Aviation

  • Meet your ministers: In conversation with Ashok Gajapati Raju July 20, 2014

    Civil Aviation Minister in the Narendra Modi government Ashok Gajapati Raju talked about his 100-day agenda. Raju had said that he would construct 200 airports across India. ...
  • Price of non-subsidised LPG cylinders cut by Rs 23.50 June 2, 2014

    The government has decided to cut price of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG) by Rs 23.50 per cylinder after the Rupee's appreciation lowered import costs. The new rate will be effective from midnight. The rate of aviation turbine fuel has also been reduced by about Rs 1200 per kilo litre which...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Gandhi family and Aviation Ministry February 2, 2014

    In this week's 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on the development in the past one week including Rahul Gandhi's interview to a TV news channel and Aviation Ministry's orders to private airlines to provide special privileges to MPs. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus takes a dig at Civil Aviation Ministry over more privileges to MPs February 2, 2014

    In this week's 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes a jibe at Civil Aviation Ministry and DGCA's orders to private airlines to provide special privileges to MPs. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • PMO clarifies no divide within government over Jet-Etihad alliance July 2, 2013

    The PMO clarified that there is no divide within the govt over the Jet-Etihad alliance, as the fate of the deal touted to be the biggest FDI deal in civil aviation, remains uncertain. ...
  • Vijay Mallya in Delhi for the F1 Indian Grand Prix October 27, 2012

    UB Group chief and Kingfisher Airlines chairman Vijay Mallya is finally back in the country after his month-long overseas visit. He landed in New Delhi a short while earlier and is now at the Formula 1 track, where the qualifiers for the Indian Grand Prix will take place. Mallya, who is an...
  • 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...
  • Govt must now think of banking reforms: Chief Economic Advisor September 26, 2012

    Chief Economic Advisor Raghuram Rajan says after the controversial FDI decisions, the government must now focus on banking reforms. ...
  • FDI in aviation: Former Air India chief questions govt motive September 17, 2012

    Reacting to the the Government's decision to introduce FDI in aviation, Air India's former executive director Jitendra Bhargava has said it needs to first address the concerns of the industry rather than worrying about profit. ...
  • Watch: PM Manmohan Singh unveils 12th Five Year Plan September 15, 2012

    Unveiling the 12th Five Year Plan on Saturday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh defended the diesel price hike. ...
  • Govt bites the bullet on reforms, Oppn, allies fume September 15, 2012

    The government went into an overdrive on Friday clearing contentious issues like FDI in multi-brand retail and aviation in one go. ...
  • Is Manmohan Singh and UPA-2 in a do or die mode? September 14, 2012

    The government clears a slew of major pending reform proposals, including the politically contentious 51 per cent FDI in multi-brand retail. ...
  • News 360: Govt clears 51 pc FDI in multi-brand retail September 14, 2012

    The government cleared 51 per cent FDI in multi-brand retail, but left it to states to decide if they want to allow it. ...
  • FDI in multi-brand retail as Govt opts for major reforms September 14, 2012

    The Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday accepted 51 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail. ...
  • Keep air fares within fare band, DGCA tells airlines July 16, 2012

    The air fares of flights to and from Delhi have gone up because of increased user development fee and service tax. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 'Army official flouting aviation norms must be penalised' June 7, 2012

    Aviation Safety Consultant Captain Mohan Ranganathan says the army official must be penalisd. ...
  • 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. ...
  • The Last Word: Are AI pilots greedy or are their demands justified? May 10, 2012

    Around 200 Air India pilots owing allegiance to Indian Pilots Guild (IPG) had reported sick on Tuesday resulting in cancellation of at least 13 international flights. ...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Ajit Singh May 9, 2012

    Soon after the Delhi HC declared that the Air India Pilots' strike is illegal, the management acted and sacked 10 more pilots. ...
  • AI survival is key for pilots themselves: Ajit Singh May 8, 2012

    Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has called the Air India pilots' strike 'inappropriate' and 'illegal' as around 100 pilots called in sick. ...
  • The Last Word: Is the govt doing enough to secure Air India? April 13, 2012

    The Govt's plans to restructure AI involves re-structuring Rs 18,000 crore by converting Rs 10,500 crore into long-term debt with a lower interest rate. ...
  • Airlines flying on adulterated fuel in India? April 4, 2012

    The DGCA has put the only supplier of fuel testing accessories on notice for not following laid down testing procedures. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 3, 2012

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Passengers bear the brunt as Kingfisher crisis continues March 12, 2012

    Kingfisher flights have been cancelled across India as pilots stayed away from work over non payment of their salaries. ...
  • Flying low: Losses galore for Indian aviation February 20, 2012

    The situation seems grim, not just for Kingfisher Airlines, but for the aviation sector as a whole, what with Jet Airways and SpiceJet posting record losses. ...