Monday, 22 October, 2018

Topic: New York

Why the world’s longest flight is a luxurious prison

In comparison with the other options to get from Singapore to New York, this route is preferable. Here’s what a coddled business traveller needs to know.
Air India flight | commons

Drunk Air India passenger ‘urinates on elderly woman’s seat, allowed to walk away’

The airline has said it is investigating the incident, which occurred on a flight Friday from New York to Delhi.

Why a New York-based smuggler dumped $20 million worth of Indian art

Subhash Kapoor, smuggler of Indian art, eluded Indian officials for years because he had the backing of sources who could never be identified.
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Maternity benefits may cost 1.8 million Indian women their jobs

A TeamLease survey shows women will lose their jobs across 10 sectors in the 2019 fiscal because of the new Indian law.
Blue straws in a glass | Godong/UIG via Getty Images

Trendy bans on plastic straws are mostly bunk

The well-intentioned anti-straw campaign assumes single-use plastics have much to do with ocean pollution. That assumption is based on some highly dub...
Nirav Modi's store in Delhi

We’ll fly you back to India, CBI tells Nirav Modi. I’m too busy, he replies

CBI informs him it is mandatory for a suspect to respond to summons and join the probe, he doesn’t reply to the second email.
12% rise in Indian students studying in US; science-tech still most preferred course

12% rise in Indian students studying in US; science-tech still most preferred course

Indian students going to the US has doubled over the last decade but those coming from US to India fall by 5% in 2016, says a global report.
Rakesh Asthana

At the root of the CBI power struggle lies the ‘Gujarat division’

CBI’s top two officers — director Alok Verma and No.2 Rakesh Asthana — have accused each other of corruption. Here’s how this power struggle began. 

With Djokovic’s recent wins, is it time to anoint him king of tennis over Federer & Nadal?

Novak Djokovic won the Shanghai Masters last week, adding another important title to his victories at Wimbledon, the US Open and the Cincinnati Masters this year.