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Jammu-Srinagar highway closed The strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed for a fifth consecutive day on Sunday, as authorities said road clearance operation was continuing on “war-footing”. Death toll in UP-Uttarakhand hooch tragedies reaches 104 Lucknow/Dehradun. The death toll in the twin hooch tragedies in Uttar Pradesh and neighbouring Uttarakhand has increased to 104, with over 200 people arrested in a police crackdown, officials said on Sunday. Karnataka CM for probe into authenticity of audio tape Calling for an inquiry into the audio tape to ascertain if its voice was that of BJP leader B.S. Yeddyurappa, Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Saturday offered to quit politics if it was proved fake and fabricated. CPI-M slams MP government for invoking NSA in cow slaughter case The CPI-M on Saturday slammed the Kamal Nath-led Congress government in Madhya Pradesh for invoking the stringent National Security Act (NSA) in cases of alleged cow slaughter, terming it as an attempt to “appease the communal forces”. Delhi poll panel to take legal action against ‘misleading’ calls(23:32) Delhi’s chief electoral officer on Saturday said that they will be taking legal action against those calling to residents of the capital to tell them that their names have been deleted from the electoral rolls and that they will get them restored. WhatsApp blocks TDP MP’s account Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MP C.M. Ramesh’s WhatsApp account was blocked on Saturday by the messaging application platform. Not a single infiltrator be allowed to stay:  Amit Shah on NRC The National Register of Citizens (NRC) will remove infiltrators from the length and breadth of India and once the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) returns to power in 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government will weed out every single infiltrator from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and Kolkata to Kutch, BJP president Amit Shah said here on Saturday. Parliamentary panel hints at action against Twitter Hours after Twitter declined to appear before a parliamentary committee on information technology on Monday citing short notice, the committee headed by Anurag Thakur has hinted that it will initiate breach of privilage action against it and its brass. Talks…

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Flight operations suspended at Srinagar airport due to poor visibility and heavy snowfall

Srinagar, Feb 7. Flight operations were suspended on Thursday at the Srinagar airport due to poor visibility and heavy snowfall. “All flights to and from Srinagar were cancelled on Wednesday. No flight could land or take off from the airport today morning,” officials at the Srinagar International Airport said. “Flight operations will start only after visibility improves,” the officials said, adding that snow clearance on the runway was getting hampered by continuing snowfall. The Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed for the second consecutive day on Thursday due to fresh snowfall and landslides. क्या यह ख़बर/ लेख आपको पसंद आया ? कृपया कमेंट बॉक्स में कमेंट भी करें और शेयर भी करें ताकि ज्यादा लोगों तक बात पहुंचे कृपया हमारा यूट्यूब चैनल सब्सक्राइब करें सुर्खियों में अगर कामयाब रहा ये परीक्षण तो गुर्दा दान समस्या से छुटकारा मिलने की उम्मीद कश्मीर के राज्यपाल का खतरनाक सियासी बयान सरकार ने जासूसी के लिए जोर डाला तो भारत छोड़ सकता है वाट्स एप कॉमेडी की सफलता अली असगर के लिए बन गई ट्रेजेडी गजब रिकॉर्ड, कुल 10 रन का स्कोर जिसमें वाइड से छह और बल्ले से चार रन

Prince Albert II of Monaco calls on the President Shri Ram Nath Kovind

Climate change, renewable energy priorities in India-Monaco ties: President Ram Nath Kovind

New Delhi, Feb 5. India and Monaco can further augment their ties by focusing on areas such as environment and climate change and renewable energy where they have a “strong meeting of minds”, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Tuesday. Welcoming Monaco’s ruler, Prince Albert II, who is on a week-long visit to India, he said that the two countries have always enjoyed a relationship of trust, friendship and mutually beneficial cooperation. “India-Monaco ties are doing well. However, there is scope to do a lot more together. On issues such as renewable energy, climate change and the environment, there is a strong meeting of minds between us. We must prioritise these areas for bilateral cooperation,” the President said. “India is the fastest growing major economy in the world, and Monaco’s technology and investment companies can significantly benefit from the Indian growth story.” President Ram Nath Kovind and Prince Albert also discussed various issues like trade and energy. On Monday, Prince Albert had attended the India-Monaco Business Forum. On the same day, The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation – founded by the Prince himself with an aim to protect the environment – had also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) to support work in areas of priority which include energy, environment, climate, resource efficiency and sustainable agriculture. According to a statement released by TERI, both organisations will work towards information exchange on the strategies and programmes implemented in their countries, including sectoral policies, and priority actions to promote in those countries and the conditions for their implementation. President Kovind presented Prince Albert II of Monaco a photograph of his visit to the Indian Research Station ‘Maitri’ in Antarctica in 2009 — President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) February 5, 2019 “They will also aim to implement joint projects in these areas. A committee will also be set up under the agreement in order to facilitate the exchange of technical and scientific knowledge to benefit the common areas of work,” it said. The Prince will proceed on a private tour of India after his official…

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Scientists to study impact of fog on Bengaluru airport

Bengaluru, Feb 05. A team of scientists from the state-run Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research will conduct a 40-month atmospheric study on the impact of fog on the Bengaluru airport operations, said its operator on Monday. “The study will enable the airport to predict fog conditions more accurately, minimising air traffic congestion,” said operator Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) in a statement here. The research centre and BIAL signed an agreement to conduct the study with joint funding on atmospheric conditions in the vicinity of the airport at Devanahalli, about 40 km northeast of Bengaluru. Bharat Ratna, eminent scientist and research centre founder C.N.R. Rao was present on the occasion. Fog and poor visibility in the morning hours disrupt arrivals and departures of about 200 domestic and overseas flights at the country’s third busiest airport during the winter, causing delays, diversions and re-schedules. “The outcome will be a relief for passengers, flying in and out of Bengaluru during the winter months, when fog is at its peak,” said the statement. The team, led by Professor Sreenivas, will develop a numerical simulation tool capable of predicting onset, intensity and dissipation of fog. “Factors influencing the occurrence of fog, such as atmospheric variability, ground temperature, atmospheric aerosol loading, radiative fluxes, water vapour and energy transport in the surface layer will be monitored during the fog season and the preceding months,” said the statement. To ensure accuracy of the study, specific instruments, including a wind cube, humidity temperature profiler, net radiation meters, total sky scanner, data acquisition switches and velocity and temperature probes will be set up at designated areas in the vicinity of the airport runway. “We pursue scientific research and have capabilities to support the airport operator in this exercise to benefit air travellers and airlines,” said the Centre’s President Nagaraja. Fog-related delays and diversions inconvenience passengers during the fall season and cause financial losses to the stake holders. “We believe the study will generate data to facilitate flight planning and scheduling, bringing relief to passengers,” said BIAL Chief Executive Hari Marar. The greenfield airport will open its second…