Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on November 04 received threat call against two London-bound Air India flights which are scheduled for November 05. Indira Gandhi International Airport, Deputy Commissioner of Police Rajeev Ranjan ensured that security has been tightened. Rajeev Ranjan said, "We have got inputs that Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) has threatened that two Air India flights scheduled for London tomorrow won't be allowed to operate. We have had a meeting with all the stakeholders. The security has been tightened. This airport is already a sensitive place therefore the security is always ensured here but considering the threat the security has been tightened even more."
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri informed that bidding parameters and invite bid at enterprise value. He said, "It has been decided to change bidding parameters and invite bid at enterprise value."
Speaking to media in the national capital on December 04, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar spoke on Delhi's air quality. Javadekar said, "Air quality in Delhi is still in the very poor category, even though stubble burning has stopped. Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued notice to Delhi government, asking to take action on causes behind pollution like biomass burning and dust."
Farmers continued to protest against new farm laws at Delhi-Haryana border on December 04. They served tea to the fellow protesters and prepared food at Singhu border. 'Langar' was served to protesting farmers at the border area. Medical check-ups were also being done there. "It took seven months for the government to listen to our concerns regarding the laws and to see flaws in it," said a protester. 'Delhi Chalo' protest has entered 9th day today. Thousands of farmers are protesting against new agricultural reforms at Delhi borders and called it 'black laws'. Though, talks with government are on. The next round of talk will be held on December 05.
Speaking to ANI about the current status of coronavirus cases in the national capital on December 04, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said, "More than 75,000 samples were tested in Delhi on December 03. The positivity rate has reduced by 5 percent and now it is 4.96% which is really a good sign." "More than 12,000 beds are vacant in Delhi which means 65 percent beds are vacant in the city currently. It is a matter of relief that now the intensity of coronavirus is getting reduced in Delhi with the passage of time," Jain added.
National capital continues to reel under pollution. Air Quality Index stood in 'very poor' category in Delhi. Visibility remained poor around Indira Gandhi International Airport area due to pollutants in the atmosphere. In order to combat, Kejriwal-led government announced a ban on crackers ahead of Diwali festival.
With the arrest of two accused persons from IGI Airport, Delhi Police has worked out a blind murder case within 48 hours of the incident in which a dead body of a male was found in a jungle area near IGI Airport. A PCR call about a murder was received in Police Station IGI Airport. Immediately a police team rushed to the place of information at jungle area. At the spot, the dead body of one male person was found lying there. The scene of crime was photographed and the exhibits were lifted. On the statement of the complainant, a case was registered at P.S. IGI Airport, New Delhi. During the course of investigation, it was revealed that the deceased was last seen with three persons namely Bhujang, Balak and Nepali in the jungle area. The witness of the incident was traced by a police team and the two accused persons arrested at the instance of the witness. During the interrogation, both the accused persons confessed their crime. Further, investigation of the case is underway.
[NFA] Budget airline Ryanair on Thursday ordered 75 Boeing 737 MAX jets with a list price of $9 billion, throwing a commercial lifeline to the embattled U.S. planemaker after regulators lifted a 20-month safety ban. Conway G. Gittens has the details.
After nearly two years of scrutiny, corporate upheaval and a standoff with global regulators, Boeing won approval on Wednesday from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to fly its 737 MAX jet again. Francis Maguire reports.
Boeing is set to win approval for its grounded 737 MAX this week, but some airlines have begun to soft-pedal references to the aircraft's tainted name following two fatal crashes that killed 346 people. Conway G. Gittens reports.