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Kuala Lumpur: Fariq Abdul Hamid, the co-pilot of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, never imagined his journey on flight MH370 would ruin his marriage plan.27-year-old Fariq was planning to marry 26-year-old Capt Nadira Ramli, a fellow pilot from another airline AirAsia, Sabah-based Daily Express reported today.Fariq, who began his career with MAS in 2007, and Nadira, a daughter of a senior Malaysia Airlines pilot, have known each other for nine years, the paper said.The paper and several news portals claimed that Nadira was given a month's leave by AirAsia to comfort the mother of Fariq who suddenly disappeared with 11 other crew members and 227 passengers on board flight MH370.The plane had left Kuala Lumpur for Beijing at 12:41 am om March 8 and lost contact with radar and hour later.Nadira is now with Fariq's distraught mother at an undisclosed hotel in Kuala Lumpur, the paper said.Fariq and Nadira studied together at the Flying School in Langkawi, the paper said.However, Fariq's cousin, who declined to be named, said the pilot never went to school in Kelantan as he was brought up in Kuala Lumpur.The mystery of the missing plane continued to baffle aviation and security authorities who have not succeeded in tracking the aircraft despite deploying hi-tech radar and other gadgets.Prime Minister Najib Razak has claimed the flight veered off course due to apparent deliberate action taken "by somebody on plane".PTI

US-led coalition against Islamic State is 'amputated, illegitimate': Iran

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US-led coalition against Islamic State is 'amputated, illegitimate': Iran

Damascus: The US-led anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition is "illegitimate", said a top Iranian official visiting Syria on Tuesday.The US-led international coalition is "amputated and does...


India-China stand-off in Ladakh ends, joint mechanism on border affairs to be held

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India-China stand-off in Ladakh ends, joint mechanism on border affairs to be held

New Delhi: The border stand-off between India and China has ended with withdrawal of troops to their previous positions and the two sides deciding to hold a meeting of their joint working mechanism on...

Secularism in action: Why Delhis Ramleela wont be complete without Muslims

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Secularism in action: Why Delhis Ramleela wont be complete without Muslims

New Delhi: The politics of religion maybe creating a barrier between the Hindus and Muslims in some pockets of the country, but it has failed to hinder the capacity of art to cut across communal bound...

India, US to work together to hit terror groups like LeT

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India, US to work together to hit terror groups like LeT

Washington: India and the US will work together on disrupting financial and tactical support for terror groups like the Lashkar-e-Taiba, and Jaish-e-Mohammed. External affairs ministry spokesperson Sy...

PM Modi to finally meet Nawaz Sharif, but in Kathmandu next month

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PM Modi to finally meet Nawaz Sharif, but in Kathmandu next month

Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New York on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly earlier this month, but a bilateral meeting between t...

US: Rare respiratory virus affecting kids, causes paralysis in some cases

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US: Rare respiratory virus affecting kids, causes paralysis in some cases

Washington: An unusual respiratory virus has sickened more than 400 children across the United States, and the emergence of sudden paralysis in some Colorado youths is sparking concern among doctors.T...

US slaps sanctions against two Pakistan terror groups for supporting LeT

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US slaps sanctions against two Pakistan terror groups for supporting LeT

Washington: The US has targeted two Pakistan-based terrorist organisations and frozen the assets of their leaders for providing financial support to Lashkar-e-Taeba (LeT) held responsible for the Nove...