Jet airways on Thursday announced the appointment of Gary Kenneth Toomey, an Australian national, as the carrier’s new chief executive officer (CEO).
Mr. Toomey, 58, will fill the vacancy created the resignation of Nikos Kardassis, who stepped down nearly a weak ago.
Naresh Goyal, chairman of Jet Airways, said, “Toomey has extensive experience in domestic and international [...]
New Delhi, June 14 : India’s population is expected to surpass China’s around 2028, according to a UN report launched Friday.
The report, ‘World Population Prospects: The 2012 Revision’, has projected that the global population will touch 9.6 billion by 2050, with most growth in developing regions, especially Africa.
“The current world population of 7.2 billion [...]
Islamabad, June 14 : The Pakistan government has sought Chinese investment in the country’s energy sector while assuring it all possible assistance required.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Thursday invited the Chinese companies to invest in the energy sector of Pakistan as the country is experiencing a severe power shortage, the Daily Times reported Friday.
During a meeting [...]
Los Angeles, June 14 : Singer Alicia Keys says she “connects” with Michelle Obama as they are both campaigners for female empowerment.
The 33-year-old was one of a privileged few who were invited to perform at US President Barack Obama’s official inauguration ball for his second term in January, and the singer made good friends with [...]
Mumbai, June 14 : A benchmark index of Indian equities markets was trading 1.66 percent or 313.13 points up in late afternoon trade Friday.
Good buying was seen in sectors like consumer durables, auto, metal, oil and gas, capital goods and banking index (bankex). None of the sectors were trading in red.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) [...]
According to estimates, the UK Treasury could rake in as much as £80billion windfall-form the Shale gas fracking projects in the country.
British Gas owner Centrica has said that it is acquiring a 25 per cent stake in the Bowland project in the North West. Cuadrilla is the other firm involved in the project involving 450 [...]
Bangalore, June 13 : Indian IT bellwether Wipro Ltd Thursday announced an average wage hike of six-eight percent to its offshore employees and two-three percent to onsite employees from this month.
“In line with the practice of rewarding high performers, we are giving double-digit hikes to our offshore and onsite employees,” the company said in a [...]
Bangalore, June 13 : Global chip maker Intel Corporation has designed and developed a new Atom microprocessor in 22 nanometer (nm) to power a range of smart phones and tablets for higher performance with less power consumption, a company official said Thursday.
“Our forthcoming Atom chip and Silvermont micro-architecture will accelerate mobile computing of smart phones [...]
London, June 13 : Ever thought how much did it cost you to ultimately find your true love? A survey in Britain has revealed that the quest to find true love costs an average Briton around 11,000 pounds (about $17,238).
The study, commissioned by Britain’s biggest cashback site Quidco. com, of 2,000 people, found along the [...]
New Delhi, June 13 : High on entertainment quotient, the trailer of “Chennai Express”, which came out Thursday, is a mix of action, humour and romance and the film promises to entertain movie buffs thoroughly when it hits the screens Aug 8.
An expert in making rib-tickling comedies, Rohit Shetty, who has directed fun films like [...]
Panaji, June 13 : The Prime Minister’s Office will do everything possible to ensure that mining, currently banned in Goa on a Supreme Court ruling, is resumed in the state at the earliest, an aide of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Thursday.
A Goa government official said Thursday that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed regret over [...]
Mumbai, June 13 : Reliance Communications Thursday announced their partnership with Star Sports to offer unlimited live streaming of all ICC Champions Trophy cricket matches for 3G and prepaid GSM customers in the country.
With this partnership, Reliance customers can now avail unlimited live streaming of the matches on their smartphones by subscribing for a tournament [...]
The 163-year-old service of telegram will come to an abrupt end on July 15th, the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) confirmed on Wednesday.
R. K. Upadhyay, chairman & managing director of state-owned telecommunications giant, said that the telegram service was no more relevant as new technologies like mobile phones and emails had become ubiquitous.
Speaking on the [...]
CHENNAI: In the race to Raisina Hill, Pranab Mukherjee may be getting the support of many politicians, but A P J Abdul Kalam remains the popular choice of netizens.
Social networking and microblogging sites are replete with messages in support of the missile-man who completed a term as President before Pratibha Patel took over. “A P [...]
CHENNAI: The temperature in the city on Thursday touched a maximum of 41.8C, the hottest in the last four years. However, there was respite as the day progressed. The sea breeze set in early and the temperature fell by about eight degrees. “The wind was strong and the skies cloudy. But, there was no rain,” [...]
CHENNAI: The absence of staircases at the flyover in Tambaram and the delay in completion of a vehicular subway in Chromepet is forcing commuters to cross rail tracks at these places, at considerable risk. “Hundreds of people, including school children, cross the track daily,” said S Ramesh of Tambaram.
Of the 181 people killed on the [...]
MUMBAI: The Mumbai Rickshawmen’s Union on Thursday submitted a memorandum to the one-member Hakim committee demanding advertising rights on autorickshaws. This may help auto owners and drivers earn extra revenue and also cut down the monthly operational costs. It can also ensure that the fare hikes are not steep in future.
“We are demanding that the [...]
HYDERABAD: Justice B Seshasayana Reddy of the AP high court on Thursday suspended the recent GO issued by the state government stopping advertisements to Sakshi Telugu daily and Sakshi TV.
The judge made this interim order after hearing two petitions filed by Jagati Publications which prints Sakshi and Indira Television, the operator of Sakshi TV. The [...]
CHENNAI: In the race against the ‘golden hour’, a city hospital has opened a ‘heart revive center’ which aims at resuscitating and treating patients within two minutes after the ambulance reaches the hospital. Records show that ambulance response has slowed down by two to six minutes in the last three months due to infrastructure projects [...]
Travellers returning from international vacation last week had a shock waiting – an additional bill from travel and tour companies.
With the rupee falling to a new low against the dollar, tour packages and other expenses have become expensive by 15-20% for international leisure and business travellers. Many who bought package tours before the dollar appreciated [...]