Air India flight taking off hits wall in Trichy, lands safely in Mumbai
The wheels of an Air India Express flight to Dubai from Tiruchirappalli or Trichy in Tamil Nadu hit the airport's compound wall while taking off with 130 passengers on Friday.
 
The flight which took off at around 1.20 a.m., was then diverted to Mumbai where it landed safely.
 
While the damage to the Boeing B737-800 airplane's wheels is not known, a portion of the compound wall has been damaged.
 
Officials at the airport police station told IANS that the compound wall was around five feet.
 
On hearing about the incident Tamil Nadu Tourism Minister N. Natarajan visited the airport and inspected the damage.
 
Trichy is about 350 km from here.
 
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Prof GD Agarwal Dies in Efforts to Save the Ganga
Noted environmentalist Prof GD Agarwal, who was on an indefinite fast in Haridwar since 22 June 2018 to save the river Ganga, has died. Prof Agarwal, also known as Swamy Gyan Swaroop Sanand breathed his last at AIIMS Rishikesh. 
 
 
The IITian-turned seer, Prof Agarwal died due to weakness and a heart attack, says doctors from AIIMS. He was on a fast for past about 122 days demanding a law to protect River Ganga, maintain its uninterrupted flow in its natural form between Gangotri to Uttarkashi and keep the river clean.
 
The environmentalist had a meeting with local member of Parliament Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on clean Ganga issue, however it ended without any conclusions. After the meeting, Prof Agarwal gave up water.
 
On Wednesday, Police had forcefully arrested Prof Agarwal from Maitri Sadan and admitted him in AIIMS Rishikesh.
 
 
Swami Gyan Swaroop was once a professor at IIT Kanpur. The PhD holder in environmental engineering from the University of California at Berkeley has also served as a Member-Secretary of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
 
An environmental activist for decades, Prof Agarwal formally became a ‘swami’ in 2011 at the age 79. Even before that he had undertaken a number of fasts for environmental causes, the most notable being 2009 fast demanding to stop the construction of dams on the Bhagirathi River.
 

 

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INX case: ED attaches Rs 54 cr of Karti Chidambaram's properties in India & abroad
The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday said that it has attached properties worth Rs 54 crore of former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram and Advantage Strategic Consulting Pvt Ltd (ASCPL) in connection with its ongoing probe into the INX media money laundering case.
 
A senior official of the financial probe agency told IANS: "We have attached six properties of Karti worth Rs 54 crore."
 
The properties attached include a cottage worth Rs 8.67 crore in the UK's Somerset, a tennis club and land located in Spain's Gava worth Rs 14 crore.
 
The ED also attached land and properties worth Rs 16 crore in New Delhi's Jor Bagh area (Karti's mother Nalini Chidambaram is also a stake holder of 50 per cent in the land), a bungalow in Tamil Nadu's Ooty worth Rs 50 lakh and another one worth Rs 3.75 crore in Ooty and an agricultural land worth Rs 25 lakh in Kodaikanal.
 
The ED has also attached properties belonging to Peter and Indrani Mukerjea in connection with the same case.
 
The properties were attached under the section of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). 
 
Karti is facing probes by the ED and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in several cases, including alleged irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board clearance to then INX Media for FDI in 2007 and the Aircel-Maxis case in 2006 and a money laundering case.
 
The ED and the CBI are probing how Karti managed to get clearance from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) when his father was in office.
 
Karti was arrested on February 28 by the CBI for allegedly taking money to facilitate the FIPB clearance to INX Media in 2007. He was later granted bail.
 
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