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Maharashtra Farmer Buys Helicopter Worth Rs 30 Cr To Scout For Cows, Buffaloes

Thane: On Monday, when a blue-coloured helicopter landed in a cloud of dust in an open ground in Vadpe village near Bhiwandi in Maharashtra, virtually the entire village ran out to gawk at it and welcome its owner Janardhar Bhoir. Bhoir, 55, a down-to-earth farmer-cum-builder-cum-entrepreneur, but with high-flying ambitions, has invested in a chopper to […]

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Poll official suspended for checking PM's chopper in Sambalpur

Bhubaneswar: The Election Commission on Wednesday suspended a General Observer for allegedly checking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s helicopter in Odisha’s Sambalpur on Tuesday. Mohammed Mohsin was suspended with immediate effect for acting contrary to the instructions of the Commission concerning SPG protectees and will be posted at Sambalpur till further orders, a poll panel letter […]

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Dharmendra Pradhan engages in verbal spat with cops; video goes viral  

Bhubaneswar: A video showing Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan engaging in a verbal spat with police officials at Burla in Sambalpur after landing at the MCL helipad yesterday has gone viral. According to sources, some police officials wanted to inspect the helicopter in which Pradhan had arrived. Subsequently, a heated argument broke out between the Union […]

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Op-Ed: Pique replaces common sense in ‘copter row'

One can only pity Puri SP Dr. Sarthak Sarangi. The poor man is taking all the flak for a decision which he, left to himself, would perhaps never have taken. He would have known that the decision to seal the IMFA hangar at the Biju Patnaik airport and three helicopters belonging to the company on […]

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Odisha govt failed to tackle flood situation after Titli: Opposition

Bhubaneswar: With situation in several districts of Odisha still remaining vulnerable due to floods that followed cyclonic storm Titli, the Opposition has criticised the inefficient measures of the state government alleging that despite IMD forecast on October 9 on Titli and the subsequent flood situation in Odisha, the government failed to tackle the situation. BJP […]

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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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Chopper Row: Support for Jay Panda pours in, CM’s effigy burnt in Kendrapara

Kendrapara: Support continued to pour in for former Kendrapara MP, Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda for the second day today after he was falsely dragged into controversy over flying of a helicopter over Chilika lake. Terming it as a ‘conspiracy’, locals of Jagannathpur village under Patakura panchayat today staged a demonstration at Garadapur. Locals alleged that the […]

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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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Helicopter crashes near Afghan army base

Kabul: A helicopter crashed on Sunday near an Afghan army base in Balkh province, a military spokesman said. “The incident occurred at 7.55 a.m. near army Corps 209 Shaheen on the outskirts of provincial capital Mazar-i-Sharif. The chopper crashed shortly after taking off from the base and an investigation has been launched into the incident,” […]

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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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Executive Engineer suspended for delay in arrival of CM’s chopper

Koraput/Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today placed under suspension Biranchi Mohanty, Executive Engineer, Works department, for gross dereliction of duty resulting in the delay in the arrival of chief minister’s helicopter at Kotpad in Koraput district. Informing this to the media in the state capital this evening, Works secretary Nalinikanta Pradhan said Mohanty had provided wrong […]