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					                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          THE ECHO OF INDIA SILIGURI
8 International                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thursday May 1, 2014



Body of Indian
killed in UAE                      Searchers rule out possibility of Malaysia                                                                                                                           Stop thinking Americans
ship fire still                      Airlines jet wreckage in Bay of Bengal                                                                                                                              are stupid: Bobby Jindal
                                                                                                                                                                                                        WASHINGTON: Louisiana's Indian-American Governor
in mortuary                       PERTH: The claim made by                                                                                                             water search is set to com-
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bobby Jindal, who
DUBAI: The body of an In-                                                                                                                                                                               had once warned his
                                  an Australian exploration                                                                                                            mence from today, the JACC       own      Republican
dian expatriate in the            firm about finding possible                                                                                                          said. PM Tony Abbott had
United Arab Emirates                                                                                                                                                                                    party to stop being
                                  wreckage from the missing                                                                                                            earlier announced that the       the "stupid party",
(UAE), who was charred to         Malaysia Airlines Flight                                                                                                             new phase will cover an
death following a fire in a                                                                                                                                                                             says       President
                                  MH370 was refuted by the                                                                                                             "entire probable impact          Barack       Obama's
cargo vessel a month ago, is      authorities as a new phase                                                                                                           zone" stretching over 56,000
still in the mortuary due to                                                                                                                                                                            Democrats        now
                                  of intensified underwater                                                                                                            square kilometres.               need to heed that ad-
court procedures to claim         search commenced on                                                                                                                      The fresh phase of
insurance money, a media                                                                                                                                                                                vice. Jindal, former
                                  Wednesday.                                                                                                                           search for MH370 will cover      head of the Republi-
report said. Sailor Deepak            An Adelaide-based ex-                                                                                                            a larger area of ocean floor
Singh, 20, from the north In-                                                                                                                                                                           can Governor's As-
                                  ploration company named                                                                                                              and will deploy commercial       sociation who is
dian state of Uttarakhand,        GeoResonance had yester-                                                                                                             contractors, added the PM.
was found fully charred af-                                                                                                                                                                             said to be mulling a
                                  day claimed finding the                                                                                                              The underwater search ve-        2016 presidential
ter the cargo ship 'Al Reem'      wreckage in the Bay of Ben-                                                                                                          hicle Bluefin-21 will con-
caught fire off the UAE's                                                                                                                                                                               run, gave the advice
                                  gal, 5000 km away from the                                                                                                           tinue to search areas adja-      in a CNN OpEd in
Sharjah coast March 24,           current search zone, but the                                                                                                         cent to the search zone and
Emirates 24/7 reported                                                                                                                                                                                  the wake of the
                                  search coordinating agency                                                                                                           will begin its mission 17        botched rollout of
Tuesday. The vessel was           JACC (Joint Agency of Coor-                                                                                                          when weather conditions
carrying four other people,                                                                                                                                                                             Obamacare, presi-
                                  dination Centre) has report-                                                                                                         improve. Although, the air       dent's signature health care law, and delays in the indi-
including two other Indi-         edly dismissed it. The           started its own search for the   the report. According to          claim was based on the de-       search has been concluded,
ans, Nirmal Goswami and                                                                                                                                                                                 vidual mandate. Arguing that Obama administration
                                  JACC says that the zone          missing jet on March 10 and      GeoResonance, the com-            tection of such elements in      a Royal Australian Air           thinks Americans are "delusional" or "dimwits" he said:
Satya Dev, who are undergo-       where the Australian com-        used a slew of technologies      pany used the technology          the Bay of Bengal, which go      Force AP-3C Orion remains
ing treatment in Sharjah's                                                                                                                                                                              "While it is true that we as Republicans need to do a better
                                  pany claims to have spotted      including nuclear reactor to     that generally assists in find-   into the making of a Boeing      on standby in Perth. Malay-      job articulating our principles and being the party of bold
Kuwait Hospital. The two          the wreckage, is quiet far       analyse the images obtained      ing “nuclear warheads and         777 jet, like aluminium, tita-   sia Airlines Flight MH370
other members of the crew,                                                                                                                                                                              new ideas, the Democrats have a far worse problem."
                                  from the current search          from satellites and aircraft     submarines”. Also, accord-        nium, copper, steel alloys,      disappeared on March 8               "Democrats need to stop being the party that thinks
that included a Bangla-           area. Ruling out the possi-      to scour 2,000,000 sq km of      ing to an Australian news         etc. Meanwhile, a new more       with 239 people on board
deshi, are missing. The po-                                                                                                                                                                             Americans themselves are stupid," Jindal said recalling his
                                  bility of finding the wreck-     the possible crash zone, says    channel, the company's            intensified phase of under-      while en route to Beijing.       advice to the Republicans after the 2012 defeat of party's
lice tried to douse the fire on   age in the Bay of Bengal, the
the vessel that sank later                                                                                                                                                                              presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The federal govern-
and rescued the victims on
board. The cargo of the
                                  JACC said, "The joint inter-
                                  national team is satisfied
                                  that the final resting place
                                                                   Aerial search to locate missing Malaysian plane ends                                                                                 ment, he claimed "is requiring all individuals to purchase
                                                                                                                                                                                                        insurance to 'protect' the American people from them-
                                                                                                                                                                                                        selves" and suggested this attitude comes from "the very top
vessel, on its way from           of the missing aircraft is in    PERTH: Australia today said the in-         the northern Bay of Bengal, which is         floor for traces of the lost plane, has
Khalid Port to Iran, in-                                                                                                                                                                                of the Obama administration." Turning to the controversy
                                  the southerly portion of the     tense aerial search to locate the miss-     located 5000 kms from the current            completed mission 16, the JACC said.        surrounding insurance cancellations following the intro-
cluded a highly inflamma-         search arc”. Malaysia too        ing Malaysian plane has ended, as it        search area. The Bay of Bengal is lo-        In a statement, it said Bluefin-21,
ble material.                                                                                                                                                                                           duction of Obamacare, Jindal said "If President Obama, or
                                  seemed to echo similar dis-      dismissed a marine exploration com-         cated between India and Myanmar.             which has completed its search of the       anyone else on the left thinks the American people are too
    "On that terrible day, the    missal when Acting Trans-        pany's claim that it found possible air-    "The Australian led search is relying        314 sq km zone around the area where
fire started from the charger                                                                                                                                                                           dumb to pick a school or health plan, they should say so
                                  port               Minister      craft wreckage in the Bay of Bengal.        on information from satellite and other      signals were detected by the Towed          publicly-and in so many words." "I believe the best way to
of a power generator due to       Hishammuddin Hussein                 After seven weeks of a fruitless        data to determine the missing air-           Pinger Locator, will continue to search
a short circuit and our                                                                                                                                                                                 help is to empower citizens, trusting them to make good
                                  said that “is working with its   aerial hunt, the multi- national air        craft's location," the Perth-based JACC      adjacent areas.                             choices, not creating nanny states to 'protect' individuals
friend Deepak Singh, who          international partners to as-    search is over. But some ships will stay    said, adding that the location specified          "Mission 17 will commence when
was sleeping in another                                                                                                                                                                                 from themselves," he said. "As a matter of policy, giving
                                  sess the credibility of this     on the Indian Ocean to gather any de-       by the GeoResonance report "is not           weather conditions improve allowing         Americans choice in schools and health care is simply the
room, could not come out.         information.”        Earlier,    bris that might surface. Over the com-      within the search arc derived from this      Bluefin-21 to be safely launched from
There was a gas cylinder in-                                                                                                                                                                            right thing to do." "And as a matter of politics, insulting vot-
                                  Hishammuddin had appar-          ing days the vessels that remain on         data".                                       Australian Defence Vessel?Ocean             ers' intelligence is just plain stupid," Jindal said.
side the room and he was          ently ignored the claim as       standby for the search will transition          "The joint international team is sat-    Shield," it said, adding the Ocean
fully charred to death.           one of the “speculations”        to and from the search area. An Austral-    isfied that the final resting place of       Shield ship would remain on station
Clearance for sending             saying, “T here have been        ian Air Force AP-3C Orion also re-          the missing aircraft is in the southerly     supporting Bluefin-21's search activity.
thedead body of Deepak has        too many speculations out        mains on standby.                           portion of the search arc," it said. Ad-     The Beijing-bound Malaysia Airlines
been issued, but still there is   there ... it is impossible to        Other vessels and aircraft that have    elaide-based GeoResonance yesterday          flight MH370- carrying 239 people, in-
no news about any compen-         entertain them all,” the Star    been engaged in the surface and aerial      claimed that it may have found the           cluding five Indians, an Indo-Cana-
sation for his family," Emir-     online reported. Also, Aus-      search will now transition to their re-     wreckage of the crashed Malaysian jet        dian and 154 Chinese nationals - had
ates 24/7 quoted Goswami          tralia's Prime Minister Tony     spective national tasking in the coming     in the Bay of Bengal, even as coun-          mysteriously vanished on March 8 af-
as saying. An Indian social       Abbott said on Monday that       days. Meanwhile, the Joint Agency Co-       tries searching for the plane said they      ter taking off from Kuala Lumpur. The
worker,        Uma        R ani   it was "highly unlikely" that    ordination Centre heading up the            were assessing the "credibility of this      mystery of the missing plane contin-
Padmanabhan, said: "The           any surface wreckage will        search for the Malaysia Airlines flight     information". Meanwhile, autono-             ued to baffle aviation and security au-
families of the survivors of      be found from Flight             MH370 has dismissed marine explora-         mous underwater vehicle Bluefin 21,          thorities who have so far not succeeded
the fire are eagerly waiting      MH370. The Aussie explora-       tion company GeoResonance's claim           a US Navy probe equipped with side-          in tracking the aircraft despite deploy-
for their home coming.            tion firm had reportedly         that it found possible jet wreckage in      scan sonar which is scouring the ocean       ing hi-tech radar and other gadgets.PTI
Satya Dev, who is the most
severely burnt victim with
80 percent injury, is still un-
dergoing blood transfusion
                                                                                                                                                                       Putin to visit
and      other    treatment.
Nirmal Goswami, another
                                                                                                                                                                       Crimea for May 9
victim, is recovering and is
in a position to leave the                                                                                                                                             military parade
UAE for further treatment
back home." The Indian
consulate in Dubai has is-
sued new passports to the
victims as their passports
and other documents were
burnt in the ship fire, the re-
port said. A ship chartering
official did not comment
about insurance compensa-
tion, it added.

                                                                                                                                                                       MOSCOW:              President
Top UN climate                                                                                                                                                         Vladimir Putin will make
                                                                                                                                                                       his first visit to the Crimean
official to visit                                                                                                                                                      peninsula since Russia an-
                                                                                                                                                                       nexed the territory in
Bhutan                                                                                                                                                                 March, reports said today, in
                                                                                                                                                                       a move to bolster public sup-
THIMPU: Atop UN cli-                                                                                                                                                   port amid simmering ten-
mate official will visit                                                                                                                                               sions in Ukraine. Russian
Bhutan from tomorrow                                                                                                                                                   dailies Kommersant and
to discuss the challenges                                                                                                                                              Gazeta.Ru reported Putin
faced by the Himalayan                                                                                                                                                 could attend a May 9 mili-
nation due to climate             Pro-Russian armed men take cover behind a car near the local police headquarters in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine.                        tary parade marking victory
change. UNFCC Execu-                                                                                                                                                   in World War II in
tive Secretary Christiana                                                                                                                                              Sevastopol, which hosts the


                                    Nearly 100 bodies still in
Figueres will call on                                                                                                                                                  Black Sea fleet.
Prime Minister Tshering                                                                                                                                                    The trip to Sevastopol
Tobgay and discuss the                                                                                                                                                 "is on the agenda, the issue
progress in responding to                                                                                                                                              has to be confirmed with the
the challenges during her

                                   sunken South Korean ferry
                                                                                                                                                                       Kremlin administration," a
visit from May 1 to 3. The                                                                                                                                             high-ranking source in the
Second National Commu-                                                                                                                                                 defence ministry told
nication to the United Na-                                                                                                                                             Kommersant. Putin could
tions Framework Con-              SEOUL: Rescue teams used a diving                                                                                                    fly to Crimea after oversee-
vention     on    Climate         bell Wednesday in a bid to recover                                                                                                   ing the country's main mili-
Change states that Bhu-           about 100 lifeless bodies which remain                                                                                               tary parade on Red Square,
tan already faces signifi-        inside the South Korean ferry that                                                                                                   marking 69 years since Nazi
cant challenges for devel-        sank off the country's southwestern                                                                                                  Germany surrendered its
opment but climate                coast April 16 with 302 deaths and dis-                                                                                              forces, the reports said. The
change threaten the               appearances. The Sewol, which was                                                                                                    reports said Putin could
achievements made thus            travelling from Incheon in the north-                                                                                                travel with Prime Minister
fa r. Bhutan, with its
                                  west to Jeju Island in the south, over-                                                                                              Dmitry Medvedev, in a rare
population of around
                                  turned and sank to a depth of 30 me-                                                                                                 joint trip. Russia and the
740,000, arouse global
                                  tres. Workers have established guiding                                                                                               other ex-Soviet states cel-
interest because of its
                                  ropes around the fourth floor of the                                                                                                 ebrate victory in World War
search for gross national
                                  boat's ster n and have located a base to                                                                                             II on May 9. Putin has often
happiness (GNH) and not
                                  operate the diving bell when the tides                                                                                               used Soviet Union's World
the servile desire for eco-
                                  lower, the South Korean coast guard                                                                                                  War II victory to boost patri-
nomic growth at any
cost. In the short run            said.                                                                                                                                otism and domestic support.
Bhutan will experience                 Meanwhile, the government initi-                                                                                                The crisis in Ukraine, which
rapid melting of glaciers         ated a preliminary audit of state agen-     and the next few days were crucial for       turn which displaced 180 vehicles and       has pushed Russian rela-
and risk more frequent            cies that have any relation with the        finding possible survivors in the air        1,157 tonnes of cargo to one side, lead-    tions with the West to lows
Glacial Lake Outburst             maritime accident to find out if their      pockets but bad weather conditions           ing to disbalancing and overturning         not seen since the end of the
Flood (GLOF) events that          practices were appropriate both in          made it difficult to carry out the rescue    of the boat. The high number of             Cold War, has also featured
would result in signifi-          terms of prevention - including secu-       and only a few bodies could be recov-        deaths is attributed to the delay by        World War II rhetoric. Mos-
cant loss of lives and            rity reviews of the boat - and response     ered.                                        the captain and the crew in ordering        cow has frequently dis-
proper ty, exper ts say.          to the shipwreck. In case any irregulari-       A week later, the sea conditions         evacuation and instead asking the pas-      missed the pro-Western gov-
Bhutan would also expe-           ties are found, further investigations      improved and most of the corpses were        sengers not to move from their places.      ernment in Kiev as "Nazis"
rience unusual weather            will be carried out. These inspections      recovered, but since last Sunday, high           The captain and several members         and "Fascists". And Russia
patterns thereby affect-          will affect the ministries of maritime      tides and strong currents again started      of the crew remain under custody for        said the Kiev authorities ad-
ing agriculture and food          affairs and public security, the coast      interfering with the rescue efforts.         allegedly abandoning the ferry before       mire a war-time nationalist
production, they add.             guard and maritime and port adminis-        Late Tuesday, only five bodies could         the passengers. The shipwreck has           leader Stepan Bandera, who
Bhutan is implementing            tration. Two weeks have elapsed since       be retrieved, which took the toll to 210,    also created a political storm in South     proclaimed an independent
a project under the Na-           the Sewol, , sank. Among the 476 pas-       while the number of missing people is        Korea. On Tuesday, South Korean             Ukrainian state that would
tional Adaptation Pro-            sengers travelling aboard the ferry, 325    92 and all hopes of finding anyone           President Park Geun-hye apologised          work with Nazi Ger many.
gram of Action (NAPA) to          were 16- and 17-year-old high school        alive have already disappeared.              in the face of strong criticism due to      He is hated by Russians for
reduce the risk of GLOF           students who were going to the island       While the the investigation report into      the government's lack of prevention         collaborating with the Nazis
from one of 25 dangerous          on a study trip. In all, 176 people were    the cause of the wreck is awaited, it is     and proper management of the inci-          but remains a hero to some
glacial lakes. (PTI)              evacuated on the day of the incident        believed that the ferry made a brisk         dent.                                       Ukrainian nationalists.

				
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