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  • Cyclone halts air search for missing MH 370 22-04-2014 10:42 AM

    Air search operations to hunt for the crashed Malaysian airliner were suspended for Tuesday due to a tropical cyclone heading south over the Indian Ocean, as a robotic mini-submarine neared completion of its underwater search with no sign of wreckage. "Planned air search activities have been suspended for today due...
  • 'All That Is Solid Melts into Air' is about Chernobyl Power Plant tragedy 21-04-2014 06:23 PM

    Disasters. What do they take in their wake? When they happen, and when they are done ruining what they have to. What really goes away from people? Maybe from communities at large. Sometimes from villages, hamlets, small cities and countries. Every time I think about the Bhopal Gas Tragedy, a...
  • Air India to raise bridge loan of $500 mn for buying 4 Dreamliners 20-04-2014 09:57 AM

    New Delhi: Expecting deliveries of five more Dreamliners between May and November, Air India plans to raise bridge loan of $500 million to finance the purchase of four of these aircraft and use them to launch flights to new destinations like Moscow, Rome and Milan. The national carrier, which has...
  • BJP asks EC to stop Sonia Gandhi from airing message on DD, AIR 18-04-2014 10:43 PM

    New Delhi: BJP on Friday petitioned the Election Commission to stop Congress President Sonia Gandhi from airing her message on Doordarshan and AIR and said it is violative of the Model Code as it polarises the election scene among religious communities. In a letter to Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath,...
  • Air India to sell three Boeing 777s through competitive global bidding 17-04-2014 07:30 PM

    New Delhi Air India on Thursday declared its intent to sell three of its Boeing 777s for mopping up resources to stem its liabilities, barely four months after selling five of these planes to Gulf carrier Etihad Airways. The airline offered three Boeing 777-200 Long Range airplanes, powered with GE...
  • Lily Allen's husband asks her to tone down performances 15-04-2014 06:21 PM

    London: Singer Lily Allen has revealed that her husband told her to tone down her performances. The 'Air Balloon' hitmaker said that Sam Cooper doesn't think that her past performances are suitable for their children, reported Digital Spy. "He's told me to tone it down now I'm a mum. On...
  • Lady Gaga stands by what she does: Lily Allen 13-04-2014 11:21 AM

    London: Actress Lily Allen has described singer Lady Gaga as a "martyr" for choosing art over commercial success on her latest album 'ARTPOP'. The 'Air balloon' hitmaker has defended her fellow singer Gaga after she was criticised for her latest album being a relative flop, insisting she deserves credit for...
  • Heena Sidhu happy but doesn't want to stop 11-04-2014 07:40 PM

    By virtue of consistent performances, shooter Heena Sidhu has become world No.1 in the 10 metres air pistol event. ...
  • Australian PM confident signals coming from missing Malaysian plane 11-04-2014 09:05 AM

    Perth: Australia's prime minister said on Friday authorities are confident that a series of underwater signals detected in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean are coming from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. Tony Abbott told reporters in Shanghai, China, that search crews had significantly narrowed down the area they...
  • India's missile build up gathers pace with Monday's Brahmos test by the Indian Army

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    Monday's test by the Indian Army (IA) of a deep penetration version of the Brahmos symbolizes the emergence of a new era in standoff strike...

  • Customs seizes gold from passenger's rectum at Goa airport 01-04-2014 02:39 PM

    Panaji: The customs department arrested a passenger from Chennai on Tuesday, for allegedly trying to smuggle gold into the country by hiding it in his rectum. The person, whose identity has not been disclosed, was arrested at the newly built Goa airport terminal, after he arrived on an Air India...
  • India sends blackbox of crashed C-130J to US for decoding data 30-03-2014 02:17 PM

    The black box of the C-130J transport aircraft that crashed near Gwalior on Friday has suffered damage and the Air Force has sent it to the US to seek the assistance of its manufacturer Lockheed Martin in decoding the data, IAF officials said on Sunday. The connectors of the Flight...
  • Interactive video conversation with Ajay Maken 30-03-2014 12:59 PM

    Network18 and Google in a conversation with former Minister of Sports and senior Congress leader, Ajay Maken. He speaks about the upcoming elections alongside his future plans in politics.. ...
  • IAF investigation team visits C-130J plane crash site 29-03-2014 08:41 PM

    An IAF investigation team on Saturday visited the site where a recently-acquired C-130J military transport plane, one of the most modern US-made aircraft, had crashed, killing all five crew members including four officers. "The team visited the site (in Karauli district near Rajasthan-Madhya Pradesh border) to look into facts. The...
  • CJ fights against insensitivity towards differently-abled by airlines 29-03-2014 11:22 AM

    Suffering from Limb Girdle Dystrophy, Anjali Aggarwal turned Citizen Journalist to highlight the insensitive behaviour displayed by airline companies towards the differently-abled. ...
  • IAF C-130J crash: 2 Wing Commanders, 2 Squadron Leaders among dead 28-03-2014 06:12 PM

    New Delhi: A newly-acquired transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed near Gwalior on Friday, killing all five IAF personnel on board. The casualties included Wing Commander Prashant Joshi, Wing Commander Rajiv Nair, Squadron Leader Kaushik Mishra, Squadron Leader Ashish Yadav and Warrant Officer KP Singh. The C-130J Super...
  • IAF's C-130J Hercules aircraft crashes near Gwalior, 5 killed 28-03-2014 02:17 PM

    In a major setback to the Air Force, a newly acquired US-made C-130J transport aircraft on Friday crashed near Gwalior after taking off from Agra air base, killing five crew members, including four officers. Two Wing Commanders, two Squadron Leaders and another crew member were killed in the Super Hercules...
  • Watch: Network18 and Google in a live video conversation with Jairam Ramesh 27-03-2014 03:33 PM

    A live video conversation with Minister of Rural Development Jairam Ramesh as he speaks about the upcoming elections alongside his future plans in politics.. ...
  • Former AI executive director's plea against Jet-Etihad deal dismissed 27-03-2014 01:55 PM

    New Delhi: The Competition Appellate Tribunal on Thursday dismissed the appeal challenging fair trade watchdog CCI's approval for the Rs 2,060 crore Jet-Etihad deal, saying the appellant does not have "locus standi" to file the plea. Former Air India Executive Director Jitendra Bhargava had filed the appeal questioning the decision...
  • Russian troops seize Crimea airbase as Moscow consolidates control 23-03-2014 07:01 AM

    Crimea: Russian troops used armored vehicles, automatic gunfire and stun grenades on Saturday to seize a Ukrainian airbase in Crimea a day after President Vladimir Putin signed laws completing Russia's annexation of the Black Sea peninsula. Ukrainian forces also abandoned a naval base after attacks by pro-Russian protesters, and had...
  • President honours defense personals with gallantry awards 22-03-2014 05:03 PM

    Three officers, including an IAF officer who died while saving Uttarakhand flood victims, a naval officer who non-stop sailed around the world and an Army Major who killed three terrorists, were on Saturday awarded the Kirti Chakra, the second highest peacetime gallantry award. A Civil Engineer of the Border Roads...
  • Tirupati wildfire brought under control but yet to be doused 21-03-2014 08:41 AM

    Tirupati: The fire near the Tirupati temple in Andhra Pradesh has been brought under control but has not yet been doused. Two Indian Air Force helicopters have now been deployed to help put out the fire. Each of the two helicopters has the capacity to carry 4,000 litres of water....
  • Inside SpiceJet: Photos of the Holi dance that landed the airline in trouble 20-03-2014 04:11 PM

    Mid-air Holi celebrations aboard eight flights have cost no-frill carrier SpiceJet heavily, with the DGCA issuing show cause notice to the airline and suspending two of its pilots. The cabin crew of SpiceJet performed a small dance sequence on a song as part of Holi celebrations, with some passengers also...
  • Delhi-bound Air India flight grounded in Paris over a spoiler snag 16-03-2014 03:30 PM

    New Delhi: A Delhi-bound Air India flight was grounded in Paris following a spoiler snag. 236 passengers were on board Air India's flight AI 142 which had to be grounded just when it was to take off from Paris CDG Airport on Saturday night as the aircraft's spoilers - speed...
  • No decision yet on reinstating sacked cabin crew members: Air India 14-03-2014 06:34 PM

    Air India is yet to take a decision on reinstating 17 of its cabin crew, whose services were terminated recently for indiscipline and defying flight duty time limitation (FDTL) rules, airline officials said on Friday. Thirteen of these crew members have "tendered an unconditional apology and blamed the union for...
  • Boeing in talks with Jet Air, Air India for 737 Max jets 13-03-2014 11:33 AM

    Boeing Co is in discussions with airlines Jet Airways and Air India about the sale of its 737 MAX jets, one of the aircraft manufacturer's senior sales executives said on Thursday. Speaking to Reuters at the air show in Hyderabad, Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president sales for Asia Pacific at...
  • No plan to ground Dreamliners, but may seek compensation from Boeing: AI 12-03-2014 09:49 PM

    Air India has no plans to ground its newly-acquired Dreamliner aircraft despite technical glitches, but the airline may seek compensation from manufacturer Boeing for not keeping its word on fuel efficiency. Air India has set up a committee comprising its officials and those from the Civil Aviation Ministry and Boeing...
  • Missing jet may have strayed toward Andaman Sea: Malaysian air force 12-03-2014 08:21 PM

    Malaysia's military has traced what could have been the jetliner missing for almost five days to an area south of the Thai holiday island of Phuket, hundreds of miles from its last known position, the country's air force chief said on Wednesday. After a series of at times conflicting statements,...
  • Bhargava's 'Descent of Air India' pulped, reappears as E-book 12-03-2014 01:31 PM

    New Delhi: Former Air India director Jitendra Bhargava's controversial book 'Descent of Air India' will be available on Kindle from today. After its publisher Bloomsbury decided to withdraw all copies from the market, Jitendra Bhargava had vowed to make it accessible to readers in the form of a self published...