A dense blanket of fog enveloped the entire North affecting schedule of at least 70 trains and hitting road traffic adversely while there was no let up in cold wave on Saturday which claimed five lives in Uttar Pradesh and two in Punjab.
Tehelka Magazine on Friday claimed some officials, bureaucrats and other VIPs had "abused" their status to get free tickets and other facilities from a private airline in gross violation of service rules and propriety.
Air India and private airlines on Saturday continued their evacuation exercise from flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir, carrying several tonnes of relief materials and flying back almost 1,100 stranded people.
In a frightening incident, a Brussels-bound Jet Airways flight from Mumbai suddenly dropped 5,000 feet in the Ankara airspace over Turkey as the commander of the Boeing 777 aircraft was sleeping and thy co-pilot was busy with her tablet.
India`s civil aviation ministry Friday said Air India - which resumed its flights to Moscow after over a decade - and Jet Airways will immediately change their flight paths to avoid the conflict zone of Ukraine.
Indian carriers, Air India and Jet Airways, are likely to avoid the airspace of war-torn eastern Ukraine in view of reported shooting down of a Malaysian airliner in which all 295 people on board were killed on Thursday.
Gulf carrier Etihad Airways and its equity partner in India, Jet Airways, have signed up a new sponsorship deal making them principal sponsors and official airlines of IPL franchise Mumbai Indians (MI).