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Chhattisgarh helicopter crash: 2 pilots dead, no passengers were on board, investigation underway

A helicopter crashed at an airport in Chhattisgarh’s Raipur on Thursday. In the crash, two pilots died. The incident took place on Thursday evening. Police reported that the pilots who died were identified as Captain Gopal Krishna Panda and Captain AP Shrivastava.

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A helicopter crashed at an airport in Chhattisgarh’s Raipur on Thursday. In the crash, two pilots died. The incident took place on Thursday evening. Police reported that the pilots who died were identified as Captain Gopal Krishna Panda and Captain AP Shrivastava.

There were no passengers on board. It is reported that the helicopter caught fire when the pilots were trying to land the helicopter, both the pilots, who were on board died in the accident.

Prashant Agrawal, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) said that the incident took place during a flying practice at the Swami Vivekananda Airport in Raipur under Mana police station limits at around 9.10 pm.

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister also expressed grief over the tragedy and he paid the tribute to the pilots. He said that he got the sad news about the state helicopter crash at the airport in Raipur. In this tragic accident, both our pilots Captain Panda and Captain Srivastava died. May God give strength to his family members and peace to the departed soul in this time of grief.

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According to reports, the cause of the crash was not immediately known. Currently, a detailed technical investigation on behalf of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the Chhattisgarh Government will be undertaken to ascertain the exact cause.

The reports say that the helicopter was on a routine training sortie when the incident took place. The initial indication suggests that this happened due to technical malfunction as the cause of the crash.

The two pilots on board the chopper were seriously injured in the crash and immediately taken to a nearby private hospital where they were declared dead.

In other news, a Kashmiri Pandit was shot dead by militants in the Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as Rahul Bhat who was a government employee at Tehsildar’s office in Chadoora in central Kashmir.

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NDA’s Jagdeep Dhankhar becomes 14th Vice-President of India

Reports said Dhankhar secured 528 votes while Alva got 182 votes.

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NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankar becomes the 14th Vice-President of India. Dhankar is currently serving as Governor of West Bengal and was pitted against Opposition’s Margaret Alva.

Reports said Dhankhar secured 528 votes while Alva got 182 votes. The counting of the votes was conducted under the supervision of the Lok Sabha secretary general who is also the returning officer for the poll.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated Dhankhar on Twitter and hoped that his long public life, wide experience, and deep understanding of people’s issues will certainly benefit the nation.

Have a look at the tweet here:

As many as 780 MPs voted till 5 pm on Saturday and around 93 per cent polling was recorded in the vice presidential election this year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and Congress president Sonia Gandhi were among prominent political leaders who cast their votes.

Jagdeep Dhankhar was appointed as West Bengal’s Governor in July 2019. He was a lawyer by profession before entering into politics and was enrolled with the Bar Council of Rajasthan as an Advocate with effect from November 10, 1979.

In 1987, he became the President of the Rajasthan High Court Bar Association and was designated a senior advocate in 1990. Jagdeep Dhankhar was a member of Congress when PV Narsimha Rao became the prime minister and quit the party after Ashok Gehlot came into power in Rajasthan.

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Maharashtra: Fire breaks out in godown and hutments in Reti Bandar in Mumbai

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

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Fire breaks out in godown and hutments in Reti Bandar in Mumbai

A fire broke out in a godown and hutments in the Reti Bandar area of Mumbai, Maharashtra, on Saturday at around 2 pm. The incident caused panic in the area.

The locals immediately informed the police and the fire brigade teams about the incident. Soon after, four fire tenders reached the spot. Efforts are being made by the fire department to extinguish the fire.

However, the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

So far, no injury or loss of life has been reported.

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More details are awaited.

Maharashtra’s godown fire incidents

Earlier in June, a massive fire broke out in a flex printing godown in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra. The fire later spread to two other godowns including one of AC.

Similarly, a fire broke out in a commercial complex in Maharashtra’s Thane in May, destroying four godowns and a motorbike showroom.

BJP leader Shrikant Tyagi booked for threatening Noida woman

Bhagwant Mann appears in Chandigarh Court over rioting case

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BJP leader Shrikant Tyagi booked for threatening Noida woman

 A shocking video went viral on Friday where the woman can be heard saying the BJP leader used bad words for her, for her husband and even for her children.

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Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shrikant Tyagi was booked on Saturday by the Noida Police for allegedly threatening a woman at the Grand Omax society in Noida.

A shocking video went viral on Friday where the woman can be heard saying the BJP leader used bad words for her, for her husband and even for her children. He pushed her and allegedly threatened her with dire consequences. The incident took place when the woman objected to the plantation of some trees by Shrikant Tyagi in her housing society.

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Women Safety) Ankita Sharma Said that Shrikant Tyagi was booked under section 354 of the Indian Panel Code. The panel describes that whoever assaults or uses criminal force on any woman, intending to outrage or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby outrage her modesty shall be punished with imprisonment of two years, with a fine, or with both.

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Some reports said that a team of local police visited the housing society in the evening but Tyagi didn’t open the door of his house.  He allegedly threatened police officials too.

Shrikant Tyagi claims himself as a national executive member of BJP’s Kisan Morcha and national co-coordinator of the Yuva Kisan Samiti. However, the BJP denied the claim of Shrikant Tyagi.

BJP MP and Kisan Morcha chief Rajkumar Chahar said that Shrikant Tyagi was not an executive member of the BJP’s farmer unit. There was no Yuva Committee of Kisan Morcha too. Chahar also demanded his punishment as per the law of the land.

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