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IA board okays induction of 9 wide-bodied aircraft
THE board of Indian Airlines on Wednesday approved the induction of nine wide-bodied aircraft, which includes replacement for the existing three wide-bodied Airbus A-300 aircraft. The technical committee of the airline has recommended that one ... More

IA ban on `bulk valuable cargo' hits bullion trade
THE non-acceptance of `bulk valuable cargo' by Indian Airlines (IA) has put the stakeholders of bullion trade in this part of the country in a quandary. They believe that the ban imposed during the last week of August could have been due to the ... More

IA introduces `Fly select fares'
Indian Airlines on Wednesday announced `Fly select fares' which offers tickets at reduced rates in economy class on select flights on 10 sectors including Bangalore-Delhi, Delhi-Mumbai, Chennai-Delhi, Chennai-Hyderabad and Mumbai-Hyderabad or in ... More

Govt clears port-based SEZ at Vallarpadam
THE Government has accorded approval to the Cochin Port Trust for setting up an estimated Rs 800-crore port-based Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at Vallarpadam/ Puthuvypeen over an area of about 450 hectares. Official sources told Business ... More

AP: Ship-breakers dispute claims of environmental damage
SHIP-BREAKING is ecologically safe and quite suitable for Kakinada coast and there is no room for apprehensions on any count, according to the Andhra Pradesh Ship-breakers' Association. At a press meet here on Wednesday, Mr Jagadish Parekh, ... More

UTI products thru post offices
HYDERABAD: In Andhra Pradesh, six post offices (three in Hyderabad, two in Visakhapatnam and one in Vijayawada) have been identified to distribute UTI Mutual Fund products. AMFI qualified and trained officials will man the investment desk ... More

When Rabri met Lalu... and discussed Rlys
WHEN the Bihar Chief Minister met the Railway Minister today, they talked business for about half-an-hour. If you find that hard to believe, just read the official release issued by the Ministry of Railways: "The Chief Minister of Bihar, Ms ... More

Low-cost tickets make up bulk of rail Net bookings
THE Railways' Internet-based ticket booking system is turning out to be a huge draw. And interestingly, the majority of the bookings are being made for the low-cost and non-AC ticket segments. Moreover, it is not just the metros that are ... More

New railway projects in AP
HYDERABAD: The Union Minister for Railways, Mr Lalu Prasad, will lay the foundation stone for the doubling and electrification of the Tirupati-Renigunta sector and a new railway station building on September 16. He will also dedicate the ... More

Kerala private bus owners meet today
THE State Council of the Kerala State Private Bus Operators Federation will meet in Thrissur tomorrow to work out its response to the State Government's decision to increase bus fares. Announcing this at a press conference here today, Mr ... More

Service tax: AIMTC objects to panel composition
SERVICE tax on the goods transport agencies is turning out to be highly taxing for the Government. Days after successfully neutralising the week-long transporters' strike, the Finance Ministry is once again at the receiving end with the All-India ... More

Haryana to add 1,000 new buses
THE Haryana Government has decided to add 1,000 new buses to its fleet and the buses plying on rural routes would stop at the last village and commence journey from that village next morning, according to the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash ... More

Helmets must in Hyderabad from Nov 3
FROM November 3, about 10.20 lakh two-wheeler riders in Hyderabad will have to wear ISI-marked helmets. Unlike in the past, the Government has decided to focus more on awareness rather than forcing the wear-helmet rule on the people, according ... More


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