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  • Reopen HAL airport in Bangalore: Aerospace major chief September 13, 2014

    Bangalore: Aerospace major HAL on Saturday said re-opening of HAL airport here will place the city in the league of international cities which have more than one airport. Speaking at a function organised by Society of Indian Aerospace Technologies (SIATI) here, HAL Chairman R K Tyagi...
  • AK Antony red-flags Defence Ministry proposal on Rolls Royce May 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony has red-flagged a proposal of his own Ministry to continue doing business with the UK-based Rolls Royce, which is facing a CBI probe for allegedly paying bribes and engaging middlemen in contracts for supplying engines to the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. After the scam broke out...
  • Holbrook's 'Mark Twain' show reaches 60th year April 3, 2014

    Washington: Hal Holbrook is in the midst of a marathon of theater and has no intention of stopping. This marks the 60th consecutive year he has staged his one-man show "Mark Twain Tonight," keeping alive the satire and commentary of the late writer and humorist for audiences today. The 89-year-old actor began...
  • CBI registers preliminary enquiry in Rolls Royce bribery case March 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday registered a Preliminary Enquiry (PE) into alleged bribery in the Rs 10,000 crore deal for supply of aircraft engines to state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) by London-based Rolls Royce. The agency has named unknown officials of HAL, owner of Aashmore Private...
  • Rolls Royce to return to govt Rs 18 cr paid to commission agents March 10, 2014

    Facing the heat of a CBI probe in an alleged bribery scandal, British firm Rolls Royce has written to the state-owned HAL that it was ready to return Rs 18 crore paid by it to its commission agents to the government. The Defence Ministry ordered a CBI probe into Rolls Royce's...
  • Rolls Royce denies using middlemen for HAL deal: Sources March 4, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after the Defence Ministry put on hold all existing and future deals with Rolls Royce pending a CBI probe ordered into allegations of bribery and engaging middlemen in contracts worth Rs 10,000 crore for supply of aircraft engines to state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, sources now say...
  • Defence Ministry puts deals with Rolls Royce on hold March 3, 2014

    The Defence Ministry has put on hold all existing and future deals with Rolls Royce pending a CBI probe ordered into allegations of bribery and engaging middlemen in contracts worth Rs 10,000 crore for supply of aircraft engines to state-owned HAL. The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has also been asked to...
  • India rolls out its first indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas December 20, 2013

    Bangalore: India has rolled out its first indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas in Bangalore on Friday. Defence Minister AK Antony, MoS Defence Jitendra Singh and Air Force chief NAK Browne attended the event. The launch comes after the ambitious project started nearly 20 years ago. The first batch of the supersonic...
  • Hollywood director Hal Needham dies at 82 October 26, 2013

    Los Angeles: Hollywood stuntman-director Hal Needham is dead, a media report said. He was 82. Needham was suffering from cancer and died Friday, reports contactmusic.com He made his directorial debut with 'Smokey and the Bandit' in 1976 and is known for films like 'The Cannonball Run' and 'Hooper'. As per the trade pundits,...
  • 'Govt barred HAL from aircraft deal as it's overloaded with work October 9, 2013

    New Delhi: While Heavy Industries Minister Praful Patel has questioned the Ministry of Defence for barring PSUs from IAF aircraft deal, sources say that the government took the decision deliberately. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the government took the decision to keep Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) out of it, since...
  • Can't accept MoD logic for barring PSUs from aircraft deal: Patel October 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Heavy Industries Minister Praful Patel has hit out at the Defence Ministry for barring Indian PSUs like the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) from taking part in a $3 billion Indian Air Force aircraft deal. He said he cannot accept the logic given by the MoD for barring PSUs. "I...
  • Indian Navy gets home-made Hawk MK 132 jets September 24, 2013

    Bangalore: The first home-made Hawk MK 132 aircraft by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) was handed over to the Indian Navy in Bangalore on Monday. "We built this aircraft in time and this is the first of the five aircraft to be delivered to the Indian Navy. The remaining four will be...
  • 21-year old Kolkata student builds a drone, seeks help to upgrade August 30, 2013

    Kolkata: Subhanjan Saha has his eyes in the sky. A three metre by one metre drone, or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), built by him from scratch has garnered widespread attention - but unfortunately, the top brass in India's defence and aeronautics sectors are yet to respond. Saha, a 21-year-old computer science...
  • 25 years in making, Hindu encyclopedia set to be unveiled August 25, 2013

    A comprehensive encyclopedia of one of the world's major religions is set to be unveiled next week in South Carolina. The 11-volume work covers Hindu spiritual beliefs, practices and philosophy, and is the culmination of a 25-year academic effort. The encyclopedia is written in English and includes about 7,000 articles on...
  • IAF questions HAL's plan to develop a new basic trainer August 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force is up in arms over the Hindustan Aeronautics plan to develop a basic trainer. This is not the first time when the IAF and Hindustan Aeronautics are locking horns. Earlier they had tiff over quality issues leading to MiG-21 crashes. However, this time it is...
  • IAF against HAL proposal to develop a new basic trainer July 31, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force is up in arms over the Hindustan Aeronautics plan to develop a basic trainer. Air Chief Marshall NAK Browne has written to the Defence Minister AK Antony on the issue. He has warned that the IAF has the basic trainer in Swiss Pilatus, 75...
  • Govt's Rs 1500 crore Rafale deal faces delays April 5, 2013

    New Delhi: India's plan to buy 126 fighter-jets from Dassault Aviation could be delayed as the two sides struggle to reach an agreement over the role of state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), two sources familiar with the matter said. India picked the Dassault-made Rafale jet for exclusive negotiations in January...
  • Arsenal register easy 4-1 win over Reading March 30, 2013

    Arsenal beat relegation threatened Reading 4-1 at the Emirates Stadium keeping up the pressure in the race for Champions League qualification with Reading going to the bottom of the goals. Gervinho scored the first goal in the 11th minute with Santi Cazola, Olivier Giroud scoring in the 48th and the...
  • IAF to procure 12 choppers for Siachen operations October 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Troops stationed at the Siachen Glacier can look forward to better resource mobilisation as the Indian Air Force is procuring 12 new light helicopters for deployment there. A request for proposal (RFP) has been sent by the IAF to defence aerospace PSU HAL for buying 12 Cheetal helicopters...
  • Govt scraps Coast Guard tender for choppers September 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Coast Guard's plan to boost its maritime surveillance capabilities will have to wait as the Defence Ministry has scrapped its tender to procure 16 light helicopters. Only two companies - Indian Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), offering its ALH Dhruv, and European Eurocopter with its twin-engine Panther MB -...
  • Noted Hollywood songwriter Hal David dies at 91 September 2, 2012

    Los Angeles: Hal David, a lyricist who along with composer Burt Bacharach took the pop world by storm in the 1960s with hits such as 'Raindrops Keep Fallin' on my Head' and 'Walk on By,' died in Los Angeles on Saturday at age 91, a representative said. David died at Cedars-Sinai...
  • Bangalore's Armstrong to miss moon man forever August 28, 2012

    Bangalore: July 20, 1969. Ulsoor Corporation Hospital. Antony Dass was waiting anxiously outside the delivery ward. “Payyan kolande (you are blessed with a boy),” the nurse said. He rushed to meet his wife Kamala and the little fellow. Just then, there was another news that was catching the wavelength over...
  • Fire in HAL Odisha unit, 6 injured August 18, 2012

    Koraput: Six employees were seriously injured when a fire broke out in a plant of the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) at Sunabeda in Odisha's Koraput district on Saturday. The fire broke out in the compressor shop of the high-security plant, Manager (Industrial Relations) of the HAL unit, SK Rout said. He said...
  • Defence Ministry clears Rs 12,000 cr for 56 aircraft July 24, 2012

    New Delhi: The Defence Ministry on Monday cleared a proposal worth over Rs 12,000 crore to procure 56 transport aircraft for the Air Force to replace its fleet of vintage Avro planes. In a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) headed by Defence Minister AK Antony, the IAF proposal...
  • B'lore: Chopper to be taken off apartment's roof April 13, 2012

    Bangalore: Efforts will be on to dismantle the helicopter that made an emergency landing on the roof of a residential building in Bangalore. A trainee pilot of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) on Thursday made an emergency landing of a helicopter on top of a building in Bangalore. The trainer landed the...
  • B'lore: Helicopter lands on top of apartment April 12, 2012

    Bangalore: A trainee pilot of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) on Thursday made an emergency landing of a helicopter on top of a building in Bangalore. The trainer landed the helicopter on top of Maitri Apartment in Bangalore. According to reports, the pilot and the co-pilot are safe following the emergency landing of...
  • Karnataka to give 500 acres to HAL April 12, 2012

    BANGALORE: The state government may give 500 acres of land in Bidar to the defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to set up its advanced utility helicopter (AUH) manufacturing unit.The state Cabinet, which will be meeting here on Thursday, is expected to give approval for sanctioning the land, which the...
  • April 3, 1984: when the first Indian went to space April 3, 2012

    Exactly on April 3, 28 years back, IAF Squadron Leader Rakesh Sharma strapped himself inside a Soyuz T-11 mission capsule. As the rocket, essentially a gigantic intercontinental ballistic missile, carrying the 6850-kg spacecraft, blasted off from its launch pad in Baikonur in Kazakhstan, Sharma became the first Indian cosmonaut, the...
  • First squadron of MMRCA to join IAF within 3-4 yrs March 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The first squadron of Medium-Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) consisting of 18 aircraft is expected to be inducted into the IAF within three to four years of signing of the contract with its supplier. In reply to a question on delivery of MMRCA, Defence Minister AK Antony told Lok...
  • Kalmadi takes part in Parliament panel meeting February 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Suresh Kalmadi, who was in jail for nearly nine months in connection with the Commonwealth Games scam, on Wednesday participated in a Parliamentary committee meeting on defence and gave suggestions about improving the performance of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). Kalmadi, a former pilot, attended his first Parliamentary Committee...