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74th Republic Day: Rafale Jets To Lead The Indian Air Force’s Show This Year

74th Republic Day: Rafale Jets To Lead The Indian Air Force’s Show This Year

The Indian Air Force is all set to showcase its strength in the upcoming 74th Republic Day celebrations. As per sources, 50 aircrafts will take part in this year’s Republic Day air show. The Republic Day celebrations will be organised at the Kartavya Path. According to a senior IAF officer, the aerial display will include 9 Rafale Jets and the Indian Navy’s IL-38 which will be showcased at the event for the first and perhaps the last time. IL-38 is a maritime reconnaissance aircraft of the Indian Navy that has been in service for nearly 42 years. This year, the theme of the IAF tableau is ‘Indian Air Force: Power Beyond Boundaries’ and will showcase some of the primary assets of the Indian Air Force, including Rafale Jets. The IAF officer said: “Four Rafale will be part of the Netra formation and four others in Vajrang formation with a C-130 aircraft, and one will perform the ‘Vertical Charlie’ at the end of the flypast,” Some of the aerial formations during the Republic Day celebrations will include Trishul, Amrit, Prachand, Tiranga, Rudra, Baaz, Dhawj, Garuda, and Tangail. The marching contingent of the IAF consisting of 144 air warriors will be led by Squadron Leader Sindhu Reddy along with Flt Lt Ayush Agarwal, Flt Lt Tanuj Malik and Flt Lt Pradhan Nikhil.

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Tripura: Senior Citizens, Persons With Disabilities To Get Vote From Home Option in Upcoming Polls

On Wednesday, the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Tripura asserted that senior citizens and person with disabilities will soon have the option to vote from home. According to the CEO, the vote from home option is only available for senior citizens above 80 years of age. The voting for Assembly Elections in Tripura is set to take place on February 16. To ensure free and fair elections, the Tripura CEO said: “The adequate number of Central Armed Paramilitary Forces (CAPFs) have reached here and the flag march and night patrolling are also being done. We want fair, transparent and peaceful polls. Senior citizens above 80 years and persons with disabilities will have the option to vote from home.” Meanwhile, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha said that he is confident in winning more assembly seats than before in the upcoming Assembly Polls. He said: “Our party always works for the people irrespective of elections. We are fully prepared for the upcoming polls. We are confident of winning more Assembly seats than before.” 

15-Year-Old Shot Dead in UP After She Turned Down Proposal; Investigation Underway

In an unfortunate incident reported in Bhadohi area of Uttar Pradesh, a 15-year-old, identified as Anuradha Bind was shot dead by a man. The accused, identified as Arvind Vishwakarma (22) shot Anuradha in the head when she was coming home from a coaching institute with her cousin Nisha. As per initial investigation, the police said that the accused had proposed to the teenage girl but after she turned it down, he then shot her. The Uttar Pradesh police has said that efforts are in place to catch the accused as soon as possible. Further details are awaited.

New Zealand: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Announces Resignation Due to her Party and Personal Popularity Drop in Recent Polls

On Thursday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that she will resign from the Prime Ministerial post by next month. Ardern who became Prime Minister in a coalition government in 2017 and led her party to a landslide victory in an election three years later, has witnessed a decline in her party and personal popularity drop in recent elections. In her first public appearance since the Parliament’s summer recess, Jacinda Ardern said that she hoped to find the strength to continue as leader “but I have not been able to do that”. Ardern said that she will continue to be an electorate MP. “I am not leaving, because I believe we cannot win the next election, but because I believe we can and will,” she added. Jacinda Ardern also added that there was no secret behind her resignation and said: “I am leaving because with such a privileged job comes a big responsibility. The responsibility to know when you are the right person to lead — and also when you’re not.”

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