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SC notice on plea for probing Air India’s ‘unnecessary plane purchases’ (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government and Air India on a petition seeking a CBI probe into the "unnecessary" purchase of ... Read more...

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Thirty-six teams in fray for hockey nationals


September 21st, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 21 (IANS) In all 36 teams, including defending champions Haryana, have confirmed their participation in the second men's senior National hockey championship commencing here Sunday under the aegis ... Read more...

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SC asks Air India to probe ‘unnecessary purchase’ of aircraft


September 21st, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government and Air India on a petition seeking probe into the "unnecessary" purchase of 111 aircraft ... Read more...

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Md Sporting beat Air India


September 20th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, Sep 20 (IANS) Mohammedan Sporting continued from where it had left in the qualifiers to down Durand Cup champions Air India by a lone goal in a Group B ... Read more...

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Nivedita Bhasin becomes first woman B-787 Dreamliner pilot


September 20th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Senior Air India pilot Capt Nivedita Bhasin has become the first woman to command the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner which landed in New Delhi Wednesday, an ... Read more...

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Traders down shutters in Maharashtra


September 20th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) The trading community downed shutters of shops and commercial establishments Thursday, but Mumbai suburban trains, BEST buses, public transport and flights operated normally during the opposition-sponsored ... Read more...

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Air India gets second Dreamliner, plans to start new routes


September 19th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Air India Wednesday received its second Boeing 787 Dreamliner as it firmed up plans to open new international routes using the aircraft to destinations in ... Read more...

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46 years hence, a miracle homecoming for Indian diplomatic bag


September 18th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) It's a miracle homecoming. An Indian diplomatic bag containing Indian newspapers, magazines and mails has managed to journey back home 46 years after braving ice ... Read more...

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Air passenger traffic falls for fourth straight month


September 18th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Domestic air passenger traffic fell 3.70 percent for the fourth straight month in August, which stood at 43.69 lakh from 45.37 lakh travellers in July, ... Read more...

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Air India pilots send legal notice to management


September 17th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Labour trouble is brewing again for Air India as a pilots' union has sent a legal notice to the national carrier for implementing new flight ... Read more...

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Air Kerala will start with flights to Middle East: Chandy


September 14th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 14 (IANS) Air Kerala, the state government's proposed airline, would start operations with five leased aircraft flying to the Middle East, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said here ... Read more...

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MCC-Murugappa Hockey: BPCL, Air India enter semis


September 14th, 2012 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 13 (IANS) Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) and Air India completed the semi-final line-up in the 87th All-India MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup hockey tournament in contrasting styles here Thursday.BPCL ... Read more...

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Chandy seeks waiver for quick launch of Air Kerala


September 13th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 13 (IANS) The first meeting of the newly-constituted board of directors of Air Kerala will be held here Friday, said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy while discussing the ... Read more...

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ONGC storm into semis


September 12th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 12 (IANS) Holders ONGC booked their berth in the semi-finals of the 87th MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup All-India hockey tournament, defeating BPCL 5-2 in their concluding Group A league ... Read more...

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Air India’s Dreamliner to be in service from Sep 19


September 12th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) National carrier Air India Wednesday said it plans to deploy its newly-acquired Boeing 787 Dreamliner in service from Sep 19, with the first commercial flight ... Read more...

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Air India makes cash surplus, hopes for a turnaround


September 12th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Air India Wednesday reported a cash surplus of Rs.48 crore during April-July 2012, reducing the net losses of the financially-stressed airline.The national carrier had a ... Read more...

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After 4 years, fly Srinagar-Jeddah this Haj


September 12th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 12 (IANS) After a gap of four years, Haj pilgrims will be able to take direct Air India flights from here to Jeddah this year.Jammu and Kashmir Chief ... Read more...

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Government asks Air India to follow duty time limitations


September 11th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) To improve staff utilisation of the national carrier, the government Tuesday directed Air India to immediately implement the flight duty time limitations (FDTL) for pilots ... Read more...

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MCC-Murgappa Hockey: Amir Khan’s hat-trick sees BPCL drub IOB


September 8th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 8 (IANS) Amir Khan notched a hat-trick to star in BPCL's 4-0 win over Indian Overseas Bank in a Group A fixture for their second successive success in ... Read more...

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Air India’s first Dreamliner arrives after 4-year wait


September 8th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Amidst much fanfare, Air India's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrived in the national capital Saturday, ending a four-year wait.Air India is the fifth airline to ... Read more...

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God’s own country to get own airline


September 8th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 8 (IANS) Given the large number of Keralites who would offer it patronage, and given also the large number of them regularly fleeced by airlines, it is surprising ... Read more...

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First Dreamliner aircraft delivered to Air India in the US


September 6th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Flag carrier Air India Thursday took charge of the first of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft at Charleston in South Carolina in the US, ahead ... Read more...

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Air India rout Railways


September 6th, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sept 6 (IANS) Air India trounced Indian Railways 4-0 with goals by V.S. Vinaya, Shivendra Singh, Joga Singh and Vikas Pillay in a Group B match of the 87th ... Read more...

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BPCL to set up refuelling facility at Shillong airport


September 5th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 5 (IANS) Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) wants to set up a refuelling facility at Shillong airport, says Meghalaya Transport Minister Abu Taher Mondal.Formerly known as Umroi airport, ... Read more...

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Ten teams for Murugappa hockey


September 5th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 5 (IANS) Ten teams, including holders ONGC, will take part in the 87th All-India MCC Murugappa Gold Cup hockey tournament commencing here Thursday.According to organising secretary Sanjay Gulvady, ... Read more...

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Pilots’ wage parity process has started, court told


September 4th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Air India Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that the process has started of implementing the recommendations of a panel to ensure career progression and ... Read more...

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Air India’s new MRO coming up in Nagpur


September 4th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Air India's maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Nagpur will be completed by the year-end and will become operational by the second quarter of ... Read more...

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Private airlines not keen to operate in northeast: NEC


September 4th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 3 (IANS) The North Eastern Council (NEC) is not finding a suitable airline company to operate in the northeastern states, an official of the regional planning body said ... Read more...

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Air India stops ferrying animals for labs


September 1st, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) After protests by rights activists, Air India has stopped ferrying animals like rabbits, cats and dogs for laboratory tests, where they are experimented upon and finally ... Read more...

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PM says “proper atmosphere” needed for Pakistan visit


August 31st, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Aug 31 (IANS) A day after he met Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari in Tehran, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday he said was keen ... Read more...

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Warrants against five in 1981 plane hijacking


August 31st, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) A court here has issued non-bailable warrants against five Sikh militants involved in a 1981 Air India plane hijack, and said they would face a ... Read more...

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Not quitting, BJP negating democracy: PM (Roundup)


August 31st, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Aug 31 (IANS) A combative Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday asserted he was here to stay and attacked the BJP for its "diversionary tactics" ... Read more...

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Dodsal FC enters Durand Cup final


August 31st, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Dodsal FC, Mumbai's newest professional football club, entered the final of the Durand Cup Friday.Dodsal FC effortlessly beat most established football clubs of India on ... Read more...

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Federation Cup: Pune FC placed in tough draw


August 31st, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Pune FC has been clubbed with Salgaocar SC, Prayag United SC and United Sikkim SC in Group D of the 34rd Federation Cup that begins ... Read more...

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Hope Rahul takes greater role in government: PM (Lead)


August 31st, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, Aug 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday expressed the hope that Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will take a greater role in government."I ... Read more...

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