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No need to panic: No radioactive leakage in Delhi's IGI airport, confirms AERB

May 29, 2015 at 19:54 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: A radiation scare at the Indira Gandhi International Airport forced suspension of cargo operations but nuclear regulator and Delhi authorities said there was no leak of radioactive substance from a consignment unloaded from a Turkish Airli...

DGCA begins probe into radioactive leak at IGI Airport

May 29, 2015 at 17:49 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA has started its probe into the leak of radioactive substance, which had come from Turkey, at the cargo complex of IGIAirport in New DelhiFriday morning.The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has constitute...

DGCA starts probe into radioactive leak at IGI Airport

May 29, 2015 at 16:51 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA has started its probe into the leak of radioactive substance, which had come from Turkey, at the cargo complex of IGIAirport in New DelhiFriday morning.The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has constitute...

Radioactive leak at IGI Airport's cargo terminal in New Delhi triggers scare

May 29, 2015 at 16:15 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: A leak of radioactive substance, which had come from Turkey, was detected at the cargo complex of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in New Delhi today.Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, while addressing a press conference in N...

Reserving 2 window seats for disabled on aircraft is fine but what about the attitude of flight, ground staff?

May 29, 2015 at 16:10 | Source: FirstPost

In a move that could make traveling much easier for the disabled, the Civil Aviation Ministry has directed that two window seats, except for the ones near emergency exits, be reserved for them.Not just that, the ministry has even tried to reduce the ...

Party on a plane: Sweet pilot orders pizzas for grumpy passengers after flight delay

May 29, 2015 at 15:50 | Source: FirstPost

Washington: Flight delays can make passengers grumpy but not when the pilot orders pizzas for them as a treat and that too on the runway.That is exactly what a Delta Airlines pilot did to calm angry passengers, when the airline's plane bound for Atla...

Buying a luxury apartment - key points to remember

May 29, 2015 at 12:54 | Source: FirstPost

The HNI Indian home buyer is being wooed like never before. Hardly a day passes when some of Indias marquee names in realty dont try to reach out to this growing class with either an SMS, a beautifully designed brochure, hoardings, sales calls, you n...

What defines a luxury residential project?

May 29, 2015 at 12:53 | Source: FirstPost

The luxury market in India is likely to scale up to a whopping 14 billion dollars by 2016 from 8.5 billion dollars in 2013, according to a KPMG-ASSOCHAMs recent report. Super Luxury Homes have become the current trend for NRIs, HNI clients and privat...

Heavy rains hit Texas as death toll rises from floods| Reuters

May 27, 2015 at 23:31 | Source: FirstPost

AUSTIN, Texas Storms dumped rain on parts of Texas of Wednesday, bringing more runoff to swollen waterways that spilled their banks this week in places such as Houston, where floods have left five people dead and caused chaos in the fourth most-popul...

Nepal earthquake: Kathmandu welcomes and thanks India for rescue operations, says UN

May 27, 2015 at 11:59 | Source: FirstPost

United Nations:A top UN official has lauded India's first response and reconstruction assistance to Nepal following a devastating earthquake in April that killed nearly 9,000 people, saying the help has been welcomed by Kathmandu."India and Chin...

Oops! Frenchman makes false bomb alert to delay girlfriend's plane

May 27, 2015 at 09:43 | Source: FirstPost

Bordeaux, France:French police have arrested a man who called in a false bomb alert to an airport to delay his girlfriend's flight because she was in danger of missing it, prosecutors said Sunday.The 33-year-old called the regional airport of Bordeau...

Storms kill 16 in Texas, Oklahoma; Houston flooded| Reuters

May 27, 2015 at 06:46 | Source: FirstPost

HOUSTON Torrential rains have killed at least 16 people in Texas and Oklahoma, including four in Houston where floods turned streets into rivers and led to about 1,000 calls for help in the fourth-most populous U.S. city, officials said on Tuesday.Th...

Two arrested for flying promotional balloons over Mumbai airport airspace

May 26, 2015 at 12:06 | Source: FirstPost

Mumbai: Mumbai police on Tuesday arrested twoemployees of a small-time event management firm inconnection with the spotting of unidentified parachute-likeobjects over the city airport airspace last week which hadtriggered a security concern.According...

Brides for sale: European women lured for sham marriages

May 26, 2015 at 09:12 | Source: FirstPost

Klara Balogova was 18, penniless and heavily pregnant when she rode thousands of miles from Slovakia to England to marry a man she had never met.She knew he did not want her, or her child. He wanted her European identity card. The marriage was arrang...

Eastern Japan shaken by 5.6 magnitude quake, no tsunami warning| Reuters

May 26, 2015 at 03:15 | Source: FirstPost

TOKYO An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 shook Tokyo and surrounding areas on Monday, but no tsunami warning was issued, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.The quake was centred in Ibaraki prefecture just northeast of the Japanese ca...

U.S. fighter jets escort Air France flight to New York after threat | Reuters

May 26, 2015 at 01:16 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK An Air France (AIRF.PA) flight from Paris was escorted by two U.S. F-15 fighter jets to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday after an anonymous threat was made against the flight, the U.S. military said.Air France fligh...

Kingfisher loan status: BSE seeks clarification from United Bank

May 25, 2015 at 20:26 | Source: FirstPost

Mumbai: State-run United Bank of India today said the BSE has sought clarifications from it on reports that it does not expect to recover Rs 400 crore loan to the grounded carrier Kingfisher Airlines.The BSE has sought clarification from us with resp...

John Nash: A genius who lived a life of great struggle and greater success

May 25, 2015 at 14:57 | Source: FirstPost

Trenton, New Jersey: Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994, but not...

Unidentified parachute-like objects spotted over Mumbai airport airspace

May 25, 2015 at 14:23 | Source: FirstPost

Mumbai: Unidentified parachute-like objects were spotted in the Mumbai airport airspace, raising security concern.According to airport police, five unidentified objects were spotted over the airport area on Saturday evening by a pilot of Jet Airways ...

Japan: Strong earthquake hits Tokyo, no damages or casualties reported so far

May 25, 2015 at 12:10 | Source: FirstPost

Tokyo: A strong earthquake rattled the Japanese capital of Tokyo and its suburbs on Monday, with a preliminary magnitude reading of 5.6, shaking buildings and temporarily stopping trains.There were no immediate reports of damages or casualties from t...

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