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Narendra Modi cabinet: Commerce, Aviation, other economic ministries to have new faces
Fri, May 31, 2019
While most senior BJP leaders like Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari and Nirmala Sitharaman were inducted in the new cabinet, nearly half of the previous cabinet was replaced, with biggest changes coming in various economic ministers such as Commerce, Aviation, Tourism and Telecom. Several ministers heading these ministries failed to get a berth in the new Modi cabinet.
Strategic investments after sectorial analysis to boost economic growth: Prabhu
Thu, May 16, 2019
Strategic investments based on a clear sectorial analysis will further strengthen India's economic growth, Union Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu said Thursday.
Suresh Prabhu seeks report on allocation of Jet Airways slots to other airlines
Wed, May 08, 2019
Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu has sought a report on the allocation of airport slots vacated by Jet Airways to other airlines, an official source said on Wednesday.
Prabhu appeals to industry chambers to organise relief ops in Fani affected areas
Sat, May 04, 2019
Cyclonic storm 'Fani' ravaged parts of Odisha, killing at least 12 people. Fani or the 'Hood of Snake', labelled as a category 4 storm on a scale of 1 to 5, made landfall around 8 am in Puri on Friday, with roaring winds flattening huts, enveloping the pilgrim town in sheets of rain, and submerging homes in residential areas.
Cyclone Fani: Suresh Prabhu says DGCA will issue revised guidelines to airlines as and when necessary
Fri, May 03, 2019
In a series of tweets about the cyclone, Prabhu said he will pledge funds from Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) if necessary "as per the extant rule".
Cyclone Fani: Suresh Prabhu asks airport authorities to stay alert; SOPs put in place
Thu, May 02, 2019
Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu Thursday said all concerned authorities have been alerted so that they are ready to deal with Cyclone Fani which is expected to hit Odisha coast on Friday.
Cyclone Fani impact: Vistara waives off cancellation fee, IndiGo announces flight cancellation
Thu, May 02, 2019
With Cyclone Fani expected to hit the Odisha coast on Friday, operations of many airlines are expected to be effected. Premium airline Vistara is offering change and waiving of cancellation fee for Bhubaneswar and Kolkata flights for travel between May 2, 2019, and May 5, 2018.
Suresh Prabhu calls for review of issues related to Jet Airways
Tue, Apr 16, 2019
Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu has called for a review of issues related to struggling Jet Airways, including rising fares and flight cancellations.
Aviation Secretary directed to review Jet Airways issue; Beleaguered carrier is losing $3,000,000 per day
Fri, Apr 12, 2019
Union Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday directed Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola to review issues concerning Jet Airways and take necessary steps to minimise passenger inconvenience and ensure their safety.
Suresh Prabhu says directed aviation secretary to review Jet Airways' issues
Fri, Apr 12, 2019
Asked him to take necessary steps to minimise passenger inconvenience and ensure their safety," Prabhu tweeted in the morning. According to industry sources, Jet Airways will operate only nine planes -- two Boeing 737s and seven regional Jet ATRs -- on Friday. "Jet is operating only nine planes on Friday," a source said.
Tracing jobs in Economy: Develop proper matrix, says Suresh Prabhu
Sun, Apr 07, 2019
The minister's comments have come against the backdrop of former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan recently raising doubts over the Indian economy growing at 7 per cent when not enough jobs were being created.
Jet Airways crisis: Suresh Prabhu rules out intervention in commercial matters of airline
Wed, Apr 03, 2019
Jet Airways crisis: Against the backdrop of lenders set to take control of Jet Airways under a debt resolution plan, he said banks are direct stakeholders and are dealing with commercial matters of the airline where the ministry would not like to intervene.
India's goods, services export to touch about $540 bn this fiscal: Suresh Prabhu
Thu, Mar 28, 2019
During April-February 2018-19, the goods exports grew by 8.85 per cent to USD 298.47 billion.
Government directs aviation secy to hold emergency meet as Jet Airways cancels more flights
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday directed his ministry's secretary to hold an emergency meeting on the debt-ridden Jet Airways massively cancelling flights after grounding of a large part of its fleet.
Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu directs officials to hold emergency meeting on Jet Airways' aircraft grounding, future
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
The cash-strapped Jet, which has been forced to ground over 40 aircraft of its fleet due to non-payment of amounts outstanding to lessors, is regularly grounding aircraft as it is unable to pay the lessors.
Kudos Indian Railways! Soon, stations to get pathways to help coolies ferry passenger luggage in trolleys, decongest stations
Thu, Mar 07, 2019
The construction of the pathways at railway stations is among a slew of initiatives planned by the railways to not only ease passenger traffic at stations, but also to enhance the social security for this unorganised sector.
RCEP members must show flexibility to resolve pending issues: Prabhu
Sat, Mar 02, 2019
The minister informed that India and the US constructively engaged in bilateral meetings with a number of countries with an aim to narrow gaps on 'requests and offers' to the mutual satisfaction.
State govts should not look at aviation sector through Centre versus state prism, says Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu
Thu, Feb 28, 2019
Prabhu said, "State governments should not be used only as emergency landing platforms but states should regularly benefit from this. So, we really look forward to states becoming, regular, permanent, and active partners with us to make it the reality."
Flyers alert! Govt releases charter listing passengers' rights; check benefits
Wed, Feb 27, 2019
It also said that if a passenger is informed of flight cancellation less than two weeks before departure, the airline must offer an alternate flight to passenger or refund the ticket completely.
Suresh Prabhu lays foundation stone of seven airport infra projects worth Rs 497 cr
Fri, Feb 22, 2019
In Rupsi district of Assam, Rs 69 crore will be spent on "development and operationalisation of Rupsi airport", which will include construction of a terminal building having an area of 3250 square metres with peak hour handling capacity of 300 passengers, the AAI statement said.