British Airways Apologises After Bedbug-Infested Flight

An hour into an overnight flight to London, Heather Szilagyi recalls, the first bug crawled out of her in-seat TV."It was just the one, at the time," she said.So she rang the bell and informed a flight attendant - quietly, lest she alarm her 7-year-old daughter or the passenger into whose seat back the thing had disappeared - that British Airways Flight 84 might have a bedbug problem."The flight attendant said, 'We don't have anywhere to move you. I'm really sorry,' " Szilagyi said.Now British Airways...

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Unitech’s Sanjay Chandra Denied Bail, Told To Deposit Rs. 1,000 Crore

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain the bail plea of real estate developer Unitech's managing director Sanjay Chandra and asked the real estate major to deposit Rs. 1,000 crore to prove its bona fides. Refusing the bail plea, a Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud suggested that the partially complete flats of the real estate major spread over its 64 projects across the country be auctioned.The suggestion came after senior...

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Hizbul Chief Syed Salahuddin’s Son Arrested By Anti-Terror Agency NIA

Syed Shahid Yousuf, the son of terror group Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin, has been arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with terror funding.Yousuf, who works in the Jammu and Kashmir government's agriculture department, was arrested this morning, after he responded to summons in a 2011 case by the country's top anti-terror agency.He is accused of receiving money from Syria for the purpose of funding terror in Kashmir. According to officials, investigations...

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Ashok Gehlot Alleges Snooping As Channels Air Hotel Clip Of Hardik Patel

Amid intense speculation that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, while campaigning in Gujarat, quietly met Patidar activist Hardik Patel on Monday, a row has erupted over security footage from a luxury hotel flashed by TV channels. Congress leader Ashok Gehlot has accused the Gujarat police and intelligence agencies of spying and taking away CCTV footage from the hotel Ummed in Ahmedabad to track his party's activities ahead of elections expected by December.In response, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel...

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Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani To Meet PM Modi In Delhi Today

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani will hold detailed talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today on furthering the shared objective of promoting security and stability in Afghanistan, and efforts to combat the menace of terrorism.The external affairs ministry said on Monday that the Afghan president would be in Delhi on a one-day working visit at the invitation of the Prime Minister.The invitation was extended by National Security Adviser Ajit Doval during his Kabul trip on October 16.During his visit,...

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275 Nominations Filed On Last Day For Himachal Pradesh Elections

As many as 275 candidates, including former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, filed their nomination for the November 9 Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls on Monday.With this, the total number of nominations filed for the polls went up to 479.Monday was the last day for filing nominations.In all, 119 candidates filed nomination for 15 seats in Kangra, 74 candidates for 10 seats in Mandi, 64 for eight seats in Shimla, 41 for five seats in Hamirpur, 28 for five seats in Chamba, 29 for five seats in Solan.Twenty...

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Abdul Karim Telgi, Convicted In Stamp Paper Scam, Hospitalised In Bengaluru

Abdul Karim Telgi, a convict in the counterfeit stamp paper scam, is on ventilator and is suffering from meningitis, according to his lawyer."He is alive, but very critical and has been admitted to Victoria hospital. He is in the ICU and on ventilator. He is suffering from menigitis," Telgi's lawyer MT Nanaiah said here today.Telgi was admitted four days back, he added."He should have been admitted a little bit earlier. There has been a delay," he said.Meningitis is an acute inflammation of the protective...

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Saudi brothers carrying fake Kuwaiti nationality

The crimes committed by a Saudi citizen who obtained Kuwaiti citizenship fraudulently and ensured his brothers also obtained Kuwaiti citizenship illegally may seem like a fiction but it is a true story, reports Al-Rai daily.The hero of the story, after obtaining Kuwaiti citizenship illegally, added his two brothers to his citizenship file as his sons based on which they also obtained Kuwaiti citizenship. The truth was revealed when one of the brothers or the so-called sons tried to renew his Kuwaiti...

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Deportation for expats caught operating ‘makeshift’ markets

Assistant Undersecretary for Public Security Affairs at Ministry of Interior Major General Ibrahim Al-Tarrah has issued orders to deport 22 expatriates who were arrested from makeshift markets, reports Al-Anba daily. The decision to deport them is in line with implementation of the regulations related to violation of the residency law. No further details were available.

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ASSEMBLY OPENS SECOND LEGISLATIVE TERM TODAY

The second legislative term of the National Assembly will open tomorrow, with draft laws on pensions, petrol prices and nationality being on top of the agenda. Other draft legislations, suggested by lawmakers, deal with good governance, revision of the penal code, the family court, and the government-run universities as well as the file of unaccredited university degrees, scholarships and nominations.The draft amendments to the social security act envisage bringing down the retirement age 45 for females...

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