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Search Google using your voice via iPhone

This is way too cool to pass up. The New York Times reports Google researchers have added sophisticated voice recognition technology to the company’s search software for the Apple iPhone. Users of the free application, which Apple is expected to make available as soon as Friday through its iTunes store, can place the phone to their ear and ask virtually …

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Man cheats death under Mumbai local train

I came across a startling set of photos at http://rammy-time2know.blogspot.com/2008/10/death-wont-be-closer-than-this.html. The blog article is definitely worth a visit. A man slipped under the local train and only by some miracle has survived. For sure, God and all angels were looking out for this fool, since he wasn’t.

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Olympics-sized profit warning: CAPA

By TBM Staff | Beijing Beijing Capital International Airport performed without fault in the lead-up to and during the 2008 Summer Olympics, with reports the ‘mass exodus’ after the closing ceremony is also progressing smoothly. This is a great credit to the planning and execution of airport officials. According to a Centre for Asia Pacific Association (CAPA),as predicted in the …

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BIAL airport faces probe by legislators

New Bangalore airport faces probe by legislatorsAugust 10th, 2008 ICT by IANs By Vishwanath KarnicBangalore, Aug 10 (IANS) The two-month old Bangalore international airport, a Rs. 25-billion ($625-million) greenfield project, faces a probe by a Karnataka legislators’ panel over alleged deviation in design and lack of sufficient facilities for passengers as well as visitors. “The new airport is no better …

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A quiet revolution in service delivery ?

As my final post for the month of July, I reproduce a touching example of the revolutionary change occurring within the aviation sector in India. Indian Airlines is 100% government owned, and has mended its ways thanks to the competition from private sector airlines. A similar revolution has already occurred at the state owned BSNL, who is competing head on …

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Bumpy landing for Bangalore’s airport dream

Leave three hours to get there… By Saritha RaiWednesday 30 July 2008 There were high hopes for Bangalore’s multimillion dollar air hub, which opened in May. But locating it in a near wilderness without a decent road was not a great start, says Saritha Rai. Raghu Shenoy, chief executive of a small Bangalore IT services firm, thinks nothing of jumping …

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BIAL’s handling of passengers irks aviation ministry

Sindhu Bhattacharya NEW DELHI: The Bangalore International Airport (BIAL) just keeps courting controversies. First, the issue of keeping the old HAL airport open resurfaced with the Karnataka chief minister raising the issue recently. And now, the ministry of civil aviation has expressed its displeasure over the new airport’s passenger handling capacity. In fact, the ministry has already asked the Airports …

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Indian aviation grows bucking global trend: OAG

Global growth rate of flights continues to slowdown: OAGBy TBM Staff | MumbaiThe world’s airlines are scheduled to operate just one per cent more flights for July 2008 compared with the same month last year. According to the latest statistics from OAG (Official Airline Guide), the world’s authority on flight information, this represents an additional 34,800 flights. Capacity for July …

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Keep HAL airport open: AAI

Keep HAL airport open: AAI24 Jul 2008, TNN Anshul Dhamija and Sujit John Bangalore: The new Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) has landed in a turbulent whirlwind with the Airports Authority of India (AAI). The AAI has prepared a report that says that BIA’s capacity is less than what its promoters have stated, that the airport is already saturated, and that …

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Kingfisher Airlines firms up Heathrow plans

Kingfisher Airlines firms up Heathrow plansBy Brendan Sobie India’s Kingfisher Airlines is preparing to launch its first two international routes, connecting Bangalore and Mumbai with London Heathrow, at the end of August or beginning of September. The carrier also is aiming to begin its first US route, connecting Bangalore with San Francisco, in September or October. Kingfisher chairman Vijay Mallya …

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BIAL discouraging regional flight passengers

Plane truth: Trains fare betterBy Nandini Chandrashekar, DH News Service, Bangalore: Frequent short haul air travellers from Bangalore seem to be preferring the train, discouraged by the distance and time taken to travel to the new Bengaluru International Airport (BIA). South-Western Railway officials here have noticed a great increase in passengers notably on the Shatabdi trains running between Chennai and …

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Air passenger traffic declines 4%

Air passenger traffic takes a hit on high faresAnirban Chowdhury / New Delhi July 11, 2008 Dips 4 per cent in July first week for the first time in 3 years. For the first time in the past three years, the first week of July has seen the domestic air passenger traffic declining by 4 per cent over the year-ago …

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GoI may miss July 18th deadline in High Court

HAL airport: Centre may seek more time to get back to HC The issue of keeping HAL airport open even after the new airport becomes operational has become contentious as the agreement signed with the promoters states that the existing airport will close when Devanahalli starts functioning Ashwini Phadnis New Delhi, July 8 A decision on whether the HAL airport …

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Interview of Mr. Albert Brunner, CEO, BIAL on India Infoline

Mr Albert Brunner, CEO, Bangalore International Airport ProjectJul 08, 2008 Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), the owner and operator of the new Bengaluru International Airport, is a public limited company, registered under the Indian Companies Act. A private-public venture, the project realized so far and the upcoming phases are being built and will be operated by the company for the …

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Bial will break even in 5 years if allowed to charge user fee

Venkatesha Babu Bangalore: Seventeen years after it was conceived, the Bengaluru International Airport became operational on the night of 24-25 May after several delays. From the day of its launch, the airport has been in the news mainly for the wrong reasons, from complaints over poor connectivity to inadequate toilet facilities. This, however, doesn’t seem to faze Albert Brunner, the …

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CISF delays prevents HAL airport handling charter flights

HAL can’t handle charter flightsMonday July 7 2008 Monica Jha BANGALORE: Despite receiving a green signal from the Ministry of Civil Aviation to operate charter flights, the HAL Airport is in no position to handle charter flights. The reason being that the security mechanism at the HAL Airport is inadequate for the handling of take-offs and landings of charter flights. …

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Bangalore losing aviation shows to Hyderabad

Hemanth C S BANGALORE: The city was once considered the ‘Aviation Hub of India’ and the host for aviation-related events and exhibitions, due to its proximity to various state-owned aeronautical organisations, like Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, National Aerospace Laboratories and other agencies. However, today it is no longer the preferred choice for such events, as two of the country’s biggest civil …

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BIA runway may be on course

BIA runway may be on courseDH News Service, New Delhi: In a relief to the Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL), the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has rejected the defence ministry objections to the direction of the second runway of the Devanahalli aerodrome. After holding meetings with the parties concerned as directed by the Union cabinet secretary, the DGCA …

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