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Jet Airways says talks on with pilots to resolve salary disbursement issues

Jet Airways is flying ‘high’!

Earlier in the Monsoon Session of Parliament, the Lok Sabha was told that in the last three years 122 pilots—110 of whom were first-time violators—of domestic airlines have been found inebriated prior to takeoff. Medical examinations are conducted on all pilots to ensure they are fit to fly. Mumbai airport[Read More…]

Remembering the ‘People’s President’, APJ Abdul Kalam

Wednesday marks the first death anniversary of former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam, fondly known as the People’s President, who breathed his last in Shillong last year. Kalam, a scientist who is known as the father of India’s missile defence programme, was one of India’s most-loved presidents. His death was[Read More…]

TM Krishna, Bezwada Wilson win the 2016 Ramon Magsaysay award

Two Indians have received the 2016 Ramon Magsaysay award, acclaimed Carnatic musician TM Krishna and social activist Bezwada Wilson. Krishna was conferred the award for his “ensuring social inclusiveness in culture” while Wilson was recognised for “asserting the inalienable right to a life of human dignity”. The four other awardees[Read More…]

Rape survivor wins fight against ‘monstrous’ abortion law

Acting on a plea challenging the validity of abortion laws in India, the apex court has delivered an historic judgment on Monday. The Supreme Court has permitted the termination of a 24-week-old pregnancy after medical reports confirmed that the foetus had severe abnormalities and could gravely endanger the “mental and[Read More…]

Twitter applauds Sushma Swaraj's 'celestial diplomacy'

Congress in support of Sushma Swaraj over Kashmir issue

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday levelled directly at Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for instigating the recent violence in Jammu and Kashmir. She clearly stated that “All of Kashmir belongs to India” and asked Pakistan to withdraw from the parts of Kashmir it has illegally occupied. After Sushma[Read More…]

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