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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thu, Mar 28, 2019
During April-February 2018-19, the goods exports grew by 8.85 per cent to USD 298.47 billion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Thu, Feb 21, 2019
India Thursday called upon all the members of RCEP, a proposed mega trade deal, to work concertedly towards early conclusion of the agreement to boost economic ties.
Wed, Feb 20, 2019
"Aviation sector is not just growing, but booming by almost 20 per cent month-on-month. We have 103 operational airports and will add 100 more in the coming years to connect even remote parts of the country," the Minister said.
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Suresh Prabhu said, "AI is the technology of today and one who masters this will rule the world."
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