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  • Airports Authority to develop 7 airports in Uttar Pradesh 24-02-2014 08:47 PM

    Seven airports in Uttar Pradesh, the home state of Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh, will be developed by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) under an agreement it signed with the state government on Monday. As part of the government's intent to provide air connectivity to regional or remote centres,...
  • Namitha kicked about playing cop role 30-10-2013 04:08 PM

    Chennai: Southern actress Namitha, known for her glamorous roles in films such as 'Aai' and 'Chanakya' over the years, is excited to don the khaki for the first time on screen in upcoming Tamil-Telugu-Kannada trilingual 'Ilamai Oonjal'. She is extremely happy to steer away from monotonous roles she has been...
  • AAI employees begin strike as government moves to privatise 6 airports 22-10-2013 06:00 PM

    Thousands of employees of Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Tuesday started a relay hunger strike across the country to protest against the government's move to privatise six airports. The employees associated with various unions of AAI have formed a joint forum and started the three-day-long strike in front of...
  • Privatisation of six major airports likely ahead of Lok Sabha polls 22-10-2013 07:41 AM

    New Delhi: India's major airports are likely to privatised ahead of Lok Sabha polla in 2014. The Civil Aviation Ministry is hopeful of privatising the airports in Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow and Guwahati. The ministry has already initiated pre-bid consultations with prospective bidders. Meanwhile, airports in the race for...
  • New radar to be commissioned at Kochi airport Friday 12-09-2013 11:28 PM

    Kochi: A new state-of-the-art radar system installed at the International Airport here by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) will be dedicated to the nation by Minister of State for Civil Aviation K C Venugopal Friday. The use of the Radar, costing Rs 16 crore, will aid the air traffic...
  • Government recognition doesn't matter much: AAI President 20-06-2013 05:40 PM

    New Delhi: Archery Association of India (AAI) President Vijay Kumar Malhotra on Thursday said the body is not too bothered about the absence of Government recognition as the World Archery Federation (FITA) recognises it and slammed the Sports Ministry for practising "double standards". "We have the full recognition of the...
  • Civil airports in Jaisalmer and Bikaner soon: AAI 04-06-2013 11:13 PM

    Jaipur: The Airport Authority of India is going to operationalise civil airports in Jaisalmer and Bikaner this year, AAI Chairman VP Agrawal said on Tuesday. Till date, both cities only have air force stations for flight operations. The AAI will also initiate survey of unused but potential airstrips and runways...
  • AAI to develop 20 airports in next five years 28-03-2013 12:24 PM

    Tiruchirapalli: Airport Authority of India (AAI) is considering developing 20 airports in the next five years, according to a senior official. "Subject to cooperation from the respective state governments and access to suitable sites free of cost, AAI is hopeful of developing 20 airports in the next five years," GK...
  • World archery body recognises AAI elections 09-12-2012 03:57 PM

    New Delhi: The Archery Association of India (AAI) has got a shot in the arm after the World Archery Federation (FITA) extended recognition to its elections and extended full support to it. FITA's decision has come as a big boost as AAI was de-recognised by the Sports Ministry, who had...
  • AAI hits out at government, calls derecognition illegal 07-12-2012 07:25 PM

    New Delhi: The Archery Association of India (AAI) on Friday hit out at the government for derecognizing the body, calling the decision "unconstitutional and arbitrary". Questioning the decision, AAI president Vijay Kumar Malhotra said Sports Ministry has no right to de-recognize the Association as "we have not violated any rule...
  • Sports Ministry of India derecognises IABF and AAI 07-12-2012 02:04 PM

    New Delhi: The union ministry of sports Friday derecognised the Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) and the Archery Association of India (AAI) for manipulation in their election process. Justifying the decision, Sports Minister Jitendra Singh said AAI violated the Sports Code of India while the election process of the boxing...
  • Calicut airport runway to be extended: AAI 06-09-2011 07:42 AM

    New Delhi: The Airports Authority has finally swung into action to extend the runway safety area at the Calicut airport, days after CNN-IBN aired a report on its safety concerns. Giving temporary relief to serious safety concerns at the Calicut airport, a notice has been issued to provide the minimum...
  • Fabiano Caruana wins AAI Chess title 02-07-2011 10:57 PM

    New Delhi: Fabiano Caruana took no chances and played a solid 30-move draw against Wesley So of the Philippines to take the title at the inaugural AAI Grandmasters Chess tournament here on Saturday. India's Krishnan Sasikiran finished second, one point behind the winner. World Junior No.1 Caruana of Italy emerged...
  • AAI chess: Sasikiran plays out draw with Negi 01-07-2011 09:01 PM

    New Delhi: Krishnan Sasikiran played out a draw with teammate Parimarjan Negi in the ninth and penultimate round of the inaugural Airports Authority of India (AAI) Grandmasters Chess tournament on Friday. A little later Czech national champion Viktor Laznicka ended Fabiano Caruana's unbeaten run to give Sasikiran an outside chance...
  • Sasikiran, Negi register wins at AAI chess 30-06-2011 08:39 PM

    New Delhi: It turned out to be a fruitful day for the Indians at the AAI Grandmasters Chess tournament on Thursday as Krishnan Sasikiran got back to winning ways to be placed at second spot while Parimarjan Negi managed to put a full stop to his run of losses. Sasikiran...
  • Sasikaran draws with Caruana at AAI chess 29-06-2011 10:47 PM

    New Delhi: It seemed to be a day for revenge in the seventh round of the inaugural AAI Grandmasters Chess Tournament as Filipino Welsey So and China's Hou Yifan on Wednesday avenged their earlier losses to Czech Viktor Laznicka and India's Parimarjan Negi respectively. But in the third game which...
  • Sasikiran's winning run ends at AAI Chess 28-06-2011 10:51 PM

    New Delhi: Krishnan Sasikiran's winning run came to an end as he was held to a draw by Wesley So of the Philippines, while Parimarjan Negi lost to junior world number one Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the sixth round of the AAI Grandmasters Chess here on Tuesday. Sasi, with...
  • Sasikaran wins, Negi loses at AAI Chess C'ship 25-06-2011 09:21 PM

    New Delhi: Krishnan Sasikaran won his second successive game while National champion Parimarjan Negi lost in the fourth round of the inaugural Airports Authority of India (AAI) Grandmasters Chess Championships here on Saturday. For the second day running Sasikaran played out a marathon game before beating Hou Yifan to haul...
  • Negi draws, Caruana in sole lead in AAI chess 24-06-2011 09:03 PM

    New Delhi: Maintaining his winning streak, top-seeded Fabiano Caruana of Italy defeated women's World champion Hou Yifan of China for a third successive win in the inaugural AAI Grandmasters Chess Championship here on Friday. In another third round game, India's Parimarjan Negi drew with Filipino Wesley So. The win over...
  • Top grandmasters gather in India 23-06-2011 10:26 PM

    Hou Yifan, the current Women's World Chess Champion, and other players are in New Delhi to participate in the AAI International tournament. ...
  • Negi trounces Yifan in AAI chess tourney 23-06-2011 09:06 PM

    New Delhi: Indian national champion Parimarjan Negi on Thursday registered a convincing win over women's world champion Hou Yifan of China in the second round of the inaugural AAI Grandmasters at the AAI Officer's Institute. Negi's win over Yifan came in 32 moves that earned him valuable points. Meanwhile, top...
  • Man absent for 15 years gets job back 26-05-2008 01:13 PM

    Mumbai: Faf du Plessis, Chennai Super Kings' find of the IPL 5 season, has been rewarded by South Africa and elevated to lead the country's 'A' team in the upcoming two four-day Tests against Sri Lanka A and the triangular one-day series in Zimbabwe. Du Plessis, who plays for Nashua...
  • Commercial use of Hyderabad, Bangalore airports to go on 13-03-2008 04:36 PM

    Kolkata: After Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, England's Twenty20 skipper Graeme Swann on Friday criticised the Eden Gardens pitch, saying it looked strange. It's a strange looking wicket. It's very dry and very bare, said Swann in the one-off Twenty20 match-eve media meet here. Swann said it was likely that...