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  • Civil Aviation Minister gives 2 week time to spruce up Chennai airport, warns action 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Taking a grim view of complaints regarding poor upkeep of newly-modernised 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 100-day 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...
  • Air India joins Star Alliance group, revenue likely to rise by 5 per cent June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Tuesday announced the alliance of Air India with the Star Alliance group. The government expects that the step would help the ailing national carrier come out of its losses. "This is the biggest alliance in 3 years. We think Air India...
  • 4-year undergraduate programme, a criminal act: Congress June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday said that it did not support the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP), with a party functionary even going to the extent of calling it a "criminal act" to increase the duration of the course from three years to four years. The assertion...
  • Andhra Pradesh: 8 Congress MLCs join TDP June 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: In a significant political development that will improve the Telugu Desam's strength in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council, eight Congress MLCs crossed over to the ruling party on Saturday. The Members of Legislative Council (MLCs) met Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu here this evening and joined TDP. "The...
  • Civil Aviation Minister meets PM, briefs him about sector's problem June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Saturday briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on crucial issues facing the aviation sector like building of airports at non-metro cities, slashing of taxes on jet fuel and turning around the ailing Air India. A detailed presentation is understood to have been made...
  • Court likely to fix date for Satyam verdict on June 23 June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The special CBI court here is likely to fix the date for pronouncement of verdict in the case related to accounting fraud in the erstwhile Satyam Computer Services Ltd on June 23. Satyam founder and former chairman B Ramalinga Raju is the prime accused in the case. "The...
  • Priyanka writes to SPG director, asks for withdrawal of airport privileges May 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst the debate over special security given to Priyanka Gandhi and her husband Robert Vadra, the Gandhi scion has written to the Director of the Special Protection Group (SPG) asking for withdrawal of special treatment given to her kids, her husband Robert Vadra and herself at airports. Priyanka in...
  • Congress leader questions Raju's remark on Vadra, says MHA does review May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's security privileges are now under government scanner. The Central government has said it will review the exemption from security checks granted to Robert Vadra at airports in the country. Senior party leader Sandeep Dikshit hit out at Civil Aviation Minister...
  • Robert Vadra may lose the privilege of not being frisked at airports May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central government may re-look into Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's security exemptions at airports. The new Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati hinted the same on Thursday. Pusapati said, "Security should be meaningful and not ornamental. It will depend on whether the Home Ministry feels...
  • Upgrade of airports, reviewing curbs on carriers key tasks May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: New Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati and his Minister of State Gowdar Mallikarjunappa Siddeswara would have tasks cut out for them when they assume office on Wednesday. They would have to address crucial issues facing the aviation sector including construction and upgrade of airports including low-cost...
  • AP: Purandeshwari, Pallam Raju confident of winning polls May 7, 2014

    The fates od KTR leader D Purandeshwari and Union Minister Pallam Raju were sealed in eighth phase of polling for the Lok Sabha elections as voting took place in Tirupati and Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh. ...
  • Kakinada will be developed as infotech hub: Pallam Raju April 29, 2014

    Rajahmundry: Congress Kakinada Lok Sabha constituency nominee and Union Minister for Human Resources Development MM Pallam Raju said on Tuesday that Kakinada would be developed as an information technology hub. "We are planning to develop Kakinada as an information technology hub to generate employment for locals. This will help development of...
  • Only the Congress can provide a stable government, says Pallam Raju April 27, 2014

    Rajahmundry: Union Minister for Human Resources Development MM Pallam Raju said on Sunday that only the Congress could provide a stable government and good governance in Andhra Pradesh as well in the country. Raju, who is contesting from the Kakinada Lok Sabha seat, said, "Only the Congress can only provide stable...
  • Pallam Raju files nomination from Kakinada LS seat April 19, 2014

    Rajahmundry: Union HRD Minister MM Pallam Raju on Saturday said the Congress was the only party to launch development initiative for the welfare of minorities and the weaker sections of society. Raju, who filed nomination for Kakinada Lok Sabha seat in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday, interacted with Muslim religious leaders,...
  • TN Minister hits out at Karunanidhi, Stalin April 13, 2014

    Madurai: Hitting out at DMK, Tamil Nadu minister Sellur K Raju on Sunday said Stalin or Karunanidhi had no right to talk about the law and order situation in the state. Addressing an election meeting in Madurai, Raju said it was Chief Minister Jayalalithaa who freed the city from "hooligans and...
  • LS polls: AAP fields Narasimha Rao's grandson from Malkajgiri April 8, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is set to field former prime minister PV Narasimha Rao's grandson, Sudha Kiran from the Malkajgiri Lok Sabha constituency, after its candidate Chandana Chakrabarti withdrew from the electoral race. "Chandana Chakrabarti opted out due to her personal and health reasons and now Sudha Kiran, who...
  • Satyam case: Ramalinga Raju appears in court on money-laundering charges April 4, 2014

    Satyam Computers founder Ramalinga Raju and another accused appeared before a court in Hyderabad in connection with a prosecution complaint filed by Enforcement Directorate against them for offences under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The Enforcement Directorate in October last year had file the complaint against Raju and 212...
  • BJP is future of Indian politics, says Raju Srivastava March 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Popular stand-up comedian and actor Raju Srivastava on Wednesday joined the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), saying it "is the future of Indian politics". "I think the country has given 60 years to Congress. We must now give the 61st year to Narendra Modi," Srivastava said, soon after he was...
  • Jagdambika Pal, comedian Raju Srivastava join BJP March 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Congress leader Jagdambika Pal joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday. "I accept Jagdambika Pal as the member of the BJP. He will add to the strength of the party, I welcome him," BJP president Rajnath Singh said. Apart from Jagdambika, stand up comedian Raju Srivastava also...
  • Leadership curriculum needed to transform schools: Minister February 26, 2014

    Human Resource Development Minister MM Pallam Raju on Wednesday highlighted the need for a national school leadership curriculum that has the capability to transform each school on a rights-based approach. "Academic findings indicate that the most critical part of any schooling system which impacts learning is the school leadership. We thus...
  • Fatwa can't be forced upon people: SC February 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Fatwa issued by Muslim clerics cannot be forced upon people and the state has to protect persons who are harassed for not following such dictates, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said while expressing reservation in interfering with Shariat courts. Holding that it's a matter of choice for the people...
  • Government must not pass Telangana Bill in the din: Pallam Raju February 18, 2014

    Union Minister Pallam Raju has said that the government must not get the Telangana Bill passed in the din. He has also said that the demands of Seemandhra leaders must be met. "We have three demands - that Hyderabad be made a Union Territory, better financial package for Seemandhra and...
  • LS polls: Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi set to challenge Jaiswal on AAP ticket February 3, 2014

    Kanpur: Riding high on its outstanding performance in Delhi elections, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is likely to field cartoonist-turned-activist Aseem Trivedi from Kanpur Lok Sabha constituency against Congress' Sriprakash Jaiswal and Samajwadi Party's candidate Raju Srivastava. "Yes, talks are on with the AAP leaders pertaining to Lok Sabha ticket from...
  • After much controversy, Nitish to attend AMU ceremony today January 30, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has finally received an invitation to the foundation-laying ceremony of an Aligarh Muslim University centre by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi at Kihsanganj on Thursday, which he on Wednesday confirmed he would attend. Invitation letters from Union Human Resources Development minister MM Pallam Raju and Vice-Chancellor of...
  • AMU says it did invite Nitish for ceremony even as Bihar government claims otherwise January 29, 2014

    Aligarh Muslim University on Tuesday rejected Bihar government's claim that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was not invited to the foundation stone laying ceremony of its centre in Kishanganj on January 31 and said the institution held him in high respect for his support. AMU Vice-Chancellor Zameeruddin Shah said the "confusion" could...
  • AMU in Kishanganj: Bihar minister PK Shahi irked over not being invited for ceremony January 28, 2014

    Bihar government on Monday registered a protest with the Centre over not being invited to the foundation-laying ceremony of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) centre by Congress president Sonia Gandhi on January 30 at Kisanganj. Bihar Education minister PK Shahi wrote a letter to Union Human Resources Development minister MM Pallam...
  • Congress MLA, MLC likely to contest RS polls on united AP platform January 23, 2014

    Congress legislators from coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions of Andhra Pradesh are seeking to embarrass the party by defeating it in the biennial elections to Rajya Sabha slated for February 7. An MLA and an MLC are planning to jump into the contest with the support of their party colleagues in...