Mangalore, May 25: Saddened citizens of the city, especially youth and children on Monday, May 24, held a candlelight vigil and offered special prayers at Balmatta in Mangalore for the victims of country's one of the worst aviation tragedies that occurred last Saturday at the Bajpe Airport. They paid homage to the victims through lightening the candles and observing a silent mourning. The

Mangalore, May 24: He has been restless in his efforts in the mortuary of Wenlock Hospital in the city since the first dead body arrived there after Saturday's aviation tragedy in Bajpe airport. He didn't know who deceased were and to which religion or place they belonged to. But he was leading works of shifting the charred dead bodies from the ambulance to mortuary and from mortuary to other

- Mangalore, May 23: Bhopal based Muhammad Ali, one of the crew members who died in the tragic Mangalore Air Crash, had already resigned from the post of Flight Steward from Air India, seeking a U turn in his career. But, all his dreams and wishes remained unfulfilled when the Boeing 737-800 aircraft turned into a death craft in a tragic accident. Ali (24), served the Air India as Flight Steward

MANGALORE: On Saturday, Mayan Kutty, was heralded as the chosen one. A man who walked away from the fiery wreckage which claimed 158 lives with barely a scratch on him. Over 24 hours later, one realizes that while the scars are not visible, they are indeed deeply etched on his psyche. Kutty's been so traumatised and fearful of flying again that he doesn't ever want to board a plane. At the moment

Mangalore, May 23: 12 bodies charred beyond recognition kept at the Wenlock hospital are yet to be identified. Emotions are running high as grieved relatives arrived from nearby areas and adjoining Kasaragod and Kannur districts of Kerala, were in tears unable to identify their dear ones. “How do we identify from that heap. There are only a few bodies and nothing but the teeth can be seen. There

Mangalore, May 23: The last rituals and funerals of the dozens of victims of Saturday's flight crash have begun in their native places as per the guidelines of their respective religions. S M Rasheed Haji, the treasurer of Zeenath Bakhsh Jumma Masjid has said that as many as 35 bodies of victims arrived from the hospital since Saturday evening to the premises of the mosque for pre burial rituals i

Mangalore, May 23: E Ahmed, Union Minister of State for Railways, along with a delegation from Kerala, visited the survivors of the Bajpe air crash at three different hospitals in the city and assured them that the Government of India will not ignore them on Sunday, May 23. “We are all with you. We all share the sorrows and pains you have experienced equally”, he told Krishna, one of the survivors

Mangalore, May 23: Dismayed citizens along with a host of local politicians took out a march in the city to express condolence and show their solidarity with the families of the victims of one of the worst aviation tragedies of the country on Sunday, May 23. Over 200 people joined the march that commenced at Nehru Stadium, proceeded through Lady Goshen Hospital road silently and dispersed inside

Dubai, May, 22 : A Dubai resident, who was supposed to go to Mangalore to help his son get admission in an engineering college, missed the ill-fated IX 812 that crashed early Saturday because his boss piled on extra work. Kunhikannan Chandu, 51, manager of the Lulu Hypermarket in Al Qusais, was to take the flight that crashed soon after landing at the Mangalore airport, killing 158 people. His

Dubai, May 22 : A Saudi businessman lost 16 family members in Saturday's plane crash in Mangalore who were going to attend his grandmother's funeral. Another family from Dubai was on its way to a wedding when it perished in the tragedy. Saudi Arabia-based businessman Sameer Sheikh lost 16 relatives, including his wife and two children, in the Air India Express tragedy that claimed 158 lives. All