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Business News Archive - September 16, 2008

An expansion of Exeter International Airport will only get the go ahead if it does more to limit noise and damage to the environment, Exeter City Council has said.

Hopes of neatly wrapping up the remainder of this year's wheat harvest in the Westcountry are steadily washing away with the autumn rain.

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Joe McMonigle of the Abraham Energy Report, +1-202-393- 4673 WASHINGTON, Sept.

Hull: A new generation of schools due to be built in the city over the next 10 years could be powered by natural energy.

By Philip Hensher Alitalia, the hilarious national airline of Italy, is teetering on the verge of bankruptcy. The Italian government has been trying to find a buyer for the airline for two years now, without any success. Now it looks almost certain to go under.

By Anshul Dhamija Bangalore: Considering an overseas vacation but put off by high airfares? Here's your chance. Flying abroad from Bangalore just got cheaper than flying within India.

By Yogesh Naik PUNE/MUMBAI: The City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) will have to change the course of two rivers, the Ulwe and the Gadhi, and reclaim an island called Waghivli to construct the proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport.

By Sachin Dravekar NAGPUR: Monitors at the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar international airport air traffic control (ATC) have gone blank since Tuesday evening after the airport radar broke down due to lightening.

By Saurabh Sinha NEW DELHI: The Kingfisher-Deccan combine may have started operating flights on a common code named IT, but Air India and Indian Airlines that integrated last August may continue using two codes, AI and IA, at least for two more quarters.

By Saurabh Sinha NEW DELHI: Indian carriers may have got away with keeping fuel surcharge at stratospheric levels even after crude prices came down, but their reluctance to refund money for tickets cancelled well in time could soon cost them dear.

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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