Jet Airways plane loses cabin pressure, 30 suffer bleeding

Jet Airways plane loses cabin pressure, 30 suffer bleeding

Passengers on board the Mumbai-Jaipur Jet Airways flight wear oxygen masks during an emergency after cabin pressure drop, in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)   Mumbai, September 20 (IANS): At least 30 passengers of a Jet Airways suffered ear and nose bleeding due to low cabin pressure early on Thursday during the aircraft’s ascent here, following which […]

Deep sea robots reveal mineral riches in the abyss

Deep sea robots reveal mineral riches in the abyss

A bastnaesite mineral containing rare earth is pictured at a laboratory of Yasuhiro Kato, an associate professor of earth science at the University of Tokyo. (REUTERS File Photo)   BERGEN, Norway, September 20 (Reuters): From the safety of their research vessel, scientists are exploring one of Earth’s last frontiers – the sea floor – to discover […]

Fan makers seek lowering of GST to 12%

Fan makers seek lowering of GST to 12%

Kolkata, September 20 (IANS): Fan manufacturers on Thursday said they have sought a further reduction in goods and services tax (GST) to bring it to 12 per cent from 18 per cent. They also urged the Centre not to club the product with luxury items.   “The Association has submitted representations to the GST Council to […]

SBI posts should be open to executives of nationalised banks, says AIBEA official

SBI posts should be open to executives of nationalised banks, says AIBEA official

Chennai, September 20 (IANS): Executive Directors (ED) of the nationalised banks should be considered for the post of Deputy Managing Directors (DMD) in the State Bank of India, an All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA) official said.   “There should be a two way traffic of executives between SBI and nationalised banks. The EDs of nationalised […]

Malnutrition, child deaths plague India’s tribal people, says government

Malnutrition, child deaths plague India’s tribal people, says government

Members of the Dongria Kondh tribe gather on top of the Niyamgiri mountain, which they worship as their living god, to protest against plans by Vedanta Resources to mine bauxite from that mountain near Lanjigarh in India’s Orissa state February 21, 2010. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause   Among indigenous communities, 57 out of every 1,000 children die […]

Former Malaysian PM charged with money laundering, abuse of power

Former Malaysian PM charged with money laundering, abuse of power

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak presents the 2018 budget at the parliament house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (REUTERS File Photo)   KUALA LUMPUR, September 20 (Reuters): Malaysian prosecutors charged former Prime Minister Najib Razak with 21 counts of money laundering and four counts of abuse of power on Thursday over hundreds of millions of dollars received […]

Hungary sentences Syrian migrant to five years’ jail for border riot

Hungary sentences Syrian migrant to five years’ jail for border riot

Hungarian judge Erik Mezolaki listens as the defendant lawyer Peter Barandy delivers closing arguments in the case of Syrian-Cypriot Ahmed Hamed accused of illegally crossing the border and playing a part in a riot at Hungary’s border with Serbia in September 2015, in Szeged, Hungary on September 20. (REUTERS Photo)   SZEGED, Hungary, September 20 […]

Tripura seeks Rs 1,500 cr central aid to hike government employees salaries

Agartala, September 20 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has demanded Rs 1,500 crore from the Centre to hike salaries and allowances of 214,661 state government employees and pensioners, an official said here on Thursday.   The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led alliance government is keen to implement the party’s pre-poll promise to raise the […]

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