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Fire breaks out in Bengaluru-Howrah Duronto Express in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor district, rescue underway

The incident took place when the train was approaching Kuppam Station in the Chittoor district at around 12:50 pm.

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Fire breaks out in Bengaluru-Howrah Duronto Express in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district, rescue underway

A fire broke out in a bogie of the Bengaluru-Howrah Express train in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday. The incident took place when the train was approaching Kuppam Station in the Chittoor district at around 12:50 pm. The train was on its way to Kolkata from Bengaluru.

People immediately informed the police after they saw smoke emitting from the bogie. Local police, along with the firefighters, hurriedly reached the spot to extinguish the fire. The passengers were stuck inside the train. The police carried out the evacuation process. The rescue operation is underway.

The visuals of the incident show smoke billowing from a Duronto Express coach and passengers were seen rushing out of it. Authorities from the railway were seen analyzing the issue. The railways clarified later that it was not a case of fire but just smoke in the brakes.

According to the reports, the train had departed from Sir M Visvesvaraya Terminal in Bengaluru when one of the bogies of the Duronto Express train suffered brake binding and released smoke as a result of friction on the brake block.

Southern Western Railways issued a statement that reads, On train no 12246, Sir M Visvesvaraya Terminal – Howrah Duronto Express while approaching Kuppam Station, Chittoor Dist (Bengaluru Division/SWR) the Train Manager (Guard) noticed smoke coming in from one of the coaches at about 12.50 hrs. This is not a fire accident, but a case of brake binding. The on board staff attended it immediately, and the train started at 13.36 hrs, read a clarification by the railways.

No casualties have been reported.

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63 passengers placed on No Fly List in last one year, says Ministry of Civil Aviation

The majority of passengers who have been placed on the No Fly List were either not wearing masks or not cooperating with crew members onboard.

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No Fly List

The Ministry of Civil Aviation on Monday said a total of 63 passengers have been placed on the No Fly List on the last one year.

The decision was taken by the airline’s Internal Committee, constituted in accordance with Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR), Section 3-Air Transport, Series M, and Part VI titled Handling of unruly/disruptive passengers.

In a written reply by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation Gen Dr VK Singh to a question in Rajya Sabha today, the ministry also informed that these include two incidents of urinating that came to the notice of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation in the last one year.

The reply also mentioned that the majority of passengers who have been placed on the No Fly List were either not wearing masks or not cooperating with crew members onboard. The Ministry also informed that necessary action was taken by the DGCA for non-compliance to applicable regulations against specific incidents related to urination.

The DGCA imposed a Financial Penalty of Rs 30,00,000 on Air India for the urinating incident that took place on flight AI-102, flying from New York to New Delhi in business class in November last year.

Moreover, a Financial Penalty of Rs 3,00,000 was also imposed on the Director Flight services of Air India and the license of the pilot in command has also been suspended for three months.

In another urinating incident on Air India AI-142 flight from Paris to New Delhi, a Financial Penalty of Rs 10,00,000 has been imposed on the airlines by DGCA.

In November last year, Shankar Mishra, the man who peed on his co-passenger in the business class of an Air India flight, was arrested by Delhi Police in Bengaluru. Mishra was recently granted bail by a Delhi Court in a surety bond of Rs 1 lakh.

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Indian Navy: Successful landing of Light Combat Aircraft on INS Vikrant | See Photos

With the delivery of Vikrant, India has joined a select group of countries that have the capability to design and build an indigenous aircraft carrier.

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Indian Navy: Successful landing of Light Combat Aircraft on INS Vikrant | See Photos

The Indian Navy achieved a historic milestone on Monday in the direction of self-reliant India. Navy pilots successfully landed Light Combat Aircraft LCA (Navy) on INS Vikrant. This also Demonstrates India’s capability to design, develop, build and operate an indigenous aircraft carrier with indigenous fighter aircraft.

India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh shared the photos of Light Combat Aircrafts landing on INS Vikrant and said that after INS Vikrant, work on second indigenous aircraft carrier has started. Make in India in the field of defense products, defense exports from the country has also increased by 334 percent in the last five years, as told by Rajnath Singh.

For the unversed, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inducted the country’s first indigenously built aircraft carrier (IAAC) into the Navy on September 2. The aircraft carrier was received by the Indian Navy from CSL on July 28 after successfully completing the fourth and final phase of sea trials.

Fighter jets have been brought to the aircraft carrier. It is ready to operate MiG-29K fighter aircraft, Kamov-31 helicopters and MH-60R multi-role helicopters. Moreover, with the delivery of Vikrant, India has joined a select group of countries that have the capability to design and build an indigenous aircraft carrier.

Designed by the Directorate of Naval Design (DND), a branch of the Indian Navy, this aircraft carrier was built by the public sector company CSL.

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Karnataka: PM Narendra Modi inaugurates HAL helicopter factory in Tumakuru, unveils Light Utility Helicopter

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and State Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai were also present during the occasion.

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Karnataka: PM Narendra Modi inaugurates HAL helicopter factory in Tumakuru, unveils Light Utility Helicopter

Prime Minister Modi inaugurated a helicopter factory of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) at Tumakuru in Karnataka today. During this event, he also unveiled the Light Utility Helicopter. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and State Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai were also present during the occasion. PM Modi also laid the foundation stone of development projects.

Karnataka strengthens the great Indian tradition of knowledge and science, PM Modi

In his address after the inauguration of the factory, PM Modi said that Karnataka has empowered the great Indian tradition of spirituality, knowledge and science. He added that Siddaganga Math also has a big role to play in this. With the blessings of the saints today, projects worth hundreds of crores of rupees have been inaugurated and the foundation stone has ben laid, providing employment to the youth of Karnataka, providing facilities to the villagers and women, strengthening the country’s army and Made in India, quoted the PM.

Karnataka is the land of young talent and young innovation, PM Modi

PM Modi further added and said that Karnataka is the land of young talent and young innovation. From drone manufacturing to making Tejas fighter planes, the world is witnessing the strength of Karnataka’s manufacturing sector. Hundreds of helicopters are going to be built in Tumkuru in the coming time and this will result in a business of about Rs 4 lakh crore.

He also said that when such manufacturing factories are set up, the strength of Indian army does not only increases, but thousands of employment and self-employment opportunities are also created. Today there are hundreds of such weapons and defense equipment, which are being manufactured in India and are being used by our forces. Today, from modern assault rifles to tank-vessels, aircraft carriers for the Navy, helicopters, fighter jets, transport aircraft, India is making itself, said the Prime Minister of India.

Targeted the opposition

PM Modi further targeted the opposition and said that it is HAL which has been used as an excuse to level various false allegations against our government. Today this helicopter factory of HAL, the growing power of HAL is exposing many old liars and false accusers. The investment made in the aerospace sector in the last 8-9 years has been 5 times that in the 15 years before 2014. “Today, we are not only giving Made in India weapons to our army, but our defense exports have increased manifold as compared to 2014,” said PM Modi

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