The move comes following many public figures, including journalists, complaining of receiving abusive and threatening messages. The DoT, in an order on February 19, had said that licence conditions bar carriage of objectionable, obscene or unauthorised content in any form on the network.
The telephonic threat was made to Air India’s airport operation control centre on Saturday about an Indian Airlines flight being hijacked to Pakistan. While security at airports had been enhanced after the Pulwama attack, Saturday’s threat saw the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) issuing a list of dos for all airport and airline operators.
Jet’s board last week approved a plan by lenders, led by State Bank of India, for an equity infusion, debt restructuring and the sale or sale-and-lease-back of aircraft. The plan will mean the lenders will have a bigger holding than any other shareholder.
The 13 state-owned Indian banks which are trying to claw back the Rs 10,000 crore that Vijay Mallya owes them by legally seizing assets he owns in England are facing delays as many of the assets they were hoping to get their hands on are not in his name.
R Venkataramanan, managing trustee of Tata Trusts, and S Ramadorai, former CEO of TCS, have exited budget carrier AirAsia India by selling their shares to Tata Sons. The duo has also stepped down from the board, ending their two-year association with the controversy-stricken airline.