Former Goa Dy CM Dayanand Narvekar joins AAP ahead of polls

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Panaji, Oct 20 | Former Speaker of the Goa legislative assembly and deputy Chief Minister Dayanand Narvekar joined the Aam Aadmi Party in Goa on Tuesday.

“The AAP has a structure in place in Goa and they have done exemplary work in the national capital,” Narvekar told reporters after his formal induction in the party.

Narvekar, a former Congress leader, served as the Speaker of the state assembly from 1985-89, while he was also deputy Chief Minister in a subsequent Conrgess-led alliance regime in the mid 2000s, which was led by Chief Minister Digambar Kamat.

Interestingly, party sources said that Narvekar’s entry into the AAP has sparked internal debate in the party rank in the coastal state considering the fact over the former Deputy Chief Minister’s tainted past.

Narvekar, as the head of the Goa Cricket Association, was arrested in a 2001 scam involving printing of counterfeit tickets for a One Day International match in South Goa’s Fatroda stadium between India and Australia.

While charges have been framed against Narvekar and other officials of the Association, the case is currently ongoing in a local trial court.

As Speaker, Narvekar has also had to battle accusations of molestation by a junior staffer, but the former Congress politician successfully contested the allegations to come out unscathed.

“As local office bearers we are disappointed with the move to induct Narvekar, we are considering a move to put in a strong protest to our party higher ups,” an AAP office bearer said on condition of anonymity.

Source: IANS

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New Delhi, Dec 8 | Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (2nd Ld). A military chopper crashed in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor on Wednesday in which Indian’s Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat was travelling along with others.

The number of casualties are still unknown and local police has ascertained only three rescued and searches are on for others.

Along with General Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat, Brigadier L.S. Lidder, Lieutenant Colonel Harjinder Singh, Naik Gursewak Singh, Naik Jitender Kumar, Naik Vivek Kumar, Naik B. Sai Teja, Havaldar Satpal and pilots were travelling in the chopper.

Confirming about General Rawat presence, Indian Air Force tweeted, “An IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, with CDS Gen Bipin Rawat on board, met with an accident today near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.”

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The force said that an inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.

The rescued suffered serious injuries and have been taken to Wellington cantonment.

Source: IANS

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Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (Ld)

Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (Ld)

New Delhi, Dec 8 | Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (Ld). A military chopper crashed in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor on Wednesday in which Indian’s Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat was travelling along with 14 others.

The number of casualties are still unknown and local police have ascertained only three rescued and searches are on for others.

Emergency rescue teams have been rushed to the spot.

 Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (2nd Ld)

Confirming about General Rawat’s presence, Indian Air Force said, “An IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, with CDS Gen Bipin Rawat on board, met with an accident today near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.”

The force said that an inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.

The rescued suffered serious injuries and have been taken to Wellington cantonment.

Source: IANS

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