AI flight grounded due to hydraulic failure
An Air India flight with around 300 passengers on-board was grounded here today before its departure for New York due to hydraulic failure in one of the aircraft engines. All the passengers have been accommodated in a nearby hotel and the flight has been rescheduled for 5 PM today, an Air India spokesperson said. The Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft had to be grounded due a hydraulic failure in one of the aircraft engines, the spokesperson said.
Lookout notice against Dhinakaran
Delhi Police has issued a lookout notice against AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran, accused of bribing an EC official to get the coveted 'two-leaves' symbol for his faction. The action comes in the wake of inputs that Dhinakaran was an NRI and could try to flee, police said. The AIADMK (Amma) Deputy general secretary is already facing the heat as the K Palaniswami cabinet yesterday night revolted against him and decided to keep him and his family out of the party and the government. Dhinakaran has convened a meeting of party MLAs in Chennai today.
Rlys worst operating ratios in 2016-17 and 2000-01, both under BJP govts: Chidambaram
The problem of Indian Railways is deeper and it cannot be run as a government department, former Finance Minister P Chidambaram said today while criticising the BJP government for the public transporter reporting the "worst" operating ratio in the last fiscal. "Railways worst operating ratio in 2016-17. Previous worst in 2000-01. Both under BJP governments! Despite well- meaning minister. Problem of Railways is deeper. It cannot be run as a department of government," he said on Twitter. An operating ratio indicates how much the railways spends to earn a rupee. An operating ratio of 94.9 per cent means that the railways is spending 94.9 paisa to earn 100 paisa (one rupee).
Govt has no info on death of Indians in Afghan bombing
The government has no information about the death of any Indian when the US dropped its most powerful non-nuclear bomb in an ISIS stronghold in Afghanistan. A top Home Ministry official said the central government has received no information regarding death of any Indian when the 'Mother Of All Bombs' was dropped on an Islamic State tunnel complex in eastern Afghanistan, which is close to the Pakistani border on April 13.