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Jet pilots go on mass 'sick leave', thousands stranded
Mumbai/New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Some 20,000 air passengers in India, including hundreds of foreign visitors, were severely inconvenienced as nearly 400 pilots of Jet Airways went on 'sick leave' Tuesday, causing cancellation of nearly 200 flights and chaos at airports.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009 9:33:20 PM

UAE apologises for aircraft row, India assures early release
New Delhi, Sept 8 (IANS) India Tuesday said the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has 'apologised' for not declaring the consignment of weapons its China-bound cargo plane was carrying that led to its detention at Kolkata airport, and assured early release of the aircraft will be facilitated.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009 9:33:03 PM

Bombay High Court restrains Jet pilots from going on strike
Mumbai, Sep 8 (IANS) A division bench of the Bombay High Court Tuesday restrained the National Aviators' Guild (NAG), an organisation of pilots of Jet Airways, from going on an illegal strike.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009 9:25:59 PM

Oil exploration blocks to be finalised by December
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) India will finalise exploration blocks in the eighth round of auction of hydrocarbon assets by December, Petroleum and Natural Minister Murli Deora said Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009 9:12:16 PM

Avesthagen revives public issue plans to raise funds
Bangalore, Sep 8 (IANS) Leading biotechnology firm Avesthagen plans to raise about Rs.6-7 billion (Rs.600-700 crore) through an initial public issue (IPO) for rolling out about 40 products which are still in development stage, a top company official said Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009 8:50:59 PM

Army authorities launch probe into ransacking incident
Bhopal, Sep 8 (IANS) Indian Army authorities at the Military Headquarters of War (MHOW) in Madhya Pradesh said Tuesday that they had launched an investigation to find out if their officials had allegedly ransacked furniture at a medical college in Indore Monday night, officials said.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009 8:48:31 PM

Jet Airways sacks three more pilots
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Taking a tough stand, Jet Airways Tuesday sacked three more pilots while talks between the management and the agitating employees are yet to take place.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009 8:48:21 PM

Filippov joins Liem atop the pack in Kolkata Open chess
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) Grand Master Le Quang Liem of Vietnam continued to lead but was joined at the top by GM Anton Filippov of Uzbekistan after the eighth round of the 4th Kolkata Open Grandmaster Chess tournament here Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009 8:48:16 PM

Assam government concerned over clashes in Sikkim institute
Guwahati, Sep 8 (IANS) The Assam government Tuesday expressed serious concern over clashes breaking out in a Sikkim college between students from the state and locals in which some Assamese students were injured.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009 8:48:05 PM

Emami pulls out of Kolkata Fashion Week
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) The Kolkata Fashion Week-II, beginning Wednesday, received a jolt Tuesday with title sponsor Emami pulling out over contractual issues.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009 8:48:00 PM

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