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Rescue operation underway after an Air India Express flight with passengers on board en route from Dubai skidded off the runway while landing, at Karippur in Kozhikode | PTI

17 killed in Air India Express crash identified as death toll rises to 18

While rescue personnel hastened to pull out the injured men and women from the aircraft, even locals nearby gave a helping hand to the grief struck passengers.
An Air India Express plane | Flickr

Air India Express arranges for 3 relief flights for those affected by Kozhikode crash

Two special relief flights have been arranged from Delhi and one from Mumbai for humanitarian assistance to all passengers and their family members, the airline said.
The Air India Express plane the airport in Kozhikode | Twitter: @ANI

Pilot, an ex-IAF man, and co-pilot among those killed in AI Express plane crash in Kozhikode

The death toll in the accident went up to 17 after the Dubai-Calicut plane, which was a repatriation flight operated under the Vande Bharat mission, skid off the runway.
Rescue operation underway after an Air India Express flight with passengers on board en route from Dubai skidded off the runway while landing, at Karippur in Kozhikode, Friday, 7 Aug, 2020. | PTI

Indian consulate in Dubai to stay open, help with information on Air India Express crash

Footage from the accident site in Kozhikode shows the Air India Express plane split into two pieces and the debris lay scattered on the ground Friday night.
Visuals from the Karipur Airport, after Dubai-Kozhikode Air India flight (IX-1344) with 190 people onboard skidded during landing at the airport, in Karipur on Friday | ANI

Air India Express crash in Kerala is flag carrier’s deadliest tragedy since 2010

The crash Friday is the worst for Air India since May 2010, when a flight from Dubai overshot the runway at the Mangaluru airport and burst into flames. 158 people died.

16 killed in Kozhikode airport accident after Air India Dubai-Calicut plane skids off runway

There were 191 people on board the flight, including 174 passengers, 10 infants, 2 pilots and 5 cabin crew. The plane broke into 2 portions after falling down a valley.
Debris on the ground after a landslide due to heavy rainfall in Idukki district on 7 August

Landslide in Kerala’s Idukki kills 14, over 50 plantation workers missing

Idukki District Collector H Dinesh said most of the people who died in the incident were tea estate workers from neighbouring Tamil Nadu.
NDRF team for rescue operation during heavy rainfall in Munnar on Thursday. | ANI

At least 70 estate workers feared trapped in landslide in Kerala’s Idukki

Police and fire service personnel have rushed to the spot where nearly 20 houses of plantation workers have been buried, and have asked hospitals to be prepared.
The proposed model of the Ram Janmabhoomi temple in Ayodhya | Photo: ANI

In supporting Ram Mandir, Congress is bowing low for temporary success, says Kerala MP

In a letter to Sonia Gandhi, T.N. Prathapan questioned Congress stance on the issue and said it can't chase extreme religious nationalism with a soft prototype.
The attack began Sunday evening when car bombs were detonated at the prison’s entrance | Twitter | @bashirgwakh 

Doctor from Kasargod could be among bombers who attacked Jalalabad jail in Afghanistan

Intelligence agencies suspect that Kalukettiya Purayil Ijas left India with his family in 2016 and has been working with the Islamic State since then.

On Camera

Representational photos | Hindu priests perform evening prayers at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi | Kanishka Sonthalia/Bloomberg

Want to preserve secularism in India? Well, preserve the Hindu ethos first

Secularism in the Indian context would mean maintaining equidistance from  all religions. Unfortunately, that equidistance never happened.
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Mukesh Ambani is now world’s fourth richest man, overtakes Europe’s wealthiest

Reliance's shares have more than doubled from a low in March as its digital unit got billions in investments from companies including Facebook Inc. and Google.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Artillery guns, assault rifles, AFVs — Here’s a list of 101 items MoD won’t import in future

Contracts worth almost Rs 4 lakh crore will be placed with the domestic industry within the next six to seven years.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.