Aneesh Phadnis

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India's Sputnik V decision a win for Russia's soft power diplomacy

India's Sputnik V decision a win for Russia's soft power diplomacy

Rediff.com20 Apr 2021

The Russian vaccine has been registered in more than 55 countries and is gaining recognition in the virtual world -- being the only to have its own Facebook page, YouTube channel and a Twitter handle, reports Aneesh Phadnis

Maharashtra traders body plans to defy Covid curbs, open stores

Maharashtra traders body plans to defy Covid curbs, open stores

Rediff.com10 Apr 2021

'Traders have stocked up for upcoming festivals and will make a loss if stores remain shut now. We suffered last year. We can't suffer again. There is no scientific basis for closing all commercial establishments. How long will the government keep them shut?'

Infections rise in Nagpur with second wave

Infections rise in Nagpur with second wave

Rediff.com10 Apr 2021

One reason for the surge in cases is the spread of infection at large weddings. Weddings turned out to be super spreaders.

Labs say capping RT-PCR rates is big blow to business

Labs say capping RT-PCR rates is big blow to business

Rediff.com3 Apr 2021

'We urge the government to have discussions with private labs on the actual cost of running a test.'

Jet Airways cannot claim historical right on airport slots: Govt to NCLT

Jet Airways cannot claim historical right on airport slots: Govt to NCLT

Rediff.com9 Mar 2021

The ministry and the civil aviation regulator have said the government will consider the airline's request for slots as per existing policy.

Canadian plane maker De Havilland wins $43 mn claim against SpiceJet

Canadian plane maker De Havilland wins $43 mn claim against SpiceJet

Rediff.com8 Mar 2021

The bone of contention between the two sides relates to changes in the purchase terms.

Jio's new offer dampens tariff hike talk, adds to Vi's worries

Jio's new offer dampens tariff hike talk, adds to Vi's worries

Rediff.com2 Mar 2021

The new offer is part of its strategy to turn India to an exclusively 4G market.

Covid curbs hit flights, airlines see 10% drop in bookings

Covid curbs hit flights, airlines see 10% drop in bookings

Rediff.com27 Feb 2021

Sources at Mumbai airport said seat occupancy has declined from around 70-72 per cent to 60-64 per cent in last three-four days as passengers are postponing or cancelling trips.

Production slumps in the powerloom hub of Bhiwandi

Production slumps in the powerloom hub of Bhiwandi

Rediff.com23 Feb 2021

Hit hard by volatility in yarn prices, 50% of the looms said to be operating only 3-4 days a week.

Petition by employees of debt-laden Jet Airways rejected

Petition by employees of debt-laden Jet Airways rejected

Rediff.com23 Feb 2021

A committee of creditors had, in October, approved of the resolution plan submitted by UAE businessman Murari Lal Jalan and Kalrock Capital.

Ministry bats for coronavirus vaccines for aviation staff

Ministry bats for coronavirus vaccines for aviation staff

Rediff.com25 Jan 2021

Railway employees including station masters, engine drivers, ticket checkers, etc too have been selected for vaccination and their list is being compiled for the exercise.

As airlines spread wings, regional connectivity gets a boost

As airlines spread wings, regional connectivity gets a boost

Rediff.com15 Jan 2021

While the number of operational airports in the country will rise to 131, other smaller towns too are seeing a surge in connectivity.

Ministry urges Covid-19 insurance cover for foreign tourists

Ministry urges Covid-19 insurance cover for foreign tourists

Rediff.com8 Dec 2020

Indian and global airlines such as SpiceJet, Emirates, Virgin Atlantic among others too are marketing Covid-19 insurance products to attract passengers.

Boeing Max 737 is set to fly again; DGCA to take a call soon

Boeing Max 737 is set to fly again; DGCA to take a call soon

Rediff.com19 Nov 2020

SpiceJet is the only Boeing 737 MAX operator in India, with 13 aircraft of the type in its fleet and a total of 205 planes on order.

Alliance Air to focus on cost control, phasing out of expat pilots

Alliance Air to focus on cost control, phasing out of expat pilots

Rediff.com29 Oct 2020

Alliance Air, which is the largest regional airline, is currently operating 77 daily flights compared to 126 last year.

SpiceJet sea plane to take off on Saturday, one-way fare at Rs 1,500

SpiceJet sea plane to take off on Saturday, one-way fare at Rs 1,500

Rediff.com29 Oct 2020

SpiceJet will operate two daily flights using wet leased Twin Otter aircraft from Maldivian Aero. PM Modi is expected to inaugurate and travel on first flight.

For Jet Air staff, it's 'light at the end of the tunnel'

For Jet Air staff, it's 'light at the end of the tunnel'

Rediff.com19 Oct 2020

Jet's staff strength stands whittled down to around 4,000, with many former employees having joined airlines in India and abroad.

Meet Murari Jalan, the new 'owner' of Jet Airways

Meet Murari Jalan, the new 'owner' of Jet Airways

Rediff.com19 Oct 2020

His vision for Jet Airways is to operate the carrier as a full-service airline, both domestic and international.

How airports are going all out to please passengers

How airports are going all out to please passengers

Rediff.com15 Oct 2020

These would include passenger engagement initiatives, consumer offers, and curated menus at food and beverage outlets.

As domestic sales decline, drug makers focus on exports

As domestic sales decline, drug makers focus on exports

Rediff.com1 Oct 2020

While sales in the domestic market declined 4.2 per cent during the April-July period, exports grew steadily at 9.5 per cent during the same period.

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