13th hour of Friday the 13th, headed for Helsinki Vantaa airport. Finavia, which operates Finland’s 21 airports, said the flight landed eight minutes ahead of schedule at 3-47 p.m. local. No ill effects The flight started 11 years ago and has fallen on Friday the 13th 21 times with no reported ill effects. Still, Finnair has decided to retire the flight number. As the carrier is switching around some flight numbers later this m
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