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Jet Airways cancels operations to Brussels
New Delhi : Jet Airways on Tuesday cancelled all its flights to and from Brussels until Wednesday after two of its staff members were injured in the bomb blasts that rocked the city's Zaventem airport on Tuesday morning.
 
Two of the airline's flights from India had landed before and around the time of the attack, but all passengers and crew were safe.
 
"Jet Airways has cancelled flights operating to/from and via Brussels until tomorrow Wednesday 23 March. The airline has also offered a waiver on cancellation, rebooking and rerouting of tickets for travel to/from/via Brussels until March 26," an airline spokesperson said.
 
According to the airline, following the deadly explosions, the Brussels airport has been closed until 6.00 a.m. local time on March 23.
 
The airline informed that two of its staff members sustained injuries in the explosion at Brussels airport.
 
"Both of them are receiving medical care at hospitals," the spokesperson said.
 
The airline elaborated, that as per the latest information received from Brussels, its guests have been accommodated at three locations by Jet Airways staff in co-ordination with the local authorities. 
 
"Arrangements for their food and comfort have been made till the situation normalises," the spokesperson added.
 
"We are working very closely with the Indian Embassy and are in touch with the Indian Ambassador to plan the next steps for evacuation of our guests from Brussels once the airport becomes operational."
 
Two Jet Airways flights, one from New Delhi and the other from Mumbai, had landed at Brussels around the time of the blast. 
 
According to the data from aviation website Flightradar24, Jet Airways flight 9W 230 from New Delhi reached Brussels at 8.08 a.m. local time, just minutes after the bomb blast at the departure terminal at 8 a.m.
 
Flight 9W 228 from Mumbai had landed at Brussels at 7.11 a.m. local time. 
 
Several people were said to have been injured at the airport, with media putting the number of dead at 13, while blasts were also reported from elsewhere in the city including a subway station.
 
Currently, Jet Airways operates daily non-stop flights to its European gateway at Brussels airport from its domestic hubs in Mumbai and New Delhi. 
 
The attacks coincidentally came a day after the private Indian airline announced it will shift its European base out of Brussels to Amsterdam. 
 
On Monday, the airline had announced that it will shift its European hub from Brussels to Amsterdam, and plans to launch daily non-stop flights from New Delhi and Mumbai to Amsterdam, starting from March 27.
 
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New jobs to be created, says Naukri's hiring outlook
New Delhi : New jobs are to be created in the coming months, according to more than 50 percent of the recruiters surveyed in the recently conducted Naukri Hiring Outlook, 2016.
 
"Recruiters are cautiously optimistic about the hiring outlook over the next six months. The forecasts vary by industry and region. Recruiters from industries like IT services, retail and even manufacturing are expecting the job market to move north,” said Naukri.com’s chief sales officer V Suresh. 
 
As far as increments are concerned, 30 percent recruiters surveyed feel the average increments could be around 15 percent in the current appraisal cycle. 
 
According to a statement, 46 percent recruiters surveyed said the rate of attrition would remain same in the current period as it was in July- December 2015 period while 40 percent recruiters feel maximum jobs would be created for job seekers who have one to three year experience. 
 
The recruiters expect new job creation for the first half of this year will be relatively muted as compared to the second half of 2015, it said.
 
The bi-annual survey which gauges the hiring sentiment across sectors and industries was conducted with more than 4,000 respondents.
 
IT-Software sector is expected to create maximum jobs, followed by manufacturing and retail, the survey said, adding that finding a right talent remains a challenge to recruiters. 
 
The survey pointed out better offer, salary level and location are key factors for changing existing jobs. 
 
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Manhunt in Punjab after car snatched at gunpoint
Chandigarh : Punjab Police and other security agencies have launched a manhunt after a car was snatched from a person at gunpoint at Sujanpur town in Punjab's Pathankot district, police said on Wednesday.
 
The incident took place late on Tuesday, police said.
 
Police officials, however, ruled out the possibility of a terror angle to the incident even though the whole district has been put on high alert.
 
"Three men approached the Ford Figo car and hijacked it at gunpoint after forcing the owner out of it. Two people drove the car and the third one fled on a motorcycle," a Punjab Police officer said in Pathankot.
 
Sujanpur is about six km from Pathankot on the Pathankot-Jammu highway.
 
Security agencies were taking the incident seriously in view of two major terrorist strikes in the area in recent months.
 
Terrorists from Pakistan had attacked the Indian Air Force (IAF) base in Pathankot on January 2 this year and Dinanagar town in neighbouring Gurdaspur district on July 27 last year.
 
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