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.
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.
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.
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.
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