India becomes 3rd largest aviation market in domestic traffic

India becomes 3rd largest aviation market in domestic traffic

India has become the third largest aviation market in terms of domestic passenger traffic, beating Japan, an industry report has said. India’s domestic air passenger traffic stood at 100 million in 2016 and was behind only the U.S (719 million) and China (436 million), Sydney-based aviation think-tank Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) said in […]

Yogi Adityanath orders crackdown on food grain, ration mafia

Yogi Adityanath orders crackdown on food grain, ration mafia

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday ordered strict action against the food grain and ration mafia, while directing the officials to submit reports of closed sugar mills in the state. “The poor people must be issued ration cards, while stringent action be initiated against the food grain and ration mafia. The superintendents of […]

General insurance premium set to go up from April 1

General insurance premium set to go up from April 1

Car, motorcycle and health insurance will cost more from April 1 with regulator IRDAI giving go-ahead to insurers for revision in commission for agents. The change in premium after modification will be limited to +/- 5 per cent of the existing rates. The increase will be in addition to the enhanced third party motor insurance […]

Interim KPCC President M.M Hassan takes charge

Interim KPCC President M.M Hassan takes charge

Veteran Congress leader M.M Hassan on Sunday took charge as the interim KPCC president in the presence of a host of senior party leaders of Kerala. Hassan said he would take all efforts to strengthen and carry along all factions of the party together. V.M Sudheeran had resigned on March 10, citing health grounds after […]

Minister A.K Saseendran resigned on moral grounds: NCP

Minister A.K Saseendran resigned on moral grounds: NCP

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) welcomed the resignation of its leader and Kerala transport Minister A.K Saseendran and said action will be taken against him if found guilty in the audio-clip row. Saseendran on Sunday announced his resignation from the CPI(M)-led LDF government in Kerala after a purported audio clip of him speaking in sexual […]

MCD polls: Kejriwal promises to abolish residential house tax

MCD polls: Kejriwal promises to abolish residential house tax

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said his party will abolish the residential house tax and waive off arrears if voted to power in the capital’s civic bodies, as he sought to aggressively woo voters ahead of the April 23 polls. Kejriwal contended that the house tax has become a ‘major’ source of corruption […]

EC transfers Chennai police commissioner

EC transfers Chennai police commissioner

The Election Commission has ordered the transfer of Chennai Police Commissioner S. George following a complaint by DMK, ahead of the RK Nagar Assembly by-poll in Tamil Nadu. Sources in the poll panel said George’s transfer order was issued on Friday night. Karan Singh has been appointed as the new city police chief, they said. […]

Give details of 271 illegal immigrants: India to U.S

Give details of 271 illegal immigrants: India to U.S

The government has asked the U.S to provide details of the 271 illegal immigrants it wants New Delhi to take back. “This is an ongoing matter. The U.S authorities had conveyed to us sometime back that out of certain statistics provided to us earlier, 271 cases remained to be addressed. However, no details of these […]

India on par with U.S, China because of PM Modi: S.M Krishna

India on par with U.S, China because of PM Modi: S.M Krishna

Former Congress leader S.M Krishna, who joined the BJP on Wednesday, showered fulsome praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying India is on par with superpowers like the U.S and China because of his programmes. “Modi ji has given new status to India. Today, India is on par with superpowers like United States, France, Russia […]

Hosni Mubarak freed after six years in detention

Hosni Mubarak freed after six years in detention

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed from detention, six years after being overthrown. Mubarak left a military hospital in southern Cairo and went to his home in the northern suburb of Heliopolis, his lawyer said. He was ordered freed earlier this month after Egypt’s top appeals court cleared him over the deaths of […]