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Black box of crashed Su-30 found

Guwahati, May 28 (IANS) A search and rescue team on Sunday reached the site along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh boundary where the IAF's Sukhoi 30 aircraft crashed and recovered its black box, a defence official said. However, there is no information about its two pilots. One of the search teams has reached the crash site located in a forest along the Assam- Arunachal Pradesh border and re...

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Ground parties yet to reach Su-30 wreckage in Assam

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) A day after the missing Sukhoi-30 fighter jet's wreckage was found, efforts by search and rescue teams to reach the spot have been hampered by inclement weather, rugged terrain with a steep gradient and thick foliage, defence sources said on Saturday. Indian Air Force (IAF) officials said the ground parties comprising IAF Special Force Garuds and Army's Para Spec...

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Government will not go back on its promise on black money: Modi

Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) Marking the third anniversary of his government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday vowed not to go back on the government's fight against black money and said he was ready to pay any price for that campaign. The first decision of our government was against black money... All those who have black money and benami property, their children drive most expensive m...

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Wreckage of missing Sukhoi located, no word on two pilots

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Three days after it went missing, the wreckage of a Sukhoi-30 fighter jet was found in a thick forest around 60 km from Tezpur in Assam on Friday, but there was no word on the two IAF pilots who were on board. The wreckage of the IAF Su-30 jet that went missing with two pilots onboard has been found in the thick forest around 60 km from Tezpur, Assam, where it lo...

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Modi inaugurates India's longest bridge near China border on 3rd anniversary

Dhola (Assam), May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the strategically crucial and India's longest 9.15-km river bridge connecting Assam and Arunachal Pradesh near the China border, and made a veiled attack on the previous Congress-led government for delaying its construction. Marking three years of the BJP-led central government, Modi named the bridge -- built...

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PM lays foundation of third IARI on Assam-Arunachal border

Gogamukh (Assam), May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday laid the foundation stone of the third Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) here in Assam. Addressing a huge public rally in Gogamukh in Assam's Dhemaji district, on the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border, Modi said his government has decided on 'Panch path' (Five Ways) for the overall development of northeastern...

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Dhola-Sadiya bridge a brainchild of Congress, says Tarun Gogoi

Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday attacked the BJP-led central government for trying to take credit for the newly constructed longest bridge on Lohit river in Assam, saying that it was the brainchild of the Congress. Today is one of the greatest days for the people of Assam as the India's longest and Asia's second longest Dhola-Sadiya bridge is ina...

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Wreckage of missing Sukhoi-30 found, no trace of pilots

Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) The wreckage of a Sukhoi-30 fighter jet that went missing on May 23 after taking off from Tezpur airbase in Assam has been found though there was yet no information about its two pilots, IAF sources said on Friday. The wreckage has been found close to the last known position of the aircraft at a place that has dense foliage, an India Air Force officer said.

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China says ready to help India trace missing Sukhoi jet

Beijing, May 26 (IANS) China said it is ready to help India if it asks for assistance in the search for the missing Sukhoi-30 fighter jet and two pilots, even as the wreckage was found on Friday. There was however no trace of the two Indian Air Force pilots who went down with the aircraft on Tuesday. So far, we have not received any request from the Indian government for assistan...

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Modi targets Congress for 'delay' in bridge construction, names it after Bhupen Hazarika

Dibrugarh, May 26 (IANS) Inaugurating the longest 9.15 km bridge over a river in Assam here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday made a veiled attack on the previous Congress-led UPA government, accusing it of delaying its construction even as he named the bridge after legendary singer Bhupen Hazarika. For five decades you people have been waiting for a bridge. That has now been inaug...

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Wreckage of missing Su-30 found

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The wreckage of the Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft with two pilots, that had gone missing a few days back after taking off from Tezpur airbase, has been found, IAF sources said on Friday. Wreckage has been found close to the last known position of the aircraft. As of now weather is bad and the place has dense foliage, an IAF official said. There was no inform...

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Modi inaugurates India's longest river bridge in Assam

Dibrugarh, May 26 (IANS) Marking the third anniversary of the NDA government at the Centre, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the country's longest river bridge -- the Dhola-Sadiya Bridge over the Brahmaputra river in Assam -- and dedicated it to the people of the nation. The 9.15 km long bridge between Dhola and Sadiya in Assam's Tinsukia district will not only shorten ...

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In 2 years, BJP govt electrified 13,523 villages; only 8% completely

As many as 73 per cent of the 18,452 villages that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government identified for electrification in 2015 now have power supply, but only eight per cent of these had all their households electrified, according to the governments own data. As of May 25, 13,523 villages have been electrified, but 100 per cent household connectivity has been achieved in only 1,08...

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Modi inaugurates India's longest river bridge in Assam

Dibrugarh, May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated India's longest river bridge here in Assam. The over 9.2 km long Dhola-Sadiya bridge, built on the Lohit river, a tributary of the Brahmaputra, will connect Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Modi, who is on a day-long visit to the state, was received by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Governor Banwar...

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Thick forest cover hampering search for missing Su-30 fighter jet

Guwahati, May 25 (IANS) Mountainous terrain and thick forest cover were posing a challenge to several teams, including airborne, searching for the Indian Air Force's missing Sukhoi-30 fighter jet on Thursday, two days after it disappeared with two pilots close to the China border. The Indian Air Force said the weather was marginally better on Thursday, and a C-130 aircraft with electro-o...

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Blast kills one ahead of Modi's visit to Assam

Guwahati, May 25 (IANS) One person was killed in an explosion in the tea and oil rich Dibrugarh district of Assam on Thursday ahead of a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate a 9.15 kilometre-long bridge over the Brahmaputra river. The blast took place at a pipeline of Oil India Limited at Dikom in Dibrugarh district. Dikam is located about 80 km away from the Dhala-Sadiya ...

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Fadnavis escaped air tragedy - list of politicians who didn't

Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday had a providential escape when his copter crash-landed. But many other leading Indian politicians have not been as lucky, and got killed in air tragedies in the past few decades. Fadnavis, 46, three officials, a pilot and co-pilot managed to emerge virtually unscathed after their US-made Sikorsky helicopter cr...

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India's longest bridge over Brahmaputra to bring Assam, Arunachal closer

Guwahati, May 25 (IANS) Bringing Assam and Arunachal Pradesh closer, the country's longest river bridge -- at 9.15 km - over the mighty Brahmaputra, is to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday. The bridge which links Dhola to Sadiya -- located near the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border -- in Assam's Tinsukia district, will cut travel time from over six hours to just one h...

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Modi government in celebratory mode but concern over Hindutva outfits

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Stepping into its fourth year in power on Friday, the Narendra Modi government is in a celebratory mood after the BJP's stupendous electoral success in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, a modest pick-up in the economy and the imminent roll-out of the Goods and Services Tax across the nation in July. But questions remain over the stridence shown by Hindutva outfits over cow p...

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Search continues for missing Su-30 fighter jet: IAF

Guwahati, May 24 (IANS) A day after the Indian Air Force's Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft with its two pilots went missing soon after take-off from Tezpur airbase in Assam, search and rescue operations continued on Wednesday but without any result and bad weather hampered the process, the IAF said. Till now, no breakthrough has been made in locating the aircraft and its pilots, the Indian A...

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