Suresh Prabhu: News

26 Oct 2020

Narendra Modi

2016 Kanpur train-accident: Not conspiracy, corrosion blamed for 152 deaths

Four years ago, the Indore-Patna Express derailed near Kanpur, killing 152 passengers. The accident, one of the worst to hit Indian Railways, was suggested to be a result of a terrorist conspiracy, even by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

08 Jan 2020


#CareerBytes: All your questions about CA program answered

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after professional courses in the country. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) provides the three-level CA program.

15 Oct 2019


#CareerBytes: All your questions about Chartered Accountancy (CA) answered

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after professional courses in the country. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) provides the three-level CA program.

28 Jun 2019


#CareerBytes: All your questions about Chartered Accountancy (CA) answered

Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after professional courses in the country. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) provides the three-level CA program.

16 Apr 2019

Jet Airways

Prabhu calls for review of issues related to Jet Airways

Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu has called for a review of issues related to struggling Jet Airways, including rising fares and flight cancellations.

19 Mar 2019


Jet Airways' flight safety at risk: Aircraft engineers to DGCA

Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu has ordered an emergency meeting after the Jet Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Welfare Association (JAMEWA) wrote to the aviation watchdog that Jet Airways' flight safety is at risk.

15 Nov 2018

Piyush Goyal

TM Krishna's Delhi-concert canceled after right-wing trolls target him

In what serves as a reminder that actions on the web have an impact on the real world, the concert of renowned Carnatic singer TM Krishna was called off in the national capital after right-wing trolls targeted him.

08 Nov 2018

Jet Airways

DGCA asks airlines to address issues with Boeing-737 MAX planes

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has asked Jet Airways and SpiceJet to take corrective action to address possible issues with their Boeing 737 MAX planes that could lead to "significant altitude loss" of the aircraft.

21 Oct 2018


Suresh Prabhu: India has 'late-mover advantage' in creating green infrastructure

Union Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday said that India had "late mover advantage" when compared to the Western world in creating infrastructure in a "green, clean, and environment-friendly" way.

04 Oct 2018


Soon, travelers can use facial recognition biometric to enter airports

Travelers will soon be able to enter airports in the country with facial recognition biometric under the government's Digi Yatra initiative, which seeks to promote paperless and hassle-free air travel.

23 Sep 2018


Railways Ministry spent Rs. 13.46cr on inaugurations via video-conferencing: RTI

The Railways Ministry has spent Rs. 13.46cr on the inauguration of various rail projects and services via video conferencing between Nov'14 and Sep'17, according to a reply to an RTI query.

20 Sep 2018

Jet Airways

After Jet Airways' negligence, Prabhu orders safety-audit of all airlines

Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu ordered a safety audit of all scheduled airlines and airports, amid recent incidents related to the safety of passengers.

04 Sep 2018


India plans to construct 100 airports worth $60bn: Suresh Prabhu

India plans to construct 100 airports at an estimated cost of $60 billion (about Rs. 4.2 lakh crore) in the next 10 to 15 years, Civil Aviation Minister, Suresh Prabhu said today.

19 Aug 2018


Kerala: Commercial flight operations from Kochi Naval Base from tomorrow

The Center yesterday said Kerala's Kochi Naval Base will be thrown open for commercial flight operations from the morning of August 20, bringing a huge relief to people awaiting the resumption of air service from Kochi.

09 Aug 2018

British Airways

British Airways offloads Indian family over crying 3-year-old son

In a shocking case, an Indian family has alleged their three-year-old child was threatened by a crew member of British Airways because he was crying.

05 Aug 2018

Piyush Goyal

Piyush Goyal proposes higher pay, rank for Railway General Managers

Union Minister Piyush Goyal has proposed a higher rank and pay scale for Railway General Managers, making them equivalent to Secretaries in Central government and at par with the state Chief Secretaries, Ministry source said.

04 Aug 2018


Chandrababu Naidu, Suresh Prabhu visit Chennai-hospital to inquire about Karunanidhi

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and Union Minister Suresh Prabhu today visited a hospital in Chennai where the president of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), M Karunanidhi, has been undergoing treatment since July 28.

26 Jul 2018


Ghatkopar plane crash: Prabhu assures co-pilot's husband of fair probe

The husband of a co-pilot, who died in a plane crash at Mumbai's Ghatkopar area last month, met Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu yesterday, who assured him of a fair investigation into the incident.

15 Jul 2018

Delhi High Court

#SexualHarassment: Air-India asked to replace panel-chief after air hostess's complaint

Delhi High Court has asked Air India to replace the chairperson of its panel looking into the sexual harassment allegations by an air hostess against one of its senior officials.

02 Jul 2018


10 lakh traders to protest against Flipkart-Walmart deal today

Around 10 lakh traders are launching a country-wide protest against the multibillion dollar deal between Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart and US-based retail giant Walmart.

29 Jun 2018

Delhi Police

'ReUnite': A mobile app to track missing children

A mobile application for tracking missing and abandoned children was launched by Union Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu and Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi in New Delhi today.

22 Jun 2018

Jayant Sinha

New interiors, modified crew-uniforms, better menu: Air India's 'Maharaja' makeover

The debt-ridden Air India is putting its flights through a major makeover, in an attempt to lure passengers and boost business.

12 Jun 2018


Monsoon splash: Run-days of Vistadome coach on Mumbai-Goa route reduced

Due to monsoons, Indian Railways have decided to run the popular Vistadome coach on the Mumbai-Goa route only on six days instead of seven.

12 Jun 2018

Donald Trump

Harley Davidson tariffs, GSP to be discussed in Indo-US talks

After a long-drawn tension between the US and India over trade disputes, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer are set to discuss terms in Washington.

08 Jun 2018


FDI in India rose 3% to $61.96bn in 2017-18: Government

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in India increased to $222.75bn from $152bn, registering a growth of 3% ($61.96bn) in 2017-18, said DIPP Secretary Ramesh Abhishek.

29 May 2018

Sexual Harassment

Was sexually harassed for 6yrs; Air India did nothing: Air-hostess

In a letter to Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu, an Air India (AI) airhostess has accused a senior executive of sexual harassment since six years.

29 May 2018

Narendra Modi

Air India air hostess accuses senior executive of sexual harassment

An air hostess of Air India has accused a senior executive of sexual harassment, prompting Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu to ask the national carrier to take immediate steps to address the issue.

29 May 2018


Center to finalize 'vision 2035' document, address aviation sector issues

The Center is concluding a strategic vision document for the fast-growing aviation sector in the country to address issues such as infrastructure constraints at airports, boosting air connectivity to smaller towns, and developing the local human resource.

23 May 2018


Mumbai: Book local-train tickets via mobile app for 5% discount

In a bid to encourage commuters of Mumbai's suburban rail network to use UTS mobile ticketing app, the Railways has planned to give 5% discounts on tickets booked via their mobile app.

02 May 2018

Narendra Modi

Chennai, Lucknow, Guwahati airports to get new terminal buildings

In a major step towards augmentation of aviation infrastructure in the country, the Center today approved a proposal to build new terminal buildings at Chennai, Lucknow, and Guwahati airports at an estimated cost of over Rs. 5,000cr.

24 Mar 2018

Manohar Parrikar

Goa-CM Parrikar responding well to treatment in US: Suresh Prabhu

Union Minister Suresh Prabhu said that ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is responding well to medical treatment in the US and also expressed hope that he will return home soon.

10 Mar 2018

Andhra Pradesh

PM Modi gives Suresh Prabhu additional-charge of Civil Aviation Ministry

Commerce and Industries minister Suresh Prabhu was given additional charge of Civil Aviation Ministry, a day after President Kovind accepted the resignation of TDP's Ashok Gajapathi Raju.

07 Mar 2018


Tech-driven entertainment business will create jobs, money: Suresh Prabhu

Union Minister Suresh Prabhu today said entertainment is one of the fastest growing businesses, and the sector driven by technology will create jobs, money, and promote economic activities.

02 Mar 2018

South Korea

India is one of the "most open" economies: Suresh Prabhu

India is a "very open economy" and wants to have trade relations and pacts with all countries, said Union Minister Suresh Prabhu, ahead of a Regional Comprehensive Economic Cooperation (RCEP) meeting, in Singapore.

20 Feb 2018


Navi Mumbai to get India's first gems, jewellery park

Maharashtra government is reportedly planning to set up India's first gems and jewelry park in Navi Mumbai.

29 Jan 2018

Indian Railways

Customized bags, rods, films: Railways' approach to keep us safe

In 2016-17, the government recorded 193 deaths in train accidents, the highest in 10 years.

29 Nov 2017

Indian Railways

Sealdah Rajdhani Express gets a big makeover under Operation Swarn!

The Indian Railways has upgraded the Sealdah-New Delhi Rajdhani Express under the recently launched "Operation Swarn" initiative by the Railways Ministry.

06 Nov 2017

Indian Railways

30 luxurious Rajdhanis, Shatabdis under Operation Swarn: Here's the first!

Weeks after the launch of 'Operation Swarn', the Railways will display its first 'gold standard' train today.

29 Oct 2017


Railways to invest $150 billion and create a million jobs

Railway minister Piyush Goyal, who took over in August after a cabinet reshuffle, said that the Indian Railways would invest $150 billion and create one million jobs over the next five years.

05 Sep 2017


Will the Goyal magic work on the Indian Railways?

On September 3, following the cabinet reshuffle, Piyush Goyal was appointed the new railway minister.

02 Sep 2017

Indian Railways

World Bank suggests safety measures for Indian Railways

The World Bank, in a recent report, has proposed several recommendations for the Indian Railways.

14 Aug 2017


Indian Railways' passengers will get video entertainment via Wi-Fi soon

The Indian Railways' bid to up its non-fare revenue is going to be a boon for passengers.

26 Jul 2017

Indian Railways

Railway passenger finds lizard in their biryani

When a passenger on the Howrah-Delhi Poorva Express on July 25 ordered biryani, they weren't expecting what came with it: a lizard.

13 Jun 2017


Indian Railways works for better toilets and facilities for disabled

The Indian Railways has been focusing much on improving services. This time, its eyes are on the dismal state of toilets and facilities for the differently-abled.

22 May 2017


4,000 kaali-peeli Mumbai cabs didn't install speed governors, grounded

The Regional Transport Office (RTO) of Mumbai has grounded approximately 4,000 black and yellow cabs from operating on the grounds that the vehicles didn't have speed governors installed in them.

19 May 2017


Safety cess- Indian Railways to hike fares again?

Attempting to remedy huge losses and plagued by numerous derailments in the past few months, the Centre is currently discussing introducing a safety cess, which could marginally hike rail fares.

18 May 2017


Suresh Prabhu plans to monetize IR data without violating privacy

Suresh Prabhu-led Indian Railways has been increasingly pushing for digitization and using data-centric approaches to be at par with its global counterparts.

17 May 2017


WannaCry ransomware attack- Maharashtra government releases helplines

Owing to the recent WannaCry ransomware attack on government office computers, the Maharashtra government has come up with helpline numbers.

27 Apr 2017

Indian Railways

Indian Railways is ready to have a digital overhaul

Indian Railways continues to surprise with the leaps it is taking towards digitization.

12 Apr 2017

Indian Railways

Railways will allow firms to run private freight trains

After hitting a record high in terms of profit Indian Railways' recently devised step will disrupt its monopoly in the transportation sector.

05 Apr 2017


Indian railways is making headway in the right tracks

Demonetization is a station left far behind with Indian Railways posting its all-time high revenue of Rs 1.68 lakh crore in the just-ended fiscal year.

27 Mar 2017


Army personnel's combat jackets to come from Bengaluru companies

Two extremely crucial combat-clothing needs of the Indian Army will be satisfied by Bengaluru companies; bullet-proof jackets (BPJs) and coats for extreme cold climates (coats-ECC) for those posted in Siachen.

28 Dec 2016


Saeldah-Ajmer Express derails, kills 2

At 5.20 am on Wednesday morning, 15 coaches of the Saeldah-Ajmer express derailed between Rura-Metha in Kanpur Dehat.

01 Dec 2016

Bombay High Court

News from the city that never sleeps

State government and the BMC were pulled up by the Bombay High Court for dragging their feet on implementing court orders.

28 Nov 2016

Narendra Modi

Dynamic fare system in Humsafar Express tains

Indian Railways is likely to introduce the dynamic fare system in Humsafar Express trains after witnessing a decline in its earnings.

28 Oct 2016

Narendra Modi

Bullet train to hit Indian tracks soon!

The Indian Railways is all set to move swiftly and ensure faster train travels as the construction work on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed corridor is going to begin soon.

05 Sep 2016

Railway Ministry

Proposal for $5 billion railway development fund

The Railway Ministry is on the verge of finalizing a proposal for the Railways of India Development Fund (RIDF).

03 Sep 2016

Indian Railways

Indian Railways introduces Rs.10 lakh insurance cover for passengers

The Indian Railways introduced an innovative scheme that helps enable its rail passengers to opt for insurance coverage of upto Rs.10 lakh.