Passengers

  • Passenger tries to open plane's door mid-air, flight diverted 14-04-2014 02:08 PM

    Sacramento, California: A California-bound Southwest Airlines flight was diverted to Omaha, Neb. on Sunday after witnesses said a passenger tried to open a door. The captain of the Chicago-to-Sacramento flight landed on Eppley Airfield to "have an unruly passenger removed" before continuing on to Sacramento, the airlines said in a...
  • Itanagar gets its first passenger train 07-04-2014 04:49 PM

    The Arunachal capital on Monday was put on the country's railway map with the first passenger train of about 400 commuters arriving at Naharlagun near Itanagar. The train with 10 passengers and two goods compartments, towed by a diesel engine, left Dekargaon at 7 AM and arrived at Itanagar at...
  • UP: Two trains collide in Sonbhadra; 2 feared dead, five injured 03-04-2014 07:13 AM

    Sonbhadra: In a rear-end collision, two trains collided in Uttar Pradesh's Sonbhadra in the wee hours of Thursday leaving at least two dead and five others injured. The trains involved in the accident were Katni Passenger train and Varanasi-Shaktinagar Intercity Express. The incident took place near Obra in UP. "The...
  • SpiceJet defends mid-air Holi dance but suspends two pilots 20-03-2014 09:52 AM

    New Delhi: Three days after Holi, some employees of the airline SpiceJet are facing the blues. While the DGCA has issued a show cause notice to the airline, SpiceJet says it is yet to receive the notice, but has given assurances that it will co-operate with the DGCA. SpiceJet also...
  • Investigations into missing Malaysian jet appear deadlocked 19-03-2014 12:26 PM

    Investigations into the mystery of a missing Malaysian jet appeared to be at a deadlock on Wednesday, with no conclusive evidence of foul play and doubts whether nations would share military tracking data that could show where the plane may have headed. Eleven days have passed since Malaysia Airlines Flight...
  • US investigators suspect missing Malaysian plane flew for hours 13-03-2014 01:55 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: US investigators suspect that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 stayed in the air for about four hours past the time it reached its last confirmed location, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing two people familiar with the details. The report comes as authorities remain uncertain about which ocean to...
  • Families of those on board missing Malaysian aircraft remain hopeful 10-03-2014 08:32 AM

    New Delhi: Nearly two days after a Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370 went missing, there are no clear answers on the plane's whereabouts as yet. The families of the passengers on board the plan are hopeful that their loved ones will return. There were also five Indians on board the...
  • Waitlisted passengers to get automatic SMS alert 12-02-2014 02:43 PM

    Giving importance to the role of information technology in rail operation, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday spelled out a series of steps including SMS alert and online booking of meals in trains in the interim Rail Budget 2014-15. "IT has revolutionised our customer interface over the last few years....
  • 8 passengers beaten up after argument over occupying seat turns ugly 12-02-2014 01:09 PM

    Eight persons were allegedly beaten up and injured by some unidentified persons in a moving train after an argument erupted between them over occupying the seats in neighbouring Meerut district. Police said the incident occurred on Tuesday in Delhi-Ambala passenger train when Rashid and his family were returning home in...
  • WB: 15 passenger dies in road accident in Malda 11-02-2014 12:00 PM

    At least 15 people were killed on early Tuesday when a vehicle carrying them collided with a truck in West Bengal's Malda district, police said. The accident took place in the Eight Mile area of the Malda town when a sports utility vehicle collided head on with a speeding truck....
  • Rescued Antarctic passengers resume journey home 04-01-2014 04:40 PM

    An Australian icebreaker carrying 52 passengers who were retrieved from an icebound ship in the Antarctic resumed its journey home on Saturday after it was halted for a second potential rescue operation. The Aurora Australis had been slowly cracking through thick ice toward open water after a Chinese ship's helicopter...
  • All passengers rescued from ship stuck in Antarctic ice 03-01-2014 04:09 PM

    A rescue effort to remove 52 passengers on board a research ship that had been trapped in Antarctica ice for nine days was successful, and they were evacuated safely by helicopter, the expedition leader said on Thursday. A helicopter from the Chinese icebreaker Snow Dragon ferried the passengers in small...
  • New customs form for passengers coming to India from tomorrow 31-12-2013 04:14 PM

    All passengers coming to India will have to fill in a new detailed customs form on their arrival from Wednesday. It will help authorities check duty frauds and cases of under-valuation as well keep a record of gold jewellery and bullion being brought into the country. Also from January 1,...
  • Mallikarjun Kharge announces Rs 5 lakh ex gratia for Bangalore-Nanded train fire victims 28-12-2013 05:04 PM

    Railway Minister Mallikarjuna Kharge has announced ex-gratia payment of Rs.5 lakh to the kin of those killed in a fire in the coaches of Bangalore-Nanded Express early on Saturday. At least 26 passengers, including two children, were killed when two coaches of the express train from Bangalore caught fire near...
  • Man arrested for throwing 21-year-old boy out of train 11-12-2013 01:43 PM

    A man has been arrested for allegedly pushing a 21-year-old boy out of a moving train, government railway police said. The incident occurred on November 28, 2013, when three youths allegedly pushed Madrassa student Ikram out of Delhi-Saharanpur passenger train when he was going from Deoband to Baraut, they said....
  • Cash-strapped Railways worried over fewer tickets booking 20-10-2013 10:53 AM

    New Delhi: Trains may be running full, but there is a decline in number of tickets booked in the past six months, causing worry for cash-strapped Railways. The number of passengers travelling in the non-suburban sector, which include reserved and unreserved class in mail and express trains, during April-September was...
  • ECoR to regulate, cancel passenger trains due to cyclone 11-10-2013 04:20 PM

    Bhubaneswar: East Coast Railway has planned to regulate and cancel about 24 passenger trains between Visakhapatnam and Bhadrak on the Howrah-Chennai Main Line route tommorow in view of Cyclone Phailin which is hit the eastern coast. The trains which will either be regulated and cancelled are Puri-Cuttack-Puri passenger, Paradeep-Cuttack passenger,...
  • Passenger lands plane after pilot falls ill in UK 09-10-2013 06:46 PM

    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...
  • Telangana fallout: Shoot-at-sight orders in place, train services hit 06-10-2013 03:07 PM

    Vijayanagaram: Curfew has been imposed in Vizianagaram town with police given the orders to shoot at sight in the wake of large-scale violence by anti-bifurcation agitators, police said in Hyderabad. Additional forces have also been rushed to the district. More than 50,000 employees of the electricity department have threatened to...
  • Railways to increase passenger train fares by 2-3 per cent from Oct 7 04-10-2013 02:28 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian Railways is likely to revise passenger fares by 2-3 per cent from October 7. According to the Railways fuel adjustment component will be added to the ticket fare. Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday said that he was examining a proposal to increase rail fare adding...
  • Canada: 6 dead as passenger train collides with a bus in Ottawa 19-09-2013 09:08 AM

    A passenger train and a double-decker city bus collided on the outskirts of Ottawa on Wednesday, killing six people on the bus and injuring 30 others, emergency officials said. The front of the red double-decker bus was sheared off and the engine of the VIA Rail train had derailed, but...
  • J~~amp;amp;K: 23 injured after mini-bus overturns in Anantnag 16-09-2013 04:40 PM

    About 23 people were injured when a bus turned turtle after hitting a road side tree in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. The mini-bus overturned when the driver, Shaukat Ahmad Hajam, lost control of the vehicle near Ashmuqam, 68 kms from Srinagar, after hitting a tree, a...
  • Assam: Army jawan held for attempting to rape woman passenger 15-09-2013 05:19 PM

    An army jawan allegedly attempted to rape a sleeping woman passenger in an air-conditioned coach of a running train in Assam in the wee hours on Sunday, railway police sources said. The incident occurred in 15603 Guwahati-Ledo Inter City Express and the accused jawan from the 299 Field Regiment, posted...
  • Bangalore: Narrow escape for over 100 passengers as Indigo flight hits runway lights 13-09-2013 11:39 AM

    Over 100 people on board an Indigo flight from Delhi had a miraculous escape when the aircraft landed at Bengaluru International Airport amidst heavy rain and hit the runway lights, deflating its tyres. "All 110 passengers and six crew members on board are safe with no injuries reported. They have...
  • Railways earnings up by above 10 per cent 10-09-2013 03:56 PM

    Railways have earned Rs 54,462.79 crores during April-August this year as compared to Rs 49,382.94 crores during the same period last year, registering an increase of 10.29 per cent. The total goods earnings have gone up from Rs 34,067.51 cr during April 1 August 31, 2012 to Rs 37,085.96 crore...
  • 21 injured as bus overturns on Srinagar-Baramulla highway 09-09-2013 04:16 PM

    At least 21 passengers were injured when a private mini bus turned turtle on Srinagar-Baramulla national highway, police said on Monday. The mishap took place on Sunday evening when the driver lost control of the bus near Mirgund, 15 kms from Srinagar, resulting in injuries to 21 persons on board,...
  • IndiGo joins other airlines, hikes airfares by 25 per cent 07-09-2013 08:25 AM

    New Delhi: Domestic carrier IndiGo on Friday followed its rivals and raised airfares by 25 per cent. IndiGo joins airlines such as SpiceJet, Jet Airways and Air India who recently hiked the fares by 25 per cent citing rise in input costs. "IndiGo has revised upwards its fares, which are...
  • WB: Angry passengers block railway tracks at Sonarpur, demand more local trains 06-09-2013 11:59 AM

    Angry passengers on Friday blocked the railway tracks at Sonarpur station of Eastern Railway demanding more local trains to Sealdah station in Kolkata. The police said hundreds of passengers sat on the rails after local trains reached at a very long gap causing overcrowding and many people failed to entrain...
  • Jet fuel prices hiked by 7 pc; airfares to zoom this festive season 03-09-2013 07:56 AM

    Mumbai: Right ahead of the festive season this year, the aviation sector has seen a steep hike in traffic, which means people will have to shell out more for tickets. Jet fuel prices have been hiked by a steep 7 per cent taking the rates to a high of over...
  • 4 coaches of passenger train get derailed near Ringus, no casualties 26-08-2013 10:45 AM

    Four coaches of a passenger train derailed near Ringus in Rajasthan's Sikar district on Monday, disrupting rail movement on the Churu-Jaipur route. However, no passenger was injured in the incident as the speed of the train was slow, railway officials said. The train, Churu-Jaipur Holiday Special, derailed near Ringus yard....