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A Pawan Hans helicopter, with two pilots and five ONGC deputy general managers on board, crashed in the Arabian Sea about 55km northwest of Juhu airport on Saturday morning. The chopper was on its way to a production platform complex in Bombay High when tragedy struck.
Former swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag on Saturday stated that Virat Kohli "should drop himself" if he fails in the second Test against South Africa, launching a scathing attack on the India skipper for his team selection.
A day of toil turned into a position of parity for India, and lifted their mood after two sessions of largely ineffective bowling barring R Ashwin's two wickets. At stumps on Saturday, South Africa were 269/6 with skipper Faf du Plessis (24*) the last specialist batsman.
Congress leader P Chidambaram has accused the government of "unleashing vicious vendetta" against the opposition after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) carried out raids at the residence of the former Union minister here in connection with its money laundering probe in the Aircel-Maxis case.
Citing shortage of water in the state's four reservoirs, the Karnataka government on Saturday rejected Tamil Nadu chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami’s appeal to immediately release seven tmc ft of Cauvery water.
India endured a wicketless morning session as the second Test got underway at Centurion's SuperSport Park on Saturday, with South Africa's openers seeing out the first hour and then cashing in on a period of wayward bowling to take the score to 78/0 at lunch.
Three bodies have been recovered during search and rescue operations for the Pawan Hans Dauphin N2 helicopter which went missing off Mumbai coast on Saturday morning with 7 people on board.
Justice Kurian Joseph, one of the four senior Supreme Court judges who virtually revolted against the country's chief justice over "selective" case allocation and certain judicial orders, today expressed confidence that the the issues raised by them would be resolved.
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Seniority is a sensitive issue for high court (HC) judges, being the determinant of their career prospects, be it possible appointment as chief justice of an HC, elevation to the Supreme Court and, for the lucky ones, appointment as Chief Justice of India.
The final trigger for the stunning press conference by the four senior-most judges of the Supreme Court came at 10.15am on Friday – just 15 minutes before the commencement of proceedings – when Chief Justice Dipak Misra bluntly turned down their last-minute request to shift a politically sensitive case from a particular bench.
Four senior-most judges of SC revolted against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and launched an unprecedented public attack against his allegedly arbitrary way of assigning important cases to benches headed by junior SC judges, ignoring senior ones.
US President Donald Trump agreed, on Friday, not to reimpose nuclear sanctions on Iran, but officials warned that it would be the last time he issues such a waiver. Instead, a senior White House official said, Trump wants Washington's European allies to use the 60-day period before sanctions relief again comes up for renewal to agree on tougher measures.
"As the last page of the passport would not be printed now, the passport holders with ECR (Emigration Check Required) status would be issued a passport with orange passport jacket and those with non-ECR status would continue to get a blue passport," an MEA statement read.
The Indian team management is all set to drop wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha and opener Shikhar Dhawan from the playing XI for the second Test against South Africa but chances of Ajinkya Rahane's comeback look highly unlikely.
India captain Virat Kohli on Friday took a dig at critics questioning Ajinkya Rahane's exclusion in the first Test against South Africa, stating that those who wanted his deputy's omission are now clamouring for his comeback.