Air India bailout: Revival package for debt-ridden national carrier in final stages, says civil aviation minister Jayant Sinha
The revival package is being undertaken after the government failed to divest the Air India to private operators due to huge liabilities.
Air India bailout: Discussions on revival package for beleaguered airline at 'advanced stage', says Jayant Sinha
Last week, the finance ministry reportedly rejected aviation ministry's proposal to waive Air India's working capital debt of Rs 30,000 crore in one go.
Fuel price hike: SpiceJet CMD says current situation 'quite scary', asks govt to give domestic carriers 'level playing field'
Ajay Singh's comments came against the backdrop of domestic carriers suffering financial reverses in the wake of rising oil prices and depreciating rupee.
The direction was issued after the air hostess moved a plea challenging the ICC's 20 July decision rejecting her request that a local commissioner be appointed to examine the witnesses.
peaking at the inaugural event of the new domestic terminal building of Gorakhpur Airport, he said, "Today airfare is less than that of an auto-rickshaw. You will ask how is that possible? When two people take an auto-rickshaw they pay a fare of Rs 10 which means they're charged Rs 5 per kilometre but when you go by air you are charged Rs 4 per kilometre."
The regulations are intended to enable visual line-of-sight, daytime-only drone flight operations.
SpiceJet's biofuel flight comes at a time when the airline industry is grappling with spiralling fuel prices that are impacting their profitability. However, use of biofuel for regular flights would take some time.
Activists gather in Delhi's Jantar Mantar to protest growing incidents of mob lynching, call for directives to prevent vigilantism
Many activists gathered in Delhi's Jantar Mantar to protest against the rising hate crimes in the country and called for directives to curb vigilantism
Raghubar Das refutes Swami Agnivesh's claim that attack on him was 'pre-planned', says he was not informed of Jharkhand visit
Refuting Swami Agnivesh's claim that the attack on him in Jharkhand last month was "pre-planned", chief minister Raghubar Das today said he or the state authorities had no information about the social activist's visit to the state.
Government seeks Parliament's approval for $143 million capital injection in Air India during current fiscal year
The government last month shelved a plan to sell a majority stake in Air India due to lack of interest from bidders
Opposition members raise slogans against Jayant Sinha over garlanding row, demand apology from BJP leader
Opposition members in the Lok Sabha on Thursday raised slogans against civil aviation minister Jayant Sinha for garlanding men convicted of lynching a meat trader in Jharkhand.
Civil Aviation Ministry working on another version of regional air connectivity scheme UDAN, says Jayant Sinha
The existing scheme, known as Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN), seeks to connect unserved and under-served airports in different parts of the country
Civilian drones likely to fly from October; Civil Aviation Ministry to implement regulatory framework for UAVs
Drones for civilian purposes are likely to start flying in India from October onwards, a senior official said, as the Civil Aviation Ministry expects to soon put in place the regulatory framework for unmanned aerial vehicles.
Anatomy of lynching: Hapur violence exposes police failure in controlling mobs; tightening intel, raising awareness are key
Hapur is notorious for cases of mob violence. Several videos have appeared showing Dalits being thrashed and local goons being left at the mercy of the people.
'Don't indulge in shoot-and-scoot politics': Jayant Sinha challenges Rahul Gandhi to open debate on Ramgarh lynching case
Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, on Thursday, challenged Congress president Rahul Gandhi for an open debate on the Ramgarh lynching case.
Jayant Sinha garlands Ramgarh lynching convicts: Union minister 'expresses regret', says law will take own course
On Friday, Sinha sparked a political row after he garlanded eight men convicted of hacking to death cattle trader Alimuddin Ansari last June
Jayant Sinha garlands Ramgarh lynching convicts: Rahul Gandhi shares petition seeking withdrawal of minister's 'Harvard alumni status'
The petition states that Jayant Sinha recently garlanded the convicts in the Ramgarh lynching case and his actions have "shocked the nation".
'People have freedom to meet anyone': Nitin Gadkari defends Giriraj Singh and Jayant Sinha in exclusive interview with Firstpost
Nitin Gadkari said that debating such issues was irrelevant for the unity, unification and future of the country.
'Govt will honour you for killing somebody': Opposition criticises Jayant Sinha for garlanding Ramgarh lynching convicts
After being criticised, Jayant Sinha had defended the accused, saying the high court had granted them bail in the Ramgarh lynching case.