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Govt tweaks regional air connectivity scheme UDAN

To improve regional air connectivity, the government today announced increasing viability gap funding for helicopter operators and allowing smaller planes, among other concessions, under the UDAN scheme.The regional connectivity scheme — UDAN — seeks to connect unserved and under-served airports as well as make flying more affordable as fares are capped at Rs 2,500 for one-hour flights.

Pakistan-born man jailed for pipe bomb plot in UK

A 43-year-old Pakistan-born man with an Italian passport has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in the UK for trying to smuggle a pipe bomb onto a plane at Manchester Airport.Nadeem Muhammad had been convicted of possessing explosives with intent to endanger life at Manchester Crown Court earlier this month.

Car depot at Aarey: Activists see red over MMRC ad

The battle for Aarey Milk Colony intensified Monday after activists were up in arms over an advertisement issued by the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC).On Monday, the MMRC released an advertisement informing the citizens about the Metro 3 car depot at Aarey Milk Colony.

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MMRDA car depot: Centre’s nod for transfer of Airports Authority of India plot in MumbaiWritten by Benita Chacko
| Mumbai |
Updated: August 24, 2017 at 3:54 amAAI currently uses the land for a remote receiving station.The station provides signal connectivity for uninterrupted communication between the Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower and the pilots.

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Govt tweaks regional air connectivity scheme UDANBy: PTI | New Delhi |
Updated: August 24, 2017 at 2:32 pmAnnouncing the changes made to the scheme after detailed consultations with stakeholders in the past few months, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said the scheme is being liberalised, especially in the sense of focusing on priority areas.Govt working on request for in-flight Wi-Fi: Ashok Gajapati RajuWritten by Harsha Raj Gatty
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Updated: December 17, 2016 at 8:29 pmWe are working on the amendment of the particular legislation, after which aircrafts both overflying and origin from India would be able to provide the services to their passengers, Raju said.

Uber partners with AAI to provide rides from four airports

Ride sharing company Uber on Thursday announced a partnership with Airports Authority of India (AAI) to offer easier options to riders for travelling from the airports.The service will be operational at the airports in Kolkata, Chennai, Bhubaneswar and Pune in the next couple of weeks, Uber said in a statement.

SC adopts exclusive flag, plate for judges’ vehicles

The apex court said that discrete and insular minorities face grave dangers of discrimination for the simple reason that their views, beliefs or way of life does not accord with the ‘mainstream’.The Supreme Court on Thursday adopted an exclusive “flag” and “plate” for use on official vehicles of the Chief Justice of India and its judges.

Former Libyan premier Ali Zeidan freed after nine-day kidnapping

An armed group has released former Libyan premier Ali Zeidan, nine days after he was kidnapped in Tripoli while making his first visit home for three years, a family member and friend said today.He was on his first visit to Tripoli since leaving the country following his ouster by parliament on charges of embezzling public funds.

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Govt will continue to support Air India during stake sale process: Jayant SinhaBy: PTI | New Delhi |
Updated: August 10, 2017 at 5:23 pm“During the disinvestment process, the government would continue to support Air India as per approved turnaround plan and would honour committed financial obligations till any further direction,” said Jayant Sinha.He said there was no confirmation whether the International flights operating from the airport would continue or they would be halted.