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  • Ajit Singh | An unlikely politician who went on to become a veteran leader May 07, 2021 03:37 PM IST

    Ajit Singh | An unlikely politician who went on to become a veteran leader

    It was the 2013 Muzaffarnagar communal riots which effectively ended Ajit Singh’s political career. In his backyard of Western Uttar Pradesh, Jats and Muslims were pitted against each other in these riots, and his entire vote base switched to the BJP overnight 

  • Ajit Singh – the computer scientist who returned to India to become a politician May 06, 2021 01:20 PM IST

    Ajit Singh – the computer scientist who returned to India to become a politician

    Condolences poured in for the Rashtriya Lok Dal Chief after his son Jayant Chaudhary confirmed his demise on Twitter.

  • Former Union minister and RLD chief Ajit Singh passes away May 06, 2021 09:07 AM IST

    Former Union minister and RLD chief Ajit Singh passes away

    Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief and former Union minister Chaudhary Ajit Singh passed away due to COVID-19 at the age of 82.

  • Opposition alliance will give new PM to the country: Akhilesh Yadav Apr 25, 2019 05:22 PM IST

    Opposition alliance will give new PM to the country: Akhilesh Yadav

    Slamming Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the SP chief said the BJP will not be able to talk about their performance. 'So, how can they face the SP-BSP-RLD alliance,' he asked.

  • Will focus on restoring industrial prosperity, farmers' smiles in Muzaffarnagar: Ajit Singh Apr 09, 2019 01:02 PM IST

    Will focus on restoring industrial prosperity, farmers' smiles in Muzaffarnagar: Ajit Singh

    The Rashtriya Lok Dal leader, who has tied up with the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party to form a 'grand alliance' in Uttar Pradesh, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's move to demonetise high value currency destroyed the informal economy of the area.

  • RLD Chief Ajit Singh: If we need Chowkidar we'll get it from Nepal, we need a PM Apr 04, 2019 01:33 PM IST

    RLD Chief Ajit Singh: If we need Chowkidar we'll get it from Nepal, we need a PM

    RLD minister Ajit Singh also said that if PM Modi had his way, he would come back from Sri Lanka and say "I killed Ravana"

  • Opposition should sink differences to ensure BJP defeat in 2019: Ajit Singh Apr 25, 2018 05:59 PM IST

    Opposition should sink differences to ensure BJP defeat in 2019: Ajit Singh

    The former Union minister claimed that beneath the calm surface, a major anti-BJP wave was sweeping across the country, and it is for the opposition to ensure that the saffron party loses by preventing a split in anti-BJP votes.

  • M K Surana appointed new HPCL Chairman Oct 16, 2015 02:41 PM IST

    M K Surana appointed new HPCL Chairman

    Surana, 53, is currently the CEO of Prize Petroleum Co Ltd, the upstream oil exploration arm of HPCL.

  • Food prices not dependent on petrol, diesel only: Minister Mar 11, 2015 07:23 PM IST

    Food prices not dependent on petrol, diesel only: Minister

    Earlier, former Chief Minister and AGP leader Prafulla Kumar Mahanta raised the issue of not decreasing fares, freight charges and food items despite drastic fall of petrol and diesel prices in the last couple of months.

  • Airport sector to attract USD 12.1bn during 12th plan: Ajit Mar 12, 2014 09:17 PM IST

    Airport sector to attract USD 12.1bn during 12th plan: Ajit

    "The government has envisaged an investment of USD 12.1 billion in the airport sector during the 12th plan period (2012-17), of which USD 9.3 billion is expected to come from the private sector for construction of new airports, expansion and modernisation of existing airports and development of low cost airports," Singh said.

  • Decoding political twists and turns Mar 10, 2014 10:29 PM IST

    Decoding political twists and turns

    The problem he believes lies with all those leaders who believed they will have a say in decision-making and are suddenly beginning to realize that there is almost a diktat being imposed on them, leading to the grumblings and grouses that one hears from Sushma Swaraj and LK Advani.

  • Air India's outstanding debt a whopping Rs 26,033 cr Feb 06, 2014 08:19 PM IST

    Air India's outstanding debt a whopping Rs 26,033 cr

    The national carrier earned a total revenue of Rs 20,259.24 crore and incurred total expenses of Rs 24248.82 crore in 2013-14. The airline incurred an estimated loss of Rs 3989.58 crore for 2013-14, which was lower than Rs 5490.16 crore in 2012-13

  • DGCA letter asks private airlines to treat MPs as VIPs Jan 30, 2014 09:52 AM IST

    DGCA letter asks private airlines to treat MPs as VIPs

    According to reports, DGCA had asked private airlines to offer special privileges to MPs, including advance notice of flight delays, lounge access and complimentary refreshments.

  • India lifts ban on Airbus A380s Jan 27, 2014 03:40 PM IST

    India lifts ban on Airbus A380s

    The ban on A380s was mainly due to concerns that foreign carriers may further hurt state-run Air India by grabbing a larger share of international traffic.

  • Air India employees back airline's pivatisation: Ajit Singh Jan 17, 2014 10:11 AM IST

    Air India employees back airline's pivatisation: Ajit Singh

    Speaking exclusively to CNBC-TV18's Shereen Bhan, Singh said there was a strong case for the national carrier to take the privatisation route with an equity infusion from either foreign or domestic partners.

  • HM vetting names of top bosses of Tata-Singapore airlines Jan 14, 2014 04:59 PM IST

    HM vetting names of top bosses of Tata-Singapore airlines

    As per rules, the Directors on the Board of a new venture have to get security clearance from the Home Ministry, only after which can they get an initial NOC.

  • Aviation Min yet to complete pact for airport privatisation Jan 03, 2014 07:49 PM IST

    Aviation Min yet to complete pact for airport privatisation

    Sources say that while the revenue share model in the MCA for the private developers have been finalised it is still awaiting legal vetting.

  • UP sugar crisis: No decision yet, will meet again next week Nov 20, 2013 05:59 PM IST

    UP sugar crisis: No decision yet, will meet again next week

    The mill owners are willing to pay Rs 225 for a quintal of sugar. The state government has advised a price of Rs 280, difference of Rs 55, the sugar business feels can be met either by way of a direct subsidy by the UP government or through a couple of other options.

  • Ajit Singh blames SP for UP sugar crisis Nov 20, 2013 05:00 PM IST

    Ajit Singh blames SP for UP sugar crisis

    Quoting mandatory ethanol blending and sugar purchase tax, Aviation Minister Ajit Singh says all political parties will have to be consulted for solving this issue, something the UP government should have done a long time back.

  • Sugar stocks rally ahead of informal meeting of ministers Nov 20, 2013 11:00 AM IST

    Sugar stocks rally ahead of informal meeting of ministers

    Shares of Bajaj Hindusthan were up 10 percent, Balrampur Chini gained 5 percent and Dhampur Sugar added 12 percent intraday on Wednesday.

  • FinMin to write to Home Min for clearing Jet-Etihad deal Nov 08, 2013 07:53 PM IST

    FinMin to write to Home Min for clearing Jet-Etihad deal

    Home ministry‘s opinion is not sought for approval of foreign investment in aviation. However, due to the bilateral agreement between India and UAE, civil aviation Minister Ajit Singh had recommended that the home ministry‘s view be sought.

  • Ajit Singh writes to PM seeking export sops for sugar mills Oct 26, 2013 05:03 PM IST

    Ajit Singh writes to PM seeking export sops for sugar mills

    In view of surplus domestic sugar output, Union Minister Ajit Singh today shot off a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh demanding export sops and hike in import duty to improve finances of millers.

  • Tata SIA Airlines flights likely by May-June Oct 25, 2013 06:17 PM IST

    Tata SIA Airlines flights likely by May-June

    Maintaining that the entry of Tata-SIA Airlines would benefit the Indian aviation sector, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said SIA was globally known for its expertise in technical and managerial matters and was one of the best airlines in the world.

  • FM favours easing rules for airlines to fly abroad Oct 11, 2013 03:26 PM IST

    FM favours easing rules for airlines to fly abroad

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram has supported Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh's suggestion on doing away with a rule that bars Indian carriers from flying abroad unless they complete five years of service and own a 20-aircraft fleet.

  • No intention to privatise AI: Ajit Singh post Oppn noise Oct 06, 2013 08:08 PM IST

    No intention to privatise AI: Ajit Singh post Oppn noise

    While noting that it is very difficult for the government to run a service industry, Singh also said that employees and the management of Air India will have to understand that aviation is a very competitive market.

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