Bharat Bhushan

  • No public money should be used for Sonia Gandhi's visit: Achuthanandan September 28, 2013

    Opposition leader in the Kerala assembly VS Achuthanandan on Saturday wrote to state Chief Secretary EK  Bharat Bhushan asking him to keep an eye on expenses incurred on the two-day visit of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi. "She is inaugurating two projects of the Congress government in Thiruvananthapuram, and she holds no...
  • Demolish Adarsh as it lacks green nod: MoEF official August 6, 2012

    Mumbai: A former Union Ministry official told a judicial panel here on Monday that the Adarsh housing society has to be demolished as it does not have environmental clearance. Former Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) director Bharat Bhushan told the two-member inquiry commission set up by the state government to...
  • Bhushan says KFA note missing, DGCA says no July 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The controversy over a DGCA note on beleaguered Kingfisher Airlines refused to die down on Friday with new DGCA chief Prashant Sukul saying there was no such document and his predecessor E K Bharat Bhushan seeking a probe into whether it was removed from the official file. "I have...
  • Ex-DGCA Bhushan shifted to Steel Ministry July 13, 2012

    New Delhi: EK Bharat Bhushan, who was abruptly shunted out as the Director General of Civil Aviation recently, is being shifted to the Steel Ministry, official sources said on Friday. Bhushan will take over as Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser (AS&FA) in the Steel Ministry, swapping postings with Machendranathan who would...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai July 12, 2012

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  • DGCA chief sacked: Is air safety being compromised? July 12, 2012

    The letter accessed by CNN-IBN reveals that the Vijay Mallya-owned airline had been served a notice of 15 days to pay the salaries and dues of its employees. ...
  • Confusion over Bhushan's sacking as DGCA lingers on July 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Serious questions are now being raised against Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh. Is air safety being compromised to shield Kingfisher Airlines? CNN-IBN has accessed the file noting of former DGCA E K Bharat Bhushan that makes it clear that the DGCA boss was sacked a day after...
  • DGCA sacked a day after notice to Kingfisher July 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Bharat Bhushan had signed a letter and given it to the Additional DGCA in which it was pointed out that the troubled Kingfisher Airlines had failed to comply with the recovery plan. The letter accessed by CNN-IBN reveals that the Vijay...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai July 11, 2012

    Catch today's top stories with CNN-IBN's Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • No role in Bhushan's exit as DGCA: Kingfisher July 11, 2012

    Mumbai: A day after the Aviation Ministry unceremoniously removed Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) EK Bharat Bhushan allegedly for his tough stance against crisis-hit Kingfisher Airlines, the Vijay Mallya-promoted carrier on Wednesday said it had nothing to with his exit. "Transfer of its officials is the sole prerogative of the...
  • DGCA sacked for taking on KFA, say sources July 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Director General of Civil Aviation Bharat Bhushan was reportedly sacked soon after signing a letter terminating Kingfisher Airlines' licence for not paying its employees for several months. The letter terminating Kingfisher's licence was signed by Bhushan for not complying with several assurances that the operator had given that...
  • PM cleared DGCA Bhushan's extension: Sources July 11, 2012

    New Delhi: In a new twist to the row over the removal of Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), it has now come to the light that the extension given to Bharat Bhushan as DGCA was cleared by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and there was nothing wrong with the decision...
  • Surprised by DGCA Bhushan's sacking: Vayalar Ravi July 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Civil Aviation minister Vayalar Ravi on Wednesday said that the sacking of DGCA Bharat Bhushan came as a surprise to him as Bhushan was "one of the finest officers" he had known. "Bharat Bhushan is one of the finest officers... He believes in norms. When I was incharge...
  • Bhushan's DGCA tenure extension an error: sources July 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The extension of Bharat Bhushan's tenure as the Director General of Civil Aviation was a procedural mistake, according to sources. The man who took on corruption in aviation, Bharat Bhushan, was suddenly removed as the DGCA on Tuesday, a week after his tenure was extended by the Cabinet....
  • Bhushan sacked as DGCA for taking on AI, KFA? July 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The man who took on corruption in the aviation sector, Bharat Bhushan, was suddenly removed as the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday. This came a week after his tenure was extended till the end of this year by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. While...
  • Bharat Bhushan removed as DGCA July 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Aviation regulator E K Bharat Bhushan was on Tuesday abruptly removed from his key position in the backdrop of his tough stance against debt-ridden Kingfisher Airlines over its failure to pay salaries to its employees. In a swift move by the Civil Aviation Ministry, Bhushan, who has been the...
  • Kingfisher gets 24 hours to answer to DGCA February 21, 2012

    Kingfisher Airlines CEO Sanjay Aggarwal on Tuesday met the DGCA over the ongoing crisis. ...
  • Passengers should not suffer due to Kingfisher crisis: DGCA February 21, 2012

    DGCA chief Bharat Bhushan said we have to ensure that the Kingfisher airlines comes back to action. ...
  • Kingfisher's reply not satisfactory: DGCA sources February 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) was not satisfied with the crisis-hit Kingfisher Airlines' reply on the flight cancellations, according to sources. Sources in the DGCA said that they wanted a detailed reply from Kingfisher on the safety of passengers. The DGCA gave the crisis-hit Kingfisher Airlines time...
  • No more flouting of safety regulations: DGCA January 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The DGCA on Thursday cracked the whip on airlines, saying there will be no compromise on air safety after an official audit report suggested that the financial crisis in the aviation sector may lead to safety concerns. And as worries mount for issues regarding maintenance and operations across...
  • No threat of airlines being shut down: DGCA chief January 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Amidst the continuing financial woes of domestic airlines, the DGCA chief has said that there is no threat of any of the airlines being shut down. "There is no threat of any airline shutting down or their licences being cancelled," DGCA chief Bharat Bhushan said on Thursday. He said...
  • Ailing Kingfisher, AI may not be safe: DGCA January 5, 2012

    New Delhi: After trouble in the skies, there seems to be more worries for the embattled Indian carriers Kingfisher Airlines and Air India on the ground this time. A financial audit carried out by the the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has found that all carriers were in a...
  • 'Not more than 3 planes will be out of use' November 12, 2011

    New Delhi: Directorate General of Civil Aviation on Friday said Kingfisher Airlines have assured it that at any given point of time not more than three of their aircraft would be out of use and maintained the government is keeping an eye on whether airlines were using their slots. Pointing out...
  • Fake pilot scam: Four arrested, 7 being probed March 26, 2011

    Ex-DGCA official and three others pilots were arrested by Delhi Police on Saturday in connection with the fake pilot scam. They are accused of helping other pilots to forge their exam results in order to obtain a flying licence. ...
  • Fake pilots: Four arrested, 7 being probed March 26, 2011

    New Delhi: An ex-DGCA official and three others were arrested by the Delhi Police in connection with the fake pilot scam on Saturday. They are accused of helping other pilots forge their exam results to obtain a flying licence. Earlier this month, Captain Parminder Gulati and Captain JK Verma were arrested...
  • Newsmaker of the day: EK Bharat Bhushan March 25, 2011

    Director-General of Civil Aviation EK Bharat Bhushan talks on the fake pilot issue. ...
  • Govt vs bureaucracy in Kerala? June 20, 2007

    Thiruvananthapuram: Relations between ministers and the IAS top-brass in Kerala seem to be souring with a public spat between Dewaswom Minister G Sudhakaran and outgoing Principal Secretary Bharat Bhushan. Sudhakaran alleges that Bhushan is corrupt and has asked the state Home Minister for a vigilance probe against him. “There is...