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Air Asia flight missing – reports

December 27, 2014 at 9:39 pm

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Air Asia flight QZ 8501 travelling from Indonesia to Singapore has gone missing – reports


A Point of View: The story of the Queen’s Christmas speech

December 27, 2014 at 9:16 pm

The Queen filming her Christmas speech

The British monarch’s Christmas speech was originally to be a one-off event, but as historian David Cannadine explains, it has become one of the most important fixtures in the royal year.

Crew unrest: SpiceJet trouble hitting Jet pilots? – Soubhik Mitra, Hindustan Times Mumbai

December 27, 2014 at 7:39 pm

Jet Airways pilots have warned the airline management to stop poaching pilots from SpiceJet Airlines, which was recently forced to cut operations by more than 100 flights in a day owing to a cash crunch.

On December 24, the National Aviators’ Guild (NAG), a union comprising more than 900 Jet Airways pilots, wrote to the airline’s chief executive officer, asking him to stop the hiring of Boeing B737 commanders from the budget airline.

The email (a copy of which is available with Hindustan Times) to Cramer Ball claimed the lateral hiring by the airline had caused unrest among Jet cockpit crew.

Airtel’s VoIP move: A preemptive strike at WhatsApp foray?

December 27, 2014 at 7:29 pm


Airtel's VoIP move: A preemptive strike at WhatsApp foray?

Moneycontrol Bureau 

In a move that directly violates the  principle of ‘net neutrality’   (which calls for all data usages to be treated equally), India’s largest telecoms firm  Bharti Airtel   has said data used in Internet calls made via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) apps such as Skype or Viber will be billed separately and not part of a subscriber’s data packs.

How pastry chefs are cooking up a dessert storm-by Kathakali Chanda

December 27, 2014 at 7:22 pm

How pastry chefs are cooking up a dessert storm
Image: Mexy Xavier

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December 27, 2014 at 1:48 am

Former CJ’s warning

December 26, 2014, 6:20 pm

Retired Chief Justice Sarath N. Silva has made his presence felt  again. Taking part in Opposition presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena’s  election campaign, at the New Democratic Front office in Colombo on Thursday,  the former top judge declared that a controversial document the government had  made public against Sirisena and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe could be used  to remove President Mahinda Rajapaksa from office in the event of his  re-election. The ex-CJ was referring to what former UNP General Secretary Tissa  Attanayake had released to the media, claiming that it was a secret pact between  Wickremesinghe and Sirisena.

HELP – O hand in setting-up standards for bio-gas plants

December 27, 2014 at 1:45 am

December 26, 2014, 6:05 pm

By Ifham Nizam

Human and Environmental Links Progressive Organization (HELP-O)has  initiated a project to assess the capacity of bio gas in Climate Change  mitigation and adaptation and has introduced the most effective standards for  bio gas plants, in a Navy camp, with quality parameters, with funding from  UNDP’s GEF/SGP and in partnership with government and non-governmental  organizations.

‘Private and semi-state workers ignored in Maithri manifesto’

December 27, 2014 at 1:41 am

December 26, 2014, 6:03 pm

Private and semi-state workers have not been mentioned in common  Opposition Presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena’s polls manifesto titled,  ‘A Compassionate Maithri Governance – A stable Country’, the Free Trade Zones &  General Services Employees Union Joint Secretary Anton Marcus said in a press  release.

Colombo’s garbage mountains posing severe health risks

December 27, 2014 at 1:39 am

December 26, 2014, 6:01 pm

By Steve A. Morrell

Professor Ken Kawamoto, here to study waste disposal and the  operation of such disposal methods, spoke to the ‘Fianacial Review last week. He  is currently on a lecture tour and inspection of facilities for waste disposal  installed by the Japanese embassy. His intervention was initiated by the  Ministries of Local Government and Environment.

Is the west coast also vulnerable to a tsunami?

December 27, 2014 at 12:55 am

Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System – 10 years after Tsunami

December 26, 2014, 12:00 pm

By Dr. Janaka Ratnasiri

Ten years have gone since the most destructive tsunami hit the  country on 26.12.2004, and it is time to review what progress has been made in  rebuilding the lives of affected people and in setting up a tsunami warning  system in the region and in the country to prevent a repetition of the disaster  that followed the tsunami.

2004 Indian Ocean tsunami

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