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The Air India Express plane the airport in Kozhikode | Twitter: @ANI

Air India Express plane with 191 on board skids off Kozhikode airport runway, breaks into two

According to the DGCA, the aircraft fell down a 50-foot valley. It was raining heavily at the time of the accident.
An Air India Boeing 707 similar to the one that crashed at Mont Blanc in 1966 | Photo: Commons

Mystery of 1966 Air India crash, that killed nuclear pioneer Bhabha, is unravelling bit by bit

Air India 101 crashed at Mont Blanc, at nearly the same spot as Air India 245 in 1950. Since the ’80s, big discoveries & bigger conspiracy theories have emerged.
File photo of an Air India flight | Commons

Unlike other carriers, no employee of ours will be laid off, says Air India

The announcement was made after a meeting with the Ministry of Civil Aviation where decisions regarding rationalisation of staff cost were reviewed.
File photo of an Air India flight | Commons

Air India to reduce monthly allowances of employees by up to 50%

The order, dated 22 July, said basic salary and allowances linked to it like industrial dearness allowance (IDA) and house rent allowance (HRA) will remain unchanged.
Air India plane departs for China to bring Indians

I had to sue Modi govt and Air India to be ‘rescued’ by Vande Bharat Mission

The harassment I went through as a stranded Indian in Germany during the coronavirus crisis, I wouldn’t wish upon anyone. And there was no heroic Vande Bharat rescue.
Hardeep Singh Puri

Hardeep Singh Puri justifies Air India’s leave-without-pay, says cost-cutting necessary

The Aviation Minister's remarks came after TMC MP Derek O'Brien slammed Air India, saying its leave-without-pay scheme violates labour laws & is a ploy to save top management.
File image of an Air India carrier | Wikimedia Commons

Air India to send select employees on leave without pay for up to 5 years

The factors being taken into consideration by the airlines are - suitability, efficiency, health of the employee, instance of non-availability for duty and redundancy.
Air India special flight carrying the first batch of Indian passengers from Wuhan (China) reached New Delhi airport on Saturday | ANI

US restricts Air India’s ‘Vande Bharat’ flights citing ‘unfair’ limits on its airlines

US Transportation Dept accused Air India of selling tickets to the public on repatriation flights while US airlines are prohibited from flying to India.
Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army, Navy, IAF personnel can use private airlines to return to units, will be reimbursed

According to rules, serving personnel are refunded fare of only Air India tickets. One-time relaxation comes amid heavy troop build-up along LAC with China.
File photo of an Air India plane | Representational image | Commons

Air India’s Delhi-Moscow flight returns after pilot found Covid-19 positive

The airline officials did not look at the pilot's test results properly & deemed him fit to fly, assuming that he is Covid-19 negative, even when the test results stated otherwise.

On Camera

In Gujarat, BJP hopes to retain power in the name of ‘chief minister’ Narendra Modi

The Modi magnifier

This is the first Indian election where a politician is winning by not promising governance, but simply seeking a vote against Musharraf, the Muslims and the Italian church.
PM Narendra Modi | ANI

If Modi wins on Sunday

According to the forecast, rupee will reach 67.5 per dollar by end of September and 67 by end of 2018 I Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Offer cashback, relax KYC norms to check decline in remittances, suggests WEF paper

Remittances, or the money overseas citizens send back to their home country, are expected to contract 20% in 2020 on account of Covid-19, according to a World Bank report.

Defence

Women recruits at the Corps of Military Police Centre and School in Bengaluru

Army begins process to recruit second batch of 100 women soldiers for military police

Army intends to induct 1,700 women recruits in the military police by 2036, increasing the percentage of women in the cadre to 20 over 17 years.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.