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Dense fog disrupts life in Punjab and Haryana; flights to Chandigarh cancelled

Dec 21, 2014 at 12:53 | Source: FirstPost

Chandigarh: A thick blanket of fog today continued to disrupt normal life in Punjab and Haryana as air, rail, and road traffic remained adversely affected with temperatures plummeting to below normal limits in the entire region."A thick blanket ...

Fog returns to UP, adds to winter chill, cripples transport

Dec 21, 2014 at 00:15 | Source: FirstPost

Lucknow, Dec 20 (IANS) After a gap of more than a week, fog resurfaced in the state capital and other parts of Uttar Pradesh Saturday, adding to the winter chill.The Regional Met office has predicted a long spell of fog but the snowfall in the neighb...

Fog disrupts train service in Delhi

Dec 20, 2014 at 06:45 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Dense fog in the national capital Friday morning delayed nearly 90 trains, an official said.The Northern Railway said 63 trains coming to Delhi and 27 leaving the national capital were rescheduled due to fog. An official said...

Heart harvested in Bengaluru, transplanted in Chennai child

Dec 20, 2014 at 03:45 | Source: FirstPost

Bengaluru, Dec 19 (IANS) The heart of a brain dead one year and 10-month-old infant was harvested here and flown to Chennai Friday by a special aircraft to be transplanted in a two year and eight-months-old child, in record time, thanks to the 'green...

Indian media: 'Outrage' over Lakhvi's bail

Dec 19, 2014 at 17:12 | Source: BBC

Papers are shocked at a Pakistani court's decision to grant bail to a man India accuses of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai attacks. India says Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi was one of the main conspirators of the attacks that killed 165 people in November...

Pakistan Taliban: Army kills '57 militants'

Dec 19, 2014 at 17:12 | Source: BBC

Pakistan's military says it has killed 57 militants in ground assaults and air strikes on Taliban units in areas near the border with Afghanistan. The operations come days after the Taliban killed 141 people at a school in Peshawar, mostly child...

Pilot jailed over deadly China crash

Dec 19, 2014 at 17:12 | Source: BBC

A Chinese court has jailed a pilot for three years over a 2010 crash in Heilongjiang province that left 44 people dead. The Henan Airlines flight, carrying 96 people, caught fire after overshooting the runway at Yichun airport. Captain Qi Quanjun had...

Indonesia: Volcano erupts, 4 hikers injured while one remains missing

Dec 19, 2014 at 15:53 | Source: FirstPost

Ternate, Indonesia: A volcano in eastern Indonesia erupted Friday, spewing towering clouds of hot ash into the air and sending a group of hikers to scramble to safety, leaving nine injured and one missing, an official said.Mount Gamalama on Ternate i...

Fog disrupts flights, trains in Delhi, no respite Friday

Dec 19, 2014 at 05:15 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The national capital experienced a chilly and foggy Thursday, and over 20 trains and several flights were affected. Friday is expected to see similar weather, the Met Office said.According to an official of the Northern Railw...

Turn to Ranakpur for simple, unhurried life (Travel Feature)

Dec 19, 2014 at 00:30 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Those of you on a quest for something unexplored need not look far for such an experience. Ranakpur, a small village nestled in Rajasthan's Aravali hills, promises such a getaway without burning a hole in your pocket.There ar...

Bangladesh president arrives on six-day visit

Dec 18, 2014 at 23:30 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Bangladesh President M. Abdul Hamid arrived here Thursday on a six-day official visit - the first visit by a ceremonial head of state of Bangladesh since 1972.Hamid is here on the invite of President Pranab Mulherjee, and wil...

Aer Lingus rejects takeover bid by BA owner IAG

Dec 18, 2014 at 22:41 | Source: BBC

British Airways owner IAG says that the Irish carrier Aer Lingus has rejected a takeover offer. In a statement, IAG confirmed that it had submitted an offer and that it had been rejected by Aer Lingus. Earlier, Aer Lingus shares had jumped 14% after ...

SpiceJet: Indian airline resumes flights

Dec 18, 2014 at 20:02 | Source: BBC

India's troubled airline SpiceJet has resumed flights after it agreed to pay oil companies cash for fuel purchases. The fleet of the debt-ridden carrier, which owes money to creditors, including oil companies, was grounded for several hours on W...

CISF deploys Filipino combat skill trained women commandos at IGIA

Dec 18, 2014 at 17:48 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: An elite team of specially-trained CISF women commandos, who are capable of pinning down a physical threat with innocuous objects like pen or hairpin, has been deployed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in New Delhi.These u...

Ahead of Obama visit, US security team visits Agra

Dec 17, 2014 at 23:15 | Source: FirstPost

Agra, Dec 17 (IANS) A 40-member team comprising US security advisers, representatives of the two houses and journalists visited the Taj Mahal in Agra to access security arrangements and logistics, ahead of the US President Barack Obama's India visit ...

SpiceJet: Indian airline planes 'grounded'

Dec 17, 2014 at 13:37 | Source: BBC

India's troubled airline SpiceJet has grounded flights after oil companies refused to refuel any of its planes, reports say. The debt-ridden carrier owes money to creditors, including oil companies. SpiceJet is India's fourth-biggest airlin...

Why have India's airlines hit turbulence?

Dec 17, 2014 at 13:37 | Source: BBC

India's aviation industry is in deep trouble. On Thursday, Aviation Minister Ajit Singh told the parliament that the airlines are expected to report a combined loss of nearly $2bn for the last financial year. Independent analysts peg last fiscal...

Regulator rescues SpiceJet for now

Dec 17, 2014 at 13:37 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

New Delhi, Dec. 16: Debt ridden SpiceJet today got some relief as the aviation regulator allowed the low-cost carrier to book tickets till March-end, lifting the earlier restriction of bookings only for a month. It also extended the line of credit f...

US-bound plane lands in Japan after turbulence

Dec 17, 2014 at 13:37 | Source: BBC

A US-bound passenger plane has been forced to make an emergency landing in Tokyo after several people were injured by severe turbulence. The American Airlines plane was flying from the South Korean city of Incheon to Dallas when the turbulence hit. F...

US security officials inspect Agra ahead of Obama's Republic Day visit to India

Dec 17, 2014 at 09:21 | Source: FirstPost

Agra: A 40-member team comprising US security advisers, representatives of the two houses and journalists visited the Taj Mahal in Agra to access security arrangements and logistics, ahead of the US President Barack Obama`s India visit Jan 26.The US ...

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