Daily Archive: April 22, 2018

Never Seen Anything Like This”: Air India Flight Hit By Major Turbulence

New Delhi: The pilot commanding the Air India Boeing 787 Dreamliner that hit severe air turbulence between Amritsar and New Delhi on Thursday reportedly had "never seen anything like this ever". The incident has been described as a "freak kind of severe turbulence". Three passengers were injured when flight AI-462, a 6-year-old Boeing 787, one of the most modern jets in civil aviation, carrying 236 passengers and six crew members, encountered an extended period of turbulence lasting approximately 15 minutes. A video shot by a passenger on board shows terrified passengers being consoled and assisted by the cabin crew.

One of the injured passengers received stitches after the jet landed safely at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport. The video shows the inner layer of a passenger window having come loose while two overhead oxygen masks appear to have fallen when the Dreamliner hit turbulence. The strengthened outer passenger window at the same seat was not dislodged or damaged.Source: NDTV

Dalit youth shot dead in UP

Pilibhit (UP), Apr 22  A Dalit youth was shot dead by his friends following a drunken brawl in Pasgawan village in Bilsanda area of the district, police said.

The deceased was identified as Pappy, about 22 years old.

The body of the victim was found this morning after which his family members registered an FIR against three people.

A probe is on into the matter. The accused are on the run.

Source: PTI

Vehicles to come fitted with tamper-proof registration plates from next yr

Come January 1, 2019, and all motor vehicles will come fitted with tamper-proof high security registration plates (HSRP) with several security features.
The development assumes significance because even after over a decade of the Government making HSRP mandatory, it is yet to be implemented in many states.
“The security licence plate including third registration mark, wherever necessary, shall be supplied by vehicle manufacturers along with all the vehicles manufactured on or after 1st day of January, 2019, and their dealers will place a mark of registration on such plates and affix them on the automobiles,” Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a draft notification.
It also said that dealers of vehicle manufacturers may also affix such plates, supplied by the vehicle manufacturers, on old vehicle after placing the registration mark.
The ministry said it proposes to make amendments in the Central Motor Vehicle Rules with regard to installation of HSRPs on motor vehicles and has invited comments from the general public and stakeholders by May 10.
The draft notification intends to amend the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 10 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
Earlier this month, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari had said that vehicles will soon come fitted with number plates and the cost will be included in the four-wheelers’ price.
At present, a vehicle licence plate – which is attached to vehicles bearing its official registration number, commonly known as “a number plate” – is procured by various states separately from designated agencies.
“Now, manufacturers will fit the plates and embossing will be done later through machine,” Gadkari has said, adding that the prices for number plates procured by states ranged from Rs 800 to Rs 40,000.
At present, the licence plate number is issued by the district-level Regional Transport Office (RTO) of the respective states.
Gadkari has said that consumers will benefit from the move and and the registration or number plate will have 15 years’ guarantee.
The move is also aimed at ending the monopoly of only a few HSRP manufacturers at present besides providing security to the vehicles as they have in-built security features like a self-destructive sticker with engine and chassis number of the car, which cannot be tampered with.
Under the HSRP, a chromium-based hologram is applied by hot stamping on the top left corner of the number plates both at the front and back besides laser-branding of a permanent identification number with a minimum of 10 digits into the reflective sheeting on the bottom left of the registration plate, an official said.
A self-destructive, chromium-based hologram sticker will also be affixed on the inner side of the vehicle’s windshield which will have the details of registering authority, registration number, laser-branded permanent number, engine number and chassis number making the vehicle more secured from theft, the official added. (AGENCIES)