Govt officials at airport forced us to fly Reddy: IndiGo

Govt officials at airport forced us to fly Reddy: IndiGo
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The report by the Airports Authority of India’s (AAI) airport director (APD) says IndiGo staff agreed to let Reddy fly after the APD asked them to. But the airline, offering a blow-by-blow account of the episode, said that it was “regrettably” forced to let the MP board at the behest of government officials present at the airport.

June 20, 2017 at 08:00AM
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Arun Jaitley to lead military delegation to Russia

Arun Jaitley to lead military delegation to Russia
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Jaitley is slated to hold wide-ranging discussions with the Russian deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin and defence minister General Sergey Shoygu during the first India-Russia science technology commission and the 17th inter-governmental commission on military-technical cooperation during his visit from June 20 to 23.

June 20, 2017 at 06:44AM
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Ahead of D-day, UN HQ adopts yoga posture

Ahead of D-day, UN HQ adopts yoga posture
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Ahead of International Yoga Day, the government is again using yoga to project India’s soft power abroad. The UN building in New York has been lit up with the word yoga projected on it. Actor Anupam Kher inaugurated the lighting. Kher on Twitter thanked Syed Akbaruddin, India’s ambassador and permanent representative to the UN, for the opportunity.

June 20, 2017 at 06:38AM
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Lockheed inks JV with Tatas in fight for Indian skies

Lockheed inks JV with Tatas in fight for Indian skies
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Ahead of PM Narendra Modi’s visit to the US early next week, the world’s largest armament company Lockheed Martin on Monday signed a pact with Tata Advanced Systems to produce the latest version of its F-16 fighter jets in India if the joint venture actually bags the multi-billiondollar project.

June 20, 2017 at 05:53AM
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India inks UN pact in bid to counter China’s OBOR

India inks UN pact in bid to counter China’s OBOR
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India became the 71st country on Monday to join the United Nations TIR Convention. As other customs transit procedures, the TIR procedure enables goods to move under customs control across international borders without the payment of the duties and taxes.
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June 20, 2017 at 05:37AM
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Prez poll: Modi picks 71-yr-old saffron loyalist who is now Bihar guv

Prez poll: Modi picks 71-yr-old saffron loyalist who is now Bihar guv
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Bihar governor Ram Nath Kovind, a known Dalit figure in BJP circles, is set to take over as the 14th President after the incumbent Pranab Mukherjee retires on July 24. Kovind, 71, will be the second Dalit, after the late K R Narayanan, to be President, and the first one from UP.

June 20, 2017 at 04:49AM
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