Day: March 13, 2019

Pakistan air force says fighter jet test-fired smart missile

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s air force says one of its fighter jets successfully test-fired a locally developed missile, described as a “smart weapon.” The announcement follows recent skirmishes with rival India over disputed Kashmir during which Pakistan said it shot down two Indian planes and captured a pilot, who […]

CEO steps down as dozens ensnared in college admissions scam

BOSTON — A college admissions scandal moved from bombshell indictments to guilty pleas in a matter of hours, yet the full fallout from the federal case against the rich and famous could take months or more to unfold. Big names such as actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin […]

Information void in plane crash leads many to take action

In the days since an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed after taking off for Nairobi and killed all 157 people aboard, there have been many questions but not a lot of answers. That absence of information — fear of the unknown — has led dozens of countries to ground […]

3-story building collapses in Nigeria with children inside

LAGOS, Nigeria — Frantic rescue efforts were underway in Nigeria on Wednesday after a three-story school building collapsed while classes were in session, with scores of children thought to be inside. Associated Press video from the scene showed a dust-covered child being carried out of the rubble, to […]

Norway wealth fund’s watchdog turns spotlight on India shipbreaking

OSLO – The ethics watchdog for Norway’s $1-trillion wealth fund will focus this year on shipbreaking on India’s beaches, which endangers workers and pollutes the sea and sand, and will also look into pollution caused by pharmaceutical companies. The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, created from the proceeds […]

Congress promises jobs for women amid heated election campaign

NEW DELHI – Congress party will reserve a third of government jobs for women if it comes into power, its chief Rahul Gandhi said on Wednesday, in a sign women’s rights are rising up the political agenda for next month’s election. Over the last week, two powerful parties […]

India won’t take deliveries of Boeing 737 MAX until safety concerns cleared

MUMBAI  – The Indian government has decided to bar Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from flying in Indian skies and will not take any deliveries of the narrowbody jet until safety concerns are cleared, an official from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said. Boeing Co’s 737 MAX aircraft […]

You can’t have negative atmosphere and expect economic growth: Rahul Gandhi

Chennai, Mar 13: You can’t have a negative, fearful atmosphere in the country and expect economic growth, which is directly related to the mood of the country, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on Wednesday. Addressing women students at the Stella Maris College here, he said the Congress will change […]

Boeing 737 Max grounding: Aviation min calls meeting at 4pm with airlines for contingency plan

New Delhi, Mar 13: The Civil Aviation Ministry will hold a meeting with airlines at 4 pm on Wednesday to prepare a contingency plan as a number of flights have been cancelled following the grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, a senior government official said. On Tuesday night, […]

Verdict due in MtGox bitcoin embezzlement case

The former high-flying head of collapsed bitcoin exchange MtGox will learn his fate Friday as a Tokyo court hands down its verdict on charges of faking digital data and embezzling millions of dollars. Prosecutors have called for a 10-year jail sentence for French-born Mark Karpeles, 33, who denies […]

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