An Air France flight en route from Paris to New Delhi made an emergency landing at Sofia Airport in Bulgaria on Friday at about 5 pm because of a disruptive passenger. The passenger, an Indian citizen, began to act up soon after take-off, quarrelling with other passengers, assaulting a flight attendant and pummeling the cockpit’s door.
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On International Women's Day, meet the elite all-women forces of Delhi Police who are trained to swing into action in the event of a terror attack in the national capital. While the SWAT team has their guns, on the other hand, the all-women band of the Delhi police's choice of instrument is the bagpipe. Tough and talented, these women show that one can be all that one wants to be.
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A bus conductor in Tamil Nadu, who has planted over 3 lakh saplings in the last 30 years using his own money, is garnering appreciation on social media. Marimuthu Yoganathan is a bus conductor in the Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation. Yoganathan in Coimbatore distributes saplings for free of cost to passengers travelling in his bus. He spends 40% of his salary to take care of these plants. Seeing his dedication, a friend from US donated 3 acres of land to Marimuthu where he works daily after duty. A known eco activist, Yoganathan has been awarded "Eco Warrior" award by Vice-President of India, 'Unsung Hero' award by wildlife film-maker Mike Pandey and film actor John Abraham in "Timberland" function held in Delhi.
Delhi-NCR woke up to foggy morning on February 13. A thick layer of fog covered parts of Delhi and almost zero visibility was witnessed in the national capital. Even, DND flyway in Noida was covered with thick layer of fog. Similar situation was witnessed in Ghazipur-Ghaziabad Border as well. According to IMD, dense to very Dense Fog is very likely over Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and UP on Feb 13 to Feb 15.
Delhi Police has deployed additional security in view of 'chakka jam' called by farmers. Police intensified vigil at city borders to deal with situation arising out of 'chakka jam’. Protesting farmers have called for a three-hour nationwide ‘chakka jam’ on February 6. Around 50,000 police personnel, Paramilitary and Reserve Forces deployed in Delhi-NCR region. Police said that at least 12 metro stations across Delhi have also been put on alert. Police will monitor content on social media to keep a watch on those spreading rumours. This comes after Republic Day violence that had left over 500 security personnel injured. Farmers agitating against Centre's three farm laws are set to block roads and highways from 12 noon to 3pm in a bid to intensify protest.
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Drone cameras deployed around Tikri border to monitor the situation in the wake of 'Chakka Jam' call by farmers. Around 50,000 personnel of Delhi Police, Paramilitary and Reserve Forces are on alert in Delhi-NCR region to maintain law and order situation. At least 12 metro stations have also been put on alert.
After a brief decline, COVID cases once again on uphill in the country. One of the reasons of the spike is carelessness. COVID-19 precautionary measures are highly neglected at the public places. People have ditched their masks in places like CP, India Gate. On Feb 26, Delhi reported more than 250 cases, highest single-day spike in over a month.
Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait has issued a fresh warning to the Modi government over the farm laws. Addressing a rally in Sikar, Rajasthan, Tikait said that farmers would now launch a fresh tractor rally to the Parliament. ‘This time the call will be for parliament gherao. We will announce it and then march towards Delhi. This time 40 lakh tractors will be there instead of four lakh tractor,’ Tikait said. He appealed to the government to repeal the laws and make a law on MSP failing which they would plough the parks near India Gate and grow crops there as a mark of protest. Farmers have been protesting against the Centre’s farm laws alleging that they will benefit corporate and harm the interests of farmers. While the Centre has agreed to make amendments in the laws, the farmers have insisted on complete withdrawal of the laws. Watch the full video for all the details.
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The 'bhoomi poojan' ceremony of the Central Vista Avenue was performed by Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs here at India Gate on Thursday. With this ceremony, the work has started for the development and redevelopment of Central Vista Avenue. The Central Vista Avenue starting from North and South Block to India Gate, which includes the Rajpath, its adjoining lawns and canals, rows of tree, Vijay Chowk and the India Gate plaza, is a 3 km long stretch. The government has decided to refurbish and improve the avenue, as part of the comprehensive transformation of Central Vista. The government approved a proposal for the development of Central Vista Avenue with an estimated cost of Rs 608 crores. Moreover, the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) has been entrusted to carry out this important work. The components of development work under Phase-I include refurbishing of Landscaping and lawns. Green cover being increased from 3,50,000 sqm to about 3,90,000 sqm, proper public amenities with toilets, drinking water facilities and vending area are being provided at 10 locations for visitors and tourists, among others.
Vehicular movement to Ghaziabad from Delhi through Ghazipur border has been partially restored since Monday evening Stung by party colleague Anand Sharma's open condemnation, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury today posted a series of tweets in a scorching thread titled 'Know Your Facts, Anand Sharma'. Union health minister Harsh Vardhan and his wife Nutan Goel took the Covid-19 vaccine shot at Delhi Heart and Lung Institute on Tuesday morning. Another horrific crime committed in UP's Hathras. A man who was jailed briefly in 2018 in a sexualassault case, out on bail ever since, allegedly shot dead the survivor's father on Monday in a village in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras district. The Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted bail to BARC former CEO Partho Dasgupta, an accused in the alleged TRP scam.
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2 people died after a family residing in Ghaziabad was attacked inside their house on February 06. 5 people were present in the house which included 2 women and 3 children. Unidentified man had attacked them with sharp-edged weapons. Both the women died on spot. All 3 children have been admitted in the hospital. Police is probing the incident. More details awaited.
Farmers' protest continued at Ghazipur border. Police tightened security by blocking roads near Akshardham in Delhi in view of ongoing farmers' protest at Ghazipur border. Vehicular movement has been restricted between Delhi and Ghaziabad on NH-24. On Feb 01, farmers' agitation against 3 new farm laws entered 68th day.
A class 11 student jumped off his 15th-floor apartment and died in UP's Noida. The teen was allegedly battling depression due to his physical looks, skin complexion. The local Sector 49 police station was alerted around 5 am about the incident. Police said the body was sent for autopsy and no complaint has been made by the family. Ranvijay Singh, ADCP, Noida said, “A 17-year-old kid jumped off his apartment and died in Noida Sector 78. His parents said their son had been battling depression due to his skin complexion. The boy's parents were living separately and he was staying with his father.”
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India Meteorological Department (Bhubaneswar) Director, HR Biswas said that hot weather conditions prevailing in Bhubaneswar and in some districts of Odisha. He said that Bhubaneswar and Cuttack recorded highest temperature for February 27. "Bhubaneswar's airport area recorded 40.6 degree Celsius which is highest in Odisha and it may be highest in India," he said.