n18
NEWS|Current Affairs 
   |

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

Centre selectively targetting NGOs: Louise Khurshid

from firstpost

Centre selectively targetting NGOs: Louise Khurshid

New Delhi: Louise Khurshid, wife of Congress leader Salman Khurshid, today accused the Narendra Modi government of "political vendetta", a day after Union social justice ministry referred a ...


Chinese President Xi wears khadi jacket touring Sabarmati Ashram

from firstpost

Chinese President Xi wears khadi jacket touring Sabarmati Ashram

Ahmedabad: Chinese President Xi Jinping today wore an Indian look as he was attired in an off-white khadi jacket presented to him by Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon after his arrival here.Xi wore th...

Swing, Garba and Gujju thali: Twitter reacts to Xi and Modi hanging out

from firstpost

Swing, Garba and Gujju thali: Twitter reacts to Xi and Modi hanging out

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.And boy did the Prime Minister stick to the saying as he and Chinese President Xi Jinping made their way to Sabarmati riverfront in Ahmedabad after the two l...

In quest against Tibetans to impress President Xi, Gujarat cops dump north easterners

from firstpost

In quest against Tibetans to impress President Xi, Gujarat cops dump north easterners

In a shocking development, the Gujarat Police had reportedly asked the Grand Hyatt hotel in Ahmedabad, where the visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan would be staying, to k...

Trust files PIL in SC to restrain derogatory remarks against Sai Baba

from firstpost

Trust files PIL in SC to restrain derogatory remarks against Sai Baba

New Delhi: Saidham Charitable Trust, which manages various temples in Maharashtra including that of Sai Baba, today approached the Supreme Court seeking its direction to the Centre to restrain people ...

Return my passport or take me to trial: Udayakumar

from firstpost

Return my passport or take me to trial: Udayakumar

New Delhi: Anti-nuclear activist SP Udayakumar, who has been leading the peoples campaign against nuclear plant in Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu, has said that he will seek the courts intervention to deman...

Govt made hasty decision to shut bars: Kerala bar owners tell HC

from firstpost

Govt made hasty decision to shut bars: Kerala bar owners tell HC

Kochi: Kerala Bar Owners today informed the Kerala High Court that the state government's decision to close all bars was taken in 'haste' and would be counter productive as it would lose substantial r...