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Hardeep S. Puri

If Situation Eases, International Flights Could 'Resume Even By Mid-June': Aviation Minister

May 23, 2020 PTI

All scheduled commercial passenger flights have been suspended in India since March 25 when the Modi government imposed a lockdown to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Elderly People, Pregnant Women And Children: Who Can Fly, Who Can't From May 25?

May 23, 2020 Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Every passenger has to fill a declaration form in which he or she has to inform the airport authorities about his/her health and residence status. The incorrect declaration can lead to penal action.

DGCA Issues 7 Fare Bands For Air Travel, Ticket Prices Between Rs 2,000- Rs 18,600

A DGCA order said the that the lower and the upper fare limits for the first band is Rs 2,000 and Rs 6,000, respectively.

No Physical Check-in, Only One Bag, No Meals On Flights: Aviation Ministry Guidelines

May 21, 2020 Outlook Web Bureau

The Aviation Ministry said there will be no physical check-in at the airports, adding only passengers with confirmed web check-in can enter the airport premises.

Come May 25, Here's Why Airlines Will Find It Difficult To Operate Without Violating Covid-19 Guidelines

Independent experts believe that decision to resume domestic flight operations from May 25 has been taken under pressure from private operators, as the government hasn’t given any bailout package to the aviation sector.

20 May, 2020

Domestic Flights To Resume Operations From May 25 In 'Calibrated Manner': Civil Aviation Minister

Outlook Web Bureau

All airports and air carriers are being informed to be ready for operations from 25th May, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri said.

09 May, 2020

Resuming Flight Operations Within A Week Will Be Fraught With Challenges. Here Is Why

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

The resumption of the domestic airlines at a time when the cases of Coronavirus continue to surge comes with several unprecedented challenges.

08 May, 2020

Preparing To Start Domestic Flight Operations Within A Week: Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri

Preetha Nair

The minister said in an interview to Outlook that domestic flight operations may start even before May 15.

17 February, 2020

'Reassured' That Air India Divestment Won't Face Problems This Time: Aviation Minister Puri


The minister also assured the airline staff that their requirements would be foremost and factored in whatever arrangement is decided with the successor.

03 February, 2020

Shamelessness Their Shield: Airlines Betray Lack of Spine

Shastri Ramachandaran

The Kunal Karma 'heckling' case tells us a lot about our government, powerful journalists…and how they can gang up to terrorise a flyer if he irritates a celebrity loyal to the ruling dispensation, writes Shastri Ramachandran.

27 January, 2020

Govt Issues Memorandum To Sell 100% Stake In Air India


The deadline for submitting the Expression of Interest (EoI) is March 17.

01 January, 2020

AAP, BJP Spar Over Regularisation Of Delhi’s Unauthorised Colonies

Outlook Web Bureau

Regularisation of unauthorised colonies has emerged as a major poll plank for the BJP and the AAP ahead of the Assembly election in Delhi.

05 December, 2019

Hamara Bajaj: Going Where Few Dare To Go These Days

Shastri Ramachandaran

The force and fury with which Union ministers and BJP functionaries tore into Rahul Bajaj and targeted him reinforces the truth of every word he spoke.

27 November, 2019

'Air India Has To Be Closed Down If Not Privatised', Says Govt

Outlook Web Bureau

The government is readying the bid document to sell off its entire stake in the national carrier.

23 October, 2019

40 Lakh Living In Unauthorised Delhi Colonies To Get Ownership Rights; AAP Welcomes Centre's Move

Outlook Web Bureau

Reacting to the Centre's decision, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the road map for it was based on a proposal sent by the Delhi government, adding the central government should start the process immediately.

01 June, 2019

New Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri Capable, But Saddled With Too Many Portfolios: Experts

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Besides Civil Aviation, Puri is also Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs – that he was holding in the earlier Modi dispensation -- and Minister of State for Commerce and Industry also.

23 May, 2019

In The Middle Of Saffron Storm, Punjab Stands Firm With Congress

Jyotika Sood

For the local BJP ally, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), things haven't turned out the way they would have wanted.

14 May, 2019

For BJP's Hardeep Puri In Amritsar, Ex-PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee Emerges As Chief Campaigner

K.P. Nayar

The pamphlet carries a black and white photo of a debonair Atal Bihari Vajpayee in white kurta-pyjama and an embroidered scarf, a thick tuft of pepper and salt hair sweeping his forehead.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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