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112 pilots tested positive for alcohol from Jan 2013 till Apr 28

As many as 112 pilots of various airlines tested positive for alcohol prior to the commencement of their flights from January 2013 till April 28, Lok Sabha was informed today.  As per the data available with DGCA, 112 pilots tested positive for alcohol during the pre-flight medical examination from January 2013 till April 28, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma said in a written reply in Lok Sabha.Of these, a maximum number of 33 pilots were from full service carrier Jet ..., 10 minutes ago

Swamy wants day-to-day hearing in SC on Ram temple issue

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today demanded in Rajya Sabha the day-to-day hearing in the Supreme Court on the issue of Ram Janambhoomi temple at Ayodhya. Raising the issue through a point of order, he said both sides to the dispute have said that a court order on the issue would be acceptable to them and so the government must agree to do day-to-day hearing on the issue. The government, he said, should make a statement. "Ram temple matter should be decided on a day-to-day hearing ...
 Rediff.com13 minutes ago How did Swamy get confidential documents, Congress asks in Rajya Sabha  Rediff.com9 hours ago

Fit-again Yuvraj set to play against Gujarat Lions

Veteran batsman Yuvraj Singh has recovered from an ankle injury and is likely to play his first IPL match of the season when Sunrisers Hyderabad take on Gujarat Lions in Hyderabad, on Friday."He (Yuvraj Singh) is available. When we finalise our eleven, he is very much in our thoughts," Sunrisers coach Tom Moody said on Thursday."Yuvraj Singh is a seasoned all-rounder, who brings experience to the team and can make useful contribution to the team both with bat and ball."Moody said the Sunrisers ...
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SC to hear whether WhatsApp message be treated as petition

  Can a WhatsApp message received by a Judge be treated as a petition? A bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur faced the peculiar question when advocate Ashok Arora brought up the issue, saying he had sent the CJI a WhatsApp message from the US about an issue and that the court should have taken cognisance of the matter based on that. "We don't use WhatsApp. You came here from the United States for this matter?" the CJI asked the advocate who instantly replied in the affirmative. "If a ...
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Jobs for India's Youth: Modi's biggest challenge

'It is at the root of all the reservation tussles, and the sharpening polarisation that we witness today, be it on Jat politics or the problems faced by Indians from the north-east in many places,' says Ambassador Kishan S Rana. Many among us, or dare I say most, have ideas on what ails the Indian polity, and what ought to be done. We can sit around wringing our hands and narrating to one another the latest story heard on past misdeeds and current misgovernance. In the housing complex where I ...
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ISL final fracas: FC Goa fined Rs 11 crore; owners banned

- Dattaraj Salgaocar banned from associating with any activity pertaining to ISL matches (including entering stadium) for three ISL seasons. - Srinivas Dempo banned from associating with any activity pertaining to ISL matches (including entering stadium) for two ISL seasons. - FC Goa team shall be docked 15 points in the next ISL season. IMAGE: Elano Blumer of Chennaiyin FC celebrates a goal during Match 9 of the Indian Super League Season 2 against Chennaiyin FC held at the Jawaharlal Nehru ...
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Reliance Jio opens 4G service for public but on invite basis

Reliance group firm employee under the scheme can invite 10 people to buy Jio's 4G sim and LYF handset. Image Mukesh Ambani's family and Shah Rukh Khan at Reliance Jio 4G launch. Photograph: PTI     4G telecom operator Reliance Jio has opened up its services for general public on trial basis but a person will be able to buy its SIM only after getting invite from employees of Reliance Industries group firms. Another rider for availing the service is that the person will have to buy ...
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Free Wi-Fi at 3 more railway stations

Expanding the high-speed Internet network facility, the Railways on Thursday launched the Google's free Wi-Fi service at Vijayawada, Kachiguda and Raipur stations. "As part of the Digital India initiative, we have plan for providing Wi-Fi facilities at a total 400 major stations out of which 100 stations will be equipped this year," Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said after launching the service at three stations through video-conferencing from New Delhi. The Wi-Fi facility at these stations ...
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Pakistan, Indonesia lead in malware attacks

Millions occur each year when the attacker has valid credentials, Microsoft said, meaning the attacker knows a user's login and password. Pakistan, Indonesia, the Palestinian territories, Bangladesh, and Nepal attract the highest rates of attempted malware attacks, according to Microsoft Corp. Countries that attracted the fewest include Japan, Finland, Norway and Sweden, Microsoft said in a new study, based on sensors in systems running Microsoft anti-malware software. "We look at north of 10 ...
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Kanhaiya hospitalised after week-long hunger strike

JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been on hunger strike for a week at the campus, was hospitalised today after his health deteriorated."Kanhaiya is in a bad situation. He is in a semi-conscious state. There is a possibility of internal damage to (his) organs," Umar Khalid, who was charged with sedition along with Kanhaiya and Anirban Bhattacharya, said.Khalid said Kanhaiya started vomiting today morning after which he was "rushed to a hospital".The JNU Students Union (JNUSU) ...
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