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Airfares soar as Indians pack bags for foreign holidays 26.5.2017 ET: Transportation
However, leaving on a jet plane this summer break is proving tough as visa processing at the consulates of the most popular destinations is taking a lot of time due to the rush.
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Embracing an infra boom, but still a lot to do 26.5.2017 DNA: Top News
Infrastructure has emerged as one of the prominent focus areas for the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre. In the last three years, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has ventured into several new projects spanning diverse ministries. Many of these projects are expected to be completed within the next two years, just as the government finishes its tenure. The government's attention on the infrastructure sector is evident in the decisions taken during the Union Cabinet meeting held on May 17. Several major projects, including highways and railways, were given a nod during the meet. In addition, last month, the Prime Minister held a meeting with senior officials of the infrastructure-related ministries and Niti Aayog, wherein he directed them to adhere to the deadlines and ensure better coordination among the ministries. DNA lists some of the government's major achievements in the infrastructure sector. Highways/bridges The government is confident that by August 15 this year, the ...
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Close shave for Fadnavis as helicopter crash-lands 26.5.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday had a miraculous escape when his helicopter crash-landed in Nilanga near Latur seconds after take-off. The six-seater US-made Sikorsky VT-CMM helicopter got entangled in wires while landing from about 70 ft and was badly damaged. Fadnavis tweeted that he and everyone else were safe because of the “blessings of 11 crore people of Maharashtra”. “I am safe. There was a minor accident involving the helicopter. People shouldn’t believe in rumours,” Fadnavis said later. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has said it will hold an inquiry into the accident.  In a statement, the DGCA said: “A Maharashtra government Sikorsky helicopter VT-CMM took off from Nilanga SE of Latur at 1200 hrs with six persons on board, including Fadnavis. After the take-off, the pilot decided to land back as he found a variable wind pattern. During the landing, the helicopter got entangled in wires and fell down. All on board were safe.” A state Revenue Department ...
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Allowing 100 per cent FDI in airlines can issue threat to national security: FIA 25.5.2017 ET: Transportation
By India permitting 100 per cent FDI in scheduled airlines, the Indian government will have no visibility on where control lies, said FIA.
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Etihad Airways LOST Ileana D'Cruz's bag that had her PERSONAL items, here's what the actress did next! 25.5.2017 DNA: Mumbai
Ileana D'Cruz has been busy in the shooting for her upcoming film Mubarakan in London along with the cast and crew. The London schedule of the movie was wrapped up recently and the first look poster of the film has already been unveiled. The actress had a lot of fun while shooting for Mubarakan in London and it was time for her to be back. But little did the actress know that when she'll be travelling by an international airlines, she'll end up losing her bag. What actually happened was, the actress was travelling by Etihad Airways and apparently, the airline lost her bad that had her several personal and sentimental items. The actress reached out to them for help but she was left shocked and devastated by their absolute lack of concern.  Disappointed to the core by the irresponsible behaviour of the airlines, Ileana took to her social media accounts on Twitter and Instagram and slammed the airlines, vouching that she will never fly by Etihaad Airways.  She tweeted, "@EtihadAirways loses my bag and after ...
Chopper carrying Fadnavis crash-lands, 'absolutely safe', tweets CM 25.5.2017 Rediff: News
Fadnavis had gone to Latur in Marathwada region when the mishap occurred.
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UDAN tweaked to rope in more airlines 25.5.2017 Rediff: Business
Green light likely for services on underserved routes between regular airports
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China mulls plan to reform airspace management 25.5.2017 ET: Transportation
Cai Jun, deputy director of the Air Traffic Control Commission, said the plan aims to eventually integrate civil and military management of China's airspace.
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Post Manchester attack, security increased in Capital 25.5.2017 DNA: Top News
Followed by the United Kingdom raising its threat level to the highest, New Delhi has upped security vigil overnight at sensitive locations. Intelligence sources confirmed that armed plainclothesmen and police sleuths are on the lookout for lone-wolf suspect attackers at crucial, crowded and sensitive locations such as airport, inter-state bus stations, railway stations, markets or prominent government offices. It is not the first time that New Delhi has upped security post a terror attack in the UK. Sources stated that following the Westminster bridge lone wolf attack in March this year, security agencies in Delhi had also stepped up vigil against similar threats. And now, sources added, a coordination meeting was called immediately and security of all the sensitive locations across the Capital was reviewed and adequate measures were put in place. The meeting at the Indira Gandhi International airport was attended by local police, officers from the Bureau of Civil Aviation, senior Central Industrial ...
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Jet Airways introduces third Mumbai-London non-stop flight 24.5.2017 ET: Transportation
The airline will deploy Boeing 777-300ER -- the biggest aircraft in its fleet -- on this route, the statement added.
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GST won't have major impact on air passenger growth: ICRA 24.5.2017 ET: Transportation
GST on the economy class air travel has been finalised at 5%, which is 100 basis points lower than the existing service tax rate while the GST on business class air travel has been pegged at 12%.
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Government may allow cheap and subsidised regional flights on seasonal basis too 24.5.2017 TOI: India
The Modi government may extend its affordable regional flight scheme for seasonal operations too. The aviation ministry is amending the “Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik” (UDAN) scheme and will bid out more regional routes by August.
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Union Cabinet scraps FIPB 24.5.2017 Sify Finance
[India], May 24(ANI): The Union Cabinet on Monday abolished the 25 year old Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) that oversees Foreign Direct Investment proposals requiring the government's
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Vistara inducts its 14th aircraft and first Airbus A320neo 24.5.2017 ET: Transportation
Vistara has selected CFM International’s advanced LEAP-1A engine to power its A320neo aircraft, with engine features such as its fuel efficiency, reliability, and operating economics.
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Civil Aviation Ministry Seeks Flexibility in RCS to Promote Intra- Regional Air Connectivity 24.5.2017 Govt of india: PIB
While addressing the media at a press conference in the capital today, the Minister for Civil Aviation Shri P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju announced that his Ministry would soon be launching the second round of bidding under RCS-UDAN.
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More UDAN routes to be allocated by August 24.5.2017 ET: Transportation
The ministry will organise a stakeholder consultation meet on June 7 and will accept stakeholders' comments on the proposed changes by June 9, 2017.
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Flying economy set to turn cheaper post GST 24.5.2017 Sify Finance
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Second phase of RCS to connected unserved routes 24.5.2017 ET: Transportation
"There are various routes like Lucknow-Varanasi, where there is no connectivity. During the second phase, we are expanding it to unserved routes too," said aviation secretary R N Choubey.
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‘Enough fuel in depot, stop panic buying’ 24.5.2017 Kangla Online
‘Enough fuel in depot, stop panic buying’
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Fuel in stock, says K Shyam 24.5.2017 Manipur: E-Pao
Fuel in stock, says K Shyam
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