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AirAsia flight QZ8501: Plane lost contact; 162 passengers feared dead

Family members of passengers on board AirAsia flight QZ8501 talk on their phones while waiting for information inside a crisis centre at Juanda Airport in East Java. Photograph: Suryanto/ Reuters......

Dangerous skies: 6 big crashes in a year!

Clearly, 2014 has been a highly turbulent year for the aviation industry. The year has witnessed two of the biggest and most mysterious airline mishaps in recent times.In the wake of the......

India announces 6 crore rupees for UN tsunami fund

A decade after a massive tsunami triggered by an earthquake smashed the coastline of around 14 nations; India on Friday announced a $1 million (around Rs 6 crore) contribution to a United Nations......

Swine flu claims first life in Delhi this season

The National Capital Region on Friday reported the first death due to swine flu this year with a 51-year-old woman from Ghaziabad succumbing to the HINI virus at a private hospital here in Delhi.......

10 yrs since the tsunami: PHOTOS from then & now

Survivors and relatives of the victims of the 2004 Asia tsunami gathered along Indian Ocean shorelines on Friday for memorials to mark the 10th anniversary of the disaster. The tsunami caused by a......

Mistry takes tough calls while opting for continuity

The Tata group chief, who completes his second year in office on Sunday, has gone in for write-downs and sell-offs while committing $35 billion in new investments; TCS still ace in the pack Cyrus......

Pharma in 2014: Deals worth billions and fines worth millions

Even as private firms were busy stitching merger and partnership deals, the government also remained active during the year working on a separate policy to promote and strengthen domestic......

Tuhin Parikh: The man who spotted value in office properties

He is the man behind Blackstone’s India strategy US private equity (PE) major Blackstone’s real estate team in India seems to be following a different strategy compared to its peers.......

Tata's Vistara has a class; check out how it'll pamper elite fliers

By targeting the category between business and economy, Vistara hopes to gain a quick breakthrough. Will it find takers? Image: Phee Teik Yeoh, CEO with First Officer Kushal Aggarwal and Captain......

Fate of the new Insurance Bill remains uncertain

Last day of Parliament's Winter Session unlikely to see passage of Bill; ordinance route still not ruled out. The Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, which proposes raising the foreign investment cap......

Odd, curious, heartwarming: What Bollywood tweeted in 2014

From odd to heartwarming, the best of Twitter conversations in 2014.From Supreme Court allowing women to work as make-up artists in Bollywood to Mallika Sherawat talking about women's......

Quiz Time: In which film did Shashi Kapoor play elder brother to Amitabh?

In a special series, we will put YOU to the test everyday! Take part in our daily Bollywood quiz, and see how well you know Hindi cinema! 1. Name the film in which Shashi Kapoor plays elder brother......

What makes Kapil Sharma the hottest property on TV

Kapil Sharma, the anchor of Comedy Nights with Kapil, is the funniest man in India.  Applauding is a good way to stay warm inside the freezing Studio 7 at Film City in Mumbai's Goregaon. A......

How Afghan women's cricket is crushed by bombs, threats, tradition

‘Afghanistan's cricket board does not support cricket for women, even though I have 3,700 girl cricketers’ Many Afghan cricketers learn the game as a refugee in Pakistan ‘(The......

Bhupathi, Myneni handed Chennai Open wild cards, to play doubles

India's top tennis players Mahesh Bhupathi, Saketh Myneni, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Sriram Balaji have been granted wild card entries into the doubles draw of Chennai Open, the......

Dubai Open: Atwal wins to end four-year title drought

Arjun Atwal of India with the winners trophy. Photograph: Francois Nel/Getty Images Arjun Atwal held his nerve to hole an up-and-down for a birdie on the 72nd hole and end a four-year title......

Dubai Open: Indian golfers Kapur, Atwal share lead

Shiv Kapur of India. Photograph: Francois Nel/Getty Images Indian golfers Shiv Kapur and Arjun Atwal staged a fine comeback on the back nine to take a share of the lead into the final round of the......

Ignorant Suhel Seth insults India hockey champ Rasquinha

Former India hockey captain Viren Rasquinha suffered a rude shock during the Times Lit Fest in Mumbai on Sunday when socialite Suhel Seth questioned his presence on the sports panel of the......
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Q. why do birds fly long distance during winter ?
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Q. Which country won the Asia cup( Cricket) a record five times ?
Lalit Mahata:  A. Many species of land migratory birds migrate very long distances, the most common pattern being for birds to breed in the temperate or arctic...... more

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Q. should we not declare a war against Pakistan ?
Sharma:  A. Asia Cup champions for a record fifth time, but the first time in 15 years. more

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Q. Do you expect Air Asia to be a success? Why?
Good Citizen:  A. Generally war is the result of a national entity wishing to improve the standard of living for its people. A major second cause is when a nation...... more

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Q. What is Third world ? Can you name some third world countries ? What is our status in India ?
Hema Malini:  A. it is the best and no. 1 low cost airline in the world. i have travelled many a times and trust me thay have 95% on time departures and no cancellations. more

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China to closely monitor missing Air Asia flight

said that it is "closely monitoring" the developments regarding the AirAsia flight that went missing today en route from Indonesia to Singapore... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/china-to-closely-monitor-missing-air-asia-flight-114122800368_1.html
AirAsia changes logo colour on social media to grey

Jakarta, Dec 28: AirAsia on Sunday changed the colour of its logo on social media pages, including Twitter and Facebook into grey after one of its... ...

http://www.oneindia.com/international/qz8501-airasia-changes-logo-colour-on-social-media-to-grey-1605321.html
Japan plans law to speed up overseas deployment of troops

TOKYO: Japan plans to draw up a law to speed the deployment of troops overseas for peacekeeping operations and to support allies, reports said... ...

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/japan-plans-law-to-speed-up-overseas-deployment-of-troops/articleshow/45666912.cms
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Admissions Open at Azim Premji University The Azim Premji University has opened admissions to its two-year full-time master's programmes (M.A.... ...

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Indian Navy on standby for missing AirAsia …

New Delhi, Dec. 28 (ANI): The Indian Navy on Sunday was put on standby for search and rescue operations after an AirAsia flight, travelling from... ...

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