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Ten planes were sent out Monday to search waters of the southern Indian Ocean any trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. A summary of the latest information in the investigation:CHINESE PLANE SPOTS OBJECTA Chinese plane crew spotted a white, square-shaped object in an area identified by satellite imagery as containing possible debris from the missing Malaysian airliner, Xinhua News agency said. A Chinese ship was headed toward the area to investigate.BLACK BOX LOCATORThe US Pacific command said it was sending a Towed Pinger Locator to the region. The equipment, which is pulled behind a vessel at slow speeds, has highly sensitive listening capability that can detect pings from a plane's so-called black box down to a depth of 20,000 feet (6,100 meters).FRENCH SATELLITE DATAFrance said satellite radar data identified some debris that could be from the lost plane about 900 kilometers (550 miles) north of the spot where objects in the images released by the Chinese were located.THE CONDITIONSRain was expected in the search area, about 2,500 kilometers (1,550 miles) southwest of Perth, Australia, hampering visibility. A cyclone bearing down on the northwest coast of Australia could also stir up bad weather. Planes must fly about four hours just to get there, severely limiting their search time before returning home.SEARCH EQUIPMENTAustralia, China, the US, Japan and New Zealand have all contributed planes or ships to the search effort. A total of 14 planes and five ships are involved.Associated Press

Manipuri man's death: One more arrested, fifth accused still on the run

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Manipuri man's death: One more arrested, fifth accused still on the run

New Delhi: One more person was arrested Tuesday in connection with the murder of a 29-year-old Manipuri man here, bringing the total number of arrests in the case to four, police said. A fifth man is ...


Manipuri youth's death: Govt says SIT to probe case

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Manipuri youth's death: Govt says SIT to probe case

New Delhi: Government on Tuesday said a Special Investigation Team has been constituted to investigate the death of Manipuri youth Akha Salouni in Delhi.Making a statement in Lok Sabha, Minister of St...

ONGC to speed up development of KG gas finds

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ONGC to speed up development of KG gas finds

New Delhi: State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) will fast-track development of natural gas discoveries in its Krishna Godavari basin block with first gas planned no later than 1 April 2018.ONGC...

Manipuri man killed in Delhi: Modi govt's silence raises doubts

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Manipuri man killed in Delhi: Modi govt's silence raises doubts

"Had the victim been from a different part of the country, I dont think they would have gone to the extent of killing him by beating him up so brutally," says AS Yaruingam, Head of the Depar...

Manipuri youth's death: Accused sent to police custody

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Manipuri youth's death: Accused sent to police custody

New Delhi: A court here on Tuesday sent the three youths arrested for killing a Manipuri BPO employee, to two days' police custody. The employee, Akha Salouni, 29, was beaten to death on Monday follow...

India cuts down dependence on Iran oil

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India cuts down dependence on Iran oil

New Delhi: India has cut its reliance on Iran for meeting its oil needs to less than 6 percent as it raised imports from countries like Columbia and Mexico.India imported 11 million tonnes of crude oi...

Over Rs 5,840 cr loss for Indian airline industry, Air India leads pack: Centre

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Over Rs 5,840 cr loss for Indian airline industry, Air India leads pack: Centre

New Delhi: The Indian airline industry suffered a total operating loss of over Rs 5,840 crore, including over Rs 3,159 crore of Air India, in 2012-13, Rajya Sabha was informed today. However, the loss...