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Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia during a press briefing on announcements of PLI scheme for drones and drone components in New Delhi, on 16 September 2021 | PTI Photo

Drone industry in India will have turnover of around Rs 15,000 crore by 2026, Scindia says

The civil aviation minister also said the PLI scheme announced Wednesday gave major boost to the sector and will make it possible to have turnover of Rs 900 crore in next 3 years.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

BJP says it doesn’t believe in dynastic politics, but its list of dynast leaders is ever-growing

New Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai is the latest addition to the list of dynasts in a party that calls dynastic politics the 'biggest enemy' of democracy. Here's a list of 25 such leaders.

Airports economic regulatory Bill gets LS nod, will ‘encourage development of smaller airports’

Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill proposes expanding the definition of 'major airports' that will help drive investment to smaller airports.

Jyotiraditya Scindia, the ‘Maharaja’ BJP rewarded with Cabinet berth is ready to fly high

BJP high command has repeatedly told Jyotiraditya Scindia, who rebelled against Congress at the most crucial stage of his political career, that there is no limit for his growth.

Jyotiraditya Scindia assumes charge as Civil Aviation Minister in PM Modi’s new cabinet

Scindia has taken charge of civil aviation sector at a time when it is facing strong headwinds due to Covid that has resulted in financial woes for the industry players.
File photo of Jyotiraditya Scindia at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Modi govt rewards Scindia for delivering Madhya Pradesh to BJP

Scindia resigned from the Congress and joined the BJP in 2020, triggering a chain of events that led to the collapse of the Kamal Nath govt just 15 months after its formation.
BJP workers with party flags at a rally (representational image) | PTI file

For every Himanta, there’re Scindias, Bahugunas — why defecting to BJP isn’t always a ticket to power

Two leaders have recently moved to the BJP despite a growing unease in the party about this ‘politics of defections’. But defections now aren’t the same as they were earlier.
Health Minister Prabhuram Choudhary during his campaigning in Damoh | Twitter/@DrPRChoudhary

The curious case of MP health minister who went missing for a month amid Covid spike

For a month, right up until second week of April, MP Health Minister Prabhuram Choudhary, a doctor by profession, skipped Covid meetings and was missing from capital Bhopal. 
File photo of Jyotiraditya Scindia

Should have shown concern when I was in Congress — Scindia hits back at Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi Monday said that had Scindia remained in the party, he would have certainly become chief minister but was now a 'backbencher' in the BJP.

Scindia could’ve become CM with Congress, now a backbencher in BJP, says Rahul Gandhi

The Congress leader said that Jyotiraditya Scindia who resigned from the party last year to join BJP, had the option to strengthen the organisation by working with its members.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.