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Nearly 200 people on a Singapore Airlines flight had some scary moments when both engines of the aircraft experienced a temporary loss of power and had to descend 13,000 feet amid bad weather, prompting the airline to launch a probe into the rare incident. The incident occurred at 39,000 ft about 3.5 hours after Flight SQ836 bound for Shanghai, operated by an Airbus A330- 300, left Changi Airport on Saturday. "Both engines experienced a temporary loss of power and the pilots followed operational procedures to restore normal operation of the engines", the airline's spokesman said. The flight with 182 passengers and 12-crew on board continued to Shanghai, China and touched down safely at 10.56pm local time, he added. The engines were thoroughly inspected and tested upon arrival in Shanghai with no anomalies detected. SIA is reviewing the incident with engine maker, Rolls-Royce and Airbus, according to Singapore's Straits Times newspaper reported. Power loss in both eng…


Dubai, which boasts of the world's highest tennis court, may also become home to the first underwater tennis centre where spectators can watch games from below or above the sea life through a massive glass dome. Krzysztof Kotala, a Polish architect who owns a studio in Warsaw, is currently seeking investment from local players to make the ambitious project a reality. Interestingly, the proposed location for the project (arguably one of the world's lowest tennis courts) is just next door to the highest tennis court atop the Burj al Arab skyscraper in Dubai. "There is not an investor but I would like to get interest (from them) as I think it is a good idea," Kotala, 30, was quoted as saying by a local magazine. When asked why he chose Dubai for his project, Kotala said the Gulf city had a rich tradition of tennis. "This will be something original. This should be somewhere where there is the tradition of tennis. Dubai is perfect for this idea," he said. The in…


In a jolt to Salman Khan, a sessions court today sentenced him to five years rigorous imprisonment in the 2002 hit-and-run case after which the actor was arrested. The Bollywood superstar's lawyers immediately moved the Bombay High Court for bail and a stay on his conviction. The application will be heard at 4 pm. Immediately after the sessions court judge D W Dedshpande handed down the punishment at 1.30 pm, the actor was taken into custody. Salman was given a copy of the judgement following which his lawyer quickly moved the High Court in appeal.
The 49-year-old actor was convicted of culpable homicide for ramming a roadside backery with his Toyota Land Cruiser and, in the process, killing one person and wounding four others sleeping on the pavement outside. He was also pronounced guilty of driving without a licence for which he received two months jail term. The actor was also found guilty of driving under the influence of liquor.
Salman, known f…