The Adani Group, which handles seven airports in the country, is looking to invest in Mumbai-based Air Works Group, a 71-year-old firm that is India’s biggest independent aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) organization.
Air Works services IndiGo, GoAir, and Vistara, in addition to over a dozen foreign airlines including Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, FlyDubai, Etihad, and Virgin Atlantic. It also counts the Indian Navy among its customers.
Supreme Court collegium in February
The Centre has cleared four of the six names of advocates recommended by the Supreme Court collegium in February for assignment as judges of the Madras High Court. However, the request of Abdul Ghani Abdul Hameed and R. John Sathya is told to be pending. Many in the Bar see this as a repeat of what had happened in the case of C Emails, another minority candidate recommended for judgeship.
With the Amarnath Yatra a month away, the construction of dormitories for pilgrims en route to Ramban has come to a halt following the alleged detention of two senior engineers of the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) by the Jammu and Kashmir Police, on the orders reportedly of the Principal Secretary to Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha.
Airlines operator Indigo will have to pay a fine of Rs 5 lakh charged by the country’s aviation regulator for refusing boarding to a specially-abled child at Ranchi airport on May 7. The regulator said that special situations deserve extraordinary answers, but the airline’s staff failed to rise to the occasion. The regulator also told it would revisit its regulations over denying boarding to passengers.
- After 3 unsuccessful bids, Management sells its stake in Pawan Hans to the private consortium
- Nepal plane carrying 22 people, including four Indians has gone missing
- SpiceJet flights stopped at Delhi Airport for non-payment to AAI; airline says problem resolved
- In India’s quick commerce market, fast deliveries come at a price— literally. Top firms such as Blinkit and Zepto are learned to have introduced new incentive-based payment terms that include penalizing workers for late deliveries in some cases.
Delivery employees express the new terms are forcing them to ride even quicker with orders, making them more prone to breaking traffic rules and putting themselves and others on the road at risk.
In 1993, Hari Shankar Jain, a Lucknow-based advocate, recorded his first major success— getting a court order to open the gates of the Babri Masjid for Hindus to worship there.
Since then, Jain, now assisted by his son Vishnu, has been at the center of a string of petitions that have suddenly been revived in courts — from Gyanvapi to Shahi Idgah, Taj Mahal to Qutub Minar. We take a look at how the father-son duo got here.
P Chidambaram writes on how the fuel cost surge has intensified the face-off between the Centre and states: “On May 22, the Finance Minister tried to shame the states: ‘I have decreased duties, now you reduce VAT’. It was an attempt at one-upmanship. As the numbers tumbled out, it became clear that the Centre had no case to request the states”
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has locked horns with the state’s ruling TMC-led administration repeatedly since he assumed charge in 2019. As tensions continue to flare, it appears the state government is contemplating removing him from the post of Visitor in private universities.
This arrives just days after the state Cabinet decided to present a bill in the state Assembly to appoint CM Mamata Banerjee as the chancellor of all state-run universities.
The Faculty of Fine Arts (FFA) at the Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU) in Baroda was once a center that was widely known to foster creative experiments. The radical thought and intellectual dissent that the department once encouraged, however, now appear to be under threat.
Earlier this month, the MSU Syndicate unanimously decided to rusticate Kundan Yadav, a student in the sculpture department, for allegedly creating artworks that led to a protest by right-wing groups on campus earlier this month.
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