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Encouraged G20 members to enhance strategies to produce renewable energy, says BJP MP Suresh Prabhu

BJP MP Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday took part in the third G20 Sherpas’ virtual meeting and encouraged members to enhance strategies to produce renewable energy.
BJP MP Suresh Prabhu(PTI photo)
BJP MP Suresh Prabhu(PTI photo)
Updated on Oct 01, 2020 07:32 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Niyati Singh

Coronavirus | PM Modi’s speech, Goa ‘hoax’, India vaccine plan: Top 10 updates

<p>Cases of Coronavirus infection crossed 150 in India on Wednesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will brief the nation on the fight against Covid-19 on March 19 at 8 pm. Meanwhile, NITI Aayog held a meeting with the government's Principal Scientific Advisor regarding development of a vaccine in India. Former Union minister Suresh Prabhu placed himself in quarantine as a precaution despite testing negative. The Centre also directed CBSE and educational institutions to postpone examinations till after March 31, 2020. Watch the full video to know the other top updates regarding the Coronavirus pandemic.</p>

Cases of Coronavirus infection crossed 150 in India on Wednesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will brief the nation on the fight against Covid-19 on March 19 at 8 pm. Meanwhile, NITI Aayog held a meeting with the government's Principal Scientific Advisor regarding development of a vaccine in India. Former Union minister Suresh Prabhu placed himself in quarantine as a precaution despite testing negative. The Centre also directed CBSE and educational institutions to postpone examinations till after March 31, 2020. Watch the full video to know the other top updates regarding the Coronavirus pandemic.

Updated on Mar 19, 2020 12:03 AM IST
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Coronavirus: Suresh Prabhu goes into self-quarantine following return from Saudi

Suresh Prabhu has tested negative for the coronavirus but has decided to stay in isolation as a precautionary measure.
Suresh Prabhu returned from coronavirus hit Saudi to attend a meeting on March 10.(PTI)
Suresh Prabhu returned from coronavirus hit Saudi to attend a meeting on March 10.(PTI)
Published on Mar 18, 2020 01:12 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: Food for thought

As one of India’s leading technocrats, Suresh is in touch with global leaders across the world through his involvement with issues and forums over the last 30 years, which had brought him in contact with Harper and a friendship and mutual regard had developed between the men.
Uma and Suresh Prabhu and their son, Ameya, with former Canadian PM Stephen Harper.
Uma and Suresh Prabhu and their son, Ameya, with former Canadian PM Stephen Harper.
Updated on Nov 21, 2019 12:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Malavika Sangghvi

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: Heralding the Way

Suresh Prabhu, the senior Maharashtra-based leader from the party who had held high-profile ministries in the past, including Railways, Civil Aviation and Commerce and Industry, was appointed to the post of ‘Indian Sherpa to the G20’ in June 2019.
Suresh Prabhu with PM Modi in Biarritz, France.
Suresh Prabhu with PM Modi in Biarritz, France.
Updated on Aug 27, 2019 04:40 PM IST
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By Malavika Sangghvi

Soon, watch TV shows, news debates on Indian Railways’ free application

The Railway Board has chosen RailTel Corporation of India Ltd, a unit of the national transporter, to implement the project that will enable travellers to stream their favourite content, whether it be Hindi serials or the night’s news debate, through a free app.
The project will enable the national transporter earn revenue as well in the form of ads displayed on its landing page and in between the entertainment programmes.(HT Photo)
The project will enable the national transporter earn revenue as well in the form of ads displayed on its landing page and in between the entertainment programmes.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 21, 2019 07:30 AM IST
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New delhi | By Faizan Haidar

PM Modi at G20 calls for crack down on fugitive economic offenders

India also resisted pressure to join the Osaka declaration on digital economy, a move launched by Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for global rule-making for free flow of data across borders.
(L-R) Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend an event on women's empowerment during the G20 Summit in Osaka on June 29, 2019.(AFP photo)
(L-R) Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend an event on women's empowerment during the G20 Summit in Osaka on June 29, 2019.(AFP photo)
Updated on Jun 29, 2019 10:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar

Centre to go ahead with disinvestment of Air India: Aviation Ministry

The AISAM, which is basically a Group of Ministers (GoM), has to be reconstituted as Arun Jaitley and Suresh Prabhu are no longer ministers in the second innings of the Narendra Modi government.
They will be replaced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari is likely to continue in the panel.(HT Photo)
They will be replaced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari is likely to continue in the panel.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 27, 2019 10:48 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust India

Sushma Swaraj among ex-ministers absent from PM Modi’s new cabinet

The 67-year-old Swaraj who has held key positions in the party and its governments since decades was conspicuous by her absence in the new Cabinet.
Although the reasons for Swaraj’s omission were not immediately clear, the main reason possibly could be her ill-health.(HT Photo)
Although the reasons for Swaraj’s omission were not immediately clear, the main reason possibly could be her ill-health.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 18, 2020 08:02 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service

Union min Prabhu aspires to make Africa most developed region in the world

Commerce and Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu‘s statement came while addressing business leaders from South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Madagascar, Ghana and Nigeria through a video conference.
Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu assured African leaders of India’s commitment towards fostering development in the region along with easing means of conducting trade and business for the Indian diaspora in African nations.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu assured African leaders of India’s commitment towards fostering development in the region along with easing means of conducting trade and business for the Indian diaspora in African nations.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Published on May 09, 2019 02:51 PM IST
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US commerce secretary to meet Suresh Prabhu on May 6

External affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar told a news briefing on Thursday that commercial considerations and “legitimate energy and commercial security interests” will guide India’s decisions on future oil imports.
US commerce secretary to meet Suresh Prabhu on May 6(PTI)
US commerce secretary to meet Suresh Prabhu on May 6(PTI)
Published on May 03, 2019 02:07 AM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Next government will solve Goa’s mining issue: Suresh Prabhu

Union Commerce & Industry Suresh Prabhu is in the coastal state for a series of campaign meetings(PTI File)
Union Commerce & Industry Suresh Prabhu is in the coastal state for a series of campaign meetings(PTI File)
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 09:23 PM IST
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Panaji | By Gerard de Souza

Suresh Prabhu calls for review of issues related to Jet Airways

Prabhu has also asked Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola to take necessary steps to protect the rights and safety of passengers.
Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu has called for a review of issues related to struggling Jet Airways, including rising fares and flight cancellations.
Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu has called for a review of issues related to struggling Jet Airways, including rising fares and flight cancellations.
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 12:48 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

‘Flying is now affordable, accessible for all,’ says civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu

“The government has thoroughly transformed the aviation sector and India has now emerged as the world’s 3rd largest domestic aviation market,” says Suresh Prabhu.
“The strategic disinvestment of Air India has been deferred for some time due to adverse market conditions and no bidders had shown interest,” says Suresh Prabhu(PRADEEP GAUR/MINT)
“The strategic disinvestment of Air India has been deferred for some time due to adverse market conditions and no bidders had shown interest,” says Suresh Prabhu(PRADEEP GAUR/MINT)
Updated on Apr 15, 2019 07:17 AM IST
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By Faizan Haider

Airlines tweaked safety norms to show fewer violations: Audit

According to the special audit of airlines and airports – conducted between September and December last year – some DFDR parameter limits in aircraft were found to be set at values that were inflated or lower than manufacturer settings in order to avoid red flags.
A recent civil aviation audit ordered by the government has revealed that the limits for some aircraft performance parameters were modified by operators in order to reduce the number of reported violations and improve safety records, according to Union minister Suresh Prabhu.(Abhijit Bhatlekar/ Mint File Photo)
A recent civil aviation audit ordered by the government has revealed that the limits for some aircraft performance parameters were modified by operators in order to reduce the number of reported violations and improve safety records, according to Union minister Suresh Prabhu.(Abhijit Bhatlekar/ Mint File Photo)
Published on Apr 15, 2019 06:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar

Crisis at Jet Airways worsens: Fleet now down to 11 aircraft; PMO steps in

According to officials aware of discussions, the meeting was called after civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu asked secretary of the department Pradeep Singh Kharola to review issues concerning Jet Airways, news agency PTI reported.
After participating in the meeting at the PMO, Kharola held a meeting through video conference with the management of Jet Airways.(Prasad Gori / HT Photo)
After participating in the meeting at the PMO, Kharola held a meeting through video conference with the management of Jet Airways.(Prasad Gori / HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 13, 2019 07:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

SpiceJet to lease 16 Boeing 737s to fill gap as groundings push up fares

India’s civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu has directed the civil aviation secretary to review issues related to Jet Airways and take steps to minimise the inconvenience to passengers and ensure their safety, the minister said in a Tweet on Friday.
SpiceJet has announced low fare tickets. (AFP File Photo)(AFP File Photo)
SpiceJet has announced low fare tickets. (AFP File Photo)(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Apr 12, 2019 10:55 AM IST
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Singapore | By Reuters

Aviation minister Suresh Prabhu orders review of troubled Jet Airways

Jet Airways, on Thursday, cancelled all west-bound long-haul international flights, including those to London, Paris and Amsterdam.
Jet Airways, on Thursday, cancelled all west-bound long-haul international flights, including those to London, Paris and Amsterdam.(Mint File Photo)
Jet Airways, on Thursday, cancelled all west-bound long-haul international flights, including those to London, Paris and Amsterdam.(Mint File Photo)
Updated on Apr 12, 2019 09:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

‘India has offered new package to US to fix trade irritants’: Suresh Prabhu

Prabhu said the major US trade concerns pertained to its exports of medical devices, dairy products, mobile phones and agricultural items such as almonds, but didn’t spell out exactly what India had offered the US in the conciliatory trade package.
Minister of commerce and industry Suresh Prabhu.(HT File Photo)
Minister of commerce and industry Suresh Prabhu.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 04, 2019 12:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta and Rajeev Jayaswal

‘For the first time, India’s trade deficit with China has shrunk’: Suresh Prabhu

The power derived and given by Parliament to the government is being used through the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) but it essentially follows from the insolvency code.
‘For the first time, India’s trade deficit with China has shrunk’: Suresh Prabhu(PTI)
‘For the first time, India’s trade deficit with China has shrunk’: Suresh Prabhu(PTI)
Updated on Apr 04, 2019 10:43 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta and Rajeev Jayaswal

Jet Airways crisis worsens as government steps in, pilots threaten strike

A crisis at India’s Jet Airways deepened on Tuesday as an increasingly worried government called for an emergency meeting, angry passengers demanded refunds and pilots threatened to go on strike over unpaid salaries.
Saddled with debt of more than $1 billion, Jet is struggling to stay aloft.(Photo: Mint)
Saddled with debt of more than $1 billion, Jet is struggling to stay aloft.(Photo: Mint)
Updated on Mar 19, 2019 08:06 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Reuters

Number of Jet flights may reduce further, says DGCA after meeting with airlines

India’s aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil aviation held an emergency meeting with the management of debt-ridden Jet Airways on Tuesday evening. DGCA said the situation is “dynamic” and the number of Jet flights may reduce further in the coming weeks.
Jet airways Aircraft. Image for representation.(Photo: Mint)
Jet airways Aircraft. Image for representation.(Photo: Mint)
Updated on Mar 19, 2019 04:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu calls emergency meeting on Jet Airways crisis

Suresh Prabhu, has asked the civil aviation secretary to call for a meeting to discuss grounding of flights, advance bookings, cancellations, refunds, and safety issues, if any, at Jet.
Jet has delayed payments to banks, suppliers, pilots and lessors - some of whom have forced the airline to ground as many as 41 planes.(Mint)
Jet has delayed payments to banks, suppliers, pilots and lessors - some of whom have forced the airline to ground as many as 41 planes.(Mint)
Updated on Mar 19, 2019 03:22 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

RSS offshoot writes to commerce ministry for stricter e-commerce rules

In a letter to Suresh Prabhu, minister of commerce and industry, the SJM has pointed out that measures to regulate e-commerce can save local enterprises.
India’s e-commerce market is currently estimated at Rs 19,650 cr, minus travel portals.(HT File Photo)
India’s e-commerce market is currently estimated at Rs 19,650 cr, minus travel portals.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Feb 15, 2019 07:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran

‘India can be $ 5 trillion economy in 7-8 years’: Suresh Prabhu

Addressing a seminar on exports at Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit in Gandhinagar, Prabhu said his department had prepared a road map to make this possible by focusing on manufacturing, service sector and agriculture.
Union Commerce and Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu Saturday said India has the potential to be a USD 5 trillion economy in the next 7-8 years.(Mint Photo)
Union Commerce and Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu Saturday said India has the potential to be a USD 5 trillion economy in the next 7-8 years.(Mint Photo)
Updated on Jan 20, 2019 10:30 AM IST
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Gandhinagar | By Press Trust of India

Navi Mumbai international airport to be ready by mid-2020, says Devendra Fadnavis

Fadnavis, who had first announced the airport to be completed by 2019, said the airport development is on track and shall be operated by mid- next year.
In March 2018, Fadnavis had said that the NMIA will be inaugurated in 2019.(HT)
In March 2018, Fadnavis had said that the NMIA will be inaugurated in 2019.(HT)
Published on Jan 16, 2019 01:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai

Seaplanes to connect Andaman islands soon

Islands in Andaman will soon be connected through seaplanes as the Union ministry of civil aviation has approved operations on 13 water aerodrome routes, the ministry said.
Seaplanes are commonly used by the tourism industry in Maldives and Mauritius.
Seaplanes are commonly used by the tourism industry in Maldives and Mauritius.
Published on Jan 08, 2019 07:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar

Government plans to rope in professionals for Air India top positions through global search process

Currently, the national carrier -- which is staying afloat on taxpayers’ money -- has nine members on the board, including two officials from the civil aviation ministry.
The government plans to rope in professionals for top positions at Air India through a global search process.(REUTERS)
The government plans to rope in professionals for top positions at Air India through a global search process.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 31, 2018 12:49 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

‘India’s exports performance extremely good, but I’m not fully satisfied’: Suresh Prabhu

Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu also hoped that the recently announced agri-export policy will help boost exports from the sector to USD 60 billion in the next five years and USD 100 billion in the next 10 years.
Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu said as India is one of the major exporter of services like IT and ITeS, the ministry’s strategy will have elements to promote services exports also.(PTI file photo)
Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Suresh Prabhu said as India is one of the major exporter of services like IT and ITeS, the ministry’s strategy will have elements to promote services exports also.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Dec 26, 2018 12:17 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

SC ruling on Rafale deal has exposed Congress lies: Suresh Prabhu

Union minister Suresh Prabhu said the people want to know why there was no government-to-government deal during the UPA tenure. The Congress kept matters related to defence pending and compromised on the security of the country.
Union minister Suresh Prabhu addresses a press conference at BJP office in Jaipur, December 18, 2018.(HT Photo)
Union minister Suresh Prabhu addresses a press conference at BJP office in Jaipur, December 18, 2018.(HT Photo)
Published on Dec 19, 2018 02:13 PM IST
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