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‘Release of Indian pilot by Pakistan would be very much welcomed step’: UN

1st March 2019

The release of an Indian pilot by Pakistan would be a “very much welcomed step”, spokesperson for UN chief Antonio Guterres said Thursday, stressing that the message to India and Pakistan from the world body and the international community is to de-escalate tensions. In a surprise announcement during a joint session of Parliament, Prime Minister […]

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Who is IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman

1st March 2019

Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman has been a fighter pilot for 16 years and is the son of a decorated and senior officer of the air force. Captured by Pakistani forces after his MiG-21 aircraft was shot down on Wednesday, Varthaman’s release was announced by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, as “a […]

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States that back terror must stop: Sushma Swaraj at OIC meet boycotted by Pakistan

1st March 2019

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday raised a pitch at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation meet to build pressure on the countries that support terror outfits and fund them. Swaraj said the OIC must tell such nations to dismantle terror infrastructure. “If we want to save the humanity then we must tell the states […]

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If provoked, prepared for any contingency: Army at joint defence briefing

1st March 2019

The Indian military on Thursday warned Pakistan that it was prepared to respond swiftly and strongly to any misadventure or provocation, and contended that Islamabad peddled falsehoods about what happened during the aerial skirmish between the two air forces a day earlier, in a rare media briefing by two-star officers from the three services. The […]

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YouTube removes 11 video links of IAF pilot Abhinandan upon IT Ministry’s request

1st March 2019

Google-owned YouTube on Thursday removed 11 objectionable video links of Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Abhinandan Varthaman after the IT Ministry asked the video streaming platform to do so. An IT Ministry official told IANS that it had asked YouTube to remove 11 video links related to Wing Commander Varthaman who was captured by the […]

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Assamese tea ceremony at Golaghat

1st March 2019

After successfully organising the first Assamese tea ceremony on February 1 last year by Arin Tea Private Limited, a Golaghat-based tea company, on the premises of a factory of the company in Golaghat, the company is also going to organise the same ceremony this time tomorrow. As per the press note issued by the company, […]

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74 students expelled in Hailakandi

28th February 2019

Altogether 74 students were expelled for adopting unfair means in the ongoing HSLC/ANM examinations in Hailakandi district. Disclosing this, Inspector of Schools, Rajiv Kumar Jha said that out of the 74 , 23 were expelled during the Social Science exam followed by 19 in General Mathematics, 15 in English, 13 in General Science and 4 […]

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Second body retrieved from Meghalaya coal mine; 5 spotted so far

28th February 2019

Rescue workers from NDRF and Indian Navy retrieved a second body on Wednesday from the main shaft of the flooded coal mine at Khloo Ryngksan in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district, officials said. Santosh Kumar, National Disaster Relief Force’s assistant commandant overseeing the rescue operations, said it was a challenging task retrieving the body because […]

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Locals’ help sought to save elephant corridors in Sonitpur dist

28th February 2019

The Deputy Commissioner of Sonitpur district, Narsing Powar urged the local people of greater Bihaguri and Depota area to remain vigilant and volunteer in preserving the traditional elephant corridors at Na-Ali and Depota area. which is often used by the wild elephants as their corridor, the Deputy Commissioner reiterated that the local people have to […]

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