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Terrorist wanted for Kandahar hijacking arrested


September 13th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 13 (IANS) Mehraj-ud-din Dand, a terrorist wanted for his involvement in the hijacking of flight IC-814 flight to Kandahar and other terror attacks, has been arrested by ... Read more...

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Government amends procedures for construction around airports


September 7th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The government Friday amended the byelaws regulating building activities around airports, saying the changes simplified procedures for obtaining a no-objection certificates for construction."Changes will bring ... Read more...

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Lufthansa to cancel 1,200 flights Friday


September 7th, 2012 - 8:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Germany's largest air carrier Lufthansa has cancelled 1,200 flights planned for Friday, when its flights attendants are staging a walkout, The Local news portal reported.The ... Read more...

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Lufthansa strike cancels 300 flights


September 5th, 2012 - 4:16 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Germany's largest air carrier Lufthansa had to cancel about 300 flights Tuesday as its flight attendants went on strike in the country's major airports, the ... Read more...

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Moscow airport cops suspected of extortion


August 29th, 2012 - 8:39 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Three criminal cases have been launched against transport police officers suspected of extorting money from passengers at Moscow airports, an official said."We are investigating circumstances ... Read more...

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24-hour custom clearance at eight airports, ports


August 7th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Customs clearance facilities will be provided at eight airports and seaports round-the-clock from Aug 25 to facilitate international trade, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said ... Read more...

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Grid failure for 300 million people across India


July 30th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Delhi, July 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Monday morning was not good for about 300 million people across India. Airports, railway stations, hospitals and metro stations were al thrown off balance because of ... Read more...

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Chandy to take up AI Express HQ shifting with ministry


July 23rd, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 23 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday rapped Air India for ignoring the "genuine needs" of the state and said he would take this up with the ... Read more...

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Air links for smaller cities, towns on anvil: Ajit Singh


July 17th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 17 (IANS) Smaller cities and towns across India, including in the northeast region would have air connectivity and new airports, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said Tuesday."A new ... Read more...

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Japanese offer to develop Uttar Pradesh infrastructure


July 5th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 5 (IANS) A delegation of Japanese businessmen met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Thursday and expressed interest in working with the state in infrastructure areas such as ... Read more...

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Iris scans to ensure smooth sailing at airports


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) Iris scans and fingerprint scanners will ensure smooth sailing for passengers at airports, right through the car park to boarding the plane, without their having to ... Read more...

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Ukrainian opposition to probe Euro 2012 funding


June 8th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Ukrainian opposition will launch an investigation into possible misappropriation of state budget funds during the preparation for the Euro 2012 football tournament.Ukrainian parliament vice-speaker ... Read more...

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Kardashian upset over missing sunglasses


May 31st, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 31 (IANS) Socialite Kim Kardashian alleges that British Airways staff stole her pair of sunglasses when she was returning from the 65th Cannes International Film Festival.Kardashian used ... Read more...

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Planning Commission to aid ministry for new airports


May 29th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The civil aviation ministry will work out modalities of developing new airports under public private partnership (PPP) in consultation with the Planning Commission.This was decided ... Read more...

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Lookout notices for eight suspects in ex-CPI-M leader’s murder


May 11th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, May 11 (IANS) A special team investigating the murder of former Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader T.P. Chandrasekharan has issued a "lookout circular" for eight suspects, police said ... Read more...

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Air India pilots’ strike affects Kozhikode flights


May 10th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, May 10 (IANS) The Air India pilots' strike, which ran into its third day Thursday, partially hit operations at Kozhikode but flights at two other Kerala airports remained unaffected.An ... Read more...

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Kite disrupts landings at China airport


May 5th, 2012 - 9:52 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 5 (IANS) A total of 23 flights to northeast China's Dalian had to be diverted to other airports after a kite was noticed hovering over the city airport.The ... Read more...

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US Sikh group’s mobile app to combat racial profiling


April 30th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) The Sikh Coalition, a US based community group, has launched FlyRights, an innovative mobile application that allows users to report instances of airport profiling in real ... Read more...

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Pakistani held for aircraft hijack threat


April 27th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Police Friday detained a passenger who threatened to hijack an aircraft on a domestic flight, a media report said.After the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK ... Read more...

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Can’t interfere in AERA decisions: Ajit Singh


April 26th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Thursday justified the hikedcharges at the Delhi airport, saying they are needed as these had not been raised for the ... Read more...

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Aamir never detained abroad, but Irrfan has been stopped


April 13th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Irrfan Khan, who shares a surname with Shah Rukh, has also been stopped at airports abroad for sudden checks, while Aamir Khan says he has ... Read more...

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CBI issues notice against Vectra chief


April 1st, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The CBI has issued a "look out notice" to prevent NRI businessman Ravi Rishi, owner of Britain-based Vectra group, from leaving the country, a CBI ... Read more...

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Dubai Airports reduce 72,000 tonnes CO2 emissions


March 28th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 28 (IANS/WAM) Conservation efforts by the Dubai Airports have helped reduce Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions by 72,793 tonnes.Apart from environmental dividends, the Dubai Airports' efforts have also yielded ... Read more...

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200 flights hit as fog covers Beijing


March 17th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 17 (IANS) Nearly 200 flights were cancelled as a thick blanket of fog enveloped Beijing Saturday.Fog impacted the north China region, including Beijing and Tianjin, grounding a number ... Read more...

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Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor making progress: Mukherjee


March 16th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday informed the Lok Sabha that the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) is making significant progress."The DMIC is being developed on ... Read more...

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Railways to set up firm to develop, maintain stations


March 14th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The responsibility of developing and maintaining thousands of railway stations across the country will be entrusted to a new company under the public private partnership ... Read more...

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Cow farm poses threat to Russian airport


March 6th, 2012 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Transport authorities of Russia's Siberian Tomsk region have filed a lawsuit demanding closure of a cow farm, saying it poses a threat to a nearby ... Read more...

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Beijing to build world’s busiest airport


February 26th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 26 (IANS) The Chinese capital will this year begin construction of an airport that will become the world's busiest, a media report said.According to China Daily, the yet-to-be-named ... Read more...

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Patna airport No.1 in passenger traffic growth


February 23rd, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 23 (IANS) For the second straight year, Patna airport has emerged No.1 among 46 airports in the country in terms of growth of domestic aircraft movement and number ... Read more...

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Top official dead, minister hurt in Congo plane crash


February 12th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kinshasa, Feb 12 (IANS) An adviser to the Democratic Republic of Congo's president was killed and the finance minister injured in a plane crash Sunday, Xinhua reported.Finance Minister Matata Ponyo ... Read more...

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Maps now tell Britons how safe their area is


January 31st, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 31 (IANS) The British home office has now launched a new series of maps that would inform people about the safety of their neighbourhood and how many crimes ... Read more...

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Italian cruise tragedy: 17 Indians return, others on way


January 19th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Seventeen of over 200 Indians rescued from the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia, which hit a rock and sank off the coast of Italy last ... Read more...

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200 Indians passengers of capsized Italian liner returning


January 19th, 2012 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The 200 Indians, who were rescued from the Italian cruise ship, Costa Concordia, which had hit a rock and sank off the coast of Italy ... Read more...

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China to add 14,000 flights for festival rush


January 9th, 2012 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 9 (IANS) China's civil aviation regulator has asked domestic airlines to add 14,000 flights to meet massive passenger flow during the 40-day spring festival season that began Sunday.Passengers ... Read more...

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China improves flight punctuality


December 27th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 27 (IANS) Flight punctuality has been improving in China this year from a year ago despite the rapid increase of flights, a senior official said.From January to November, ... Read more...

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