Monthly Archive: May 2017

Jet Airways Announces 24-Hour Sale. Offer Details Here

Jet Airways is offering discounts on overseas one-way and return journeys from India on or after July 1
Jet Airways has announced discounted airfares with tickets starting from an all-inclusive Rs 1,079 for select flights within India in a limited-period promotional offer. Under its ’24-Hour Sale’, Jet Airways is also offering a 15 per cent discount on base fares in Premiere and Economy class international flights from India, it said on its website. Jet Airways – which competes with the likes of Air India, IndiGo and SpiceJet, did not give the number of tickets on offer under the special tariffs sale. Bookings under Jet Airways’ 24-hour sale can be made till May 31, the airline further said.

Within India: In the domestic sector, Jet Airways’ 24-hour sale is valid on one-way flights between June 20 and September 20 this year. "Tickets must be purchased a minimum of 20 days prior departure," Jet Airways’ website noted.

A search on the Jet Airways bookings portal showed tickets for one-way journeys from Delhi to Chandigarh and Mumbai to Bengaluru next month-end were available from Rs 1,827 and Rs 1,991, respectively

Overseas: Discounts on international flights from India are applicable on one-way and return journeys on or after July 1, 2017, Jet Airways said, adding: "This offer is not applicable for bookings done using the Multicity option."

Airlines operating in the Indian market are witnessing heightened competition amid robust growth in the number of passengers in last few months. Domestic air passenger traffic rose more than 15 per cent to 91.34 lakh in April, data from aviation regulator DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) showed.

Many airlines – including AirAsia, GoAir, IndiGo and Vistara – have announced discounted tariffs in the recent past.

Jet Airways had earlier this month offered similar discounts in another limited-period scheme. It reported a nearly 95 per cent fall in consolidated net profit at Rs 23 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2017. Even though the full service airline carried more number of passengers in the quarter under review, it had a higher net profit of Rs. 426 crore in the three months ended March 2016.

Kapil Mishra, AAP MLAs clash inside Delhi Assembly

Sacked water minister Kapil Mishra was marshalled out of the Delhi Assembly on Wednesday, following a scuffle between him and other MLAs from the Aam Aadmi Party. The row between the MLAs began after Mishra was seen holding a banner alleging corruption charges against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. AAP MLAs, including Madan Lal and Jarnail Singh allegedly lunged at him, and dragged Mishra in the House, forcing Speaker Ram Niwas Goel to have him marshalled out.

Delhi High Court sets up committee to decide on regularisation of illegal colonies

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday set up a committee comprising officials from the Centre and the city government to decide the issue of regularisation of unauthorised colonies, including the posh Sainik Farms at New Delhi. A bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Navin Chawla disapproved of the matter going "back and forth" between the Centre and the Delhi government and noted that it has been "pending for over a decade".

#Delhi Assembly passes state #GST Bill

Despite the drama in the Delhi Assembly on Wednesday, the House passed the state Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill ahead of its national rollout on July 1. Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel, who had adjourned the House after a scuffle broke out between AAP MLAs and sacked water minister Kapil Mishra, convened it for 15 minutes during which the Bill was passed.

AAP Government to table GST bill in Delhi Assembly today; Manish Sisodia says implementation could be disaster

The AAP Government all set to pass the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill on Wednesday. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has made it clear, even as the Arvind Kejriwal-led Government supports the bill and intentions behind the move, it is still concerned on existing taxation structure and would oppose it in the GST Council, an Indian Express report said.

Delhi University UG Admission 2017: Entrance-Based Courses Registration Starts Today

NEW DELHI: In University of Delhi the registration for entrance based courses for undergraduate admission 2017 start today. The registration for the merit-based courses is currently underway. The registration for these courses in Delhi University (DU) started on May 22. This year the university will be conducting entrance test for a total of nine under graduate courses. In comparison to last year, only one more course has been added to the list of entrance-based courses, i.e. BA in Music.

Politics poisons our campuses; anger peaks over ‘beef’ assault

They have divided us at JNU, then at Delhi University, at Hyderabad and now in IITs as well. The ugly end result of politics poisoning a college atmosphere was evident last night at the IIT Madras University, after angry protests broke out against the brutal assault of a student allegedly by ABVP activists. The college authorities have now ordered a probe into the assault of Suraj for eating beef at a protest rally, but the bigger question arises — shouldn’t college campuses be left out of the ugly political war between the Centre and states over the ban on beef?