New Delhi: Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief B.S. Dhanoa on Monday said that the An-32 aircraft will continue to fly in the mountains as there was no other option. His remarks come over two weeks after an An-32 crashed in Arunachal Pradesh on June 3, killing all 13 people on board.
Indore: Lokayukta sleuths on Monday raided the residence and other premises of an officer of the Madhya Pradesh civil supplies corporation and recovered a large number of assets disproportionate to his known sources of income, an official said. Acting on a tip-off, the Lokayukta officials conducted raids at three places in Indore and other premises in Katni town belonging to the civil supplies corporation manager, Salman Haider, he said. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us Haider, currently posted in Katni, was till recently serving in Indore, the Lokayukta official said. Cash worth Rs five lakh cash and documents related to purchase of seven flats, five plots and a shop, besides a number of other immovable properties in the name of his family members were recovered during the raid, the official said. Some documents, suspected to be of immovable properties belonging to Haider, were also recovered from a relative of the official, he said. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us The family of Haider, who joined the government in 1985, owns two four-wheelers. They have 15 bank accounts and the total amount deposited in them is being verified, he said. A case has been registered against Haider under relevant sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act, he said, adding that a valuation of his total assets is being done, the official added
CHENNAI: A good measure of women’s power is powering India’s Rs 978 crore second moon mission, the Chandrayaan-2, with the Project Director and the Mission Director also being women. “Nearly 30 per cent of the members working on the Chandrayaan-2 mission will be women,” K Sivan, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had told the media earlier. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us The Project Director is M Vanitha, an electronics systems engineer, shouldering the entire responsibility of the Chandrayaan-2. Initially, Vanitha, who was responsible for data handling systems for India’s remote sensing satellites, was reluctant to accept the historical responsibility. However, at the persuasion of M. Annadurai, then Director, ISRO Satellite Centre, she agreed. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us On the other hand, Mission Director Ritu Karidhal, a Master’s degree holder in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, was the Deputy Operations Director for the Mars mission. Several attempts to reach out to them went in vain. “We are not authorised to speak to the media. Sorry,” Karidhal politely told IANS.
New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders on Tuesday met Home Minister Amit Shah to raise the issue of the “deteriorating” law and order situation in the national capital. “We met the Home Minister. We requested that a meeting of the Delhi Police Commissioner, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the Home Minister along with his officials be held to review the overall situation after which the necessary steps can be taken to improve the law and order in Delhi,” said AAP MLA Sanjay Singh. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us Singh said that he had raised the issue of law and order in Delhi earlier also but the way the crime graph was rising in Delhi was worrying. He said that elderly people were being murdered and bullets were being fired in streets. “As many as nine murders have been reported in 24 hours. Three people from one family have been killed. Cases of chain-snatching are being reported almost on a daily basis,” Singh said. Another AAP Mla Sushil Gupta said that the party has given a memorandum to Shah on law and order situation in the national capital.
Adibatla: The XVII MM Court At Maheswaram sentenced one person, Amul Kolekar (27), to one year rigorous imprisonment. It also imposed a fine of Rs 500 on him.According to police, on February 25, 2018 a complaint was lodged by one G Yadamma (45) in which she stated that while she was on way to her relative’s house at nearby colony on foot, two unknown offenders came on motorcycle accosted her and snatched a gold chain weighing about 4.5 grams. On receipt of complaint, Adibatla police registered a case under Sections 392 & 411 of IPC and took up investigation. Soon, they threw a dragnet and arrested him. After completion of investigation, a chargesheet was filed in the court and during the trial, the court convicted and later awarded the sentence.
Rajamahendravaram: As usual, this year also agricultural labourers from West Bengal state migrated to the district to get their livelihood during this kharif season. Scarcity of agricultural labourers and high daily wages are posing problems to the farming community for the past three years.As the farm labourers find no work in West Bengal during the kharif season, thousands of coolies from that state are coming to East Godavari district for the past three years in search of work. They come to the district in the month of June and stay herefor about four months. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us Meanwhile, some persons are acting as middlemen and also bringing agricultural workers from West Bengal and they are taking their care including transportation up to the fields, providing food etc. This year, about 3,000 workers have come from West Bengal and are working in the mandals of Kajuluru, K Gangavaram, Mandapeta, Kapileswarapuram, Rayavaram, Tallarevu, Ramachandrapuram, Mummidivaram and Sitanagaram. Also Read – Saaho movie tickets pricey in Nellore Advertise With Us Speaking to The Hans India, a farmer Y Raju of Sitanagaram said they are paying an amount between Rs 3,500 to Rs 4,000 per acre for ploughing, transplantation of paddy saplings and other works, as against of Rs 7,000 in ordinary season and Rs 9,000 in the kharif season. Moreover, the West Bengal coolies are completing paddy transplantation with quality and the yield per acre is also increasing. Advertise With Us A West Bengal coolie Pranab Raj said he is coming to the district for the past two years due to lack of sufficient work in their area and here the atmosphere and also working conditions are good. An Agriculture officer said the workers from West Bengal are working hard. They are transplanting the paddy saplings in a depth of 20 to 25 cm and ploughing in a depth of 30 to 35 cm and because of this, the growth of the paddy saplings comes quickly. At the same time, the yield is also increased four to five bags per acre, he said.
Purani Haveli: Team bakrid banner was released by Anjani Kumar, the city Commissioner of Police, Additional CP (Crimes and SIT) Shikha Goel, D S Chouhan, the Additional commissioner of Police (Law and Order), and Syed Rafeeq, the Additional DCP (south zone), at office of DCP South Zone on Monday .Saber Yamani, the convener of Team NGOs, and representatives of NGOs affiliated to the campaign and cleanliness drive on Bakrid, including Moulana Hafiz Mohammed Riyazuddin Naqshbandi, P Veeramani, the in-charge of APMWS Sneha Ghar, Syed Afroz, the president of Telangana Disabled Welfare Society, Abed Ali, the president of Happy India Organization, Hussain Baqattab, Md Yousuf and Md Azam were present.
Dwaraka Tirumala: The APEPDCL Jangareddigudem division has restored power supply to 45 villages affected by floods, according to B Suresh Kumar, divisional engineer. Initially, they ensured water supply and lighting with the help of generators as per the directions of Collector R Muthyala Raju. Under the leadership of Eluru SE Y Suryapratap, the 25 APEPDCL staff went to marooned villages on country boats and restored the supply lines by August 11. The power supply was affected to 19 agency villages under Polavaram-Kondrukota power supply line since July 31. Another 26 villages under Velerupadu-Koida power supply line were also plunged into darkness because of floods. The APEPDCL officials with the cooperation of MLA Balaraju and others restored power supply to 19 villages in Polavaram mandal and to restore power supply to 24 villages under Velerupadu by August 5 amid rains and floods, the divisional engineer added.
Safilguda: Lack of basic amenities like bad roads, proper street lights, water logging and increase in the number of diseases has made the lives of residents residing at Krupa Complex Lane in Block 22 in Safilguda miserable. Despite making several requests and representations to the authorities concerned, nothing has been done to address the issue yet. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us Speaking to The Hans India here on Tuesday, H Manjula, resident of the locality, said, “This issue arises during every monsoon and we ourselves are very irked by this. Roads filled with potholes are very slippery. Street lights are not working properly.” Furthermore, she said, “Due to the absence of street lights, a commuter can’t see the damaged manholes and the authorities need to fix the manhole covers also. There is an open plot which is turning into a garbage dump and it needs to be cleaned up as it is spreading foul smell which can cause diseases.”
Islamabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Pakistan has decided to set up a special cell on Kashmir at foreign office and a desk at all embassies in light of the Kashmir crisis. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said this, here on Saturday, after chairing a high-level meeting to discuss the Kasmir situation and devise a plan of action following the UN Security Council (UNSC) meet on Friday where Pakistan failed to get India censured over revocation of special status to J&K. Also Read – Watch: Donald Trump says Florida faces absolute monster hurricane Advertise With Us The special cell on Kashmir would be responsible for devising future course of action, subject to his approval, said Qureshi, according to Geo News. Addressing the media with Director General Inter-Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor after a top-level meeting on Kashmir, Qureshi said Pakistan and its army were ready to defend if India “resorts to any misadventure” in an attempt to divert the global attention from the lockdown in “occupied Kashmir”. Also Read – Pakistan test-fires 290-km range missile Advertise With Us “India can (resort to) misadventure in its attempt to divert the world’s attention away from its actions in occupied Kashmir. The Pakistan army and the nation are ready to defend if India attempts any misadventure,” he said. The UNSC meeting was held on Friday on China’s insistence to discuss the situation in J&K following abrogation of its special status. The UNSC had earlier declined Pakistan’s request to hold a formal session on Kashmir with its participation. Advertise With Us Talking about the UNSC informal consultation on Kashmir, Qureshi said, Pakistan “achieved a (milestone) yesterday (Friday), which shocked India. The Kashmir issue was raised at a platform, which is responsible for resolving the dispute.” On the high-level meeting, Qureshi said, “All participants agreed that (Indian Prime Minister Narendra) Modi has murdered (former Prime Minister Jawaharlal) Nehru’s Hindustan. Today, it is not Nehru’s Hindustan. It is Modi’s Hindustan.” Pakistan-occupied Kashmir president Sardar Masood Khan and various other federal Ministers and special advisers to the Prime Minister attended the meeting, Geo said. Ghafoor echoed Qureshi saying Pakistan’s armed forces were prepared to respond to any Indian “aggression”. The UNSC acknowledged India’s measures to bring normalcy and development to the Union Territory of J&K, according to India’s Permanent Representative to UN Syed Akbaruddin. “We are gratified that the UNSC in its closed consultations appreciated these efforts, acknowledged them, and indicated that this is the direction that it would like the international community to move. We are committed to gradually removing all the restrictions,” he said.
Hyderabad: With a view to expedite pending cases and redress the grievances of retired employees/pensioners of erstwhile four districts of Hyderabad, Rangareddy, Nalgonda and Medak districts, the Accountant General (A & E) Telangana would be conducting a Pension Adalat at Indira Priyadarshini Auditorium, Public Gardens on August 23 from 10:30 am onwards. All the retired employees/pensioners and Pensioners Associations are invited to attend the Adalat along with required documents and copies of communication received from the AG office regarding their pension cases.