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

BANGALORE: External Affairs Minister SM Krishna said the Mangalore airport, where an Air India plane crashed on Saturday, is known to test the limits of pilot's skills "Well, it was known that the Mangalore airport and runway are a very tricky and the skills of the pilot would be put to maximum test while landing," Krishna told a television news channel. An Air India Express aircraft crashed after

Mangalore, May, 22 : At least 158 people were killed Saturday morning when an Air India Express Boeing 737 with 166 passengers and crew flying from Dubai overshot the runway while landing at the Mangalore airport and turned into a ball of fire as it crashed into a forested ravine, authorities and witnesses said. Most passengers were Indians, many returning home from Dubai where they worked

Mangalore, May 22: Following are the lucky few who have survived the tragic plane crash: Mueen Kutty (Kannur), Krishnan (Kasaragod), Pradeep (Mangalore), Ummer Farooq (Ullal), Abdul Ismail, Dr Sabrina and Joel Santhosh (Vamanjoor). “The plane landed in some forest kind of area and there was a blast. Soon there was fire and smoke everywhere. I found a little empty space in the plane from where I

Mangalore May 19: Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), a new political party, has bagged 67 seats in the State in the recently concluded Gram Panchayat elections, informed Abdul Majeed Kodlipet, State President, SDPI. Addressing mediapersons in a press conference held at the Press Club in the city, he said that SDPI had contested for 368 seats in the State and has won 67 seats. In Daksina

Bangalore, May 16: Prof. U R Ananthamurthy, a well known literateur and thinker has opined that the number of criminals may increase in the state if the Government of Karnataka imposed the anti-cow-slaughter law. He was expressing his views at an interaction meeting of members of legislative assembly, writers, leaders of noted organisations and senior citizens of the stated organised at the

Mangalore, May 15: While a host of political leaders including BS Yeddyurappa, the Chief Minister of Karnataka, proudly patted their own backs for their achievements during the inaugural function of New Integrated Terminal Building of Mangalore Airport at Kenjar on the outskirts of the city, a group of frustrated Dalits, who had been forcefully evicted by the Government a few years ago in order to

Mangalore, May 15: A long-pending dream of the people of coastal region was finally realised, when the New Integrated Terminal Building of Mangalore Airport was inaugurated by Praful Patel, the Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation in a historical event on Saturday, May 15. Speaking on the occasion, Praful Patel assured Mangaloreans that the NITB will be declared a full-fledged international

Jeddah, May, 12 : Mohammed Mateen's journey toward his tragic end started when his father sold their only home to marry off one of his four sisters in India. However, after suffering abuse at the hands of her in-laws, the girl returned and later divorced her husband. It should be noted that in Islam it is not permitted for men to take dowry from women, yet there are Muslims who still practice this

Mangalore, May 9: Three girls who were involved in the Burkha issue at the Ganapathy High School in the city, have failed to get through in the SSLC examinations. The girls were reportedly asked to remove their burkhas while writing the SSLC exams. The parents of the girls have stated that they were emotionally and mentally disturbed during the days of the examinations following the happenings at