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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

Bomb blast kills almost 50 at a Shia mosque in Pakistan

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Bomb blast kills almost 50 at a Shia mosque in Pakistan

Karachi:A powerful blast killed nearly 50 people, including children, during Friday prayers at a packed minority Shia mosque in Pakistan's Sindh province, the deadliest sectarian attack to hit the cou...


Maharashtra takes cue from Vibrant Gujarat, to host conclave on developing MMR

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Maharashtra takes cue from Vibrant Gujarat, to host conclave on developing MMR

Mumbai: On the similar lines of Vibrant Gujrat, the BJP-led government in Maharashtra has launched an initiative to transform Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) into global, financial, commercial and en...

Businessman rams Hummer on a security guard in fit of rage

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Businessman rams Hummer on a security guard in fit of rage

Thrissur: In a fit of rage, a businessman allegedly rammed his luxury vehicle on a security guard of aposh apartment complex in Kerala for delay in opening the gate, injuring him seriously.The busines...

Govt faces tough time as fiscal deficit overshoots budget target

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Govt faces tough time as fiscal deficit overshoots budget target

New Delhi: India's fiscal deficit overshot the budget estimate of Rs 5.31 lakh crore by December-end and may prompt the government to take tough steps in the remaining part of 2014-15 to restrict it t...

INS Sindhuratna accident: Seven found guilty, court martial for commanding officer

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INS Sindhuratna accident: Seven found guilty, court martial for commanding officer

New Delhi: The commanding Officer of INS Sindhuratna will face court martial while six other officers were issued letters of "severe displeasure" after being found guilty for the fire onboar...

300 million people expected to migrate to cities in India in 25 years, says committee

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300 million people expected to migrate to cities in India in 25 years, says committee

Mumbai: About 300 million people in India would migrate to cities in the next 25 years, and it is necessary to understand the challenges this would pose, a parliamentary standing committee on science,...

New formula: Base year for GDP changed, economy grew at 6.9% in 2013-14

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New formula: Base year for GDP changed, economy grew at 6.9% in 2013-14

New Delhi: A change in base year for computing national accounts pushed up the economic growth rate for 2013-14 to 6.9 percent, while earlier estimate on the basis of old series was 4.7 percent.Simila...