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Business News Archive - August 12, 2008

By Bonnie Pfister Flights between Pittsburgh International Airport and regional airports formerly connected by ailing US Airways' commuter service could be revived next year, if a proposal gets off the ground.

NEW DELHI: The IGI Airport will soon have three runways. But, it seems some pilots have trouble landing on the right airstrip even now when the place has only two of them.

Hundreds killed in plane crash A Japanese Airlines jumbo jet carrying 509 passengers and 15 crew from Tokyo to Osaka crashed near the remote Mount Takamagahara. Four survivors were rescued (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

HYDERABAD: A Bangalorebound flight had an emergency landing at the Rajiv Gandhi International airport at Shamshabad immediately after it took off on Saturday. A Jet Airways flight from Hyderabad to Bangalore with about 100 passengers took off from the international airport.

By CHINMAYI SHALYA MUMBAI: A bag lying unattended for almost an hour between departure gates B and C of the international terminal was not reason enough for the airport manager to summon the bomb detection and disposal squad (BDDS) for a security check.

By Presenna Nambiar MALAYSIAN Airline System Bhd (MAS) is finalising plans to pay US$91.5 million (RM304 million) for five turboprop aircraft it will receive this year. "We have different methods we can look at.

By James Thompson; Sean O'Grady The size of some the UK's best-loved products has been secretly shrunk without any reduction in price, as manufacturers desperately try to claw back soaring inflationary costs.

Marwit Capital Linda Chaffin, 949-861-3636 Lchaffin@Marwit.com Marwit Capital Partners II, L.P.

By Cliff Feltham Such are the rewards offered by the global commodities boom that miners will pay almost any price to acquire their rivals.

MANGALORE: Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Saturday indicated toughening his stance against rampant mining in the state. Speaking at a party workers meeting here, Yeddyurappa said that the state was contemplating to give mining licences only to those who would start steel industry.

Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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