Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju downplays issue of privileges to MPs

Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Friday disapproved of making an issue of privileges to Members of Parliament at various airports, saying serving of free tea, coffee and water to them was just a "courtesy".

VIP facilities: Robert Vadra takes a swipe at Civil Aviation Minister

Robert Vadra on Tuesday took a swipe at Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju over his remarks that MPs and other VIPs will continue to enjoy facilities including free access to the airport terminal building.

Unfazed Civil Aviation Minister says his frisking exemption no threat to security

A day after his "lighter and matchbox" remarks created controversy, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapthy Raju today remained unfazed, saying his exemption from frisking at airports should not be taken as a threat to security.

Bragging about carrying match boxes on flights is silly: Omar Abdullah

NC leader and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah took on Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Tuesday over the issue of carrying match boxes on flights.

Civil Aviation Minister brags about carrying match boxes in planes
Civil Aviation Minister brags about carrying match boxes in planes

Ashok Gajapati Raju on Tuesday sparked a controversy by admitting that he carried match boxes in airplanes, without them being confiscated, after he became the Union Civil Aviation Minister.

Iraq crisis: Trying to establish direct contact with trapped Indians, says Sushma Swaraj

Indians in the middle of Iraq crisis — With the situation worsening in violence-hit Iraq with every passing day, the worried families of the Indians being held captive in the strife-torn country met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj  on Sunday and were assured of their safety by her.

Raju takes charge as Civil Aviation Minister

Senior TDP leader Pusapati Ashok Gajapathi Raju Thursday took charge as the new Civil Aviation Minister, assuring that he would strive to create a level-playing field for all players in the crucial infrastructure sector.

Scrap plans to privatise airports: CPI(M)

Condemning government`s decision to hand over Kolkata and Chennai airports in private hands, CPI(M) on Monday said it would "jeopardise" the employees` future and demanded immediate scrapping of the privatisation plans.

Min directs AI to withdraw travel benefit to pilot

Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has directed AI to withdraw the facility of the pilots to travel as an additional crew member during leave.

Ajit Singh takes charge as Civil Aviation Minister

A day after being inducted into the Union Cabinet, Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh on Monday took charge of the Civil Aviation Ministry, which he described as a "sensitive" sector.

Task cut for Ajit Singh as new Aviation Minister

Ajit Singh has his task cut out for reviving a beleaguered aviation
sector, burdened by high costs and huge financial losses.

Former Civil Aviation Minister Ibrahim dares Tata to name the minister

With Ratan Tata commenting that
he was not comfortable with the idea of bribing a minister to
enter the airline business, former civil aviation minister C M
Ibrahim on Monday asked the Tata Group chairman to name the
minister.