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A US official says a Malaysia Airlines plane was sending signals to a satellite for four hours after the aircraft went missing, an indication that it was still flying.The official said the Boeing 777-200 wasn't transmitting data to the satellite, but sending out a signal to establish contact. Boeing offers a satellite service that can receive a stream of data during flight on how the aircraft is functioning.The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorised to speak publicly, said Malaysia Airlines didn't subscribe to that service, but the system was automatically pinging the satellite anyway.The official also said some messages involving a different data service were received for a short time after the plane's transponder went silent.Associated Press

Fadnavis's swearing-in ceremony, the biggest ever of it's kind

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Fadnavis's swearing-in ceremony, the biggest ever of it's kind

Devendra Fadnavis, the chief minister-designate of Maharashtra, will be sworn in at the Wankhede stadium on Friday. The event will be choreographed by well known Bollywood art director, Nitin Desai.De...


Whoever has looted this country will be caught: SIT chief MB Shah on black money

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Whoever has looted this country will be caught: SIT chief MB Shah on black money

New Delhi: The Supreme Court-appointed SIT, looking into the black money cases, on Thursday said it will go after the offenders "big or small" and will submit its report by the first week of...

J&K: Militants intensify activity as valley braces for elections

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J&K: Militants intensify activity as valley braces for elections

On 16 October, a small fleet of Army vehicles was passing through a narrow road near the Tchakla area of Rafiabad in north Kashmirs Baramulla district when suspected militants exploded an IED, injurin...

PM Modi condoles loss of live in Sri Lanka landslide

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PM Modi condoles loss of live in Sri Lanka landslide

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed deep condolences over the loss of lives in a landslide in Sri Lanka that mostly destroyed homes of Indian-origin people and wished speedy ...

Who started the fire in Trilokpuri? It was pre-planned, say locals

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Who started the fire in Trilokpuri? It was pre-planned, say locals

New Delhi: Who started the trouble in East Delhis Trilokpuri? Firstpost tried to find the answer to the question. Highly-placed sources said the entire flare-up was not accidental but pre-planned. Thi...

Sri Lanka sentences 5 Indian fishermen to death for drug smuggling

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Sri Lanka sentences 5 Indian fishermen to death for drug smuggling

TheSri Lankan government has sentenced five Indian fishermen to death on charges of drug smuggling. The men were arrested in 2011 by the Sri Lankan navy.Sri Lankan newspaper The Daily Mirror said that...

Don't complicate situation: China warns India over constructing border posts

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Don't complicate situation: China warns India over constructing border posts

Beijing: China's Defense Ministry has cautioned the Indian government over plans to construct 54 new border posts along disputed border territory along the Arunchal Pradesh border.Spokesman Yang Yujun...