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‘3,523 Air India employees infected with Covid till mid-July, 56 died’ | India News – Times of India
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‘3,523 Air India employees infected with Covid till mid-July, 56 died’ | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: More than a third of Air India’s 9,000 employees have so far been infected with Covid-19 and 56 of them them have lost their lives. “A total of 3,523 employees of Air India have been affected by Covid-19. Out of (them), 56 employees succumbed to this pandemic till July 14, 2021,” Union minister of state for civil aviation V K Singh said in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on Thursday. Air India had just over 9,000 employees last March. The airline has been at the forefront of operating flights to first bring back Indians stranded abroad during the pandemic, a process which began last January when it flew two jumbo jets from Delhi to Wuhan to fly back Indians, mainly students, from there. General (retired) Singh said AI has taken various measures to safeguard the int...
Mortal remains of Danish Siddiqui arrive in Delhi, to be buried at Jamia Millia Islamia graveyard | India News – Times of India
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Mortal remains of Danish Siddiqui arrive in Delhi, to be buried at Jamia Millia Islamia graveyard | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The mortal remains of photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, who was killed in Afghanistan, were brought to Delhi on Sunday evening and will be buried at the Jamia Millia Islamia graveyard, university officials said. "The Air India flight carrying the mortal remains of Danish Siddiqui landed at Delhi airport," a university official said. Siddiqui is an alumnus of Jamia Millia Islamia. Siddiqui, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018, worked for Reuters news agency and was killed on Friday in the town of Spin Boldak, near the border with Pakistan. He was embedded with Afghanistan special forces at the time of his death. Earlier in the day, the university said in a statement, "Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) Vice Chancellor accepted the request of the family of late photojournalist Danish Siddi...
Cong’s IYC chief takes ‘for sale’ jibe at Jyotiraditya Scindia, BJP hits back
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Cong’s IYC chief takes ‘for sale’ jibe at Jyotiraditya Scindia, BJP hits back

Congress’ youth wing chief Srinivas B V on Friday took a jibe at BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on being appointed as the civil aviation minister with a meme showing Air India mascot telling Scindia “we are both for sale”, drawing a sharp reaction from the BJP which said it reflected the opposition party’s frustration. The meme was first shared from the social media account of the Congress’ Madhya Pradesh unit but it gained a lot of traction after it was shared by the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) chief. Srinivas shared the meme which showed Air India Mascot ‘Maharaja’ telling Scindia, “Aiyye Maharaj, hum dono bikau hain (Come Maharaja, we are both for sale)”, and added the caption, “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi..”. Last night, the Madhya Pradesh Congress shared the meme and wrote, “...
US-based Pak NGOs ‘mop up’ funds raised to help India in Covid-19 crisis, likely to be used to fund terror, says report – Times of India
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US-based Pak NGOs ‘mop up’ funds raised to help India in Covid-19 crisis, likely to be used to fund terror, says report – Times of India

WASHINGTON: United States-based Pakistan-linked charity organisations collected funds in name of helping India in the Covid-19 crisis, however, the donated millions of dollars are likely to be used for "fomenting protests and sponsoring outright terror attacks", according to a report. In an elaborate report, DisInfo Lab uncovered the 'Covid-19 Scam 2021', which it says is "one of the worst scams in human history" in terms of the humanitarian cost as millions of dollars were stolen in the name of 'Helping India Breath'. As India witnessed a second devastating surge in Covid-19 cases, help came from all around the world. However, some organisations use the crisis to collect funds illegitimately in the name of charity. The DisInfo Lab exposed several charity organisations, which managed to...
State can’t claim financial constraints to fire staff: Delhi High Court
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State can’t claim financial constraints to fire staff: Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court in a ruling has said that the State or its agencies cannot claim financial constraints or impact of the pandemic as a ground for dispensing with the services of its employees. It is the bounden duty of a welfare State to secure the rights of livelihood of the citizens, the court said. Justice Jyoti Singh made the observations while ordering reinstatement of a number of pilots whose resignations were accepted by Air India last year despite their withdrawal by the officers prior to the acceptance. The court also held them to be entitled to back wages. Air India had argued that the acceptance of resignations was completely justified as it has been reeling under financial distress for a number of years. The court said that a resignation tendered by an emplo...
Video | 45 Lakh Affected In Massive Air India Data Breach Including Credit Cards
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Video | 45 Lakh Affected In Massive Air India Data Breach Including Credit Cards

Ten years' worth of customer data including credit cards, passports and phone numbers has been leaked in a massive breach at Air India, the airline has announced. The incident has affected around 45 lakh customers registered between 26th August 2011 and 3rd February 2021, Air India said, disclosing the scale of the breach nearly three months after it was first informed of it. Source link
Air India Reports Massive Data Breach! Credit Card Details, Passport Info Of 4.5 Mn Customers Compromised
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Air India Reports Massive Data Breach! Credit Card Details, Passport Info Of 4.5 Mn Customers Compromised

New Delhi: India's national airline carrier, Air India has reported a massive cyber attack. It is being reported that the personal details of passengers including credit card information and passport details were stolen. The data which was breached was between August 2011 and February 2021. The airline confirmed that the CVV of credit cardholders won't be compromised. It is being said that other airlines are also likely to be affected due to this breach. Several reports also suggest that data of many global airlines were also compromised in the cyber attack. The list includes Malaysia Airlines, Finnair, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa and Cathay Pacific.“This is to inform that SITA PSS our data processor of the passenger service system (which is responsible for storing...