Air China flight forced to land for ‘security’ reason

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BEIJING: State media and aviation authorities say an Air China flight was forced to make a landing in central China for an unspecified “public security” reason and that all passengers made it safely off the plane. China Central Television says on its official account on the microblog Weibo.com that Air China Flight 1350 took off at 8:40am on Sunday from the city of Changsha in Hunan province heading for Beijing, but landed in Zhengzhou city at 10am due to an “illegal interference.” CCTV’s post includes an image of what appears…

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Darkest hour: Ex-bureaucrats to PM Modi on rapes

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Amid growing public outrage over the Kathua and Unnao incidents, a collective of retired civil servants has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling this is a “moment of existential crisis” in which the government’s response would determine whether the nation could “overcome the crisis of constitutional values, of governance and the ethical order”.

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