Defence ministry nod to women as IAF fighter pilots (Lead)

New Delhi, Oct 24 ,  The defence ministry has approved an Indian Air Force proposal to induct women as fighter pilots, and the first batch would be commissioned in the IAF in June 2016, an official said.

“The ministry of defence approves induction of women into the fighter (combat) stream,” defence…

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Organisers in a fix over housing 'world's tallest Durga idol'

 Kolkata, Oct 24 , The Durga Puja organisers who put up the “world’s tallest Durga idol” here are in fix. With the festival at its fag end, the Deshapriya Park Puja committee members are hunting for the ideal location to house the 88-foot-high exhibit.

The highly-publicised cement…

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NDA to win, Nitish Kumar to resign on November 8: Amit Shah

Patna, Oct 24, BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday exuded confidence that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar would step down from his position following BJP-led NDA achieving two-third majority after the ongoing five-phased Bihar assembly polls.

“BJP-led NDA is coming to power in Bihar and chief minister…

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Kejriwal visits Golden Temple, appeals for peace in Punjab

Amritsar, Oct 24 , Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday paid obeisance at the Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as the Golden Temple, here and said “no one could live in peace after insulting holy scriptures”.

Stating that he prayed for “return of peace” in Punjab, which is witnessing protests in…

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Sangeet Natak Akademi delegation meets PM

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) A day after the conferment of Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards, a delegation of artistes from the national academy met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Saturday.

The delegation included Birju Maharaj, Vishwamohan Bhatt, Ajoy Chakravarty, Aruna Sairam and Atul Tiwari.

“A delegation of artistes from…

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