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Policy to prefer locally-made goods in govt procurement

Policy to prefer locally-made goods in govt procurement

The commerce and industry ministry is working on fixing the nuts and bolts of a policy to give preference to domestically manufactured goods in government procurement with a view to promoting Make in India.

Overbooking flights: Govt plans to make procedure transparent

Overbooking flights: Govt plans to make procedure transparent

The government is considering steps to ensure transparency in the practice of overbooking seats by airlines amid public outrage over a US carrier forcefully offloading a passenger from a packed flight.

Embraer, Air India to set up MRO in Secunderabad

Embraer, Air India to set up MRO in Secunderabad

Brazilian aerospace major Embraer has partnered with state-owned Air India to set up a maintenance and repair MRO facility to maintain its brand of private and business jets in the entire Southeast Asian region.

Govt in discussions with stakeholders on no-fly list, says Jayant Sinha

Govt in discussions with stakeholders on no-fly list, says Jayant Sinha

The government is in discussions with stakeholders on finding the “right way” to have a no-fly list to deal with unruly air passengers, close on the heels of a parliamentarian assaulting an Air India staffer.

Era of strategic patience is over: Mike Pence warns North Korea

Era of strategic patience is over: Mike Pence warns North Korea

Viewing his adversaries in the distance, US Vice-president Mike Pence travelled to the tense zone dividing North and South Korea and warned Pyongyang that after years of testing the US and South Korea with its nuclear ambitions, “the era of strategic patience is over.”

No consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav: Pak army

No consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav: Pak army

Upping the ante, Pakistan’s army on Monday ruled out consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, days after India had made a strong case for the access to the Indian prisoner on death row.

MOAB strike: US kills 94 IS fighters in Afghanistan

MOAB strike: US kills 94 IS fighters in Afghanistan

The number of militants killed in an attack by the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the US military has risen to 94, an Afghan official said today.

At least 36 dead, 140 injured in ISIS blasts at Egypt’s Coptic churches

At least 36 dead, 140 injured in ISIS blasts at Egypt’s Coptic churches

At least 36 people were killed and nearly 140 others injured on Sunday in twin ISIS blasts targeting Coptic churches packed with worshippers who had gathered for Palm Sunday mass in Egyptian cities of Tanta and Alexandria, the deadliest attacks on minority Christians in recent years.

Deccan Charter, Air India’s Alliance Air, others to fly on regional routes

Deccan Charter, Air India’s Alliance Air, others to fly on regional routes

Private charter firms Deccan Charter and Air Odisha together are learnt to have bagged around 50 regional air routes to propel the government’s ambitious regional connectivity scheme, UDAN.

Airfares in India among ‘lowest’ globally, says Jayant Sinha

Airfares in India among ‘lowest’ globally, says Jayant Sinha

India has one of the lowest and “most competitive” airfares in the world despite high cost of planes and fuel, Union Minister Jayant Sinha said on Wednesday.

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