'It would be a travesty if the Malaysian air force likes the Tejas, but decides against it because it sees the IAF reluctance to back the fighter.' IMAGE: The Light Combat Aircraft Tejas during Aero India 2019 in Bengaluru. Photograph: Shailendra Bhojak/PTI Photo Two Tejas light fighters from the Indian Air Force were in Malaysia to display their aerobatic performance at the Langkawi International Maritime Aerospace Expo (LIMA-2019), which held from March 26 to 30. The royal Malaysian air force will take a final call if the Tejas meets expectations for its light combat aircraft project. Aerospace experts believe Malaysia will choose between three light fighters: Tejas, the South Korean FA-50 Golden Eagle, and the Chinese-Pakistani JF-17 Thunder, which already equips the Pakistan air force. Since the Malaysian air force is still deciding between a supersonic LCA and a sub-sonic fighter lead-in trainer, three additional jet trainers are also regarded as contenders.These include Italian … [Read more...] about Will Tejas beat Pak, Korean jets in Malaysia?
Video PlayerClose FUZHOU, Nov. 13 (Xinhua) -- A ferry carrying the statue of Mazu, an ancient Chinese sea goddess, set sail on Wednesday morning from Meizhou Island in the city of Putian, east China's Fujian Province, marking the start of a seven-day trip by Mazu to Thailand. With drums beating, thousands of locals in red voluntarily lined up along the road to the quay to pay their tributes and see their beloved idol off for the Southeast Asian country. As scheduled, Mazu left the island for the coastal city of Xiamen by ferry and bus. In Xiamen, she will stay for the night before flying to Bangkok on Thursday. In Thailand, Mazu will attend a sequence of cultural exchange activities. Two other fairy figures that traditionally protect Mazu also travel with her. Mazu is widely worshiped in Taiwan and other coastal regions of south China, and her believers are also found in some eastern and southeastern Asian countries. In 2009, Mazu belief and customs were inscribed on the UNESCO … [Read more...] about Chinese sea goddess embarks on visit to Thailand for cultural exchanges
Video PlayerClose NANNING, May 25 (Xinhua) -- Top-ranked Japan edged out Indonesia 3-1 here on Saturday evening and will chase for its first title of the 30-year-old Sudirman Cup. Japan, who earlier made the final only once in 2015, will play the final against 10-time winner China again on Sunday. In the opening men's doubles, top-ranked Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamulio scored the first point for Indonesia as they edged over world No. 2 Takeshi Kamura and Keigo Sonoda 21-14, 21-18. "Of course we are happy to score the point and I hope our other players can play to their best," said Sukamulio. As for the 2020 Olympics, Gideon replied that "it's quite away from Tokyo Olympics, but we will do our best in everything." Japan then tied the score 1-1 in the women's singles with Akane Yamaguchi, the winner of Badminton Asia Championships 2019, defeating 16th-ranked Gregoria Mariska Tunjung 21-13, 21-13. In the men's singles, world No.1 Kento Momota downed Anthony Sinisuka … [Read more...] about Japan beats Indonesia 3-1 to fight against China for Sudirman Cup title (updated-2)
Ayushmanbhava starring Shivarajkumar is set to hit the screens on November 15. The film is the 52nd production of the 50-year-old Dwarakish Chitra banner. Dwarakish, who produced Mayor Muttanna for Dr Rajkumar in 1969, is producing Ayushmanbhava 50 years later for the icon’s son, Shivarajkumar.Ayushmanbhava is the 100th film of music composer Gurukiran. P Vasu, who gave successful box office hits such as Aaptamitra and Aaptarakshaka, is directing the film. Originally, the film was titled Anand, the name of Shivarajkumar’s début film in 1986. The producer and director later decided to change the title to Ayushmanbhava “to let the classics remain” according to Yogish, Dwarakish’s son and producer of the film.Vasu says, “The film has everything the audience expects from Shivarajkumar — action, romance, sentiment and horror.” The director is all praise for Shivarajkumar and says, “He is the only actor who can handle a complicated … [Read more...] about Full a circle
The up-market department chain announced last month it planned to sell the 299 Bourke St site of its menswear store, after 33 years of ownership. Buyers from across the globe are expected to circle the seven-storey property now it’s formally up for grabs, being one of only a handful of major Bourke St Mall offerings to hit the market in the past decade. RELATED: David Jones to close menswear store in Bourke St Mall Bourke Street Mall icon sold to offshore buyer for eye-watering figure Karl and Susan Kennedy’s home on Neighbours for sale Life In Australia Index – What makes a good place to live? Life In Australia Index – What makes a good place to live? CBRE director of investments Mark Wizel said the building would be offloaded with a short-term lease that would see it continue to be occupied by David Jones for at least 18 months, and as long as three years, after settlement. From there, he expected the “special piece of real … [Read more...] about David Jones lists flagship Bourke St Mall menswear store