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  • Several UK flights cancelled as Hurricane Gonzalo strikes 3 hours 13 minutes ago

    London: Several flights were cancelled at Britain's biggest airport Heathrow as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo struck the country bringing gale force winds and heavy rains. Heathrow Airport said 10 per cent of flights with the 20 biggest carriers into and out of London were cancelled. Indian airlines such as...
  • Passengers stranded at Saudi airport as Air India flight gets delayed by over 40 hours Yesterday

    New Delhi: Over 200 passengers were left stranded at the Dammam airport in Saudi Arabia after an Air India flight was delayed by over 40 hours. The Air India flight slated to take off on October 18 was grounded due to technical snag. A part had to be sent from...
  • Prakash Javadekar lauds AIR for taking classical music to common man Yesterday

    New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar lauded All India Radio for its service of supporting classical musicians and carrying the art form to the common man. "The Minister paid glowing tributes to AIR for the yeoman service in patronising hundreds of classical musicians over the years and also...
  • India promises to look into UK-Gujarat direct flights 2 days ago

    London: India has assured the diaspora that it will push for direct flights between the UK and Gujarat. "We had prepared a strong proposal for Air India to start direct flights between London and Ahmedabad but due to financial and logistics reasons it couldn't go forward," TK Manoj Kumar, Ministry...
  • Air India proposes shift from sale and leaseback 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Air India is proposing to shift from sale and leaseback to outright purchase of 15 of the 27 Dreamliner aircraft it has ordered, in a bid to save about USD 225-300 million as part of the turnaround plan. A proposal to this effect has been sent to the government...
  • AIR should delve deeper into rural problems: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi 3 days ago

    Rampur: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledging to revive the radio culture, senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday advised the AIR programmers to move out of the studios and sit at village choupals amidst the rural folks to record their problems. Naqvi was addressing a gathering on the...
  • Radar trouble affects operations at Kolkata airport 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Flight operations were affected at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport as the Air Traffic Control (ATC) faced problems in the automatic radar system due to failure of BSNL link from a number of destinations. The Airport Authority of India (AAI) Regional Executive Director S Bhaduri said that...
  • US plane on secret mission returns to Earth 3 days ago

    Los Angeles: After spending about 22 months orbiting the Earth on a secret mission, a US Air Force X-37B unmanned, reusable space plane has finally returned. The spacecraft which blasted off in December 2012 for its third space mission touched down at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base Friday, Xinhua reported. "The mission...
  • With modest updates Apple iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 fail to impress 4 days ago

    Apple's faster, slimmer iPads come with modest improvements, such as a fingerprint sensor, but some analysts say it offers few other features to wow consumers ahead of a holiday shopping season expected to be swamped by mobile devices. At a launch event on Thursday, Chief Executive Tim Cook called Apple's new...
  • PM Modi meets top military commanders, Defence Minister Jaitley also present at the meet 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met top military commanders for the first time in a conference on Friday. In the ongoing meeting, he is expected to outline his vision and also get a briefing on the overall security situation in the country. Ceasefire violations from the Pakistan side and...
  • Cyclone Hudhud hit Vizag airport to resume partial services today 4 days ago

    Visakhapatnam: Moving towards greater normalcy, cyclone-devastated city airport would resume operations on Friday with partial resumption of flights and restoration of power supply gathered pace in coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh wrecked by Sunday's natural calamity. Power supply had been partially restored in Visakhapatnam district and mobile communication services significantly improved,...
  • Apple launches iPad Air 2, the world's thinnest tablet at Rs 35,900, iPad Mini 3 at Rs 28,900; adds fingerprint sensor to iPads 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Apple unveiled a thinner iPad on Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. The iPad Air 2, at 6.1 millimeters thin, also adds many of the features previously available on iPhones. That includes the ability to...
  • Ramped up air strikes stall Islamic State advance on Syrian town 4 days ago

    Mursitpinar: Two days of heavy air strikes by US warplanes have slowed an advance by Islamic State militants against Kurdish forces defending the Syrian border town of Kobani. Last week Turkish and US officials said Islamic State were on the verge of taking Kobani from its heavily outgunned Kurdish defenders, after...
  • India developing air-launched version of Nirbhay missile 5 days ago

    New Delhi: DRDO is developing an air-launched version of the 1,500-km-range Nirbhay sub-sonic cruise missile which would be capable of being fired from the Air Force's frontline Su-30MKI combat aircraft. "This Nirbhay missile would be capable of being used from air, land and ships and submarines....
  • Cyclone Hudhud hit Vizag airport to resume operations from Friday 5 days ago

    Vizag: Vizag airport will resume operations from Friday, after sustaining extensive damages in the wake of cyclone Hudhud. The decision to resume operation was taken by the Director General of Civil Aviation, the Bureau Civil Aviation Security in consultation with various airlines. Air India will restart its operations on Friday, with...
  • Apple's thinner, lighter iPads coming on October 16: What we know so far 5 days ago

    Cupertino: Apple expected to unveil new iPads at an event Thursday, as the company tries to drive excitement amid slowing demand for tablet computers. Apple may also announce a new Mac operating system and possibly new Mac computers. Watchers also await a possible launch date for Apple Pay, the company's...
  • US-led air strikes intensify as Syria conflict destabilises Turkey 6 days ago

    Mursitpinar: American-led forces have sharply intensified air strikes in the past two days against Islamic State fighters threatening Kurds on Syria's Turkish border after the jihadists' advance began to destabilise Turkey. The coalition had conducted 21 attacks on the militants near the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani over Monday and Tuesday...
  • Snapshot: Sukhoi crashes near Pune village, pilots safe 1 week ago

    Pune: An Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jet Su-30MKI crashed at village near Pune on Tuesday evening. The incident happened at village Theoor around 6.30 pm. Both the pilot and the co-pilot ejected safely. The plane was reportedly on a training sortie when it crashed into a field. ...
  • Over 2 lakh policemen deployed in Maharashtra for Assembly elections 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra police have made extensive security arrangements to ensure that voting for the October 15 Maharashtra Assembly polls goes peacefully with the deployment of over two lakh state police personnel, along with the reserved police forces. Special security arrangements have been made in Gadhchiroli, the naxal-infested district, to thwart...
  • AIR's first FM station in Kerala to celebrate silver jubilee October 12, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: All India Radio's Kochi FM station, the first FM radio in Kerala which introduced anew audio culture in Malayalam rightly blending information and entertainment, is all set to celebrate its silver jubilee. Still a hot favourite of radio buffs in and around central Kerala, the station began its broadcast...
  • Neck-deep in loss, Air India spends $6 million to insure 6 grounded planes October 12, 2014

    Mumbai: National carrier Air India, which is sitting on a huge debt pile and surviving on the Rs 30,000 - crore government bailout, is allegedly getting even those aircraft, which have not been in operations for some years now, insured at a cost of $6 million in a year. The...
  • Andhra gears up for cyclone threat; NDRF teams arrive October 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: Disaster response teams have started arriving in Andhra Pradesh, while Army and Air Force also have offered help as the state gets ready to meet the threat of cyclone 'Hudhud' in coastal districts where an alert has been sounded. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said the Centre is sending four...
  • India's air pollution policies more successful than water pollution ones: Study October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: India's air pollution policies are more successful than the water pollution ones because of the country's Supreme Court's effective intervention to address matters polluting the atmosphere, according to a new study. The study, published in the October issue of the American Economic Review, says that high levels of...
  • Islamic State seizes one third of Syrian town Kobani, say observers October 9, 2014

    Islamic State fighters have seized more than a third of the Syrian border town of Kobani despite US.-led air strikes targeting them in and around the mainly Kurdish community, a monitoring group said on Thursday. The commander of Kobani's heavily outgunned Kurdish defenders said Islamic State controlled a slightly smaller area....
  • Photos: When Group Captain Sachin Tendulkar attended the 82nd Air Force Day parade in uniform in New Delhi October 9, 2014

    Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar attended the 82nd Air Force Day parade in New Delhi yesterday. The honorary Group Captain of the Indian Air Force was accompanied by his wife Anjali at the parade in Hindon near New Delhi.The legendary cricketer and winner of the highest civilian order in India, the...
  • Apple sends out invites for October 16 event, new iPads, Macs expected October 9, 2014

    San Francisco: Apple on Wednesday sent out invitations to an October 16 event expected to spotlight updates to its line of iPad tablet computers. The gathering is set for an auditorium on Apple's main campus in the Silicon Valley city of Cupertino and comes on the heels of a major launch...
  • In Pics: PM Modi attends 'At Home' dinner hosted by IAF chief October 8, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended his first 'At Home' event hosted by a chief of the armed forces on Wednesday. The army chief went to the podium to greet Modi and was seen talking to him beyond the customary greetings. ...
  • In pics: Glimpses of air shows at Air Force Day parade October 8, 2014

    Hindon: The air show on the occasion of Air Force Day, which left the spectators spell bound, involved different formations and display of flares by the aircraft. The classic 80-year-old, single-engine propeller Tiger Moth aircraft won hearts when it flew past the parade ground, coloured in bright orange. ...
  • Indian Air Force strengthening capacity, says its chief October 8, 2014

    Hindon: Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Wednesday said the Indian Air Force is strengthening its capacity and the situation in the neighbourhood requires "operation readiness". "Our air defence capability is being further strengthened by the induction of modern sensors and weapon system," the Indian Air Force chief said while addressing...