Aircraft as an ad medium
The A-320, which was deployed for the inaugural flight of the airline to Delhi, had the colours and logo of NDTV, a news channel, painted on it. Exactly a year ago, the airline painted the entire aircraft, which was deployed for the inaugural ...
Air Deccan kicks off flights with Rs 500 fare
INDIA'S first no-frills airline, Air Deccan on Wednesday launched a direct flight from Bangalore to Delhi at fares as low as Rs 500. The Air Deccan's Managing Director, Capt G.R. Gopinath, said the airline has already sold 100 seats at Rs 500 ...
Kerala Govt's plea on airfares
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Minister for Non-Resident Keralites Affairs, Mr M. M. Hassan, has requested the Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Mr Praful Patel, to review the Centre's policy of revising upwards airfares during every festival ...
Royal Brunei may go off Indian skies
THE travel trade here is confident that Royal Brunei Airlines - which has apparently decided to stop flying into India from November 2004 - will resume operations to and from here sooner rather than later. Although there has been no ...
Silk Air eyes more flights to support tourism drive
AS the Singapore Tourism Board tries to woo Indian tourists with a new range of attractive options and a `desi' brand campaign targeting about half a million of them, Silk Air is considering plans to increase the number of flights from ...
DPI gets CCEA nod for Kochi box terminal project
THE Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday gave its nod to Dubai Ports International (DPI) for the development and operation of an international container transhipment terminal (ICTT) in Kochi port on a build, operate and ...
Gangavaram port project: Vizag Steel gives land to AP
THE Visakhapatnam Steel Plant on Wednesday handed over 1400 acres of land at Kanithi, Pedagantyada and Nellimukku villages in Visakhapatnam district to the Commissioner of Ports, Andhra Pradesh, for the development of a minor port at Gangavaram, ...
Railways freight earnings up 9.5%
THE Indian Railways earned Rs 9618.34 crore from 190.9 million tonnes (mt) of revenue freight during April to July 2004, against Rs 8780.45 crore from 178.63 mt of such traffic in the year-ago period - an increase of 9.54 per cent. Of ...
Truckers' strike fallout Auto cos face supply, production problems
THE ongoing truckers' strike has started to take a toll on the automobile industry. Several automakers said on Wednesday that both production and dispatches of vehicles have been adversely impacted. They pointed out that the production might ...
Maida up as truckers' strike hits supply
MAIDA (fine wheat flour) prices in Mumbai have increased by Rs 200, or 25 per cent, to Rs 1,000-1,050 a bag (of 90 kg) from Rs 800-850 over the last few days. The hike has been attributed to reduced supply following the transport strike and ...
Truckers demand Minister's confirmation on service tax
The transporters also contested Mr Chidambaram's statement that they had refused to sign the minutes.
Dusting it off
A truck cleaner boy is still at his job as a couple of trucks lie idle in the courtyard of Apollo Tyres at Perambra near Kochi on Wednesday. Inter-State truck movement is paralysed as the nationwide strike entered the fifth day on Wednesday. ...
Truck stir puts TN mills in a spin
THE truckers strike has heightened the fear of further illiquidity for the textile spinning mills in the region. If it continues, the strike may worsen their plight of a piled up yarn inventory, textile industry sources said. With most ...
TN trade bodies' concern over stir fallout
TRADE and industry bodies have expressed concern over the indefinite strike by the truck operators over the service tax and appealed to the Central and State Governments to settle the issues amicably in the larger interest of the economy. The ...
Hyundai puts off Getz launch due to truckers' strike
HYUNDAI Motor India Ltd (HMIL), set to log exports of Rs 1,000 crore on August 27, will now be launching its latest hatchback Getz by September 15 instead of the proposed launch either late this month or early next month due to the ongoing ...
AP truckers reiterate demand
VISAKHAPATNAM: Truck operators will not call off the agitation until the Union Government concedes their main demand for withdrawal of service tax, Mr B. Satyanarayana, Convenor of the Visakha Motor Transport Congress, affiliated to the ...
A long wait
Onion loads, ready to be transported, lying idle at the Mehboob Mansion Wholesale Agriculture Market in Hyderabad on Wednesday. The 5-day long truckers' strike has hit the market badly with no transaction. ...
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