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  • No factionalism in Congress, says Sachin Pilot August 17, 2014

    The Congress, which suffered one of its worst defeats in both the assembly and Lok Sabha polls, is now trying to regroup itself to fight the local bodies polls, with newly-appointed Rajasthan state party chief Sachin Pilot downplaying reports of factionalism. "There is no factionalism. There can be differences of opinion,...
  • Mid air scare: Pilots admit to taking naps while on duty August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: As the news of Jet Airways aircraft flying from Mumbai to Brussels dropping to 5,000 feet due to the apparent callousness of the pilots surfaced, officials have admitted of instances when both the pilot and the co pilot have left the cockpit when the plane has been mid-air. "I...
  • Congress to launch membership campaign from August 20 August 14, 2014

    To revive enthusiasm of party workers and leaders, Rajasthan Congress will start a membership campaign on August 20, the birth anniversary of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. The campaign will be launched on August 20 at the district-level first, then it will go to village and tehsil levels later in the...
  • DGCA suspends 2 Jet pilots for sleeping, being inattentive while plane dropped 5,000 feet August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has suspended the two pilots who were not attentive as a Jet Airways flight's altitude dropped last Friday. The Jet Airways aircraft flying from Mumbai to Brussels last Friday suddenly dropped 5,000 feet in the Ankara airspace over Turkey. Jet is also conducting...
  • Mumbai-Brussels plane's altitude drops as pilot sleeps, co-pilot says she was busy on her tablet August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In an alarming incident, a Jet Airways aircraft flying from Mumbai to Brussels last Friday suddenly dropped 5,000 feet in the Ankara airspace over Turkey. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has summoned both pilots over the incident. At the time of the incident, the commander of the flight...
  • DGCA issues notices to 22 Indigo pilots for not serving 6 months notice period August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has issued a showcause notice to 22 Indigo pilots. The notice has been issued after the regulator asked all Indian airlines to submit a list of pilots who have left the airline without serving a mandatory notice period of six months. The DGCA...
  • Mizoram Governor Kamla Beniwal removed due to political vendetta: Sachin Pilot August 7, 2014

    Condemning the sacking of Mizoram Governor Kamla Beniwal, Rajasthan Congress said her removal is "unconstitutional" and has been done due to "political vendetta". In a statement issued here, Rajasthan PCC president Sachin Pilot said Beniwal has a special image in Indian politics as a former Cabinet minister and Deputy Chief Minister...
  • Congress to relaunch membership drive from August 14 August 6, 2014

    Rajasthan Congress will relaunch its membership drive from August 14 in its effort to associate maximum number of people with the party in the state. "The membership drive will be restarted. Details of new members joining the party would be collected from all the parts of the state," PCC President Sachin Pilot said...
  • Crime against women has risen in BJP rule: Sachin Pilot August 5, 2014

    Expressing concerns over "rising" crime rate in Rajasthan, senior Congress leader Sachin Pilot today said there has been an increase in the cases of crime against women during the BJP rule. A recently-released report of Rajasthan Crime Records Bureau has pointed out towards the rise in crime rate and a Jaipur...
  • NDA government issues notices to 16 former UPA ministers for overstaying in bungalows July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Eviction notices have been served to 16 former ministers of the UPA government who have been staying unauthorised in government bungalows for over a month now. Notices have been sent to Kapil Sibal and Farooq Abdullah. Ajit Singh and Sachin Pilot have also been served eviction notices. Urban Development...
  • Skylens: New smart goggles to let pilots see through fog July 26, 2014

    London: In some good news for pilots who often face adverse weather conditions such as fog, torrential rain and dust storms, new smart goggles have been developed that can help them in smooth landing and take off. The goggles known as Skylens have been created by an Israeli company and can...
  • Electric bus pilot project to be launched in Gujarat July 14, 2014

    Gandhinagar: As part of efforts to ensure a cleaner and greener environment, the Gujarat government will soon introduce a pilot project to run 'electric-buses' for public transport between state capital Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad. Moving ahead, the state-run Gujarat Power Corporation Limited (GPCL) has invited expression of interest from the potential companies...
  • AI Express passengers stranded at Mumbai airport for want of pilots July 13, 2014

    Mumbai: As many as 69 passengers of a Doha-bound Air India Express flight from Mumbai were stranded because of non-availability of pilots to operate the aircraft, a passenger said. Air India Express flight IX 243 was scheduled to take off for Doha at 3.55 pm on Saturday. However, it was...
  • Congress holds protest in Jaipur over inflation July 9, 2014

    Rajasthan Congress on Tuesday held a protest in Jaipur, accusing BJP of "betraying" people by failing to take measures to curb inflation and not providing them relief after coming to power both at Centre and the state. Addressing party workers in a dharna outside the collectorate in Jaipur, PCC chief Sachin...
  • Congress holds protest over inflation, accuses BJP of betraying people July 9, 2014

    Rajasthan Congress on Wednesday held a protest in Jaipur, accusing BJP of "betraying" people by failing to take measures to curb inflation and not providing them relief after coming to power both at Centre and the state. Addressing party workers in a dharna outside the collectorate, PCC chief Sachin Pilot said that...
  • Nearly 100 pilots found drunk in pre-flight tests since 2011 July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Almost 100 pilots have been punished for being drunk ahead of flights between 2011 and June 30 this year, though there has been a declining trend of alcoholism among the cockpit crew, Rajya Sabha was told on Tuesday. From 2011 till June 30 this year, a total of 97...
  • BJP attacks Pilot for 'misguiding' people over MGNREGA July 6, 2014

    Rajasthan BJP slammed state Congress chief Sachin Pilot alleging that he was trying to impress his party high command by making baseless statements against Chief Minister Vausandhra Raje, whom he had criticised a day before for "seeking" to repeal MGNREGA. State BJP president Ashok Parnami alleged that the Congress leader was...
  • Sachin Pilot accuses Modi of 'double-speak' July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of double-speak on the issue of food inflation and price rise, the Congress on Sunday said the PM and the party spoke in a different voice when they were in opposition. Underlining that this is a government which has come in with a clear...
  • Air India management to meet pilots for unions' integration, salaries July 6, 2014

    Mumbai: National carrier Air India has called a meeting of its two pilot unions in New Delhi on Monday to discuss various issues, including integration of the unions and salaries, sources said on Sunday. The meeting assumes significance as it comes days before Air India formally gets inducted as the...
  • Pilot locks co-pilot out of the cockpit mid air on Air New Zealand flight July 6, 2014

    Wellington: Air New Zealand has stood down two pilots after a mid-air drama in which the airline said the first officer was locked out of the cockpit during a trans-Tasman flight. The incident on a Perth-Auckland flight on May 21 followed "some tension" between the pair, after the flight's departure...
  • CBI arrests 13 candidates for Railway exam paper leak June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI sleuths on Sunday arrested 13 candidates for the Assistant Railway Loco Pilot Examination even as it claimed to have busted a gang allegedly involved in leaking the question paper for the test. According to a CBI spokesperson, an FIR has been registered for criminal conspiracy and cheating under...
  • Prince William lands part-time job as an air ambulance pilot June 22, 2014

    London: Britain's Prince William is to take on a part-time job as an air ambulance pilot and he is likely to live in a mansion on the Queen's Sandringham Estate in Norfolk rather than his London home. An announcement about his new 40,000 pounds-a-year career will be made within days ending...
  • Three pilot projects to be introduced in Uttarakhand June 20, 2014

    Three pilot projects will be introduced in Uttarakhand to develop market driven service delivery system in the state. The decision was taken at a meeting held with the member of Competition Commission of India Anura Goyal, an official release said in Dehradun on Thursday. A steering committee under Chief Secretary Subhash...
  • Congress observers in Rajasthan to hold divisional meetings from Tuesday June 17, 2014

    To revive Congress in Rajasthan and chalk out plan for the civic bodies poll due later this year, observers appointed by AICC will hold divisional meetings from June 17 to 30. PCC president Sachin Pilot has already directed the district presidents of the party to co-operate with the observers in holding...
  • FIR against Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot in ambulance scam June 11, 2014

    Rajasthan police on Tuesday filed an FIR naming former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, former Union Minister Sachin Pilot and several others over allegations of financial irregularities to the tune of Rs.2.56 crores in operating '108' ambulance service during the previous Congress regime. Former state health minister A A Khan, Karti Chidambaram,...
  • Sachin Pilot condemns minor's rape, alleges Raje govt trying to suppress the incident June 4, 2014

    Congress on Tuesday accused Rajasthan government of trying to suppress the Bakani rape case where a minor girl was allegedly gangraped and murdered in a village of Jhalawar district. Condemning the incident, state Congress president Sachin Pilot said the police had not helped when the girl's family went to file a...
  • Constable suspended for dereliction of duty in rape case June 3, 2014

    A police constable has been suspended for alleged dereliction of duty in searching a missing minor girl who was allegedly later gangraped and murdered in Jhalawar district even as Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje asked the state police to accord top priority to rape-related case. Family members of the girl, who went...
  • There has been alarming rise in crime against women in the state: Sachin Pilot June 2, 2014

    Former Union minister Sachin Pilot on Sunday said crime against women and incidents of rape have been rising alarmingly in the state since the Vasundhara Raje-led BJP government took charge around five months ago. While commenting on the recent rape and murder of two girls in Uttar Pradesh's Badaun, Rajasthan Pradesh...
  • Congress to review LS poll debacle in Rajasthan May 31, 2014

    After suffering a complete rout in Rajasthan in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls, Congress on Friday said it will review its debacle by holding meetings of the state party functionaries of each district and block committees in Jaipur for the next two days. AICC General Secretary and state party in-charge...
  • Pilots may soon use thoughts to control airplanes May 30, 2014

    Berlin: Pilots of the future may be able to control their aircraft by merely thinking commands, scientists say. Researchers at the Technische Universitat Munchen (TUM) in Germany have demonstrated the feasibility of flying via brain control - with astonishing accuracy. Scientists led by Professor Florian Holzapfel at the Institute for Flight System...