Congress leader AM Singhvi on Friday said that the matter of Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju should be put to rest and closed as the latter had already apologized for the Air India flight delay issue.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Thursday confirmed that an Air India aircraft, plying from Leh to Delhi, received a request for a delay in departure to accommodate a 'VIP passenger', adding that three passengers were not allowed to board the plane for the same.
Union Minister Kiren Rijiju was at the centre of a controversy for delaying an Air India flight from Leh to Delhi for about an hour and for the offloading of three of its passengers, including a child, allegedly to accommodate him and his aide.
The road that connects this picturesque Himachal Pradesh town with Leh in Jammu and Kashmir reopened for motorists on Saturday after remaining closed for over seven months due to heavy snow deposits, an official said here.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar visited the Siachin base camp of the Indian Army in Nubra area of Jammu and Kashmir`s Ladakh region on Friday and interacted with and addressed the soldiers stationed there.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will arrive here on Friday on a two-day visit to review security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, during which he is expected to visit the Line of Control and Siachen and meet Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.
As Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Wednesday witnessed noisy scenes and walkout by opposition over "disrespect" to martyred cop Shabir Hussain, his body was airlifted to Leh and handed over to the family members.
Indian and Chinese troops recently had two face-offs along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh, in the same area where People's Liberation Army had pitched camps in April 2013 leading to a three-week long stalemate.
The residents in Leh town of the frontier Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir experienced huge relief from the intense cold wave as the minimum temperatures rose by ten degrees there even as the mercury continued to hover around the freezing point elsewhere in the division.