Saturday, May 21, 2011

Antony:Modernisation of India's armed forces

May 21,2011-New Delhi:
Defence Minister A K Antony has called for the modernization of the country's armed forces at a faster pace. Addressing the Unified Commander's Conference in New Delhi yesterday, he asked the military brass to change their mindset and ensure that the thrust for the process is top driven. Mr. Antony also asked the commanders to ensure a new path for modernisation of the armed forces. He said, just as the old brick and mortar economies have given way to the new economic architecture across the world, so too modernisation of India's armed forces must chart a new path. Mr. Antony also asked the Commander's to ensure proper and effective implementation of the plans to meet the desired goals. He said, the onus of translating the government's intentions into reality lies with the commanders as the best of schemes and mechanism can fail due to lack of proper and effective implementation.

AirAsia‘s Big Sale is back with fares from as low as 10 sen!

AirAsia‘s Big Sale is back with fares from as low as 10 sen!
… a treat with NO FUEL SURCHARGE to all domestic and selected international destinations:
KUALA LUMPUR, 20 May 2011 – AirAsia, the world’s best low cost airline is offering seats from as low as 10 sen with NO FUEL SURCHAGE to all domestic and selected international destinations with the return of its Big Sale. Some of the hot international destinations offered in this Big Sale include Mumbai, Tokyo (Haneda), Jakarta, Medan, Bangkok, Phuket, Singapore and many others.

Kathleen Tan, Regional Head of Commercial, AirAsia said: “We know that our Big Sale is a highly anticipated event by all our guests! The pricing of 10 sen fare signifies our 10th anniversary later this year and a treat to our loyal guests as there’s no fuel surcharges for the routes mentioned above. This low fare will definitely whet their appetite for travelling, excite the market and at the same time benefit all the consumers out there. We have always believed in empowering more people to fly with us and so that they can take this opportunity to explore more destinations throughout our AirAsia network. Apart from great savings on flights, guests can also save up to 30% when they purchase their food, check-in baggage, seat selection and other add-ons online as well. We hope that your booking experience with AirAsia will be better with the introduction of our new booking features such as via Guests can download airasia mobile apps for their smart phones via this link We would also like to ensure our guests that the web check-in function on our website will not be affected by the high traffic into during the Big Sale.”

As Asia’s leading low cost airline, guests can look forward to travel across AirAsia’s extensive network with over 160 routes covering more than 76 destinations throughout Asia, Australia, New Zealand, India, Middle East and Europe. The booking period is from 1200hrs (GMT +8) on Mon, 23 May until 2359hrs (GMT +8) on Sun, 29 May 2011, with the travel period from 6 Feb – 20 June 2012.

AirAsia’s Big Sale is available online via its website as well as all its mobile platforms such as for WAP based phones, and apps for Blackberry, iPhone and Android phones; which are available for download for free in Blackberry App World, iTunes App Store and Android Marketplace by searching for the keyword AirAsia.

All AirAsia guests are encouraged to sign up as AirAsia members for a smoother and faster booking experience during the Big Sale with the introduction of two new booking features recently. The ‘Family & Friends List’ will enable guests to save up to ten family and friends’ names and details, whilst the ‘1-Click Card’ feature lets guests save their credit card details securely to speed the booking and payment process. Guests can sign up to be members by logging in to and click on ‘Sign Up’ at the Member Login section.

Guests may also complement their flights purchased from the Big Sale with great online hotel deals at with the Big Hotel Sale and save up to 80% on hotels. AirAsiaGo offers tours, activities and holiday lodgings from over 70,000 hotels including ground transfers. Destinations included for this Big Hotel Sale are Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Langkawi, Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Bangkok, Bali, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Krabi, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching and more.
For more information and real time updates on AirAsia’s latest promotions as well as activities across the globe, follow AirAsia on Twitter ( and Facebook (

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