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Rescue operations on after AN-32 crash site spotted

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Rescue operations on after AN-32 crash site spotted

Rescue operation for any likely survivors has been launched at the crash site of IAF’s AN-32 aircraft that went missing on June 3 and was spotted yesterday (Tuesday, June 11) some 16 kilometres north of Lipo in Arunachal Pradesh.

Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) and Mi17s of Indian Army are being utilised for the search and rescue operation that began today morningfor the 13 personnel on board the crashed aircraft, news agency ANI said in a tweet.

The wreckage of the plane 16 kilometres North of Lipo, North East of Tato at an altitude of 12,000 feet was spotted yesterday by a Mi-17 helicopter of the Indian Air Force. The first image of the crash site, a top view shared by Arunachal government sources, shows debris from the aircraft and charred trees, indicating a big fire when the plane would have gone down.

The Air Force says due to high elevation and dense forests, helicopters could not land next to the crash site. However, the nearest landing site has been identified and the rescue operation by helicopters began this morning. Ground forces reached the crash site at night.

The plane had been missing since June 3 after taking off from Jorhat air base in Assam to Menchuka advanced landing ground in Arunachal Pradesh with 13 persons on board.Parts of the aircraft were located 15-20 km north of the flight path of the aircraft in Arunachal Pradesh.

The aircraft carrying six officers, five airmen and two non-combatants (enrolled) took off from Jorhat in Assam at 12.27 pm on June 3 for the Mechuka Advance Landing Ground in Arunachal Pradesh, where it was supposed to reach at 1.30 pm. The weather over the region was turbulent on the day and the aircraft’s last contact with ground agencies was at around 1.00 pm.

The Mechuka Advance Landing Ground is located in Mechuka Valley in West Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh. It is the closest landing ground to the India-China border near the McMohan line.

IAF’s C-130J transport aircraft, Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets, NAVY P8-I search aircraft and a fleet of IAF and Army helicopters had been searching for the aircraft. ISRO satellites and unmanned drones were also involved in the search operations.

Teams from the Army, Navy and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) troops, supported by night-time sensors, besides policemen, local villagers and hunters worked through the night. The Air Force said the search area had been expanded despite challenges posed by vegetation, inhospitable terrain and poor weather.

On June 9, the Indian Air Force has also announced a reward of Rs 5 lakh for any information about the whereabouts of the aircraft.

Family members of the missing personnel have been put up in Assam so they can be kept informed of the search mission. Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, who has also stationed himself at Assam’s Jorhat air base to review the operation, interacted with the families of the officers and airmen onboard the aircraft.

Also Read: AN-32’s wreckage found in Arunachal Pradesh eight days after it went missing

On Saturday, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa had arrived in Jorhat to take stock of the operations and to meet the families of the missing men.

Antonov An-32 is a Russian-origin tactical transport aircraft that has been in service since 1984. It is a twin-engined military transport aircraft that can fly up to four hours without refuelling. Having undergone several upgrades, AN-32 has been a trustworthy workhorse for the IAF for many years and is designed for extensive use.

Ahead of the latest crash, the AN-32’s safety record has been blemished by two fatal crashes over the last decade. In July 2016, an AN-32 went down in the Bay of Bengal with 29 people on board. Neither the aircraft nor its wreckage was found. A decade ago, an AN-32 crashed in West Siang of Arunachal Pradesh killing all 13 men on board. The wreckage of that plane was spotted by a search team at over 12,000ft above sea level, more than 24 hours after it went down.

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West Bengal train ticket examiner collapses after live wire falls on him, video viral | Watch

The Senior DCM of Kharagpur, while talking to the media, also expounded on the conversation and stated that a probe has been ordered into the matter to find the genesis of the incident. According to reports, the officials suspect that the wire which caused the incident might have snapped after it came in contact with another live wire.

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West Bengal train ticket examiner

A spine-chilling video has come to light from West Bengal’s Kharagpur railway station, where two Train ticker examiners (TT3) were conversing, and out of the blue, a live wire fell on one. One of the two TTEs was able to save himself and step away from the area of impact, whereas, the other one wasn’t so lucky as the man comes in direct contact where the live wire fell on him.

In the video, two TTE’s can be seen conversing on the platform of the Kharagpur railway station and out of the blue, a live wire can be seen falling on one of the man which electrocuted the man which led to him collapsing and falling down the platform and onto the train tracks.

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The video also shows the man conversing with the victim prior to the live wire fall, being taken aback by what transpired as he narrowly escapes from it. The man can also be seen holding on to his hat as he dashes away from the the live wire.

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According to reports, the man was identified as Sujan Singh Sardar and upon witnessing the incident, the railway officials rushed to the victim and took him to the hospital. The man was reportedly reached stable state.

Authorities action

The Senior DCM of Kharagpur, while talking to the media, also expounded on the conversation and stated that a probe has been ordered into the matter to find the genesis of the incident. According to reports, the officials suspect that the wire which caused the incident might have snapped after it came in contact with another live wire.

Twitter reaction

After the video of the incident went viral one user came forward to remark on the incident and claimed the blood to be in the hands of the government, stauchly implyin that what caused the incident is the negligence of the government.

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Maharashtra-Karnataka Border Row: MVA MPs meet Amit Shah, protest outside Maharashtra Bank in Bengaluru

Members of the Namma Karnataka Sena staged a vigorous protest against the Maharashtra government outside the bank located in Gandhinagar.

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Home Minister Amit Shah is having a meeting with MPs of Mahavikas Aghadi in Delhi on the issue of border dispute between Maharashtra-Karnataka. It is reported that a team of MVA MPs led by Supriya Sule has come to meet the Home Minister. Apart from the ongoing dispute between the two states, other issues of Maharashtra are also likely to be discussed in this meet.

On the other hand, there is news of a vigorous demonstration outside Maharashtra Bank in Bengaluru regarding the border dispute. Reportedly, members of the Namma Karnataka Sena staged a vigorous protest against the Maharashtra government outside the bank located in Gandhinagar. Bengaluru police has also detained several of them.

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Last week the border dispute between Karnataka and Maharashtra had taken a violent turn. Following a protest in Belagavi by an organization called Karnataka Rakshana Vedike, trucks with Maharashtra number plates were stopped, vandalised and black ink was applied on them. Several trucks were also pelted with stones.

Reportedly, Belgaum city is at the center of this dispute. Maharashtra has consistently claimed that this Marathi-majority region was wrongfully given to Kannada-majority Karnataka in the language-based reorganization of states in the 1960s. Karnataka has recently resumed its claim on some villages in Maharashtra, triggering a fresh round of acrimony, despite the fact that BJP is the only party in power in both these states.

Several political leaders of Maharashtra are asking for Centre’s intervention now. NCP chief Sharad Pawar even said that if Karnataka CM, Basavaraj Bommai is going to make provocative statements, then the Centre should intervene. He also requested Maharastra MPs to take a delegation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, since the winter session of the Parliament is beginning tomorrow.

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Bhupendra Patel will continue as the Chief Minister of Gujarat. PM Narendra Modi, home minister Amit Shah will attend Patel’s swearing-in ceremony.

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Gujarat Elections 2022

Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel is all set to take oath and begin his second term. Reportedly, BJP is planning to organize a grand swearing-in ceremony at the Gandhinagar assembly helipad ground on December 12. State BJP president C R Paatil said the ceremony will begin at 2pm.

He even revealed that Bhupendra Patel will continue as the Chief Minister of Gujarat. It is being told that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, home minister Amit Shah and several top BJP leaders will attend Bhupendra Patel’s swearing-in ceremony.

Congress on getting confined to North Gujarat

On the other hand, Congress has broken silence on their crushing defeat in Gujarat. Congress leader are trying to at lest stay positive on Twitter and on camera, as they said that the grand old party is busy celebrating their win in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat loss will be seen as a lesson. Moreover, Congress is also likely to lose the post of the Leader of Opposition in the state.

Rahul Gandhi’s Congress barely managed to win 17 seats in Gujarat. This is severely down from its tally of 77 in the 2017 elections. This is also the worst performance of the Congress in Gujarat. Experts are blaming Congress’s silent, localised door-to-door campaign for a near evaporation of the party. 

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AAP gains national party tag

However, at least Congress was able to win seats in North Gujarat and win Himachal Election but despite several campaigns the election results have come as a disappointment to the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party. AAP could not draw enough voters and had to settle for 5 seats in its debut elections in Gujarat and worst to their fears the party drew a blank in Himchal Pradesh.  

But Contrary to how things may appear, AAP has a lot to look forward. Yes! the party may have only won MCD elections but did manage to leave an impression despite its single-digit tally in the state. Winning 5 seats, Aam Aadmi Party has dared to breach the fortress of PM Modi and Amit Shah in Gujarat.

With its government in two states and one Corporation under its fold, Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party. now ranks third after the BJP and Congress, leaving behind all other regional parties.

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