Several passengers on a Jet Airways Mumbai-Jaipur flight suffered nose and ear bleeding on Thursday morning as the pilots forgot to switch on the system to maintain cabin pressure, the DGCA said. The crew has been taken off duty and Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) has started an investigation, DGCA added.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s attack comes after the former chief of the state-run plane maker Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) said the agency could have built Rafale fighters in India had the government managed to close the original negotiations... read more
People excluded from Assam’s citizens’ register can file their claims for inclusion in the NRC final draft from September 25, the Supreme Court decided on Wednesday. The window will tentatively remain open for 60 days.
Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad rejected the Congress’ demand for a probe into the Rafale deal, saying an inquiry cannot be set up only to satisfy the ego of an “ill-informed” leader of the opposition who “repeats lies”, in an apparent jab at... read more
On Tuesday, Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that Navjot Singh Sidhu’s gesture of hugging Pakistan’s army chief impacted soldiers back home and added that the Punjab minister could have “avoided it”. read more
“We expect that when the report on the deal comes out in public domain, the real scam will come out and the truth shall prevail,” said Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala, after meeting the CAG. read more
With the opposition clearly unwilling to back down on the Rafale fighter deal, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday hit out at the Congress that has alleged the NDA government changed the contract to favour an industrialist at the cost of state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, or HAL. (HT Correspondent)read more
Senior Congress leader AK Antony on Tuesday accused defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman of “suppressing facts” on the Rafale deal and asked why the government is not setting up a joint parliamentary committee to probe it. read more
The Defence Minister has also held the previous UPA government responsible for HAL being overlooked for the jet deal. Sitharaman said both HAL and Dassault could not agree on production terms. “It is not for us but the UPA to answer as to why the agreement... read more