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India's crisis within a crisis; FM fights on two fronts

Last Updated: Monday, September 02, 2013, 09:04

In many ways, Chidambaram has been grappling virtually alone with India's economic emergency since he became finance minister for a third time 13 months ago.

AI suffer losses of over Rs 1700 cr in 3 years from 2009-10

Last Updated: Friday, August 24, 2012, 22:34

The annual losses were Rs 604 crore, Rs 562 crore and Rs 539 crore respectively in 2011-12, 2010-11 and 2009-10.

Tough measures needed to make AI survive, thrive: IATA

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 19:03

IATA chief Tony Tyler, who raised the issue at a CII conference on Indian aviation, said the entire sector was in a "multi-faceted crisis" which could be resolved by coordinated public policies.

Hold talks on daily basis, HC tells AI management and pilots

Last Updated: Monday, July 09, 2012, 13:49

The Delhi High Court Monday directed the Air India management and its pilots to hold conciliation process on a day-to-day basis before the Deputy Labour Commissioner to expeditiously resolve issues relating to reinstatement of sacked pilots and career progression.

No end in sight to AI pilots strike

Last Updated: Monday, June 25, 2012, 12:39

The pilots, who are on a 48-hour hunger strike here, alleged that the minister was speaking in one voice and the airline management in another.

AI troubles increase; 22 executive pilots report 'sick'

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 20:57

Air India Chairman-cum-Managing Director Rohit Nandan on Tuesday said while 22 pilots have reported 'sick', three don't have passport and three others have applied for emergency leave like illness in family.

Four-member committee to examine AI's route profitability

Last Updated: Monday, May 28, 2012, 22:29

Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Monday formed a four-member committee to examine the profitability of routes of cash-strapped Air India and suggest ways to rationalise them in order to make it profitable for the national carrier.

Air India piles up Rs 454-cr service tax dues

Last Updated: Sunday, May 20, 2012, 11:42

Five months after its accounts were frozen for non-payment of taxes and duties, crisis-ridden Air India has piled up about Rs 454 crore of dues but has promised to clear it as soon as it gets capital infusion from the government.

AI may be willing to take back sacked pilots but not IPG leaders

Last Updated: Friday, May 18, 2012, 21:58

Adopting a 'carrot and stick' approach towards the 11-day Air India pilots' stir, government on Friday indicated it could take back all those sacked, barring the Indian Pilots Guild (IPG) office-bearers.

Air India stir continues on day 10, no headway yet

Last Updated: Thursday, May 17, 2012, 09:45

The crisis in Air India deepened on the tenth day on Thursday as the Indian Pilots Guild (IPG), spearheading the agitation, accused the management of trying to create a rift and confusion among their ranks.

3 striking AI pilots resume duty; stir continues on day 9

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 21:38

Three Air India pilots, who had reported sick, resumed duty Wednesday in the first sign of an end to the nine-day stir by over 200 pilots, whose union IPG said they were open to talks with the government to resolve the deadlock.

Grievances will be heard unconditionally, Govt to AI pilots

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 21:22

Issuing yet another appeal to the striking Air India pilots to return to work, Government Tuesday promised to hear their grievances unconditionally without any vindictive action.