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Nine Killed In Plane Crash During Skydiving Trip In Sweden

STOCKHOLM:  Nine Swedes were killed when their plane crashed during a skydiving trip near Umea, a small university city in northern Sweden, authorities said on Sunday. The small plane designed to carry parachutists crashed on an island on the Ume river shortly after takeoff from Umea airport, police spokesman Peder Jonsson said, adding that those on board were on a ... Read More »

New Goa Cabinet Ministers To Be Sworn In Today

PANAJI:  Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said late on Friday night that he would reshuffle the cabinet on Saturday replacing four ministers and the swearing-in ceremony would be held at 3 pm. Ten Congress MLAs had on Wednesday joined the BJP increasing the strength of the party to 27 on the floor of the House. The chief minister said the ... Read More »

Flipkart Parent Walmart Called Indian E-Commerce Rules Regressive in Email to US Government

Walmart told the US government privately in January that India’s new investment rules for e-commerce were regressive and had the potential to hurt trade ties, a company document seen by Reuters showed. The lobbying effort yielded no result at the time – India implemented the new rules from February 1 – but the document underlines the level of concern at Walmart about the rules. ... Read More »

26 Passengers Asked To “Voluntarily” De-board Flight In Delhi Due To Snag

NEW DELHI:  Twenty-six passengers of an Air France flight were asked to exit the plane at the New Delhi airport over “technical problem” in the early hours of Wednesday.  The crew had asked the passengers of the Paris bound flight from Delhi to de-board “voluntarily”. The pilot and crew of Air France AF225 flight told the passengers that their checked-in baggage ... Read More »

Shashi Tharoor Opposes Jallianwala Bagh Bill In Lok Sabha, BJP Counters

NEW DELHI:  A bill which seeks to remove the Congress president as a permanent member in a trust that runs the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial to make the body “apolitical” was introduced in Lok Sabha on Monday amid opposition by the Congress. The Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (amendment) Bill, moved by Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel states that it seeks ... Read More »

Congress’s Breakfast Meet As Karnataka Ruling Coalition Wobbles: 10 Facts

NEW DELHI:  Karnataka’s coalition government remains in full crisis mode with frantic attempts to persuade rebel lawmakers who quit on Friday to return. Congress lawmakers were invited to breakfast this morning by their party leader G Parameshwara, the Deputy Chief Minister, who made it clear that attendance was compulsory. Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy cut short his US holiday and got down ... Read More »

Union Budget Disappointed People Of Andhra Pradesh: Chandrababu Naidu

AMARAVATI:  Telugu Desam Party Chief and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu on Friday said the Union Budget was “disappointing” and that it was not in accordance with the wishes of the people of Andhra Pradesh. “The budget is not in accordance with the wishes of the people of Andhra Pradesh. The centre made budgetary allocations to the northeastern ... Read More »