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Beijing: China on Friday urged Malaysia's government to release any information it has regarding the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner to help narrow the search area.The Foreign Ministry's appeal reflected growing frustration among Chinese officials over conflicting information about the plane, which vanished last Saturday with 239 people aboard, including 154 Chinese passengers.The Beijing-bound aircraft last communicated with air traffic base stations east of Malaysia over the South China Sea. The search expanded to the Strait of Malacca, west of Malaysia, after the Malaysian air force said radar showed it might have turned in that direction."China urgently appeals to Malaysia for all information they have regarding the search," said Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei. "That will not only help China with its search, but also help all sides in the search to make their search more effective and accurately targeted."Eight Chinese vessels are taking part in the international search effort. They covered 52,000 square kilometers (21,000 square miles) of ocean by Thursday evening and were expanding their search area, according to China's official Xinhua News Agency.Also Friday, frustrated relatives of missing passengers met in Beijing with Malaysia Airlines' commercial director and pressed for clarification of reports about how long the plane emitted signals while flying.A US official told The Associated Press that the plane sent signals to a satellite for four hours after it went missing, raising the possibility it could have flown far from the current search areas."We don't simply want to get our information from the news media," one man told the executive, Hugh Dunleavy.Dunleavy said that he could not provide any new information, but that he would work on obtaining updates from search officials.Associated Press

Private corporates owe IAF over Rs 26 lakh: Jaitley

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Private corporates owe IAF over Rs 26 lakh: Jaitley

New Delhi: The Indian Air Force has to recover dues amounting to over Rs 26 lakh from private sector corporates for offering its flights to them for various purposes, Lok Sabha was informed today.&quo...


Closely monitoring price situation, taking steps controlling inflation: Sitharaman

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Closely monitoring price situation, taking steps controlling inflation: Sitharaman

New Delhi: Government today said it is "closely monitoring" the prevailing price situation in the country and taking steps to bring down inflation. Food inflation, Minister of State for Fina...

Pune landslide: Death toll rises to 63, Maha CM announces aid of Rs 5 lakh

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Pune landslide: Death toll rises to 63, Maha CM announces aid of Rs 5 lakh

Pune: The death toll in the Malin village landslide on Friday climbed to 63 even as NDRF personnel braved hostile weather and difficult terrain for the third day to look for signs of life under the hu...

Modi's WTO stand is a far cry from UPA's weak multilateral trade policies

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Modi's WTO stand is a far cry from UPA's weak multilateral trade policies

Narendra Modi governments continued stand at the WTO that Indias food security is as important as the Western nations desperate desire to get the Trade Facilitation Protocol passed is an emphatic depa...

Lessons need to be learnt from Pune landslide for corrective action: Rajnath

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Lessons need to be learnt from Pune landslide for corrective action: Rajnath

New Delhi: Promising all help for rescue and relief work at the landslide-hit Pune village, the Centre on Friday said lessons need to be drawn from the calamity for corrective action.A scientific stud...

Delhi as India's rape capital: Why the data doesn't tell the whole story

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Delhi as India's rape capital: Why the data doesn't tell the whole story

Even as reports of sexual assault in Delhi continue to shock, the latest being a teenager raped by three men including a CRPF constable, a deep-dive analysis of complaints of sexual assault in the cap...

No plan to change management of rural credit funds: Jaitley

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No plan to change management of rural credit funds: Jaitley

New Delhi: Government has no plan to make any change in management of National Rural Credit (NRC) funds provided by the NABARD for undertaking agricultural activities and to rural non-farm sector.Fina...