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IndiGo’s CEO top choice GREG Taylor resigns

In what appears to be a deep unease at the country’s largest airline IndiGo, its senior advisor Greg Taylor, who was tipped to be its next CEO, is learnt to have resigned. Industry sources claimed that Taylor was miffed over the appointment of Ronojoy Dutta as principal consultant in the company. Appointed early this month, Dutta has now emerged as the top choice for the CEO post, which is lying vacant since the exit of Aditya Ghosh. Sources said Taylor will leave the company at the end of December.

Cong to waive Rs 41K cr farm loans in 3 states, reap votes in LS polls

Farmers have a reason to cheer as the Congress, which ousted BJP governments in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, is firm on keeping its word on waiving around Rs 41,000 crore farm loans soon.

According a source, the delivery of loan sops within 10 days of government formation, as promised to farmers during election campaign by Congress president Rahul Gandhi, is well on track.

Protests over Rafale, Cauvery water stall Parliament on Day 2

The two Houses of Parliament were on Wednesday adjourned without transacting much business as the opposition staged protest on a variety of issues, including Rafale jet deal, Ram temple and Cauvery river water. Wednesday was the second day of the Winter session. On the first day on Tuesday, both Houses were adjourned after paying obituary to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and union minister Ananth Kumar.

‘Disillusioned’ ex-army chief JJ Singh quits SAD

In a big blow to the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), former Army Chief Gen JJ Singh resigned from the party Wednesday “disillusioned” with the party leadership.

Singh, who also served as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, had joined the Akali Dal with much fanfare ahead of the Punjab assembly elections in early 2017 and had unsuccessfully contested against chief minister Amarinder Singh from the Patiala assembly constituency.

Cong didn’t eat much into BJP’s vote share

The BJP may have lost three key states to the Congress, but its vote share has not shifted entirely to the grand old party as some other players have reaped the gains.

Another key aspect of the assembly election results is that while comparing the vote share of the recent state polls with 2014 general election, the BJP's loss is bigger, as it had virtually swept all the three states by winning 62 of the 65 Lok Sabha seats.

CRPF jawans suffer poor food supply in Chhattisgarh: Par panel

A parliamentary panel has expressed disappointment over “difficulties” being faced by CRPF jawans fighting Naxals in Chhattisgarh in getting their daily meals and asked the government to ensure a foolproof mechanism for regular supply of nutritious food to them.

The parliamentary standing committee on home affairs, headed by Congress leader P Chidambaram, also expressed anguish over some of the CRPF personnel living in

Rahul asks cadre to name CM choice

As the Congress party was looking to identify its chief ministerial candidate in Chhattisgarh, where it won a massive victory, M Kharge, party observer for the state, said, “It has been unanimously decided that the head of the CLP leaders will be decided by Rahul Gandhi. Rahul Gandhi had said that even if a resolution is passed unanimously, every MLA should be talked to & their opinions have to be considered. We'll take the consensus of all MLAs and senior leaders & then the High Command will take a decision (on CM) &we'll go according to that procedure.

Air connectivity grows at 114% in India, says IATA

India’s air connectivity has grown the fas­t­e­st in the last five years and there is “strong gro­w­th” ahead in terms of dom­estic passenger numb­e­rs though there are infras­t­ructure challenges, acco­r­ding to IATA.

India is the fastest gro­w­­ing domestic aviation ma­­­­rket in the world, IA­TA’s chief economist Bri­an Pearce said. The count­ry registered double-digit growth in domestic aviat­i­on for the 50th co­n­se­c­u­t­i­ve month in October.

CBDT detects Rs12,000 cr GST evasion

The government has detected GST evasion worth Rs 12,000 crore in 8 months till November, a senior tax official said on Wednesday.

Central board of indirect ta­x­es and customs (CBIC) member John Joseph said despite the electronic way or E-way bill mechanism there has been rampant evasion and there is a need to increase compliance.