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But at the end of the year,4. download Indian Express App More Top NewsLondon: Britain’s former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury appears to have hung up his gloves again in a post on Instagram. and a high fuel cost/tax regime that translates into a high-cost operating environment. P Vaidyanathan Iyer: The BJP is no longer with the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra Do you think the BJP is not really taking its allies together given its majority in the Lok Sabha today The country is fortunate that a political party has a majority in the Lok Sabha Because if policies see-saw the nation pays a heavy price I can’t immediately comment on this (the BJP-Sena split) because we are also among the allies Our impression is that the BJP wants a reasonable partnership Roudra Bhattacharya: You have said you don’t want aviation to remain an elite activity and have talked about setting up low-cost airports and increasing connectivity to small towns What work has happened in that direction Airlines already reeling under losses have opposed regional connectivity There is no such thing as a low-cost airport but (there can be) a no-frills airport which requires minimum standards to operate You can pull out the airconditioning for example Probably the frills can get added on at some point of time I am having difficulty pushing for a no-frills airport because local people believe an airport should reflect culture State governments and ministers do not mind a no-frills airport anywhere else except at their place When it comes to their own place they would like something they can be proud of So we are facing this problem and are explaining to them that adding frills pushes up costs When you divide the costs by the number of passengers the burden is less Sunil Jain: How many airports can one expect to be given out for bidding by the end of the year We would still like to promote the idea of no-frills airports It will probably be accepted where there is no airport as of now Sunil Jain: Is there any strategy in place We have to connect certain areas which are in need of connection A few states like Arunachal Pradesh need an airport Sikkim has a land issue but the Chief Secretary says it is being sorted So we are happy at certain developments Rishi Raj: In three months there has been talk of doing away with the 5/20 rule that is completing five years of operations and having 20 aircraft to be eligible to fly overseas What is left to be examined in it that it is taking time The 5/20 rule is antiquated Nowhere in the world do you have such a regulation Regulation for the sake of regulation makes no sense Regional connectivity is a priority for this government I had an interaction with airlines a week ago The new players don’t want 5/ 20 but old players want it because it gives them a comfort level Also the older players are worried that the newer airlines are more likely to get assistance from financial institutions as they would have cleaner books So what should the government do We would like to have more connectivity in India We would not like to throw the baby out with the bath water We would like to keep the baby and throw the bathwater Sunil Jain: Are you trying to evolve a policy that says we will allow you to fly abroad if you fly in Tier III towns Or that we will allow you to fly if you fly to regional areas Regional connectivity for us is extremely important even if some of it is loss-making In international flying India has a lot of unused bilaterals If an Indian player makes use of it and contributes to the GDP of India not another country we would be happy with it If an Indian player gives us regional connectivity and wants to fly abroad and is not five years old and does not have 20 aircraft are we going to sit and not utilise our bilaterals So the idea is we need a right economic mix which can be reviewed and fine-tuned from time to time We would like the approach where India gains I would like to develop a template which I could share with you with the airlines with the airports get their inputs before it is finalised Some people will praise me some will curse me Sunil Jain: Do you think Air India’s share of domestic passengers will increase or decrease in the coming years I would put it slightly differently It is like a patient on a ventilator If the ventilator is removed will the patient survive or die Either way there are certain implications We don’t want to land in a situation where someone tells us ‘You did not think of this angle’ And we have given guidelines to Air India I don’t think anyone has found fault with us giving guidelines to them Probably these guidelines can be improved upon We would like them to come out of the mess they have been pushed into They took certain decisions that probably no commercial organisation would take Anil Sasi: You say the airline was not managed well so why have you sought an extension for the CMD Apparently the PM overruled it but you again sought his extension I asked for an extension for Rohit Nandan because I didn’t want Air India to go headless Searching for a new chairman takes time So the PM’s office has agreed and given him a three-month extension Sunil Jain: The previous government tried to professionalise Air India They brought in a professional CEO and gave him certain powers but later withdrew them For the new CEO are you looking at the same joint secretary kind of person or somebody from outside We ultimately want that Air India runs — if it has to — on professional lines We would also like it to be socially responsible Like Air India evacuated Indians from Libya and Iraq In Iraq there was an incident that never got reported One of the Air India planes had to hover for a considerable period of time before it was allowed to land I don’t think a private player is willing to be in the skies for a couple of hours So that way we thrust certain social responsibility on Air India To be fair that social responsibility is not responsible for its books going into a tailspin… I agree What we need is a board that will take social directions from the government of the day but also take commercial decisions Seema Chishti: For Air India or other such public sector units is it fair to impose an economic criteria when you are looking at utility Or are you looking at smarter ways of utility Does your government have a principled position that privatisation is better than public ownership Even in the private sector airlines like Kingfisher have crashed I have nothing against public or private sector both have a role Air India has a very good reach in our country and getting anything to replace that reach is not easy So these realities have to be looked into Sunil Jain: Are you forcing airlines to fly to certain areas and thus adding to their losses We are a big country with problems of infrastructure and connectivity We are balancing things there are cross-subsidies We have added a department for north-eastern states for which we will provide viability gap funding the same offer is there for Andaman and Nicobar We do lay certain transparent conditions as nobody is planning a loss If there is a loss it is incidental The policy has to be uniform it should be a level playing field Now why did Indigo get its books right and why did some other airline have its books in a mess These are things we cannot help Liz Mathew: Some TRS leaders and other politicians have said the media keeps talking about differences between Seemandhra and Telangana What is the TDP’s view The TDP has a presence in both states — in one as the opposition in the other as the ruling party As far as behaviour of chief ministers is concerned it is better answered by them But certain things are a little funny In India a citizen can reside anywhere We in government of India we have our feelings but we shouldn’t voice it They (the chief ministers) are free to voice what they want within the framework of the Constitution We should try to see that no state is discriminated against So this is broadly the way we are going Politically the TDP will work for both states Sandeep Singh: You have said that the Indian aviation sector is confined to the passenger with cargo almost not present So what are you doing there what’s the potential In the cargo sector the world over goods transported are either perishable or high-value low-volume — I’m not an expert but it’s a fairly informed hunch Maybe a situation develops where the market — with forward integration and backward integration on perishables done — opens an economic activity directly in the field… Probably India needs it the most also And one advantage with India is that we have airports everywhere So if these things happen infrastructure can be utilised to its optimum with the development of a completely new field Liz Mathew: Is the TDP embarrassed by the BJP’s ‘love jihad’ campaign or BJP MLA Sakshi Maharaj’s allegation that madrasas are training terrorists I don’t know the exact details of the words used but probably that is their personal opinion I would not go beyond it without understanding it further But I feel that no political activity can ever be built on hate Pavan Burugula*: As the major regional party in united Andhra Pradesh do you think that had you taken a strong stand — either pro- or anti-Telangana — you could have reduced the extent of chaos seen in the last three years First things first you are a regional party You stop being a regional party in one state and become a regional party in two states The area is much the same If any political party has to survive it can’t go against the aspirations of the people of that area We don’t want to be wastepaper baskets We’d like to be there… Do you want to be away from reality and run a political party I think that would be very difficult Rajgopal Singh*: The previous NDA government had taken a very aggressive stand on privatisation of Air India and now your ministry is rejecting that idea What made you change this stance The same question was put to me in Parliament and I said clearly that no decision has been taken as of now We are open to suggestions I am not against privatisation And against all costs I’m not against the public sector Both have a role and they have to play it Anil Sasi: There are reports of 150-odd pilots of large carriers having either flunked or not taken the test at all and to be flying around Are you worried about this is the DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) doing anything beyond issuing show-cause notices The DGCA is expected to enforce the law of the land and its regulations Regarding qualifications there is a licencing procedure that has to be followed There are procedures which airlines have to follow and the regulatory body has to take action accordingly I don’t have to tell them to do their job I’m not the licencing authority I trust Indian regulators to do their job like any Indian citizen I can’t start off with mistrust I have to start with trust that they will check and regulate And we expect them to rise to the occasion If they don’t we have to start taking action Rajgopal Singh*: We talked about the social responsibility of Air India and you mentioned Iraq Libya and all that But that happens only once in a while and your ministry has justified a Rs 30000-crore bailout package given to Air India Isn’t that too much of a price to pay to keep our pride afloat and especially in a country where several can’t afford basic healthcare and education I would not link both Economically Air India is in a bad shape And I don’t think the good work done in Libya or Iraq or Srinagar is the cause for floating such a bailout These two have to be separately looked at While India is able to respond to certain situations which do us proud we feel it is a step in the right direction We would like to retain the good and get rid of the bad Like I said we would like to keep the baby and throw the bath water Transcribed by Debesh Banerjee & Nikita Puri * EXIMS students For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App The 5/20 rule is antiquated Regulation for the sake of regulation makes no sense The old players want it because it gives them a level of comfort Also they are worried newer airlines are more likely to get aid as their books are cleaner More Related NewsBy: AP | Published: September 3 2017 9:57 am Federer improved to 13-0 against Lopez and 33-1 in night matches at Flushing Meadows (Source: Reuters) Related News This was Roger Federer at his hard-to-beat best a performance so unlike the pair of uncomfortable five-setters he labored through to begin the US Open Federer’s back looked just fine his movement precise his strokes absolutely on-point It all added up to a straightforward 6-3 6-3 7-5 victory over 31st-seeded Feliciano Lopez in the third round at Flushing Meadows that lasted all of 106 minutes under the roof in Arthur Ashe Stadium on a rainy Saturday night “I think” Lopez said “he’s OK” The most telling statistic was that the No 3-seeded Federer was guilty of 16 unforced errors which is not merely a remarkably low total on its own merits but also significant when viewed through the prism provided by his matches earlier in the week He averaged 62 errors in each of those outings against 19-year-old American Frances Tiafoe and 35-year-old Russian Mikhail Youzhny That was the first time in the 36-year-old Federer’s career that he opened a Grand Slam tournament with two consecutive matches that lasted five sets More relevant numbers: Federer was broken eight times total in those matches but only once against Lopez “I played a very clean match” Federer told the crowd “I couldn’t be happier” Federer improved to 13-0 against Lopez and 33-1 in night matches at Flushing Meadows so perhaps the lopsided nature of this shouldn’t be all that surprising Still Federer had acknowledged after edging a cramping Youzhny that a lack of proper practice and preparation leading up to the US Open on account of tweaking his back in August meant that his timing was off Consider Federer back on track “The fact that he won two long matches best-of-five fighting struggling a little bit more than normal in the early rounds _ I think it was good preparation for him coming into this third round” Lopez said “He seems to be fit and fast and serving well” Next for Federer is a match against 33rd-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber who beat John Millman 7-5 6-2 6-4 Federer’s head-to-head record against Kohlschreiber is 11-0 Looming further down the road is a possible semifinal matchup against No 1 Rafael Nadal Federer’s long-time rival They have never met at the US Open Nadal won earlier Saturday although for the second match in a row he needed to shake off a poor opening set that he dropped Nadal advanced though once again figuring things out in the second set and strolling the rest of the way to defeat Leonardo Mayer of Argentina 6-7 (3) 6-3 6-1 6-4 and get to the fourth round The aspect that caused Nadal the most consternation was his difficulty converting break points going 6 for 25 “I overcame a tough situation today That’s very positive for me I am very happy about this” Nadal said “I know I cannot play very well always and not the whole match” Now Nadal meets 64th-ranked Alexandr Dolgopolov a 28-year-old from Ukraine who is being asked questions about a different tournament entirely _ one where he was involved in a match under scrutiny from anti-corruption investigators because of unusual betting Dolgopolov reached the fourth round at Flushing Meadows for the first time since 2011 with a 6-1 6-0 6-4 win against Viktor Troicki then said he has been interviewed by the Tennis Integrity Unit That group is looking into a match he played against Thiago Monteiro at a hard-court event in Winston-Salem North Carolina on Aug 20 Also still in the top half of the men’s bracket are No 6 Dominic Thiem No 9 David Goffin and No 24 Juan Martin del Potro the 2009 US Open champion No one on the other side has ever been to a Grand Slam final let alone one such a title The woman who is currently trying to hold onto her No 1 ranking has never won a major trophy either but she is still in the running for one _ just barely Karolina Pliskova saved a match point in the second set and came all the way back to get past No 27 Zhang Shuai of China 3-6 7-5 6-4 and get to the fourth round “I don’t feel like I’m playing that good again” said Pliskova last year’s runner-up in New York “but I’m still in the draw actually so I’m not going to be that sad” No 4 seed Elina Svitolina has a chance to overtake Pliskova in the rankings and stayed in the draw with a 6-4 7-5 victory over Shelby Rogers of the US Another American advanced when 20th-seeded CoCo Vandeweghe outlasted 2012 Wimbledon finalist Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5 4-6 6-4 No 15 seed Madison Keys hoped to give the host country a total of five women in the round of 16 when she faced No 17 Elena Vesnina of Russia at night in a match that began shortly before midnight For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: New York Times | Published: October 18 2014 12:15 am Related News David Brooks Let’s say you came of political age during Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign Maybe you were swept up in the idealism But now you’ve seen an election driven by hope give way to an election driven by fear Partisans are afraid the other side might win Candidates are pawns of the consultants because they’re afraid of themselves Everybody’s afraid of the Ebola virus Isis and the fragile economy The politics of the last few years have made you disappointed disillusioned and cynical You look back at your earlier idealism as cotton candy Well I’m here to make the case for political idealism I’m not making the case for the high idealism that surrounded that 2008 campaign It was based on the idea that people are basically innocent and differences can be quickly transcended It was based on the idea that society is easily malleable and it’s possible to have quick transformational change It was based in the idea of a heroic saviour (remember those “Hope” posters) I’m here to make the case for low idealism The low idealist rejects the politics of innocence The low idealist recoils from any movement that promises “new beginnings” tries to offer transcendent “bliss to be alive” moments or tries to fill people’s spiritual voids Low idealism begins with a sturdy and accurate view of human nature We are all a bit self-centred self-interested and inclined to think we are nobler than we are Montaigne wrote “If others examined themselves attentively as I do they would find themselves as I do full of inanity and nonsense Get rid of it I cannot without getting rid of myself” Low idealism continues with a realistic view of politics Politics is slow drilling through hard boards It is a series of messy compromises The core functions of government are negative — putting out fires arresting criminals settling disputes — and much of what government does is the unromantic work of preventing bad situations from getting worse Politicians operate in a recalcitrant medium with incomplete information bad options and no sleep Government in good times is merely dull; when it is enthralling times are usually bad So low idealism starts with a tone of sympathy Anybody who works in this realm deserves compassion and gentle regard The low idealist knows that rallies with anthems and roaring are just make-believe but has warm affection for any politician who exhibits neighbourliness courtesy and the ability to listen The low idealist understands that those who try to rise above the messy business of deal-making often turn into zealots and wind up sinking below it On the other hand this kind of idealist has a full heart for those who serve the practical work of legislating: James Baker and Ted Kennedy in the old days; Bob Corker and Ron Wyden today Believing experience is the best mode of education he favours the competent old hand to the nave outsider The low idealist is more romantic about the past than about the future Though governing is hard there are some miracles of human creation that have been handed down to us These include first and foremost the American Constitution but also the institutions that function pretty well like the Congressional Budget Office and the Federal Reserve Her first job is to work with existing materials magnify what’s best and incrementally reform what is worst The businessman might be enamoured of disruptive change but the low idealist abhors it in politics The low idealist liked Obama’s vow to hit foreign policy singles and doubles day by day so long as there is a large vision to give long-term direction The low idealist admires a different kind of leader; not the martyr or the passionate crusader or the righteous populist He likes the resilient one who maybe has been tainted by scandals and has learned from his self-inflicted wounds that his own worst enemy is himself He likes the person who speaks only after paying minute attention to the way things really are and whose proposals are grounded in the low stability of the truth The low idealist lives most of her life at a deeper dimension than the realm of the political She believes as Samuel Johnson put it that “The happiness of society depends on virtue” — not primarily material conditions But and this is what makes her an idealist she believes that better laws can nurture virtue Statecraft is soulcraft Low idealism starts with a warts-and-all mentality but holds that people can be improved by their political relationships so it ends up with something loftier and more inspiring that those faux idealists who think human beings are not a problem and politics is a mostly a matter of moving money around For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related Newsthe last of which had the male members of the group dressed in saris. trust and support. police said.celebration. 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