Jyotiraditya Scindia: News

Jyotiraditya Scindia, born on January 1, 1971, is an Indian politician from Madhya Pradesh belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). As of 2021, he is the Union Minister of Civil Aviation. He hails from the erstwhile royal house of Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh. Scindia is an alumnus of Harvard University, where he completed his bachelor's in economics. He also holds an MBA from Stanford University. Scindia joined the Congress party in 2001 when his father, Madhavrao Scindia, a sitting Congress MP from Guna, died in a plane crash. Later, in 2002, he successfully contested the Guna Lok Sabha by-election. Between 2007 and 2014, he held several posts at the Centre, including the Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, and Minister of State for Power. In the 2019 General Election, Scindia suffered his first loss in nearly 20 years from Guna. In 2020, after a bitter exchange with his party members, Scindia left the Congress to join the BJP. He was subsequently elected to the Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh in 2020 and went on to become a Union Minister in July 2021 under the Modi government.

15 May 2024

Madhavrao Scindia

Madhavi Raje, mother of Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, dies 

Madhavi Raje Scindia, mother of Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia and Rajmata of the Gwalior royal family, passed away on Wednesday at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi.

07 May 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Polling concludes for Phase 3, 60.19% turnout recorded till 5pm

Polling for the third phase of Lok Sabha elections concluded at 6:00pm on Tuesday.

06 May 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

Polling kicks off for third phase of Lok Sabha elections

Polling for the third phase of the 18th Lok Sabha elections kicked off on Tuesday, 7:00am.

06 May 2024

Amit Shah

Lok Sabha polls: Meet the key candidates in phase 3

The third phase of the Lok Sabha elections, set to be held on Tuesday, will see a total of 94 seats contested across twelve states and Union Territories.

Ensure all bags arrive within 30 minutes: Government to airlines

Civil aviation security regulator, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), has directed seven major Indian airlines to step up their manpower in 10 days to streamline and improve baggage delivery at airports.

18 Jan 2024


IndiGo passengers eating on tarmac: Security compromised, says Scindia

Amid the controversy surrounding a video showing passengers of an IndiGo flight eating on the tarmac at Mumbai airport, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday expressed strong disapproval over the incident.

India's air passenger traffic to double to 300mn by 2030

India's domestic air passenger traffic will reach 300 million by 2030, doubling from its current count, said Civil Aviation Minister, Jyotiraditya Scindia.

17 Jan 2024


Delhi: Fog, coldwave persist; flight and train movement disrupted

Delhi, on Wednesday, woke up to another cold day as dense fog persisted in parts of the capital and adjoining states.

16 Jan 2024


'War rooms at airports': Scindia's new guidelines amid flight delays

Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Tuesday released a statement detailing a six-point action plan to battle disruptions in flight operations due to extreme weather conditions.

16 Jan 2024


Passenger seen eating on tarmac: IndiGo, Mumbai airport get notice

The Centre on Tuesday issued show-cause notices to IndiGo Airlines and the Mumbai Airport, after a viral video showed passengers sitting and eating on the tarmac of the airport.

Cancel flights with over 3-hour delay: DGCA issues guidelines

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued standard operating procedures (SOPs) for airlines in response to recent criticism over fog-related flight delays and cancellations at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport.

20 Dec 2023


Ram Mandir inauguration: Air India Express to begin Delhi-Ayodhya flight 

Air India Express is set to launch its first-ever flight from Delhi to Ayodhya on December 30, just in time for the Ram temple's inauguration.

17 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

Modi to inaugurate Varanasi's 2nd Vande Bharat train, Kashi-Tamil Sangamam

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reportedly flag off the second Vande Bharat Express train in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, on Sunday. He will also flag off a new train between Banaras and Kanyakumari, the country's two religious seats.

21 Aug 2023

Narendra Modi

Why Modi not Chouhan is BJP's campaign face in MP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has reportedly decided to make Prime Minister Narendra Modi the face of election campaigning in Madhya Pradesh.

24 Jul 2023

Port Blair

Ceiling of Andaman airport, inaugurated by Modi, collapses; Scindia clarifies

Just days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially inaugurated the New Integrated Terminal Building (NITB) of Port Blair's Veer Savarkar International Airport in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, visuals of the false ceiling collapsing went viral on Sunday.

05 Jul 2023


DGCA, EU aviation agency to collaborate on unmanned aircraft system

Indian aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for cooperation in unmanned aircraft systems and innovative air mobility.

01 Jul 2023

Madhya Pradesh

MP polls: Scindia faces heat with Congress eyeing 2023 payback

With the much-anticipated polls in Madhya Pradesh around the corner, top Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jyotiraditya Scindia is under a lot of pressure, suggested a report by The Indian Express.

15 Jun 2023

Congress Party

MP polls: Baijnath Singh heads to Congress in 400-car convoy

A reported 400-car convoy from Shivpuri to Bhopal marked the return of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Baijnath Singh Yadav to the Congress on Wednesday.

13 Jun 2023


Delhi-Mumbai flight costs Rs. 14,000: Why airfares are soaring

The airfares for one-way flights from Delhi to Mumbai, one of India's busiest routes, have recently seen a significant price surge.

21 May 2023

Mallikarjun Kharge

Congress shifts focus to 4 poll-bound states, crucial meet soon 

Following an impressive electoral triumph in Karnataka, the Congress has now turned its attention to other poll-bound states to enhance its voter base ahead of the crucial 2024 Lok Sabha elections, according to NDTV.

Go First Bengaluru-Delhi flight takes off leaving 50 passengers behind

A Delhi-bound Go First plane took off from the Bengaluru airport on Monday, allegedly leaving behind over 50 passengers waiting in a shuttle bus.

Centre has no plans to regulate airfares: Jyotiraditya Scindia 

Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Wednesday said that the Centre has no plans to regulate airfares while also adding that the "market has to play itself out."

14 Dec 2022


Smooth passenger movement at Delhi airport after congestion complaints: Authority

The Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) officials in Delhi on Wednesday stated that smooth passenger movement was reported at all of its terminal entry points at T3 with an approximate waiting duration of zero to five minutes.

Reach 3.5 hours prior: IndiGo amid Delhi's IGI Airport congestion

Amid complaints of chaos and delays at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport due to congestion, IndiGo on Tuesday issued a travel advisory for passengers.

Delhi's IGI Airport: Passenger complaints mount as chaos, delays continue

The chaos, delays, and overcrowding at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport continued on Monday as airport authorities were flooded with complaints by passengers.

10 Aug 2022

Indian Airlines

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.

06 Jul 2022


DGCA notice to SpiceJet after 8 incidents in 18 days

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued a show-cause notice to low-cost airline SpiceJet after its planes witnessed eight malfunction incidents in the past 18 days.

IndiGo fined Rs. 5 lakh for mishandling special needs child

Low-cost airline IndiGo has been fined Rs. 5 lakh for not allowing a child with special needs to board an aircraft from Ranchi earlier this month.

27 May 2022


Fliers rebuke SpiceJet, IndiGo for poor service, behavior

Air travelers are getting increasingly dissatisfied with Indian airlines' poor services and behavior, according to a survey conducted for Bloomberg.

27 May 2022

Narendra Modi

New Delhi: PM Modi inaugurates Bharat Drone Mahotsav 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a two-day drone festival called "Bharat Drone Mahotsav" at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi on Friday.

09 May 2022


Ranchi: IndiGo bars disabled child from boarding, Scindia orders probe

After a disabled boy was prohibited from boarding an IndiGo flight from Ranchi to Hyderabad on Saturday, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Monday ordered a probe.

India to resume regular international flights from March 27

India is looking to resume international flights starting March 27, the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) on Tuesday.

03 Mar 2022


Can we ask Putin to stop war? SC on PIL

The Supreme Court on Thursday said it couldn't do anything regarding the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis while hearing a PIL on the evacuation of Indian students from the war-hit Ukraine.

28 Feb 2022


Ukraine-Russia crisis: India asks students to move to western border

India on Monday advised students stranded in Ukraine's capital city, Kyiv to move to the western part of the country.

28 Feb 2022

Hardeep Singh Puri

Union Ministers to visit Ukraine's neighboring nations to evacuate Indians

Union Ministers Hardeep Singh Puri, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Kiren Rijiju, and General (Retd) VK Singh will reportedly travel to the neighboring countries of Ukraine to help evacuate Indians from the country, sources told PTI.

27 Jan 2022

Air India

'Totally delighted,' says Tata Sons chief after Air India takeover

The Tata Group on Thursday welcomed Air India to its fold as the historic privatization of the national carrier was successfully completed.

25 Jan 2022

Himanta Biswa Sarma

Congress crisis: Prominent leaders who left party recently

With the exit of senior Congress leader RPN Singh on Tuesday, the party has lost yet another leader from its fold days before the assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh.

17 Sep 2021

Madhya Pradesh

MP: Gadkari lays foundation stones of Rs. 9,577cr-worth road projects

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday inaugurated and laid foundation stones of 34 road projects worth Rs. 9,577 crore in Madhya Pradesh and said more such projects worth Rs. one lakh crore will be sanctioned by the Centre for the state in the coming days.

11 Sep 2021


Jyotiraditya Scindia launches 'Medicines from the Sky' project in Telangana

Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Saturday said that the "Medicines from the Sky" project, under which drugs and vaccines are delivered using drones, will be taken up on a pilot basis in 16 green zones in Telangana and scaled up to the national level based on data.

01 Sep 2021

Madhya Pradesh

Air India's Indore-Dubai flight resumes after 17 months

Air India's Indore-Dubai flight resumed operations on Wednesday, after being stopped in March last year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

26 Aug 2021


Drone Rules 2021: Centre eases rules for usage of drones

The Centre on Thursday passed the Drone Rules 2021 to "liberalize" the norms governing drone usage in India.

17 Aug 2021

Madhya Pradesh

MP: Jyotiraditya embarks on 'Jan Ashirwad Yatra' after performing puja

Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Tuesday said that he will do his best to take the country forward in the civil aviation sector and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his induction in the Cabinet before embarking on the Jan Ashirwad Yatra.

17 Jul 2021


Maharashtra: Flight instructor dead, student injured in aircraft crash

A flight instructor was killed and a student injured when their training aircraft crashed in the Jalgaon district of north Maharashtra on Friday, an official said.

17 May 2021


Scindia: India to have 200 crore vaccine doses by December

BJP's Rajya Sabha member Jyotiraditya Scindia on Sunday said vaccination was the only way to tackle coronavirus, and 200 crore vaccine doses, enough for all, would be made available in India by December.

09 Mar 2021

Rahul Gandhi

Jyotiraditya Scindia hits back at Rahul Gandhi's "backbencher" taunt

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jyotiraditya Scindia today shot back at former Congress president Rahul Gandhi's comment that he had become a "backbencher" after joining the saffron party.

05 Mar 2021

Madhya Pradesh

Angry protesters put up controversial Scindia poster in MP

A controversial poster of BJP Rajya Sabha MP Jyotiraditya Scindia was put up on Thursday in Indore by protesters who were reportedly enraged over the change in the name of a road in the Guna district of Madhya Pradesh.

22 Dec 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Blooper! Congress elects BJP leader to top post in MP

The Congress, already at its lowest point across India, faced an embarrassing situation when it elected a leader, now with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), to a top post in Madhya Pradesh.

10 Nov 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh by-polls: Counting begins. Will Scindia win prestige battle?

Besides Bihar, the results of by-polls for 58 seats, spread across 11 states, will be declared today as counting began a short while ago. Among the states, Madhya Pradesh has emerged as the one garnering the maximum attention with the elections turning into a prestige battle for Congress' turncoat Jyotiraditya Scindia.

18 Aug 2020


Scindia says Congress questions capable leaders, cites Pilot's example

BJP's Jyotiraditya Scindia launched a scathing attack at his former party Congress on Monday saying that capable leaders are questioned there while citing Sachin Pilot, who was the Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan until recently, as an example.

15 Jul 2020


Rajasthan: Out of Congress' cockpit, Pilot declares "Not joining BJP"

Sachin Pilot, who lost two important posts yesterday — Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan and Congress President in the state — announced numerous times today that he is not joining Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

02 Jul 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh: 28 members, including Jyotiraditya Scindia's loyalists, join Cabinet

Nearly, three months after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stormed to power in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expanded his Cabinet on Thursday by inducting 28 new ministers.

17 Jun 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain tests positive for coronavirus

In an unfortunate turn of events, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has tested positive for coronavirus. After his fever worsened, he was advised to take the second test.

16 Jun 2020

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi's Health Minister admitted after fever, breathlessness; COVID-19 results awaited

In a worrisome turn of events, Satyendar Jain, Delhi's Health Minister, was admitted to Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital after he developed a high fever and had difficulty breathing — both symptoms of the dangerous COVID-19 disease.

09 Jun 2020

Medanta Hospital

Jyotiraditya Scindia and mother test positive for coronavirus, hospitalized

Former Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, who joined BJP in March, and his mother Madhavi Raje Scindia have been admitted to Max Hospital, Saket, Delhi after they tested positive for coronavirus.

22 May 2020

Sanjay Jha

Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha tests positive for coronavirus

Sanjay Jha, a spokesperson of Congress, has tested positive for coronavirus, he informed in a tweet on Friday.

20 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh: Chief Minister Kamal Nath resigns before floor test

Congress leader Kamal Nath resigned as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, hours before his government was to take a floor test, ordered by the Supreme Court.

17 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh

MP: BJP's plea regarding floor test reaches SC, Congress confident

Both Congress, which is governing Madhya Pradesh for the last 15 months, and BJP, which ruled the state for 15 years before December 2018, are confident they have the numbers to run the Assembly.

16 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Coronavirus: MP Assembly adjourned, BJP moves SC demanding floor test

In the wake of coronavirus outbreak, the Madhya Pradesh Assembly was adjourned till March 26 on Monday, the first day of the Budget session.

16 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh: Suspense over floor test continues, Speaker remains non-committal

The crisis in Madhya Pradesh is poised for another twist today as Speaker NP Prajapati hasn't given a confirmation on floor test, that would determine if Chief Minister Kamal Nath's government is in majority.

15 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Day before Madhya Pradesh floor test, Congress MLAs reach Bhopal

The ruling Congress in Madhya Pradesh shifted its MLAs back to Bhopal from Jaipur a day ahead of a floor test in the state Legislative Assembly.

13 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh

After he joins BJP, forgery case against Jyotiraditya Scindia re-opens

A forgery case, pertaining to the sale of 6,000 sq feet of land, was reopened against newly-inducted BJP member Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday, merely a day after he joined the saffron party severing his ties with the Congress.