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  • Drone Regulations 1.0: Flying facts about the new drone policy, major guidelines you must know

    The government on Monday (August 27) announced new policy and guidelines for remotely piloted aircraft, or better known as “drones” which will come into effect from December 1. Unveiling the “Drone Regulations 1.0” here, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said that these would help foster technology and innovation in the development of drones — which have an extensive range of applications ranging from the commercial use of drones (unmanned aircraft) across sectors

  • Air India removes senior executive accused of sexual harassment

    Mumbai: National carrier Air India has removed a senior executive from the post of general manager for alleged involvement in a sexual harassment case. The ousted executive was accused of sexual harassment by an Air India air hostess, who had also written a letter to civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu in this regards in May. As per a airline notification issued last week, general manager for flight dispatch (headquarters) will hold the additional charge of the

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    Air India reels under unsustainable debt: Suresh Prabhu

    New Delhi : As the government works on ways to turnaround Air India, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu has said that the national carrier has “unsustainable debt” and legacy issues need to be dealt with.

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    Suresh Prabhu asks officials to hold another round of consultations on draft e-commerce policy

    New Delhi: Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu today asked his officials to undertake another round of stakeholder consultations for the draft e-commerce policy as concerns have been raised on some proposals. The ministry, in a tweet, said that it “had received few concerns regarding the draft e-Commerce Policy following which the minister has directed officials to conduct another round of consultation with stakeholders to address them. The Minister will personally review

  • Did British Airways offload Indian family from flight over crying 3-year-old son?

    New Delhi: A senior bureaucrat of the government has alleged “racial discrimination” and “rude behaviour” by the British Airways, which deplaned him and his family from a flight to Berlin from London last month minutes before take off because his three-year-old son was crying onboard.

  • Good news commuters! Kolhapur gets new railway line; Konkan Railway adds 10 new stations

    Mumbai: Suresh Prabhu is no more the railway minister as he moved out 11 months ago to the ministries of commerce & industry and civil aviation and yet he takes keen interest in the railway projects he had cleared during his tenure. One such project is the construction of 103-km Kolhapur-Vaibhavwadi section of the Konkan Railway. A meeting chaired by Prabhu here decided to start work on this section soon. Present Railway

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    ‘Digi yatra’ facility likely to take off in 2 months: Suresh Prabhu

    Mumbai: The civil aviation ministry’s proposed “digi yatra” facility, which seeks to make flying speedy and hassle-free, is expected to be rolled out in the next two months, Union Minister Suresh Prabhu has said. The initiative, “digi yatra”, seeks to minimise paperwork for air travel under a digital system for airport entry and boarding flights using a passenger’s Aadhaar number and mobile phone. Under the system, the civil aviation ministry is looking

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    Suresh Prabhu expects 20 pc export growth in June

    New Delhi: India’s exports are growing at a healthy rate and may record about 20 per cent growth in June, Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu said today. He said the ministry is working on a detailed strategy to push the shipments. “In May, our exports went up by almost 20 per cent and it looks like in June also, it (rate of growth) will be close to 20 per cent,” he

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    Suresh Prabhu launches mobile app to trace missing, abandoned children

    New Delhi: Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu today launched a mobile application — ReUnite — to trace missing and abandoned children in India. “This effort to reunite parents whose children have gone missing is a wonderful use of technology to address real life social challenges,” he said.

  • Sindhudurg to get 184 more mobile towers, broadband in all panchayats

    New Delhi: As many as 184 additional mobile towers are proposed to be set up in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra to upgrade communication infrastructure in the region. In a letter to Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha said that in the current expansion plan, 74 2G mobile towers and 110 3G towers have been proposed to be set up in Sindhudurg.

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    International Yoga Day 2018: Yoga is India’s best gift to world, says Suresh Prabhu

    Chennai: Yoga is India’s “best gift” to the world, Union minister Suresh Prabhu said today after taking part in the International Yoga Day celebrations here. The International Yoga Day was celebrated by various sections of people across Tamil Nadu including school students and defence personnel. “#Yoga is path to holistic wellness. It is India’s gift to the world (sic),” the Union Minster of Commerce and Industry said in a tweet at a Yoga Day