Supreme Court directs Centre to file response by May 4 to petitions seeking review of Rafale verdict

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court directed the Centre on Tuesday to file response by May 4 to the petitions seeking review of last December’s verdict by which the apex court had dismissed the pleas challenging India’s deal to procure 36 Rafale fighter jets from France. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi did not […]

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Boeing has submitted proposed 737 MAX fix to FAA: Source

CARACAS: Venezuelan security forces used an armoured vehicle to ram demonstrators during rioting outside an army base in Caracas on Tuesday in support of what the government called an attempted coup, TV images showed. The incident left several people injured on the ground who were helped up by other demonstrators. It happened as security forces […]

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Ask SBI to release one month’s salary to Jet Airways staff: NAG to Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI: The National Aviator’s Guild (NAG), which represents pilots of the grounded carrier Jet Airways, Saturday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “direct” the airline’s lender State Bank of India to release one month’s salary of all the employees. In a late evening e-mail to the prime minister, the guild also sought government’s directive […]

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Boeing reports lower profits amid 737 MAX crisis

NEW YORK: Boeing reported lower first-quarter profits Wednesday as the global grounding of its 737 MAX plane following two crashes hit results. The US aerospace giant reported USD 2.1 billion in profits, down 13.2 per cent from same period a year ago. Boeing also withdrew its full-year profit forecast due to uncertainty surrounding the 737 […]

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SpiceJet, Emirates sign MoU for code share partnership

NEW DELHI: Budget carrier Spicejet on Monday announced signing of an initial pact for code share partnership with Gulf carrier Emirates. The reciprocal partnership will allow opening of new routes and destinations for passengers of the two airlines, SpiceJet said in a statement. “I am delighted to announce that as part of SpiceJet’s international expansion […]

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Air India chief meets SBI chairman over leasing 5 Boeing planes from Jet Airways

NEW DELHI: Air India chairman Ashwani Lohani held preliminary talks with his State Bank counterpart Rajnish Kumar in the Capital Friday on the national carrier’s interest in leasing five Boeing 777s from the now-grounded Jet Airways, sources close to the development said. The meeting lasted for over more than an hour at the Airlines House, […]

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SpiceJet hires 500 Jet Airways pilots and employees, may induct more

NEW DELHI: Budget carrier SpiceJet on Friday said it has already absorbed over 500 employees, including 100 pilots, of the grounded carrier Jet Airways and it is open to induct more as it adds more aircraft and routes in the times ahead. The Gurugram-based no-frills airline has already announced induction of 27 more planes -22 […]

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Jet Airways to ground operations temporarily from tonight

NEW DELHI:Teetering for over four months due to cash-drought, Jet Airways, flying for over 25 years, Wednesday said its last flight will takeoff later this night, after its lenders refused to offer a Rs 400-crore lifeline. “With immediate effect, we are compelled to cancel all our international and domestic flights. The last flight will operate […]

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