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Govt asks states to slash VAT on jet fuel to four per cent

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New Delhi: With Indian airlines posting a combined loss of about Rs 10,000 crore in 2012-13 and a total debt of almost Rs 90,000 crore, government on Tuesday asked state governments to slash value ad

Jet, SpiceJet increase fares by steep 25 per cent; more airlines to follow suit

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New Delhi: In a bad but expected news for air passengers, airfares have gone through the roof over the past couple of days, with all scheduled carriers either having already hiked fares or being in t

Ajit Singh meets Sonia Gandhi over Jet-Etihad deal

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New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh today met UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi amid a raging controversy over the Rs 2,058 crore deal between Jet Airways and Etihad.
However, the sources said t

Minor fire breaks out in Civil Aviation Ministry, no reports of damage

A minor fire broke out in a part of B-Wing on the first floor of Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan, which houses the office of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, here on Tuesday morning.

The fire started at around 5.

Airlines warned against 'predatory pricing'

New Delhi: Sending a strong signal to domestic carriers over abrupt hike in airfares by some of them during periods of high demand, Civil Aviation Ministry today warned them of action if they contin

Air India COO gets the boot

New Delhi, Nov. 18: In the face of insistence by the civil aviation ministry, the Air India Board on Thursday ordered the sacking of Captain Pawan Arora as the chief operating officer (COO) of Air Ind

Air India, Jet lost Rs.127 crore due to strikes: Patel


New Delhi, July 29: Air India and Jet Airways have lost Rs.127 crore due to strikes by their employees since last year, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said in the Lok Sabha Thursday.


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