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Manohar Parrikar calls for coordinated international effort to find missing AirAsia plane

Mumbai/New Delhi/Chandigarh, Dec 29 (ANI): Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar confirmed help to find missing AirAsia plane and also urged international community to join hands for coordinated effort. Meanwhile, retired Air Vice-Marshal, Kapil Kak, said bad weather could have played havoc with the fate of the passengers. Indonesia called off until first light a search for an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people from Indonesia's Surabaya to Singapore, which went missing on Sunday just after pilots requested a change in course to avoid bad weather. There was no distress call issued by Flight QZ8501, operated by Indonesian AirAsia, 49 percent owned by Malaysia-based budget carrier AirAsia, which has had no crashes since it started flying in 2002. Singapore said it would send two planes to join the search for the missing Airbus A320-200 early on Monday, while the United States, Malaysia, Britain, South Korea, Australia and India offered help, from planes and navy boats to experts and investigators. Dec 29, 2014
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Silk reeling center provides employment to rural women in Tripura

Tripura, Dec 29 (ANI): This silk reeling center at Badharghat in the outskirts of Agartala produces some of the finest quality silk which is high in demand. Cocoon from various silk rearing clusters and cocoon collection centers in West Tripura are collected here for taking out silk threads. Over 40 locals, mostly women are engaged at the centre in various stages of silk production and are able to earn well besides availing facilities like health insurance and pension. With help from the Central Silk board, the government-run centre has undergone modernization with eight semi-automatic reeling machines and other facilities. In 2012, the state's first power loom silk production center was started here as well. Over the years, both the Tripura and central government have been giving a lot of priority to boost silk production by introducing a number of schemes to encourage locals to take up sericulture. Dec 29, 2014
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Raghubar Das expresses gratitude towards citizens for 'clear mandate' in Jharkhand Part- 2

Ranchi, Dec 28 (ANI): Raghubar Das addresses mediapersons for the first time after swearing in as chief minister of Jharkhand and expressed gratitude towards citizens for a 'clear mandate' in the state. Das said that the party is thankful for such a mandate and will work to come upto the expectations of the people. He said that the new state government will work for better enforcement of law and order in the state and will try to excel in works of development in Jharkhand. Dec 28, 2014
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Raghubar Das expresses gratitude towards citizens for 'clear mandate' in Jharkhand Part- 1

Ranchi, Dec 28 (ANI): Raghubar Das addresses mediapersons for the first time after swearing in as chief minister of Jharkhand and expressed gratitude towards citizens for a 'clear mandate' in the state. Das said that the party is thankful for such a mandate and will work to come upto the expectations of the people. He said that the new state government will work for better enforcement of law and order in the state and will try to excel in works of development in Jharkhand. Dec 28, 2014
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Blast in factory in Vizag kills one, injures 12

Visakhapatnam, Dec 28 (ANI): Blast at a Ferro Alloys factory killed one and injured 12 others on Sunday (December 28) in Visakhapatnam city of Andhra Pradesh. As per factory workers, a boiler burst in the factory injuring people. Education Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Ganta Srinivasa Rao, visited the hospital. Medical Superintendent of Seven Hills Hospital, Doctor M Dinakar, said that two patients are in a serious condition. This is second such accident that took place in one year at the Ferro Alloys factory. The state government has set-up a committee to enquiry on the accidents that happen regularly in the factory. Dec 28, 2014
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Harrowing time for commuters as buses in Chennai go on strike

Chennai, Dec 28 (ANI): People in Tamil Nadu had a harrowing time as majority of buses went off roads after employees of Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) went on strike on Sunday (December 28). The employees lamented the state government has failed to take care of employees' welfare and they sat on indefinite strike to press for their demands. TNSTC employees are seeking wage revision and also want the jobs of 20,000 temporary employees to be regularised. The strike was supposed to commence from Monday (December 29) but began a day earlier after the salary of the labourers who were absent from work was not given to them. Adding more to the worry of the state residents, private vans and auto rickshaws were seen charging 10 times more than the usual fare. Close to 1,20,000 workers went on strike from Sunday. Dec 28, 2014