India on Tuesday cancelled all flights to Kathmandu after Nepal plunged into a political crisis following the sacking of the Sher Bahadur Deuba government by King Gyanendra.
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An Air Sahara flight took off from Delhi [ Images ] in the morning but returned after hovering over Kathmandu airport. It was not permitted to land by the local air traffic control.
Indian Airlines and Jet Airways [ Get Quote ] cancelled their flights to Kathmandu.
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IA sources said they were on "stand-by" as the airline's Kathmandu office had not given clearance to its flight till afternoon.