n18
NEWS|Current Affairs 
   |

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

Japan prosecutors set to rule on possible Fukushima indictments

from firstpost

Japan prosecutors set to rule on possible Fukushima indictments

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese prosecutors must decide this month whether to charge Tokyo Electric Power Co former executives for their handling of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, in a process that could dra...


Support group of Japan's new trade minister spent funds at S&M bar

from firstpost

Support group of Japan's new trade minister spent funds at S&M bar

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's new trade minister, installed this week to replace a minister caught in a funding scandal, said on Thursday a political support group of his spent money at a racy bar, a pote...

Get set for a very noisy Diwali: Delhi ignores ban on Chinese crackers

from firstpost

Get set for a very noisy Diwali: Delhi ignores ban on Chinese crackers

New Delhi: Delhiwallahs will have a blast this Diwali, the governments call for silent celebration can wait.Despite Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhans pleafor a noiseless Diwali in the national c...

Attack on parliament, killing of soldier stun Canada's capital

from firstpost

Attack on parliament, killing of soldier stun Canada's capital

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A gunman attacked Canada's parliament on Wednesday, with shots fired near where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking, and a soldier was killed at a nearby war memorial, stunni...

Man arrested after jumping White House fence, causing lockdown

from firstpost

Man arrested after jumping White House fence, causing lockdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man jumped the White House fence on Wednesday evening and was attacked by Secret Service dogs before being arrested, a Secret Service spokesman said."Dogs got him," ...

PM Harper says attacks will not intimidate Canada

from firstpost

PM Harper says attacks will not intimidate Canada

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will not be intimidated by a pair of attacks that killed two soldiers this week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Wednesday, adding that security agencies would do every...

Obama says Canada shootings tragic, offers assistance

from firstpost

Obama says Canada shootings tragic, offers assistance

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama called the shootings in Ottawa on Wednesday "tragic" and said they reinforced the need for vigilance against acts of violence and terrorism.U.S....