Vyalar Ravi

  • Andhra: 2 years as CM, Kiran Kumar's future uncertain November 28, 2012

    Hyderabad: Cracks in the Congress's Andhra Pradesh unit have become evident with the Union Minister Vyalar Ravi admitting that many complaints have been received against Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy, who recently completed his two years in office. Two years at the helm, Kiran Kumar Reddy still faces an uncertain...
  • Complaints against CM from AP Cong unit: Vayalar Ravi November 27, 2012

    Hyderabad: In a major embarrassment to Chief Minster Kiran Kumar Reddy, who had recently claimed that he had the full support from his party, Union Minister Vayalar Ravi has admitted to received complaints against him from party members. The incident comes close on the heels of Reddy receiving flak for rejecting...
  • Indians stranded in Angola refuse to return home May 17, 2012

    Hyderabad/Ahmedabad: The 1,200 Indian workers stranded in Angola are not keen on coming back home despite the government making arrangements for their return, Minister for Overseas Affairs Vyalar Ravi informed Parliament about it on Wednesday. With dreams of a better future for his family, Vijay Valmiki of Petlad in Gujarat,...
  • Reshuffle plan: Congress looks to revitalise party April 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi could be planning a major revamp shifting ministers out of the Cabinet for party work. Sources say Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, Law & Justice and Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and Overseas Indian Affairs Minister...
  • Have not written any letter to Sonia: Vyalar Ravi April 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vyalar Ravi on Tuesday denied that that he had written a letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi expressing his desire to resign from the Union Cabinet. "There is no truth in the story. I have not met the Congress president. I am happy with...
  • Can Congress revive its fortune by a reshuffle? April 24, 2012

    Senior journalists discuss how a reshuffle may affect the Congress and the UPA government. ...
  • 4 Cong ministers may quit to look after party affairs April 24, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress is set for a major reshuffle with several senior ministers writing to party President Sonia Gandhi saying they want to be relieved of their portfolios and work for the party. The ministers include Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad,...
  • PC has shown political immaturity: Vayalar Ravi December 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Union Minister Vayalar Ravi on Sunday slammed his colleague and Home Minister P Chidambaram for his remarks on the Mullaperiyar Dam, calling them as unfortunate and said they only showed his political immaturity. Ravi, Overseas Indian Affairs Minister and senior Congress leader from Kerala, said he was disappointed at...
  • High court slams Air India's striking pilots April 28, 2011

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday slammed the Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA) which is on strike since Tuesday midnight forcing the national carrier Air India to cancel and reschedule around 100 flights. Pulling up ICPA, Justice Gita Mittal said: "Think properly about what is going on. Sickness, education...
  • Delhi High Court bars AI pilot strike April 27, 2011

    Mumbai: A stressful day for Air India passengers as dozens of flights were cancelled across the country. 650 pilots who fly domestic routes went on strike after the talks with the management and the Chief Labour Commissioner failed on Tuesday. Air India Passengers were left stranded on airports. Prashant Shingwal, passenger...
  • Sacking of pilots the right decision: Vyalar April 27, 2011

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Vyalar Ravi on Wednesday welcomed the decision of Delhi High Court to stay the strike by Air India pilots. Ravi slammed the strike calling it the "most irresponsible" decision of the pilots association. "It is not expected from a recognised association," he said. "Sacking of six...
  • Eighth arrest made in fake pilot scam April 20, 2011

    New Delhi: Another pilot was arrested for using forged documents to acquire a flying on Wednesday. Captain Swaran Singh Talwar was arrested in Delhi. He allegedly forged his marksheets to acquire the airline transport pilot license. Talwar was employed with MDLR airlines. Police had earlier issued a lookout notice for...
  • Licences of fake pilots will be cancelled: Vyalar April 19, 2011

    Civil aviation minister Vyalar Ravi said, "The DGCA is responsible for issuing certificates and pilot licenses". ...
  • Sailors' kin meet Minister, hope for release March 4, 2011

    New Delhi: As the seven-day deadline to pay ransom for the sailors held captive off the Somalian Coast comes closer, time is running out for their families back in India. Even as they met the people who could do some thing to help. Captive Sailor's wife Shampa Singh said, "There...
  • Guruvayur shuts doors on non-Hindus June 17, 2007

    Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala): The head priest of the Guruvayur temple, Sathisan Namboodiripad, has made it clear that non-Hindus will not be allowed into the temple. "Temple traditions are not such that they should be changed with the times. The purpose of this meeting was to make...
  • Vyalar blasts Guruvayur temple May 22, 2007

    New Delhi: Union Minister Vyalar Ravi on Tuesday lashed out at the Guruvayur temple management for carrying out purification rituals after his son's visit to the Sri Krishna Temple. Ravi said his family is contemplating legal action against the temple authorities over the shocking incident. The temple priests performed...