The Supreme Court-formed SIT, the prosecution agency in 2002 Gulberg Society riot case, here today defended four former top-ranked Gujarat police officials in connection with survivors' plea to arraign them as accused.
BJP veteran leader LK Advani said here on that the political alliance between BJP and the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir is "not bad" but some decisions taken by the Mufti Sayeed government without consulting the BJP were "not good".
One of the pilots of the solar powered plane, which is trying to set a world record by flying across the world, today sought to play down the the criticism by his colleague who had held the "administration" responsible for the delay in departure from Ahmedabad for want of clearances.
The entire nation is excited about the Solar Impulse aircraft, powered solely by the sun`s energy that landed in Ahmedabad on March 10 night and took off on Wednesday for its next leg to Varanasi on its global flight.
The Narendra Modi-led government has rubbished Solar Impulse 2 pilot Bertrand Piccard`s criticism following a lengthy hold-up in Ahmedabad, saying the delay did not take place because of bureaucratic red tape as claimed by the Solar Impulse team but because of the pilot`s oversight in filling the necessary forms.
When solar-powered planes took the challenge to be the first to circumnavigate the globe powered solely by the sun, the makers didn't know that they will have greater challenges to tackle. Upon reaching India, the pilots got the real picture of India's red tapism and bureaucracy which led to major delays in their schedule.
Solar Impulse-2 (SI-2), the world's first aircraft to be powered solely by solar energy, which made a stopover here en route its round-the-world trip, delayed its departure until Wednesday due to "fog concerns".