A helicopter carrying Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had to make an emergency landing at the police lines in Varanasi, minutes after take-off. A bird hit the CM’s helicopter after it took off from here (Varanasi) for Lucknow, after which it had to land here, District Magistrate Kaushalraj Sharma told PTI. The Chief Minister, who is in Varanasi, is now going to the airport by road and will return to Lucknow by a state aircraft. The CM had come to Varanasi on Saturday and had paid obeisance at Kashi Vishwanath temple, besides holding a review meeting. With inputs from agencies Read all the Latest News , Breaking News , watch Top Videos and Live TV here. … [Read more...] about CM Yogi Adityanath’s Chopper Makes Emergency Landing Minutes After Take-off Due to ‘Bird Hit’
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The story so far: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) said on Tuesday, May 17, that a sculpture of a lion , which possibly dates back to the Ganga dynasty, was found during excavation for the controversial heritage corridor project around the 12th century Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha. This is the third such lion sculpture found during the excavation work. The East Ganga dynasty had ruled Kalinga, as Odisha was called in ancient times, from the early fifth century to the early 15th century. The Odisha government’s ambitious temple corridor project in Puri has become a subject of political controversy between Chief Minister Naveen Pattanaik’s Biju Janata Dal government and the opposition BJP and Congress. Three court proceedings are currently underway in the matter. On May 9, the ASI noted in a report submitted to the Orissa High Court that there was every possibility of archaeological remains at the heritage site being destroyed due to the excavation work for the … [Read more...] about Explained | What is the controversy around Odisha’s Jagannath temple Heritage Corridor Project?
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Religious schools got what they wanted when the Supreme Court allowed them to participate in a state tuition program. But the state attorney general said the ruling will be for naught unless the schools are willing to abide by the same antidiscrimination law as other private schools that participate in the program. An attorney for the families criticized the “knee-jerk” comments, and the leader of a religious group predicted further litigation. The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Maine can't exclude religious schools from a program that offers tuition for private education in towns that don’t have public schools. But religious schools didn't have long to savor their victory before learning of a new hurdle. Attorney General Aaron Frey said both Christian schools involved in the lawsuit have policies that discriminate against students and staff on a basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, preventing their participation in the tuition program … [Read more...] about Religious schools may face another hurdle to state tuition
Ace Carnatic vocalist Sudha Ragunathan recently added one more feather to her already colourful cap. Louisville in Kentucky state, the U.S., declared May 19 as Sudha Ragunathan Day in recognition of her service to the field of arts for the past four decades. She has been celebrated before in the U.S. — Memphis and New Jersey — but dedicating a day to her is a unique honour. Sudha received the Citation after her concert on May 19. Currently on a tour of the U.S., Sudha Ragunathan is happy about the honour and attributes it to the reach of Carnatic music. The tour, sponsored by Sankara Nethralaya, is a fund-raiser for two causes — free eye camps, including cataract surgeries, and construction of a temple in Kentucky. Sudha’s U.S. tour in 2016 also grabbed attention for her performance at the United Nations on October 2. She presented a string of concerts, again courtesy Sankara Nethralaya. A committed and sincere artiste, Sudha, hailed as the cultural ambassador, said over phone that … [Read more...] about Now, a Day dedicated to Sudha