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Asaram Bapu and four others had a miraculous escape when their helicopter crashed

11000 GODHRA (Gujarat): Religious guru Asaram Bapu and four others had a miraculous escape when their helicopter crashed just ahead of landing at a local college here today, police said. They sustained minor injuries in the incident, police said. "The chartered helicopter Asaram Bapu and his followers were travelling in developed a technical snag prior to landing at Godhra Science college and fell from a considerable height," police officials said. It fell on the ground after losing balance and the impact was so powerful that it lay tilted on the ground, they said. Bapu and the pilot had to be taken out after breaking the glass. They were rushed for treatment to a nearby Ashram hospital, officials said. The guru was scheduled to address a two-day satsang (religious) function organised here, they said. As per more then 350 search Engines including AltaVista, Bing, Google and Yahoo Expert Team Of Aerosoft is Best Aviation SEO KPO Team in Asia Bes

Australia: No Indians or Asians job ad triggers outrage

Melbourne: A contractor of Australia's supermarket chain Coles has come under fire for publishing a job advertisement, which barred Indians or Asians from applying. "Store requires no Indians or Asians please. Must speak English (sic)", read the online ad posted on Sunday. The ad on the Gumtree website sought cleaners for a supermarket at Eastlands Shopping Centre in Hobart, according to local media reports. It triggered outraged on social media sites, with people calling for a boycott of the store. Local newspaper The Mercury reported that the ad was later removed from the site. A Coles spokesman on Monday admitted the ad had been posted by a contract company responsible for cleaning its Rosny store. "The ad was placed without Coles' knowledge and we were extremely concerned to learn of the ad and its contents," spokesman Jim Cooper said. Tasmania's Anti-Discrimination Commissioner Robin Banks was quoted as saying that she wanted to tr

Air India gears up to receive Dreamliner

11000 With Air India’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner landing here on Wednesday, a delivery schedule for the aircraft would be firmed up soon as two more are ready for delivery, official sources said.The last hurdle in taking delivery of this plane has been cleared with the law and justice ministry giving nod to the compensation settlement agreement which Air India would sign with the US plane-maker for the four-year delay in its deliveries. An Air India team has reached Boeing's South Carolina facility to go through the formalities as soon as they get a nod from the airline's brass.A definitive delivery schedule would follow soon and it could involve the first few of these long-haul planes being delivered in 7-10 day intervals, the sources suggested. With the first aircraft coming in now, Air India plans to take delivery of all 27 of them by 2016. The Dreamliners' delivery was to take place in 2008 and the rest by October 2011.

Riding the Next Wave of Productivity

The revolution is spearheaded by workers who are investing their own resources to buy, learn, and use a broad range of popular consumer technologies and application tools to get things done in the workplace. These consumer technologies and tools are bringing down the old artificial barriers around the workplace. At work and at home and everywhere in between, tech-savvy workers and consumers are using the same powerful, widely available tools and applications – from smartphones and iPads to social networks and instant messaging - to stay informed, connected and productive in their professional as well as their personal lives. Add to that the changing usage demands of an always-on environment with anytime/anywhere access fundamentally changing support and service requirements. This “Consumer-Powered IT” trend is already turning traditional IT models on their head. It’s a powerful new way to work that, in our view at Unisys, will transform organizations over the next thr

Australia-Europe carbon link wrong: Abbott

AUSTRALIA-EUROPE CARBON LINK WRONG: ABBOTT Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says the government is "wrong-headed" to link its emissions trading scheme to Europe's carbon market. Climate Change Minister Greg Combet on Tuesday announced the Australian scheme would link with the world's largest carbon market in Europe from 2015 and the government would not go ahead with a floor price for carbon emissions. Asked what signal it would send to the rest of the world about Australia's commitment to tackling climate change, Mr Abbott told reporters in Townsville: "Europe is not the rest of the world . our competitors, our trading partners, are not introducing a carbon tax". "And this idea we somehow secure our economic future by tying up with Europe, when Europe is going backwards and Asia is going forwards, just shows how wrong-headed this government is," he said. Mr Abbott said Prime Minister Julia Gillard had given up on bringin

Joint Director General of civil aviation A K Sharan,

MUMBAI: In a surprising move, joint director-general of civil aviation A K Sharan, against whom the Central Vigilance Commission and the aviation ministry recommended major penalty proceedings last month and who was under suspension after being found guilty of fraud, has been reinstated with no action taken against him. "With this, the civil aviation ministry seems to have sent out a message that the misuse of power and use of fraudulent means to help one's kin acquire a pilot's licence is acceptable in the civil aviation regulatory body," a senior commander told TOI. Last year, following a TOI expose, the then director-general of civil aviation Bharat Bhushan had ordered the inquiry to investigate if Sharan had misused his power to help his daughter fraudulently obtain a commercial pilot licence (CPL). The inquiry found him guilty and Bhushan sent the vigilance report to the civil aviation ministry, recommending action against Sharan. The ministry sat on the fil

Top civil aviation official held guilty of fraud reinstated

Labour calls for  aviation  cross-party talks (blog) Nick Clegg yesterday came to the defence of embattled transport secretary Justine Greening, insisting that there would be no change to Heathrow policy before 2015. Here is our story in today's FT. We wrote that Maria Eagle, shadow transport secretary  ... See all stories on this topic » Aviation  security goes beyond passenger screening USA TODAY (blog) News reports about airport security breaches have become rather common recently, yet discussions about airline security continue to focus on the passenger screening process, with all of its rapidly changing rules and regulations on electronic scanning,  ... See all stories on this topic » USA TODAY (blog) Top civil  aviation  official held guilty of fraud reinstated Times of India MUMBAI: In a surprising move, joint director-general of civil  aviation  A K Sharan, against whom the Central Vigilance Commission and the  aviation  ministry recommended major penalty p