Air India seeks Rs 1,100 crore loan to modify planes for VVIPs

The two Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft are to be delivered in January 2018 and the cost for “modification in its (planes) interior configuration” is estimated to be USD 180 million. At current exchange rates, the amount will translate to over Rs 1,160 crore.

Air India seeks Rs 1,100 crore loan to modify planes for VVIPs

New Delhi: Disinvestment-bound Air India is seeking loan worth over Rs 1,100 crore for modification of two Boeing aircraft scheduled to be acquired next month for ferrying VVIPs, according to an official document. The two Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft are to be delivered in January 2018 and the cost for “modification in its (planes) interior […]

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Complaint of EVM tampering through bluetooth baseless: EC

The Election Commission (EC) in Gujarat said on Saturday that an inquiry found that the apprehension about possible EVM tampering through bluetooth technology, raised by opposition Congress, was baseless

Complaint of EVM tampering through bluetooth baseless: EC

Ahmedabad: The device which the complainant’s mobile phone detected after putting on bluetooth was not an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) but a mobile phone, carried by a polling agent, the commission said. Earlier, as voting for 89 seats in the first phase of Gujarat Assembly elections was underway, senior Congress leader Arjun Modhwadia complained of […]

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Final voter turnout in first phase of Gujarat polls 66.75 per cent

Final voter turnout in first phase of Gujarat polls 66.75 per cent: EC

Final voter turnout in first phase of Gujarat polls 66.75 per cent

Ahmedabad: The final voter turnout in the first phase of the Gujarat elections for 89 seats yesterday stood at 66.75 per cent, the Election Commission said today. The poll panel yesterday declared an estimated 68 per cent voter turnout. In the 2012 elections, 71.32 per cent voter turnout was recorded in Gujarat for all the […]

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Lucknow Metro thrown open to public, CM Adityanath, Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurate phase-I

Lucknow Metro thrown open to public, CM Adityanath, Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurate phase-I

Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow today joined the list of cities having Metro train services. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath flagged off the maiden run of the Lucknow Metro. The first train was flagged off by the home minister, who represents the Lucknow Lok Sabha seat, and the chief minister from […]

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Sauda chief Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh sentenced to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment

Sauda chief Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh sentenced to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment

A special CBI court on Monday sentenced Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment. The dera chief was convicted of rape on August 25. Before CBI judge Jagdeep Singh read out the sentence, dera followers burnt two cars in Sirsa. Last week, 38 people were killed in the […]

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