Thursday, Dec 08, 2022

Civil Aviation Minister


Facial recognition technology introduced at 3 airports in India under Digi Yatra initiative

December 02, 2022 11:42 am

DigiYatra will be launched at four more airports -- Hyderabad, Pune, Vijayawada and Kolkata -- by March next year. Later, DigiYatra will be rapidly rolled out across all other airports, Scindia said at a briefing

China recovers second black box of crashed passenger jet

March 27, 2022 5:05 pm

Flight MU5735 crashed on Monday, killing all 132 people onboard, mainland China's deadliest aviation disaster in 28 years.

My name is Jyotiraditya Scindia: Minister on 'maharaj' dig

February 10, 2022 9:33 pm

This came after Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury addressed the Civil Aviation Minister as 'maharaj' twice in the Lok Sabha while asking a question pertaining to some airport projects in West Bengal during the Question Hour.

Scindia writes to Maharashtra CM seeking intervention for airport development

August 27, 2021 10:13 pm

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has started the expansion of airports at a cost of Rs 20,000 crore in the next four to five years to meet the growing passenger demand in the country.

209 slots vacated by Jet Airways are lying unused at 31 airports: Govt

July 11, 2019 6:10 pm

The airports in Chennai have 34 unused slots, Indore 18, Guwahati 12 and Ahmedabad have 8 slots, the minister said in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha.

India civil aviation ministry to cooperate with federal investigator: Ashok Raju

May 30, 2017 2:54 pm

This is regarding three cases which include purchase of 111 aircraft by state carrier Air India and its merger with Indian Airlines.

Air India Deboarding row: Upset with the way Raju clarified, says Kiren Rijiju

July 04, 2015 8:10 am

Rijiju also said no passengers were offloaded to make way for him and Deputy Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Nirmal Singh on June 24.

Smoke signal

April 09, 2015 12:00 am

That civil aviation minister carried matchboxes on board is irresponsible. His confession is ill timed.

Aviation minister carries matchboxes on flight, says he is exempted from frisking

April 08, 2015 3:25 am

"I don't know. I carry a matchbox in my pocket. Even now, here also, I carry it. There is no secret (about it)", said Raju.

Aviation ministry’s PowerPoint to PM highlights safety, connectivity issues

June 22, 2014 1:12 am

It is believed that Air India’s turnaround and financial restructuring plans and equity infusion in the carrier was also in focus.


Cabinet Ministers Rajnath Singh, Pusapati Ashok Gajapathi Raju take charge

May 29, 2014 5:15 pm

Cabinet Ministers Rajnath Singh, Pusapati Ashok Gajapathi Raju took charge of their respective offices on Thursday (May 29).