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Greenery will keep dust away from Indian GP at BIC


September 20th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Sep 20 (IANS) After the thundering success of the inaugural Formula One Indian Grand Prix, the teething troubles notwithstanding, the organisers at Buddh International Circuit (BIC) are making ... Read more...

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The making of new Pakistani cinema - with help from India


August 9th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Mazhar Zaidi and Farjad Nabi are journalists-turned-filmmakers from Pakistan. When they came together to make "Zinda Bhaag" on a burning issue in Pakistan, ... Read more...

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Nasim Ahmad Zaidi is new election commissioner


August 7th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Former civil aviation secretary Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi was Tuesday appointed an election commissioner by President Pranab Mukherjee."The president has appointed Syed Nasim Ahmad ... 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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Social Islam biased against freedom of arts: Filmmaker Shama Zaidi


April 29th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The idea of social Islam - the practised version of the faith - in conservative Muslim countries comes with a bias against the freedom of ... Read more...

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Drug scam: Details of visitors to Gilani’s home sought


April 17th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) Authorities probing the Rs.7 billion scam of illegal sale of ephedrine, a controlled substance used in medicines, have sought a complete record of visitors to ... Read more...

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Chouhan government harassing officials: Congress


January 27th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 27 (IANS) The Congress's Madhya Pradesh unit Friday accused the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led Bharatiya Janata Party government of harassing good administrative officials on various pretexts.Citing the S.M.H. ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh minister accused of seeking sexual favours


January 25th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 25 (IANS) A Madhya Pradesh Waqf Board member Wednesday accused the Minority Welfare Minister Ajay Vishnoi of seeking sexual favours to cancel his transfer. The minister has denied ... Read more...

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Piyush Sachdev toughens up for cop role (With Images)


January 20th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Television actor Piyush Sachdev, who is playing a policeman in Like OK's new show "Hum Ne Li Hai...Shapath", says he not only worked on fitness ... Read more...

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Man attempts to throw shoe at Musharraf


November 5th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 5 (IANS) A man tried to hurl his shoe at Pervez Musharraf when he was addressing a gathering in London, the second such attempt on the former ... Read more...

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Show a boarding pass, get discounts in Agra


November 3rd, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 3 (IANS) In a unique bid to promote tourist inflow and make air connectivity sustainable in the city of the Taj, local authorities and businesses have started offering ... Read more...

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Debt should be seen in comparison to size: Mallya


October 31st, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Kingfisher Airlines' debt should be seen in comparison to the company's size, chairman Vijay Mallya said Monday, adding that the carrier has nine years to ... Read more...

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President to inaugurate civil aviation conference in Mumbai


October 14th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will Monday inaugurate an international conference on civil aviation in Mumbai.The 4th International Civil Aviation Negotiation Conference 2011 (ICAN 2011), hosted by ... Read more...

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Buddh Circuit’s homologation ends with FIA’s medical inspection


September 4th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The International Automobile Federation's medical team has expressed satisfaction with the state of medical facilities at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) for the inaugural ... Read more...

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New chief, turnaround strategy for Air India soon (Roundup)


August 12th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Air India is set to get a new chief soon. The national carrier, which is struggling to even pay salaries to its staff and ... Read more...

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Air India chief Jadhav being axed


August 12th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The government has decided to sack Air India chairman and managing director Arvind Jadhav and name an interim replacement for the two posts till a ... Read more...

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India, US to sign aviation safety agreement


July 14th, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) India and the US are set to sign a bilateral aviation safety agreement (BASA) during US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton's visit next week, an ... Read more...

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Unions to help revive Air India: Minister


July 7th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi Thursday said that talks between his ministry and the unions of Air India were successful and the employees have ... Read more...

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‘Aviation industry requires $30 bn investment in next 15 years’


May 6th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The Indian aviation industry requires $30 billion (Rs.135,000 crore) in the next 15 years to develop infrastructure and manpower to cope with increasing passenger and ... Read more...

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Second round of talks between Govt. and striking pilots today


May 5th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 5 (ANI): With the pilots' strike entering its ninth-day, the second round of talks between Air India and pilots to end the deadlock will take place today.Civil Aviation Secretary ... Read more...

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10 injured in student-police clash in Bhopal


March 31st, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, March 31 (IANS) At least ten people were injured when National Students Union of India (NSUI) activists, demanding a CBI probe into the death of a Khandwa college professor, ... Read more...

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Opposition parties point out Pak Punjab govt’s crucial role in Davis’ release


March 18th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 18 (ANI): Opposition members in the Punjab Assembly have accused the state government of playing a crucial role in the safe release of CIA contractor Raymond Davis.The Daily Times ... Read more...

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Foreign airlines to invest in civil aviation under Consideration: official


March 15th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 15 (ANI): Civil Aviation Secretary Dr Nasim Zaidi today said the Ministry of Civil Aviation has received a request from Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) regarding allowing ... Read more...

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Yemeni governor stabbed during protest riot


March 14th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, March 14 (IANS) The governor of Yemen's northeast Marib province was stabbed in the chest Monday while trying to break up an anti-government riot Monday, Xinhua quoted a ... Read more...

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Shabana’s emotional reunion with Faiz’s daughters


February 27th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) It was a tearful moment for actress Shabana Azmi, as she walked across the Wagah border into Pakistan and had an emotional reunion with famed ... Read more...

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Man throws shoe at Pervez Musharraf


February 7th, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) A man threw a shoe at former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf when he was addressing a gathering here Sunday. The shoe didn't hit the former military dictator, ... Read more...

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First Indian seaplane service launched (Lead)


December 27th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 27 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel Monday launched 'Jal Hans' - the country's first seaplane - at Juhu aerodrome here, to improve connectivity and tourism in the Andaman and ... Read more...

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Patel blames heavy fog for flight delays


December 27th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel Monday blamed the heavy fog over the national capital for flight delays and said that the authorities had managed to handle the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Govt. allows flight movements in reduced visibility, changes rules


December 26th, 2010 - 11:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.26 (ANI): The Civil Aviation Ministry today changed rules to allow flight movements in reduced visibility conditions as fog had disrupted flight operations from Delhi causing inconvenience to passengers.Around 38 ... Read more...

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Air prices will soon stabilise, says Praful Patel


December 4th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by ANI
By Ankita DwivediMumbai, Dec.4 (ANI): Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel on Saturday assured the nation that airfares would soon stabilise and rejected a proposal by domestic airlines for a massive hike ... Read more...

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Praful Patel says, new fares suggested by airlines can’t be justified


December 3rd, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0New Delhi, Dec.3 (ANI): Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said on Friday that the new fares suggested by airlines cannot be justified and the Government has taken a serious ... Read more...

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Ashutosh is a filmmaker with rare integrity: Manini Chatterjee (Interview)


December 2nd, 2010 - 9:46 am ICT by IANS
By Radhika Bhirani New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Literature-based films would flourish if filmmakers started giving due credit to authors, says veteran journalist Manini Chatterjee, who feels Ashutosh Gowariker has displayed "rare ... Read more...

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Government warns airlines on high fares (Lead)


November 25th, 2010 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Airlines cannot be allowed to charge "exorbitant" fares and errant firms will be dealt with strictly, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel and aviation sector watchdog Directorate General ... Read more...

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India, US to sign aviation safety agreement


November 25th, 2010 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The country's aerospace segment is poised to grow with India and the US set to sign the Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) that would usher in mutual ... Read more...

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Man hurls shoes at judge in Pakistan


November 23rd, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 23 (IANS) An accused became so angry after his application for medical relief was rejected that he threw both his shoes at the judge in Pakistan's Multan district. One shoe ... Read more...

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