Flying

  • NASA builds world's first flying observatory July 7, 2014

    New York: NASA has fitted a 17-tonne telescope with an effective diameter of eight feet on a modified Boeing 747 jetliner that the US space agency is using as a flying observatory to study stars. The infrared telescope called "Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy" (SOFIA) is mounted behind a sliding door...
  • A jet-propelled car that could fly at 880 km per hour May 31, 2014

    New York: Fasten your seat belts. A jet car that flies at 880 km per hour is being conceptualised that would fly you from New Delhi to Mumbai in less than two hours - and it may use a highway as a runway to take off! The concept vehicle, named GF7,...
  • Two booked for allegedly duping tour operator of Rs 1.8 lakh May 20, 2014

    A case was registered against two office-bearers of a Delhi-based travel agency for allegedly duping another tour operator to the tune of Rs 1.8 lakh, police said on Monday. The case was registered at Pardeshipura police station in Indore against the owner of Delhi-based Amazing Super Travels Time Ltd, Abhishek Rathi...
  • A flying bike coming in 2017; can carry two people up to a height of 10 feet above the ground May 19, 2014

    New York: A US company is planning to launch a high-tech flying bike in 2017 which is designed to carry two people up to a height of 10 feet and reach speeds of up to 72 km/h. The California-based company has announced that it will be launching its Aero-X hoverbike...
  • Arun Maira says his book is on reforms needed for stronger economy May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Planning Commission Member Arun Maira on Tuesday said that his new book focuses on reforms that can ensure a stronger economy and is "very different" from what others have written recently. Maira's book titled 'Redesigning the Aeroplane While Flying - Reforming Institutions' comes on the heels of books written...
  • 'The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly' is a story of hope, determination April 18, 2014

    Sun-Mi Hwang is writer based in South Korea. She has written over 40 books which cover a variety of genres and themes. She has written books for children as well as adults, and has also won numerous accolades for her prolific writing. "The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly" is...
  • Fly-over collapse: MP goverment suspends three engineers March 1, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Government on Friday suspended an executive engineer and two engineers following the collapse of a portion of an under-construction fly-over on Thursday. Three labourers were injured in the collapse. Public Works Department sources said Executive Engineer R N Mishra and two Assistant Engineers were suspended for alleged negligence on Friday. The...
  • Plastic waste, fly ash to be used to build roads in Rajasthan February 23, 2014

    In an innovative way to save environment, Rajasthan Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Yunus Khan has approved a project to build roads by using plastic waste and fly ash in Jaipur and Dausa districts. A total of 24 roads - 19 in Jaipur and five in Dausa - would be built...
  • Plastic waste, fly ash to be used to build roads in Rajasthan February 23, 2014

    In an innovative way to save environment, Rajasthan Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Yunus Khan has approved a project to build roads by using plastic waste and fly ash in Jaipur and Dausa districts. A total of 24 roads - 19 in Jaipur and five in Dausa - would be built...
  • Wheelchair Flying Club: Giving wings to the differently-abled February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Wheelchair Flying Club in Delhi shares the passion of travel. Members of this unique club are wheelchair borne but not wheelchair bound. They enjoy travelling around the city. "Earlier I would hesitate from taking my daughter outdoors. But now I feel I have the courage," said a mother. To...
  • 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' made Pakistanis remember their 'Flying Bird' Abdul Khaliq January 4, 2014

    Islamabad: India has immortalised its legend Milkha Singh by making a movie on his life, but in Jand Awan village, family members of Abdul Khaliq, known as the 'Flying Bird of Asia', ask, "Has Khaliq run in vain"? Dawn.com reported that the recent Indian movie, "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag", besides paying...
  • Pilot killed in two-seater plane crash, wreckage found in Gondia December 25, 2013

    The young pilot of a two- seater training aircraft, which went missing on Tuesday after it took off from Bisri Airfield in Gondia in Maharashtra, was killed when it crashed into the mountains, Police said on Wednesday. The wreckage of the plane belonging to Rajiv Gandhi National Flying Institute in Gondia...
  • On MS Dhoni's request, Zaheer Khan to double up as bowling mentor December 2, 2013

    Veteran fast bowler Zaheer Khan will perform a dual role on India's tour of South Africa, travelling as a bowling mentor as well as a Test bowler, Indian Express reported on Saturday. The report said that MS Dhoni had requested the BCCI to allow Zaheer to fly early to help...
  • Lady Gaga continues wacky dressing; this time it is a 'flying dress' November 12, 2013

    Los Angeles: Lady Gaga, known for her wild fashion choices, chose to wear a "flying dress" during launch party of her new album 'ARTPOP'. Gaga appeared on stage at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Sunday wearing a dress that truly reflected her unusual fashion trends that barely go unnoticed, reports contactmusic.com. Gaga unveiled...
  • Air Marshal Raha likely to be next IAF chief October 28, 2013

    The process of appointment for the top post in the IAF has already been initiated and Raha is likely to be designated as the next Chief of Air Staff by the end of this month, sources said in Delhi. Raha, who is presently the Vice Chief of the IAF, is the...
  • Passenger lands plane after pilot falls ill in UK October 9, 2013

    London: The light aircraft took flight on Tuesday carrying just the pilot and the passenger from the Humberside Airport. During the flight, the pilot made a distress call when he became so sick he was unable to continue flying the aircraft, SkyNews reported. According to an airport spokesman, two flight...
  • Delhi: 17-year-old youth beaten to death over kite flying August 19, 2013

    New Delhi: A 17-year-old boy was beaten to death and his friend badly injured in Harsh Vihar area of North-East Delhi here when a group of youths attacked them to take revenge over a petty issue, police said on Sunday. "The deceased, identified as Rajan Chand was flying kite from...
  • The Last Word: Is it correct to think of the MiG 21 as a flying coffin or is that a gross exaggeration? July 18, 2013

    A MiG-21 Bison fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed on Monday in Uttarlai in Rajasthan killing the pilot. Is it correct to think of the MiG 21 as a flying coffin or is that a gross exaggeration? That's the question Karan Thapar discussed with a panel on his...
  • The flying Sikh July 7, 2013

    CNN-IBN celebrates the life and times of an icon of Indian sports, the great Milkha Singh. ...
  • Watch: Milkha Singh talks about how he came to be known as 'Flying Sikh' July 3, 2013

    Milkha Singh's life-story 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' is all set to be released on the silver screen. ...
  • United States considers a no-fly zone in Syria June 15, 2013

    Ankara: The United States is considering a no-fly zone in Syria, potentially its first direct intervention into the two-year-old civil war, Western diplomats said on Friday, after the White House said Syria had crossed a "red line" by using nerve gas. After months of deliberation, President Barack Obama's administration said on...
  • A battery-powered bicycle that can fly June 13, 2013

    Prague: Is it a bike? Is it a plane? Three Czech companies have teamed up to make a prototype of an electric bicycle that successfully took off Wednesday inside an exhibition hall in Prague and landed safely after a remote-controlled, five-minute flight. Looking like a heavy mountain bike, it weighs 95...
  • Flying becomes a costly affair, passengers cry foul May 12, 2013

    New Delhi: A move that was aimed at bringing down flying costs has taken a turn for the worse. Starting May 13, you might have to pay more to fly. Air India ,for instance, has reduced free check-in baggage to 15 kilograms from the earlier 20 kilograms. Effective from May...
  • Watch: A four-seater flying car May 9, 2013

    New Delhi: US scientists have designed a next-gen flying car capable of taking off vertically and flying completely on its own - and it could be on the roads within a decade. The Terrafugia TF-X flying car can take off vertically and has a flying range of 805 km. Once...
  • Terrafugia unveils a four-seater flying car May 9, 2013

    New York: Stuck in traffic jam? Use your car's flying button. Seriously! US scientists have designed a gen-next flying car capable of taking off vertically and flying completely on its own - and it could be on the roads within a decade. An ambitious US engineering company has released images of...
  • Boston Marathon blasts: No-fly zone ordered over explosion site April 16, 2013

    Washington: The Federal Aviation Administration created a no-fly zone over the site of two explosions at the annual Boston marathon on Monday, and briefly ordered flights bound for Boston's Logan International Airport held on the ground at airports around the country. About an hour after the explosions the FAA issued...
  • Mysterious flying object hits 2 women, perplexes forensic team March 21, 2013

    Palampur: Two women were injured when a mysterious flying object hit them in Patola village of the district on Thursday. The injured women, Sarita and Anita, were hit near Chamunda Devi shrine in Palampur and were rushed to a nearby hospital, police said. A team of forensic science experts reached the spot,...
  • Yana learns to fly helicopter for adventure show March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Model and actress Yana Gupta is back on television with yet another adventure show, in which she is seen flying a helicopter besides performing other nail-biting stunts. The 37-year-old is part of the second season of adventure-based travel show 'Life Mein Ek Baar'. The other participants on the show...