Set to script history, the three women pilots – Avani Chaturvedi, Bhawan aKanth and Mohana Singh will fly military jets after completing a strenuous training programme within three weeks. “The present consideration is to put them to Mig 21 Bison squadron. Our opinion is that it will sharpen their skills as the aircraft has more manual features than other sophisticated aircraft,” Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa said. After honing their skills in flying Mig 21 Bisons, the three women can fly other jets. After the three women were commissioned as flying officers in July 2016, the government decided to...
An emerging hip hop artist and law student, her dream is to become a recording artist
Crowned Miss India Worldwide 2017, Madhu Valli is a student of criminal law at George Mason University in Virginia and an emerging hip hop artist.
The runner up at the 26th edition of the beauty pageant was Stephanie Madavane from France.
Sangeeta Bahadur from Guyana secured the third position at the pageant which had contestants from 18 countries.
“I want to be the next biggest bridge between Bollywood and Hollywood,” Valli, 20, said, a day after winning the pageant.
Jagmeet Singh, a 38-year-old Indian-origin Sikh lawyer who rose to prominence as an upbeat opponent of police carding, was elected to lead Canada’s New Democrats Party (NDP) into the next federal election, the media reported.
Singh scored a solid victory in the first round of voting for a new NDP leader, with 53.6 per cent of voters placing him at the top of their ranked ballot in results that were unveiled here on Sunday, reports The Toronto Star.
He will now take over from outgoing leader Thomas Mulcair, who headed a caucus of 44 members on Parliament Hill.
Singh is the first visible minority to lead a...
Jamshedpur resident, Anamika Mazumdar recently won Rs 1 crore in the Amitabh Bachchan hosted quiz show-Kaun Banega Crorepati 9. Mazumdar is a social working and is also running an NGO. Mother of two and music lover, Anamika through her NGO, Faith in India is working towards uplifting women in Jharkhand, especially in the rural areas. She is the first person to win Rs 1 crore on this season of KBC. The show has maintained high TRPs since its inception and has been loved by its viewers for its knowledge, inspiring stories, and human values. Amitabh Bachchan also shot a special episode with star badminton player, PV Sindhu. The spe...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated Bilal Dar, an 18-year old from Srinagar, for helping to clean Wular Lake in Jammu and Kashmir and called him a source of inspiration for “all of us”.
Modi also hailed the Srinagar Municipal Corporation for appointing Dar its brand ambassador.
In his monthly radio programme Mann ki Baat, the Prime Minister said when where was talk of brand ambassador, there was a feeling the person must be an actor or a sports personality.
“But not in this case. Bilal Dar got connected to cleanliness campaign since the age of 12-13 years and has be...
In what could be a first of its kind, 98-year-old Raj Kumar Vaishya has passed the MA (economics) examination from Patna’s Nalanda Open University (NOU) with a second division.
Vaishya, who graduated in 1938, expressed his delight on Tuesday at this achievement.
“Finally, I have fulfilled my long cherished dream. Now I am a postgraduate. I decided to prove two years ago that even at this age, one can fulfil their dreams and achieve anything. I am an example,” he told IANS here.
Vaishya reiterated that he has been trying to send a message to the youth that defeat should never be accept...
Receiving birthday wishes from virtually everyone in the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a well wisher who went above and beyond on his 67th birthday.
Collecting over 2 lakh pictures of the Prime Minister, Modi fan, Manmohan Agrawal from Jaipur created a Guiness World Record on the PM’s 67th birthday. He displayed his collection of two lakh pictures recently and that got his event registered into the Guinness World Records. Manmohan Agrawal displayed his pictures at a city mall in Jaipur. I already have more photographs to claim the world record,” he said. He wanted to create ...
The dedication and efforts of female police officers in the country have recently come under the spotlight as we collectively fight corruption and terrorism on all sides of the nation. Sanjukta Parashar, known as the Iron Lady of Assam is the IPS officer making headlines for her valour in the field.
Appointed as an IPS officer in Assam, she has arrested over 64 terrorists in the last 15 months setting a clear example for others.
First, she was sent to Makum, Assam, back in 2008, working as an Assistant Commandant. Soon she was transferred to Udalguri for managing the communal violence between illegal Banglade...
Known worldwide for his exceptional batting skills, legendary batsman, Sachin Tendulkar revealed his lack of mastery in the field of academics in a tweet.
Recently, Tendulkar shared a childhood picture on social media. He wrote, “I never was a good scorer in this field, #ThrowbackThursday,” where Sachin is seen holding a book.
Sharing the picture Tendulkar joked that while he could score well on the cricket field, academics was one field he was never good at.
Sachin was notorious for his pranks during his childhood. Retiring in 2013, he completed his 200th Test at the Wankhede Stadium.
A14-year-old Indian-origin schoolboy in the UAE has become one of the youngest pilots to fly a single-engine aircraft.
Mansour Anis, a Class 9 student at Delhi Private School in Sharjah, received a certificate for his first solo flight from an aviation academy in Canada last week. His flight was for about 10 minutes, during which he taxied the aircraft from the parking bay to the runway, took off for a flight of about five minutes and landed back.
Mansour, who flew a Cessna 152 aircraft, now has a student pilot permit. Apart from the flying test, he has also passed a radio communication test.
Indian-origin veteran civil servant JY Pillay recently took over as Singapore’s acting President until a new head of the state is elected later this month.
The temporary appointment of Pillay, Chairman of the Council of Presidential Advisers (CPA), follows the completion of President Tony Tan Keng Yam’s six-year term last week, it was reported. The nomination day for the Presidential election is September 13, followed by polling day on September 23. According to the report, when the office of President is vacant, the first in line to exercise its powers is the CPA Chairman, followed by the Speaker of Parliamen...
Actor Aamir Khan donated Rs 25 lakhs to CM’s relief fund for financially assisting the rescue operations for the flood victims in Bihar.
He has also urged his fans to help the victims.
A cheque of Rs 25 lakh was sent by ‘Dangal’ star through courier and was received at the office of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
This is not the first time Aamir Khan has donated such a big amount to a state. Previously, Khan donated the same amount for the flood victims in Assam and Gujarat.
Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal took to Twitter to thank Aamir Khan for his generous contribution. Ov...