Tag: Suresh Prabhu

Airlines responsible for their financial performance; government can’t interfere in day-to-day operations

By Manoj Rammohan NEW DELHI: Efficient operations and financial performance are individual responsibilities of carriers, and the government cannot interfere in their day-to-day operations, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said amid Jet Airways crisis and turbulent times of the domestic airlines industry. In view of intense competition, rising costs, shortage of pilots and grounding of […]

Suresh Prabhu inaugurates Aviation infrastructure Projects in seven States

NEW DELHI: India’s Civil Aviation Minister, Suresh Prabhu has inaugurated several infrastructure projects across the length and breadth of the country via video link in New Delhi today. This was done in order to make them world class and future ready. These airports include Trivandrum, Calicut airports in Kerala, Mangaluru airport in Karnataka, Madurai airport […]

India awards 235 routes under UDAN scheme, seaplanes to fly on 18 routes

NEW DELHI: Seaplanes will fly on 18 air routes among the 235 routes awarded on Friday under the government’s ambitious regional connectivity scheme that will also connect 16 unserved airports and six water aerodromes. Announcing the awards of the third round of regional air connectivity scheme or UDAN, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said as […]

Government plans hiring professionals for Air India top positions through global search

NEW DELHI: The government of India plans to rope in professionals for top positions at Air India through a global search process, as part of efforts to revive the national carrier, according to Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu. With the proposed strategic stake sale of the Air India failing to take off in May this […]

Huge investment opportunities for Turkish construction firms in India: Suresh Prabhu

NEW DELHI: Huge investment opportunities exist in India in various sectors including construction for Turkish companies, Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Tuesday. He said all issues such as trade deficit, raised by Turkey, would be looked upon by India. “There is a huge potential for Turkish construction companies to operate in India,” […]

Himachal Pradesh seeks early launch of UDAN-2 Project in state

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday requested Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu to expedite the implementation of the second step of the Centre’s regional connectivity scheme UDAN-2, aimed at addressing the problem of poor air links to difficult areas across the country. The chief minister made the request in a meeting […]

Goa global investors’ meet with focus on start-ups in December: Suresh Prabhu

NEW DELHI: Global investors will meet in Goa in December to help finance the start-up community in the state, Union Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Sunday. He said the Centre was thinking of making Goa as the start-up and logistics hub to create more jobs and that it will also promote agricultural export from […]

Suresh Prabhu calls for government-level agreement for diamond imports from Russia

NEW DELHI: India’s Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday called for a government-level agreement with Russia for diamond imports in a manner that does not adversely impact balance of payment of India. He said that India is the hub for cutting and polishing of diamonds and Russia has huge diamond reserves. “If we […]

India urges G-20 members to focus on services for enhancing global trade

NEW DELHI: India’s commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu led the Indian delegation for the G-20 Trade Ministers Meeting (TMM) held at Mar del Plata, Argentina on 14 September 2018. The G-20 TMM was represented by Ministers/Vice Ministers of G20 countries, 8 guest countries and 7 Heads/Deputy Heads of International Organisations such as WTO, ITC, […]

Suresh Prabhu to participate in G-20, trade and investment ministerial meeting in Argentina

NEW DELHI: India’s Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu, will participate in the G-20, Trade and Investment Ministerial Meeting, being held in Mar del Plata in Argentina on 14th – 15th September 2018. The meeting will provide an opportunity for a dialogue on current developments in international trade and its implications for […]

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