civil aviation

Why is minority UPA in hurry over FDI in retail: Trinamool


September 21st, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Friday called it "unethical" on the part of the minority United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government to notify FDI in retail, and wondered why ... Read more...

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Nationwide shutdown evokes mixed response as government notifies FDI (Intro Roundup)


September 20th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) On a day when parts of India shut down in response to an opposition-sponsored strike against economic reforms, a determined government Thursday night announced it ... Read more...

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DGCA challenges Delhi HC order in Global Vectra case


September 19th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Wednesday challenged in the Delhi High Court its earlier order holding in abeyance the aviation regulator's decision to ... Read more...

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AAI relaxes deadline for Patna airport till Oct 31


September 18th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 18 (IANS) In a big relief to the Bihar government, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has allowed operations of large aircraft such as Airbus 320 and Boeing ... Read more...

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President rues no Indian varsity in world’s top 200 (Lead)


September 17th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kharagpur (West Bengal), Sep 15 (IANS) Expressing concern that no Indian university featured among the top 200 global institutions, President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday urged the country's premier educational institutes to ... Read more...

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Aviation stocks rally on CCEA meet clearing FDI in airlines


September 14th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Aviation stocks rallied Friday as the cabinet committee on economic affairs (CCEA) is set to take up a proposal to allowing foreign airlines ... 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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SC dismisses plea on Delhi, Mumbai airports


September 10th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday dismissed a plea seeking the cancellation of the Airports Authority of India's agreement with private operators handling operations and development of ... Read more...

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Declare jet fuel a notified product to bring down prices: Ajit Singh


September 10th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Monday said he has urged the petroleum ministry to put aviation turbine fuel (ATF) on the notified product list ... 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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Asaram Bapu survives chopper crash, probe ordered


August 29th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad/New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Spiritual leader Asaram Bapu and four others had a providential escape Wednesday when a private helicopter he was flying in crash-landed in Godhra in Gujarat, ... Read more...

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Air India yet to decide on direct ATF import: Ajit Singh


August 28th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Air India has not yet decided about importing Air Turbine Fuel (ATF) directly, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said Tuesday. The minister said this in ... Read more...

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Patnaik goes, Mumbai gets new police chief (Roundup)


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Mumbai's no-nonsense Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik was Thursday shunted out with a promotion, after coming under flak for the Aug 11 violence at a Muslim ... Read more...

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Expert team to submit report on Posco by October


August 23rd, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 22 (IANS) An expert team reviewing the environmental impact assessment of Posco's proposed $12 billion steel plant in Odisha will submit its report by October, the team said ... Read more...

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Cuba sends former top officials to jail for corruption


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 22 (IANS/EFE) Three former deputy industry ministers were among 13 people sentenced to prison for "offenses associated with corruption", Cuban daily Granma said Tuesday.The defendants were convicted by ... Read more...

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MoEF expert team visits Posco plant site in Odisha


August 21st, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 21 (IANS) A four-member expert team deputed by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) Tuesday visited the site of South Korean steel major Posco's proposed steel plant ... Read more...

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31 killed in Sudanese plane crash


August 19th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Khartoum, Aug 19 (IANS) A total of 31 passengers were killed Sunday when a Sudanese civil plane carrying a ministerial delegation crashed in the country's South Kordofan state, Xinhua reported.The ... Read more...

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Five killed in Turkey chopper crash


August 10th, 2012 - 2:16 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 10 (IANS) At least five people, including three Russians, were killed in a helicopter crash in Turkey Thursday, according to Russian Federal Air Transport Agency Rosaviatsia.The Kamov Ka-32 ... Read more...

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UP approves bid documents for Agra airport


August 8th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 7 (IANS) Taking a step towards the construction of an international airport at Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, the Uttar Pradesh government Tuesday approved the bid documents, ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves delivery of 27 B-787 aircraft to Air India


August 3rd, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs Friday approved a Ministry of Civil Aviation proposal allowing Air India to take delivery of 27 B-787 aircraft ... Read more...

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PM resolves major land transfer bottleneck


August 2nd, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) In a move Thursday to ensure that infrastructure projects are not held up by procedural delays, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh approved relaxations in the ... Read more...

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Mizoram to launch copter service in remote areas


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Aug 2 (IANS) As an independence day gift, people of mountainous Mizoram will get helicopter services from Aug 14, officials said here Thursday.Wing Commander (retd) Lalzawma, officer-on-special duty (OSD) ... Read more...

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Haryana offers land for cargo airport


July 29th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 29 (IANS) The Haryana government has offered nearly 2,770 acres of land to the central government to set up a Greenfield cargo airport, an official said Sunday.Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Air India turbulence injures passengers, probe ordered (Lead)


July 26th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) India's aviation regulator has ordered a probe after several people on an Air India Delhi-Shanghai flight were injured in air turbulence and the commander declined to ... Read more...

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Srivastava named civil aviation secretary


July 26th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) K.N. Srivastava, a 1978-batch officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) will take over as the new civil aviation secretary at the end of ... Read more...

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Air India flight turbulence leaves passengers injured, probe ordered


July 26th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) India's aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation has ordered a probe after several passengers and crew of an Air India New Delhi-Shanghai flight were ... Read more...

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Air India to seek compensation for Dreamliner delay


July 25th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) A ministerial panel headed by Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday approved the compensation demand made by Air India from US planemaker Boeing for delay ... Read more...

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Air passenger traffic falls for second straight month


July 18th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Domestic air passenger traffic in June recorded a substantial fall of 3.84 percent at 51.08 lakh from 53.12 lakh in the corresponding month of 2011, ... 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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CII echoes Obama, calls for easing FDI norms


July 17th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Tuesday urged the government to urgently announce confidence-building reforms like opening up multi-brand retail trade that would send ... Read more...

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DGCA chief’s removal not linked to Kingfisher troubles: Ajit Singh


July 17th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 16 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh asserted Monday that removal of E. K. Bharat Bhushan as director general of civil aviation (DGCA) was a "simple administrative decision" ... Read more...

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Air India forms committee for reinstating sacked pilots


July 12th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) National carrier Air India Thursday formed a three-member committee to look into the issue of reinstating 101 sacked pilots."We have formed a three-member committee which ... Read more...

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Air India pilots officially call off strike (Lead)


July 4th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The 59-day strike by Air India pilots ended Wednesday, a day after the aviators assured the Delhi High Court that they would call off their ... Read more...

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Air India pilots officially call off strike


July 4th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The 59-day strike by Air India pilots ended Wednesday, a day after the aviators assured the Delhi High Court that they would call off their ... Read more...

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Karnataka opposes shifting air show out of Bangalore


July 4th, 2012 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 3 (IANS) The Karnataka government has opposed shifting the biennial mega air show Aero India hosted at the Indian Air Force (IAF) base on Bangalore's outskirts out of ... Read more...

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