India

Report: Co-pilot moved seat, sent jetliner plummeting

The co-pilot of an Air India Express 737 sent the jetliner into a terrifying 7,000-foot plunge in May when he accidentally hit the control column while adjusting his seat, investigators report.

Americans help feed India's tourism boom

Muneeza Naqvi USA Today 17.07.2008
Americans help feed India's tourism boom

NEW DELHI — Keith Lotman went to New Delhi on a two-week business trip. But a quick day of sightseeing in India's capital city left him enthralled and ready to see more of the country. "I have about a hundred different places that I'd like to vis...


Sex education: a tangled Web

Lydia Chen Shanghai Daily 11.07.2008
Sex education: a tangled Web

MANY Shanghai students in the crucial 12-19 age range have a sex educator answering the most difficult and delicate questions 24 hours a day.

Dragonair commences Bangalore service

Aviation Record 03.07.2008
Dragonair commences Bangalore service

Dragonair today celebrated the launch of its new scheduled service from Hong Kong to Bengaluru (Bangalore), India, with a ceremony held at the city's international airport to mark the arrival of the first flight.


Marvellous Mumbai

Rosemary Behan The National 03.07.2008
Marvellous Mumbai

In some ways, Mumbai is just a bigger, smellier, dirtier version of London: the trains are packed, people spit in the street and property prices have gone through the roof. But this city of 16 million people – India’s largest – is much more chaoti...

Indians at a railway station in Mumbai

MUMBAI (AFP) — Every morning college student Siddhi Sarangdhar squeezes herself onto a Mumbai train and hopes she will survive the journey to school on the world's busiest -- and deadliest -- rail network.


Druk Air cuts flights to Delhi, Kolkata

The Economic Times 20.06.2008
Druk Air cuts flights to Delhi, Kolkata

THIMPHU: Bhutan's national airline - Druk Air - has temporarily slashed its flight frequency on several routes, including Delhi and Kolkata, to deal with the hike in aviation fuel prices and the lean tourist season.

India's domestic airlines hike fares to beat rising costs

New Delhi, Mumbai, June 19 Domestic air travel has become more costly. With the price of aviation turbine fuel (ATF) soaring, almost all airlines including Air India, Jet Airways, JetLite and the low cost airline, SpiceJet have announced an increa...


Lizards, jackals and birds hold up flights from New Delhi

New Delhi - About 100 flights were delayed in one day from the international airport in New Delhi after monitor lizards, jackals and birds strayed on the runway after early monsoons hit the city, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

Finnair to increase India flights; plans services to Bangalore, Chennai

Mumbai: Nordic carrier Finnair, buoyed by increasing revenues from its India operations, will increase the number of flights to India on Saturdays and add new destinations in addition to Mumbai and Delhi.


Air Arabia doubles frequency of Mumbai flights

MUMBAI - Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) in the Middle East and North Africa, announced on Thursday that beginning on June 8, the number of flights to Mumbai will double, from daily to double daily flights, from the LCC's ...

Hong Kong moves ahead to enhance tourism promos in India

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) unveiled its growth plans for the Indian market to tap the outbound visitors and expand its marketing outreach to Southern India in view of the recent breakthrough in bilateral aviation agreement between India an...


Jet Airways Connects 3 Cities With Daily Flights Mumbai To San Francisco Via Shanghai

Jet Airways, India's premier international airline will commence its daily services from Mumbai to San Francisco via Shanghai, effective June 14, 2008. Jet Airways will thus become the first Indian carrier to operate daily non-stop flights to Shan...