Indian Airlines: News

10 Aug 2022

Jyotiraditya Scindia

How changes in airfare rules from August-end will affect prices

India's airline sector is soon likely to breathe a sigh of relief following major changes in air ticketing rules.

12 Oct 2021

Jyotiraditya Scindia

No restrictions on domestic flight capacity from October 18: Centre

Amid the improving COVID-19 situation in the country, the Civil Aviation Ministry on Tuesday permitted domestic airlines to function at their full capacity from October 18 onwards.

Delhi airport's T2 terminal to resume operations from July 22

The T2 terminal of the Delhi international airport will resume operations from July 22, two months after it was shut down due to a significant drop in domestic air traffic owing to the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, a statement said on Saturday.

07 Dec 2020


IndiGo to refund all passengers for canceled flights by January-end

Budget flier IndiGo on Monday committed to refunding all customer credit shells created by cancellations due to COVID-19 by January 31, 2021.

10 Sep 2019

Pakistan News

Masood Azhar is unwell, his brother is running Jaish-e-Mohammed: Report

Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar is unwell and in his absence, his brother Abdul Rauf Asghar is running the show, reports TOI.

02 Mar 2019

Pakistan News

Masood Azhar, afflicted with renal failure, being treated in Army-hospital?

Masood Azhar, the founder of the dreaded terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), is suspected to be afflicted with renal failure and is under regular dialysis at an army hospital in Rawalpindi in Pakistan, officials in New Delhi said today.

26 Feb 2019


#IndiaStrikesBack: IAF airstrikes' target involved in 1999 IC-814 Kandahar Hijack

India on Tuesday carried out air strikes to destroy Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror modules in Pakistan's Balakot along the Line of Control (LoC) avenging the deadly Pulwama terror attack.

20 Feb 2019


France to move UN to blacklist JeM chief Masood Azhar

In the aftermath of the horrific Pulwama attack, France, in a major move, has decided to move the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to designate Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a "global terrorist".

18 Feb 2019


Slammed for comments on Pulwama, Sidhu reminds BJP of Kandahar

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, whose remarks on Pulwama attack, stoked a controversy upped his ante against BJP on Sunday by reminding the party of the Kandahar episode.

China blocks India's bid to declare Masood as global-terrorist, again

On Friday, China refused to back India's bid in the United Nations to declare Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist, despite the organization taking responsibility for the deadly Pulwama attack.

27 Nov 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Sunil Arora replaces OP Rawat as new Chief Election Commissioner

Sunil Arora has been appointed as new Chief Election Commissioner by President Ram Nath Kovind. Arora will take charge on December 2.

21 Nov 2018


Indian airlines can meet just 3 weeks' expenses; needs govt-help

Amid rising fuel prices and the weakening rupee, airlines in India are having a hard time staying afloat, and have asked the government to help them get unsecured credit from oil companies and airports.

19 Apr 2018


Now, Rajkummar Rao starrer 'Omerta' to release on May 4

The release of Rajkummar Rao-starrer "Omerta" has been postponed to May 4 as the clearance from the Censor Board on the film came in recently.

24 Feb 2018

Jayant Sinha

Air-India Sale: Government might sell it completely, shedding 100% stake

The Centre is mulling options for selling Air India completely, which include offloading 100% of its stake the debt-ridden national carrier.

09 Feb 2018


Kashmir shuts down on Afzal Guru's 5th death anniversary

Security agencies across J&K are on high alert due to the fifth death anniversary of the Parliament attack convict, Afzal Guru today.

16 Jan 2018


Centre to divide Air India into 4 firms before sale

Centre will split the debt-laden Air India (AI) into four separate entities by 2018-end under a divestment plan proposed by PM Narendra Modi. 51% stake in each entity would be sold.

29 Oct 2017

Jammu And Kashmir

Congress distances itself from Chidambaram's "azadi in Jammu-Kashmir" statement

Drawing sharp criticism from BJP, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said the Union Government should seriously consider Jammu & Kashmir's "azadi" demand and give greater autonomy to the restive state.

07 Sep 2017


How India's real-life James Bond untied the Doklam knot

Indian National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Kumar Doval is being seen as PM Narendra Modi's right-hand man responsible for the resolution of the Doklam standoff, on terms favoring India.

17 Aug 2017

Delhi High Court

Get ready to pay more for excess baggage on flights

The luxury of flying keeps getting costlier for the common man. In the latest blow for passengers, airlines are now free to charge up to Rs. 350/kg for luggage beyond 15kg.

10 Aug 2017


Do you know who created the classic Doordarshan logo?

Many '80s and '90s kids will remember watching Doordarshan's logo montage with the channel's signature tune playing in the background on the TV.

06 Jul 2017


'Give It Up': Government extends subsidy campaign to railways

The government is extending its subsidy reduction plans to more sectors. After targeting LPG and food, now the Centre wants people to give up their rail fare subsidy.

23 Jun 2017


Air India story: the airline that was destined to crash

Rumors are afloat that the Tata Group is interested in buying the white elephant of the Indian government, Air India.

30 May 2017


CBI to probe UPA's aviation ministry decisions, files 3 FIRs

The CBI has registered a preliminary inquiry into the merger of Air India and Indian Airlines saying the merger resulted in heavy losses to Indian taxpayers.

23 May 2017


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.

09 May 2017


Gujarat Dy CM's 'heavily drunk' son barred from boarding flight

According to Ahmedabad airport officials, the son of Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel was barred from boarding a flight to Greece as he was highly inebriated.

20 Apr 2017


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.

07 Apr 2017


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.

25 Mar 2017


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 2017


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".

17 Mar 2017


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.)

28 Feb 2017


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.

21 Oct 2016


Air India looks to woo travelers with Wi-Fi on board

Indian airline carrier Air India is eyeing better services on air to gain travelers, and help boost its revenues.

11 Oct 2016


Ajit Doval to Pak: Stop terror, then hold talks

India's National Security Advisor Ajit Doval has told Pakistani NSA Naseer Janjua that the only way India and Pakistan can hold peace talks is if Pakistan stops exporting terror to India.

21 Sep 2016


Indians confident of Modi's foreign policy shaped by NSA Doval

India's position in the world has improved since Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister in 2014, according to US-based Pew Research Center's recent annual opinion poll.

08 Sep 2016

Indian Railways

Railways introduces 'surge pricing'

Indian Railways has introduced 'surge pricing' or flexible fares which will come into effect from September 9, 2016.

10 Aug 2016


No operating losses for Air India this year, says minister

Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said the state-run Air India had made no operating loss this year despite its precarious financial condition.