WEST BENGAL Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, along with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, accompanied Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his aerial survey of the state s cyclone ravaged districts. The trio was the first to witness the destruction, as government officials were unable to access the districts even four days after Cyclone Amphan hit the state. In an exclusive chat with THE WEEK, Dhankhar talked about the devastation he witnessed and the difference in Banerjee s demeanour during the chopper ride. Edited excerpts:Post the aerial survey, what is your assessment of the destruction?
CALIFORNIA : An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology Bob Balaram has created a space chopper that will fly over the Martian skies.The Mars Helicopter created by him will ride to Mars this summer with NASA''s Perseverance rover. It is currently at Kennedy Space Center waiting to hitch a ride to the Red Planet this summer.
The security arrangements for US President Donald Trump''s maiden visit to India are underway on a war footing basis. Trump''s visit begins on Monday and all the security checks including the President''s private chopper, Trump''s private cars have been imported from US, and a seven tier security circle are in place to make the safety foolproof. Anti drone system
The Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, will travel with the agency ''s Mars 2020 rover mission, currently scheduled to launch in July 2020. This will be a solar system first and will pave the way for other autonomous and possibly human piloted flying machines on Mars. Susan Gorton, NASA ''s manager for the Revolutionary Vertical Lift Technology (RVLT) project said: ”Flying a heavier than air vehicle within Mars ' thin atmosphere has never been done before, and we 're excited our aeronautics experts could help with this important space mission.This first Mars Helicopter will serve as a technology demonstrator that, if successful, will enable future scientists to remotely explore regions of the planet ''s surface far from its mothership ''s landing site.
In 1989, three executives from Trump's casinos and two crew members were killed in a helicopter crash en route to Atlantic City. The chopper crashed in woodlands near the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey.A United Press International news wire published about the crash reported that sources said that Trump was supposed to be on the helicopter himself but at the last minute backed out. The same statement was also published by Newsday and on the cover of the New York Daily News.
Mohammed Mohsin, the IAS officer who had been suspended for ordering the inspection of the Prime Minister s helicopter, has said he will seek legal remedy to the Election Commission s recommendation of disciplinary action against him.On Thursday, the Central Administrative Tribunal had stayed the EC s earlier order suspending him for ordering the checking of the Prime Minister s helicopter in violation of norms for dealing with SPG protectees.
Election Commission of India. (File Photo: IANS)
CHANDIGARH: A General House meeting of the MC ended amid a ruckus and chaos today. The meeting started with no specific agenda and saw allegations and counter allegations by Congress and BJP councillors. It ended in 40 minutes.MUMBAI: Actor Akshay Kumar chose to ignore and walk away when he was questioned about not voting in the Lok Sabha elections here.
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Two Lifestar choppers were dispatched after being requested to airlift patients to area hospitals. The crash left multiple parties with serious injuries.Connecticut State Police are awaiting word on whether any of the injuries were fatal.
The statement has come amid speculations that the government may announce packages for farmers and poor and sops for middle class in the budget ahead of general polls.The investigative agencies have got fresh leads against Khaitan after the questioning of Christian Michel, an alleged middleman in the VVIP chopper deal with AgustaWestland, who was extradited by India from Dubai in December last.
Lower than expected sales in an auction of Pakistani government vehicles have dealt another early setback to new Prime Minister Imran Khan's populist vow to raise quick revenues through cost cutting, a campaign that has drawn both praise and ridicule.
Film23 Aug 2018A fashionable soiree to celebrate the blossoming of the tan hua cactus that happens only once a year, at night. A Versace bomber jacket while lounging at home and ensuring your children finish what 's on their plate, because "think of all the starving children in America ". A bachelor party featuring Miss World contestants on a container ship in the middle of the ocean with guests flown in on a squadron of $8 million Dauphin choppers. A welcome home party on the rooftop of the Marina Bay Sands hotel with the national synchronised swimming team performing in the infinity pool. A Rolex Daytona bought on a lark for the husband. Houses modelled on Donald Trump 's bathroom. A Garden of Eden wedding in which each guest waves hundreds of handcrafted butterflies and fireflies on artificial branches, highlighted with LEDs and the bride wades through a stream of water in a waterproof wedding dress to get to the groom.
The atmosphere of Mars is 100 times thinner than that of Earth and flying an autonomous chopper in that kind of air could prove extremely difficult. However, the agency, which has been working on this idea since 2013, has made all the necessary changes in the design of its chopper to attempt the flight. The altitude record for a helicopter flying here on Earth is about 40,000 feet. The atmosphere of Mars is only one percent that of Earth, so when our helicopter is on the Martian surface, it s already at the Earth equivalent of 100,000 feet up, Mimi Aung, Mars Helicopter project manager at JPL, said in a statement. To make it fly at that low atmospheric density, we had to scrutinize everything, make it as light as possible while being as strong and as powerful as it can possibly be.
The UFO was reportedly seen hovering in the sky until sunset. According to Daily Mail, it neatly exploded into two parts before disappearing into dust.An onlooker named Tarquin Millington Drake spotted the unknown object from a remote hideaway in Bardufoss Wolf Lodge. "We thought it was a chopper coming towards us a very bright light which came over the mountain and headed toward us then it turned and went past us," Millington told Daily Mail.
The prime minister said that he too wanted Mahatma Gandhi s India , one without the Congress. I also want Mahatma Gandhi s India, because when the country got freedom, Gandhi had said now we don t need the Congress . Congress free India is not Modi s idea, it is Gandhi s idea. That s what we want too. When you say you don t want New India, what you are saying is you need India of the Emergency. The India where newspapers were censored...Is that the India you want?
It s that time of the year again. Chinese hand choppers, online shopping addicts who promise to chop off a hand if they continue to buy things they don t need, are stuck even tighter to their smartphone, fishing for their favorite goods day and night until their shopping carts are full. People talk about the tricks in getting the most coupons form online retailers. Everyone is lurching around, waiting for the clock to strike zero o clock on Nov 11 so that they can throw money at their screens.
The Delhi government on Monday has told the Centre that it will pay for water sprinkling choppers to bring down pollution level during winters.After Diwali, the pollution level had reached hazardous level in the national capital. Despite Supreme Court's ban order on its sale in Delhi NCR, firecrackers were bursted.