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CISF looking to get rid of practice of stamping boarding passes in airports 15.6.2018 DNA: India
After getting rid of the system of tagging hand baggages, CISF is looking at ways to get rid of stamping boarding cards to give passengers more seamless experience. And passengers travelling from Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru airport are likely to avail this facility soon.  As per media report, a pilot project is being rolled out in Delhi and Bengaluru which is likely to be extended to Mumbai after three months. According to CISF officials, earlier the project was done in Hyderabad project. Along side this, Airport Authority of India is looking at starting paperless boarding in three airports as part of the Digi Yatra scheme. However, parallelly CISF is looking to get rid of this tedious stamping process to make boarding much more hassle-free for passengers.  The big issue however is to ensure that stringent security measures continue to remain enforced even if boarding cards are not tagged. For this, airports are looking to upgrade the CCTV cameras, so that clear records are maintained which can be ...
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Afghanistan: Tehreek-e-Taliban leader Maulana Fazlullah killed in US drone strike 15.6.2018 DNA: India
 Maulana Fazlullah, the chief of Pakistani Taliban, has been killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan's eastern Kunar province, according to media reports today. The US military said yesterday it carried out a strike targeting a senior militant leader in Afghanistan. It did not identify the militant. The Express Tribune, however, citing sources said the drone strike that took place in the Nur Gul Kalay village of Dangam district killed Fazlullah and four other Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) commanders. Unconfirmed reports from locals said Fazlullah has been killed, the Voice of America reported. Pentagon officials declined to comment on whether the strike was successful. Fazlullah and his commanders were having an Iftar party at a compound when a remotely piloted US aircraft targeted them, the report quoted a source as saying. The TTP, however, did not confirm the death of its chief in the drone strike. Fazlullah had directed numerous high-profile attacks against the US and Pakistani targets since he was ...
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Boeing, AIESL launch accelerated apprenticeship programme 15.6.2018 Sify Finance
Aerospace major Boeing and Air India Engineering Services Ltd (AIESL) on Thursday inaugurated the Air India-Boeing Accelerated Apprenticeship Programme to skill Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AMEs) in India.
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NASA's Ikhana drone debuts solo in commercial airspace 15.6.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
In a first, NASA released its unmanned Ikhana aircraft into the commercial airspace under the debut mission without an accompanying chase plane. The idea behind flying the scientific drone was to test out the possibilities of leveraging unmanned aircraft to monitor forest fires or conduct emergency search and rescue operations, Fast Company reported. The Ikhana aircraft took flight from Edwards Air Force Base and reached 20,000 feet in class A airspace. It was also the first autonomous aircraft to use airborne detect-and-avoid technology. The Ikhana is a canonical military drone that NASA acquired in 2006.  Recently, a massive dust storm raging across Mars had overcome NASA's aging Opportunity rover, putting the unmanned, solar-powered vehicle into sleep mode and raising concerns about its survival, the US space agency has said.  The unusually severe dust storm has blocked out the Sun over one quarter of the Red Planet, blanketing an area spanning 14 million square miles (35 million square kilometres), ...
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Rolls-Royce to axe 4600 jobs 14.6.2018 Sify Finance
British aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce will cut 4,600 jobs over the next two years as part of a major reorganisation, it was announced on Thursday.
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Sitharaman opens BEL liason office in Vietnam 13.6.2018 Sify Finance
[Vietnam], June 13 (ANI): Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Wednesday that there is immense potential to be explored by Indian defence industry in Vietnam in areas of co-production of
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Eid ul-Fitr 2018: With exception of India, Asia witnesses mass migration as millions of Muslims head home towns 13.6.2018 DNA: Money
Millions of Asia's Muslims were on the move today as they headed for home towns to celebrate with relatives the Eid ul-Fitr holiday marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. From Karachi to Kuala Lumpur, highways, airports and train stations were jam-packed in an annual exodus that made Indonesia's usually traffic-clogged capital Jakarta look like a ghost town. Some 70 per cent of its residents -- about eight million people -- headed for other cities and villages across the vast archipelago, home to the world's biggest Muslim-majority population. About 32 million Indonesians were estimated to be on the move this week, while some 50 million in Bangladesh were thought to be heading home. "This year some 11.5 million people will leave the capital Dhaka to go back to their villages to celebrate Eid," said Mozammel Hoque Chowdhury, general secretary of the Passengers Welfare Association. Afghans, meanwhile, were hoping for a peaceful Eid after the Taliban announced their first ceasefire since the ...
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US approves sale of 6 Apache attack choppers to India 13.6.2018 Rediff: News
In addition to the attack helicopters, the contract also includes fire control radars; Hellfire Longbow missiles; stinger Block I-92H missiles; night vision sensors and inertial navigation systems.
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Dollungmukh residents demand shifting of IAF bombing zone 13.6.2018 The Assam Tribune
Dollungmukh residents demand shifting of IAF bombing zone
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Donald Trump shows-off interiors of 'The Beast' to Kim Jong Un 12.6.2018 DNA: Popular News
US President Donald Trump today showed off the interiors of his presidential limousine nicknamed "The Beast" to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as they strolled around the Capella hotel after the summit here. As the two leaders strolled around the grounds where they are having their first-ever historic summit, they walked up to the eight-tonne bulletproof limousine. Trump was seen gesturing before a Secret Service agent to open the door and the leaders look in. Kim could be seen smiling as the two stood chatting and Kim peeked inside. US Presidential limousine 'Beast' is based on Cadillac DTS. It has an 8-inch thick body armour plating and 5-inch thick bulletproof windows which insulate the President from all sorts of threats including chemical attacks. Its doors weigh similar to those on a Boeing-757 aircraft. The car runs on shred and puncture resistant Kevlar-reinforced tyres with steel rims underneath which ensure that the vehicle does not come to a halt even if its tyres get damaged. Even the fuel ...
Airports Authority of India, Directorate General of Civil Aviation team to visit Ahmedabad 12.6.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
A team of experts from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will be in the city to conduct a pre-feasibility study for seaplane project. The chairman of AAI on Monday wrote to the state government apprising of their plans to set up water aerodromes in India and seeking their support. Interestingly, the letter, issued on Monday coincides with a controversy that was raked up during the Sabarmati Riverfront Development Corporation Limited (SRFDCL) board meeting when Leader of Opposition alleged that the Prime Minister used the seaplane only to woo the voters. LOP's Dinesh Sharma's statement came after the officials informed that there was no plan for infrastructure development for seaplane project. In the letter written to the state government, Mohapatra wrote: The Airports Authority of India plans to set up Water Aerodromes in India. After exploring various possibilities, following sites have been shortlisted for a pre-feasibility study for starting ...
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From today, pay more for extra baggage while flying Air India 11.6.2018 DNA: Opinion
If you are flying Air India, be extra cautious while packing those suitcases. Because from today, June 11, you have to shell out more for extra baggage while flying with the national carrier.  Air India has hiked the charges for extra luggage from Rs 400 to Rs 500. However, these revise changes will not be applicable in Air India's regional arm, Alliance Air.  "It has been decided to revise the excess baggage rate in the domestic sector to Rs 500 per kg per coupon on all travels commencing on or after June 11 from Rs 400 per kg," the airline said in a circular issued today. These charges would also attract a 5% GST on baggage for economy class travel and 12%for others, it said. The GST will not be levied in airports across the North East states  besides the Bagdogra airport in West Bengal, the circular said.  With PTI ...
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US fighter jet crashes off Japan coast; pilot rescued by Japanese forces 11.6.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
A US F15 fighter jet crashed off the southern coast of Japan on Monday, local media reported, adding that the jet's pilot ejected and was rescued by Japanese forces. There was no immediate confirmation of the crash from the defence ministry, which said it was gathering information on the report, or the US military. The Kyodo news agency said the jet belonged to the US Kadena Air Base and crashed early this morning about 80 kilometres south of Naha, the regional capital of Japan's southern Okinawa island. Japan's NHK television station said the rescued pilot had a broken leg. Kadena is the largest US military base in Japan, which hosts around 47,000 American troops under a decades-long security alliance. A series of accidents involving US military aircraft have stoked tensions and in January US Defence Secretary James Mattis apologised to his Japanese counterpart over the incidents. They have included emergency landings by US military helicopters, a piece of a helicopter falling on a Japanese school ...
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AirAsia PMLA case: ED collects FDI clearance documents 10.6.2018 DNA: Popular News
Widening its probe into the AirAsia money laundering case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has collected documents from the Commerce and Industry Ministry relatedto FDI clearances given to the airline. A senior official told PTI that a team of ED investigators picked up a number of documents last week from the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) as part of this investigation. The DIPP is an arm of the Commerce and Industry Ministry and it deals with rules and norms pertaining to foreign direct investment (FDI). Files collected by the agency pertained to the FDI proposal made by the airline and clearances granted by the FIPB (abolished later) to AirAsia so that it can launch its operations in India, the official said. FIPB wa s an inter-ministerial body that included officials from different departments including DIPP. They said a special team of the agency working on the case will now go into the policy that existed and the circumstances under which AirAsia was granted approvals. Some ...
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Has Tony Fernandes got AirAsia stuck in turbulence? 9.6.2018 Rediff: Business
One thing is certain: The part-Goan, part-Malayali group CEO of Air Asia is not your usual boardroom CEO, and he cultivates the maverick businessman image, buying race car teams and football clubs and taking off-beat bets with his mentor and now buddy Richard Branson of Virgin.
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Technical Snag in Jaguar fighter jet forces pilot to eject 9.6.2018 DNA: Mumbai
In the second incident involving a Jaguar aircraft in three days, a fighter jet on Friday developed a technical snag while landing at the Jamnagar Air Force base in Gujarat, forcing the pilot to eject. Last Tuesday, a senior Indian Air Force (IAF) Air Commodore Sanjai Chauhan was killed after his fighter jet crashed in Kutch. "A court of inquiry has been ordered to investigate the cause of the accident. The pilot of the aircraft is safe as he ejected in time," said an IAF official. "At around 9:20 am, the pilot of a Jaguar aircraft, on a routine mission from Jamnagar, safely ejected when the aircraft developed a snag during the landing phase. It was a minor accident. The pilot is safe," said the official. The IAF said the plane had not crash-landed as it had only developed a technical glitch. The fighter jet suffered minor damage, officials said. On Tuesday, Air Commodore Chauhan, a recipient of the Vayu Sena Medal and the Air Officer Commanding of Jamnagar Air Force Station, died when the ...
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IAF Jaguar Incident 8.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
On 08th Jun 2018, at around 0930 hrs at Air Force Station Jamnagar an incident involving a Jaguar aircraft happened while on the landing roll.   Aircraft sustained minor damages with no injuries to the pilot after he ejected safely.
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IN Ships arrive Guam to participate in Ex-Malabar 2018 7.6.2018 Govt of india: PIB
            Indian Naval Ships Sahyadri, Shakti and Kamorta of the Eastern Fleet under the command of Rear Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, NM, Flag Officer Commanding, Eastern Fleet currently on an overseas deployment to South East Asia and the Western Pacific, arrived at Guam on 07 June 18 to participate in the 22nd edition of Exercise Malabar, off Guam, USA from 07 to 16 June 2018.
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Taiwan drills simulate repulsing Chinese assault on air base 7.6.2018 DNA: Opinion
Taiwan's military is conducting war games simulating the repulsing of a Chinese attack amid heighted tensions across the Taiwan Strait. The drill today at the sprawling Ching Chuan Kang air force base near the central city of Taichung is part of an annual five-day live-firing exercise. The war games are intended to display the military's willingness and ability to fight off an invasion from China, which claims the island as its territory to be brought under its control by force if necessary. Beijing has stepped up its diplomatic, economic and military pressure on Taiwan's independence-leaning President Tsai Ing-wen, sending warplanes to circle the island and an aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait. Shortly before the Han Kuang exercises began, an F-16 crashed into mountains in northern Taiwan, killing the pilot. Article ...
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Mumbai Airport sets record, handles 1003 flight movements in 24 hours 7.6.2018 Sify Finance
[India] June 7 (ANI): Mumbai's GVK Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) achieved yet another milestone by handling 1003 takeoffs and landings of flights in a 24-hour timeframe.
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