BANGKOK - Malaysia Airlines is expected to lay off roughly one-third of its 20,000 staff on Wednesday, under its restructuring plans to make the company more profitable, media reported on Monday. The entire 20,000-employee workforce will actually be terminated, and then two-thirds of them will be given new contracts. Executive chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers Mohammad Faiz Azmi has been appointed...
ULAN BATOR - Prime Minister Narendra Modi was gifted a brown horse, Kanthaka, by Mongolian Prime Minister Chimed Saikhanbileg at the Mini Naadam sporting festival on Sunday. "With Kanthaka, a gift from Mongolia," tweeted Modi. External affairs ministry spokesperson tweeted Vikas Swarup: "A special gift for a special visitor! Mongolian PM gifts a horse to PM."
MOHALI: Claiming to be the only hostage to have survived after being abducted along with 40 others by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on June 11, 2014, Harjit Masih on Thursday said that he his fellow workers were shot down in strife-torn Masul city of Iraq. Masih claimed, "The ISIS took away nearly 100 workers including Indians and Bangladeshis to an undisclosed location and after keeping us in a furnished accommodation...
KATHMANDU - Two billionaire NRIs have offered to build 1,200 earthquake-resistant houses in quake-affected villages of Nepal immediately, Nepal's embassy in London has said. Mukesh Kumar Sehgal, managing director of Britain-based SISMO Company that is well known for its building technology, met Nepal's Acting Ambassador to Britain, Tej Bahadur Chettri, on Friday and offered to build 1,000 quake-resistant houses in Nepal,
BENGALURU: The US was "greatly concerned" over the release of Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and supports India's effort to bring the Mumbai attackers to justice, top US official Nisha Biswal said on Wednesday. The US assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asian affairs said here on Wednesday that the US had been hoping to avoid the situation of Lakhvi being released from jail and...