Daily Archives: December 19, 2018

IAF shows its mastery in ‘airlift’

In an evaluation of the rapid airlift capability of the Indian Air Force at times of war and natural disasters, the Western Air Command (WAC) airlifted a record 463 tonnes of load from Chandigarh to airfields and drop-zones in the Ladakh region in a single wave on Tuesday. This was …

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Centre drafts child protection policy

A code of conduct for employees of all organisations and a declaration signed by them agreeing to ensure the safety of children are some of the provisions included in the Centre’s draft national child protection policy, prepared on the prodding of the Supreme Court in the wake of the Muzaffarpur …

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Natural calamities hit tourism sector

Visakhapatnam, now placed prominently in the tourism map of visitors from States such as West Bengal and Odisha, has two particular seasons when the footfalls grow phenomenally. One is during the Dasara or Durga puja period and the other in December, both before and after Christmas. This is the time …

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Mercury drops to 20° C in city

This is the lowest day temperature recorded this winter, say weathermen For the first time this year, the mercury levels in the city plummeted by about 6 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, forcing the denizens to pull their woollens out of the cupboards. After the city witnessed heavy rain triggered by …

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Centre may consider PPP mode for Calicut airport

With Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) bidding to operate, manage, and develop the Thiruvananthapuram airport, the Ministry of Civil Aviation may, according to sources, take a positive stance on the State government’s proposal to have a similar management for the Calicut airport. Sources said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has already …

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