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16 Jul 2017Narendra Modi
RTI on Modi and Manmohan Singh foreign trips denied
Another RTI request by Nutan Thakur seeking information on costs incurred in international trips by PM Modi and Manmohan Singh was denied.
23 May 2017India
DGCA to train 120 engineers for 'airworthiness'
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has decided to train 120 "airworthiness-engineers" who were hired over the last 3-4 years. The training is being conducted so they can fit their job-description better.
23 May 2017India
Air India Maharaja is selling off trinkets to stage comeback
Air India has often been cited as the white elephant of Indian government, you can't let go of it but every day that you decide to keep it, you know it's going to eat into your income.
05 May 2017India
Attention unruly passengers! India will soon have a no-fly list
Following the Air India slapping row in March, centre on Friday issued draft rules for the aviation sector on no-fly list.
05 May 2017Delhi
Delhi: Air India gets aircraft-cleaning robot at Delhi Airport
DIAL and Air India SATS together brought in a giant aircraft cleaning robot called the Nordic Dino II to the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) on Thursday.
04 May 2017India
UDAN: Govt to spend Rs. 6.6-7.1cr on just one sector
On the first Delhi-Shimla flight under the UDAN scheme, government paid for 24 seats (50% of capacity), or Rs. 82,560 per flight.
29 Apr 2017India
UDAN Flight Scheme: Low fares and regional connectivity
PM Narendra Modi launched the UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) or Regional Air Connectivity Scheme (RCS) in a bid to achieve twin goals of connectivity and affordability.
27 Apr 2017India
Modi launches UDAN scheme for cheap flights
PM Modi has launched the UDAN scheme to make air travel cheaper and improve connectivity between cities and small towns.
22 Apr 2017India
Air India lowers senior citizen concession age, but scam continues?
Air India has lowered the age for availing senior citizen concession from 63 to 60; the change will be effective immediately across all domestic fights.
21 Apr 2017India
Author Rashmi Bansal says Murthy touched her, made inappropriate advances
Rashmi Bansal, author of 'Stay hungry, Stay foolish' has come forward accusing Mahesh Murthy of having inappropriate propositioning and physically touching her.
20 Apr 2017India
Viral video: Sena MP Gaikwad now seen arguing with cops
Wading into another controversy, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad had a heated argument with cops at Latur when they tried to disperse a protest by him.
17 Apr 2017India
AI to fine unruly passengers up to Rs.15 lakh fine
To tackle the menace of unruly passengers Air India will impose a fine of up to Rs. 15 lakh for unruly passengers who cause delays of 2 hours or more.
17 Apr 2017India
More autonomy for AI airport managers to check unruly flyers
Air India is mulling more autonomy to its airport managers to check incidents of unruly passengers.
13 Apr 2017India
Budget session concludes: Bills passed, disruptions and more
Parliament on Wednesday concluded its budget session, which passed landmark legislations including the four Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill and the Mental Healthcare bill.
12 Apr 2017India
The United Airlines controversy throws "overbooking" in the spotlight
The United Airlines controversy - when security personnel dragged off a passenger with a confirmed ticket as they needed to transport crew on the "overbooked" flight - has thrown the spotlight on a phenomenon that is quite common, but often overlooked.
12 Apr 2017Maharashtra
Mumbai: Peddlers lure college students by distributing free cocaine
In order to attract youngsters, drug peddlers are distributing 'love sips' or 'love drops' (slang for cocaine sachets) for free amongst college-going students of South Mumbai.
07 Apr 2017India
Air India lifts ban on Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad
ANI reported that Air India has lifted the flying ban on Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, a day after Sena members demanded the civil aviation ministry intervene in the matter.
07 Apr 2017Mumbai
IIT-Bombay gets notified for software piracy
The Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay) was recently served with a 'license non-compliance' notice by a proprietary software major.
06 Apr 2017Supreme Court Of India
Haj subsidy 2017: Government grant drops by over 50%
With a drop of over 50% in Haj subsidy for 2017, pilgrims from Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Mumbai won't be covered under the scheme this year.
06 Apr 2017Shiv Sena
Air India and one man's stand against political hooliganism
The very people we choose to represent us are often the ones who turn tyrants, forgetting they were chosen to serve the people.
03 Apr 2017India
Udan: Air India subsidiary first airline to take wing
Air India Ltd's low-cost arm Alliance Air, which plans to launch services with a flight from Bhatinda to Delhi later in April, will be the first airlines to sign up for the government's Udan scheme,
01 Apr 2017India
Regional airlines: Captain Gopinath of Air-Deccan fame makes a comeback
Captain G.R. Gopinath, the man behind the Air Deccan franchise which pioneered low-cost airfares in India, is set to make a comeback.
27 Mar 2017Mumbai
Citizens' group challenges upcoming Shivaji memorial
A citizens' forum named APLI (A Port Lands Initiative) Mumbai, with the help of documents accessed through RTI, concluded that it is not feasible for the government to carry on with the construction of the upcoming Shivaji memorial worth Rs. 3,600crore.
25 Mar 2017India
United Indian airlines bar abusive Sena MP from flying
A day after Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad assaulted an Air India employee, all domestic airlines barred him from flying with them for an indefinite period.
24 Mar 2017India
Air India slapping incident: Major airlines stand together
Following the assault on an Air India staffer, major players SpiceJet and IndiGo extended their support towards the "no fly list".
24 Mar 2017India
Air India mulls own no-fly list after Sena MP's attack
After Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad assaulted an Air India staffer for being seated in economy class, the carrier is mulling its own no-fly list to bar such passengers.
23 Mar 2017India
Sexual Harassment in India: Law, liability and things to know
Recent times have seen a surge in high profile cases on sexual harassment. Accusations have hit employees of major corporates like Uber, PSU's like Air India, and recently in the start-up world, like The Viral Fever.
23 Mar 2017Maharashtra
Shiv Sena MP attacked Air India employee with slippers
Ravindra Gaikwad, a Shiv Sena MP attacked one of the members of the Air India staff with slippers on Thursday.
23 Mar 2017Barack Obama
SC deems perks given to former MPs, MLAs 'unreasonable'
The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Centre to respond why facilities given to former MPs and MLAs should not be scrapped.
17 Mar 2017India
Govt dismisses CAG report, says Air India profitable
Dismissing a CAG report that highlighted operational losses in Air India, the government said AI's original profit figures were correct based on GAAP (Generally accepted accounting principles.)
14 Mar 2017Delhi Police
Delhi-Chicago Air India flight had no functioning lavatories
According to reports, an Air India flight from Delhi that took off for Chicago had only 8 out of 12 toilets functioning.
07 Mar 2017Delhi
2017 International Women's Day
The 2017 International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 every year. This year's theme is 'Be Bold for Change'.
04 Mar 2017Mumbai
Joke goes too far, Mumbai model arrested for crying "bomb"
Kanchan Thakur, a 27-year-old model, was arrested after she triggered panic at Mumbai's Sahar airport T2.
04 Mar 2017India
'Dangerous flyers' will be barred from flying in India
Union Aviation Minister, Jayant Sinha, has confirmed that India is set to have its own 'no-fly list' that will ensure unruly passengers are debarred from flying.
28 Feb 2017India
Majority stakes in AirIndia may be sold to investor
The government is planning to sell 51% stakes in national carrier Air India to a strategic partner to turn around the loss-making airline.
27 Feb 2017Mumbai
Mumbai is India's richest city: Report
According to the latest New World Wealth Report, Mumbai is the richest city of India with a total wealth of $820 billion.
16 Feb 2017Mumbai
Work on Metro-III draws ire over tree felling, noise pollution
Work on Metro-III has come under fire, with residents of Cuffe Parade registering protest against the felling of trees and MMRDA's proposal of continuing work 24x7.
14 Feb 2017Navi Mumbai
Mumbai-based photographer wins World Press Photo Award
Mumbai-based photographer Nayan Khanolkar was ranked second in Nature category at the World Press Photo Awards.
11 Feb 2017Abu Dhabi
Air India Express eyes tie-ups to manage revenue losses
Low-cost carrier Air India Express (AIE) is looking for code-sharing agreements with other airlines for routes in South East Asia, following the loss of revenue from West Asia.
06 Feb 2017Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi)
AI flies bird-hit plane with 122 on board; breaches security
On Monday morning soon after take-off, an Air India flight experienced a bird-hit which was deemed as a serious threat to the aircraft.