India’s fuel demand rises 3.8% in Feb

India’s fuel demand rose 3.8 per cent in February as free cooking gas connections spurred LPG consumption while petrol and diesel use continued to rise. Fuel consumption in February totalled 17.41 million tonnes as compared to 16.77 million tonnes in the same month last year, data from the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) of […]

FAME-II: Govt sets up inter-ministerial panel for monitoring, sanctioning of projects

The Government has constituted an inter-ministerial Panel for monitoring, sanctioning and implementation of projects under the Rs 10,000-crore FAME-II programme, aimed at incentivising clean mobility. The Project Implementation and Sanctioning Committee will be chaired by the secretary in the Department of Heavy Industries and will have other members including NITI Aayog CEO, Department for Promotion […]

NTPC officials review CSR-CD works at Sipat

The NTPC’s executive director (CSR) M S D Bhattamishra reviewed various developmental works carried out by its Sipat station under corporate social responsibility-community development activities on Saturday. He was accompanied by D K Patankar, GM (CSR) and AGM (R&R) Pankaj Dhyani, according to a National Thermal Power Corporation Limited press communiqué. During the review, Bhattamishra […]

Jet Airways grounds four more planes

Cash-strapped Jet Airways on Monday said it has grounded four more planes, taking the number of aircraft that are non-operational due to non-payment of lease rentals to 41. Grappling with financial woes, the carrier has been looking at ways to raise fresh funds. “… An additional four aircraft have been grounded due to non-payment of […]

Elevated corridor project to be implemented after polls: CM Kumaraswamy

BENGALURU: Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Tuesday held discussions with citizen groups that had last week staged protests against the government over calling tenders for the North-South portion of the elevated corridor. Kumaraswamy heard the appeals on the implication of the project’s implementation from the citizens’ perspective. According to representatives at the meeting, the […]

Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal writes to staff, assures of early resolution

MUMBAI: With the clouds of uncertainty darkening over the survival of his 25-year-old airline, Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal Monday sought to reassure the 16,000-strong staff of the efforts to restore the “much-needed stability” in its operations at the earliest. Since a larger number of it’s over 100-fleet are grounded leading to drastically curtailed operations, […]

SpiceJet becomes first Indian low-cost airline to join IATA

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: SpiceJet has joined global airlines’ grouping IATA as a member, becoming the first Indian low-cost carrier to get the membership. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) represents more than 290 airlines, including Air India, Jet Airways and Vistara. The membership would help SpiceJet, which has ambitious expansion plans, to have codeshares and agreements […]