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SC notice on plea for probing Air India’s ‘unnecessary plane purchases’ (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government and Air India on a petition seeking a CBI probe into the "unnecessary" purchase of ... Read more...

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SC asks Air India to probe ‘unnecessary purchase’ of aircraft


September 21st, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government and Air India on a petition seeking probe into the "unnecessary" purchase of 111 aircraft ... Read more...

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Private airlines not keen to operate in northeast: NEC


September 4th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 3 (IANS) The North Eastern Council (NEC) is not finding a suitable airline company to operate in the northeastern states, an official of the regional planning body said ... Read more...

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Large aircraft allowed from Patna till Aug 31


August 12th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 12 (IANS) Large aircraft such as Airbus 320 and Boeing 737 have been allowed to operate from Patna airport till Aug 31, officials said Sunday.The the Airports Authority ... Read more...

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Civil Aviation Authority to replace regulator DGCA: Ajit Singh


July 17th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 17 (IANS) Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) would soon be replaced with a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to regulate the troubled sector, which has been ... Read more...

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Air India to lease out fuel guzzling 777s


June 12th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Air India will lease out some of its fuel-guzzling Boeing 777s to private airlines to save on costs and restructure international operations on receiving the ... Read more...

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Aircraft purchase: High court refuses to pass order


June 1st, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday refused to pass any order on a plea seeking an enquiry into the purchase of 111 aircraft for the Air ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha expresses concern over exorbitant airfares


May 10th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Thursday expressed concern over exorbitant increase in air-fares, leading the government to promise that it will look into the issue.Raising the ... Read more...

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Domestic airlines’ 2011-12 losses around Rs.10,000 crore


May 3rd, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The total operational losses of all domestic airlines, barring the budget carrier IndiGo, in 2011-12 is estimated to be around Rs.10,000 crore, Civil Aviation Minister ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily rues political rift over crash probe


April 24th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) A Pakistani daily has described as "agonising" the political rift over the probe into an aircrash here that left 127 people dead.The Bhoja Air 737, on ... Read more...

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Book catches fascinating flight of Indian aviation


March 15th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 15 (IANS) Did you know that as many as 10 private airlines were operating in India in 1948? Or that the air ticket between Calcutta and Delhi cost ... Read more...

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India plans flights to Tanzania, Ethiopia


March 14th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 14 (IANS) As economic ties grow with Africa, India will improve air connectivity with the continent, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said, adding that flights would be introduced ... Read more...

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Private airlines to have global traffic rights


March 14th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 14 (IANS) The government is considering giving traffic rights to private airlines on global routes to help them tide over their financial problems, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit ... Read more...

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‘Proposal for FDI in domestic carriers sent to commerce ministry’


February 23rd, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) A proposal has been sent to the commerce ministry to permit foreign carriers invest in India's cash-strapped private airlines, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh ... Read more...

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Government notifies direct fuel import by airlines


February 22nd, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Indian government Wednesday notified direct import of jet fuel -- a long standing demand of the domestic airline industry -- and called upon ... Read more...

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Pilot’s wife commits suicide, police suspect dowry death


February 19th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) A case of dowry death has been lodged against a pilot with a private airlines after his wife died in hospital after her attempt ... Read more...

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‘Government should encourage competition in transport sector’


February 17th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The government should take active steps to encourage competition in the transport sector to allow passengers to benefit from low costs and greeater choices, consumer ... Read more...

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Airlines should tie-up with suppliers to import jet fuel


February 16th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The civil aviation ministry Thursday said domestic airlines interested in importing jet fuel should tie up with suppliers who have the infrastructure to import ... Read more...

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Woman delivers stillborn baby at Chennai airport


February 16th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) A woman from Andhra Pradesh gave birth to a stillborn baby at the Chennai airport Thursday morning after she was denied permission to board a flight ... Read more...

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Private Indian airlines allowed to expand overseas services


February 14th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The Indian government Tuesday allowed domestic private airlines to expand their overseas operations by using the maximum permissible limits of bilateral flying rights.So far, only ... Read more...

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Government rolls out plan to help domestic airlines (Roundup)


February 7th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) To help cash-strapped Indian airlines, a group of ministers (GoM) led by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday rolled out a plan for the carriers ... Read more...

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Cabinet may consider FDI by foreign airlines before budget


January 31st, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The civil aviation ministry's proposal to allow foreign capital by international airlines in cash-strapped domestic carriers may come up for the cabinet's approval before ... Read more...

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GoM to look into foreign capital in domestic airlines


January 13th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) A group of ministers (GoM) is expected to meet next week to look into the demands raised by some of the major airlines to ... Read more...

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Ajit Singh - a political acrobat (Lead)


December 18th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh is an instinctive deal-maker and can quickly see on which side the grass is greener.This technocrat-turned-politician, son ... Read more...

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Does PM represent corporates, asks CPI


December 6th, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 6 (IANS) Accusing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of ignoring the demands of trade unions, Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Gurudas Dasgupta Tuesday questioned whether he represents ... Read more...

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PM to meet airlines chiefs Saturday


November 25th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) In an attempt to chart a way out for the cash-strapped Indian aviation industry, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet with the heads of ... Read more...

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Goof up reveals locations of military bases


October 19th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) In a major goof up, the Indian Army's forward bases in sensitive Jammu and Kashmir and northeastern states such as Arunachal Pradesh were posted online ... Read more...

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Karnataka’s Hubli airport on high alert against terror attack


September 25th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 25 (IANS) Hubli airport in north Karnataka has been put on high alert after a tip-off by intelligence agencies that a small aircraft may be hijacked and crashed ... Read more...

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Vayalar tells states to cut tax on jet fuel


September 19th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 19 (IANS) Union Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi Monday urged states across the country to waive extra sales tax on aviation turbine fuel to minimise the impact of ... Read more...

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Rahi venture begins Gulbarga airport project


August 11th, 2011 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 10 (IANS) Regional Airport-Holdings International Ltd (Rahi), a joint venture (JV) between Comet Infra-Developments Pvt. Ltd (CIDL) and IL&FS; Transportation Networks Ltd (ITNL), commenced project work on ... Read more...

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Foreign pilots to be eased out by 2013: DGCA


July 11th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 11 (IANS) Foreign pilots employed in the Indian aviation industry would be asked to leave by 2013, the head of the country's airlines regulator said Monday."This is the ... Read more...

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Assam’s Bordoloi airport to become regional hub: Vayalar Ravi


June 25th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 25 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi Saturday said Assam's Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport will be made a regional hub to increase air connectivity to the northeastern ... Read more...

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Reports of near-misses in Delhi untrue: Airport authority


May 20th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Slamming recent media reports of alleged lapses committed by the air traffic control (ATC) at the international airport here, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) ... Read more...

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Airlines asked to explain on price hike by May 25


May 14th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Officials of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) will meet private airline officials May 25 to seek their explanation on the sudden hike in fares ... Read more...

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Airlines quizzed on fare hike during Air India stir


May 13th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Competition Commission of India (CCI) Friday met representatives of private airlines seeking an explanation for the sudden hike in fares during the 10-day strike ... Read more...

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