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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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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Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express Derailed

Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express Derailed

Fourteen coaches of the Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express derailed near Muzzafarnagar in western Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening, injuring several people. The accident took place in Khatauli near Muzzafarnagar, about 115 kilometres from Delhi. Railway ministry officials said they are still awaiting details of the accident that took place around 5:45 pm. The accident comes […]

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DCW bats for removal of child lock in taxis for safety of women

DCW bats for removal of child lock in taxis for safety of women

The Delhi Commission for Women has recommended private taxi operators to disable the facility of child lock in cabs after taking suo moto cognizance of the possibility of an increase in crime against women due to the same. The DCW sent a notice to transport department to ensure compliance. DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal said that […]

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10-year-old Chandigarh rape victim, whose abortion plea was rejected by SC, delivers girl child

10-year-old Chandigarh rape victim, whose abortion plea was rejected by SC, delivers girl child

Chandigarh: The 10-year-old rape victim, whose abortion plea was turned down by the Supreme Court, on Thursday delivered a girl child at Government Medical College and Hospital in Sector 32 here. The girl’s condition is stable. The delivery took place through Cesarean surgery. The minor girl became pregnant after she was allegedly raped by her uncle […]

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Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) removes Sharad Yadav as party leader in Rajya Sabha

Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) removes Sharad Yadav as party leader in Rajya Sabha

Patna: Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal (United) has replaced Sharad Yadav as party leader in the Rajya Sabha with Ram Chandra Prasad Singh. Confirming the big political development, Bihar JD(U) president Vashishtha Narayan on Saturday said that the JD(U) leaders met Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu and gave him in writing that Singh will represent […]

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