Ajit Singh

  • Ajit Singh cemented alliance with his father's adversaries: Modi March 29, 2014

    BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi launched a scathing attack on RLD chief Ajit Singh for cementing an alliance with the Congress. He said, "Bhartiya Lok Dal's Chaudhary Charan Singh took on Congress for its anti-farmer policies, but his son went and sat in Congress's lap." The Gujarat strongman went...
  • Ram Mandir is not an election issue: RSS to BJP March 11, 2014

    Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Tuesday told BJP that Ram Mandir is no longer a major election issue for them. It has asked the party to focus on other national affairs. This comes after the RSS held a four day strategy meeting. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 29, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • MPs should travel like common man, says JDU January 29, 2014

    Speaking over the DGCA order to private airlines to treat MPs as VIPs, JDU leader KC Tyagi said, "What is the need for further privileges when there is a demand for austerity in the country? MPs are already privileged they don't need any more things." ...
  • Politicians demand VIP treatment, government in damage control mode January 29, 2014

    At a time when the 'aam admi' is the flavour of the season and even the Supreme Court has come out strongly against the 'lal batti' culture, politicians continue to demand special privileges. The government was on Wednesday forced to go into damage control, after a Directorate General of Civil...
  • News 360: DGCA asks private airlines to treat MPs as VIPs January 29, 2014

    In what could probably expose the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation, a letter accessed by CNN-IBN shows that the private airlines were asked by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to provide special privileges to Parliamentarians, contrary to Minister Ajit Singh's claims. ...
  • Is DCGA promoting VIP culture at airports? January 29, 2014

    Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation has asked all airlines and airports to treat MPs as VIPs and adhere to the guidelines on protocol norms. Meanwhile, Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh clarified that neither the Ministry nor the DGCA has issued any order directing private airlines to provide...
  • Ready to privatise Air India if necessary, says Ajit Singh October 5, 2013

    Civil Aviation minister Ajit Singh while speaking to CNBC-TV18 said that he is ready to privatise Air India if necessary and added that the government will not infuse additional funds into Air India again. ...
  • No rule to bar Tata Group from having 2 deals: Aviation Minister September 20, 2013

    The Tata group and Singapore airlines will be investing $ 100 million to set up a new airline. Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh talks to CNN-IBN on whether there's a conflict over the low cost AirAsia airline that the Tatas are also a part of. ...
  • Watch: Ajit Singh, son stopped from entering UP, detained September 9, 2013

    RLD chief Ajit Singh and his son Jayant Singh have been stopped from entering Uttar Pradesh and were detained when they were on their way to Muzaffarnagar. ...
  • The Last Word: Telangana - Has the govt opened a pandora's box of others demands for separate states? July 31, 2013

    A day after the government gave its green signal to the formation of the 29th state, Telangana, demands for more smaller states from different regions grew louder. ...
  • UP: RLD chief Ajit Singh demands creation of Harit Pradesh July 31, 2013

    In the light of the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, the clamour for creation of other smaller states has grown loud. ...
  • Video: Aviation Minister Ajit Singh defends Jet-Etihad deal July 3, 2013

    Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has once again defended the impending Jet-Etihad deal. "We have to consider the passengers convenience, the connectivity, which airlines are there, financial strength and our airlines, said Aviation Minister. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai July 2, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Is the Jet-Etihad deal in national interest? July 2, 2013

    Even as controversy rages over the Jet Airways-Etihad deal, the UAE-based airline's 2,058 crore investment is likely to encourage other international airlines planning to invest in India. ...
  • Watch: Many stranded in Uttarakhand's Himalayan tsunami June 23, 2013

    The death toll in Uttarakhand floods has reached 1000 and continues to rise. It is a race against time now to save thousands who are still stranded in the valley before the heavy rains that are expected in less than 24 hours. ...
  • Uttarakhand: Bad weather halts rescue operations June 23, 2013

    Rescue work at ground moving slowly due to rain and threat of fresh landslides looms large. ...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Bad weather makes landing at Badrinath difficult June 22, 2013

    CNN-IBN team tried to land its chopper at Badrinath, where rescuers are tying to evacuate people, but failed to do so due to bad weather. ...
  • Have got no letter from pilots: Ajit Singh on AI salary issue October 8, 2012

    The Centre on Monday refuted speculation about an Air India strike. Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said that he had not received any letter from Air India pilots over the delay in salary payments. Reports are rife that a section of Air India pilots have sought Ajit Singh's intervention in resolving their...
  • Showcause notice can be issued to KFA: Ajit Singh October 5, 2012

    Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Friday said that what had happened to the Kingfisher Airlines was very unfortunate. He said there were high chances that the licence of the airline would be suspended. The Aviation Minister told reporters that the DGCA was seeking legal opinion as the company was in...
  • KFA employee's wife's suicide unfortunate: Ajit Singh October 5, 2012

    The wife of a Kingfisher Airlines store manager Manas Chakraborti committed suicide in Delhi on Thursday. Her suicide note said that the family was under severe financial strain as her husband had not been paid his salary for the past six months. Chakraborti had joined Kingfisher after retiring from the Indian...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai June 11, 2012

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Ajit Singh June 11, 2012

    Air India prepares to sack all 300 striking pilots. Ajit Singh tells CNN IBN that he's run out of patience. ...
  • News 360: Maha to adopt 4 girls after Beed's abortion horror June 11, 2012

    The Maharashtra Women and Child Welfare Ministry will adopt the four daughters of a woman labourer from Beed district who died during an illegal abortion last month. ...
  • Didn't recommend sacking of Air India pilots: Ajit Singh June 11, 2012

    CNN-IBN's Karma Paljor spoke to Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh about the ongoing crisis in Air India. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai June 7, 2012

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Ramdev meets Ajit Singh over black money issue June 7, 2012

    Continuing with his campaign against black money, Baba Ramdev on Thursday met Aviation Minister Ajit Singh. ...
  • News 360: A Raja walks out of jail after 15 months May 15, 2012

    After spending over a year in jail, former Telecom Minister A Raja, an accused in the 2G scam case, is finally out on bail. ...
  • 'Willing to talk to govt to diffuse Air India crisis' May 15, 2012

    The pilots' association says they are willing to talk but if the government continues to act obstinate the crisis may escalate. ...
  • Rejoin work, will hold talks: Ajit Singh to Air India pilots May 14, 2012

    Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh repeated that he won't talk to the Air India pilots till they resume work. ...