Saturday, 25 June, 2022
TopicPraful Patel

Topic: Praful Patel

When a write-off is a triumph: Why Air India sale has both Tata & govt in buoyant mood

Govt could see deal as win considering airline’s dire debt spiral. Meanwhile, Tata should see scale of losses reducing quickly, & no more political attacks from ministers.

Never met patient who got cancer from beedi — MPs back ‘Indian cigar’ at RSS-linked event

RSS affiliates Swadeshi Jagran Manch and Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, and All India Beedi Industry Federation, organise event to protest proposed changes to tobacco law.

‘Want to develop Lakshadweep like Maldives’ — Administrator Praful Patel defends draft land law

Lakshadweep officials said public outcry that the administration will grab people’s land under new regulations and undertake rampant commercial development is 'ill-founded'.

‘He is destroying the island’: Administrator Praful Khoda Patel now faces a row in Lakshadweep

While local residents and politicians are opposing policies introduced by the Lakshadweep Administrator since his appointment in Dec 2020, Patel said his only agenda is 'development'.

Who is Praful Khoda Patel? Minister in CM Modi’s Gujarat cabinet now booked for MP ‘suicide’

Dadra & Nagar Haveli Administrator Praful Khoda Patel was named, among others, in the ‘suicide note’ of 7-term MP Mohan Delkar.

CBI questions former civil aviation minister Praful Patel in aviation scam

The CBI alleged Praful Patel abused his official position to make Air India give up profit-making routes and timings in favour of national and international private airlines.

After 8 hours of grilling on first day, Praful Patel reappears before ED on aviation scam

The Enforcement Directorate had earlier registered a criminal complaint against Patel in which it alleged irregularities in fixing air slots for international airlines leading to losses for Air India.

Praful Patel cites prior commitments, requests pushing ED deposition

Former civil aviation minister and NCP leader Praful Patel has not been listed as an accused in the money-laundering probe related to the losses suffered by national carrier Air India.

Happy to cooperate, says Praful Patel after ED summons him in UPA-era aviation scam

This is the first major action against leader in alleged multi-crore aviation scam that is said to have taken place during the UPA govt.

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Amitabh Bachchan was a comic book Superman 40 years ago. In a tight, pink costume

Created by Pammi Bakshi and Gulzar, Amitabh Bachchan comics cost Rs 4 each 40 years ago. Today, they are a hot collectors' item costing $199 on eBay.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.