LIVE news updates: Jet Airways CEO Vinay Dube resigns

Jet Airways Chief Executive Officer Vinay Dube resigns

LIVE news updates: Jet Airways CEO Vinay Dube resigns

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14 May 2019, 5:50 PM

GST officer jumps to death from WTC

An officer of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) department jumped to his death from the 30th floor of the World Trade Centre in the Cuffe Parade area of south Mumbai, police said on Tuesday.

He was identified as Harendra Kapadia (51), a Superintendent with the GST Department in Mumbai.

14 May 2019, 5:46 PM

Inter-state narcotics smuggler held in Kathua, 680 kg poppy straw seized

An inter-state narcotics smuggler was arrested and 680 kg of poppy straw seized from him in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district on Tuesday, a senior police officer said.

Kulvinder Singh, a Punjab resident, was driving a truck loaded with 29 bags of poppy straw weighing 680 kg in total, when he was stopped near Dream Land Park on Jammu-Pathankot National Highway as part of surprise checks, Senior Superintendent of Police, Kathua, Shridhar Patil said.

An FIR under relevant sections of the law was registered against the accused driver, the officer said, adding further investigation is on. He termed the drug seizure a "major success".

14 May 2019, 5:33 PM

Jet Airways' CEO, CFO resign from the board

14 May 2019, 5:21 PM

Two more who thrashed woman publicly in Gr Noida arrested

Two more men involved in the public thrashing of a makeup artist in Greater Noida over a salary dispute were arrested on Tuesday, police said.

Accused Sohail and Shera were held early in the morning near a private college under Knowledge Park police station limits, the police said.

Confirming the arrests, Superintendent of Police, Greater Noida, Vineet Jaiswal said, "The accused are being sent to jail, while the key accused in the case, Wasim, was arrested on Monday and is behind the bars." Wasim is the owner of the salon, Sohail is his brother and Shera works for Wasim, according to the police.

14 May 2019, 5:08 PM

Jet Airways Chief Executive Officer Vinay Dube resigns

Jet Airways on Tuesday said its CEO Vinay Dube has resigned from the company due to personal reasons.

This is the second high profile exit in as many days at the grounded Jet Airways after Deputy CEO Amit Agarwal put in his papers on Monday.

In a filing to stock exchanges, the airline said Dube has "resigned from the services of the company with immediate effect due to personal reasons".

14 May 2019, 4:01 PM

Two Saudi pipeline booster stations targeted by drones, says minister

14 May 2019, 3:23 PM

Fifth service selection board of Indian Navy inaugurated Diamond Harbour

Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Tuesday inaugurated the fifth full-fledged Service Selection Board (SSB) of the Indian Navy here, a defence official said.

The selection board at this riverside town on the banks of the Hooghly, situated 50 km from Kolkata, is capable of screening over 200 candidates at a time, and is expected to assess 10,000 to 12,000 candidates in a year.

The board boasts of most advanced facilities - latest psychological testing software, most advanced accommodation, fibre optics-enabled LAN connectivity and a selection management system -- for assessing candidates aspiring to become officers in the Indian Navy, the official said.

14 May 2019, 2:25 PM

Jammu-Srinagar highway closed due to landslide in Ramban

The Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed for traffic on Thursday due to a landslide in Ramban district that left over 1,500 vehicles stranded, officials said.

The 270-km highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir to the rest of the country, was blocked by a landslide at Digdol area. As a result, over 1,500 heavy motor vehicles (HMVs) and 200 light motor vehicles (LMVs) are stranded at different points, the officials said.

Senior Superintendent of Police J S Johar said men and machinery had been deployed to clear the area, adding that are a large number of people were stranded in traffic.

14 May 2019, 2:16 PM

Students and security forces clash in Srinagar during protest over Bandipora rape case

Students and security forces clash at Amar Singh College in Srinagar during students' protest over Bandipora rape case

14 May 2019, 2:03 PM

Sri Lanka President bans NTJ, two other Islamist extremist organisations

Sri Lankan government has banned three Islamist extremist groups, including the National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ) that carried out the country's worth terror attack on Easter Sunday in which over 250 people were killed.

President Maithripala Sirisena issued an extraordinary gazette banning a number of extremist organisations on Monday. He also prohibited the use of drones in the country till further notice.

According to the Gazette the National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ), the Jamaathe Millaathe Ibrahim (JMI), and the Willayath As Seylani (WAS) organisations have been banned.

14 May 2019, 1:57 PM

Normal sevices restored at Kol airport after 9 hrs: Official

A day after scores of passengers were inconvenienced at the Kolkata airport due to technical glitches in the check-in system, a senior official said it took the authorities nine hours to restore normal services.

"The system, which slowed down and conked off around 5.15pm yesterday (Monday), was up and running by 2.30am," Airport Director Kaushik Bhattacharjee said Tuesday.

A tweet by Kolkata Airport thanked passengers and other stakeholders for their patience. "The Local Area Network has been restored at around 0230hrs. We thank our passengers, airlines and all the stakeholders for the patience and cooperation," it said.

14 May 2019, 1:23 PM

Delhi HC grants 3-week parole to Priyadarshini Mattoo murder case convict for appearing in LLM exam

14 May 2019, 12:24 PM

WPI inflation slips to 3.07 pc in April, food prices still high

Wholesale price-based inflation slipped to 3.07 per cent in April on cheaper fuel and manufactured items, even as prices of food articles remained high, according to an official data released Tuesday.

The Wholesale Price Index (WPI)-based inflation was at 3.18 per cent in March. It was 3.62 per cent in April 2018.

Inflation in food articles hardened with steep rise in prices of vegetables during April.

Vegetables inflation was at 40.65 per cent in April, up from 28.13 per cent in the previous month.

Inflation in food articles basket was 7.37 per cent, up from 5.68 per cent in the previous month.

14 May 2019, 12:03 PM

Sri Lanka's northwestern province under curfew as one killed in riot

A Muslim man has been killed in northwestern Sri Lanka as majority Sinhalese mobs set fire to shops and vehicles during communal violence broke out as a backlash from the Easter Sunday attacks, a Cabinet minister said on Tuesday.

The government on Tuesday relaxed nationwide night curfew in all areas except the northwestern province where the Muslim man was killed by a mob on Monday, Rauff Hakeem, a Cabinet minister and leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress, said Tuesday.

14 May 2019, 11:22 AM

Central govt extends ban on LTTE for another five years: Home ministry

The central government has extended the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) for five years with immediate effect, a notification issued by the Union Home ministry stated on Tuesday.

The ban has been extended under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, it said.

The notification stated that the LTTE's continued violent and disruptive activities are prejudicial to the integrity and sovereignty of India. The group continues to adopt a strong anti-India posture and also continues to pose a grave threat to the security of Indian nationals, it added.

14 May 2019, 11:18 AM

Maha businessman killed, body burnt; 3 held

A businessman was allegedly kidnapped and killed by some persons who later burnt the body at a forest in Palghar district of Maharashtra to hide the crime, police said on Tuesday.

Three persons were arrested and a woman was detained in this connection, police spokesperson Hemant Katkar said. The police suspect the killing to be a fallout of professional rivalry, he said.

Arif Shaikh, a resident of Mira Road in the neighbouring Thane district, was a supplier of machinery spare parts and owned a factory in Palghar.

14 May 2019, 11:06 AM

Jammu-Srinagar highway closes after fresh landslides

The Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed on Tuesday following fresh landslides in the Ramban district, traffic department said.

The landslides hit Digdol area after which the traffic was halted. "Landslide debris clearance operation is underway and the highway is likely to be restored to traffic in the afternoon," a traffic official said.

"No vehicle will be allowed to move on the highway either from Udhampur or the Banihal side unless the road is declared safe for passage," he added. The highway had remained closed for two days last week due to a massive landslide in the same area.

14 May 2019, 10:24 AM

4 policemen killed, 11 injured in blast in Pakistan's Balochistan

A powerful remote-controlled bomb blast near a mosque in Pakistan's Balochistan province has killed four policemen and injured 11 others, the second major attack to rock the restive region in the last three days.

The explosion occurred on Monday night when people were assembling for prayers near the mosque in the provincial capital Quetta's Satellite Town area.

The attack took place shortly after a police van arrived at the site to provide security to the people offering prayers at the mosque.

"The police vehicle carrying personnel for mosque security was targeted in the blast in which our four personnel of Rapid Response Group (RRG) lost their lives, while the condition of another was stated to be serious," said Quetta Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Razzaq Cheema.

14 May 2019, 10:24 AM

Sensex, Nifty open lower on weak domestic, global cues

Domestic equity benchmarks BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty started on a choppy note Tuesday tracking downbeat global market sentiment and foreign fund outflows.

The BSE gauge Sensex fell 61.88 points to trade at 37,028 in early deals, while the NSE Nifty declined 18.45 points to 11,129.75.

14 May 2019, 10:24 AM

Rupee opens marginally higher in early trade

The rupee recovered marginally and opened 9 paise higher at 70.43 against the US dollar Tuesday amid weak global cues and foreign fund outflows.

The rupee opened at 70.43 at the interbank forex market, displaying gains of 9 paise over its last close.

The rupee Monday fell sharply by 59 paise to close at nearly two-and-a-half-month-low of 70.51 against the US currency.

Forex dealers said, foreign fund outflows, rising crude prices and US-China trade related concerns weighed on the domestic currency.

Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) remained net sellers in the capital markets, pulling out Rs 1,056.01 crore on a net basis Monday, as per provisional data.

14 May 2019, 10:24 AM

Jet Airways deputy CEO and CFO Amit Agarwal quits citing 'personal reasons'

Jet Airways Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Amit Agrawal has resigned due to personal reasons with immediate effect.

14 May 2019, 9:40 AM

Sensex currently at 37,064.41; Nifty at 11,134.20

14 May 2019, 9:23 AM

Indian-origin woman convicted of killing 9-yr old stepdaughter

An Indian-origin woman in the US has been convicted by a jury of killing her nine-year old stepdaughter in 2016 and faces up to life in prison at sentencing.

Shamdai Arjun, 55, of Queens, New York was convicted Friday of second-degree murder by a jury that deliberated for less than one hour before Queens Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Holder, who indicated that he would sentence her on June 3. Arjun faces up to 25 years to life in prison.

14 May 2019, 9:20 AM

Three people including two children dead in house collapse Karnataka's Kundgol

Three people including two children dead, two people injured in house collapse in Yarguppi village, in Dharwad district's Kundgol. Case registered

14 May 2019, 9:03 AM

Abdul Majeed Baba, a Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist arrested in J&K's Srinagar

Abdul Majeed Baba, a Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist with a Rs 2 lakh reward on his head, who was arrested in Srinagar, J&K on 11th May brought to Delhi on transit remand.

14 May 2019, 8:56 AM

'Step-change' in energy investment needed to meet climate goals: IEA

The world must double spending on renewable power and slash investment in oil and coal by 2030 to keep the Paris climate treaty temperature targets in play, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Tuesday.

For that to happen, however, trend lines on both fronts moved in the wrong direction last year, the agency reported in its 4th annual World Energy Investment overview.

Money going into new upstream oil and gas projects -- exploration, drilling and infrastructure -- rose four per cent in 2018, while investment in new coal sources went up by two per cent, the first increase in that sector since 2012.

14 May 2019, 8:52 AM

US, Russia test tense ties as Pompeo visits Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday meets US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the highest-level talks between the rival powers in nearly a year as they see if they can make headway on a raft of disagreements from Venezuela to Iran to arms control.

Pompeo will visit Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi less than two weeks after President Donald Trump voiced optimism about improving relations with Moscow during a more than one-hour telephone conversation with the Russian leader.

14 May 2019, 8:49 AM

3 dead, 20 injured in blasts in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

Officials said at least three people have died and another 20 have been wounded after a series of blasts took place in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad.

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