Thursday, December 09, 2021

People shower flowers on ambulances carrying bodies of chopper crash victims

CHENNAI: The bodies of 13 people, including Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, his wife, and 11 armed personnel, who were killed in a helicopter crash at the Kateri park near Coonoor, were being shifted to Sulur Air Force Station near Coimbatore.

Delhi court blast: Security tightened at premises, NSG on spot

NEW DELHI: The security has been beefed up inside the premises of the Rohini Court in Delhi following a low-intensity blast on Thursday morning.

Crash survivor Varun Singh likely to be shifted to B'luru

CHENNAI: Group Captain Varun Singh, the lone survivor of the chopper crash is expected to be shifted to Bengaluru for further treatment, sources said. His condition is said to be stable.

Consensus between farmers, Centre on few demands not on agitation

NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) national spokesperson Rakesh Tikait on Thursday said the farmers and government have not reached a consensus but agreed on a few demands.

Bodies of chopper crash victims taken to Sulur airforce station

CHENNAI: The bodies of 13 people including CDS General Bipin Rawat, his wife, and 11 armed personnel who were killed in a helicopter crash at Kateri park near Coonoor on Wednesday, have been shifted from Madras Regimental Centre (MRC) in Wellington to Sulur Airforce station.

'Exemplary soldier', RS pays homage to CDS Gen Bipin Rawat

NEW DELHI:The Rajya Sabha on Thursday paid homage to India's first Chief Of Defence staff, General Bipin Rawat as house assembled for the day and members mourned the deaths in chopper crash and kept silence for the departed souls.

Shaurya Chakra awardee Varun Singh survives one night, next 48 hours critical

CHENNAI: Group Captain Varun Singh, the Directing Staff at the Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) in Wellington, Tamil Nadu, and the lone survivor of the ill-fated Mi-17V5 helicopter crash near Coonoor on Wednesday is battling for life with 80-85 per cent burn injuries, said a senior Tamil Nadu government official.

Pharmaceutical Bill to be moved in RS

NEW DELHI: The Rajya Sabha will consider The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021 for passing on Thursday amid a faceoff with the opposition, while Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is expected to make a statement on the chopper crash in the House.

CDS Chopper crash: Bodies of Rawat, wife & 3 others identified

CHENNAI:The bodies of Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika and three others have been identified, sources said on Thursday.

Blast reported at Rohini court in Delhi

NEW DELHI: A mysterious blast has been reported at the Rohini Court in Delhi, a fire department official said here on Thursday.

CDS chopper crash: Pradip's dreams cut short

Thiruvananthapuram:The dream of 38-year-old A. Pradip, who was on the ill-fated IAF Mi 17 helicopter that crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu killing 13 of the 14 crew onboard, may never come true now.

Gen Rawat served nation with utmost devotion: Shah

NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday expressed his condolences over the demise of Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat, who along with his wife was among the 13 persons who were killed after an IAF chopper they were travelling in crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu.

Shaurya Chakra awardee survivor can throw light on IAF chopper crash

CHENNAI: Group Captain Varun Singh, the Directing Staff at the Defence Services Staff College in Wellington, Tamil Nadu, and the lone survivor of the ill-fated Mi-17V5 helicopter that crashed near Coonoor on Wednesday, killing 13 persons on board, can share details of the flight once he recovers.

SKM likely to wind up year long farmers agitation after center's consent to accept all demands

CHANDIGARH: Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) is expected to soon end year long farmer agitation in protest against three agriculture laws, now revoked by center government. The SKM has agreed on draft proposals of center government regarding pending demands incljuding MSP for all crops and cancellation of criminal cases against farmers registered in various states.

Gen Rawat, wife, 11 others killed in chopper crash, says IAF

NEW DELHI: India's first Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife, and 11 others were killed when their IAF Mi-17 helicopter crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu's Nilgiris district on Wednesday, the IAF announced.

Amid opposition boycott, Rajya Sabha passes two bills

NEW DELHI: The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed two bills as opposition boycotted the proceedings expressing solidarity with the suspended members. The opposition demanded the revocation of suspension, but the chair declined to do that and said that the leaders of the house and the opposition should sort out the issues between themselves.

NIRA formal announcement likely soon

NEW DELHI:The Ministry of Jal Shakti is likely to make official announcements of National Interlinking of Rivers Authority (NIRA) and Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for the Ken Betwa interlinking project.

CDS chopper crash: Rajnath asks IAF chief to rush to spot

NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has asked Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari to reach the military aircraft crash site in Tamil Nadu where the chopper carrying Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat met an accident on Wednesday.

Govt created 64 posts for Ministry of Cooperation

NEW DELHI: The Union Government on Wednesday said it created 64 new posts for the Ministry of Cooperation from Central Secretariat Service (CSS) and Central Secretariat Stenographers' Service (CSSS).

Kisan Rail, a game changer for small farmers: Minister

NEW DELHI: Union Rail Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Wednesday said that the Kisan Rails have become a boon for small farmers during the pandemic and even after that.

Delhi HC stays trial court order to summon Delhi BJP leaders

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday stayed the order of a trial court which issued summons to Ramvir Singh Bidhuri, Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly and Delhi BJP MLA, and three other BJP leaders in a defamation complaint filed by AAP leader Raghav Chadha over their remarks against an alleged multi-crore scam in the Delhi Jal Board (DJB).

4 military officials feared dead in chopper crash in TN 

CHENNAI: At least four senior military officials were feared dead in an Indian Air Force helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu's Coonoor on Wednesday afternoon in which Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat was travelling along with 13 others.

Recovering economy not immune to global spillovers: RBI guv

MUMBAI: Reserve Bank's Governor Shaktikanta Das on Wednesday said that India's economy is on the path of recovery.

ED raids 4 PFI locations in Kerala

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday was conducting raids at four locations of the Popular Front of India in Kerala in connection with a case pertaining to foreign funding.

Tripura violence: SC grants protection from arrest to journos, issues notice

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to Tripura government and police on a petition filed by three journalists of HW Network, against whom FIRs were lodged in connection with their news reports of the recent communal violence in the state.

Military chopper crashes in TN, Gen Bipin Rawat on board 

NEW DELHI: A military chopper crashed in Tamil Nadu's Coonoor on Wednesday in which Indian's Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat was travelling along with 14 others.

Hoping for safety of CDS General Bipin Rawat, others: Rahul

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that he hoped that everyone on the chopper was safe, including Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat

SKM to hold crucial meet today on ending year-long protest

NEW DELHI:Various farmer organisations under the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) are likely to make a major announcement on their year-long agitation after a meeting on Wednesday. The SKM is also likely to meet union ministers.

Navy ensures security for entire Indian Ocean Region: Kovind

MUMBAI: Paying glowing tributes to the Indian Navy, President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday said it is now looked upon by the country's maritime neighbours as "a preferred security partner in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR)"

LG orders rejig in Delhi Police, 7 IPS officers transferred

NEW DELHI: In a major reshuffle, seven Indian Police Service (IPS) officers of the Delhi Police were transferred and given new responsibilities, an official order read here on Wednesday.

After Modi and Shah, Now, Yogi, Hemant Soren, Rabri Devi given Covid vax in Bihar's Gaya!

PATNA: After Arwal where Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, and actress Priyanka Chopra were listed as Covid vaccine beneficiaries, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his Jharkhand counterpart Hemant Soren, former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi, and state Health Minister Mangal Pandey were named as recipients of the first dose in Bihar's Gaya district.

Lok Sabha discusses Bill amending higher judiciary's salaries, service conditions

NEW DELHI: The Lok Sabha on Tuesday took up the High Court and Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Amendment Bill, 2021, with several members raising concerns about the large number of pending cases.

International passengers mandated to file self-declaration form on 'Air Suvidha' portal

NEW DELHI: To ensure smooth passage of international travellers arriving in India, the Centre on Tuesday mandated contactless self-declaration by them on the 'Air Suvidha' portal.

Delhi govt issues notice to 3rd int'l airline for flouting Covid norms

NEW DELHI: After Etihad and American Airlines, the Delhi government has issued a show-cause notice to Qatar Airways for failing to follow the mandatory Covid-19 guidelines issued by the Union Health Ministry in the wake of the spread of the Omicron variant.

Madras HC quashes 'frivolous petition', fines petitioner Rs 1.5L

CHENNAI: The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court has come down heavily against frivolous petitions and fined a petitioner Rs 1.5 lakh, who wanted the orders issued by the government pertaining to Covid-19 restrictions, as "unconstitutional, null and void"

Rahul Gandhi demands compensation for families of dead farmers

RS adjourned for the day amid Oppn ruckus

NEW DELHI:Amid Opposition ruckus in the Rajya Sabha, no business could be conducted on Tuesday as the House was adjourned for the day.

1984 riots: Ex-Cong leader Sajjan Kumar charged with 2 murders

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court has announced charges against former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in the 1984 riots case, in connection with two murders in Delhi's Raj Nagar locality.

Sardar Patel's portrait by Vrindavan artist Kanhai to be displayed at Statue of Unity museum

AGRA: Well-known Vrindavan artist Padam Sri Krishan Kanhai's portrait of Sardar Patel with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will be sent to the museum at the Statue of Unity, for display.

JNUSU demands reconstruction of Babri Masjid, stages protest

NEW DELHI: A protest march was carried out by the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) inside the campus demanding reconstruction of the demolished Babri Masjid in Ayodhya.

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