Daily Archives: September 20, 2018

Air pressure mix-up causes mass bleeding on Indian flight


September 20, 2018

A cockpit mix-up left more than 30 passengers on an Indian plane bleeding from their ears and noses Thursday after the crew reportedly forgot to flick a switch regulating cabin air pressure. The Jet Airways flight to Jaipur had to turn back due to loss in cabin pressure, the airline said, with travellers describing “panic” on board. The plane carrying …

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IG Imam orders preparation of draft for Sindh Police reforms


September 20, 2018

Inspector General of Police Sindh Dr Syed Kaleem Imam on Thursday established a committee to prepare a draft of the Sindh police system on the pattern of Police Act-2002. This decision was taken in a high level meeting chaired by the provincial police chief at Central Police Office, which was attended by senior officials. “The meeting decided to set up …

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Cary Fukunaga to direct next James Bond film for release in 2020


September 20, 2018

US filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga will direct the next James Bond movie, set for worldwide release on February 14, 2020, the franchise’s producers said Thursday after British director Danny Boyle quit the project last month. Fukunaga, who had not been tipped for the role, will become the first American to direct a movie in the storied spy franchise, which began …

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Scandal-hit Australia vow ‘hard but fair’ series against Pakistan


September 20, 2018

Skipper Tim Paine vowed Australia will play “hard but fair” against Pakistan as they embark on their first Test tour since a ball-tampering scandal and with fresh controversy raging following allegations by England’s Moeen Ali. The squad jetted out late on Wednesday for their first Test series since the ill-fated tour of South Africa early this year, which led to 12-month suspensions for …

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Japan’s Abe re-elected as party head, to stay on as PM


September 20, 2018

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-elected as head of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party in a landslide on Thursday, paving the way for up to three more years as the nation’s leader. The decisive victory may embolden Abe to pursue his long-sought revision to Japan’s US-drafted pacifist constitution, although the hurdles remain high and doing so would carry political …

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Alibaba’s Ma says 1m US jobs pledge thwarted by trade row


September 20, 2018

Alibaba founder Jack Ma said his ambitious pledge to create one million jobs in the US had been scuppered by the trade row between Beijing and Washington, Chinese state news reported Thursday. The billionaire owner of China’s largest online shopping portal made the headline-grabbing promise to Donald Trump last year, as Beijing courted the then-newly elected president. But Ma told official …

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Is Tiger Shroff making his Hollywood debut with a big action film?


September 20, 2018

Tiger Shroff has established himself as an action hero in Bollywood but it seems like the actor has some even bigger plans up his sleeve. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, the actor is all set to take his death-defying stunts (and all that muscle!) to Hollywood. The 28-year-old actor has caught the eye of a top Hollywood producer, Lawrence …

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India bans instant divorce by Muslim men


September 20, 2018

India’s government on Wednesday approved an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce. The government decision came after it failed to get approval of parliament a year after the court ruled that the practice of triple “talaq” violated the constitutional rights of Muslim women. Most of the 170 million …

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Indian flight returns after passengers ill by pressure loss


September 20, 2018

A Jet Airways flight returned to Mumbai, India’s financial capital, on Thursday after dozens of passengers complained of ear pain and nose bleeding due to the loss in cabin pressure. An airline statement said Flight 9W697 with 166 passengers and five crew members landed normally in Mumbai. Medical help was given to 30 passengers. Oxygen masks were deployed during the …

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