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Shahkar Abidi

  • Touch down: Passengers from Ebola-affected countries arrive, no sign of virus

    Staff at terminal 2 of the city airport was on their toes, as nearly 80 passengers evacuated from Liberia and Nigeria for suspected ebola cases, landed through out the day under strict monitoring by doctors and paramedical staff. However, none of the passengers were detected positive for Eloba, the...

    Wednesday, 27 August 2014 - 6:00am
  • Have the Odyssey of a lifetime for Rs 7 lakh

    Want to visit Ajanta and Ellora or seek the blessings of the Shirdi Sai Baba or frolic in Goa? Now, travel to any of these places in style in the ultra-luxury train promoted by the state tourism department. The 21-coach Deccan Odyssey train, which will have spas and bars, will run its first...

    Wednesday, 27 August 2014 - 5:15am
  • ATC staffers work continously for 11 hours, puts life of fliers at risk

    The lives of around 64 passengers on board a JetLite aircraft flying from Rajkot to Mumbai was put to risk recently when two air traffic controllers monitoring the flight operations at Rajkot airport were made to work for 11 hours continuously, as the flight was delayed due to a technical snag....

    Tuesday, 26 August 2014 - 6:40am
  • Mumbai airport to implant special grass which deters birds

    In order to address the problem of bird hits which endangers flight safety and causes huge loses, city airport will soon implant special variety of grass which will keep away insects and birds. The authorities at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) have sanctioned a year-long study to...

    Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 7:30am
  • Drunk NCP leader thrown out of Jet flight

    A drunk NCP leader was asked to get off a Jet Airways plane in Mumbai on Thursday night after he started misbehaving with the cabin crew. The leader has more than a dozen criminal cases registered against him, including a case of attempt to murder. Most of his close family members also hold...

    Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 5:15am
  • Confirmed ticket doesn't automatically mean that one can take that flight

    It was expecting a comfortable journey home that a senior media executive reached the city airport on Thursday afternoon. He had every reason to be optimistic as he had a confirmed seat on a JetKonnect flight to Delhi. However, his expectations were belied when an airline staffer curtly informed...

    Friday, 15 August 2014 - 5:55am
  • Bombay High Court pulls up Air India for banning pilots' union

    AI pulled up for banning pilots' union without valid reasons

    Thursday, 14 August 2014 - 6:30am
  • Vistara’s plan is flying

    The much-expected announcement of the inauguration of the Tata-Singapore Airlines venture, Vistara, is bound to create a major churn in the Indian aviation which has just seen the arrival of another new airline, Air Asia. Vistara will take a long time to make an impact on the foreign travel market...

    Wednesday, 13 August 2014 - 6:15am
  • dna impact: Help pours in for handicapped badminton player

    Following a dna report in June on the financial hardships of a handicapped badminton player, two corporate groups have come forward to support him. Standing not-too-tall at 4 feet, but nevertheless with a high stature in the world of badminton, Mark Dharmai is now earing up to participate in a...

    Saturday, 9 August 2014 - 1:45pm
  • dna impact: Help pours in for badminton player

    Following a dna report in June on the financial hardships of a handicapped badminton player, two corporate groups have come forward to support him. Standing not-too-tall at 4 feet, but nevertheless with a high stature in the world of badminton, Mark Dharmai is now earing up to participate in a...

    Saturday, 9 August 2014 - 7:55am