AIR

  • High Court to hear plea on increasing air pollution in Delhi 6 hours 15 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a PIL seeking directions to the Centre to take immediate steps to control increasing air pollution in the national capital. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw, however, declined to give an urgent hearing on...
  • No 'suitable' candidate to head Air India from August: Government 18 hours 54 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Government on Tuesday failed to find a "suitable" candidate to head the loss-making national carrier Air India, whose chairman and managing director Rohit Nandan is on a 10-months extension, which expires in August this year. Public Enterprises Selection Board, which conducted interviews for selecting a new CMD for the...
  • HP launches its 'most premium' MacBook Air competitor Spectre x360 convertible laptop with up to 12 hours of battery life Yesterday

    New Delhi: HP has made official what it calls as its 'most premium' product yet, the Spectre x360, which seems to compete with Apple's MacBook Air in terms of battery life. Revealed at the Mobile World Congress, the high-end 2-in-1 laptop has a 15.9mm thick aluminium body that weighs 3.3 pounds....
  • Air India receives 19th Dreamliner 2 days ago

    New Delhi: State-run carrier Air India on Monday said that it has taken the delivery of its 19th Dreamliner aircraft and plans to induct one more this month. The aircraft, which was delivered to the carrier last week, would cater to the Delhi-Cochin-Dubai route of Air India, a release said. As...
  • Former IAF fighter pilot becomes new Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee chief 2 days ago

    Hyderabad: An NDA graduate, newly-appointed Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president N Uttam Kumar Reddy served as a fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force before plunging into politics two decades ago. He had flown MIG-21 and MIG-23 aircraft in frontline fighter squadrons, and was decorated for gallantry in Siachen and other...
  • Status check: The impact of the toxic air pollution in Delhi 2 days ago

    An experiment conducted by Centre for Science and Environment reveals the levels of pollution one is exposed to in the national capital on a daily basis. The findings of the pollution levels are at an all time high in open modes like the autos and cycle rickshaws. ...
  • Pollution in Delhi rakes up demand for air purifiers 2 days ago

    Thanks to worsening air quality in India and specifically Delhi, sales of air purifiers have shot up. After American President Barack Obama's visit to Delhi, the city is being labelled as the world's pollution capital by researchers. Air purifiers are in demand ever since his visit, with now even many...
  • Air India pilots union oppose hiring of commanders on contract 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Air India pilots' on Sunday opposed the hiring of commanders on contractual basis from open market for the national carrier's Airbus A320 fleet when a good number of regular co-pilots were awaiting to go up the ladder. The union of Air India pilots, Indian Commercial Pilot's Association (ICPA) also...
  • Watch: China's Advanced Stealth Aircraft J20 4 days ago

    China on Saturday tests its Advanced Stealth Aircraft J20 which is being projected as rival to the US Air force F-2. ...
  • Union budget: Air travel becomes costly, Air India to get Rs 2500 crore 4 days ago

    New Delhi: First and business class air travellers would find flying costlier from the next fiscal with an almost 2 per cent hike in service tax rate proposed in the general budget, which also earmarked Rs 2,500 crore for ailing Air India in 2015-16. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday...
  • Ashamed that John Kerry had to point out about pollution in Delhi: CSE Director 5 days ago

    Pollution in Delhi is thriving at an unacceptable level. A recent study claimed that each person loses an average of 3.2 years in life expectancy because of the toxins we breathe. "The government needs to monitor the air we breathe," said Sunita Narain, Director, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). ...
  • Delhi will be the new world capital of pollution, 66 crore Indians will die 3 years younger: Report 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Pollution in Delhi is thriving at an unacceptable level. A recent study claimed that more than half of India's population lives in places with such polluted air that each person loses an average of 3.2 years in life expectancy because of the toxins we breathe. According to the World...
  • Air India flight delayed as Congress MP goes 'shopping' February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: An Air India flight to Hyderabad from Delhi, with a Union Minister and Supreme Court judge onboard, was held up for 45 minutes in New Delhi after a senior Congress leader from Telangana did not turn up for boarding at the scheduled time as she was allegedly busy...
  • Air India's New Delhi-Rajkot flight to operate from today February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: National passenger carrier Air India said it will connect New Delhi to Rajkot from Monday. The airline said it will deploy its new 70-seater ATR-72-600 aircraft on the route and will operate flights six days a week except Wednesday. According to the airline, Rajkot will be connected directly to...
  • Ferrer off to hot start; takes Rio title for second of season February 23, 2015

    Rio de Janeiro: David Ferrer won his second tournament of the season and the 23rd ATP singles title of his career, beating Fabio Fognini on Sunday 6-2, 6-3 in the final of the Rio Open. Ferrer has won all eight matches he has played against Fognini, including the previous one...
  • Top Industry leader Deepak Parekh suggests large PSU divestments, wants pro-growth Budget February 22, 2015

    Mumbai: Pitching for disinvestment in public sector behemoths like LIC, Air India and BSNL, top industry leader Deepak Parekh has said it can unlock huge funds worth "lakhs of crores of rupees" and shares should be given to retail investors without depending on the overseas entities. However, one of the major...
  • Air India, IndiGo flyers worst hit by flight delays in January, says DGCA February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Passengers of Air India and no-frill carrier IndiGo, which has best on-time performance record among the domestic airliners, were most affected due to delays of flights by over two hours in January, according to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation data. The number of Air India passengers affected due...
  • CAG allegations, Air India controversy now 'dead and buried': Praful Patel February 21, 2015

    Panaji: NCP leader and former Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel on Saturday said the controversy over his role in the downfall of national carrier Air India, as alleged by former CAG Vinod Rai, was now "dead and buried". "Why are we discussing all these useless things? Those people are...
  • High air pollution cuts most Indian lives by 3 years February 21, 2015

    Chicago: India's high air pollution, ranked by the World Health Organisation among the worst in the world, is adversely impacting the lifespans of its citizens, reducing most Indian lives by over three years, a new study has said. Over half of India's population - 660 million people - live in areas...
  • Women brigade catches attention at Aero India 2015 in Bengaluru February 21, 2015

    Bengaluru: The woman brigade is creating all the buzz and catching attention at Aero India 2015 in Bengaluru. Squadron Leader Deepika Misra, Wing Commander Bhavna Mehra and Flight Lieutenant Sandeep Singh of Indian Air Force's Team Sarang are standouts at the show. Deepika Misra said, "My mother's dream was that...
  • Unacceptable levels of pollution in Delhi: Study by CSE February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: You must be breathing "unacceptable levels" of toxic air in Delhi as the national capital city is literally gasping because of skyrocketing levels of air pollution, according to a new data. However, underground Metro rail protects from the high level of pollution, says data prepared by the Centre...
  • Videocon launches WiFi ACs in India at Rs 36,000 onwards February 20, 2015

    Mumbai: Home-grown consumer durables major Videocon is looking at doubling its revenue from the AC segment at Rs 1,600 crore in the next one year, a senior company executive said. "At Videocon, currently, total consumer durable business is happening at Rs 9,000 crore. Thus, we are able to generate revenue to...
  • US to expand air quality monitoring to Embassy in India February 19, 2015

    Washington: After a successful pilot project in China, the US plans to expand air quality monitoring to some of its missions in countries like India, Vietnam and Mongolia in the coming months to help raise awareness about the dangers of pollution. The initiative announced on Wednesday by the State Department and...
  • Human factor behind Sukhoi-30 MKI crash: Manufacturer February 19, 2015

    Bengaluru: "Human factor" was responsible for the crash of the Sukhoi-30 MKI in October last year that led to the grounding of the entire fleet of India's frontline fighter plane for a month, according to the manufacturer. "Out stand is human factor," said Vitaly Borodich, Vice President (Military Sales) of...
  • Sukhoi-30 aircraft crash: Russia blames human factor; IAF denies February 19, 2015

    Bengaluru: Russia on Thursday blamed "human factor" for the crash of a Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter aircraft in October last year that led to the grounding of the entire fleet of India's frontline fighter plane for a month, a charge denied by the Indian Air Force. "Our stand is human factor,"...
  • Bengaluru: Modi flags off South Asia's biggest Aero show, emphasises on need for strong defence industry February 18, 2015

    Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off South Asia's biggest air show in Bengaluru on Wednesday. The 10th Aero India show reflecting India's air prowess, is based on the theme 'Make in India'. Speaking at the event, Modi said a nation with a strong defence will be secure and will have...
  • A new app that forecasts air pollution in Delhi, Pune February 18, 2015

    Pune: India's earth sciences ministry has launched the country's first air quality mobile application to provide the forecast for air quality and corresponding health advisories in real time. The service is presently for Delhi and Pune. Available on Android at present, SAFAR-AIR will provide current and one to three day forecast...
  • Bangalore air show with theme 'Make in India' to begin today February 18, 2015

    Bengaluru: South Asia's biggest air show to showcase India's air prowess is set to begin in Bengaluru on Wednesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the event which is based on the theme 'Make in India'. The air show will set on display India's military might and seek investments...
  • Air India takes refuge under a DGCA provision to meet crew shortage February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Air India is alleged to have been "compromising" with flight safety norms by using a DGCA waiver on minimum cabin crew requirment on some of its long haul flights, a charge denied by the national carrier. "Air India, which is facing acute shortage of cabin crew, declares one...
  • Air India plane with 194 on board tail-strikes in Mumbai, two pilots de-rostered February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: As many as 194 people including seven crew members on board an Air India flight from Mangalore had a lucky escape after the long tail portion of the aircraft scraped the runway during touchdown at the Mumbai Airport. Confirming the incident, which occurred on February 15, an Air India...