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  • President confers gallantry awards on 83 IAF Air Warriors for showing exemplary courage 2 hours 2 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Eighty three Indian Air Force Air Warriors have been awarded Presidential Awards on the eve of Republic Day. This includes Param Vishist Seva Medal (PVSM) for six Air Marshals, Ati Vishist Seva Medal (AVSM) for two Air Marshals, four Air Vice Marshals and nine Air Commodores. Vayu Sena Medal...
  • It was rumoured that I was born as man: Jennifer Lopez Yesterday

    Los Angeles: Singer Jennifer Lopez says the rumour that she was born as a small Guatemalan man is the weirdest false story she has ever heard about herself. The 45-year-old 'Papi' singer says there was a rumour that she underwent major changes to become Jennifer Lopez, reported Aceshowbiz. "I've never said...
  • Barack Obama to reach India today, preparations in full swing Yesterday

    New Delhi: The countdown has begun for the much-awaited visit of US President Barack Obama along with US First Lady Michelle Obama to India. President Obama is the chief guest of the 66th Republic Day, making him the first US President to attend the parade. Obama, who...
  • Cartoon of the day: Obama takes off for 3-day visit to India Yesterday

    US President Barack Obama with First Lady Michelle Obama on Saturday took off on Air Force One from Andrews air base for 3-day visit to India for Republic Day. ...
  • US President Barack Obama leaves for 3-day visit to India, to reach New Delhi on Sunday Yesterday

    Washington: United States President Barack Obama on Saturday evening left Andrews Air Force Base for his highly anticipated three-day landmark trip to India on an invitation by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Obama is accompanied by a sizable delegation that includes several top officials, as well as First Lady Michelle...
  • Inside look: Barack Obama's official aircraft Air Force One 2 days ago

    US President Barack Obama will travel to India in his official aircraft Air Force One which is a Boeing 747-200B that has been modified to meet presidential requirements. Capable of refueling midair, Air Force One has unlimited range and can carry the President wherever he needs to travel. The onboard...
  • DGCA suspends 12 Air India cabin crew members for not undergoing breath analyser test 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday suspended 12 Air India cabin crew members for not undergoing breath analyser test. According to the rules, the breath analyser test is mandatory after operating a flight. The Air India in-flight doctor was not available which is why the test...
  • Kenstar forays into AC segment, launches line-up of split models 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Consumer durables maker Kenstar has forayed into the air condition segment by launching a line-up of split models, which would be exclusively sold through e-Commerce firm Amazon. The company, which is aiming to have five per cent of the market share this year, has aggressively priced its range of...
  • Air Force One: The plane that carries the US President and can launch a nuclear attack 5 days ago

    United States President Barack Obama will visit India to attend the Republic Day parade as the chief guest on January 26. The special aircraft, Air Force One of the 'The Flying White House' that carries the President the United States is a customized Boeing 747-200B Jumbo and has a bomb...
  • Snapshot: Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha interacts with National Bravery Award winners 6 days ago

    Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Monday interacted with the National Bravery Award winners at Air House in New Delhi. A total of 24 awardees have been nominated including four posthumous. ...
  • Air India to cut costs by 14 billion rupees to reduce losses 1 week ago

    India's national carrier Air India is to cut its costs by 14 billion rupees ($227 million), or about 6 percent of its total outlays, in the next financial year after the government asked the loss-making airline to improve its finances. ...
  • Air India pilot assaults flight engineer inside cockpit at Chennai airport January 17, 2015

    Chennai: An Air India pilot assaulted a flight engineer inside cockpit at Chennai airport. The pilot pushed the engineer while they were inside the cockpit as the latter went inside to get his diary signed. The incident led to the delay of the flight AI 143 from Delhi-Chennai-Paris by an hour...
  • SpiceJet's new owners plan to cut fleet, shrink network: Sources January 16, 2015

    Singapore: The prospective owners of low-cost carrier SpiceJet Ltd plan to cut the airline's fleet, shrink its network and return to a "plain vanilla" business model to achieve profitability, two people close to the investors said. Their plans include culling the 15 Bombardier Q400 regional aircraft from the airline's fleet and...
  • Air India crew likely to be questioned in Sunanda Pushkar death case January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Air India crew, which flew Shashi Tharoor and Sunanda Pushkar two days before the latter's death, is likely to be questioned by the Special Investigation Team (SIT). The couple had a tiff on the flight on January 15. Delhi Police officials are getting crew details and passenger list for...
  • Pollution a top concern for Delhiites in Assembly elections January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: With elections around the corner, one of the biggest concern of Delhiites is pollution in the city. The air pollution is skyrocketing, noise pollution is on the rise and the Yamuna remains filthy despite thousands of crores being spent to clean it. A WHO study released in May 2014...
  • Jet Airways' chairman Naresh Goyal pledges his stake to PNB January 14, 2015

    Jet Airways' main promoter and chairman Naresh Goyal has pledged his entire shareholding in the carrier of 51 per cent, valued at over Rs 2,600 crore, to state-run Punjab National Bank. ...
  • Jet Airways' chairman Naresh Goyal pledges his entire 51 per cent stake to PNB January 14, 2015

    Mumbai: Jet Airways' main promoter and chairman Naresh Goyal has pledged his entire shareholding in the carrier of 51 per cent, valued at over Rs 2,600 crore, to state-run Punjab National Bank. The airline, in a regulatory filing this evening, said Goyal has pledged his entire 57,933,665 shares constituting 51 per...
  • After Air India, now Jet Airways, IndiGo join low-fare war; offer hefty discounts January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Private airlines Jet Airways and IndiGo on Tuesday joined the race for low-fares, offering their customers hefty discounts, after Air India rolled out a similar offer to challenge Vistara, the latest full-service entrant in the domestic market. Incidentally, the domestic operators are engaged in a fare war at...
  • Air India offers limited period, reduces fares by upto 50 per cent for domestic flights January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Air India on Monday reduced its fares by upto 50 per cent for all its domestic flights, three days after Tata-Singapore Airlines joint venture Vistara commenced its flight services in the country and hinted that it was ready to take on the competition from the peers. The state-run...
  • Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar hands over first overhauled Su-30 MKI to Air Chief January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar handed over the first overhauled Su-30 MKI to Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Nasik on Friday. According to a government release, the handing over of the world's first overhauled Su-30 MKI coincides with 50 years of...
  • IAF unmanned aerial vehicle crashes in Barmer, Rajasthan; no casualties reported January 9, 2015

    Barmer: Indian Air Force unmanned air vehicle on Friday crashed in Chohtan area of Barmer district in Rajasthan. The UAV took off from Barmer's Uttarlai air force station. No causalities have been reported as of now. This is second such incident in last one year. Earlier in November 2014 a Heron...
  • SpiceJet says did not receive any credit from oil companies January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Beleaguered airline SpiceJet said it has received no credit from oil companies, even as it scotched speculation about having failed to submit any revival plan. "... there was no revival plan due for submission today," SpiceJet's Chief Operating Officer Sanjiv Kapoor said late in a statement. The airline also said...
  • Threat caller to Air India office remanded to judicial custody January 5, 2015

    Kolkata: A city court on Monday remanded Prasanta Biswas, arrested for allegedly making a threat call to the city office of Air India that one of its planes will be hijacked, to judicial custody till January nine. Additional chief metropolitan magistrate II Deepto Ghosh rejected the bail plea of Biswas and...
  • US: 7-year-old miraculously survives plane crash in Kentucky that killed her family January 5, 2015

    A seven-year-old in Kentucky miraculously survived a plane crash that killed her family. The girl infact walked away from the wreckage to a home she spotted nearby the crash site. The girl's parents, sister and cousin died after their small twin engine piper traveling from Florida, crashed in the woods...
  • Police probe threat call to Air India, security beefed after Kandahar-style hijack threat January 4, 2015

    Kolkata: After an Intelligence Bureau alert warning of a Kandahar-style hijack bid on the Air India flight going to Kabul in Afghanistan, Special Task Force and detective department of the Kolkata Police on Sunday launched an investigation while security has been beefed up at the NSC Bose International Airport in...
  • Alert issued for another Kandahar-style hijacking of Air India flight going to Kabul January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: The Intelligence Bureau on Sunday issued an alert for the Air India flight going to Kabul in Afghanistan. The alert warned of another Kandahar-style hijacking possible while adding that all the passengers and crew need to be scanned properly. Following the alert security checks have been increased and the...
  • Four large parts of crashed AirAsia QZ8501 jet found on sea floor January 4, 2015

    Indonesia: Search teams hunting for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed with 162 people on board have found four large parts of the plane on the sea bed, the head of Indonesia's search and rescue agency said on Saturday. A multi-national task force of ships, planes and helicopters...
  • Air India Kolkata office receives threat call January 3, 2015

    Kolkata: A threat phone call was made to the city's Air India office on Saturday evening and a complaint was lodged with the police. An Air India spokesperson said the call was received by its officials at the city booking office at around 5:40 PM and a complaint was subsequently lodged...
  • 7-year-old girl says she survived Kentucky plane crash: Police January 3, 2015

    Eddyville: A 7-year-old girl has survived a plane crash that killed four people, and the disoriented little girl walked away from the wreckage and reported the crash to a local resident, authorities said. The small Piper PA-34 reported engine trouble and lost contact with air traffic controllers as it was flying...
  • AirAsia's Surabaya-Singapore flight suspended January 3, 2015

    Jakarta: The AirAsia plane that crashed in the Java Sea was flying on an unauthorised schedule, Indonesian Transport Ministry has said and suspended the airline's Surabaya-Singapore route for violating the operational hours. AirAsia Indonesia is only allowed to ply that route on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. However, AirAsia Indonesia was...