Furnish salary plan or stay grounded: DGCA to Kingfisher
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday gave an ultimatum to the beleaguered Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) that it must give a timeline for paying employees, apart from a “satisfactory and realistic” operational preparedness plan, before it can get permission to fly again. The airline, which declared a partial lockout yesterday, has said it will start flying again from October 5.
The ultimatum came after the airline’s CEO Sanjay Aggarwal and Executive Vice President Hitesh Patel had an hour’s meeting with DGCA chief Arun Mishra in Delhi.
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NYPD is watching Facebook to fight gang bloodshed
Police investigating two gangs called the Very Crispy Gangsters and the Rockstarz didn't need to spend all their time pounding the pavement for leads. Instead, they fired up their computers and followed the trash talk on Facebook.
"Rockstarz up 3-0," one suspect boasted — a reference to the body count from a bloody turf war between the Brooklyn gangs that ultimately resulted in 49 arrests last month.
Authorities in New York say a new generation of gang members is increasingly using social media to boast of their exploits and issue taunts and challenges that result in violence.
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Quake jolts northeastern states
A 5.1-magnitude quake jolted the northeastern states early Wednesday, authorities here said.
The quake occurred at 12.08 a.m. The epicentre was in Assam's Sonitpur district bordering Arunachal Pradesh, the regional seismological centre said.
The tremor was felt in Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
There was no immediate report of damage or casualty.
India's northeastern region is considered the sixth major earthquake-prone belt in the world.0800 hrs
Samsung says iPhone5 infringes eight patents
Samsung Electronics said Tuesday that Apple's newest smartphone iPhone5 infringed eight of its patents, including two standards patents and six features patents.
Samsung added infringement claims about the iPhone 5 to the existing patent lawsuit against Apple at the US District Court of California. The original complaint was filed April 18, alleging earlier iPhone models infringed the same eight patents, Samsung said in an e-mailed statement.
In a separate patent lawsuit at the same court, the US federal court jury found Aug 24 that Samsung infringed on six of Apple's patents, ordering the Galaxy phone maker to pay $1.05 billion in damages to the iPhone maker, reported Xinhua.0730 hrs
Wednesday would see a high-level committee, headed by HDFC Chairman Deepak Parekh, submit its report to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on funding of infrastructure sector, the requirement of which has been estimated to being close to $1 trillion during the 12th Plan period.
Later today, industry leaders will meet finance minister P Chidambaram to impress upon the Centre to pursue with reform measures.
And the issue of refarming of radio waves will also come up for discussion at EGoM later today when it meets to decide on one-time spectrum fee.