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  • NASA launches satellite to measure soil moisture 5 hours 58 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: NASA on Saturday launched a new Earth-observing satellite that aims to give scientists high-resolution maps showing how much moisture lies in soil in order to improve climate forecasts. The SMAP observatory -- short for Soil Moisture Active Passive -- blasted off atop a United Launch Alliance Delta...
  • Gujarat: MiG-21 crashes near Jamnagar, pilot safe 11 hours 39 minutes ago

    Jamnagar: A MiG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed near Bed village in Jamnagar district on Saturday while the pilot managed to eject safely, police said. "A MiG-21 crashed at Rasoolnagar area near Bed village, 20-km from Jamangar city," district superintendent of police Neeraj Badgujar said. "The...
  • Watch: Beating The Retreat ceremony 2 days ago

    The Army, Navy and Air Force bands performed at the Beating The Retreat ceremony at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi, marking the end of Republic Day celebrations. President Pranab Mukherjee revived a presidential tradition by riding a 6-horse buggy. ...
  • Obama's three-day India visit ends, US President flies to Saudi Arabia 4 days ago

    New Delhi: United States President Barack Obama on Tuesday afternoon left for Saudi Arabia from Palam Air Force Base in New Delhi after his India visit which lasted for a little over two days. Obama was invited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the chief guest at India's 66th Republic...
  • Empowered women on showcasing India's military might 5 days ago

    The 66th Republic Day saw all women contingent from Indian Armed Forces and Border Security Force showcasing India's military might on the Rajpath. ...
  • Several firsts on 66th Republic Day 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The 66th Republic Day celebrations on Monday were marked by many firsts. 1) It witnessed the first ever march by an all-women contingent drawn from the army, navy and air force. 2) A US President was the Chief Guest at the Republic Day parade for the first time. 3) The recently...
  • President confers gallantry awards on 83 IAF Air Warriors for showing exemplary courage 5 days 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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week ago

    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 1 week 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 January 23, 2015

    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 January 22, 2015

    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 January 20, 2015

    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 January 19, 2015

    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 January 19, 2015

    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...