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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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Jammu and Kashmir: Northern Army Commander Ranbir Singh Reviews Security Situation in the State


Srinagar, December 18: Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh arrived here on Monday to review the prevailing security situation in the wake of recent counter-terrorism operations conducted in the region. During the visit, the Army Commander was briefed by the Chinar Corps Commander, Lieutenant General AK Bhatt, at Badami Bagh Cantonment on the overall situation and major operational, informational, logistical ...

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Cold wave continues in Kashmir, Drass freezes at minus 19.5


Srinagar: Kargil recorded the night’s lowest temperature at minus 15.8 degrees Celsius while neighbouring Leh recorded a minimum temperature of minus  15.1, Met office said. Drass town was the coldest in the Jammu and Kashmir at minus  19.5. Srinagar, the summer capital of the state recorded a low of minus 4.6 while the mercury in Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at ...

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Jammu and Kashmir government announces winter vacation for summer zone schools


Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government announced Monday winter vacation from January 7 to 16 for all government and recognised private schools up to higher secondary level falling under summer zone of Jammu division. “The last working day in all schools (government and private) shall be January 5 and the winter vacation shall be observed from January 7 to 16,” reads ...

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On Aaj Tak, Mehbooba pitches for restart of talks, says  only Vajpayee understood Kashmir


Agencies New Delhi:  Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday made a strong pitch for restarting talks to resolve Kashmir issue. She was talking to Aaj Tak’s Anjana Om Kashyap during Agenda Aaj Tak. Hailing former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as a “man who understood Kashmir” Mufti said that he gave positive momentum to the peace process. ...

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