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MI-8 helicopter crash kills 19 people; black box found

In a terrible mishap, the MI-8 helicopter crashed in Siberia which killed 19 people. The rescue team rushed in the crash landing area. According to the three survivors are in heavy condition. Rescue teams found both black boxes of the helicopter. "Both black boxes have been found — a flight data recorder and a voice recorder. After investigative procedures, they will be sent for decryption," the source said...

Forests, tribal dwellers & life forms living in forests complement one another & are not rivals: Dave

“Jungle is a living entity and it also communicates, provided we have the ability to listen to it. The three essential components – forests, tribal forest dwellers and life forms living in forests complement one another and are not rivals”, Minister Environment, Forest and Climate Change Anil Madhav Dave said on Friday.He also said that large-scale felling of trees in forests is not being done by tribal forest dwellers. Calling for a change in the colonial outlook that has existed from the pre-Independence ..

Armed forces remember national Martyrs on Police commemoration day

More than 200 Force Personnel organised an occasion to pay tributes to the sacrifice to people of Defence soldiers on the occasion of the Police Commemoration day. The function was attended by and Jammu-based CRPF Establishments and Battalions.At Bantalab, the function was organized by Jammu sector wherein Pankaj Kumar Choudhary,IGP J&K Zone was the chief guest. Kuldeep Dhar IGP Jammu Sector and Dr. D.C Dimri, IGP Medical made their presence. The function was attended by around 200 Force Personnel including..

One percent water account of 91 reservoirs goes down in the country   

The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country for the week ending on October 20, 2016 was 117.729 BCM, which is 75% of total storage capacity of these reservoirs. This was 128% of the storage of corresponding period of last year and 100% of storage of average of last ten years.The total storage capacity of these 91 reservoirs is 157.799 BCM which is about 62% of the total storage capacity of 253.388 BCM which is estimated to have been created in the country. 37 Reservoirs out of these ..

Railway conducts successful tourism conference with Japan, UK, Germany, Australia and Taiwan

Heritage Rail Tourism Conference was organized by Indian Railways at National Rail Museum at New Delhi jointly with Asia Pacific Heritage & Rail Tourism Organization (APHRTO), from 19-21 October. Participants from many countries including Japan, UK, Germany, Australia, Taiwan, senior officers of Indian Railways and other stakeholders of Heritage Rail Tourism were present in the Conference...

Media has immensely helped in building awareness about human rights says NHRC chairperson

The National Human Rights Commission Chairperson, Justice H.L. Dattu while appreciating media on the Foundation Day of the NHRC said, “The NHRC has always considered media as its equal partner in the promotion and protection of human rights, as media has immensely helped in building awareness about human rights and the role of the NHRC.” The Commission was set up to look into the issues of human rights violations of all and not just of those whom some people might choose as vulnerable. Since the 12th ..

Govt launches Implementation of Sustainable Tourism Criteria for sustainable tourism

Recalling the MOU signed in March 2016 between ESOI and Government of India, Vinod Zutshi, Secretary Ministry of Tourism, launched the Implementation of the Sustainable Tourism Criteria for India (STCI) in association with Ecotourism Society of India (ESOI) Thursday. Zutshi indicated the importance given to sustainable tourism in the National Tourism Policy that is to be released soon...

Consumer grievances get prominence: 2000 people register on 'Consumer Mela'

Consumer Mela receives overwhelming response as more than 2000 visitors thronged the Mela to register their grievances for counseling. Consumer Mela was inaugurated by Union Consumer Affairs Minister, Ram Vilas Paswan. The Consumer Mela was organized by Department of Consumer Affairs yesterday at Central Park, Connaught Place in New Delhi. The main objective of the mela was to bring the consumers and company face to face so as to resolve the grievances to the extent possible. This was also an opportunity..

CBI finds NRI defence consultant Vipin Khanna as main accused in Embraer aircraft deal

Central Bureau of Investigation registered an FIR against a UK-based arms dealer, Vipin Khanna for allegedly taking kickbacks worth over USD 5.70 million from Brazilian company Embraer in the 2008 three-aircraft deal. Reports have cited that case has been registered against Khanna whose named is also involved in another defense deal probed by the agency. The kickbacks were allegedly paid in 2009 through subsidiaries of Embraer via a Singapore based company which is owned by the middleman...

Kirkuk in Iraq gets hit by gunfire, explosions; ISIS claims responsibility

Militants wearing suicide vests attacked government and security buildings in Kirkuk, Iraq on early Friday. A curfew has been imposed in the area until further notice is being issued. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) group claimed responsibility for the attack. The attacks come after the Iraqi government and Kurdish forces have initiated a major push to drive ISIL from Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city...

Typhoon Haima in Philippines kills at least 12 people; high alert issued

At least 12 people killed as the strongest storm, Typhoon Haima hits Manila, Philippines on Friday. Almost all services in the global financial hub were ordered to be shut by Hong Kong due to the storm. Rice and corn fields were devastated at large. Philippine authorities who assessed and analyzed the damage to infrastructure and crops confirmed that thousands of hectares of farmland were destructed in Northern provinces...

With Kane Williamson’s ton; New Zealand seals victory over India by six runs

Ending 6 runs shorts to pull the ball in their court, India lost against New Zealand in the 2nd ODI at the Firoz Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi. Winning the match by 6 runs by diminishing all Indian batsmen, New Zealand leveled the five match ODI series by 1-1. Kiwis captain Kane Williamson made 118 runs to push his team to victory at the away place.India took over the crease to reach target of 243 with openers Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane. Losing early wickets, India reached 73-4 to attain a slow start. ..