DGCA issues guidelines to prevent hits by bird, other animals at airports

To check incidents of collision of planes with birds and other animals at airports across India, aviation regulator DGCA on Saturday issued guidelines for them that included carrying out routine patrols in random patterns and informing pilots whenever there is any wildlife activity. There have been various incidents of bird hits during … Read more

In unclaimed funds case, Supreme Court issues notice to Centre

The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from the Centre and others on a plea seeking directions to create a centralised database providing information about bank accounts, insurance, post office funds etc. held by deceased account holders. A bench of Justices S A Nazeer and J K Maheshwari issued notices to the … Read more

Independence Day: Centre issues advisory to states over Covid protocols

The central government on Friday issued an advisory to states and Union Territories to avoid large gatherings while celebrating India’s 75th Independence Day, as a precautionary measure, according to a media report. The advisory from Ministry of Home Affairs came at a time when India is reporting over 15,000 Covid-19 cases. On Friday, … Read more

Illumina stock tanks as gene-sequencing company misses expectations and issues bleak outlook

Illumina Inc. shares sank 20% after hours Thursday after the gene-sequencing company swung to a loss in the second quarter, fell short of revenue expectations and revised its full-year outlook downward. Francis deSouza, chief executive of Illumina ILMN, +0.06%, said in a statement that the quarterly results failed to meet the company’s own expectations because … Read more

MeitY may stick with a govt-backed GAC for social media content issues

Against the background of its brushes with big social media outfits, the government may stick with its plan to create a grievance appellate committee (GAC) for the sector. Any self-regulatory body of intermediaries will have to work on the same mechanism as that of the GAC, a government official … Read more

IMD issues ‘red alert’ for Konkan, Vidarbha, north-central Maharashtra

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday issued a ‘red alert’ for north Konkan, north central Maharashtra, east and west Vidarbha, forecasting heavy to very heavy rainfall in the regions. Relief is likely after August 12, it said. Various parts of Maharashtra have been witnessing heavy showers since Sunday and the … Read more

Supreme Court issues notice on plea challenging Lavasa land purchase

The Supreme Court issued a notice on a petition against permission granted to Lavasa Corporation Limited to purchase lands for the Lavasa Hill Station project in 2002. A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and AS Bopanna issued a notice on a plea challenging the Bombay High Court’s orders in February this year. … Read more

Heroux-Devtek reports lower Q1 profit amid supply chain issues

Article content LONGUEUIL, Que. — Heroux-Devtek Inc. reported net income of $965,000 for its latest quarter, down from $6.7 million in the same period last year. Article content The Longueuil, Que.-based maker of aircraft landing gear says supply chain challenges and other constraints disrupted its production. The company’s first quarter profit amounted to three cents … Read more

EAM Jaishankar, US Secy of State Blinken discuss pressing global issues

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday held talks on pressing global challenges, amid rising tensions between China and Taiwan following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s high-profile visit to Taipei. In his opening remarks at the meeting that took place on the margins of an … Read more