Indian court to fine airlines for dropping human waste

Indian court to fine airlines for dropping human waste

India, Dec 21 (NIA) - A court in India has ruled that airlines will be fined Rs.50,000 (736 US dollars) if their planes release human waste from toilets while being in the air. The ruling was made after a a retired Indian army officer, claimed that the terrace of his house in south New Delhi was being repeatedly spattered with...

Sri Lankan naval rating who tried to kill Rajiv Gandhi being probed for plotting to kill Sirisena

Colombo, December 20 (NIA): The Sri Lankan government has said that it is investigating a former navy sailor, Wijemuni Vijitha Rohana de Silva, for suspected involvement in a plot to kill Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on January 26, 2017. Incidentally, Rohana de Silva had attempted to assassinate India’s Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in July 1987, after the latter “imposed”...

India-England Chepauk memories

India-England Chepauk memories

Previous Test matches between England and India in Chennai have produced some memorable anecdotes, both on and off the field, writes Kanishkaa Balachandran. For cricket starved fans in Chennai, the fifth Test against England at the MA Chidambaram Stadium was something to look forward to. There was a huge scare that the timing of Cyclone Vardah would shift the Test...

Indian opposition slams Modi government’s decision to appoint a junior officer as Army Chief

New Delhi, December 18 (Indian Express): The Indian government’s decision to appoint Lt General Bipin Rawat as the new Army chief has unleashed a fierce battle between the government and the opposition. The opposition is opposed to the appointment of a junior officer, superseding seniors like Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi, the Commander-in-Chief of the Eastern Command, and Lt Gen P M...

Cyclone Vardah proves technology is not always a boon

Sofia Juliet/ The Hindu Even as the city struggles to recover from the trail of destruction Cyclone Vardah has left behind, cashless ATMs and poor network connectivity have only added to the woes of residents. The disruption of mobile services has severely affected drivers and customers of taxi aggregators such as Ola and Uber, who depend on GPS for rides....

Subramania Bharathi’s great grandson to speak at Indian Republic Day function in Jaffna

Subramania Bharathi’s great grandson to speak at Indian Republic Day function in Jaffna

Colombo, December 16 (The New Indian Express): Rajkumar Bharathi, a great grandson of the Indian nationalist poet Mahakavi Subramania Bharathi and a music composer in his own right, will be speaking at the January 26, 2017 Republic Day function at the Indian Consulate in Jaffna, Consul General M.Natarajan told Express on Friday. “Rajkumar Bharathi had expressed a desire to visit...

Unlimited number of Sri Lankan flights can now operate from six Indian airports

Unlimited number of Sri Lankan flights can now operate from six Indian airports

New Delhi, December 16 (NIA): An unlimited number of Sri Lankan flights can operate to and from six designated Indian international airports, as per the “Open Skies” agreement which India has entered into with Sri Lanka, PTI reports. According to an Indian Civil Aviation Ministry release on Thursday India has signed “Open Skies” agreements with Sri Lanka, Finland, Spain, Jamaica,...

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