On the occasion of 'International Women's Day, women officers of Indian Air Force have messages for women, who want to join IAF. These women officers, posted in different branches of IAF, urged women of the country to join the Air Force and serve the nation. Wing Commander S Dhami, who is a Helicopter Pilot, urged families to motivate and support their girls who want to wear the uniform of Air Force, because it will boost the morale of the girl to achieve the goals. Wing Commander, Shweta Batra, who is posted in Logistics branch, said that if a girl has positive attitude she can achieve anything. "Everyone should think that if they can take one step ahead, that step will open ways for them."
An Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on routine training sortie carried out a precautionary landing 30 km short of Ahmedabad while returning from Kevadia on March 06. The pilot, Colonel Nambiar displayed immense situational awareness and immediately carried out a precautionary landing on a civil road at Nadiad in Kheda district. Army training Command head Lt. General Raj Shukla and Air Force South-Western Air Command Chief Air Marshal Sk Ghotia were onboard. All the passengers, crew members onboard are safe.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended Combined Commanders' Conference in Kevadia on March 05. He also visited the Statue of Unity today along with COAS General MM Naravane, Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh, CDS General Bipin Rawat and IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria.
The National Handloom Expo (NHE) commenced on March 5 at Urban Haat in Dimapur. To promote weavers and handicrafts, National Handloom Expo is being organized by the Directorate of Handloom and Textiles, Government of Assam, sponsored by Development Commissioner for Handlooms, Ministry of Textile, Government of India. More than 40 stalls from the northeast states of Assam, Nagaland, and Manipur have been set up at the exhibition. The 14-day exhibition will culminate on March 18.
Amid rising rates of fuel across the country, the Nagaland Government has cut down taxes on petrol and diesel. The finance department on Feb 22 stated that the rate of tax on petrol and diesel has been reduced from 29.80 per cent to 25 per cent per litre. According to the revised tax, petrol price has been reduced to Rs 2.22 per litre and diesel by 57 paise per litre from midnight of February 22. "The fuel price was rising day by day. But as the government has cut down the rate of tax on petrol, the drivers are also thinking to bring down the fare," said a driver in Dimapur. Earlier, the northeast states of Assam and Meghalaya governments had reduced prices of petrol and diesel.
The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) in Nagaland had a trial run of a first 'train engine' for a short distance from the Dhansiripar Railway Station in Assam along the Dhansiri-Shukovi (Dimapur-Zubza) railway track on Feb 16. The NF Railways officials said that it was routine testing on the under-construction Dimapur-Zubza rail line. While NF Railways completed linking the railway track ahead of Dhansiripar station, the department aims to finish the railway linkage till Shoxuvi station by March 2021.
Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on January 21 inaugurated the first-ever Public Recreational Centre (PRC) at Green Park, State Horticulture Nursery (SHN) in Dimapur. The park has 3 Gazebos, 2 Pergolas, 2 Outdoor Gyms, 1 cafeteria, and tiled pathways, developed in an expansive 30-acre area, to encourage an active lifestyle. The chief minister added that three more places in Kohima located at Old Zoo Ministers Hill, Nagaland University campus at Meriema, and Fishery complex at Thizama have also been identified for setting up of recreational park for public utility.The park will be open for public from 6 am to 4 pm.
Amid skyrocketing prices of petrol and diesel in the country, Nagaland became the fifth state to provide relief to consumers. The state government reduced petrol tax from 29.8% to 25%, or Rs 18.26 to Rs 16.04 per litre, whichever is higher. The tax on diesel was reduced from 17.5% to 16.5%, or Rs 11.08 to Rs 10.51 per litre, whichever is higher. Earlier, West Bengal, Assam, Rajasthan, and Meghalaya had announced fuel relief. Watch the full video for more.
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NDRF personnel rappelled his way down the mountain to install a gauge in the Dhauliganga River in Chamoli. "Water level of the river is likely to rise. We are installing a gauge to measure its depth and water level," said Aditya P Singh, Deputy Commandant, NDRF.
Updating on the rescue and search operation on Uttarakhand's glacier burst incident, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Deputy Commandant, Aditya Pratap Singh informed that one more body was recovered from Tapovan tunnel area and further search op continues. "One body has been retrieved around 4:30 am today from the Tapovan tunnel area. Digging is underway inside the tunnel. We're dewatering via pumps whenever waterlogging is occurring. Search and rescue operation continues," said Aditya Pratap Singh.
The search, relief and rescue operation is still underway at Tapovan tunnel in Joshimath of Uttarakhand's Chamoli district on February 17. Several bodies are yet to be found. The region was hit by a flash flood on February 07 after a glacier burst. Speaking to ANI, the Deputy Commandant of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Aditya Pratap Singh said, "A large numbers of stray dogs were found roaming near Gaurikund Village which is a natural indication that the bodies have started decomposing over there." "We will now work on nature indications as well. There is possibility that we can find some bodies there too. We are sending a search team to check the situation, he added.