Daily Archives: July 21, 2009

Government files criminal complaint against Continental Airlines for frisking Abdul Kalam

This story is sure to raise the hackles of many in India as former President APJ Abdul Kalam is a highly respected and loved figure. Upon the directions of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has today registered an FIR (First Information Report) against Continental Airlines for carrying out pre-embarkation body check of the …

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Indian airlines still owe $445 million to oil companies

The Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Mr Murli Deora, informed the Lok Sabha (lower house of the Indian parliament) that Indian domestic airlines Kingfisher Airlines, Jet Airways, National Aviation Company of India Ltd (Air India), Paramount and SpiceJet, still owe a whopping Rs. 2,225.52 Crore ($445 million) to the stated owned oil marketing companies Indian Oil Corporation, Hindustan Petroleum …

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