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In a first, Indian Air Force flies military aircraft using blended bio-jet fuel


NEW DELHI: In a fist, the Indian Air Force on Monday flew its first military flight, an AN-32 transporter aircraft, using blended bio-jet fuel in Bengaluru. The aircraft was flown by Experimental Test Pilots and Test Engineer from IAF’s premier testing establishment ASTE. The project is a combined effort of the IAF, DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization), Directorate General ...

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Don’t you know my power: BJP MLA Udaybhan Chaudhary ‘threatens’ SDM in Uttar Pradesh


AGRA: Fatehpur Sikri Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Udaybhan Chaudhary has been caught on camera threatening Kerawali Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Garima Singh and boasting his ‘power’ as a politician. “Don’t you know I am an MLA? Don’t you realize my power, the power of democracy,” he can be heard saying in a video. He can also be heard calling Garima a ...

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Those behind 2002 Gujarat, Muzaffarnagar riots should also be punished: Arvind Kejriwal


Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal has said that while he welcomes the court’s decision on conviction of Sajjan Kumar in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, he also hopes that those behind 2002 Gujarat riots and 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots will also get punished. Kejriwal, who was among the first politicians to welcome the Delhi High Court verdict convicting Sajjan Kumar ...

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Indian man Hamid Nehal Ansari, arrested by Pakistan, to be released after 6 years


New Delhi: Indian national Hamid Nehal Ansari`s parents` long struggle for being reunited with their son, who was arrested by the Pakistan Intelligence agencies and local police from Kohat district in 2012, may bear fruit today. The Pakistan Foreign Ministry on Monday announced to repatriate Hamid on the completion of a three-year sentence handed over to him by a Pakistani ...

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Sajjan Kumar resigns from Congress a day after conviction in 1984 riots case


NEW DELHI: Congress leader Sajjan Kumar on Tuesday resigned from the primary membership of the party. He has written to party president Rahul Gandhi submitting his resignation. “I tender my resignation with immediate effect from the primary membership of the Indian National Congress in the wake of the judgement of the hon’ble high court of Delhi against me,” he said in the letter to ...

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Goa: Ailing CM Manohar Parrikar makes rare public appearance, inspects 2 bridges


Panaji: Ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday inspected an under-construction bridge on Mandovi River here, the first time he has been seen in public since returning to the state on October 14 post hospitalisation in Delhi’s AIIMS. He later inspected the work of a bridge over Zuari River near Agassaim village, some 15 kilometres from here. Parrikar, who ...

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Cyclone Phethai makes landfall in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari district


Cyclone Phethai on Monday made landfall at Katrenikona in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. There are reports of heavy rains and winds in many areas of the district. The entire Konaseema region is receiving heavy rainfall, Andhra Pradesh Real-Time Governance Society said. The government has alerted people to maintain caution. The state government is closely monitoring the situation and is ...

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Shiv Sena worker bags 2 flats worth Rs 5 crore each in Mhada lottery


Mumbai: Buying a house in the megapolis is everyone’s dream, but very few are as lucky as Shiv Sena worker from Agripada, Vinod Shirke, who has bagged two of the costliest apartments in the Mhada lottery. Results of the lottery conducted by the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) for 1,384 apartments with the price ranging from Rs 14.6 lakh ...

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Over 12 hours of daily work, no holidays: Parliamentary panel expresses dismay over CRPF work culture


New Delhi: A joint parliamentary committee has expressed dismay over long working hours of CRPF personnel, who cannot even avail holidays and weekly offs, saying such a situation is neither healthy nor sustainable. The parliamentary standing committee on home affairs, headed by Congress leader P Chidambaram, also said the accommodation provided by the state governments to paramilitary forces sometimes are ...

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