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India’s first ever biojet fuel flight

August 27, 2018

NEW DELHI: SpiceJet today successfully operated “India’s first ever biojet fuel flight”. A Bombardier Q400 aircraft, partially using biojet fuel, took off from Dehradun and landed at the airport in the national capital. The SpiceJet flight was powered with a blend of 75% air turbine fuel (ATF) and 25% biojet fuel, it said. SpiceJe...

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G Satheesh Reddy appointed DRDO chairman

August 25, 2018

NEW DELHI: Renowned scientist G Satheesh Reddy was today appointed as the chairman of Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO), according to an official order. Reddy is the scientific adviser to the defence minister. He has been appointed to the post of DRDO chairman for two years. He will also be the Secretary, Department of Defence Rese...

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Onam will give new strength to Kerala: PM Modi

August 25, 2018

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, August 25, 2018 expressed hope that the festival of Onam will give new strength to the people of Kerala to overcome the advertises in the aftermath of the floods. He said the country is behind the people of the state. “May this Onam give further strength to the people of Kerala to overcom...

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United Arab Emirates did not announce financial aid to Kerala?

August 25, 2018

KOZHIKODE: The Kerala unit of the BJP on Friday said that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) did not announce financial aid of $100 million for the flood-ravaged state. It demanded that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan reveal the source who told him about the assistance. Addressing the media here, state BJP chief P.S. Sreedharan Pillai said: "We want ...

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Youth held for sexually assaulting minor girl

August 24, 2018

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police on Friday arrested a youth for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor girl in south Delhi. Police identified the accused as Prakash, 24, a resident of JJ Cluster in Rangpuri Pahadi located in Vasant Kunj. Prakash works as a ragpicker and was arrested with the help of local surveillance. "During interrogation, it was found t...

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Nirmala Sitharaman visits flood-hit Kodagu, promises help

August 24, 2018

KODAGU (KARNATAKA): Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday visited the flood-hit Kodagu district and assured the people of Indian Army's help in rebuilding the devastated region's roads. "I can assure you that the task force of the Indian Army's Border Roads Organisation (BRO) will visit as consultants and advise the administration on how t...

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President, PM greet the nation on Eid al-Adha

August 22, 2018

NEW DELHI: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid al-Adha. Taking to his official Twitter handle, President urged people to 'work together for unity and fraternity in our shared society.' "Eid Mubarak to all fellow citizens, especially to our Muslim brothers and sisters in...

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All Candidates Fail in Government Exam!

August 22, 2018

GOA: After much wait, the Goa Accounts Department announced the results for accountant vacancies yesterday, August 21, 2018. The exams for 80 government posts was held on January 1 this year. Sadly, more than 10,000 candidates who participated in the exam could not clear the test. All the accountant aspirant who took the exam to secure a state gov...

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UAE has offered Rs 700 crore in aid for Kerala floods

August 21, 2018

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday announced that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has extended Rs. 700 crore as financial assistance to rebuild the flood-ravaged state, where 223 people lost their lives since August 8. The centre has declared the devastating floods in the state a "calamity of severe nature". "Keeping in view the inte...

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Businessman Pledges to Donate 50 Crore to Kerala Flood

August 21, 2018

Kerala-born Dr Shamsheer Vayalil is the founder and managing director of UAE-based VPS Healthcare. He has made this donation in a bid to help build the infrastructure of his home state. “This money will be spent throughout the state of Kerala,” said Dr Vayalil, 41, in an interview with The National. VPS Healthcare is launching a INR 50...

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