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Tag: Chopper

Odisha CM's chopper diverted to Jeypore due to 'bad weather'

Koraput: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s chopper which was scheduled to land in Lanjigarh today morning was diverted and made a landing at Jeypore airstrip due to bad weather, the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) informed. The CMO also refuted reports that it was not an emergency landing. Later CM Naveen travelled to Rayagada and addressed a […]

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Jay Panda appeals release of choppers to help cyclone-affected

Bhubaneswar: Concerned over the vulnerable situation in flood-hit areas in the State, former Parliamentarian Baijayant Jay Panda again took to Twitter today and appealed Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to direct the police to unseal the hangar and release at least two of the three helicopters so that those can be used for relief and rescue […]

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Pakistani helicopter violates Indian air space

Jammu: A Pakistani helicopter violated Indian air space today in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch sector but a Defence Ministry spokesman said it was likely a civilian chopper. Spokesman Lt Colonel Devender Anand said here that the Pakistani chopper, flying very high, committed the violation at 12.10 p.m. Indian troops fired at the helicopter with small […]

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81 airlifted from Himachal; over 1,000 persons rescued

Shimla: The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Friday resumed its rescue operation on the fourth day and airlifted 81 people, including six foreigners, from Himachal Pradesh’s snow-marooned Lahaul Valley. The rescue operation was hampered in the afternoon owing to the onset of snowfall in the high hills. Over 1,000 persons, including 30 foreigners, have been […]

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Jay Panda had taken permission & given flight plan: BPI Airport Director

Bhubaneswar: After former MP Baijayant Panda’s helicopter and hangar were seized at the Bhubaneswar airport on charges of flying in “no flying zone” over Chilika lake, Director of the BPI Airport SC Hota today stated that the former MP had taken permission from the airport authorities along with a proper flight plan. Hota said, “We […]

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Brazen attempt by State govt to handicap my movement: Jay Panda on helicopter seizure

Bhubaneswar: After an FIR was filed by state government officials in connection with a helicopter flying over the ‘No Flying Eco Sensitive Zone’ of Chilika Lake, police on Monday seized the helicopter of former MP Baijayant Panda. However, Panda termed the action a vindictive attempt by the ‘third floor’ of the State secretariat to curtail […]

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Helicopter flying over Chilika: CDA authorities file FIR

Ganjam: Assistant Conservator of Forests of the Chilika Development Authority (CDA), Binod Acharya lodged an FIR today at Marine Police Station in Arakhkuda in connection with a chopper flying over the ‘No Flying Eco Sensative Zone’ in Chilika Lake. According to reports, a chopper was spotted by some of fishermen in the area on September […]

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Congress seeks clarification on Odisha CM's Rs 26.55cr chopper ride expenses

Bhubaneswar: Amidst the controversy stirred by a letter from Odisha government seeking clarification on Governor’s chopper expenses, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president, Niranjan Patnaik sought an explanation from the Chief Minister on his Rs 26.55 crore expenditure pertaining to helicopter rides by him and his party members in last 3 years. Niranjan took to […]

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Close shave for Fadnavis as overloaded chopper force-lands

Nashik: A helicopter carrying Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis force-landed soon after take-off from here on Saturday as it was “overloaded”, officials said. The incident occurred at around 9.30 a.m., when Fadnavis, accompanied by Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan and others were travelling from Nashik to Aurangabad, the Minister’s aide Santosh Bari said. “As it […]

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Tech glitch in chopper delays CM’s Kandhamal visit

Bhubaneswar: A technical glitch in the helicopter has delayed Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’ visit to Kandhamal district today. As per the latest report, air engineers and technical experts have been engaged to resume the service. Patnaik will visit Kandhamal district today to inaugurate a slew of projects. He was supposed to lay foundation stones and […]

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