Daily Archives: May 23, 2017

Sukhoi-30 fighter jet with two pilots goes missing near Assam’s Tezpur


An Indian Air Force Su-30 fighter plane is missing after it lost radio contact 60km north of Tezpur in Assam. The Russia-made fighter jet, with two pilots on board, took off from Salonibari in the north-eastern state at 10.30am on Tuesday. The IAF’s Sukhoi-30 fleet has been plagued by engine troubles and poor serviceability. India in March signed a pact ...

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Samsung to showcase world’s first ‘stretchable’ display during the SID 2017


Samsung on Monday said it will showcase the world’s first “stretchable” panel during the SID 2017 hosted by the Society for Information Display US tech fair. The South Korean company said the stretchable OLED display is unique since it can bend in both directions, while previous flexible panels could only bend in one direction, Yonhap news agency reported. Industry watchers ...

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Paresh Rawal faces flak over tweet on Arundhati Roy


Veteran actor and parliamentarian Paresh Rawal has attracted a lot of flak on Twitter for saying the army should “tie” author Arundhati Roy to an army jeep instead of tying a “stone pelter”. “Instead of tying a stone pelter on the army jeep tie Arundhati Roy,” Rawal tweeted on Sunday night. Twitter users termed Rawal’s tweet as “offensive” and “incited ...

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Arun Jaitley files a Rs 10 crore defamation lawsuit against Arvind Kejrewal


The Kejriwal-Jaitley saga got murkier when Union Minister Arun Jaitley yesterday filed a fresh defamation suit of Rs 10 crore against Arvind Kejriwal over the use of an “objectionable” word by Delhi Chief Ministers lawyer Ram Jethmalani in the Delhi High Court recently. Jaitley, who holds twin portfolios of Finance and Defence, filed the second defamation suit after Kejriwals counsel ...

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At least 19 dead, 50 injured in explosion at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester


At least nineteen people were killed and about 50 injured after an ‘explosion’ at the Manchester Arena in the United Kingdom on Tuesday morning. According to a statement released by the Greater Manchester Police, the incident is currently being treated as a ‘terrorist incident’. The management of Manchester Arena, where the Ariana Grande’s concert was held, has released a statement ...

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5 killed as boulder falls on bus full of pilgrims near Nainital


A landslide at Kakdighat, around 40 km from Nainital, resulted in a huge boulder falling on top of a passenger bus carrying pilgrims, killing 5 people and leaving 11 injured on Monday afternoon. Those with minor injuries were taken to a nearby government hospital, while two critically injured people were admitted in the Dr Sushila Tiwari Government Medical College and ...

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Army major who tied man to jeep in Kashmir awarded


Major Leetul Gogoi, who had tied a man to a jeep in Kashmir purportedly as a shield against stone pelters, has been awarded by the Army for his ‘sustained efforts’ in counter-insurgency operations. The Army Chief’s ‘Commendation Card’ for Major Gogoi is seen as an indication that he is unlikely to be implicated for the incident by a Court of ...

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MeT Department issues advisory on more landslides on Chardham route

Two days after a massive landslide blocked the Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway near Vishnuprayag, the Meteorological centre issued an advisory on Sunday which said that there was possibility of more landslides along the Char Dham yatra route in the next few days. Landslides and road blockages could occur in vulnerable areas of Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag, Chamoli and Pithoragarh districts due to continuous ...

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