09 Feb 2021
After Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and delegations of BJD and BJP MPs urged the Centre to withdraw the draft bylaws notification issued by the National Monuments Authority (NMA) stopping any developmental work within 100 meters radius of Shree Jagannath temple in Puri, it was taken back on Monday.
04 Jan 2021
Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri reopened for all devotees on Sunday after remaining closed for nine months due to the pandemic.
29 Dec 2020
Last week, the Indian government suspended flights to and from the United Kingdom till December 31, in view of the mutated strain of coronavirus.
23 Dec 2020
The Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri, which closed in the middle of March in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, reopened for devotees on Wednesday.
30 Oct 2020
The lower and upper limits on fares for domestic air travel will remain in place for another three months, till February 24, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday.
22 Oct 2020
Eight months after strict restrictions were imposed on inbound and outbound travel, the Indian government on Thursday eased visa curbs for Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO), and foreign nationals, saying they can visit the country for any purpose, except tourism.
28 Aug 2020
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) announced that passengers who refuse to wear masks on flights would be put on a no-fly list.
25 Aug 2020
Come Diwali (November 14), much of India's domestic civil air traffic will be restored to original numbers, said Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday.
18 Aug 2020
India has proposed to establish bilateral air bubble arrangements with five of its neighbors, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Tuesday. Notably, Pakistan is not among the list of neighbors.
08 Aug 2020
The digital flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder from the Air India flight that crashed in Kerala on Friday evening have been recovered, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Saturday.
08 Aug 2020
Had it not been for the deceased pilots, Wing Commander Deepak Vasant Sathe and Captain Akhilesh Kumar, the unfortunate Air India Express flight would have caught fire and taken more lives, survivors of last evening's crash said.
16 Jul 2020
India on Thursday announced it has set up bilateral "air bubbles" with France and the US to resume international commercial flights from Friday.
22 Jun 2020
Hearing petitions against its earlier order, which stopped the famed Rath Yatra in Puri, Odisha, the Supreme Court on Monday empowered the Odisha government to take a call.
04 Jun 2020
A recent report from India Today had suggested that the Ministry of Civil Aviation was contemplating to resume international flight operations in July.
01 Jun 2020
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Monday asked airlines to keep middle seats vacant during journeys to ward off risks of coronavirus transmission.
01 Jun 2020
From today, June 1, the Indian Railways will be running 200 special trains (100 pairs), with more than 1.45 lakh passengers traveling on the first day itself.
25 May 2020
Two months after all air travel was suspended in India, amid coronavirus crisis, domestic operations restarted from today, with a number of precautions.
24 May 2020
Even as domestic passenger flights are set to resume in India from Monday, some states have questioned the move citing issues with rules and their reluctance to accept flights.
21 May 2020
As domestic flight operations are set to resume from Monday, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said there will be no quarantine for passengers.
21 May 2020
Once airlines restore partial services from Monday, they will have to adhere to the pricing guidelines of the Civil Aviation Ministry, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday. The rates will be capped for three months.
20 May 2020
After Cyclone Amphan made landfall at Digha in West Bengal on Wednesday, reports emerged of the deaths of two people in the state.
20 May 2020
Domestic flights are set to resume operations from May 25 after being grounded for nearly two months amid the nationwide lockdown, imposed to limit the spread of COVID-19.
19 May 2020
At a press briefing, called to shed light on the preparedness about the impending Cyclone Amphan, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday that it is the most intense cyclone to have been formed over the Bay of Bengal after 1999.
17 May 2020
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has deployed 17 teams to Odisha and West Bengal as the approaching Cyclone Amphan threatens the two states.
19 Apr 2020
A day after Air India opened bookings for flights traveling May 4 onwards, a report said restrictions on air and train travel may continue beyond May 3.
18 Apr 2020
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday said that 75% of all coronavirus-related deaths in India involved patients over the age of 60.
30 Jan 2020
Budget flier IndiGo on Tuesday suspended stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra from flying with the airline after the latter heckled journalist Arnab Goswami on a Mumbai-Lucknow flight.
27 Jan 2020
The government wants to sell Air India and has invited bids for the same. But unlike its previous attempt in 2018, this time the government has put its complete stake in the debt-ridden airlines on sale.
18 Jan 2020
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet will soon welcome new members, including technocrats who could influence major decisions.
11 May 2019
On May 3, Cyclone Fani made landfall in Odisha and left a trail of destruction. As the coastal state is struggling to pick up its pieces, residents are losing cool, and naturally so.
05 May 2019
Cyclone Fani, the rare storm which hit Odisha on Friday wreaked havoc in Puri, the home of Lord Jagannath, with residents struggling in the absence of drinking water and food. The death toll due to Fani (pronounced as Foni) reached 16.
04 May 2019
One of the biggest cyclones to hit India in 20 years, Cyclone Fani entered West Bengal on Saturday morning a day after making landfall in Odisha, where eight people lost their lives.
03 May 2019
Cyclone Fani made landfall in the Puri district of Odisha this morning.
23 Mar 2019
The Bharatiya Janata Party released its second list of candidates for upcoming Lok Sabha elections late on Friday night.
18 Jan 2019
On Friday morning, at least a dozen flights from Delhi was put on hold for nearly three hours, as a dense fog engulfed the national capital, leading to poor visibility conditions.
10 Oct 2018
After violence erupted at the iconic Jagannath Temple in Puri on October 3, the Supreme Court, on Wednesday, said that no policemen should enter the temple with weapons and shoes.
10 Oct 2018
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning that a cyclonic storm, Titli, is developing in the Bay of Bengal and moving towards the Andhra Pradesh and the Odisha coast.
08 Oct 2018
Five policemen have been suspended for dereliction of duty following the violence that rocked Puri on October 3 over protests at Jagannath temple, police said.
04 Aug 2018
Forecasting formation of a low-pressure area over West Bengal and neighborhood during the next 48 hours, the IMD today predicted heavy rainfall in the next two days in Odisha.
15 Jul 2018
Even as Rath Yatra was celebrated with fervor in Puri, a small town Marada in Odisha's Ganjam district, which houses a 300-year-old Jagannath temple, spent a quiet day with no chariots rolling out of the shrine.