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Air India flies Delhi-San Francisco nonstop over Pacific, and into record books

Air India flies Delhi-San Francisco nonstop over Pacific, and ...

Flying Delhi to San Francisco over the Pacific Ocean instead of the Atlantic, as it had done till last week, has earned Air India the record of operating the world's longest nonstop flight.The Pacific route is almost 1,400 km longer than the Atlantic one, and the flight covered 15,300 kilometres in 14.5 hours. Despite the route being longer, the flight took almost two hours less thanks to tailwinds -- winds that blow in the same direction as an aircraft ..., 3 days ago

Not deterred by bullets, J&K boy returns home to collect books

As mortar shells rained on a nondescript Gigriyal village in Jammu and Kashmir's Pallanwala, 15-year-old Surinder Kumar risked his life and returned home from a makeshift camp miles away to collect his books that he could not pick up while fleeing to safety. Kumar, Class X student from the frontier Gigriyal village in Pallanwala sector, along with his family members, had to hurriedly abandon his house and flee to a nearby safe camp after the Pakistani army resorted to "unprovoked" firing post ...
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Why this model arranges funeral services

Model Daljeet Sean Singh wants to give people a meaningful farewell. The loss of a loved one overwhelms you with inconsolable grief. Then you have to overcome your sorrow to perform the last rites for the departed soul. This was something Daljeet Sean Singh, left, went through when he lost family. Antim Yatra, his company, assists people organise funeral services.'s Tista Sengupta spoke to Daljeet Singh to find out more about Antim Yatra. You were spotted at the Lakme Fashion Week ...
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Tata Board has not covered itself with glory, Cyrus Mistry writes stinging email

In a "protest" email to Tata Board members, Cyrus Mistry has said that he is "shocked at the manner of his removal" and has called it unprecedented."The board has not covered itself with glory," Mistry reportedly said in the email, adding that the board "never gave me a chance to defend myself."Mistry was removed as chairman of Tata Sons in a dramatic board meeting on Monday and Ratan Tata was brought back as interim chairman until a new appointment is ...
 Rediff.com1 hour ago This isn't a court hearing, Cyrus Mistry was told when he objected  Rediff.com1 day ago

The Yadav who doesn't want anything to do with Akhilesh-Mulayam spat

Even as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has been busy fighting his father and Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav to take control of the party, his step-brother Prateek Yadav has kept himself away from the hullaballoo and has been busy building his biceps. Prateek, the son of Mulayam's second wife Sadhana Yadav, is hardly known in political circles. Sadhana's name was dragged into the current political imbroglio after Samajwadi Party MLC Udayveer wrote a letter to ...
 Rediff.com2 hours ago

Ailing AMU professor waits for ambulance for 6 hours, dies

A 64-year-old senior Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) professor, a cancer patient, died at the varsity's hospital after the authorities could not arrange an ambulance for him for over six hours, bringing the establishment under the lens for medical negligence once again.Professor D Murthy's doctors at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) had advised that he be shifted to a Delhi hospital after his condition deteriorated following surgery on Sunday. Murthy was the chairman of AMU's department ...
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Paul Beatty becomes first American to win Booker Prize

The author wins for The Sellout, a satire of US racial politics. IMAGE: Winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize Paul Beatty poses with his novel The Sellout. Photograph: John Phillips - WPA Pool/Getty Images Paul Beatty has become the first American author to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize for The Sellout -- a satire of race and class in the United States. The novel, described by the judges as “shocking and unexpectedly funny”, tells the story of an ...
 Rediff.com3 hours ago

WTA Tour Finals: Superb Kerber overwhelms Halep

IMAGE: Angelique Kerber of Germany is presented her WTA Year-end Number One Trophy on the sidelines of the round robin matches at the WTA Finals in Singapore on Tuesday. Photograph: Yong Teck Lim/Reuters Angelique Kerber produced a polished display to claim her second straight win at the WTA Finals with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Simona Halep on Tuesday, the world number one virtually booking a spot in the semi-finals of the elite eight-woman event. Kerber, who beat Slovak Dominika ...
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The Rs 37-lakh Honda Accord hybrid now in India

The Accord hybrid has a 2-litre petrol engine combined with two electric motors Japanese auto major Honda, on Tuesday, launched its flagship model Honda Accord hybrid in India priced at Rs 37 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). India is only the sixth country globally where Honda has launched the Accord Hybrid since its debut earlier this year. "It is always our endeavour to offer Honda's latest technology and products to Indian customers and the introduction of the Accord Hybrid is in line with our ...
 Rediff.com17 hours ago

CBI probe in Embraer deal to continue; new blacklisting policy soon: Parrikar

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer cannot escape Indian laws just because it has struck a settlement with American authorities over corruption in sale of planes to India and three other countries, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday. He said a new blacklisting policy will be finalised next month. “The CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) investigation into the $208 million (Rs 1,390 crore) deal will go by Indian laws on corruption, kickbacks, whatever it is, subject to ...
 Rediff.com18 hours ago Embraer to pay $205 mn to settle graft charges in India, 3 other countries  Rediff.com1 day ago
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