Civil 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...