Supreme Court on Friday sought a response from Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Alok Verma on the report of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) over corruption allegations against him.
The apex court directed the CBC to hand over the report to Verma in a sealed cover and ordered that confidentiality of the document be maintained. November 20 has been fixed as the next date of hearing by Supreme Court.
While dictating the order he said, “We are of the view that at this stage we...
Former Indian women's captain Mithali Raj who scored back to back fifties in the ongoing ICC Women's World T20 as India successfully beat Ireland by 52-runs at the Providence Stadium, Guyana on Thursday.
It is learnt that Mithali Raj has now became India's highest scorer in T20I format (including men and women) with 2283 runs under her belt. The former Indian captain has left behind India's men team skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma who have 2102 and 2207 T20-runs respectively.
The National Press Day (NPD) is celebrated every year on November 16 as a symbol of a free and responsible press in India.
Portuguese were the first Europeans who introduced the printing press in India. Today, over the last 250 years, the press has come to occupy an undisputed position as the fourth and the strongest pillar of modern India. The modern press marked its beginning only after the advent of European Civilization in the country.
The media is, in the ultimate analysis, the culmination...
Activist Trupti Desai, who wanted to enter Kerala's Sabarimala temple was blocked by hundreds of protesters at the Kochi airport since she landed at 4:30 am on Friday.
The protesters, who staunchly support the restrictions on women of menstrual age to enter the temple despite the Supreme Court ending the ban in a landmark order in September, said that they will not permit Trupti Desai and her six colleagues to step out of the airport. Taxi drivers say they will not take the visitors anywhere.
Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh broke the internet with their happy wedding photos after getting married in a Konkani ceremony followed by a Sindhi ceremony on Thursday night.
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India’s ace tennis player Sania Mirza celebrated her 32nd Birthday on November 15.
Born to parents Imran Mirza, a sports journalist and Naseema, a homemaker, Sania was brought up in a Muslim family in Hyderabad. She started playing tennis at the tender age of six.
Through her tennis career, Sania has had notable victories over famous players such as Svetlana Kuznetsova, Vera Zvonareva, Marion Bartoli, Martina Hingis, Dinara Safina and Victoria Azarenka.
Sania Mirza is the only Indian woman...
British Airways Plane Catches Fire In Las Vegas, 2 Injured
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September 9 , 2015 , 07:58 IST
An engine on a London-bound British Airways jet caught fire Tuesday while the plane was preparing to take off from Las Vegas, shooting flames from the side of the jumbo jet and forcing passengers to escape on emergency slides.
[caption id="attachment_122959" align="aligncenter" width="700"] In this photo taken from the view of a plane window, smoke billows out from a plane that caught fire at McCarren International Airport, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in Las Vegas. An engine on the British Airways plane caught fire before takeoff, forcing passengers to escape on emergency slides. (Eric Hays via AP)[/caption]
Billowing black smoke and orange flames could be seen pouring from under the plane's wings, sending passengers fleeing quickly from the aircraft and across the tarmac before about 50 firefighters doused the aircraft in minutes.
The 159 passengers and 13 crew members on board got off the plane, McCarran International Airport spokesman Chris Jones said. The airport reported on its official Twitter account that two passengers were taken to a hospital for minor injuries. Fire officials said paramedics on the scene were also evaluating some passengers.
Reggie Bügmüncher, of Philadelphia, said she was charging her phone and waiting at a gate for her flight when she heard people saying, "Oh, my God." She looked out the window and could see "bursts of flames coming out of the middle of the plane."
"Everyone ran to the windows and people were standing on their chairs, looking out, holding their breath with their hands over their mouths," Bügmüncher said.
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The plane's emergency slides were deployed a few moments later and passengers quickly got off the plane. She said it was a "bit more orderly" than she would have expected given the dramatic nature of the fire and smoke.
[caption id="attachment_122960" align="alignleft" width="512"] Casinos along the Las Vegas Strip can be seen behind a plane that caught fire at McCarren International Airport, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, in Las Vegas. An engine on the British Airways plane caught fire before takeoff. (AP Photo/John Locher)[/caption]
Firefighters stationed at the airport reached the plane two minutes after getting reports of flames, and within another three minutes, everyone inside the plane had escaped.
After firefighters extinguished the flames, emergency vehicles could be seen surrounding the aircraft, which was left a sooty gray from the smoke and fire retardant.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said the plane's left engine caught fire and an investigation was under way. The National Transportation Safety Board was collecting information about the incident, said Eric Weiss, a spokesman for the agency in Washington.
Clark County Deputy Fire Chief Jon Klassen said the cause of the fire wasn't clear yet, but the fire didn't appear to breach the cabin.
One of the airport's runways was shut down, but operations continued on the other three runways, officials said.
The Boeing 777-200 was bound for Gatwick Airport near London.
British Airways spokeswoman Caroline Titmuss didn't answer questions about the incident in an email exchange but said "safety is always our priority."
Titmuss said in an email that the airline was "looking after customers" but didn't elaborate. She said the airline would release more information later.
Las Vegas' airport is the ninth-busiest in the U.S. and had nearly 43 million passengers last year. The airport has been taking steps to accommodate more international travelers seeking direct flights to Europe and Asia, including adding new gates to accommodate wide-body double-decker jets.