AIR

  • Angry SpiceJet passengers lose their cool 19 hours 37 minutes ago

    Angry SpiceJet passengers lose their cool after waiting since 4 AM on Wednesday. All SpiceJet flights remained grounded for the first half of the day. "It is very irritating. They are not giving us any alternative," said a passenger. ...
  • Run Air India professionally, says IATA chief 4 days ago

    Geneva: Cash-strapped Air India should be run by professionals even if the government partially off-loads its stake to investors to keep it off-the-ground, a top global aviation professional has said. "The Government has to recognise that if it is to privatise Air India, then it has to leave the management of...
  • Have the courage to say no to drugs: Modi to youngsters 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the country's youth to have the courage to say no to drugs as he addressed the nation on 'Mann Ki Baat' radio programme on Sunday. Defining drug abuse in three Ds- darkness, destruction and devastation, PM underlined the need to fight the habit. In...
  • Korean Air CEO's daughter resigns over 'nut row' December 9, 2014

    Seoul: The daughter of Korean Air's CEO resigned on Tuesday after being widely criticised for having the chief purser kicked off a plane because of the way she had been served some nuts. Cho Hyun-Ah, a top executive in Korean Air's in-flight service, forced the New York-Seoul flight to return to...
  • CEO of life: In conversation with Mittu Chandilya December 6, 2014

    On this episode of 'CEO of life', Air Asia India CEO Mittu Chandilya talks about the business of low cost airlines in India. ...
  • Sharad Pawar suffers minor injuries after he slips at his Delhi home, taken to Mumbai December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: NCP Chief Sharad Pawar was on Wednesday injured when he slipped during morning walk at his residence and has been taken to Mumbai by air ambulance. Pawar, 73, suffered injury in his leg and apparently in his back and will be admitted to Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai, sources...
  • Lots of tablet choices? Here're some buying tips for you December 1, 2014

    New York: People tend to hold onto tablets longer than smartphones, so take time to weigh your options. A major consideration is what phone you or your gift recipient already has. Although it's possible for Android owners to have Apple's iPads, for instance, there are advantages to sticking within the...
  • Air India plane's tyre gets deflated after landing at Jodhpur November 30, 2014

    Jaipur: A tyre of a Delhi-bound Air India plane from Mumbai, with around 100 people onboard, was found deflated after it landed at Jodhpur, following which the flight was briefly stalled. The flight (AI-476) operating on Airbus 319 aircraft on Mumbai-Delhi via Jodhpur route landed safely at Jodhpur airport this afternoon,...
  • Apple launches iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 in India; prices start at Rs 28,900 November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Apple has finally launched the new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 in India. Both the models are available online as well as across Apple authorised retail stores. The iPad Air 2, at 6.1 millimeters thin, adds many of the features previously available on iPhones. That includes the...
  • India wary of assertive China, intrusive Pakistan: IAF Chief November 29, 2014

    Bengaluru: With the strategic gravity shifting from west to east, especially to Asia and Asia Pacific, "India faces security challenges in the region due to an assertive China and an intrusive Pakistan", the IAF chief, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, said on Saturday. "The situation is not good for the environment,...
  • Airlines give discounts, enhance capacity for holiday season November 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Gearing up for the upcoming winter holiday season Indian passenger carriers on Saturday announced discounts and capacity expansion. National passenger carrier Air India announced discounts on its global networks. Calling its discounts the 'global sales' campaign the airline said it will provide discounts on its major international routes in...
  • Smoke detected from Air India flight at Kolkata airport, all 133 passengers safe November 29, 2014

    Kolkata: An Air India fight had a closed shave when smoke was detected from the wheels at the Kolkata airport on Saturday. The rear tyres of a Dibrugarh-Kolkata Air India flight deflated when the aircraft was taxying after landing at NSC Bose International Airport. All the 133 passengers were safe and had...
  • Delhiites give mixed response to ban on 15-year-old vehicles November 29, 2014

    New Delhi: World Health Organisation (WHO) states that Delhi is the world's most polluted city. A city where average pollution level is eight times higher than the average. The National Green Tribunal Authority (NGTA) has banned all vehicles aged above 15 years from plying on the roads in the national...
  • New York: East Coast storm hampers Thanksgiving travel November 28, 2014

    New York: A blast of rain and snow along the East Coast snarled traffic and disrupted flights for millions of Americans at the start of the long Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally the busiest time of the year for US travel. The nor'easter that formed over the Gulf of Mexico brought rain to...
  • Air India offers discounted fares on select global routes November 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Triggering a fresh round of fare war on international routes, national carrier Air India announced limited-period heavily discounted two-way fares on select global flights, starting Rs 19,999 ahead of the winter holiday rush. Inclusive return fares under the Short-Term Global Winter Sale Bonanza, which covers some of the major...
  • British Airways to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to two women for discomfort during journey in 2007 November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: British Airways has been directed by a consumer forum here to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to two women for discomfort and inconvenience caused to them in their journey to the US in 2007. The South West Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, presided by SK Sarvaria, asked the...
  • Rickshaw research reveals extreme pollution in Delhi November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The three-wheeled rickshaw lurched through New Delhi's commuter-clogged streets with an American scientist and several air pollution monitors in the back seat. Car horns blared. A scrappy scooter buzzed by belching black smoke from its tailpipe. One of the monitors spiked. Joshua Apte has alarming findings for anyone who...
  • Rtd Air Commodore found dead in Bengaluru house November 24, 2014

    Bengaluru: A retired Air Commodore was found dead in his house in Bengaluru Rural district on Monday morning. 70-year-old Parvez Khokhar, who was living with his wife in a residential villa in Huskura area, was found dead with his hands and legs tied with a cloth in his room. Khokhar...
  • Apple iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 to be available in India from November 29 at Rs 28,900 onwards November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Thinnest model of Apple's iPad Air 2 and the new iPad Mini 3 will be available in India from November 29. "Pre-bookings for iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 have already started. Both the models will be available across Apple authorised retail stores from November 29," an authorised...
  • Will make non-aggressive but strong India: Manohar Parrikar November 24, 2014

    Gurgaon: India does not believe in an aggressive posture but will build a position where people should not dare see eye to eye with it, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday. He also asserted there will be "zero tolerance to error" in defence-related issues. Addressing service personnel at Air Force centre...
  • Air India expresses inability to seat upgrade, more free baggage for MPs November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Cash-strapped Air India has expressed inability to upgrade seats of MPs to business class or carry their extra baggage for free, especially in flights which have all upper class seats booked by paid passengers. Noting that it gets a large number of requests from MPs regarding upgrades, the national...
  • Akash missile test fired successfully for second day November 18, 2014

    ?Balasore: For the second consecutive day, India on Tuesday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed surface-to-air 'Akash' missile from a test range in Odisha as part of user trial by the air force. The trial of the missile was 'fully successful', ITR director MVKV Prasad said adding it hit a para-barrel...
  • PM Modi's plane made to wait at Myanmar airport for 92 minutes November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Air India One plane was made to wait at the Nay Pyi Taw Airport in Myanmar last week for 92 minutes due to delay in refuelling it before it flew to Brisbane in Australia. The flight, scheduled to depart at 9:30 PM on Thursday, left...
  • India test fires Akash missile successfully November 17, 2014

    Balasore: India on Monday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed surface-to-air 'Akash' missile from a test range in Odisha as part of user trial by the Air Force. "The sophisticated Akash missile was test-fired from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur at about 3.18 pm," defence sources said. Describing...
  • Mamata Banerjee leaves for Delhi setting off political buzz November 16, 2014

    Kolkata: Setting off speculation, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee left for New Delhi on an invitation by Congress president Sonia Gandhi to attend a programme on Jawaharlal Nehru. The chief minister abandoned a plan to attend the closing ceremony of the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), to make herself...
  • For this terminally-ill boy, the dream of becoming a fighter pilot comes true November 14, 2014

    Ambala/New Delhi: For 14-year-old Chandan, who is terminally ill with cancer, it was a dream come true - thanks to the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Delhi-based NGO Uday Foundation. On his birthday on Thursday, as a part of his gift, he was made to wear the full uniform of...
  • Air India launches dedicated phones for flight update in fog season November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the fog season, Air India has beefed up its telephone network in four major metros in addition to its all-India toll-free call centre to provide latest status of its flights. The airline has set up dedicated telephone numbers in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai, in addition...
  • Baghdadi not dead? Islamic State releases audio recording November 13, 2014

    Beirut: Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called for attacks in Saudi Arabia, said his caliphate was expanding across the Arab world, and called for "volcanoes of jihad" in a speech purported to be in his name on Thursday. Baghdadi also said a US-led military campaign against his group in Syria...
  • Air India privatisation not now, says government; AAI, Pawan Hans to be listed on stock market November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Monday said that Airport Authority of India and Pawan Hans will be listed on the stock market but ruled out the privatisation of Air India as of now. But it can't be ruled out in future and there have been suggestions from...