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Pilot exodus prompts India Air regulator to turn labor watchdog

Pilot exodus prompts India Air regulator to turn labor watchdog

India’s aviation regulator wants senior pilots to provide at least a year’s notice before changing jobs, a move aimed at stemming exits that sometimes force airlines to scrap flights at the last minute.

Air India, Jet Airways deploy bigger planes on domestic routes

Air India, Jet Airways deploy bigger planes on domestic routes

Passengers on some domestic flights, usually between two metros, are enjoying the benefits of flying in bigger aircraft, as airlines deploy Boeing 747 jumbos, Boeing 777s, Boeing Dreamliner 787s, and Airbus A330s to cope with higher traffic and slot constraints at some airports that limit the number of flights.

Rajnath Singh calls for aggressive offensive to combat Maoists

Rajnath Singh calls for aggressive offensive to combat Maoists

India must aggressively step up its offensive against left-wing guerrillas in the face of surging casualties in the security forces, the home minister Rajnath Singh said.

Airlines launch fare sale for low-traffic routes

Airlines launch fare sale for low-traffic routes

Airlines have lowered fares on short-haul, low traffic routes in June in order to fill seats and maximize revenues.

Arun Jaitley expresses reservations on China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ proposal

Arun Jaitley expresses reservations on China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ proposal

Ahead of the ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) conference in Beijing beginning next week, where China is likely to sell its ambitious connectivity plan to at least 28 heads of states, India has strongly opposed the proposal.

US pledges to force North Korea to resume talks on nuclear arms

US pledges to force North Korea to resume talks on nuclear arms

The US on Thursday vowed to step up economic sanctions to force North Korea to resume talks over its nuclear programme

140 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack on army base in Mazar-I-Sharif

140 Afghan soldiers killed in Taliban attack on army base in Mazar-I-Sharif

As many as 140 Afghan soldiers were killed on Friday by Taliban attackers apparently disguised in military uniforms in what would be the deadliest attack ever on an Afghan military base, officials said.

AAI working on plan to allow housing projects on airport land

AAI working on plan to allow housing projects on airport land

Legal changes to enable housing development in airport land are in the works, the chairman of India’s state-run airport development authority said. Currently, airport housing in India is permitted only for airport employees

Cochin Shipyard leads sale of stakes in Indian arms spree

Cochin Shipyard leads sale of stakes in Indian arms spree

India is about to start an $11 billion sale of government assets, including holdings in the shipyard and factories that supply India’s military

ISRO to launch South Asia Satellite on 5 May, Pakistan not on board

ISRO to launch South Asia Satellite on 5 May, Pakistan not on board

India plans to launch on 5 May the ‘South Asia Satellite’ that will benefit all the countries in the region, except Pakistan which is not a part of the project.

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