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Air India passenger planes are seen parked at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport in Mumbai, India, February 7, 2017.Reuters fileThe Tata Group and Singapore Airlines could be the new owners of state-owned carrier Air India. The news need not come as a surprise, so to speak, since there were rumours of Tata Sons chairman N Chandrasekaran holding talks with the government a few days in this regard.The latest buzz is that Tatas could buy 51 percent while the rest of the stake would be picked up by Singapore Airlines, a company with which the Tata Group runs a full-service carrier Vistara.The news of the two entities eyeing Air India as reported by news channel ET Now is the latest in the series of possible options to rescue the loss-making carrier that was once owned by the Tatas before it was nationalised n 1953.International Business Times, India had reported of such a possibility on June 3.Privatising Air India: Tatas eyeing state-run carrier?The Tatas also run a budget carrier, AirAsia India, along with Malaysia-based AirAsia. Air India holds about 14 percent market share in India’s domestic air traffic, a situation that was seen as not ideal for the government to be in the business for the government. “If 86 percent of flying can be handled by the private sector, so it can also handle 100 percent,” Jaitley told state-run broadcast Doordarshan News last month.JRD Tata with the crew in front of one of the first Jumbo aircraft ordered by Air India in this undated photo.Tata Central Archives.The Niti Aayog had reportedly pitched in for full privatisation of Air India.Indian domestic carriers flew 101.74 lakh (10.17 million) passengers in May, up 17.3 percent from 86.69 lakh flown in the corresponding month last year, according to provisional statistics released by the civil aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).The biggest carrier in terms of passengers carried is low-cost airline Indigo, followed by Jet Airways, Air India, SpiceJet and GoAir.
.Eighteen additional judges, who were appointed to the High Court Division of the Supreme Court for two years on Wednesday, were sworn in on Thursday afternoon.Chief justice Syed Mahmud Hossain administered the oath at the Supreme Court Judges’ Lounge at 3:00pm.The 18 HC additional judges are Md Abu Ahmed Jamadar, International Crimes Tribunal member; Md Mostafizur Rahman, additional secretary to the law and justice division; Fatema Najib, Narsingdi district and sessions judge; Md Quamrul Hossain Mollah, metropolitan sessions judge of Dhaka; SM Kuddus Zaman, district and sessions judge of Dhaka; Md Atoar Rahman, divisional special judge of Dhaka; deputy attorneys general Khijir Hayat, Shashanka Shekhar Sarker, SM Moniruzzaman, Sardar Md Rashed Jahangir and Khondakar Diliruzzaman; and Supreme Court lawyers SM Abdul Mobin, Mohammad Ali, Mahiuddin Shamim, Md Reaz Uddin Khan, Md Khairul Alam, Ahmed Rasel and KM Hafizul Alam.Earlier on Wednesday, the law ministry published a gazette notification on their appointment.It said the president made the appointment exercising his power under section 98 of the constitution.
The Young Turks, the progressive news and media company, has been sued by a former employee who alleged he was subjected to discriminatory treatment — and ultimately fired — because he is black.Andrew Jones, a black journalist who worked for TYT Network for six months in 2017, alleged that he was held to a different standard than white colleagues. Jones claimed he was fired after he refused to sign a severance agreement under which he would agree to not sue TYT Network for racial discrimination.Jones’s lawsuit seeks compensatory damages and punitive damages of at least $75,000, plus attorney’s fees and litigation costs. He says he suffered economic injury in the form of lost wages and a “harmed reputation” as well as “considerable emotional distress,” according to the lawsuit. Jones’ lawsuit was filed Tuesday (July 17) in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.TYT, a digital news and pop-culture network best known for its “Young Turks” political news and commentary show, last summer raised $20 million in funding from investors including WndrCo, the media investment firm co-founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg.Founded in 2002 by Uygur as an online-radio show, TYT has grown to reach more than 12 million followers across YouTube, Facebook and Twitter and has generated more than 8 billion video views to date. Reps for TYT Network did not respond to a request for comment.Jones had previously filed a complaint with the New York State Division of Human Rights, in January, with the same allegations. According to his lawsuit, Jones complained to TYT Network CEO Cenk Uygur about his perceived mistreatment by a manager. “Mr. Uygur ignored all of his complaints and instead impliedly threatened Plaintiff stating that his complaints and the method of his complaining about perceived unequal treatment by his supervisor could be a ‘fireable offense’ in and of itself,” according to the lawsuit.Uygur responded to Jones’ complaint in January, saying the comments Jones attributed to him were completely false. “Of course we care a great deal about diversity in the workplace — that is part and parcel of what we do and who we are. We will defend our record and not give in to baseless demands,” Uygur said in a statement at the time.During his employment at TYT, Jones alleged in his lawsuit, managing editor Jonathan Larsen treated him unfairly in multiple ways compared with white coworkers, including denying Jones a travel budget, requiring different and shorter deadlines, demanding higher and “ever-shifting” standards for articles, responding more slowly, and engaging in “general hostile behavior.”Jones also alleged that David Koller, the head of HR and one of the founders of TYT, called Jones to discuss his concerns. “Mr. Koller acted concerned and stated he would start an investigation into the matter given the gravity of the charges. However, Plaintiff never heard from him directly again, Plaintiff never heard from anyone else concerning an investigation being conducted or completed, so it is highly likely no investigation ever occurred.”In addition, Jones alleged that Koller “is publicly known for making racist comments”; for example, referring to less affluent black people in the South who relax on their porch on hotsummer days as “po’ black people just hanging out in the heat.”TYT Network eventually placed Jones on a probationary two-week evaluation period, because (he claimed he was told) Jones had “failed to create any original or exclusive content.” On Oct. 5, because Jones “allegedly failed to meet Larsen’s professional standards,” TYT “pushed for Plaintiff to sign a severance package where he would waive his civil rights claims, receive approximately one month’s salary, and resign,” according to the lawsuit. Jones refused to sign the agreement and was fired, the lawsuit said. Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15