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Passengers who booked flights during lockdown entitled to immediate refund, DGCA tells SC

In an affidavit filed before SC, DGCA said that passengers will get full refunds if they don't avail the credit shells offered to them by airlines till 31 March 2021.
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DGCA warns it will suspend flight for 2 weeks if anyone is found doing photography inside it

The aviation regulator Friday asked IndiGo to take action after mediapersons flouted safety protocols, including taking videos, in its flight with Kangana Ranaut on board.
Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut reaches her Bandra office where demolition work was carried out by BMC, in Mumbai on Thursday. | ANI

DGCA tells IndiGo to take action after media violates safety rules on flight with Kangana Ranaut

The DGCA pointed to several issues from the incident, including photography within the aircraft, violating social distancing norms and unruly behaviour.
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SC asks Centre to clarify stance on refund of flight tickets booked during lockdown

The Supreme Court referred to a recent affidavit filed before it by DGCA that said tickets booked for travel during the lockdown period will be refunded.
Vistara to soon start its first international flight by the next half of the year | Commons

Full refund for domestic and international tickets booked during lockdown, DGCA tells SC

Passengers will be refunded in full for tickets bought between 25 March and 3 May, domestic carriers given the option of offering a credit shell.
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DGCA starts special safety audit of all Indian airlines after Kozhikode plane crash

The aviation regulator will be auditing SpiceJet and Air India in the first phase. The exercise involves obtaining and analysing data from flights to improve their future operations.
Rescue operation underway after an Air India Express flight with passengers on board en route from Dubai skidded off the runway while landing, at Karippur in Kozhikode | PTI

AI pilot unions demand removal of DGCA chief over ‘amateurish comments’ on Kerala plane crash

Two Air India pilot unions said the remarks on news channels by DGCA chief Arun Kumar reveal his 'total lack of technical knowledge'.
AI Express crash site at Kozhikode | ANI

Black box recovered from crashed Air India plane, to be sent to Delhi for investigation

The digital flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder will help in finding the cause of the accident, a DGCA official said.
File photo of the AI Express crash site at Kozhikode | ANI

Cracks on runway, water stagnation — lapses DGCA noted in notice to Kozhikode airport in 2019

The show-cause notice noted cracks and excessive rubber deposits along the runway on which the AI Express plane crashed Friday, killing at least 18 people.
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Suspension of international flights extended till 31 August, says DGCA

This restriction will not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the DGCA.

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A Harley Davidson dealership (Representational Image ) | Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Harley-Davidson riding away reflects poorly on both US icon and Modi’s ‘Make in India’

Modi’s ambitious plans to ‘Make in India’ could have been helped by a symbolic gesture to hold on to Harley, a premium manufacturer with an outsize brand.

Defence

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India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?