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  • DGCA suspends 2 Jet pilots for sleeping, being inattentive while plane dropped 5,000 feet August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has suspended the two pilots who were not attentive as a Jet Airways flight's altitude dropped last Friday. The Jet Airways aircraft flying from Mumbai to Brussels last Friday suddenly dropped 5,000 feet in the Ankara airspace over Turkey. Jet is also conducting...
  • MumbaiBrussels plane's altitude drops as pilot sleeps, copilot says she was busy on her tablet August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In an alarming incident, a Jet Airways aircraft flying from Mumbai to Brussels last Friday suddenly dropped 5,000 feet in the Ankara airspace over Turkey. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has summoned both pilots over the incident. At the time of the incident, the commander of the flight...
  • G7 concerned by Asian maritime tensions June 5, 2014

    Brussels: Leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized nations said on Thursday they were deeply concerned by tensions in the East and South China Sea. The G7 leaders meeting in Brussels warned against any use of force in the area, where the United States has warned Beijing over increasing territorial assertiveness. "We...
  • Pope expresses deep sorrow over Brussels museum shooting May 25, 2014

    Pope Francis on Sunday said he was deeply saddened by a deadly shooting attack in Belgium which left three people dead, including two Israelis. "I am profoundly saddened, my thoughts go out to those who lost their lives in the attack in Brussels," the 77yearold pontiff said as he arrived in...
  • Merkel frosty on the US over 'unacceptable' spying allegations October 25, 2013

    Brussels: German Chancellor Angela Merkel accused the United States of an unacceptable breach of trust on Thursday after allegations that the US bugged her personal mobile phone, and she indicated data agreements with Washington may have to be revised. Arriving for a twoday summit in Brussels overshadowed by the allegations of...
  • 20-year-old student from Odisha represents India at Human Rights summit in Brussels September 15, 2013

    Presenting the perspective of youths at the International Human Rights Summit in Brussels, 20-year-old engineering student from Odisha Samarendra Patra is proud for having put thrust on peace in the world fora. "Making a presentation before a world summit of youths was an opportunity that helped me express my views before...
  • Brussels heist: Robbers take diamonds worth $50 million in 11 minutes February 20, 2013

    Eight masked gunmen forced their way through the security fence at the Brussels International airport, drove into the tarmac and stole diamonds worth $50 million. All this without firing a single gun shot. Officials say the entire act was completed in a few minutes. ...
  • Robbers pull off huge diamond heist at Brussels airport February 20, 2013

    Brussels: Robbers dressed as police and armed with machine guns have stolen 120 parcels of diamonds worth millions of dollars from the runway of Brussels Airport in one of the biggest heists the industry has seen. Two vehicles carrying eight men drove up to a van belonging to security firm...
  • ArcelorMittal to shut parts of Belgium plant January 25, 2013

    New Delhi/Luxembourg: World's largest steelmaker ArcelorMittal on Thursday said it will close a coke plant and six production lines in Belgium hitting 1,300 jobs, a decision which may face resistance from Brussels. The Lakshmi Mittalled company, which had shut down the liquid phase steel production facility in the same plant...
  • Pirates take 5 Indian sailors hostage off Nigeria December 19, 2012

    Abuja: Five Indian sailors aboard a German oil tanker were kidnapped by heavily armed pirates who attacked the ship in waters off Nigeria's southern coast which have become a hotbed of pirate activity. The ship's operators, Medallion Marine said on Thursday the ship SP Brussels was attacked roughly 65 kilometres...
  • Belgium: Indians mourn Sikh family's murder October 8, 2012

    Brussels: Hundreds of members of the Indian community paid tributes to four members of a Sikh family who were brutally murdered in the the Belgian capital, EuAsiaNews reported. Jasbir Singh's wife and their three young children were killed by a suspected Bangladeshi man in their home in Etterbeek area of...
  • 4 members of a Sikh family found murdered in Belgium October 1, 2012

    New Delhi: In a grisly incident, four members of a Sikh family, including three children, have been found murdered in their home in Belgium's capital city of Brussels. The bodies were found by the head of the family Jasbir Singh on Friday night after he returned home from the restaurant where...
  • Belgium: Sikh woman, 3 children found dead in Brussels September 30, 2012

    Brussels: A Sikh woman and her three children have been found dead in their home in Brussels. The family hailed from Ludhiana in India, the EuAsiaNews reported on Sunday. It was the woman's husband who made the terrible discovery when he returned home from work on Friday. All four victims...
  • Brussels's 'New Deal' to save Euro June 30, 2012

    Brussels: Under pressure to prevent a catastrophic breakup of their single currency, Eurozone leaders agreed on Friday to let their rescue fund inject aid directly into stricken banks from next year and intervene on bond markets to support troubled member states. They also pledged to create a single banking supervisor for...
  • Europe summit surprises with bold moves June 29, 2012

    Brussels: After 18 disappointing summits, Europe's leaders appeared on Friday to have finally come up with a set of measures that show they are serious about solving their crippling debt crisis. Meeting for the 19th time since the debt crisis exploded in late 2009, leaders of the 17 countries that...
  • 'Flying table' lifts gourmet dining to new heights June 8, 2012

    Brussels: If someone drops a fork at Dinner in the Sky, a seventonne platform may have to be lowered 50 metres to pick up a new one, so diners tend to keep a good grip on the cutlery. Joining a growing trend for extreme dining from supper in the dark...
  • SaniaMattekSands win Brussels Open May 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie MattekSands made short work of the PolishChinese duo Alicja Rosolska and Jie Zheng to claim the Brussels Open on Saturday. In a onesided contest, they won 63 62. It was the Indian's 14th doubles WTA title, and second this season...
  • SaniaMattekSands advance into Brussels final May 24, 2012

    Brussels: Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie MattekSands stumbled into the WTA Brussels Open final beating Anastasia Rodionova and Casey Dellacqua 63 46 105, here on Thursday. The fourthseeded IndoAmerican pair made a good start but faced stiff resistance from the Australian combo as the match progressed before winning in...
  • Sania registers 500th pro win in Brussels May 23, 2012

    Brussels: Sania Mirza recorded the 500th win of her professional career when she advanced to the doubles quarterfinals of the WTA Brussels Open here with her American partner Bethanie MattekSands. The fourth seed IndoAmerican pair got the better of Mervana JugicSalkic and Sandra Klemenschits 64, 62 in the opening round of...
  • EU forces Britain to take in 12,000 Indian workers March 2, 2012

    London: Brussels has drawn up a plan that could force Britain to admit 12,000 workers from India despite soaring unemployment at home, the Daily Mail reported. The order is part of an EUwide plan to boost trade with India. EU officials say that, in return for opening up the jobs market, countries...
  • Brussels Summit: UK rejects Eurozone deal December 10, 2011

    European leaders reached a new deal on Friday to try and resolve the Eurozone debt crisis without UK's approval. ...
  • EU forges fiscal union, sees way out of crisis December 10, 2011

    Brussels: Working almost to exhaustion and persuading countries one by one, European leaders agreed Friday to redefine their continent hoping that by joining their fiscal fortunes they might stop a crippling debt crisis, save the euro currency and prevent worldwide economic chaos. Only one country said no Britain. It...
  • Brussels Summit: EU leaders agree on fiscal pact December 9, 2011

    Brussels: European Union leaders sealed a new fiscal pact ensuring tougher budget discipline but failed to agree on a treaty change to enshrine the rules, meaning a deal may now involve the 17 euro zone nations plus any others that want to join, diplomats said. An agreement involving all 27 EU...
  • Brussels Summit: EU meets to end financial crisis December 9, 2011

    At the two day summit in Brussels, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have called for treaty changes including tighter budgetary rules and deficit caps. ...
  • Brussels summit: EU seeks more unity to save euro December 9, 2011

    Brussels: European leaders are wrestling over how much of their sovereignty they are willing to give up in a desperate attempt to save the ambitious project of continental unity that grew from the ashes of World War II. At stake at the summit in Brussels, which began on Thursday evening, is...
  • Europe, US puts pressure on Gaddafi to quit March 12, 2011

    Tripoli/Brussels: Europe and the United States stepped up diplomatic pressure on Muammar Gaddafi to quit, while on the ground his forces used their superior strength to press their advantage against rebels. President Barack Obama said on Friday the United States and its allies were tightening the noose around Gaddafi and European...
  • Don't block affordable Indian medicines, EU urged December 10, 2010

    Brussels: As leaders from India and the European Union (EU) meet for a bilateral summit in the Belgian capital, health activists Friday urged the 27nation bloc not to prevent access to affordable Indian medicines. In a statement before the 11th IndiaEU summit opened, Medecins Sans Frontires (MSF) a global NGO...
  • All starry and no gripes, teen lies about 56star tattoo June 24, 2009

    Brussels: The Belgian teenager who made headlines across the globe after claiming a tattoo artist had drawn 56 stars on her face, rather than the three she asked for, has admitted she lied. Kimberley Vlaeminck from the city of Kortrijk, 90 km northwest of Brussels, said she fell asleep during the...
  • Tattoo gone wrong: Stars and gripes forever? June 18, 2009

    Brussels: A Belgian teenager has told police how she emerged from a tattoo parlor with 56 stars over one side of her face, rather than the three she had asked for, prosecutors said on Tuesday. "I said this part, the top, is ok, but not the rest," Kimberley Vlaeminck from the...
  • Brussels sets world record for longest toilet queue March 25, 2009

    Brussels: A world record for the length of a toilet queue was set on Sunday when 756 people lined up for a latrine in central Brussels to raise awareness for the need for clean water on World Water Day. The event was organised by the United Nations children's agency UNICEF,...