Qantas IT jobs fly off to India


Good news for Indian IT/ITES sector. In one of the largest outsourcing deals ever in Australian Business history, QANTAS will spend $191 million outsourcing its computing operations to two Indian software companies, Tata Consultancy Services, the IT arm of India’s largest company, and its competitor Stayam. TCS will pick up $120 million over the seven-year life of the contract. Competitor Satyam Computer Service’s chunk of the work is worth $71 million. TCS will provide, airline’s operational systems, such as logistics and air logs, while Satyam will handle back-office systems like human resources and finance..

QANTAS will spend $191 million outsourcing its computing operations to two Indian software companies at a cost of up to 300 jobs, in what is understood to be the largest offshore IT deal in Australian history.

Mumbai-based Tata Consultancy Services, the IT arm of India’s largest company, the Tata Group, will pick up $120 million over the seven-year life of the contract. Competitor Satyam Computer Service’s chunk of the work is worth $71 million.

Project leader TCS takes responsibility for the airline’s operational systems, such as logistics and air logs, while Satyam will handle back-office systems like human resources and finance.

In handing over the work, much of it relating to older and expensive programs, the airline expects to save $100million over the life of the deal.

The Indian outsourcing companies will create 300 jobs. Two hundred will be in India and 100 in Australia.

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India puts airports on high alert over Al-Qaeda attack fears


India declared a high security alert at several of its airports following the discovery of an anonymous letter threatening car bomb attacks by the Al-Qaeda terror network, officials said.

Government officials said security had been tightened at six airports in the south, including Bangalore, after a security advisory was sent to most Indian airports.

“The high alert was sounded following the discovery of a threatening letter at a rubbish bin in Chennai airport,” a home ministry official in New Delhi said on Thursday.

“All necessary security measures have been put in place at all the airports to thwart any attack,” said the official, who asked not to be named.

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To you, I’m Your highness,’ insists Indian politician


On what ground do former royals expect special treatment in the Indian democracy? It would not be justified in Republic country. In the 1970s all privileges given to former royals, kings and maharajas also came to an end. Why the hell she thinks she is “Master Race”? In Republic and Democratic country every one is equal that one of the reason governments abolished the Monarchy from India so that every one can be seen as equal, its different matter how far we succeeded in bringing equality in society. As far as I think we are not equal, as long as there are more than 2 people on the planet we won’t get along. Stop beginning to create a “MASTER RACE” in this country. Authority, respect and wealth in the 21st century should be earned, not inherited. No one has power over me by their birth.

‘Her highness’ creates India row

As India approaches nearly 60 years of independence, some of its former royals seem intent on turning the clock back.

One aristocratic politician has even gone so far as to persuade the authorities to rule that she should be addressed as “highness”.

The government of Madhya Pradesh has ruled that the honour should be conferred on Yashodhara Raje Scindia.

She happens to be the state’s tourism minister, and from now on will be known as “shrimant”, meaning “highness”.

 

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