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Mother Teresa came to India in 1929 and took her first religious vows on 24 May 1931.

Mother Teresa birth anniversary: Union minister Hardeep Puri pays tribute

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2021 08:34 AM IST
In 1950, Mother Teresa founded the Roman Catholic religious congregation which later went on to be known as Missionaries of Charity. During her life, she set up many homes for the poor, needy, those dying from AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis all over India.
A healthcare worker inoculates a girl with the first dose of the Covishield vaccine at a school in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)
A healthcare worker inoculates a girl with the first dose of the Covishield vaccine at a school in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)

'Kejriwal busy searching for Sikh CM': Hardeep Puri's jibe on Delhi vaccination

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2021 01:11 PM IST
On Monday, Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia alleged that the Modi government is spending money on advertisements instead of vaccinating the people of the country. Today, Union minister Hardeep Puri said Delhi has over 11 lakh doses of vaccine but administered only 76,259 jabs to beneficiaries.
Union minister Hardeep Puri lashed out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday.(File Photo)
Union minister Hardeep Puri lashed out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday.(File Photo)

'Is he trolling Cong govt in Punjab?' Puri jabs Rahul Gandhi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2021 11:14 AM IST
The Punjab government faced flak from the Centre and state opposition parties for selling Covid-19 vaccines to private hospitals at a premium.
Domestic flight operations were ceased in March last year due to Covid-19 pandemic. The operation resumed after two months in May, 2020.(Representative Photo)
Domestic flight operations were ceased in March last year due to Covid-19 pandemic. The operation resumed after two months in May, 2020.(Representative Photo)

Govt hikes lower fare band by 5%, may impact domestic flight ticket prices

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 07:28 PM IST
Scheduled international commercial flights continue to remain suspended, while overseas flights under air bubble agreements and the Vande Bharat Mission are operational, among others.
A month ago, Saudi Arabia's interior ministry announced a 'temporary suspension' on flights from India.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
A month ago, Saudi Arabia's interior ministry announced a 'temporary suspension' on flights from India.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

On Saudi Arabia flight resumption, Hardeep Puri shares important update

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2021 07:38 PM IST
Saudi Arabia has taken a number of steps to check the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). It has also banned international flights till March 31
Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Puri at Kushinagar airport with Uttar Pradesh chief minister yogi Adotyanath.(Twitter/@HardeepSPuri)
Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Puri at Kushinagar airport with Uttar Pradesh chief minister yogi Adotyanath.(Twitter/@HardeepSPuri)

Kushinagar gets DGCA clearance, becomes third international airport in UP

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 06:59 PM IST
In June last year, Centre had given its go ahead to upgrade the Kushinagar airport to an international one.
Workers carry the first consignment of Covid-19 vaccine at cold storage in Jammu on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)
Workers carry the first consignment of Covid-19 vaccine at cold storage in Jammu on Wednesday.(ANI Photo)

'Spreading hope': Covid-19 vaccine doses reach far corners of India

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2021 09:45 PM IST
Ahead of the pan-India start of inoculation drive on January 16, state governments have firmed up their plans and fine-tuned logistical details.
Hardeep Puri said the heritage committee is headed by our additional secretary; the process would have been finished by now.(PTI)
Hardeep Puri said the heritage committee is headed by our additional secretary; the process would have been finished by now.(PTI)

'Domestic flight ops steadily move towards pre-Covid numbers': Puri

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 04:34 PM IST
The civil aviation minister also shared statistics about the number of people who took domestic flights to say that flying is the "preferred mode of travel".
Hardeep Puri said the heritage committee is headed by our additional secretary; the process would have been finished by now.(PTI)
Hardeep Puri said the heritage committee is headed by our additional secretary; the process would have been finished by now.(PTI)

‘Vista consultations to be made public’: Hardeep Puri

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 10:39 AM IST
The minister spoke about the Supreme Court’s approval for the project and the concerns raised over the alleged lack of public hearings on the project and its environmental impact.
Health workers and candidate during Covid-19 vaccine dry run at District Hospital, Aundh, in Pune.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Health workers and candidate during Covid-19 vaccine dry run at District Hospital, Aundh, in Pune.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Congress leaders raise concern over DCGI approval to indigenous Covid-19 vaccine

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 05:42 PM IST
However, there were different voices within the party as its chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala lauded scientists and researchers of Bharat Biotech for the indigenous vaccine.
The aviation ministry has held a round of meetings with airline executives on transport logistics.(REUTERS)
The aviation ministry has held a round of meetings with airline executives on transport logistics.(REUTERS)

Airport operators told to draft SOPs for Covid-19 vaccine transport

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 03:56 AM IST
The SOPs will be drafted in coordination with the ministry of health and the department of pharmaceuticals, which will be spearheading the formation of a multi-mode cold chain that will ensure the refrigerated production, transport, storage and distribution of the vaccines .
Representational image.(Bloomberg)
Representational image.(Bloomberg)

BJP MP asks Hardeep Puri to disqualify Tata Sons from Air India’s bidding process

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Neha LM Tripathi
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 10:04 AM IST
Subramanian in 2013 had filed a writ petition in the Delhi high court challenging the illegal grant of license to Air Asia India, which is a joint venture with Tata Sons
People show their voter ID slips as they stand in a queue to vote for the GHMC polls 2020, in Hyderabad on Thursday.(ANI Photo)
People show their voter ID slips as they stand in a queue to vote for the GHMC polls 2020, in Hyderabad on Thursday.(ANI Photo)

GHMC election results 2020: ‘Shape of things to come’, tweets Union minister Hardeep Puri on BJP’s early gains

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 12:38 PM IST
The BJP was seen ahead of the ruling TRS as postal ballots were counted for the 150 ward GHMC polls 2020 at various counting centres across Hyderabad on Friday. However, chief minister KCR’s daughter K Kavitha said that her party is expected to win as many as 100 seats in the GHMC polls.
Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri.(File photo)
Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri.(File photo)

Pilots’ bodies urge aviation minister Hardeep Puri to roll back pay cuts

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Neha LM Tripathi
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 11:50 PM IST
The pilots claimed that while private airlines are rolling back the austerity pay cuts for their pilots, the wage cut for Air India pilots has further increased from October which is divorced from market reality and unfair
The national carrier was put on the block by the government on January 27 while a deadline of March 31 was set for bidding. It was later extended(Bloomberg File)
The national carrier was put on the block by the government on January 27 while a deadline of March 31 was set for bidding. It was later extended(Bloomberg File)

How government sweetened the Air India divestment deal to attract more bidders

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 09:16 AM IST
The bidders will be given the option to decide on the quantum of debt on the Air India books that they’d like to absorb
Passengers at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on October 1. Airlines are operating 1,500 flights.(Vipin Kumar/HT photo)
Passengers at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on October 1. Airlines are operating 1,500 flights.(Vipin Kumar/HT photo)

Govt may allow 75% flight ops, says Hardeep Puri

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 06:35 AM IST
A decision on raising flight capacity will be made over the next seven to 10 days, Puri said at a press conference, as the festive season that’s usually the peak period for air travel approaches.
The Central Vista redevelopment project has come under criticism from different quarters.(PTI)
The Central Vista redevelopment project has come under criticism from different quarters.(PTI)

New Parliament to cost Rs 971 crore, Centre informs Parliament

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 03:53 AM IST
Hardeep Puri said that In the current economic scenario, the project will generate large number of direct and indirect employment.
According to the tender for its construction, the new Parliament building is required to be completed strictly within the prescribed time limit of 21 months. (Photo: Special arrangement)
According to the tender for its construction, the new Parliament building is required to be completed strictly within the prescribed time limit of 21 months. (Photo: Special arrangement)

‘New Parliament building to cost around Rs 970 crore’: Centre in Lok Sabha

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 06:44 PM IST
The tender for construction of the new Parliament building is under scrutiny, while architectural plans for other buildings are under planning stage, Puri said in response to a question raised by All India Trinamool Congress(AITC) MP Mala Roy in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
On Monday, CM Baghel launched flight services from Maa Danteshwari airport in Jagdalpur under the Centre’s UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) scheme. (Photo @bhupeshbaghel)
On Monday, CM Baghel launched flight services from Maa Danteshwari airport in Jagdalpur under the Centre’s UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) scheme. (Photo @bhupeshbaghel)

Connect Bilaspur to Delhi-Mumbai-Kolkata air route: Chhattisgarh CM Baghel

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 01:05 PM IST
Bilaspur is a major hub of trade and commerce in the northern region of Chhattisgarh and also connects the northern districts of the state, said CM Bhupesh Baghel in his letter to the civil aviation minister.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath holds a virtual meeting with civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath holds a virtual meeting with civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri.

‘Ayodhya, Chitrakoot airports to spur religious tourism’: Yogi tells Puri

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 06:08 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath held a virtual meeting with union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Thursday.
Civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

‘Soaring higher’: Aviation minister says domestic flight operations picking up

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 09:05 PM IST
Puri added that the footfall at airports stood at 2,40,657 with total number of flyers at 1,20,388.
Union Ministry for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Puri on Wednesday had said instructions have been given not to stop trains at those stations, where Metro rail passengers are seen violating social distancing norms.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Union Ministry for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Puri on Wednesday had said instructions have been given not to stop trains at those stations, where Metro rail passengers are seen violating social distancing norms.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Government plans round-the-clock surveillance to avoid crowding at Metro stations, will ‘name and shame’ violators

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 08:29 AM IST
The Centre on Wednesday had issued standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the resumption of Metro services under the unlock 4.0 guidelines in a bid to revive the economy that has been battered by the viral outbreak since end-March
Last Tuesday, the Central government extended by two months the deadline for placing bids for Air India till October 30 as the Covid-19 fallout has disrupted economic activity globally.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Last Tuesday, the Central government extended by two months the deadline for placing bids for Air India till October 30 as the Covid-19 fallout has disrupted economic activity globally.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Govt should not be running airports and airlines; hopeful of privatising AI in 2020: Hardeep Puri

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2020 06:11 AM IST
The central government privatised six major airports -- Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Mangaluru, Thiruvananthapuram, and Guwahati -- in February 2019. After a competitive bidding process, Adani Enterprises won the rights to run all of them.
Gurugram, India-Dec 16, 2018: Ragpickers at work at a dumping ground, at Nathupur village, near DLF Phase 3, in Gurugram, India, on Sunday, December 16, 2018. (Photo by Yogendra Kumar / Hindustan Times) To go with Prayag Arora’s story(HT PHOTO/For representation)
Gurugram, India-Dec 16, 2018: Ragpickers at work at a dumping ground, at Nathupur village, near DLF Phase 3, in Gurugram, India, on Sunday, December 16, 2018. (Photo by Yogendra Kumar / Hindustan Times) To go with Prayag Arora’s story(HT PHOTO/For representation)

PM unable to interact with ragpickers, Hardeep Puri steps in

Hindustan Times, Karnal | By HT Correspondent, Karnal
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 07:04 PM IST
There are 250 registered ragpickers in Karnal and they have been provided all facilities, including Ayushman card, municipal corporation commissioner Nishant Kumar Yadav has said
Urban housing minister Hardeep Puri said they’ve been constantly monitoring flagship programmes.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File Photo)
Urban housing minister Hardeep Puri said they’ve been constantly monitoring flagship programmes.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File Photo)

Housing ministry ranked best in ensuring direct benefit transfers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 04:34 AM IST
In the end-to-end digitisation category, the department of youth affairs pipped the housing ministry to the top spot.
Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri inspects the crash site of an Air India Express flight in Kozhikode.(PTIhttps://twitter.com/HardeepSPuri)
Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri inspects the crash site of an Air India Express flight in Kozhikode.(PTIhttps://twitter.com/HardeepSPuri)

Hardeep Puri cautions against speculative observations on Kozhikode air crash

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 11:42 PM IST
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said some of the speculations have bordered on the irresponsible.
Wreckage of Air India Express flight at Kozhikode International Airport in Karipur on Saturday.(ANI Photo)
Wreckage of Air India Express flight at Kozhikode International Airport in Karipur on Saturday.(ANI Photo)

As Kerala plane crash theories rise, pilots’ body makes an appeal, govt presents defence

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 10:49 PM IST
Government has asked to let the investigations decide the cause of the crash.
Civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri also visited the crash site next to Kozhikode airport on Saturday.(ANI Photo)
Civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri also visited the crash site next to Kozhikode airport on Saturday.(ANI Photo)

Kerala plane crash: Among 23 critical passengers, 3 are on ventilators, 26 discharged

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 04:57 PM IST
Four children were among the 18 casualties reported so far in the plane crash.
A “dismayed” group of Air India pilots wrote to the civil aviation minister Hardeep Puri about the “callousness and thoughtlessness” with which certain policy decisions concerning them have been made (HT File Photo)
A “dismayed” group of Air India pilots wrote to the civil aviation minister Hardeep Puri about the “callousness and thoughtlessness” with which certain policy decisions concerning them have been made (HT File Photo)

Pay cuts, compulsory leave can trigger ‘extreme acts’, say Air India pilots

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 08:23 PM IST
On the pay cuts, it said many employee categories that have been working with relatively negligible Covid related risks and who continue to impose high input costs of the company have been insulated from large pay cuts completely for reasons that are perplexing and unknown.
Civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri during a press conference at National Media Centre in New Delhi on Thursday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri during a press conference at National Media Centre in New Delhi on Thursday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

France, US establish ‘air bubbles’ for flights to India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 01:39 AM IST
Air France will operate 28 flights between Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Paris from July 18 to August 1; and United Airlines will operate 18 flights between Delhi, Mumbai, Newark and San Francisco until July 31.
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