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Air India makes history, lands in Israel using Saudi airspace

Air India makes history, lands in Israel using Saudi airspace

Air India’s maiden flight to Israel has landed in Tel Aviv, reducing the travel time substantially after Saudi Arabia for the first time allowed a commercial flight to use its airspace, indicating a thaw in relations between the Arab kingdom and the Jewish state. IMAGE: An Air India Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner plane receives a water cannon salute upon its landing at Ben Gurion International Airport in Lod, near Tel Aviv, Israel. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters Heralding a new ..., 14 hours ago

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Nobody should be shouted down at varsities by saying 'you are anti-national': Rajan

Former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan today said universities need to be "safe spaces" where debates takes place and no one is shouted down after being branded an "anti-national".  Every stream of thought needs to be encouraged in a varsity, he said, citing instances like one of his colleagues at the University of Chicago inviting President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Banon to speak, despite not agreeing with his views.  "We need to learn to respect ...
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Dhawan confident that team will do well in England

We need to start preparing early for England tour: Dhawan IMAGE: India's Shikhar Dhawan. Photograph: PTI Star opener Shikhar Dhawan, on Friday, made it clear that if Indian team intends to do well in upcoming England tour, the preparations for that would need to start early. Indian team's preparations before the South African tour was panned by one and all as they didn't play any practice games but Dhawan is confident that they can do well in England if they can prepare on the kind of ...
 Rediff.com6 hours ago BCCI confident 'India can carry the momentum into England'  Rediff.com4 days ago

Chandrayaan-2 launch postponed to October

The launch of India's second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2, slated for next month, has been postponed to October as the experts have suggested some tests, the Indian Space Research Organisation said on Friday. The experts had met recently and suggested the tests, following which the mission will now be launched in October, ISRO chairman K Sivan said.   "Chandrayaan 2 will not be in April, it has been changed to October," he told reporters at the airport in Chennai. Union Minister of State in ...
 Rediff.com8 hours ago

No name change for Mallya's Force India

'To change chassis name, from what I understand, you can’t do it in the middle of the season' IMAGE: Force India unveil the Force India VJM11. Photograph: Force India/Twitter Force India will not be changing their name this season despite having a new one in mind, the Formula One team said at the opening Australian Grand Prix.   Chief operating office Otmar Szafnauer said they had run out of time. "It’s not going to happen this year," he told the website. "To ...
 Rediff.com8 hours ago

Yuki cruises into Miami Open second round

IMAGE: Yuki Bhambri of India celebrates a point. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images India's tennis ace Yuki Bhambri continued his recent good run as he swept aside Mirza Basic of Bosnia-Herzegovina in straight sets to storm into the second round of the Miami Open on Friday.The 25-year-old looked dominant throughout the match as he registered a comfortable 7-5, 6-3 win over Basic in a one-sided opening round clash that lasted one hour and 32 minutes.   The match saw Bhambri save five of ...
 Rediff.com11 hours ago

Australia drops work visa used mainly by Indians

The 457 visa programme, used by over 95,000 foreign workers, a majority of them Indians, was replaced on March 18 by a new Temporary Skills Shortage visa programme.  Australia has abolished its popular employer-sponsored 457 visa programme, widely used by Indians, replacing it with new stringent programme that requires higher English language proficiency and job skills.  The 457 visa programme, used by over 95,000 foreign workers, a majority of them Indians, was replaced on March 18 ...
 Rediff.com12 hours ago

Will India turn into a nation of minorities?

'Will the liberals explain if minorities are under such a dire threat in India, how come more and more groups want to separate from the majority and want themselves to be declared a minority?' asks Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). IMAGE: Clashes break out in Kalburgi, March 19, 2018, after the Karnataka government announced that the Lingayats would be granted a separate religion. Photograph: PTI Photo Just when one thought that politics in India had reached a nadir, Indian politicians and ...
 Rediff.com12 hours ago

'India's IT system is safe and secure'

'Information highways are getting stronger and being strengthened.''Occasionally, accidents could occur. But do you stop constructing highways because two motor cars collide?' Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/ "India has the biggest footprint of Facebook," Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad tells Kiran Rathee. There have been reports of cyber theft and data loss on a regular basis. How secure is India's cyber space? First of all, India's IT system is safe and secure. I will ...
 Rediff.com16 hours ago

Not happy with Indian equity returns? Buy international funds

Apart from sustaining your portfolio when the domestic market is faring well, global diversification also safeguards it against currency risk, experts tell Sanjay Kumar Singh. At a time when the trailing three-month return for most equity fund categories have turned negative, one category that is still in the positive is international funds (return 4.22 per cent; source: Value Research), underlining the ability of these funds to act as portfolio diversifiers.   Like most investors ...
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