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The government has asked state-run banks to rescue privately held Jet Airways without pushing it into bankruptcy, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to avert thousands of job losses weeks before a general election, two people within the administration told Reuters. The finance ministry has in the past year sought regular updates from the banks, …

The deal to rescue Jet Airways has hit an air pocket. Lenders have told Jet’s strategic partner Etihad Airways that if it is unable to accept the terms to revive the troubled airline, it should exit so that a new investor can be brought in. Meanwhile, Jet has canceled all flights to Etihad’s hub in Abu Dhabi, said two …

Cash-strapped Jet AirwaysMonday told it has grounded four more planes, taking the number of aircraft that are non-operational due to non-payment of lease rentals to 41. Grappling with financial woes, the carrier has been looking at ways to boost fresh funds. “… an additional four aircraft have been grounded due to non-payment of amounts outstanding to lessors …

A Panchkula special court set to rule deliver its ruling in the 2007 Samjhauta Express blasts case on Monday held back its verdict after a last-minute application by a Pakistani national. Of the 68 people who were killed in the explosions and fire in two coaches of the train that runs from Delhi to Attari post, …

Aviation regulator DGCA on Monday issued additional safety instructions to SpiceJet and Jet Airways for operating Boeing 737 MAX planes. The pilot commanding the aircraft should have at least 1,000 hours of flying experience, according to the DGCA directions. A day after a 737 MAX aircraft crashed in Ethiopia killing 157 people, the Directorate General …

Gadkari honors Nagpur Metro project Nagpur, Mar 7 (PTI)Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said innovative and excellent work has been done in the Nagpur Metro project, whose first phase has started operations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the first commercial run of Nagpur Metro Rail Thursday via video conferencing. Gadkari, addressing the gathering, …

Not long after Tony West joined Uber as a chief legal officer in November 2017, he commenced a delicate task: crafting a transparency report to quantify how many people had been sexually assaulted during Uber rides. The effort was part of West’s mandate to help clean up Uber, which had been grappling with legal entanglements, safety matters, …

SpiceJet Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh announced on Wednesday that the aviation sector was reeling under high costs because of poor “leadership” and decision making. “The issue we had when we started SpiceJet in 2005 appears to be the same we had in 2018. Clearly, this needs to change. We have this bad habit …

Privatizing small airports would not be the right approach for the government as they required to be viable in terms of passenger size and growth projections, a senior official of GMR Airports said. “If the government wants to look at privatizing small airports, in my experience that is not the right approach. The right approach …

IRCTC Indian Railways Train 18

Union Minister Piyush Goyal’s Twitter said with a video showing Vande Bharat Express, formerly known as Train 18, zooming past a platform at ‘lightning speed’ backfired when Twitter users — including some Congress party members — pointed out that the video was played in a ‘fast forward’ mode. On Sunday, Goyal twitted a video of …

India Today Fact Check found this claim to be wrong. Train 18 has been renamed as “Vande Bharat Express” and not “Vande Mataram Express”. The post has been vastly circulated on Facebook as well as Twitter. The viral post carried photos of Train 18 along with a cut-out of PM Modi. The message with the …

After a protracted delay, Chennai Metro Rail phase I, stretching around 45 km of the city, was completed, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating the final 10 km stretch from AG-DMS to Washermanpet on February 10. The line joins north Chennai with the airport through the Chennai Central railway station and runs through the arterial …