Suresh Prabhu orders safety audit of all airlines, airports

Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu has ordered a safety audit of all scheduled airlines and airports, amid recent incidents related to the safety of passengers. AIR correspondent reports, the Minister has directed officials concerned to immediately prepare a comprehensive safety audit plan, which involves assessment of safety parameters of all scheduled airlines, aerodromes, flying training
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The Supreme Court today extended by three months the deadline given to the Enforcement Directorate, ED to complete the probe in the Aircel-Maxis deal case.  A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said, the probe should be completed in three months. The apex court had in March given the ED, a six-month
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The Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has approved a new scheme- Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna for Insured Persons covered under the Employees’ State Insurance Act.  This scheme is a relief payable in cash directly to their Bank Account in case of unemployment and while they search for new engagement. The decision was taken at
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President Ram Nath Kovind has Promulgated an Ordinance banning the practice of instant triple talaq. This was  stated by the Ministry of Law and Justice in a Gazette notification late last evening.  Earlier, Union Cabinet had approved an Ordinance yesterday making instant triple talaq a punishable offence with a three-year jail term. Talking  to reporters,
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The Union Cabinet today approved an ordinance making triple talaq a punishable offence. Briefing media in New Delhi, IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, the Supreme Court had in a verdict in August last year declared it illegal and unconstitutional.  He said, it was cleared by the Lok Sabha but was stuck in
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A Delhi court today summoned as accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and 11 AAP MLAs in the Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash assault case. Prakash was allegedly assaulted during a meeting at Kejriwal’s official residence on February 19th night.  Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal issued the summons after taking cognisance
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina will jointly flag off the construction of India-Bangladesh Friendship Product Pipeline Project through video conferencing today. Talking to AIR, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said, the project will go a long way in strengthening Indo-Bangla ties. Both countries had entered into an agreement
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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has said that India considers whole world as a large family and it believes in ‘Share and Care’ philosophy. Addressing Indian Diaspora in Floriana of Malta last night, the Vice President said that India has never attacked any country and it wants to live in harmony with all. Vice President
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Indian Space Research Organisation successfully launched PSLV C 42 with two British earth observation satellites NovaSAR and S1-4 in precision at 10.08 pm from the Sathish Dhawan Space Centre Sriharikota.   The satellites were put into sun synchronous orbit just over 17 minutes after lift off from the first launch pad. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated
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Swachhata Gram Sabhas will be organised in villages across the country today as part of fortnight Swachhata Hi Sewa movement.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the movement on Saturday through video conferencing.  The agenda of the Gram Sabhas is to monitor the status of cleanliness in their Gram Panchayats and make an Action Plan for
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