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Penalty for airline violations hiked to Rs 1 cr from Rs 10 lakh as Parliament clears amendments

The violations include carrying arms, explosives, or other dangerous goods aboard aircraft and contravening any rules notified under the Act, among others.
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Indian aviation recovering fast after Jet collapse, number of planes crosses 600 again

DGCA says the number of planes dropped to 530 after Jet Airways ceased operations in April. But it expects the number to cross 640 by December-end.
Indian railways

Modi govt again considering merging rail, roads, aviation, shipping into transport ministry

A top govt panel is set to make a presentation of the proposal to PM soon. The idea of a unified transport ministry was discussed during Modi govt's first tenure as well.
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Jet Airways has less than 15 operational aircraft, says aviation secretary

Over the last few weeks, Jet Airways has been grounding its fleet in tranches due to non-payment of dues.
A Jet Airways India Ltd. aircraft prepares to land at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai

Cash crunch grounds two-thirds of under-debt Jet Airways fleet

The private air carrier needs Rs 850 crore to help recover its debt.
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Govt keeping Air India artificially alive could end up killing Jet Airways

Such an airline would still need to work hard to escape its legacy of losses — but it would at least have a chance to become a robust global aviation player.
Air India

Govt plans to go global for filling top positions at Air India, says Suresh Prabhu

According to the plan, a search committee will be set up to look for aviation professionals from across the world. 
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How India can become global drone technology leader with new policy

India can show the world how drone technology can be used to bring about socially impactful services in agriculture and public health.
A total of 330 passengers on board the two flights had a narrow escape - Wikipedia commons

Two IndiGo Flights narrowly avoid collision over Bengaluru airspace, all passengers safe

The Hyderabad-bound plane had 162 passengers while the other aircraft was carrying 166 passengers.

On Camera

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at the book release of 'Gandhi Ko Samajhney Ka Yahi Samay' in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Listen to Mohan Bhagwat’s Dussehra speech. You won’t say RSS lacks intellectual bandwidth

Mainstream Indian media used to denigrate and ridicule RSS. But it is now publishing its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements as front-page news.

Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi bets big on economic reforms

Kadhimi's govt is pushing a soup-to-nuts overhaul in the next three to five years. The path of least resistance would have been to wait until the general election next summer.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.