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AirAsia top brass and Ratan Tata, their advisor, met several ministers in New Delhi in an effort to speed up clearances for their proposed low-cost airline venture, saying they aimed to launch it by October.  AirAsia advisor Ratan Tata seen here with AirAsia gorup chief Tony Fernandes and aviation minister Ajit Singh. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)
AirAsia top brass and Ratan Tata, their advisor, met several ministers in New Delhi in an effort to speed up clearances for their proposed low-cost airline venture, saying they aimed to launch it by October.
AirAsia advisor Ratan Tata seen here with AirAsia gorup chief Tony Fernandes and aviation minister Ajit Singh. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)
Besides Ratan Tata, AirAsia Group chief Tony Fernandes and AirAsia India's newly appointed CEO Mittu Chandilya held separate meetings with Finance Minister P Chidambaram, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh and Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma through the day. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)
Besides Ratan Tata, AirAsia Group chief Tony Fernandes and AirAsia India's newly appointed CEO Mittu Chandilya held separate meetings with Finance Minister P Chidambaram, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh and Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma through the day. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)
Tony Fernandes briefed all the ministers about the new appointments and other developments in the proposed airline, with the Civil Aviation Minister saying that his ministry would give NOC as soon as the Home Ministry clears the names. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)Ahead: Pilgrims continue to throng Amarnath shrine
Tony Fernandes briefed all the ministers about the new appointments and other developments in the proposed airline, with the Civil Aviation Minister saying that his ministry would give NOC as soon as the Home Ministry clears the names. (IE Photo: Prem Nath Pandey)

Ahead: Pilgrims continue to throng Amarnath shrine
Over 37,000 pilgrims have paid obeisance at the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas in the last four days even as the fifth batch of 2,168 devotees left for their journey. (PTI)
Over 37,000 pilgrims have paid obeisance at the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas in the last four days even as the fifth batch of 2,168 devotees left for their journey. (PTI)
Of these, 35,627 pilgrims paid obeisance of the holy ice-lingam at the cave shrine till last evening, while over 1,600 had darshan this morning. Besides, 1044 pilgrims, flew in choppers to the cave shrine. (PTI)
Of these, 35,627 pilgrims paid obeisance of the holy ice-lingam at the cave shrine till last evening, while over 1,600 had darshan this morning. Besides, 1044 pilgrims, flew in choppers to the cave shrine. (PTI)
Meanwhile, a convoy of 80 vehicles carrying 2,168 pilgrims left from Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu at around 5.35 AM for twin base camps of Pahalagam and Baltal Kashmir. (PTI)
Meanwhile, a convoy of 80 vehicles carrying 2,168 pilgrims left from Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu at around 5.35 AM for twin base camps of Pahalagam and Baltal Kashmir. (PTI)
A total of 9,974 pilgrims have left Jammu base camp for Amarnath so far. (PTI)
A total of 9,974 pilgrims have left Jammu base camp for Amarnath so far. (PTI)
Besides, a fresh batch of 6,381 pilgrims left Baltal camp for Amarnath. (PTI) Ahead: India launches first dedicated navigation satellite
Besides, a fresh batch of 6,381 pilgrims left Baltal camp for Amarnath. (PTI)

Ahead: India launches first dedicated navigation satellite
In a landmark late night journey into a new era of space application, India successfully launched its first dedicated navigation satellite using the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle which blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. (Reuters)
In a landmark late night journey into a new era of space application, India successfully launched its first dedicated navigation satellite using the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle which blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. (Reuters)
Precisely at 11.41 pm, India's workhorse PSLV C22 lifted off in a perfect text book launch, carrying IRNSS-1A satellite, painting a dense golden flame in the dark canvas of the sky. (Reuters)
Precisely at 11.41 pm, India's workhorse PSLV C22 lifted off in a perfect text book launch, carrying IRNSS-1A satellite, painting a dense golden flame in the dark canvas of the sky. (Reuters)
About 20 minutes after its launch, the rocket placed into the IRNSS-1A into its orbit. (PTI)
About 20 minutes after its launch, the rocket placed into the IRNSS-1A into its orbit. (PTI)
An elated ISRO chairman K Radhakrishnan said the IRNSS-1A satellite was precisely injected into its intended orbit. (Reuters)
An elated ISRO chairman K Radhakrishnan said the IRNSS-1A satellite was precisely injected into its intended orbit. (Reuters)
Coach of Dilip Vangsarkar Patil at his home in Mumbai. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)
Coach of Dilip Vangsarkar Patil at his home in Mumbai. (IE Photo: Prashant Nadkar)
Submerged huts of sadhus in flooded river Ganga following heavy monsoon shower in Allahabad. (PTI)
Submerged huts of sadhus in flooded river Ganga following heavy monsoon shower in Allahabad. (PTI)
Sadhus singing religious songs as they wait to register for the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath shrine in Jammu. (PTI)
Sadhus singing religious songs as they wait to register for the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath shrine in Jammu. (PTI)

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