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Private spacecraft to make second supply run to ISS


August 24th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US private company SpaceX will launch its Dragon space freighter on a next resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in October.It will be ... Read more...

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Helicopter service to be launched in Ghaziabad


July 6th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, July 6 (IANS) Officials of Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited, one of India's leading companies offering helicopter services, Friday visited two sites shortlisted for the setting up of helipads to ... Read more...

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No-fly zone imposed over Beijing


March 1st, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) Small aircraft will be banned from flying over the Chinese capital for the next two weeks when parliament and the country's top political advisory body meet.Planes, ... Read more...

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Chinese plane flies on biofuel


October 28th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 28 (IANS) Air China Friday conducted the first trial flight of a passenger plane powered by a mix of biofuel and traditional aviation fuel.The Boeing 747 landed safely ... Read more...

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SpiceJet links Thiruvananthapuram to Hyderabad, Chennai


October 7th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 7 (IANS) SpiceJet has started commercial flights connecting this Kerala capital city to Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh and Chennai in Tamil Nadu with its brand new fleet ... Read more...

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F-16 jets shadow Denver plane which had a ‘Kissing Couple’ onboard


September 13th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Sept 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Two F-16 fighter jets shadowed a commercial flight after they received report that two passengers have locked themselves for “an extraordinarily long time” in the lavatory. It ... Read more...

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Orissa flouted rules in hiring choppers: Anti-graft group


September 5th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 5 (IANS) The hiring of choppers for Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and other ministers a number of times during the past six years was done in violation ... Read more...

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US to give $30 mn to upgrade Kyrgyz air control system


August 7th, 2011 - 9:02 am ICT by IANS
Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Aug 7 (IANS) The US Congress has approved a fund of $30 million to help upgrade Kyrgyzstan's air traffic management system, the American embassy here said.The new system ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka to operate flights to former rebel stronghold


July 21st, 2011 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 21 (IANS) Sri Lanka is set to launch commercial flights to Kilinochchi, a former stronghold of the vanquished Tamil Tiger rebels in the northern part of the country, ... Read more...

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Munde now plans to go on Maharashtra tour


June 23rd, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) A day after committing to remain in the party, Bharatiya Janata Party's senior leader Gopinath Munde Thursday announced plans to undertake a tour of ... Read more...

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Flight ban over Fukushima nuclear plant


March 15th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 15 (IANS) Japan Tuesday banned flights within a 30-km range of the Fukushima nuclear plant amid radiation fears due to a series of explosions at the facility, Xinhua ... Read more...

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4901 Pak nationals back from strife-torn Libya so far: Foreign Office


March 15th, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 15(ANI): 4901 Pakistani nationals have returned from strife-torn Libya to the country, the Foreign Office has said.103 Pakistanis arrived from Cairo and six from Algeria on board commercial flights on ... Read more...

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India asks citizens in Yemen to take commercial flights home


March 12th, 2011 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Amid growing unrest in West Asian countries, India Friday asked its nationals to leave Yemen by commercial means and advised its citizens to avoid non-essential ... Read more...

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9,200 Indians rescued from Libya, thousands still left


March 5th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) With six more flights bringing in stranded Indians from Libya, India said Saturday that over 9,200 people had been evacuated from the strife-torn country. But ... Read more...

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Operation ‘Safe Homecoming’ picking up speed: MEA


March 5th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 5 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs on Saturday said that the pace of evacuation of from Libya has been stepped up even further.It said that under its ... Read more...

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Jet Airways to evacuate Indians from Libya


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Private airline Jet Airways will operate its first flight to Tripoli, the capital of strife-torn Libya, Wednesday night to evacuate Indians stranded there, a Jet ... Read more...

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Krishna calls Libyan Foreign Minister for help, seeks safe evacuation of Indians


March 1st, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 1 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna had a telephonic conversation with Libyan Foreign Minister Mussa Kussa on Tuesday and sought his help for the safe evacuation of ... Read more...

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Evacuation of Indians from Libya going smooth: Krishna


March 1st, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 1 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Tuesday said the evacuation of Indians from strife-torn Libya is going on smoothly, and added that over 3,500 people would ... Read more...

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3,500 Indians would be back from Libya by Wednesday: Krishna


March 1st, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Tuesday assured that the evacuation of Indians from violence-torn Libya was going on smoothly and over 3,500 people would have returned home ... Read more...

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Libya unrest: 68 Indians land in Mumbai, 3,000 more on the way (Intro Night Lead)


March 1st, 2011 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) With India intensifying Operation Safe Homecoming, around 3,000 Indians are expected to be evacuated by two chartered ships in the next few days as a third batch ... Read more...

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Libya unrest: 68 Indians land in Mumbai, 3,000 more on the way


February 28th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) With India intensifying Operation Safe Homecoming, around 3,000 Indians are expected to be evacuated by two chartered ships in the next few days as a third batch ... Read more...

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UAE signs open skies pact with Djibouti


February 11th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 10 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has signed an open skies pact with Djibouti on commercial flights between the two countries.The pact was signed between Omar Bin Ghaleb, ... Read more...

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Air New Zealand to allow mobile use on new A320


February 7th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 7 (ANI): Air New Zealand has said that the passengers on the black Airbus A320 will soon be able to use their mobile phones.This privilege, however, will come at a ... Read more...

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Egypt must go for democratic transformation to avoid extremist control: UK Foreign Secretary


January 31st, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.31 (ANI): British Foreign Secretary William Hague has warned that Egypt runs the risk of falling into the hands of extremists if President Hosni Mubarak does not initiate democratic "transformation" in ... Read more...

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Airbus lands record order from Indian Airliner Indigo


January 12th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Delhi, Jan 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Indian airliner, IndiGo has placed an order for about 180 Airbus planes.The budget airliner will pay about $15.6 billion for the planes and the deal ... Read more...

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Top science news stories of 2010


December 24th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 24 (ANI): 2010 was a turbulent time for the world in terms of the natural calamities that occurred but it was also a year that hailed major scientific discoveries that ... Read more...

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Commercial flights to use biofuel from next year


December 18th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 18 (ANI): Biofuel would reportedly be used by commercial flights from next year.Lufthansa has announced that it would begin a six-month trial of biofuel on scheduled flights within Germany ... Read more...

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Virgin Galactic Space Craft Will Make Its Debut To The Space


October 12th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Now the sky will no more be the limit. Ask for more and you will get it from the VSS Enterprise's Virgin Galactic's craft. The Virgin ... Read more...

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Kalmadi takes ‘blame’ for CWG mess; stadia lockdown almost complete (Night Lead)


September 25th, 2010 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) After days of dithering, Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (CGOC) chairman Suresh Kalmadi Saturday took the "blame" for the mess surrounding the Oct 3-14 event. In one ... Read more...

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Limited closure of airspace on CWG opening, closing


September 25th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) With security a key priority for the Commonwealth Games, the government said Saturday there will be limited closure of the Indian capital's airspace on the opening and ... Read more...

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200 Chinese pilots gave fake credentials


September 7th, 2010 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 7 (IANS) Over 200 pilots in China submitted fake records of their flying histories, and they were employed by airlines desperate for staff, the country's civil aviation authority has said. Investigations ... Read more...

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Israel to have its own ‘Air Force One’


September 6th, 2010 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Sep 6 (IANS) Israeli finance ministry has issued a tender asking commercial airlines to design an advanced airplane having features similar to the Air Force One, the Boeing aircraft used to ... Read more...

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Srinagar airport closed for repairs (Lead)


September 3rd, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 3 (IANS) The Srinagar international airport was Friday closed for a fortnight for runway repairs, but officials said that air link to the Kashmir Valley will not be snapped. As an ... Read more...

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Britain advises its nationals to avoid Ladakh


August 8th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Britain Sunday advised its citizens against travelling to the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir after flash floods devastated the popular tourist town of Leh. "Due to ongoing ... Read more...

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Six additional flights likely to operate from Leh today


August 8th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Leh, Aug 8 (ANI): At least six additional commercial flights are expected to operate from Leh on Sunday to evacuate tourists stranded there following flash floods sparked off by Friday's cloudburst, which ... Read more...

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