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Updated on Dec 08, 2021 06:41 PM IST
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Dec 08, 2021 06:36 PM IST
‘Served with utmost diligence’: PM Modi says he is ‘deeply anguished’ by the IAF chopper crash in which CDS Bipin Rawat died
Gen Bipin Rawat was an outstanding soldier. A true patriot, he greatly contributed to modernising our armed forces and security apparatus. His insights and perspectives on strategic matters were exceptional. His passing away has saddened me deeply. Om Shanti. pic.twitter.com/YOuQvFT7Et
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 8, 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to offer condolences for the death of CDS Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat, and 11 others who died in the IAF chopper crash. In a series of tweets, PM said Rawat was an “outstanding soldier” and a “true patriot”, who served with “utmost diligence.”
Dec 08, 2021 06:22 PM IST
SKM unanimously accepts Centre’s revised draft policy
The five-member committee of SKM has unanimously accepted the revised draft proposals from Centre, farm union leader Inderjit Singh told HT. “It is very likely that the farmers’ agitation will be called off tomorrow when a formal invitation for talks is sent to the farm body,” he added.
Dec 08, 2021 06:09 PM IST
IAF confirms the death of CDS Bipin Rawat in IAF chopper crash
With deep regret, it has now been ascertained that Gen Bipin Rawat, Mrs Madhulika Rawat and 11 other persons on board have died in the unfortunate accident.
— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) December 8, 2021
Indian Air Force (IAF) has confirmed the death of CDS Bipin Rawat along with his wife Madhulika Rawat. Besides then, 11 others on board the chopper have died in the incident.
Dec 08, 2021 05:45 PM IST
Wing commander Prithvi Singh Chauhan was the pilot of IAF chopper
Wing commander Prithvi Singh Chauhan was the pilot of IAF chopper Mi-17V5 that crashed with 14 passengers, including CDS Bipin Rawat, on board near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu. He is the commanding officer of the 109 Helicopter Uni, ANI reports citing sources.
Dec 08, 2021 05:35 PM IST
Bail pleas of 2 cops held in connection to extortion case involving Param Bir Singh dismissed
Mumbai City Sessions Court has dismissed the bail plea applications of police officers Nandkumar Gopale and Asha Korke, who were held in connection with the extortion case involving the former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh.
Dec 08, 2021 05:10 PM IST
Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) to meet later today
Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) will meet at 6.30pm today, reports ANI.
Dec 08, 2021 04:46 PM IST
Olaf Scholz sworn in as Germany’s new chancellor
Olaf Scholz sworn in as Germany’s new chancellor. He replaced Angela Merkel, thereby ending her long 16-year-old tenure.
Dec 08, 2021 04:17 PM IST
Rajnath Singh to issue statement on crash in Parliament tomorrow
Defence minister Rajnath Singh to give statement on IAF chopper crash in Parliament tomorrow.
Dec 08, 2021 04:15 PM IST
Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awaas Yojna to continue till 2024
Union minister Anurag Thakur said on Wednesday that the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awaas Yojna will continue till 2024.
Dec 08, 2021 04:12 PM IST
Army chief Gen Naravane briefs Rajnath Singh on IAF chopper crash
Indian Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane briefs defence minister Rajnath Singh on IAF chopper crash in Delhi’s South Block.
Dec 08, 2021 04:04 PM IST
SKM holding meet on whether to call off agitation; describes IAF chopper crash ‘very painful incident’
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), which is holding a vital meet on whether to end agitation, offers condolences for the victims of the IAF chopper crash that was carrying CDS Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat, among 12 others. The farmer union describes the crash incident as a “very painful incident.”
Dec 08, 2021 03:52 PM IST
Rajnath Singh reaches the residence of CDS Bipin Rawat
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has reached the residence of CDS Bipin Rawat. The CDS along with his wife Madhulika Rawat, and other staff, was in the IAF chopper that crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu.
Dec 08, 2021 03:26 PM IST
Air Force chief VR Chaudhuri on way to IAF chopper crash site
India’s Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhuri is flying to the IAF chopper crash site.
Dec 08, 2021 03:20 PM IST
Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin to visit IAF chopper crash site in Nilgiris
Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin to leave for Coimbatore at 5pm and head to the crash site in Nilgiris district.
Dec 08, 2021 03:13 PM IST
Rajnath Singh briefed PM Modi about IAF chopper crash
Defence minister Rajnath Singh is monitoring the situation regarding the IAF chopper crash. He has also briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the crash in which CDS Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika, among 12 others, were on board.
Dec 08, 2021 03:01 PM IST
Defence minister Rajnath Singh to brief Parliament on IAF chopper crash
Defence minister Rajnath Singh to brief Parliament on IAF chopper crash where CDS Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat, among 12 others, were present.
Dec 08, 2021 02:57 PM IST
14 passengers were on board crashed IAF chopper, eight ambulances on spot for rescue operations
As many as 14 passengers were on board the IAF chopper, including CDS Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat, among others, which was heading to Wellington from Sulur. A total of eight ambulances are currently on spot for rescue operations, with local police and army present as well. Those who have been rescued are being shifted to a government hospital in Coonoor.
Dec 08, 2021 01:54 PM IST
IAF confirms Bipin Rawat was onboard army chopper that crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu
An IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, with CDS Gen Bipin Rawat on board, met with an accident today near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.
An Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.
— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) December 8, 2021
The CDS was accompanied by his wife Madhulika Rawat, his staff and some other officials. Here’s latest report by Hindustan Times.
Dec 08, 2021 01:36 PM IST
Army chopper carrying senior defence officials crashes in Tamil Nadu
CDS Bipin Rawat, his staff and some family members were in the Mi-series chopper that crashed between Coimbatore and Sulur in Tamil Nadu. Search and rescue operations launched from nearby bases, news agency ANI reported qouting sources.
Dec 08, 2021 01:03 PM IST
As Omicron spreads, Europe cautioned over rising Covid-19 cases, deaths
Deaths and hospitalisations from Covid-19 will continue to rise in Europe in the coming weeks as vaccination rates remain insufficient to counter the trends, a key European health agency warned Tuesday. Read More
Dec 08, 2021 11:37 AM IST
In fresh letter to SKM, Centre says ready to accept all demands of farmers
In fresh letter to SKM, Centre says ready to accept all demands of farmers. Five-member SKM team currently in an informal huddle in Capital. Main discussion set to begin at 2pm on a decision whether to call off stir.
Dec 08, 2021 11:10 AM IST
SC stays proceedings in FIRs registered by Tripura police against journalists
The Supreme Court stays proceedings arising out of FIRs registered by Tripura police against two journalists over their reports on communal violence in the state; issues notice to the police.
Dec 08, 2021 10:40 AM IST
Activities level are reaching pre-pandemic levels: RBI
Globally, economies are opening up, activities level are reaching pre-pandemic level, says Governor Shaktikanta Das.
Dec 08, 2021 10:38 AM IST
‘Outrageous and unprecedented’: Sonia Gandi on suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs
At CPP meet, Sonia Gandhi terms suspension of 12 Opposition Rajya Sabha MPs as outrageous and unprecedented. She also said it violates both Constitution and rules.
Dec 08, 2021 10:21 AM IST
RBI retains GDP growth target at 9.5% in FY22
The projection for real GDP growth is retained at 9.5% in 2021-22, consisting of 6.6% in Q3, and 6% in Q4. Real GDP growth is projected at 17.2% for Q1 of 2022-23 and at 7.8% for Q2 of 2022-23: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das
Dec 08, 2021 10:20 AM IST
RBI keeps repo rate unchanged at 4%, retains accommodative policy stance
Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted unanimously to keep the policy repo rate at 4% and the stance remains accommodative. MSF rate and bank rate remain unchanged at 4.25%. Reverse repo rate also remains unchanged at 3.35%: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das following MPC meeting
Dec 08, 2021 08:45 AM IST
SKM’s 5-member committee to hold urgent meeting today
Samyukt Kisan Morcha’s 5-member committee to hold an urgent meeting in New Delhi at 10 am today, news agency ANI reported.
Dec 08, 2021 07:27 AM IST
Encounter underway in Shopian
Encounter has started at Check Cholan area of Shopian districts in Jammu and Kashmir. Further details shall follow.
Dec 08, 2021 07:10 AM IST
Pfizer shot gives less immunity to Omicron than to other strains: Early study
Researchers in South Africa have found in an early study that Pfizer’s vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) actually provides less immunity to the Omicron variant than to other major versions of the virus. Read More
Dec 08, 2021 06:17 AM IST
Australia follows US in diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics
Australia will not send officials to the upcoming winter Olympics in Beijing, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Wednesday, joining a US diplomatic boycott of the event. Read More
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The Coonoor crash came 58 years after top military officials were killed in an Indian Air Force Alouette chopper crash near Poonch on November 22, 1963.
Published on Dec 08, 2021 06:23 PM IST
Devendra Fadnavis floated the possibility of Pratapsingh Rane, one of the three remaining Congress legislators in the Goa assembly, crossing sides and “blessing” the BJP at a party event to induct Ravi Naik, a turncoat from the Congress.
Updated on Dec 08, 2021 05:29 PM IST
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge also called the move to suspend the MPs as “against the Constitution” and said that the opposition was being forced to disrupt the House so that no issues were discussed.
Published on Dec 08, 2021 05:12 PM IST
Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
At present, the strength in the Bihar Legislative Council is 51 as against the total strength of 75 in the Upper House. The 24 MLC seats, which fell vacant in June this year, have not been filled due to the delay in conducting the panchayat polls.
Published on Dec 08, 2021 04:21 PM IST
Goa commemorates the day the Indian Army marched into the state on December 19, 1961, leading to a bloodless operation that ended with the surrender by Goa’s Portuguese administration
Published on Dec 08, 2021 03:48 PM IST
The Congress, which ruled PMC till 2007, currently has only nine members in the civic body and the party is trying hard to regain lost ground.
Updated on Dec 08, 2021 03:46 PM IST
Inspector general of police at Bastar range, Sunderaj P, said that villagers were misguided by the Maoists, and hence they were protesting
Updated on Dec 08, 2021 04:12 PM IST