US ready to assist in search for missing AirAsia jet

 

Washington: The United States said today it was ready to help search for an AirAsia plane that disappeared while traveling from Indonesia to Singapore, but that so far it had not been asked.

AirAsia Flight QZ8501 en route from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people goes missing
AirAsia Flight QZ8501 en route from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people goes missing

An AirAsia plane with 162 people on board went missing en route from Indonesia to Singapore on Sunday after pilots requested a change of flight plan due to bad weather, triggering a massive search in the third major incident this year involving a Malaysian carrier.

Missing flight is third Malaysia-linked incident

The disappearance of AirAsia Flight 8501 on Sunday was the third air incident this year involving Malaysia, where budget carrier AirAsia in based.

AirAsia flight missing: Manohar Parrikar urges coordinated international effort

Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday confirmed India's support in searching for the missing AirAsia plane, urging the international community to join hands for a coordinated effort.

Indian Navy on standby for AirAsia flight search

The Indian Navy has kept a surveillance aircraft and three ships ready as an AirAsia flight with 162 people on board Sunday went missing en route from Indonesia to Singapore.

AirAsia mourns with grey logo after plane goes missing

AirAsia on Sunday changed its bright fiery red logo to grey on its Twitter and Facebook pages after its aircraft, carrying 162 passengers, went missing en route from Indonesia to Singapore.

Missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501 crashed in sea?

A Malaysian website has claimed that AirAsia flight QZ 8501 which went missing after take-off from Indonesia has crashed off the coast of Sumatra island.

Singapore PM expresses concern over missing AirAsia plane

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday called Indonesian President Joko Widodo to express concern and pledged assistance of air force in the search of Air Asia plane which went missing after losing contact with air traffic controller.

White House monitoring missing AirAsia situation

The White House said it was monitoring the situation surrounding an AirAsia plane that disappeared traveling from Indonesia to Singapore and that President Barack Obama was briefed on the matter.

Singapore activates air force, navy for search for missing jet

Singapore said on Sunday it has activated its air force and navy to help in the search and rescue operation for the AirAsia jet that went missing on a flight from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore. 

Missing AirAsia plane: As it happened on Sunday
Missing AirAsia plane: As it happened on Sunday

AirAsia flight QZ8501, carrying 162 people on board, went missing after it lost contact while travelling from Indonesia's Surabaya to Singapore on Sunday morning.

Indian jailed for 9 months for molestation in Singapore

Singapore: A 26-year-old Indian here has been sentenced to nine months in prison for molesting a woman, according to a media report.

Singapore govt`s Uber rival slammed as `stunningly pointless`

Controversial taxi app Uber is under fire from Brussels to Bangkok, but in Singapore a government-sponsored alternative has been panned as "stunningly pointless" by online commentators. 

Indian film 'Court' wins best film, director awards at SGIFF
Indian film 'Court' wins best film, director awards at SGIFF

Indian filmmaker Chaitanya Tamhane won the Best Film and the Best Director awards at the Singapore Silver Screen Awards for his first feature film 'Court', which centres around the justice system in the country.

Singapore man makes up-skirt video of woman, swallows memory card

 The law in Singapore found it hard to swallow what the man did, and to his peril he cannot digest his crime either and must cool his heels in jail.

Singaporean jailed for hacking Prime Minister`s website

A court on Monday jailed a 28-year-old Singaporean for two months for defacing the prime minister`s website during a rash of cyber attacks in the city-state last year. 

IPTL: Hectic scheduling gives players little time to explore India
IPTL: Hectic scheduling gives players little time to explore India

Some of the world's top tennis names have arrived here for the third leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) but the hectic scheduling of the inaugural event has put paid to their plans of exploring India and its diverse culture.

PM Narendra Modi named Asian of the Year by Singapore daily

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Friday named "Asian of the Year" for being development-focused leader of India by editors of Singapore's leading daily, The Straits Times.

61 rescued from monorail in Singapore

At least 61 people trapped in a monorail at a popular tourist spot in Singapore due to a technical fault were safely rescued on Friday.

Indian Aces lose 20-25 to Manila Mavericks in IPTL
Indian Aces lose 20-25 to Manila Mavericks in IPTL

Indian Aces suffered their second successive loss in the inaugural International Premier Tennis League as they went down fighting 20-25 to Manila Mavericks in the last match of the Singapore leg, here on Thursday.