Punta Arenas: Remains of people killed in a military plane crash that claimed 38 lives were flown Friday to a military base in Chile for identification. The remains were brought in aboard a Hercules C-130 plane -- just like the one that went down Monday off the southern tip of South America -- and turned over to the local coroner's office, AFP observed. A total of 39 relatives of 11 crash victims flew Friday from the capital Santiago to Punta Arenas, where the base is located, to provide DNA samples. Thirty-eight people -- 21 passengers and 17 crew -- were on the plane headed to a base across the Drake Passage in the Antarctic. That rough waterway links the Atlantic and Pacific. Authorities say they have not ruled out anything as to the cause of the crash. The plane made no emergency signal prior to its disappearance, indicating the circumstances of the accident were likely abrupt. The Air Force has said the plane's maintenance record was in order. It also said it will investigate a … [Read more...] about Chile Starts Identifying Remains of Plane Crash Victims that Killed 38 Lives
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If all goes as planned by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the prototype of India’s first indigenously developed 70-seater aircraft will be ready in five or six years, with one of its labs in Bengaluru — the National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) — launching the ‘Aircraft Mission’ soon.NAL has developed Saras, a 19-seater light transport aircraft, and its test flights are on. This multi-purpose civilian aircraft, designed with indigenous technology, is expected to be commissioned in the next three years.Disclosing this to reporters on the sidelines of 7th Bioprocessing India Conference at CSIR-CFTRI here on Saturday, CSIR director-general Shekhar C. Mande said the budget for the design and development of A 70-seater turbojet engine civilian aircraft has been allocated and engineers would start working on it on a mission scale. “We hope to develop the aircraft in about six years as a lot of research and work will be needed for … [Read more...] about 70-seater indigenous plane is in the works under CSIR’s Aircraft Mission
The controversy surrounding the new Citizenship Act is regarding the definition of “illegal migrant”, which following the amendment, is alleged to have become discriminatory to a particular religion and hence, directly violates Article 14 of the Indian Constitution. Article 14 guarantees equality before the law and equal protection of law to every person in India. It means the state cannot discriminate between persons through state action; otherwise such a state action becomes void in light of the fundamental right guaranteed under the article. Right to equality is a restriction on the powers of state. It defines the boundaries within which state action has to be confined. However, the restriction under Article 14 has an exception: unequal treatment to unequal persons. The Constitution, acknowledging that inequalities exist in society and providing equal treatment to unequal persons lead to injustice, permits a state action which is discriminatory provided that such … [Read more...] about OPINION | Right to Equality: Citizenship Act Passes Twin Test of Article 14 of Constitution
Email ABC Radio Hobart By Georgie Burgess Posted October 16, 2018 06:30:00 Photo: The Mulgrave Battery, located where Princes Park is today, was described as a "pitiful mud fort". (Supplied: Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office) Related Story: Is Hobart the sunniest capital in Australia? Yes... and no Related Story: Curious Hobart: Why doesn't Hobart use the old rail corridors? Related Story: Curious Hobart: What happens to our waste? Map: Hobart 7000 The shores of Hobart's River Derwent are scattered with defunct gun batteries.Each tells a story about the threats perceived at a point in history, whether it be in Hobart's early colonial days or during World War II.Hobart's isolation did not make it immune to war and as an important shipping port, it was a target for Australia's enemies.ABC Hobart has been asked by audience members to help explain what threats they were designed for, where they were located and whether they ever saw action. Photo: The Queens … [Read more...] about Did Hobart’s network of coastal defences ever see any action?
The State Government has filed a petition in the Kerala High Court seeking to review the court’s order to conduct a load test on the Palarivattom flyover for determining the structural stability and load-bearing capacity before demolishing it.A Division Bench had directed the State Government to conduct the load test in three months and file a statement after conducting the test along with the report of the load test. It had ordered contractor RDS Project Limited to bear the entire expenses for the load test.In its review petition, the Government said that conduct of load test was essentially the discretion of the State Government. The High Court ought to have considered that the Government exercised the discretion not to do load test based on cogent and compelling reasons.Expert opinions and reports obtained by the government said that no useful purpose would be served by a load test as the flyover was already in a "distressed condition.” Besides there was no clause in the … [Read more...] about State moves HC against load test on Palarivattom flyover