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Full scale search op underway to locate missing IAF aircraft with 29 people onboard

Updated: Jul 22, 2016 14:26 IST      
Full scale search op underway to locate missing IAF aircraft with 29 people onboard

Chennai, July 22 (ANI): A massive full scale joint operation is underway to locate the Indian Air Force AN-32 transport aircraft with 29 people on board, which went missing on Friday morning, after it took off from Tambaram Air Base in Chennai around 8 a.m. and was on its way to Port Blair.

"Very very unfortunate news is coming out that one of our aircraft which started from Chennai at 8:30 am, it was supposed to land at Port Blair at 11:30 and has not reached. An overdue procedure has been ensured. The Navy has launched a full scale SAR to look for our aircraft which we will be able to find out wherever it is. As of now, we will term it as overdue and I must inform you that three Dornier's and four ships have been rushed and more assets are being made ready. We are going full force and we will get the result very soon," Navy PRO DK Sharma told ANI here.

The Indian Coast Guard, Navy and the IAF have launched an operation in the Bay of Bengal to locate the missing plane.

The Navy's has involved P8 I, a Dornier aircrafts to 200 knot mile from east of Chennai and four ships - Karmukh, Gharial, Jyoti and Kuthar have been diverted to the Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) at full speech.

The aircraft is overdue to reach Port Blair at 11:30am.

The aircraft was reportedly on a routine weekly flight for Air Force personnel.

More details to follow. (ANI)

CBI arrests garrison engineer employee for accepting bribe

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 19:54 IST     

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], July 27 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday arrested Lt. Colonel J.S. Bath of Garrison Engineer and R.B. Chauhan, an assistant in Garrison engineer for accepting bribe for clearing pending bills of civil contractor.

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LS passes Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2016

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 19:49 IST     

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Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid talk about nationalism on stand-up comic Kunal Kamra's show

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 19:49 IST      By: Bani Simer Kaur

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New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): Delhi's Patiala House Court on Thursday issued a notice to National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Tihar Jail authorities on a plea seeking interim bail on medical grounds by an alleged ISIS suspect Mohammed Shareef Moinuddin Khan for allegedly recruiting and financing people to join the terror outfit.

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BJP's Odisha delegation meets EC to disqualify CM Patnaik

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 19:24 IST     

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New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): A day after a legal notice was served to former deputy inspector general of police (DIG) (Prisons) D. Roopa for defaming Director General (Prisons) G. Sathyanarayan Rao, the latter's lawyer on Thursday stated that they would initiate civil and criminal proceedings in this matter.

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Congress MLAs are frustrated with party's ideology: BJP

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 19:00 IST     

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Lucknow BJP MLA Anurag Singh booked for forgery, embezzlement

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 18:57 IST     

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Maldives important for India, wish to see it peaceful: MEA

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 18:38 IST     

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Gujarat: Three Congress MLAs resign, join BJP

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 18:38 IST     

Gandhinagar (Gujarat) [India], July 27 (ANI): In a setback to the Congress in Gujarat, three of its MLAs, who resigned from the party earlier in the day, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday evening.

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Patna (Bihar) [India], July 27 (ANI): The Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) on Thursday said that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had made an alliance in Bihar for zero tolerance, whose failure made him resign.

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Congress accuses BJP, Nitish of opportunism, treachery

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 18:10 IST     

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Samajwadi Party's Azam Khan takes on Nitish Kumar

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 17:59 IST     

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 27 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday met the residents of Ghatkopar building and assured a strict action against the responsible people behind the building collapse that killed 17 people.

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New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday affirmed that India would like to strengthen its relationship with China and that the issues between both the countries will be solved on the basis of Astana consensus.

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