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Vistara to fly international in two years, expand fleet size

Mar 31, 2015 at 16:17 | Source: FirstPost

Indian airline Vistara plans to expand its fleet size and start flying to overseas destinations within two years, its CEO said on Tuesday, ahead of an expected change in rules that could allow new carriers to operate abroad.The airline, a joint ventu...

Germanwings tragedy: Why foolproof aviation security will never be a reality

Mar 31, 2015 at 14:48 | Source: FirstPost

It has been a week since the Germanwings Flight 9525's crashed into the Alps on its journey from Barcelona to Dusseldorf. It was a tragedy which was beyond words.One co-pilot 27 years-old German national Andreas Lubitz of Dusseldorf has made a mocke...

Reminder: From tomorrow eating out, air travel will get costlier thanks to service tax hike

Mar 31, 2015 at 14:23 | Source: FirstPost

Entry tickets to museums, zoo and tiger reserves would become cheaper, while business class air travel, investment in MFs and chit funds would become expensive with some of the service tax proposals announced in the Budget coming into effect from tom...

Germanwings crash: Why foolproof aviation security will never be a reality

Mar 31, 2015 at 09:55 | Source: FirstPost

It has been a week since the Germanwings Flight 9525's crashed into the Alps on its journey from Barcelona to Dusseldorf. It was a tragedy which was beyond words.One co-pilot 27 years-old German national Andreas Lubitz of Dusseldorf has made a mocke...

Officials examining why Air Canada plane landed short of runway at Halifax airport

Mar 31, 2015 at 08:58 | Source: FirstPost

Toronto: An Air Canada passenger plane landed so significantly short of the runway in Halifax that it hit a power line and knocked out power at the airport, the lead investigator said on Monday.The Airbus 320 landed 1,100 feet (335 meters) short of t...

BJP demands scrapping of 'surrender and rehabilitation policy' of militants in Kashmir

Mar 31, 2015 at 07:36 | Source: FirstPost

Jammu: The BJP on Monday termed as a grave threat to national security the "surrender and rehabilitation policy" of militants introduced by the previous Omar Abdullah government and demanded immediate scrapping of the policy.While taking pa...

Govt won't lower guard on security front in protecting borders: Mufti

Mar 30, 2015 at 22:30 | Source: FirstPost

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday said there would be no lowering of guard on the security front along the the borders of the country."The government will not lower guard on security front in protecting our borders," Jammu a...

Air Canada plane makes hard landing short of runway in Halifax, atleast 25 injured

Mar 30, 2015 at 08:31 | Source: FirstPost

Halifax: An Air Canada plane made a hard landing short of the runway at the Halifax airport during a snowstorm, crashing into a bank of antennas and shearing off its main landing gear, nose cone, and an engine as it skidded on its belly, officials sa...

India to air-lift nationals from Yemen, confirms Sushma Swaraj

Mar 29, 2015 at 18:11 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: India will be airlifting its nationals from strife-torn Yemen after getting permission from authorities to fly from Sanna for three hours a day."Today we got permission to fly from Sanaa for three hours a day. We will use the slot for...

Kohli, Anushka land together in Mumbai as Indian team arrives home in batches

Mar 28, 2015 at 18:15 | Source: FirstPost

Star Indian batsman Virat Kohli andhis actress girlfriend Anushka Sharma, who was the target of avicious social media attack after India's World Cup ouster,arrived here today, while skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni landedin Delhi.Kohli and Anushka walked...

Newly-launched Vistara cancelled more flights than any other domestic carrier in Feb

Mar 27, 2015 at 16:29 | Source: FirstPost

The newly-launched Tata-SIA joint venture carrier Vistara cancelled more flights than any othe domestic carrier in February, says DGCA data.The third full service carrier after national airline Air India and Jet Airways, Vistara also operated over 40...

'Do you have fun with other men?' Immigration officer crosses new line in sexual harassment

Mar 27, 2015 at 16:28 | Source: FirstPost

Sexual harassment, it seems, is becoming more and more blatant.In an incident that marks a fresh new low, a woman has alleged that an immigration officer harassed her by asking her uncomfortable and personal questions when she was flying to Hong Kong...

Don't be surprised if Finch hits an unbelievable hundred in final: Clarke

Mar 27, 2015 at 12:24 | Source: FirstPost

Australia opener Aaron Finch said he never feared for his place in the side during his lean spell at the World Cup and having found some runs will be raring to go in Sunday's final at his home ground.Finch hit an uncharacteristically scrappy 81 in a ...

Saudi-led coalition strikes rebels in Yemen; Iran warns of 'dangerous step'

Mar 27, 2015 at 12:23 | Source: FirstPost

Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition kept up raids against Huthi Shiite rebels on Friday in support of Yemen's embattled president, who headed to an Arab summit to garner support as Iran warned the intervention was "dangerous".Powerful expl...

Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz was 'thrilled' with Germanwings job, say stunned friends

Mar 27, 2015 at 08:15 | Source: FirstPost

Berlin: Details emerged on Thursday about the co-pilot who French authorities say "deliberately" initiated the descent of the Germanwings flight that crashed this week, killing all 150 people on board.The 28-year-old German, Andreas Lubitz,...

Yemeni leader Hadi leaves country as Saudi Arabia keeps up air strikes

Mar 27, 2015 at 04:31 | Source: FirstPost

SANAA/ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi left his refuge in Aden for Saudi Arabia on Thursday as Houthi rebels battled with his forces on the outskirts of the southern port city.Throughout the day, warplanes from Saudi A...

German police search house of pilot who flew A320 into mountain

Mar 27, 2015 at 00:46 | Source: FirstPost

PARIS/SEYNE-LES-ALPES (Reuters) - A young German co-pilot locked himself alone in the cockpit of Germanwings flight 9525 and set it on course to crash into an Alpine mountain, killing all 150 people on board including himself, prosecutors said on Thu...

Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Yadav's son Shailesh cremated

Mar 26, 2015 at 21:14 | Source: FirstPost

Lucknow: The body of Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav's son Shailesh, an accused in the multi-crore Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh, was consigned to the flames in the presence of his family members in Lucknow on Thursday.Earlier, MP Governor Y...

Saudi Arabia, Gulf allies launch airstrikes in Yemen

Mar 26, 2015 at 11:23 | Source: FirstPost

Saudi Arabia and Gulf region allies launched military operations including air strikes in Yemen on Thursday, officials said, to counter Iran-allied forces besieging the southern city of Aden where the US-backed Yemeni president had taken refuge.Gulf ...

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