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  • Maran brothers' SpiceJet on the brink of collapse, change of guard likely soon Yesterday

    New Delhi: Beleaguered SpiceJet could see a change of guard if Indian and foreign investors, who are now carrying out due diligence of the cash-strapped airline, are convinced about investing over Rs 1,200 crore and picking up considerable stake in it, industry sources said on Sunday. After being on the brink...
  • SpiceJet hits ground, spoils year end plans for thousands of people 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Shweta, a housewife from New Delhi is terribly disappointed. Her five year old dream of spending the year end with husband and children in Goa has hit a huge roadblock. She had booked the tickets three months ago on SpiceJet. Now the airline is in deep trouble and...
  • Cash-strapped SpiceJet resumes operations 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The cash-strapped airline SpiceJet resumed operations on Wednesday after facing passengers' anger for mass cancellation of flights over non-payment of fuel dues. SpiceJet Chief Operating Officer Sanjiv Kapoor has said that the flights will resume operations by Wednesday evening. "Flights scheduled to depart on or after 4 PM today...
  • A.R. Rahman in Oscar race again December 13, 2014

    Los Angeles: Double Oscar winning Indian composer A.R. Rahman is once again in the race for an Academy Award. Among the 114 scores in contention for a nomination in the Original Score category for the 87th Oscars, the Mozart of Madras stands a chance with three mentions. His work for 'Million...
  • Chinese woman refuses chemotherapy to save foetus, dies December 13, 2014

    Beijing: A pregnant Chinese television presenter's poignant gesture of opting to die by refusing to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer in order to save her unborn child has moved millions of people. Qiu Yuanyuan, 26, from Zhengzhou, in the central province of Henan, died on Friday exactly 100 days after...
  • Cartoon of the day: SpiceJet stops advance bookings after DGCA's stern warning December 10, 2014

    Cash-strapped SpiceJet has cancelled over 1,800 flights across the country for December, in signs of mounting troubles for the budget airline. DGCA has asked the airline to stop taking bookings of more than one month in advance. ...
  • Hope SpiceJet will come out of financial turbulence: Aviation Minister December 9, 2014

    In more trouble for SpiceJet, the cash-strapped airline has cancelled over 1,800 flights across the country for the current month. The DGCA had asked the airline to stop taking bookings of more than a month in advance. Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju said, "We hope SpiceJet will fly out of...
  • Troubled SpiceJet cancels over 1,800 flights till December 31 December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Cash-strapped SpiceJet has cancelled over 1,800 flights across the country for December, in signs of mounting troubles for the budget airline. The air carrier, which is part of Kalanithi Maran-led Sun Group, has cancelled a total of 1,861 flights, a few to Kathmandu in Nepal and all others connecting...
  • DGCA raps SpiceJet for large scale flight cancellations December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation on Friday cracked the whip on SpiceJet and withdrew 186 of its slots and asked it to clear salary dues of all its employees in the next ten days. After reviewing the situation facing the no-frill carrier, DGCA chief Prabhat Kumar took...
  • 18 UP trains cancelled for over 45 days November 28, 2014

    Lucknow: Fog in many parts of Uttar Pradesh has forced the Indian Railways to cancel 18 trains from here, officials said Friday. The train services will remain suspended between December 31 and February 15. Janata Express, Allahabad-Haridwar Express, Kumbh Express, Lucknow-Barauni Express, Barauni Mail, Delhi-Sialdeah Express and Rajdhani Express are among...
  • Anticipating foggy conditions railways cancel 30 trains for January, February November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Apprehending foggy conditions in the winter season, railways has decided to cancel 30 trains, mostly north bound, for 47 days from December 31 this year. "Schedules of total 36 trains would be affected from December 31, 2014 to February 15, 2015. While 30 trains will remain cancelled, four will...
  • PM Modi's two-day trip to Varanasi postponed due to cyclone Hudhud October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: In the wake of cyclone Hudhud, Prime Minister Narendra Modi postponed his two-day trip to his constituency of Varanasi. His visit to Varanasi was scheduled for Tuesday and a new date will be announced later. Modi was briefed about the situation in Andhra Pradesh and...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: East Coast Railway cancels 35 trains, over 30 routes affected October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: With cyclone Hudhud fast approaching the Indian coast, Railways has cancelled certain trains and diverted the route of several others. Cyclone Hudhud is expected to make landfall on the coasts of Odisha and Bhubaneshwar on October 12. The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has cancelled as many as 35 trains...
  • China dismisses Dalai Lama's wish to visit Tibet October 8, 2014

    Beijing: China on Wednesday spurned the Dalai Lama's wish to visit Tibet, insisting that he should first genuinely give up his attempt to split the country and stop undertaking separatist activities to ensure his "personal future". "Our policy on the 14th Dalai Lama is consistent and clear. Instead of talking about...
  • Lufthansa cancels 110 flights due to pilots' partial strike September 11, 2014

    Berlin: German airline Lufthansa cancelled 110 European and domestic flights on Wednesday due to a new round of partial strikes by its pilots based in Munich, affecting around 13,500 passengers, the airline said. On Tuesday, the airline announced that its intercontinental flights would operate as planned, although delays could be expected. Early...
  • DGCA has for the first time acted in the right manner: Sudhakar Reddy July 29, 2014

    In an interview with CNNIBN, General Secretary of the Communist Party of India Sudhakar Reddy said that the DGCA had for the first time acted in the right manner. Delays, cancellations and other such issues should be dealt with seriously. He suggested that the government should convert guidelines into an...
  • Passengers stranded at Leh airport after flight cancellations July 3, 2014

    Leh: A large number of passengers stranded due to cancellation of flights owing to bad weather, on Thursday protested at the Leh airport. Flights of three major airlines one flight of Jet Airways, three of Go Air and two of Air India were cancelled on Wednesday, while one was cancelled...
  • Fate of students at stake as DU scraps 4year B Tech, BMS courses June 28, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Delhi University bowing to UGC directives and scrapping the FourYear Undergraduate Programme (FYUP), no more admissions will be taking place for the 4year B Tech and Bachelor in Management Sciences (BMS) courses. The university's Principals' Association on Saturday cancelled the B Tech and BMS courses. Fate...
  • CPMT entrance paper cancelled due to paper leak, postponed to July 20 June 22, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh Combined Premedical Test (UPCPMT), which was scheduled for Sunday, was cancelled after its paper was leaked in Ghaziabad, a senior official said. Principal Secretary Navneet Sehgal said that as the paper was leaked, the examination which was scheduled for 9 AM now stands cancelled. A fresh date for the...
  • Paul McCartney postpones Japanese gig due to illness May 18, 2014

    London: Former Beatles star Paul McCartney has been forced to postpone the first show of his Japanese tour after coming down with a virus.The 71yearold singer was due to kick off his minitour in the capital Tokyo on Saturday, but he has fallen sick and doctors advised him to cancel...
  • Sonia Gandhi cancelled Goa rally as she is sure of win: Congress April 8, 2014

    Congress president Sonia Gandhi cancelled her public meeting scheduled on Tuesday in Goa after she realised that the party is sure to win both the Lok Sabha seats in the state, a senior party leader claimed in Panaji on Tuesday. Gandhi was supposed to address a public meeting in North Goa...
  • LS polls: Rahul Gandhi cancels Mizoram visit March 19, 2014

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has cancelled his proposed visit to Aizawl on Wednesday in view of the ongoing Assembly session, party sources said. Thanglawra Ngurte, member of the state PCC Media Cell, said his visit was cancelled in view of the Assembly session which began on Tuesday. The Congress leader was...
  • Moily cancels events after poll announcement March 5, 2014

    Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily was on Wednesday forced to cancel three events in his home state of Karnataka after the model code of conduct came into force with the announcement of the Lok Sabha poll schedule. Moily was to inaugurate the nation's first strategic oil storage at Mangalore, which was...
  • Sony Xperia Z2 review: Noise-cancelling tech more promise than practical February 28, 2014

    Barcelona: I typically have headphones on when I'm home in New York, whether it's during a jog or a commute. I often crank the volume up, at the risk of hearing loss, so that I could hear my favourite podcasts over loud subways and honking cars. I was excited to see...
  • Deadly winter storm grips southeastern US, emergency declared February 13, 2014

    A deadly winter storm gripped the southeastern United States on Wednesday, crippling travel, grounding flights, knocking out power to 363,000 customers and encasing magnolia and palmetto trees in ice. The weather was blamed for at least 13 deaths in the region, including three people killed when an ambulance transporting a patient...
  • Another winter storm hits US, over 4,000 flights affected January 23, 2014

    Residents of the northeastern United States on Wednesday dug out from a deadly winter storm that dumped more than 15 inches of snow in some places, with frigid temperatures forcing school closings and extensive flight delays and cancellations. ...
  • Thick fog wraps Delhi, train, flight operations affected January 20, 2014

    A thick blanket of fog enveloped the national capital on Monday, affecting train and flight operations. The Met office has forecast a cloudy day ahead.The visibility dropped below 50 metres, said an official of the Met Department. However, the minimum temperature was recorded two notches above the season's average at 9...
  • A day after worst fog in 5 years, Delhi wakes up to a clearer morning January 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi woke up to a clearer day after it witnessed the season's worst fog in 5 years on Monday. Temperature though remain low across north India. Srinagar is below freezing at minus 3 degrees celsius and Delhi at 8 degrees. Fog was reported in some parts of Rajasthan,...
  • Around 1000 flights cancelled in US due to winter snow storm January 4, 2014

    Some 1,000 flights were cancelled at all three airports in the New York area on Friday morning due to a strong winter storm that has dumped several inches of snow in the region. By 5:30 pm on Friday afternoon, 559 flights scheduled to depart from and 452 flights heading for the...
  • Around 1000 flights cancelled in US due to winter snow storm January 4, 2014

    Some 1,000 flights were cancelled at all three airports in the New York area on Friday morning due to a strong winter storm that has dumped several inches of snow in the region. By 5:30 pm on Friday afternoon, 559 flights scheduled to depart from and 452 flights heading for the...