AI crises deepens, 25 more pilots sacked
The crisis in Air India has deepened with the airline management sacking 25 more pilots and asking the Director General, Civil Aviation, to cancel licences of 11 dismissed office bearers of the Indian Pilots Guild after over 200 striking pilots refused to return to work. The total number of pilots who have been dismissed since their agitation started on Tuesday has gone up to 71.
Delaying NCTC will increase risk: PC
Home Minister P Chidambaram has said the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) was the need of the hour as the threat perception of terrorism continues to be high. Addressing a meeting of the Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Home Affairs in New Delhi on Friday, the Home Minister said delay in setting up the anti-terror hub would increase the risk in the country.
UP Govt announces unemployment allowance for youth
The Uttar Pradesh Government has decided to give Rs 1,000 per month as unemployment allowance to the youth between 30 and 40 years of age.It has been decided by the State Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
Ambedkar cartoon issue: NCERT withdraws book
The controversial cartoon on Dr.B.R Ambedkar, which rocked both House of Parliament on Friday, has been withdrawn from the NCERT text book of Class XI.
Greek tragedy looms large
In Greece, continuing political uncertainty is casting doubts on the country’s future in the Euro zone. Leader of the Greek ‘Socialist Party’ Evengelos Venezoles says he has failed to form a coalition Government following Sunday’s inconclusive election.
Industrial production declines 3.5% in March 2012
The country’s industrial production declined 3.5 per cent in March 2012, mainly on account of contraction in manufacturing and mining output. Growth in factory output, as measured by the Index of Industrial Production, had stood at 9.4 per cent in March last year.
3 LeT men arrested in J&K Sarpanch murder case
In Jammu and Kashmir, police arrested three Lashkar-e-Taiba activists and achieved a major success in cracking murder case of a Sarpanch of Panchayat Halqa Hawoora in Kulgam district who was killed in February last. Superintendent of Police Kulgam Mohammed Shafi Mir told reporters that all three persons involved in the killing belonged to village Hawoora.
IPL: KKR take on Mumbai Indians; CSK vrs Daredevils
In today’s Indian Premier League (IPL) fixtures, Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Mumbai Indians in Kolkata at 4 PM while Chennai Super Kings will clash with Delhi Daredevils at Chennai at 8 pm. On Friday, half centuries by Chris Gayle and Tilakaratne Dilshan helped Royal Challengers Bangalore defeat Pune Warriors India by 35 runs in a league match of the IPL Twenty-20 cricket tournament at Pune.