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From 50 Years Ago (7 March 2009)

Missing Justice Seven years after the Gujarat massacres, justice remains a far cry. Seven years after the 2002 Gujarat massacres, the state government has started the process of officially revising the death toll in the anti-Muslim violence upwards to 1,180. The 228

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From 50 Years Ago Vol Xi, No 10, march 7, 1959 weekly notes Surcharge on Jet Air Fares The controversy over air fare on jet planes which could not be resolved at the conference of the International Air Transport Association, at its annual meeting in New Delhi, has since been resolved with a minor victory for non-jet operators who have been apprehensive that the competition of the faster jet planes might work to their disadvantage. The airlines flying jet planes on Atlantic and trans-American services have agreed to a small surcharge. No surcharge, however, will apply to jet planes operating on the eastern services. This will be of some advantage to BOAC who are going to be the first in the field with their Comet IV jet planes, which commence their flight to India next month. But this is perhaps a sop for BOAC, and its sister company, BEA, in Europe, from the competition which they will suffer from chartered services which have rapidly deve-loped a thriving business in conducted tours. These lower rate flights have been approved or rather accepted by the IATA for their promo-tional and developmental services. Agreement has been reached that a sur-charge of $15 will be made on jet air fare for economic and tourist classes and $20 on first and de luxe classes on all Atlantic services. The higher surcharge will also apply to fares by jet aircraft from New York to Buenos Aires, irrespective of the class of passengers.

Economic & Political Weekly

EPW
march 7, 2009 vol xliv no 10

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