Aviation Minister

  • Muzaffarnagar riots were political riots: Ajit Singh 28-01-2014 11:21 PM

    RLD chief and Civil Aviation minister Ajit Singh on Tuesday alleged that the Muzaffarnagar riots were a conspiracy of BJP and SP. "The Muzaffarnagar riots were political riots. It was a conspiracy of BJP and SP," he said. Singh claimed that some anti-government Panchayats were given a communal colour. "Some...
  • Learnt about Tata-SIA venture in morning, says Ajit Singh 19-09-2013 07:07 PM

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Thursday said he came to know about the joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines to start a full service carrier in India only in the morning. "I was just informed this morning through a courtesy call" by the Tatas, Ajit Singh...
  • Civil Aviation Minister to send a note to Cabinet on Jet-Etihad deal 08-07-2013 05:50 PM

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh is all set to send a note to the Cabinet on the India-Abu Dhabi bilateral Jet-Etihad deal. The Prime Minister's Office had written a note to the Civil Aviation Minister in June to get the seat sharing deal approved by the Cabinet. Several...
  • Video: Aviation Minister Ajit Singh defends Jet-Etihad deal 03-07-2013 03:55 PM

    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. ...
  • I believe the Jet-Etihad deal will go through: Karma Paljor 02-07-2013 04:06 PM

    The Cabinet Secretary has called a meeting of secretaries to discuss the Jet-Etihad deal on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's instructions and sources say that this big ticket deal could be put into cold storage. Sources say the PMO has asked Ministry of Civil Aviation to look into concerns surrounding the...
  • Ajit Singh to be new Civil Aviation Minister 12-12-2011 08:52 PM

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh will be sworn in as the new Civil Aviation Minister. This comes a day after Singh met UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi to seal his party's tie-up with the Congress for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh elections. Later, the Congress had confirmed that...
  • AI expansion plan after RBI report: Vayalar 28-10-2011 07:45 PM

    New Delhi: Air India's acquisition plan for 27 Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes and for additional equity infusion of Rs 6,600 crore would be deliberated by the Union Cabinet after the RBI gives its views on debt restructuring plan for the ailing national carrier. "A report on (Air India's) debt restructuring...
  • Patel, Maken happy with new portfolio 19-01-2011 05:17 PM

    New Delhi: Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Minister Praful Patel, who lost the Civil Aviation portfolio in the Cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday, said that he was happy with his new portfolio. Patel said, "I am very happy that I am getting a Cabinet berth. I think I deserve it as...
  • Civil Aviation Minister raps 'greedy' airlines 25-11-2010 01:56 PM

    New Delhi: Sending a strong signal to domestic carriers over abrupt hike in airfares by some of them during periods of high demand, Civil Aviation Ministry today warned them of action if they continued with such "predatory pricing". The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), which issued a directive to...
  • Patel quizzed at Chicago airport, US apologises 29-09-2010 09:21 AM

    Chicago:In a bizarre case of mistaken identity, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel was stopped and questioned by US authorities at the Chicago International Airport. All because the US has on its watchlist a man with the same name and date of birth as Patel. What's worse they didn't believe him...
  • Airport employees call off strike 13-03-2008 08:22 PM

    Kolkata: In a goof-up, the BCCI on Saturday forgot to mention batsman Abhinav Mukund's name in its contracted list of cricketers. The board subsequently informed the media, saying that Mukund's name features in Grade C, which also has S Sreesanth, Amit Mishra, Munaf Patel and Cheteshwar Pujara among others. "Abhinav...