Mid-air collision averted over Kolkata skies

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Two passenger flights with 350 people on board came close to a mid-air collision over Kolkata on Monday before the planes pulled apart after being alerted by the on-board collision warning system. An inquiry has been ordered into the incident and two Air Traffic Control officials — a radar controller and a procedure controller — have been benched.

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39 lakh deaths in last 12 yrs were avoidable: Govt data

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NEW DELHI: All accidents are avoidable, but the Amritsar tragedy would rank among the most avoidable ones. If only organisers of the event had appealed to the people to get off the railway tracks, instead of lauding them for being there. If only the train could have been stopped or slowed. If only the effigy was lit a few minutes later. Any of these could have saved 59 lives on Friday evening. Ironically the count of avoidable deaths—classified as unnatural accidents by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)—is very high…

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Maulvi booked for molesting 11-yr-old girl

Vadodara: A maulvi was booked on Saturday for allegedly molesting and threatening an 11-year-old girl at Valan village in Vadodara district around three months back. A case of sexual harassment, criminal intimidation and violation of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act was registered at Karjan police station late on Friday night on the basis of the complaint against the accused, identified as Maulana Mauli Mushtaq, lodged by the girl’s father, who works as a scrap trader at Malegaon in Maharashtra. According to police, the girl and her sister…

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10 held for being drunk during immersions

Vadodara: Ten revellers were nabbed in an inebriated condition by Navapura police during immersion of Durga Puja idol near Siddhnath pond on Friday night. Police said that the 10 persons had joined the immersion procession after consuming alcohol at their homes. When the procession was passing through Patthargate area, they started shouting and made bawdy comments. Police sources said that at one moment the locals and the group even got into arguments which could have snowballed into clashes. But the police were informed about the behaviour of accused and soon…

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SSNNL to make weir to protect aqueduct of canal

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Vadodara: Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited (SSNNL) plans to build a weir or a wall near aqueduct of Narmada main canal that passes from Bodeli to avoid sand erosion which may pose danger to the concrete structure. The SSNNL has asked Gujarat Engineering Research Institute to undertake study about the feasibility of building a weir or a boulder wall in the bed of Orsang river to protect the aqueduct from any damage. The move had come after the depth of the riverbed had increased leading to exposure of foundation piles…

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Cash, ornaments worth Rs 7L stolen from bungalow

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Vadodara: Burglars targeted a realtor’s house near Urmi crossroads in Akota in the wee hours of Saturday and escaped with cash and ornaments worth Rs 7 lakh. Complainant Bankim Shah, his wife and child on the second floor of the house while his elderly aged parents were on the first floor. According to police, Shah received a call from his father around 4 am informing that his bedroom has been locked from outside. Shah then went downstairs to open the door, but he realized that lights in the living room…

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‘Hang killer of my daughter,’ demands toddler’s father

Surat/Patna: The father of the three-year-old girl, allegedly raped and murdered by Anil Yadav, 22, arrested by a team of Surat crime branch in a joint operation with Bihar police from Maniya village of Buxar district in Bihar on Friday, wants him to be hanged till death. “I am happy that Yadav has been arrested. We want him to be hanged till death,” said the father of the deceased girl. Yadav had kidnapped the child from outside her house at around 8.30pm on October 14. The accused lived on ground…

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Man murdered in Pandesara

Surat: Four persons were booked at Pandesara police station for murdering a 25-year-old man on Friday night. The accused and the deceased have criminal background, police said. Police booked Manoj alias Manoj Maliya and Riyadalai along with two unidentified persons for the murder. Surjapnachu Shetty, a resident of Punit Nagar in Pandesara, lodged the complaint after his son Shambhu was stabbed to death by the accused. Shetty alleged in his complaint that the accused used to demand Rs40,000 from him for doing business in Pandesara. Shetty refused to pay them…

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