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The Delhi-bound SpiceJet airplane following its emergency landing after it caught fire mid-air, at Jai Prakash Narayan Airport, in Patna (Photo: PTI)

"During boarding at Delhi, one passenger behaved in an unruly and inappropriate manner, harassing and causing disturbance to cabin crew. The crew informed PIC (Pilot In Command) and security staff of the same. The said passenger and a co-passenger, who were travelling together, were offloaded and handed over to the security team," the airline said in a statement.

Ahead of the Republic Day, the Delhi Police on Monday banned the flying of sub-conventional aerial vehicles over the national capital for security and safety reasons.

Delhi Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora issued the order, prohibiting the flying of aerial vehicles such as para-gliders, para-motors, hang-gliders, UAVs, UASs, microlight aircraft, remotely-piloted aircraft, hot air balloons, small-sized powered aircraft, quadcopters or even by para-jumping from aircraft till February 15.

Delhi Lt Governor V K Saxena on Monday inaugurated 13 multipurpose vehicles equipped with anti-fog sprinklers and anti-clogging facilities to clean the city's streets.

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, who the opposition has alleged to be very biased, said today that he has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and informed him that he wants to be "discharged of all political responsibilities", in a surprise decision, reports NDTV

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PM Modi prioritizing energy sector in Northeast,says Hardeep Puri

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always prioritised the energy sector of the North East, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said here on Monday.
The prime minister's priority is to put the region in the high growth trajectory and as such he is putting great emphasis on the energy sector, Puri said while participating at the run-up to the India Energy Week event here tonight.


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Warning letter to be sent to Odisha CM if ineligible people not removed from PMAY list: BJP

The opposition BJP in Odisha said on Monday that a a 'Chetavni Patra' (letter of warning) would soon be issued to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik over the "irregularities" in the implementation of a central housing scheme.
Alleging that about three lakh ineligible people figure in the list of 9.5 lakh beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) scheme, BJP state general secretary Prithivraj Harichandan said "political leanings were taken into account" while preparing it.
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EU widens Iran sanctions list in response to crackdown

The European Union on Monday imposed sanctions on dozens of Iranian officials and organizations, including a government minister, regional governors and lawmakers, suspected in the security crackdown on protestors, but did not add Iran's Revolutionary Guard to its terror group blacklist.
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Pakistan was scared of only one Indian leader - Balasaheb Thackeray: Maha CM

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Monday paid rich tributes to Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray, saying he was the only Indian leader that Pakistan feared and though the late politician espoused the cause of Hindutva, he never hated the Muslim community. Speaking at the inauguration of an oil portrait of Bal Thackeray in the central hall of Maharashtra legislative building in south Mumbai on the occasion of his 97th birth anniversary, he said the Sena founder never compromised on his values to gain power.
10:38 PM

Rajasthan govt signs agreements for investment worth Rs 1.36 trillion

The Rajasthan government on Monday signed agreements for investment worth Rs 1.36 trillion in the state.
The investment was committed under Invest Rajasthan, which was held in October last year.
10:37 PM

Counter-strategy being chalked out to tackle terror threat in Jammu region: Jitendra Singh

Following terror attacks in different parts of Jammu region that left seven people dead and several injured this month, Union minister Jitendra Singh on Monday said a counter-strategy is being worked out to tackle the threat.
Talking to reporters on the sidelines of BJP's state working committee meeting in Kathua district, Singh assured of decisive action against the perpetrators of the terror attacks.
10:30 PM

Congress appeals to Nagaland voters to elect its candidates in Assembly election

The Congress on Monday urged the people of Nagaland to elect its candidates in the February 27 state Assembly election by voting against the present "politically corrupt and opportunistic" government.
Addressing a press conference at Congress Bhavan here, AICC media coordinator Mahima Singh claimed that in 2007 when the Congress ruled the Centre, foundation stone had been laid for Nagaland's own high court building besides Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura.
10:25 PM

Nitin Gadkari inaugurates highway projects worth Rs 6,800 crore in MP

Union minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated highway projects worth Rs 6,800 crore in Orchha, Madhya Pradesh.
The 28 national highway projects has a total length of 550 km.
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Apple's handset exports from India reach USD 1 billion in December: IT Secretary

iPhone maker Apple is not only manufacturing mobile phones for India but it exported handsets worth USD 1 billion as of December, a senior government official said on Monday.
While speaking at The Business 20 (B20), the official G20 dialogue forum with the global business community, Electronics and IT Secretary Alkesh Kumar Sharma said that a number of schemes have been introduced to transform India from a service nation to a product nation.
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Modi govt has failed to fulfil promises made to people, says Sachin Pilot

Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Monday accused the Narendra Modi government of not fulfilling the promises it had made to people in the run-up to its election.
He said the Congress will make people aware about the government's failures by visiting villages and hamlets
10:13 PM

Jaishankar hails Vajpayee's handling of diplomatic situation post 1998 nuclear tests

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday lauded then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's handling of the diplomatic situation following the nuclear tests in 1998 and said that within a space of two years India had engaged all the major countries of the world.
Presiding over the third Atal Bihari Vajpayee memorial lecture that was delivered by former Singaporean diplomat Bilahari Kausikan here, Jaishankar also hailed Vajpayee's stint as an external affairs minister, and his role in strengthening India's ties with the US and Russia
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Emergency credit guarantee scheme helped save 14.6 lakh MSMEs: Report

The emergency credit line guarantee scheme (ECLGS), launched during Covid to help small businesses tide over losses due to lockdowns, has helped save at least 14.6 lakh MSMEs which benefited from Rs 2.2 lakh crore in additional credit, a report said on Monday.
According to an SBI Research analysis, this additional credit flow has saved around 12 per cent of the outstanding MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) credit from slipping into NPAs. In terms of people, it saved the livelihood of at least 6.6 crore people, the report said.
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No 'Mahabharat' between govt, judiciary as is being projected by some, no problem among us: Rijiju

There can be a difference of opinion between the government and the judiciary but that does not mean the two are attacking each other and a "Mahabharat" is going on as is being projected by some, Law Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Monday, asserting there is "no problem among us".
9:57 PM

Uddhav targets BJP, says efforts on to take country towards dictatorship under guise of Hindutva

Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray on Monday targeted former ally BJP saying it is trying to take the country towards dictatorship through the "sham" Hindutva.
Without naming BJP, he said they want to have an "iron grip" on India and referred to China.

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Uddhav targets BJP, says efforts on to take country towards dictatorship under guise of Hindutva

Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray on Monday targeted former ally BJP saying it is trying to take the country towards dictatorship through the "sham" Hindutva.
Without naming BJP, he said they want to have an "iron grip" on India and referred to China.

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First Published: Jan 23 2023 | 11:00 AM IST

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