Pilots

  • Skylens: New smart goggles to let pilots see through fog 5 hours 32 minutes ago

    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...
  • We will review poll debacle in Rajasthan: Gurudas Kamat May 29, 2014

    After suffering a complete rout in Rajasthan in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls, Congress on Thursday said it will review its debacle by holding meetings of the state party functionaries of each district and block committees here for the next two days. AICC General Secretary and state party in-charge Gurudas...
  • Many offsprings of political leaders get a thumbs down in elections May 18, 2014

    This year's Lok Sabha elections saw many of the sons and daughters of Congress leaders failing to retain their family strongholds as party's tally dipped to a historic low of 44 seats out of 543. Prominent among those who lost the elections are Sachin Pilot, Karti Chidambaram, Sandeep Dikshit, Milind Deora,...
  • Rajasthan ready for counting of votes, 320 candidates await results May 15, 2014

    Jaipur: Preparations for the vote counting of Lok Sabha elections have been completed in Rajasthan where the counting is to start at 8 AM amid tight security on Friday. Polling in 25 parliamentary constituencies of the state took place in two phases on April 17 and 24 in which 63 per...
  • 2014 Lok Sabha elections: Key contests in Rajasthan May 15, 2014

    In Rajasthan caste is the most deciding factor when it comes to choosing a candidate. Seen as one of the most keenly contested in the recent history, 2014 is a role reversal for the two main parties – BJP and Congress - in terms of both seats and vote share...
  • Ajmer LS Independent candidate Narayandas Sindhi passes away May 5, 2014

    Independent candidate Narayandas Sindhi, who was in fray for Lok Sabha polls from Ajmer constituency died here on Monday due to heart attack. He was 65. Sindhi had contested many Assembly and Lok Sabha polls in Ajmer in the past, the DPIR sources said. He was also the owner and editor...
  • Vadra is owner of Rs 400 cr company because he is Sonia’s son-in-law: Raje April 21, 2014

    Ahead of Lok Sabha elections, Rajasthan Chief Minister and BJP leader Vasundhara Raje addressed four election rallies in the state on Monday. The rallies were conducted at Laxman Bazar in Bharatpur, Dholpur, Uniara. Raje was accompained by BJP candidate Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria who began the address and asked support for the...
  • PCC chief Sachin Pilot to address rally in Bharatpur today April 20, 2014

    PCC chief Sachin Pilot will address a rally in Bharatpur on Sunday that will go to polls on April 24. First phase of polling in 20 Lok Sabha constituencies in Rajasthan on April 17 ended with an average of 63.25% of 3.48 crore electors casting their votes, the Election Commission said. Ganganagar...
  • LS polls: 20 Rajasthan seats record 63.25 per cent voter turnout in first phase April 17, 2014

    58.70 per cent voters in Rajasthan's 20 Lok Sabha constituencies casted their ballots on Thursday, with people turning up early at the polling booths before the sun began to beat down on them. The polling was majorly peaceful and brisk polling was witnessed in Rajasthan with Barmer recording 65.66 per cent voter turnout,...
  • Jaswant Singh, Sachin Pilot seek re-election from Rajasthan April 17, 2014

    Union Minister Sachin Pilot and veteran leader Jaswant Singh are amongst the MPs seeking re-election from Rajasthan in phase 5 of Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Lok Sabha elections phase V: The key candidates in the fray April 17, 2014

    The fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections is seeing many big names in the fray. While the fate of Union Ministers including Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sushil Kumar Shinde and Sachin Pilot will be sealed in the biggest phase on Thursday, there are also big names like Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani,...