Pakistani chopper violates Indian airspace

JAMMU: A Pakistani chopper Sunday violated the airspace along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, the Army said. Jammu-based Army PRO Lt Col Devender Anand said the helicopter violated the airspace around 12:10 pm. Official sources said a white-colour chopper crossed into this side in Gulpur sector and hovered […]

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Government owes Air India over Rs 1146.86 crore for VVIP charter flights

NEW DELHI: The total outstanding of cash-strapped Air India towards government for VVIP charter flights stands at Rs 1146.86 crore, according to the latest response from the national carrier to an RTI application. According to the details furnished by the Air India on September 26 to applicant Commodore Lokesh Batra (retd), the Defence Ministry has […]

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Why airfares are likely to go up in October

NEW DELHI: With the government imposing customs duty on aviation turbine fuel (ATF), airlines are likely to pass on higher costs to passengers as peak travel season is round the corner. Rising fuel prices, intense competition and inability to pass on spiralling expenses have been negatively impacting the┬ádomestic airlines. The latest decision to impose 5 […]

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Narendra Modi inaugurates Pakyong Airport, as air connectivity reaches Sikkim

NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has inaugurated the Pakyong Airport in Sikkim. This is the first airport in the Himalayan State, and the 100th airport in the country. Addressing a large public gathering on the occasion, the Prime Minister described the day as a historic one for Sikkim, and an important […]

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