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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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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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Vietnamese airliner hosts mid-air bikini pageant


August 9th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Air passengers expect a meal and maybe an old movie in flight, but travellers on a Vietnamese plane got the surprise of their lives when bikini-clad ... Read more...

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IndiGo launches Dubai-Hyderabad daily flight


August 7th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 7 (IANS) IndiGo Airlines Tuesday launched its new daily Dubai-Hyderabad flight with an Airbus-320 aircraft.The first flight landed at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) from Dubai at 11.05 ... Read more...

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Emirates inaugurates A380 Service to Amsterdam


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 2 (IANS/WAM) With launch of services to Amsterdam, Emirates' A380 route network was extended to the Netherlands Thursday.Emirates is the first carrier to offer a scheduled A380 ... Read more...

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First Boeing C-17s to arrive in India by mid-2013


August 1st, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Long Beach (California), Aug 1 (IANS) Boeing Wednesday said the first of the 10 heavy-lift military aircraft, C-17 Globemaster III, for the Indian Air Force (IAF) will arrive in the ... Read more...

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Are you an expensive surgeon, Rajesh Khanna asked (With Image)


July 25th, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) "I hope you are not a very expensive heart surgeon, I may need your services some day!"This was Rajesh Khanna's prayer to cardiologist Mukesh Hariawala ... Read more...

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New taxiway at Mumbai airport


July 5th, 2012 - 5:43 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) A new rapid-exit taxiway, which will reduce the runway occupancy time of aircraft, was commissioned at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport here Wednesday, an official said.... Read more...

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Private US spacecraft lands in Pacific Ocean


June 1st, 2012 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The first private spaceship, the Dragon, undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) Thursday, and landed in the Pacific Ocean.The Dragon's bell-shaped capsule plunged into ... Read more...

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First commercial spacecraft docks with space station


May 26th, 2012 - 4:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 26 (IANS) Private American spaceflight company SpaceX's unmanned capsule docked with the International Space Station (ISS) Friday, becoming the first commercial spacecraft to have reached the orbital outpost, ... Read more...

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First private spacecraft launched to space station


May 22nd, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) Private American spaceflight company SpaceX Tuesday launched an unmanned capsule to the International Space Station, initiating the first flight of a commercial and private spacecraft to ... Read more...

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New French president’s first flight struck by lightning


May 15th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 15 (IANS) A plane carrying new French President Francois Hollande to Germany was forced to return to Paris Tuesday after it was struck by a lightning, BBC reported.Hours ... Read more...

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BPCL to take 21 percent stake in Kannur airport


May 4th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 4 (IANS) Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), a public sector oil marketing company, will take 21 percent stake in the proposed airport in Kannur in north Kerala for ... Read more...

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Passenger plane crashes into Pakistani neighborhood, casualties feared


April 20th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by BNO News
RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- A Bhoja Air passenger plane carrying more than 120 people crashed Friday in a neighborhood of the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi, killing an unknown number of people, ... Read more...

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Etihad launches flights to Nairobi


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:30 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 2 (IANS/WAM) The UAE's national carrier Etihad Airways has launched its first flight to Nairobi, it was announced Monday.The daily two-class A320 service is the airline's first ... Read more...

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IRKUT sees good potential for MC-21 aircraft in India


March 15th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 15 (IANS) Russia's IRKUT Corp, a part of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), hopes to bag significant orders from India for its MC-21 futuristic aircraft, which will be rolled ... Read more...

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Rihanna spends 15,000 pounds on hair rescue mission


March 2nd, 2012 - 5:04 am ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) Singer Rihanna ended up blowing 15,000 pounds to rescue her tangled hair post a sauna session.The pop star flew her stylist first class from ... Read more...

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Rihanna gets a £15,000 haircut


March 1st, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Rihanna is in London where she will perform series of concerts. Ahead of her appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show, the Bajan star realized that her hair ... Read more...

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Defence panel approves LCA for Indian Navy


February 27th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) In a boost to India's indigenous maritime combat plane development programme, a top defence panel has approved the limited series production of the Tejas light ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily pays tribute to child prodigy who died


January 16th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Arfa Karim, who became the world's youngest Microsoft certified professional in 2004 when she was barely nine and died Jan 14, was a fine example ... Read more...

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Embraer jet for Indian airborne radar flight tested


December 7th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The first fully-modified aircraft for India's indigenously developed Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&CS;) has taken to the skies for its maiden flight from ... Read more...

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First flight of Haj pilgrims arrives in Srinagar


November 30th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 30 (IANS) The first flight of pilgrims who performed the holiest Muslim pilgrimage of Haj this year reached here Wednesday.Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah received the ... Read more...

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Mexico hosts Latin America’s largest balloon festival


November 21st, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Leon (Mexico), Nov 21 (IANS/EFE) The 10th International Balloon Festival, the largest such event in Latin America and one of the largest hot-air ballooning events in the world, started this ... Read more...

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US tests hypersonic weapon


November 18th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US Army has conducted the first flight test of a new weapon-concept designed to fly within the earth's atmosphere at hypersonic speed and long ... Read more...

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Egyptair resumes flights to Tripoli


November 18th, 2011 - 4:20 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Nov 18 (IANS/AKI) Egyptair, the flag carrier airline of Egypt, has resumed flights between Cairo and Tripoli, the Libyan capital, after a seven-month interruption following political turmoil in the ... Read more...

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Abhishek injured, gets six stitches


September 15th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 15 (IANS) Abhishek Bachchan was injured on the sets of Rohit Shetty's "Bol Bachchan" in Jaipur and has received six stitches above his right eye. He is ... Read more...

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Mahindra’s maiden aircraft completes successful test flight


September 14th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 14 (IANS) Utility vehicles major Mahindra Group's maiden aircraft C-NM5, built at its facility in Australia, has completed a series of successful test flights, the company announced here ... Read more...

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Kat’s nightmare after missing flight in London


September 11th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 11 (IANS) It's been a harrowing 24 hours for Katrina Kaif when she missed her flight back to Mumbai from London."That's where our nightmare began," recounts Katrina, who ... Read more...

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Kerala’s stranded mega projects set to revive


September 11th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 11 (IANS) Two stranded mega projects -- the Rs. 5,348-crore Vizhinjam Port and the Rs. 1,200-crore Kannur international airport -- appear to be on the roll again ... Read more...

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Plane removed, operations resume at Mumbai airport runway


September 5th, 2011 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 5 (IANS) Nearly 75 hours after it skidded and got stuck in mud, the stranded Turkish Airlines plane was finally removed from the Mumbai airport runway early Monday, ... Read more...

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Malaysian actress deported from Myanmar


June 28th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh, who plays Aung San Suu Kyi in a forthcoming film, was deported Tuesday from Myanmar, which also barred her from entering the ... Read more...

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Air India launches unlimited travel scheme


June 15th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Air India Wednesday launched a scheme for unlimited travel for ten days on its domestic network for a fixed sum."The silver and platinum pass, which will ... Read more...

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Flydubai launches Hyderabad-Dubai flights


June 15th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) Dubai's low cost carrier Flydubai has added Hyderabad as its second destination in India with the operation of the first flight between the two cities.Hyderabad is ... Read more...

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Air India to operate from Heathrow Airport’s new terminal


May 23rd, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) National carrier Air India Monday said it will shift operations of all its flights to London to the newly built Terminal 4 at the Heathrow ... Read more...

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Swiss ‘Jetman’ Yves Rossy cancels Grand Canyon flight


May 9th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Hualapai, May 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Swiss “Jetman” Yves Rossy say he will not go ahead with his announced flight over the Grand Canyon because he didn’t have much time to train for ... Read more...

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