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  • Malaysia to deploy more assets to locate MH370 06-07-2014 04:35 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia will deploy more assets for the deep-sea search in the southern Indian Ocean to aid the Australia-led efforts in locating Flight MH370 went missing nearly four months ago. Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said that the Royal Malaysian Navy vessel, KD Mutiara, which has the capability of the...
  • Search for Malaysia Airlines jet shifts south 26-06-2014 01:55 PM

    Sydney: The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 will shift further south in the Indian Ocean, Australian authorities said on Thursday, ushering in yet another new phase of the long, costly and so far fruitless search. The Boeing 777, carrying 239 passengers and crew, disappeared on March 8 shortly...
  • Malaysia's top court rejects Christians' bid to use 'Allah' 23-06-2014 12:28 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's highest court today rejected a challenge to the ban on Christians using the word "Allah" to refer to God, ending the years-long highly divisive legal case in the Muslim-majority nation. The case was brought by the Catholic Church, which was seeking to overturn a government ban on...
  • 32 missing as boat sinks off Malaysia; 60 survive 18-06-2014 06:49 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: A wooden boat carrying Indonesians home in a storm sank in choppy seas off Malaysia's west coast early on Wednesday, leaving 32 people missing and five dead, Malaysian officials said. At least 60 people survived. The boat capsized shortly after midnight about 3.7 kilometres from shore on the...
  • Australia chooses firm to map sea floor in Malaysia Airlines search 10-06-2014 07:46 PM

    Sydney: Australia on Tuesday signed a contract with a private company to map the sea floor around where missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is believed to have crashed, a crucial step towards continuing an underwater search later this year. Months of searches have failed to turn up any trace of...
  • Australia says missing Malaysia plane not where 'pings' heard 29-05-2014 04:28 PM

    Sydney: The search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner suffered a further setback on Thursday after Australian officials said that wreckage from the aircraft was not on the seabed in the area they had identified. Flight MH370, carrying 239 passengers and crew, disappeared from radar screens on March 8 shortly...
  • MH370: Relatives of passengers accuse Malaysia of withholding data 28-05-2014 11:50 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: Families of passengers aboard missing flight MH370 on Wednesday accused Malaysia of withholding crucial satellite data, saying a long-awaited report is incomplete and does not prove the plane crashed in the Indian Ocean. Authorities on Tuesday released a 47-page summary of communication logs from the Malaysia Airlines plane...
  • Airlines seek real-time aircraft tracking after MH370 mystery: UN 26-05-2014 06:33 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: Major airlines want real-time tracking for commercial aircraft following the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and cost is not a concern, a senior official with the United Nations' aviation agency said on Monday. The mystery surrounding MH370, which vanished en route to China, has sparked a global...
  • China to go 'all out' in underwater search for MH370 03-05-2014 07:26 PM

    Beijing: China on Saturday said it will go all out in the underwater search for the crashed Malaysian jet even though the hunt for the plane has reached a dead end with no clues emerging so far. The China Maritime Search and Rescue Centre said it dispatched a navy vessel...
  • We prayed to our gods during those hours, say MH192 passengers 22-04-2014 04:56 PM

    Bangalore: Airport arrivals are where one can spot some of the happiest faces. But happiness is an understatement when you see your child coming safe after an air-scare. This is what Tejaswi's mother felt as she hugged her daughter at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore. Tejaswi was one of...
  • Watch: Reactions of relatives of Malaysian flight MH192 passengers 21-04-2014 08:34 AM

    More than 40 days after MH 370 went missing, there was another Malaysian airline scare after flight MH192 from Kuala Lumpur to Bangalore turned back mid-air, when a malfunction was detected. Malaysian Airlines has reported that the flight has landed safely at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The Bangalore bound...
  • Bangalore-bound Malaysian Airlines lands safely at Kuala Lumpur after turning back mid-air 20-04-2014 11:54 PM

    New Delhi: Malaysian Airlines reported that its Kuala Lumpur-Bangalore flight MH192 has landed safely at Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 1.56 am after making an air turnback. In a media statement issued, the Airlines said that the aircraft's right-hand landing gear malfunctioned upon takeoff and is expected to make an...
  • Relatives sob after announcement on missing Malaysia Airlines plane 25-03-2014 10:53 AM

    Beijing: Relatives shrieked and sobbed uncontrollably. Men and women nearly collapsed, held up by loved ones. Their grief came pouring out after 17 days of waiting for definitive word on the fate of the passengers and crew of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet. Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak gave that...
  • Two-week search for Malaysian jet finds only frustration and suspicion 22-03-2014 09:15 AM

    Kuala Lumpur/Perth: Two weeks after a Malaysia Airlines airliner went missing with 239 people on board, officials are bracing for the "long haul" as searches by more than two dozen countries turn up little but frustration and fresh questions. The international team hunting Flight MH370 in the remote southern Indian...
  • Some data deleted from pilot's flight simulator: Malaysia 19-03-2014 04:26 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian authorities on Wednesday said some files were found deleted from the flight simulator found at the house of the pilot aboard the missing jetliner and experts are trying to retrieve the data that could be crucial for solving the aviation mystery. As the search for the plane...
  • Malaysian airplane investigators look at suicide as possible motive 18-03-2014 07:19 AM

    Kuala Lumpur: The co-pilot of a missing Malaysian jetliner spoke the last words heard from the cockpit, the airline's chief executive said on Monday, as investigators consider suicide by the captain or first officer as one possible explanation for the disappearance. No trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has been...
  • Timeline: How Malaysia's Flight MH370 went missing 17-03-2014 01:50 PM

    Here is a timeline of events in the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner which vanished from radar screens on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on Saturday, March 8: (all times are local Malaysian, eight hours ahead of GMT) 00:41 - Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 departs from Kuala...
  • India puts on hold search for missing plane on Malaysia's request 16-03-2014 08:45 AM

    India has put on hold the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at the request of the Malaysian government. The Malaysian government wants to reassess the week-old hunt for the Boeing 777 that is suspected of being deliberately flown to an unknown destination "The Malaysian authorities are reassessing...
  • Missing Malaysia plane may have run out of fuel over Indian Ocean 15-03-2014 08:16 AM

    Washington: Analysis of electronic pulses picked up from a missing Malaysian airliner shows it could have run out of fuel and crashed into the Indian Ocean after it flew hundreds of miles off course, a source familiar with official US assessments said on Friday. The source, who is familiar with...
  • India joins global search for Malaysian aircraft 13-03-2014 09:08 PM

    New Delhi: Joining global efforts to locate the Malaysian plane, India on Thursday deployed four warships along with six aircraft including the latest special surveillance P-8I plane and three helicopters under the 'Operation Searchlight'. India pressed its assets into service after a formal request from Indian High Commissioner in Kuala...
  • Malaysia asks India to join search and rescue operations of missing plane 12-03-2014 12:12 PM

    New Delhi: The Malaysian Authorities have requested India to be part of the multinational search operation for the missing plane. Official Sources say that Malaysian Authorities had contacted India on Tuesday requesting for help. It was thereafter decided that there will be designated contact point on both the Malaysian and...
  • 600,000 scan satellites images for clues about missing Malaysian plane 12-03-2014 11:54 AM

    Longmont, Colorado: About 600,000 people have scanned satellite images from DigitalGlobe Inc. for clues to the fate of a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner, the company said Tuesday. Users of the website can tag images if they see wreckage, life rafts, oil slicks or other evidence. DigitalGlobe is calling it a...
  • Delhi hotels one of the worst-rated in world 02-03-2014 05:39 PM

    Hotels in Delhi are considered as one of the worst in the world as per the trivago Reputation Ranking of 100 destinations which places them in the 90th position, while those in Mumbai have fared better. The ranking is based on over 82 million reviews compiled by trivago from over...
  • AirAsia offers half-a-million free tickets on select routes 25-02-2014 08:56 PM

    Mumbai: Malaysian low-cost airline AirAsia, which is awaiting flying permit from the DGCA to launch its services in the domestic market, said it is offering half a million free seats along with 1.8 million low fare promotional seats from Kuala Lumpur on select routes. The bookings under the offer, which...
  • Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu progress in Malaysia Open 15-01-2014 03:35 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: Top Indian women's singles shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu made winning starts in the New Year, notching up first-round wins at the $500,000 Malaysia Open Super Series Premier at the Putra Stadium here on Wednesday. Eighth-seed Saina took 36 minutes to get rid of Indonesia's Hera Desi...
  • Ethnic Indian shot dead at Johor in Malaysia 31-08-2013 12:05 PM

    An ethnic Indian has been shot dead in front of his family while he was performing prayers at a Hindu temple in Malaysia's southern state of Johor. K Jaganathan, 37, a cattle breeder, died of several shots to his chest after two men on a motorcycle stopped at the Sri...
  • US still weighing response to Syria, says Hagel 25-08-2013 12:54 PM

    US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the Obama administration is still weighing the question of whether to use military force in Syria in response to a purported chemical weapons attack. Speaking to reporters on Sunday in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, Hagel declined to say what action the US...
  • 33 feared to be dead in road mishap in Malaysia 21-08-2013 05:00 PM

    At least 33 people were believed killed and 16 injured when a bus carrying tourists plunged into a deep ravine near the popular Genting Highlands resort in Malaysia on Wednesday. The nationalities of the victims could not immediately be ascertained though media reports said most of the passengers were Malaysians...
  • Chennai: Passengers stranded at airport for 4 hours 10-11-2012 12:31 PM

    Chennai: Over 100 Kuala Lumpur-bound passengers were stranded at the airport here for over four hours due to a delay in the arrival of the Air Asia flight from Malaysia, airport sources said on Saturday. The flight was to have left at around 8 15 AM on Saturday, but there...
  • Tiger Woods loses ground in CIMB Classic 27-10-2012 04:46 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: Tiger Woods found lakes, bunkers and cart paths to stall his third-round charge up the CIMB Classic leaderboard on Saturday, as Bo Van Pelt grabbed a share of the lead after flirting with golf's magical 59. Defending champion Van Pelt double-bogeyed the last to sign for a nine-under-par...