The recent Lok Sabha elections saw Indian Air Force helicopters undertaking 1,600 sorties to take officials and equipment around the country while it handled about 3,500 chopper sorties in wake of Uttrakahnd flood last year rescuing more than 25,000 people.
A day after the Supreme Court issued notice to the Centre on Uttarakhand Governor`s plea challenging Narendra Modi government`s moves to ease him out of office, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said there was no move to remove Aziz Qureshi.
To speed up the process of issuing death certificates to kin of those who went missing in the calamity in Uttarakhand, a meeting of officials of the states concerned will be held in New Delhi early next month.
The state unit of BJP today accused the Uttrakhand government of shielding the "big fishes" involved in the alleged sale of government land at throwaway prices to "influential" persons at Rudrapur in Udhamsingh Nagar district.
Signalling a new political
alignment against Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal
Nishank, two senior BJP leaders belonging to rebel camp had a
closed door meeting, the second such exercise in a week.
Uttarakhand on Friday became
the first state in the country to announce a ban on Bt brinjal
even before the Centre takes a final decision on the
introduction of the controversial genetically modified crop.