Tourism players want UDAN scheme extended to Kashmir

With the skyrocketing airfares shooing away intending tourists to Kashmir, the Valley-based tourism players Monday asked why the central government was not extending its air travel scheme, which facilitates cheaper airfares to several destinations, to Kashmir. The government of India in 2016 launched UDAN (ude desh ka aam nagrik) scheme to make air travel affordable […]

Nobody will get any information from us on source of Rafale documents: The Hindu chairman

Documents related to the Rafale deal were published in public interest and nobody would get any information from The Hindu newspaper on the confidential sources who provided them, The Hindu Publishing Group Chairman N Ram said on Wednesday. The documents were published because details were withheld or covered up, the veteran journalist said as the […]

Govt nod to air travel of central forces personnel a boon for airlines

The travel portals and airlines have been witnessing a considerable increase in bookings and travel queries on Srinagar sector by the forces personnel. The rise in bookings and queries has come after government of India recently approved air travel for low-ranking officials of the central reserve police force, national security guards and other forces from […]

LoC flare-up: Srinagar Airport put on high alert

Authorities today beefed up security around the hypertensive Srinagar International Airport to prevent any “untoward incident” following strike by Indian Air Force across Line of Control (LoC). Srinagar Airport is under direct operational control of the IAF, which controls its air traffic and landing strip and also the facilities of fire-fighting and crash activities, apart […]

Stranded passengers protest outside Jammu airport

Hundreds of stranded passengers from Kashmir Tuesday staged a massive protest outside the Jammu airport and demanded their immediate airlifting to Srinagar, even as college and university students in the winter capital deferred their agitation after the police assured action against those who raised “anti-India slogans” during a scuffle yesterday. A witness said the police […]

Modi acted as Anil Ambani’s middleman in Rafale deal, committed ‘treason’: Rahul

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “treason” and violating the Official Secrets Act by acting as Anil Ambani’s “middleman” in the Rafale jet contract, citing an email to claim the businessman was aware of the deal days before India and France signed it. BJP, however, rejected the charge, saying […]