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Ferry with 476 people sinking off South Korea

Posted on April 16th, 2014 : Administrator

Ferry with 476 people sinking off South Korea

SEOUL—A South Korean passenger ship carrying more than 470 people, including many high school students, is sinking off the country’s southern coast Wednesday after sending a distress call, officials said. There are no immediate reports of causalities. (more…)

French satellite image also shows possible plane debris, Malaysia says

Posted on March 23rd, 2014 : Administrator

Leading seaman Luke Horsburgh at Australian Navy ship

New French satellite images show possible debris from a missing Malaysian airliner deep in the southern Indian Ocean, Malaysia said on Sunday, adding to growing signs that the plane may have gone down in remote seas off Australia. (more…)

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Australia says possible objects in Indian Ocean

Posted on March 20th, 2014 : Administrator

Tony Abbott on Malaysian Airline - MH370

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Authorities have spotted two objects in the Indian Ocean that are possibly related to the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Thursday. (more…)

Area of Malaysia plane search now size of Australia

Posted on March 19th, 2014 : Administrator

Malaysian Airline - MH370

KUALA LUMPUR – An international land and sea search for a missing Malaysian jetliner is covering an area the size of Australia, authorities said on Tuesday, but police and intelligence agencies have yet to establish a clear motive to explain its disappearance. (more…)

Diversion of MH370 was deliberate: Malaysian PM

Posted on March 15th, 2014 : Administrator

Malaysian Airline - MH370

The Malaysian Prime Minister said investigators now know that the missing Malaysian airliner’s communications were deliberately disabled and that it turned back from its flight to Beijing and flew across Malaysia. (more…)

Satellite looking into missing Malaysia flight detects ‘suspected crash area’

Posted on March 13th, 2014 : Administrator

Chinese satellite image on Malaysia plane MH370

A Chinese satellite probing the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 “observed a suspected crash area at sea,” a Chinese government agency said — a potentially pivotal lead into what thus far has been a frustrating, fruitless search. (more…)

Missing Malaysia Airlines plane ‘may have turned back’

Posted on March 9th, 2014 : Administrator

Relatives of Malaysian Airline plane MH370

Radar signals show a Malaysia Airlines plane that has been missing for more than 24 hours may have turned back, Malaysian officials have said.

Rescue teams looking for the plane have now widened their search area. (more…)

Malaysia Airlines loses contact with jet carrying 239 people

Posted on March 8th, 2014 : Administrator

Malaysian Airline MH370

(CNN) – A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 239 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing disappeared Saturday after losing contact with air traffic controllers, the airline said. (more…)

Jayalalithaa plays politics, declares Rajiv Gandhi assassins will be freed

Posted on February 20th, 2014 : Administrator

Rajiv Gandhi killers (clockwise from top) Nalini, Perarivalan, Murugan and Santhan. The Tamil Nadu Government on Wednesday decided to release all the convicts related to the case.
Rajiv Gandhi killers (clockwise from top) Nalini, Perarivalan, Murugan and Santhan. The Tamil Nadu Government on Wednesday decided to release all the convicts related to the case.

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa triggered outrage in the Congress and elsewhere on Wednesday by announcing her government’s decision to release all seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. It immediately sparked a heated political row with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi asking, “If a Prime Minister’s killers can be released, what kind of justice should the common man expect?” (more…)

Four Rajiv Gandhi killers, including Nalini Sriharan, to be freed, decides Tamil Nadu government

Posted on February 19th, 2014 : Administrator

Rajiv Gandhi killers

Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government has decided to release three men and one woman convicted of killing former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991. The death sentence of the men was commuted to life in prison by the Supreme Court yesterday. (more…)

Microsoft names India-born Nadella as next CEO, Gates to advise on technology

Posted on February 5th, 2014 : Administrator

Satya Nadella

Microsoft Corp named 22-year company veteran Satya Nadella as its next chief executive officer on Tuesday and said co-founder Bill Gates would step down as chairman and advise the new CEO on technology, marking an epochal change of control at the company that drove the PC revolution.

Nadella, a 46-year old born in India who led the creation of Microsoft’s Internet-based, or “cloud” computing services, is only Microsoft’s third CEO in 39 years, taking over from Steve Ballmer, who inherited the job from Gates in 2000. (more…)

Indian Diplomat Khobragade’s ‘human rights’ treatment shows how grateful US is to India

Posted on January 12th, 2014 : Administrator

Devyani Khobragade crying

- by Shenali D Waduge -

Firstly, what must be said is that if Devyani Khobragade did wrong whether she is an American, an Indian or a diplomat a wrong is a wrong. Both India and Ms. Khobragade has to accept this. Therefore, the question of her innocence is not what is being argued. What is under discussion is for forging a document did the Indian diplomat have to be strip searched, cavity searched and DNA swabbed. How does stripping clothes of a diplomat have anything to do with a forged document? Given that the authorities decided to arrest because they had sufficient proof all that needed to be done was to arrest her, inform the Indian mission and question her, charge her and send her back. (more…)

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