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RiRi was a UFO spotter as a child

Washington , Fri, 30 Mar 2012 ANI

Washington, Mar 30(ANI): Rihanna has revealed that as a kid, she used to sit outside her home in Bridgetown, Barbados, scanning the skies at night for signs of aliens.

The singer's dad, Ronald Fenty, was convinced that extra terrestrials were going to visit earth and so made her look for UFOs.

"My dad used to make me sit outside on the steps all night long looking for UFOs flying by, and I had to do that for years," she told the Sun.

"I didn't see any but I saw a falling star once and I was like, 'Yessss, Dad! Come and see, it just darted," she added.

Rihanna will be experiencing her closest encounter yet with aliens in her big-screen debut in the sci-fi blockbuster 'Battleship'.

She plays an American navy gunner called Raikes, who takes on some scary-looking aliens.

The movie, which also features Liam Neeson and rising star Taylor Kitsch, opens on April11.(ANI)

|Air India employees withdraw indefinite strike threat |Business[new Delhi {New Delhi, Mar.30 (ANI): Employees of India's ailing national carrier, Air India, on Friday called off their proposed threat to go on an indefinite strike from Monday (April 2) after the management promised to clear their salaries and other dues by June this year.

"We received their (strike) notice today. We have given them a payment schedule under which we will clear all the overdues by June. The strike has been called off," Air India Chairman and Managing Director Rohit Nandan told reporters here after a meeting with union representatives.

The notice for 'no pay, no work' agitation had been given by eight major unions of the airline, representing pilots, engineers and cabin crew among others, to protest the delay in payment of their salaries, productivity-linked incentives (PLI) and other allowances by over three months.

The union leaders and the management had a daylong meeting yesterday which had failed to yield any result. Both sides had decided to meet again on Friday.

Air India is in debt to the tune of Rs.67,000 crores, and has reported a loss of close to Rs.6,900 crores this fiscal.

The airline is also facing an average operational loss of about Rs.10 crore daily. (ANI)

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