Ravindra Gaikwad

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AI's Milan-Delhi flight returns after passenger tries to enter cockpit

04 Aug 2018

AI's Milan-Delhi flight returns after passenger tries to enter cockpit

A Delhi-bound Air India flight from Milan had to return to the airport in Italy within 30 minutes of take-off after a passenger tried to enter the cockpit.

6 times politicians displayed they are above any law

13 Jun 2018

6 times politicians displayed they are above any law

There is a quintessential element in Indian politicians - ego. The more power a politician gets to exercise, more of this element you would find in them.

No unruly passengers put on National no-fly list

06 May 2018

No unruly passengers put on National no-fly list

As it turns out unruly passengers on aircraft can get away with their behavior quite easily.

Tardy flyer slaps Air India staffer, gets slapped back

28 Nov 2017

Tardy flyer slaps Air India staffer, gets slapped back

After IndiGo received negative publicity for a staffer's misbehavior with a passenger, national carrier Air India (AI) is at the center of a similar controversy.

IndiGo lifts ban on TDP MP Diwakar Reddy

19 Jul 2017

IndiGo lifts ban on TDP MP Diwakar Reddy

IndiGo has lifted the ban on TDP MP Diwakar Reddy with immediate effect.

As govt launches probe, 'unruly' MP Diwakar Reddy leaves country

17 Jun 2017

As govt launches probe, 'unruly' MP Diwakar Reddy leaves country

Even as the Civil Aviation Ministry ordered a probe into allegations of abusive behavior against TDP's JC Diwakar Reddy, the MP left for Paris late on June 16.

After Ravindra Gaikwad, TDP MP Diwakar Reddy banned by airlines

16 Jun 2017

After Ravindra Gaikwad, TDP MP Diwakar Reddy banned by airlines

Another MP has earned the wrath of Indian carriers. IndiGo and Air India have banned TDP MP JC Diwakar Reddy after he misbehaved with staffers at the Visakhapatnam Airport.

Attention unruly passengers! India will soon have a no-fly list

05 May 2017

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.

Viral video: Sena MP Gaikwad now seen arguing with cops

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.

AI to fine unruly passengers up to Rs.15 lakh fine

17 Apr 2017

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.

More autonomy for AI airport managers to check unruly flyers

17 Apr 2017

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.

Budget session concludes: Bills passed, disruptions and more

13 Apr 2017

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.

The United Airlines controversy throws "overbooking" in the spotlight

12 Apr 2017

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.

Mumbai: Peddlers lure college students by distributing free cocaine

12 Apr 2017

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.

Air India lifts ban on Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad

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.

IIT-Bombay gets notified for software piracy

07 Apr 2017

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.

Air India and one man's stand against political hooliganism

06 Apr 2017

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.

Citizens' group challenges upcoming Shivaji memorial

27 Mar 2017

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.

VIP misbehaviour: AICC secretary abuses cop at Telangana assembly

25 Mar 2017

VIP misbehaviour: AICC secretary abuses cop at Telangana assembly

On the same day Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad courted controversy over his abusive behaviour, All India Congress Committee chief V. Hanumantha Rao made headlines for similar reasons.

United Indian airlines bar abusive Sena MP from flying

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.

Air India slapping incident: Major airlines stand together

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".

Air India mulls own no-fly list after Sena MP's attack

24 Mar 2017

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.

Shiv Sena MP attacked Air India employee with slippers

23 Mar 2017

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.

'Dangerous flyers' will be barred from flying in India

04 Mar 2017

'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.