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Plane stolen by ‘suicidal’ mechanic crashes near Seattle

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | AFP | San Francisco | in Sunday Pioneer

A young mechanic described as suicidal stole an empty passenger plane from Seattle-Tacoma Airport, took it on an hour-long flight that included a hair-raising loop as F-15 fighter jets gave chase, then crashed, killing himself. Officials ruled out any link to terrorism in the incident, which took place late on Friday,...

British Muslim convert admits plotting ISIS attack in London

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | PTI | London | in Sunday Pioneer

A British Muslim convert has pleaded guilty to plotting an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack on targets in London, including the city’s shopping hub of Oxford Street and Madame Tussauds wax museum. Lewis Ludlow admitted to swearing allegiance to Islamic State (ISIS) terror group and preparing to drive a van through...

RaGa urges Centre to release funds for Kerala

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help the Kerala Government with sufficient funds to battle the flood crisis and restore critical infrastructure in the State. In a letter addressed to the Prime Minister, Gandhi said that torrential rain over the past few days have resulted...

NASA postpones for 24 hours launch of historic spaceship to Sun

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | AFP | Tampa(US) | in Sunday Pioneer

NASA postponed until Monday the launch of the first ever spacecraft to fly directly toward the Sun on a mission to plunge into our star’s sizzling atmosphere and unlock its mysteries. The reason for the delay was not immediately clear, but was called for after a gaseous helium alarm was sounded...

Dalai concerned over sectarian clashes among W Asia Muslims

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | Kestur Vasuki | Bengaluru | in Sunday Pioneer

Tibetan spiritual Guru the Dalai Lama worried over sectarian clashes amongst Muslims in West Asia. Tibetan spiritual guru in exile Dalai Lama expressed sadness and concern over sectarian clashes among Muslims in the West Asia. He said it is unthinkable and felt that killing in the name of religion is...

Venkaiah Naidu completes one year in office as V-P

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

As Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu completed one year in office on Saturday, he said in his first year in the constitutional office he had carried out “effective engagement” with different stakeholders through his visits to 28 of the 29 States across the country. He said his engagements were focused on...

LJP questions pro-Dalit credentials of Opp

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

BJP ally and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) President Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday questioned the pro-Dalit credentials of the Opposition parties including Congress and fired off a 14-point questionnaire to Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his response. At the same time, Paswan hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the quick passage...

Taliban, Kabul Govt both claim embattled Af city

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | PTI | Kabul | in Sunday Pioneer

Both Taliban and Government forces claimed they were in control of the eastern Afghan city of Ghazni today, after insurgents stormed the provincial capital, triggering fierce fighting. Afghan officials said they were in control of Ghazni late yesterday with authorities in Kabul saying security forces were conducting a clearance operation targeting...

No free insurance in train travel from Sept 1: Railway

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | IANS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

The Indian Railways will not provide free travel insurance to its passengers starting September 1, an official said on Saturday. A senior Railway Ministry official said that the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has decided to stop free travel insurance starting September 1. Travellers while booking tickets through its website...

Low intensity rain, poor policies killing wells

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | Archana Jyoti | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Growing demand for agriculture, industrialisation and sation worsened by low intensity rain and ineffective policies is leaving the country’s wells high and dry! According to Government data, water levels in more than half of the total wells that are being monitored by the Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) have declined as...


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Vajpayee’s death: Schools to remain shut today

17 Aug 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

All private and Government schools will remain closed today as a mark of respect to former Prime Minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Vajpayee passed away after prolonged illness at AIIMS in Delhi on Thursday...

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