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  • CBI registers case against DGCA official 2 days ago

    New Delhi: CBI has registered a case of graft against the Joint Director General of aviation regulator DGCA for allegedly giving extension to a flying school in Bilaspur on the basis of irregular documents. CBI has registered a case of alleged corruption against Joint Director General AK Saran, the then senior...
  • Kingfisher, Jet group, SpiceJet owe about Rs 377 crore to Airports Authority of India July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Three private carriers jointly owe about Rs 377 crore as unpaid airport and other dues to the Airports Authority of India (AAI), including Rs 172.69 crore by defunct Kingfisher Airlines alone, between April and June. Cases have been filed in the Bombay High Court against Kingfisher which has shut...
  • Airports Authority to develop 7 airports in Uttar Pradesh February 24, 2014

    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, the...
  • Namitha kicked about playing cop role October 30, 2013

    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 doing...
  • AAI employees begin strike as government moves to privatise 6 airports October 22, 2013

    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 the...
  • Privatisation of six major airports likely ahead of Lok Sabha polls October 22, 2013

    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 September 12, 2013

    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 controllers...
  • Government recognition doesn't matter much: AAI President June 20, 2013

    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 international...
  • Civil airports in Jaisalmer and Bikaner soon: AAI June 4, 2013

    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 March 28, 2013

    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 December 9, 2012

    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 December 7, 2012

    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 December 7, 2012

    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...
  • Govt suspends 6 AAI officials for irregularities September 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Monday ordered suspension of six senior Airport Authority of India officers for irregularities in awarding airports ground handling contracts. Sources said that major penalty proceedings have been also initiated against the officials. A CBI inquiry has found these officers involved in committing irregularities...
  • AAI refuses to allow KFA lessors to take back aircraft August 5, 2012

    Mumbai: Airport Authority of India (AAI) has refused to allow the lessors to take back about half a dozen aircraft rented out to Kingfisher Airline, sources said. The lessors want the aircraft back as Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) has defaulted on rentals. "AAI has said no...to Kingfisher lessors to allow them to...
  • Mamata asks AAI to commission new terminal by June April 10, 2012

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday asked the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to commission the new International Terminal of the NSC Bose International Airport here by June to boost the state's development programmes. Banerjee said this after an unscheduled visit to the under construction terminal building...
  • DGCA approves Kingfisher's revised schedule March 2, 2012

    New Delhi: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) approved the revised schedule of crisis-hit Kingfisher Airlines on Thursday evening. Kingfisher Airlines had submitted a copy of its revised schedule to the DGCA on February 22 and had formally announced a sharp drop in...
  • Calicut airport runway to be extended: AAI September 6, 2011

    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 Runway...
  • Fabiano Caruana wins AAI Chess title July 2, 2011

    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 winner...
  • AAI chess: Sasikiran plays out draw with Negi July 1, 2011

    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 of...
  • Sasikiran, Negi register wins at AAI chess June 30, 2011

    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 after...
  • Sasikaran draws with Caruana at AAI chess June 29, 2011

    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 had...
  • Sasikiran's winning run ends at AAI Chess June 28, 2011

    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 3.5...
  • Sasikaran wins, Negi loses at AAI Chess C'ship June 25, 2011

    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 himself...
  • Negi draws, Caruana in sole lead in AAI chess June 24, 2011

    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 Hou gave...
  • Top grandmasters gather in India June 23, 2011

    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 June 23, 2011

    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 seed Fabiano...
  • Pilot didn't send any distress signal: AAI May 22, 2010

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Visibility at the Mangalore airport where an Air India Express flight crashed on Saturday was more than required and there was "no distress indication" from the pilot of the ill-fated plane, officials said. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation will conduct a detailed inquiry into the incident, they said. The...
  • Praful Patel says AAI to become a company August 5, 2009

    New Delhi: Airports Authority of India, would be turned into a company by amending laws to enable the body raise funds from market for carrying out modernisation of a large number of major airports across the country, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said on Tuesday. "We are looking at corporatising the...
  • AAI planning to charge user fee from flyers July 10, 2009

    New Delhi: Flying may just get costlier with sources telling CNN-IBN that the Airport Authority of India airports slated for modernisation will soon start charging user fees. Airport Authority of India is upgrading 35 airports across India and development fee being charged at various airports ranges from Rs 150 to Rs...