World

18
April

Dubai: Emirates airline will cut frequencies to more than 40 destinations and adjust timings on select flights from May 1 until July 20 due to scheduled runway maintenance work at Dubai International.

17
April

A mini-submarine deployed to locate the missing Malaysian plane’s wreckage on the floor of the Indian Ocean has completed a full 16-hour mission mission at its third attempt, authorities said today.

17
April

Robin K. Dhowan on Thursday took over as chief of the Indian Navy nearly two months afterAdmiral D.K. Joshi quit the post in the wake of a series of mishaps.

17
April

Authorities are investigating the captain of the ship amid reports the ferry may have deviated from a government-advised route.

16
April

The Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma expressed disappointment at this step taken by Canada to suspend contributions to the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation but looked forward to the resumption of the contributions

16
April

One of the world's foremost wreck hunters believes searchers have found the crash site of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, and recovering the plane's black boxes is inevitable.

13
April

Fifty five per cent of the people surveyed in a poll by Gallup Pakistan have given the Nawaz Sharif government a favourable rating.  The current government gets a Green Card and the favourable views exceed unfavourable views in the overall running of the government. The Net Performance Ratings for political leaders rated Nawaz Sharif (PML-N) at the top with a rating of a favourable 18 per cent while Imran Khan (PTI) was rated as minus 5 per cent unfavourable.

11
April

A senior officer who survived the Titanic disaster may have played down the iceberg collision to dodge negligence claims, an insurance document which is expected to fetch £12,000 at auction has shown.

 

Second officer Charles Lightoller’s statement was taken in New York days after Titanic sank in the Atlantic waters in 1912. According to his statement, he felt a “slight jar” when the luxury liner hit a “small and low lying” iceberg. The iceberg was actually up to 100ft high by 400ft wide, but the 46,000-tonne ship was speeding through an icefield at night and crew failed to spot it in time. Lightoller’s statement helped the ship’s owners, the White Star Line, win a $5 million insurance payout — equivalent to £290 million today, The Mirror reported. The statement is now set to fetch £12,000 at auction in Devizes, Wilts, on April 26.

 

“The captain was on and off the bridge throughout the watch. A sharp lookout was kept from the crow’s nest. The ship was on course South 86 degrees West true when the lookouts reported ice dead ahead,” the statement reads.

 

“The first officer immediately starboarded the helm reversed the engines full speed and closed all watertight doors. The ship swung to port but struck a ‘growler’ or small low-lying iceberg with the bluff of her starboard bow, making a comparatively slight jar with a grinding sound,” it reads.

 

10
April

The frustrating month-long search for the Malaysian jetliner received a tremendous boost when a navy ship detected two more signals that most likely emanated from the aircraft's black boxes. The Australian official co-coordinating the search expressed hope Wednesday that the wreckage will soon be found.

10
April

The west has been needlessly whipping up tension – if we don't co-operate soon, chaos may take hold, states Sergei Lavrov the foreign minister of Russia who was also an Ambassador in Sri Lanka some time ago, in an article written to "The Guardian".

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