eye THE SUNDAY EXPRESS MAGAZINE No Longer At Ease NEWDELHI,LATECITY The Faculty of Fine Arts at MSU, Baroda, is now stymied by cultural intolerance PAGES 15, 16, 17 MAY29,2022 20PAGES,`7.00 (`8 BIHAR & RAIPUR,` 12SRINAGAR) DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM 7 airports with it, Adanis look to buy stake in key aircraft back-end company GUJARAT EVENT Nothing in 8 yrs of my govt can cause shame to people: PM Modi Adani in talks with Air Works which services IndiGo, Vistara, many foreign airlines; has presence in 27 cities NEW DELHI, MAY 28 THE ADANI Group, which manages seven airports in the country, is looking to invest in India’s largest independent aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) organisation in a bid to strengthen its civil aviation portfolio. The group is exploring an agreement with shareholders of Mumbai-based Air Works Group to acquire a stake in the 71-year-old aviation firm, sources told The Sunday Express. Air Works services IndiGo, GoAir and Vistara, in addition to over a dozen foreign airlines including Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, FlyDubai, Etihad, and Virgin Atlantic. It also counts the Indian Navy among its customers and, earlier this month, partnered withBoeing forheavy maintenance checks on three Indian Navy P-8I long-range maritime patrol aircraft. “TheAdaniGrouphasstarted its due diligence into Air Works Group,”asourcesaidaddingthat talks were at an early stage. Air Works Group, with a pan-India presence across 27 cities, competes with 50 standalone Indian MRO players in- E E X P L A I NE D PRANAV MUKUL Makes Assembly poll pitch, says taking schemes to all, no caste, religion bias Riding the aviation ● boom ALMOST 90% of India’s MRO (aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul) requirements are currently met through imports. In a report last year, Deloitte estimated that riding the aviation boom, Indian MRO industry’s size is expected to increase from $1.7 billion in 2021 to $4 billion by 2031, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.9% against the expected global CAGR of 5.6%. cluding Government-run AI Engineering Services Ltd and GMR Aero Technic. BillionaireGautamAdani-run Adani Group operates the country’s second largest airport in Mumbai,inadditiontoairportsin Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Thiruvananthapuram, Jaipur, Guwahati and Mangaluru. The companyalsooffersMROservices at its airports in partnership with CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 GOPAL KATESHIYA ATKOT (RAJKOT), MAY 28 DAY 50 OF LANKA PROTESTS People run for cover as police fire teargas shells during a demonstration near President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s residence in Colombo on Saturday — the 50th day of the protests over the country’s economic crisis. AP REPORT,PAGE14 CLEARS 4 OF 6 NAMES FOR ELEVATION Centre sits on names of 2 advocates SC collegium cleared for Madras HC Pending: advocate Abdul Hameed, former junior of Nalini Chidambaram; and leading criminal lawyer R John Sathyan APURVA VISHWANATH NEW DELHI, MAY 28 THE CENTRE has cleared four of the six names of advocates recommended by the Supreme Court collegium in February for appointment as judges of the Madras High Court, The Sunday Express has learnt. On February 16 this year, the Madras HC sent names to SC collegium in 2021. File IndiGo fined Rs 5 lakh for not letting special needs child board Officials ‘detained’, CPWD staff seek action against J&K L-G aide EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE WITH THE Amarnath Yatra a monthaway, the constructionof dormitoriesforpilgrimsenroute atRambanhascometoahaltfollowing alleged detention of two senior engineers of the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) by the Jammu and KashmirPolice,ontheordersreportedly of the Principal Secretary to Lieutenant Governor NEW DELHI, MAY 28 AVIATION REGULATOR Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Saturday said it has imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh on IndiGo for denying boarding to a specially abled child at Ranchi airport on May 7. After the boy was stopped from getting on the plane, his parents too decided to not take the flight. IndiGo subsequently said the boy was denied permission to board the RanchiHyderabad flight as he was visibly in panic. The regulator said that in order to avoid such situations in the future, it would revisit its own regulations, and make it mandatory for airlines to take theairportdoctor’swrittenopinion on the health of a passenger before making the decision to deny boarding. The new regulations would also mandate written consultations with the captain of the aircraft for his or her opinion on allowing such a passenger on board, the DGCA said. The DGCA had constituted a three-member team to investigate the incident on May 9. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Amarnathworkhalted,answerssoughton‘10-hrdetention’ ARUN SHARMA JAMMU, MAY 28 SUNDAY STORY PAGE 11 Manoj Sinha. TheCPWDengineers’associations have alleged that Executive Engineer (Civil) R K Mattu and Assistant Engineer (Civil) Rizwan Alam were detained for over 10 hours on May 25 on the orders of Principal Secretary Nitishwar Kumar, who is considered the right-hand man of Sinha and holds charge as the Chief Executive Officer of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), as well as Principal Secretary, PowerDevelopmentDepartment. While Ramban District SP Mohita Sharma refused to say anything on the matter, Kumar didnot respondtorepeated calls and messages. The two CPWD engineers’associations--Central Engineering Service Group A (DirectRecruits)Associationand Central PWD Engineers Association — have also written separately to Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Puri and Lt Governor Sinha seeking action against CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Rajasthan Dalit labourer ‘chained, assaulted’ for 31 hours; FIR against 6 DEEP MUKHERJEE JAIPUR, MAY 28 Father, son and ‘holy suits’ Father-son duo behind the string of petitions on Gyanvapi, Qutub Minar and others AN FIR has been registered against six people in Rajasthan’s Bundi district for allegedly tying up a 35-year-old with a chain in a cattle shed and assaulting him for over 31 hours. Radheyshyam Meghwal, an unskilled Dalit labourer from Biluba village in Bundi, has filed a complaint accusing Paramjit CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Meghwalfoundchainedina villageinBundidistrict. Express Penalties for delays, cuts in weekly pay: Life gets riskier for 10-minute delivery executives PAGE 1 ANCHOR SOUMYARENDRA BARIK NEW DELHI, MAY 28 DESPITE GROWING concern around road safety as speed becomes the core focus of quick commerce startups, firms such as Blinkit and Zepto are learnt to have introduced new incentivebased payment terms that includepenalisingworkersforlate deliveries in some cases. Riders for Zepto said that a failure to meet the deadline counts as a ‘breach’. File Delivery workers say the new terms are forcing them to ride even faster with orders, and making them more prone to breaking traffic rules, putting themselves and others on the road at risk. Ridersof Zepto,whichpromises to deliver groceries, fruit, ice cream, vegetables, milk, and snacks in 10 minutes, said that a failure to meet the deadline countsasa“breach”—andif they fail to deliver even after another five minutes have passed, it amounts to an “external breach” CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 collegium headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana had recommendedNidumoluMala,Sunder Mohan, Kabali Kumaresh Babu, S. Sounthar, Abdul Ghani Abdul Hameed,andR.JohnSathyanfor appointment as High Court judges. These names had been sent by the Madras High Court collegium to the apex court collegium in 2021. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 THE WORLD AT NRA GATHERING, TRUMP BLAMES ‘EVIL’ FOR TEXAS SHOOTING EXPERTS CALL ON WHO FOR ACTION ON MONKEYPOX RUSSIA GAINS IN EAST, CAPTURES KEY RAILWAY JUNCTION PAGE 14 PRIME MINISTER Narendra Modi Saturday said that during the eight-year-long reign of the NDA government, he has not done anything nor allowed anyonetodoanythinginadvertently thatwouldshamethecitizens of thecountry.Hesaidthathisgovernment, which completed eight years on May 26, was trying to build the India dreamedof by Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Addressing a public meeting after inaugurating a multispecialty hospital in Atkot village of Rajkotdistrict,Modialsothanked the people of Gujarat “for teachingmevaluesandsendingmeto Delhi eight years ago”. “Thanks to the values you taught me, the education that yougaveme,thelessonsthatyou taught me, as to how one should live for the society, I didn’t hold back in serving the motherland overthepasteightyears.Itisyour sanskar, and this soil and pious land of revered Bapu and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel that in eight years,Ihavenotletanythinghap- PM Narendra Modi with Home Minister Amit Shah in Gandhinagar on Saturday. Nirmal Harindran pen even by mistake nor have I done anything myself as would make you or any other citizen of the country hang his head in shame,” he said. Modi said his government hadlaunchedacampaignnowto ensurethatgainsof government welfare schemes reached every intended beneficiary. “Whoever iseligibleforaright,shouldgetit. When the target is to take schemes to every citizen, discrimination is eliminated and leaveslittlescopeforcorruption, nepotism and discrimination along the lines of caste and region.Ourgovernmentisworking CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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