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Headlines: Rajnath Singh Issues Statement On IAF Chopper Crash At Parliament

Rajnath Singh Issues Statement On IAF Chopper Crash At Parliament

After the incident of IAF chopper crash in Tamil Nadu, yesterday which took the lives of 12 people, including the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Singh Rawat and his wife, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, will make a detailed statement about the incident in both houses of the Parliament. Issuing an official statement about the same, the Defence Ministry informed that minister Rajnath Singh would brief Rajya Sabha at 11:30 am and Lok Sabha at 12:15 pm. The IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter was heading towards the Defence Services Staff College in Wellington, where India’s first CDS and top military official General Bipin Singh Rawat, was about to address the faculty and student officers. The IAF chopper crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu.

Watch Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s Parliamentary statement here:

Covid-Bulletin: India Records 9,419 New Covid-19 Cases; Recovery Rate At 98.36%

According to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry, India has registered 9,419 New covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country stands at 94,742. Meanwhile, daily recoveries have reached 8,251 recoveries in the previous 24 hours, taking the total recoveries to 3,40,97,388. The recovery rate currently stands at 98.36%, which is the highest since March 2020. The daily and weekly positivity rate stands at 0.73% and 0.74%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 65.19 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 130.39 crore covid-19 tests so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

Sole Survivor Of IAF Chopper Crash Varun Singh Being Treated In Wellington For Severe Burn Injuries

The sole survivor of the IAF chopper crash, Group Captain Varun Singh, is undergoing treatment at the military hospital in Wellington for severe burn injuries. However, the Tamil Nadu government has also made special arrangements at a hospital in Coimbatore in case the Air Force decides to shift Mr Singh to India. Speaking about Group Captain Varun Singh, his uncle Dinesh Pratap Singh said: “He is currently in hospital, we will get information about his condition when the Air Force issues a bulletin,” In August, Group Captain Varun Singh received the Shaurya Chakra for his courage in handling an aircraft that was hit by technical issues during a sortie. Mr Singh had gone down to Sulur to receive General Bipin Singh Rawat, who died on board in the IAF chopper crash.

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The big day for Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal is here finally. According to the sources, 9 December is the day when Katrina and Vicky will say ‘I Do’ to each other. The duo is said to tie the knot at Six Senses Fort, Rajasthan, today in both Hindu traditional ceremony and Christian wedding. All the #VicKat fans are eagerly waiting for the dreamy wedding pictures of Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal. As per some sources, the haldi and sangeet ceremony of Katrina and Vicky took place on Wednesday. The Bollywood couple might make an official announcement later today. Stay tuned for more updates on Katrina Kaif – Vicky Kaushal wedding.

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