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  • Breather for Spicejet, government may ask banks to lend upto Rs 600 crore to the airlines 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Coming to the rescue of the crisis-ridden budget airline SpiceJet, the Civil Aviation Ministry said it may request Indian banks/financial institutions to extend loans of upto Rs 600 crore to the airline as part of measures to keep the carrier functional. The Civil Aviation Ministry has said that it...
  • Hope SpiceJet will come out of financial turbulence: Aviation Minister December 9, 2014

    In more trouble for SpiceJet, the cash-strapped airline has cancelled over 1,800 flights across the country for the current month. The DGCA had asked the airline to stop taking bookings of more than a month in advance. Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju said, "We hope SpiceJet will fly out of...
  • Satyam scam: Ramalinga Raju, Rama Raju sentenced to 6 months in jail December 8, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Special Economic Offences Court in Hyderabad sentenced Satyam founder-chairman B Ramalinga Raju and his brother Rama Raju to six months in jail in the Rs 617 crore income tax fraud case. The brothers have also been fined Rs 10 lakhs in five separate cases. In connection with the complaints...
  • Spicejet refutes reports of DGCA's directive on large-scale cancellations December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: After Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) rapped up SpiceJet over financial constraints, the airline on Sunday denied the reports of any large-scale cancellations asked by the aviation regulator. It has also rejected reports of pilot shortage and existing pilots being made to fly extra hours. DGCA on Friday...
  • Is Ragini Dwivedi set to replace Ramya in Vijaya Prasad's upcoming film 'Neer Dose'? December 3, 2014

    Reports are abuzz that actress Ragini Dwivedi is set to play the leading lady in Vijaya Prasad's upcoming film 'Neer Dose'. It was earlier reported that actor Jaggesh and actress Ramya would be the lead pair in the film. The actress had even started shooting for the film, but later backed...
  • Wrong to say Rajiv Gandhi's name removed from Hyderabad airport: Aviation Minister November 26, 2014

    The Congress MPs created an uproar in the Rajya Sabha over renaming the Rajiv Gandhi airport in Hyderabad. Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju said, "It is wrong to say that Rajiv Gandhi's name has been removed. His name continues in Hyderabad international airport and NTR's name has been added...
  • Indigo flight windscreen cracks before take-off from Nagpur November 18, 2014

    Mumbai: A Delhi-bound IndiGo aircraft, scheduled to fly Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju and other passengers, developed a windscreen crack minutes before its take-off from Nagpur airport on Tuesday evening. Raju, who visited Nagpur earlier in the day, was waiting to board the 8 PM (6E-202) flight when the...
  • Air India privatisation not now, says government; AAI, Pawan Hans to be listed on stock market November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Monday said that Airport Authority of India and Pawan Hans will be listed on the stock market but ruled out the privatisation of Air India as of now. But it can't be ruled out in future and there have been suggestions from...
  • Pune FC face Churchill Brothers test in Durand Cup opener October 30, 2014

    Margao: Pune FC will be eager to kick off their Durand Cup campaign with a win when they face Goan side Churchill Brothers in their quarter-final stage Group-IV opener at the Raia Sports Complex here on Friday. The game that will be Pune FC's first official game of the season will...
  • More places will be connected to Vizag airport, says Civil Aviation Minister October 18, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after flight operations resumed from the cyclone-affected Vishakhapatnam airport, Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Saturday said that the coastal city in Andhra Pradesh would be connected with more places. "Yesterday itself Hyderabad and Delhi were connected (from Vishakhapatnam). Today more areas are getting...
  • Neck-deep in loss, Air India spends $6 million to insure 6 grounded planes October 12, 2014

    Mumbai: National carrier Air India, which is sitting on a huge debt pile and surviving on the Rs 30,000 - crore government bailout, is allegedly getting even those aircraft, which have not been in operations for some years now, insured at a cost of $6 million in a year. The...
  • Aviation Minister contradicts Air India, says dummy stun-grenade on plane; probe on October 4, 2014

    New Delhi: In an embarrassment for Air India, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Saturday disclosed that a dummy stun-grenade was found on board an Air India jumbo plane when it landed at Jeddah in the early hours. The stun grenade, which had no explosive in it, was found on...
  • Civil Aviation Minister inspects facilities at Chennai airport September 28, 2014

    New Delhi: After receiving complaints of lack of cleanliness at Chennai airport, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju has carried out an inspection of the key infrastructural facilities there. "Accompanied by his Minister of State, GM Siddeshwara, Raju yesterday inspected the key infrastructural facilities at Chennai airport, where the chairman of...
  • Airlines raise issues affecting aviation sector September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Top officials of Indian airlines on Tuesday raised issues afflicting the aviation sector like high jet fuel cost and airport charges as the government said it would soon finalise a policy to enhance connectivity to regional destinations and remote areas. The issues came up for discussion at a meeting...
  • Privatisation alone would not yield results, says Civil Aviation Minister September 22, 2014

    Coimbatore: Maintaining that he was not against privatisation, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati on Monday said that it alone would not yield results and stressed upon the need for working as a team. "We need to encourage more Indian players, be it in the private sector or government to...
  • Chhota Bheem meets his young fans, talks to them about India's rich heritage September 20, 2014

    There is no denying the fact that Chhota Bheem is a hit with the children. Kids adore him, appreciate him and just want to watch as many times they can. That's why when he visited the capital recently, the kids couldn't contain their excitement. Children were excited to see their...
  • FAA team likely to visit India soon to review measures by DGCA September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Nine months after downgrading DGCA in the aviation safety rankings, a Federal Aviation Administration team is likely to visit India soon to review the corrective measures taken by the Indian aviation regulator to address the deficiencies listed by its US counterpart. "We would like India to be CategoryI...
  • J&K: Two Air India flights sent to help in rescue operations, says Aviation Minister September 9, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said that two Air India flights had been sent to Srinagar to help in the relief work. "Flights are carrying medicine and relief material to the valley. Private sector coming forward to assist in humanitarian work," said Raju. ...
  • Former union minister Sanjeeva Rao passes away September 4, 2014

    Rajahmundry (AP): Congress leader and former union minister Mallipudii Srirama Sanjeeva Rao has passed away after a prolonged illness. Rao breathed his last on Wednesday at his residence in Kakinada, about 60km from here in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. He was 87 and is survived by two sons former...
  • Former owner files a case to reclaim Raju, the starved and dehydrated elephant who cried after being rescued from his spiked shackles September 1, 2014

    Kept in spiked shackles that cut into his legs for nearly 50 years and nearing death from dehydration and starvation, Raju, the elephant had made headlines around the world when tears rolled down his eyes after a team from a wildlife charity rescued him in the dead of the night...
  • An ODI win can't quieten the shouts for Fletcher's removal August 28, 2014

    Even as the future of coach Duncan Fletcher hangs in the balance and uncertainty looms large over the Zimbabwean's job with BCCI, former India players, including master batsman Gundappa Vishwanath are batting for an Indian to take over the national team's coaching reins. "We have so many greats to guide the...
  • Declare Vadodara, Surat terminals as international airports: Gujarat government August 21, 2014

    Vadodara: Gujarat government wants flight terminals at Vadodara and Surat to be declared as international airports. State Finance and Civil Aviation Minister Saurabhbhai Patel called on Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju in Delhi and put forth the demand for declaring Vadodara and Surat flight terminals as international airports, and...
  • IPL main cause of India's disgusting show: Bishen Singh Bedi August 18, 2014

    Baffled by the meek surrender in England, former India skipper and leftarm spinner Bishen Singh Bedi says the Indian Premier League (IPL) is the main culprit behind the Test embarrassment India have suffered. A fierce critic of the IPL, spinbowling great Bedi minced no words summarising India's shameful performance, saying...
  • Jet Airways flight drops 5000 feet on auto mode, pilots miss 2 ATC warnings August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: It was a close shave for passengers on board Jet Airways Mumbai Brussles flight 9W228 when the aircraft abruptly dropped 5,000 feet in altitude while the pilot was taking a nap or controlled rest and the copilot in command was busy working on her tablet. On flights...
  • Civil Aviation Ministry issues series of instructions to Air India August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Civil Aviation Ministry has issued a series of instructions to Air India, including redeployment of its "surplus" staff, to tighten its belts to face heightened competition, particularly from the proposed TataSIA backed Vistara airline. In order to turn it into a 'lean and mean' airline to face growing...
  • Uttarkhand government forms committee to conduct survey of industries using silica dust August 9, 2014

    Uttarkhand government has formed a high level committee to conduct a detailed survey of the industries using silica dust in the state. The decision to form the committee, headed by Additional Chief Secretary S Raju with members as secretaries from Labour, Health, Forest, Mining and Industries, was taken at meeting chaired...
  • Civil Aviation Minister gives 2 week time to spruce up Chennai airport, warns action July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking a grim view of complaints regarding poor upkeep of newlymodernised Chennai airport, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday warned of action against officials showing laxity in work and gave them two weeks to spruce up the airport. At a meeting here to review the situation, Raju...
  • 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 100day agenda. Raju had said that he would construct 200 airports across India. ...
  • Air connectivity to Bikaner will increase tourism for desert region: Aviation minister June 30, 2014

    India has witnessed a growth in number of air travellers due to liberal aviation policy and entry of small air carrier, and is likely to touch 400 million mark by 2020, Union Civil Aviation Minister P Ashok Gajapathi Raju said in Jaipur on Sunday. "With the entry of small carriers the...