Issue of steep air fares raised in Lok Sabha

first_imgNew Delhi: Members of the opposition in the Lok Sabha Thursday flagged the issue of steep air fares especially during natural calamities like cyclones and riots. Raising the issue during the Question Hour, BJD MP Pinaki Misra said during the Jat riots in Haryana in 2016, the Delhi-Chandigarh fare shot up to Rs 90,000. The same was the case when Cyclone Fani hit Odisha last month. Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said airlines set their fares in different segments. Opposition members, including those from the Congress, TMC and DMK protested over the reply of the minister. “Are you trying to justifying predatory pricing?” members said continuing their protest. The minister, in response, said he be allowed to complete his answer, which could satisfy queries of members. The din, however, continued.last_img

Amazon announces new jobs as it expands Toronto office

Amazon says it will create 600 new tech jobs in Toronto.The announcement comes as the company opened an expanded office in the city’s downtown core Tuesday.The online retail giant says the new positions will be in fields including software development, machine learning and cloud computing.According to Amazon, it currently has more than 800 corporate employees in Toronto.Premier Doug Ford attended the opening, saying his government has been busy making sure the province is “open for business.”“We’re creating an environment for companies to thrive here in Ontario and be prosperous here in Ontario,”  said Ford.Toronto was on the shortlist to host Amazon’s second headquarters but eventually lost out to New York City and Arlington, Virginia.The headquarters would have landed 50,000 Amazon jobs.