first_img 9 Weird Ways You Can Test Positive for Drugs 5 Lethal Chemical Warfare Agents Several people in a county in West Virginia recently overdosed from wasp spray, which they used as an alternative to methamphetamine, according to news reports. Police in Boone County say they’ve seen a rise in residents abusing wasp spray to achieve a meth-like high, according to local news outlet WCHS. The practice is believed to have played a role in three overdoses in the county last week, WCHS reported. “People are making a synthetic type [of] methamphetamine out of wasp spray,” Sgt. Charles Sutphin, of the West Virginia State Police, told WCHS. [‘Breaking Bad’: 6 Strange Meth Facts]Headbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really LoudThis rapid strike produces a loud ‘pop’ comparable to those made by snapping shrimps, one of the most intense biological sounds measured at sea.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Why Is It ‘Snowing’ Salt in the Dead Sea?01:53 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65954-wasp-spray-overdose-meth.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0000:3500:35  The practice is known as “wasping,” and it has emerged as a concerning drug trend in recent years, according to a 2018 report from ABC News. Users either combine the wasp spray with meth, or use the spray by itself as a meth substitute. People can crystallize the spray liquid on hot metal sheets, which allows the substance to be inhaled or injected, ABC News reported. Bug sprays contain active ingredients called pyrethroids, which stun and kill insects; but in humans, the chemicals can interfere with nerve signaling, which can lead to abnormal sensations, and in some cases, seizures or paralysis, ABC News reported. The chemicals can also lead to increased heart rate, difficulty breathing, headache, nausea, problems with coordination, and swelling and burning sensations. Police in Boone County are working with medical centers to determine the best treatment for those who abuse the spray, WCHS reported. 5 Weird Effects of Bug Bites Originally published on Live Science.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedVikings: Free Online GameUndoAncestryThe Story Behind Your Last Name Will Surprise YouAncestryUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoQuizGrizThe Average Person Will Only Get 7 Right! What Will You Score?QuizGrizUndoSmart Tips DailyCalifornia May Pay Off Your Home If You Live Near Rowland HeightsSmart Tips DailyUndoPrimeSolarQuotesCalifornia Signs Solar Law Helping Homeowners Save Hundreds A Month.PrimeSolarQuotesUndolast_img read more

first_imgA man in Gaza with an extremely rare skin condition dubbed “tree man syndrome” says his life has been changed by a pioneering surgical treatment, according to news reports. The man, 44-year-old Mahmoud Taluli, has undergone four surgeries in the last two years to remove extensive, wood-like lesions on his hands, according to NPR. Prior to the surgeries, Taluli hadn’t been able to use his hands for more than a decade. “After years of suffering and solitude, I can finally live a normal life,” Taluli told NPR. “I can play with my children. I can go to family events. I no longer need to cover my hands when I go out in public.”Headbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really LoudThis rapid strike produces a loud ‘pop’ comparable to those made by snapping shrimps, one of the most intense biological sounds measured at sea.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Why Is It ‘Snowing’ Salt in the Dead Sea?01:53 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65907-tree-man-gaza-surgery.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0000:3500:35  Taluli has a rare genetic condition called epidermodysplasia verruciformis, which makes him much more susceptible to skin infections caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), compared with the average person, according to a 2010 report of the condition published in the journal Disease Markers. People with this condition have immune system problems that prevent them from properly fighting off HPVs — a group of more than 150 related viruses. In healthy people, HPVs often don’t cause symptoms, but in people with epidermodysplasia verruciformis, the infections lead to the formation of wart-like skin lesions, which progress to malignant tumors in about 50% of patients, according to the 2010 report. There is no cure or standard treatment for the condition. Taluli’s treatment has involved doctors making deep incisions into the skin to remove thousands of lesions, NPR reported. This tissue removal often requires skin grafts from other parts of his body to help with healing. The treatment has allowed Taluli to use his hands again, but it is not a cure — new growths continue to show up, and Taluli will need a fifth operation this summer to remove these new lesions, as well as some scar tissue, NPR reported. Still, the treatment has been largely successful in improving Taluli’s hand function. “We didn’t know if there would be anything viable left of his hands, but thank God it’s working,” Dr. Michael Chernofsky, a hand and microvascular surgeon at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, who treated Taluli, told NPR. Ultimately, doctors hope to develop a treatment that can help Taluli’s immune system better fight HPV, NPR reported. Another man with epidermodysplasia verruciformis hasn’t fared as well. Last month, it was reported that Abul Bajandar of Bangladesh had asked doctors to amputate his hands due to pain from the condition, according to Fox News. Although Bajandar has had more than 20 surgeries to remove skin lesions, the growths appear to be coming back worse than before. Chernofsky told NPR that amputation is usually not a good idea, because the patient would likely still experience pain from severed nerves. Originally published on Live Science.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 min and see why everyone is addicted!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndohear.comThese German hearing aids are going viralhear.comUndoGundry MD Total Restore SupplementU.S. Cardiologist: It’s Like a Pressure Wash for Your InsidesGundry MD Total Restore SupplementUndoNature's BlendNever Let Your Dog Eat These 3 FoodsNature’s BlendUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo 27 Oddest Medical Case Reports 10 Medical Conditions That Sound Fake but Are Actually Real 10 Strangest Medical Cases of 2018last_img read more

first_img These findings are important because “measuring the radioactive contamination of the crater sediment is a first step in assessing the overall impact of nuclear weapons testing on the ocean ecosystems,” the researchers wrote in the study. In the third study, the researchers tested more than 200 fruits — mostly coconuts and pandanus — on 11 of the islands from four different atolls in the northern Marshall Islands. Cesium-137 levels didn’t look good for a sizeable chunk of the fruits on Bikini and Rongelap atolls, which had radioactivity levels higher than those deemed safe by several countries and international organizations, the researchers found. More work is needed to educate people living on the Marshall Islands about these dangers. Moreover, these findings and future research can shed light on whether it’s safe for the Marshallese people to resettle or harvest food on some of these islands, the researchers said. In Photos: World’s 10 Most Polluted Places Originally published on Live Science. 10 Times HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ Got the Science Wrong In Photos: Fukushima Butterflies Plagued With Defects Some of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean — such as the Bikini and Enewetak atolls — are still more radioactive than Chernobyl and Fukushima, even though more than 60 years have passed since the United States tested radioactive weapons on those islands, a new study finds. When testing the soil for plutonium-239 and -240, the researchers found that some of the islands had levels that were between 10 and 1,000 times higher than those on Fukushima (where an earthquake and tsunami led to the meltdown of nuclear reactors) and about 10 times higher than levels in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. The researchers took only a limited number of soil samples, meaning a more comprehensive survey is needed, they said. Regardless, they were surprised that neither national governments nor international organizations had “any further guidance on permissible plutonium levels in the soil,” even though levels in the Marshall Islands were high, the researchers wrote in the study. [Top 10 Greatest Explosions Ever]Headbutting Tiny Worms Are Really, Really LoudThis rapid strike produces a loud ‘pop’ comparable to those made by snapping shrimps, one of the most intense biological sounds measured at sea.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Why Is It ‘Snowing’ Salt in the Dead Sea?01:53 facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.livescience.com/65949-marshall-islands-more-radioactivity-chernobyl.html?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0000:3500:35  Testing bombs After dropping atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, effectively ending World War II, the United States decided to test more radioactive weapons. Some of these tests happened in the Marshall Islands, a chain of islands between Hawaii and the Philippines that was then a district of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands and was run by the U.S. on behalf of the United Nations. The first two bombs, called Able and Baker, were tested on Bikini Atoll in 1946 and kicked off a 12-year period of nuclear testing on the Bikini and Enewetak atolls, during which the U.S. tested 67 nuclear weapons. The first-ever hydrogen bomb test, with the code name Ivy Mike, was tested on Enewetak in 1951. The U.S. conducted its largest hydrogen bomb test on Bikini Atoll — the 1954 Castle Bravo bomb, which was more than 1,000 times more powerful than Little Boy, the uranium weapon that decimated Hiroshima. In addition to contaminating the Bikini and Enewetak atolls, nuclear fallout from the tests also rained down on and sickened people living on Rongelap and Utirik atolls (also part of the Marshall Islands), the researchers said. In 2016, a team of researchers from Columbia University in New York published a study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) on the background gamma radiation in three of the northern Marshall atolls: Enewetak, Bikini and Rongelap. The researchers found that radiation levels on Bikini were higher than previously reported, so they decided to do more in-depth studies on radioactivity in the islands. (Nuclear weapons are one source that releases gamma-rays, which are like energetic X-rays.) More fallout Now, that same team has written three new studies, published online yesterday (July 15) in the journal PNAS, on four of the atolls in the northern Marshall islands: Bikini, Enewetak, Rongelap and Utirik. External gamma radiation levels were significantly elevated on Bikini Atoll, on Enjebi Island in Enewetak Atoll and on Naen Island in Rongelap Atoll, compared with an island in the southern Marshall Islands that the scientists used as a control, the researchers found. The levels on Bikini and Naen islands were so high, they surpassed the maximum exposure limit that the United States and the Republic of the Marshall Islands agreed to in the 1990s, the researchers said. (On a side note, bikini swimsuits weren’t named after the island because of its tropicality, but because the French designer wanted the two-piece swimsuit to be “explosive,” just like the bomb tested there, said one of the study’s senior scientists, Ivana Nikolic-Hughes, director of the K1 Project at the Center for Nuclear Studies and a senior lecturer of chemistry at Columbia University.) [Flying Saucers to Mind Control: 22 Declassified Military & CIA Secrets] The researchers also found that the islands of Runit and Enjebi in Enewetak Atoll, as well as on Bikini and Naen islands, had high concentrations of certain radioactive isotopes in the soil. (An isotope is an element with a different number of neutrons in its nucleus.) These four islands had radioactive plutonium levels that were higher than those found in Fukushima and Chernobyl, the researchers found. “What was surprising was just how high the external gamma radiation was for Naen, which is the outer island for Rongelap Atoll,” Nikolic-Hughes told Live Science. “It was populated during the Bravo test … [the people there] were then moved, moved back and moved again. It’s quite a dreadful history of what happened to Rongelapese people.” In their second study, the researchers worked with professional divers, who collected 130 soil samples from the Castle Bravo Crater at Bikini Atoll. The level of some of the isotopes — plutonium-239 and -240, americium-241 and bismuth-207 — was an order of magnitude higher than levels found on other Marshall Islands, the researchers found. The researchers tested coconuts and pandanus fruit (shown here) for radioactivity on 11 of the islands. Credit: Shutterstock last_img read more

first_imgSHARE SHARE EMAIL The Kerala Government today approved the renewed project report regarding the second phase extension of the Kochi Metro rail project.The report regarding the extension from Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium to the IT hub Infopark via Kakkanad, was approved by a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan here, an official release said.The total budget for the second phase is expected to be Rs 2,310 crore, it said.The first phase of the Kochi Metro between Aluva to Palarivattom, covering 13.26 km, was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 17, 2017.The foundation for this stretch was laid in 2012 by then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.Vijayan had later launched the second stretch of the first phase from Palarivattom to Maharaja’s College ground in the heart of the city.With this, the Kochi Metro now covers 18 km from Aluva to Maharaja’s College station. Published on SHARE COMMENTS COMMENTcenter_img Kochi July 25, 2018 Kerala railwaylast_img read more

first_imgDecember 13, 2018 COMMENT Published on SHARE SHARE EMAIL TRS vote share increases to 47 per cent, up from 34 per cent in 2014 Eighty-nine per cent or 106 of the 119 Legislators elected to the Telangana Assembly are crorepatis. At the same time, 61 per cent or 73 of them have a criminal record.Basedon the sworn affidavits filed by the MLAs, an analysis by the Telangana Election Watch and the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) shows the average value of legislators’ assets is ₹15.71 crore.On criminal record, 40 per cent or 47 MLAs had serious criminal cases registered against them.In comparison, in the maiden State Assembly in 2014, 56 per cent or 67 MLAs had declared criminal cases against, and about 39 per cent or 46 of them had serious criminal records such as attempt to murder or crimes against women.Financial statusIn the 2014 Assembly, the number and percentage of crorepatis was 83 or 70 per cent. This has increased to 106 or 89 per cent in the 119-member House now.A total of 83 or 94 per cent of the elected 88 members of the ruling TRS fall into the category.In comparison, 14 or 74 per cent of the elected 19 MLAs of the Congress; 5 out of 7 or 71 per cent from the MIM were crorepatis, the report said.The number of affluent seems to have grown in the TRS, where it has risen from 65 per cent in 2014 to 94 per cent in 2018.In the Congress, there is a fall from 81 per cent to 74 per cent, while it is static for the AIMIM and a decline for the TDP from 87 per cent to 50 per cent.A significant feature was the rise in the average asset size of a legislators. It has nearly doubled from ₹7.70 crore in 2014 to ₹15.51 crore in 2018. If 51 per cent of the legislators had an average asset size of ₹5 crore and above, about 24 per cent were between ₹2-5 crore, the report revealed.Average asset sizesParty-wise, the average asset size of the 88 TRS legislators stood at ₹14.64 crore, while it was ₹26.14 crore for the Congress and ₹10.84 crore for the AIMIM.Three MLAs — Kotamireddy Rajgopal Reddy, Congress from Nalgonda’s Munugode with ₹314 crore (both movable and immovable); Marri Janardhan Reddy, TRS from Nagarkurnool constituency of the same district at ₹161 crore and Kandala Upender Reddy, Congress of Palair constituency in Khammam with ₹91 crore — were among the top.At the lower end, were Syed Ahmed Pasha Quadri, AIMIM of Yakutpura with assets of ₹19 lakh; Ravi Shankar Sunke, TRS from Choppadandi, Karimnagar district with ₹20 lakh and Athram Sakku, Congress from Asifabad of Kumaram Bheem Asifabad district with ₹27 lakh.Criminal recordGoing party-wise, the ruling TRS has shown a slight decline in the percentage of MLAs with declared criminal cases from 65 per cent to 57 per cent between 2014 and 2018. For the Congress, it was more than doubled from 33 per cent to 74 per cent; for the TDP it was up from 60 per cent to 100 per cent and in the case of AIMIM it was up from 71 per cent to 86 per cent.With respect to serious criminal cases, about 34 of the 88 elected legislators or 39 per cent declared.In the case of Congress, it was nine out of the 19 elected or 47 per cent, and two out of seven MLAs or 29 per cent for the AIMIM. The lone BJP legislator and one out of the two TDP legislators have also declared serious cases. TRS promises Rythu Bandhu across country SHAREcenter_img politics RELATED KCR takes oath as Telangana CM for second consecutive term Telangana With Thumping win at home, KCR set to don national role COMMENTSlast_img read more

first_imgMEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A small earthquake struck central Mexico City on Friday morning, jolting office towers and apartment buildings in the sprawling metropolis. A temblor of magnitude 2.5 was registered in the central neighbourhood of Alvaro Obregon at 7:38 am, the National Seismological Service wrote in a post on Twitter. There were no immediate reports of damages. The city’s civil protection authority confirmed the magnitude and said they did not activate the local earthquake alarm due to the small size of the temblor.Situated at the intersection of three tectonic plates, Mexico is one of the world’s most earthquake-prone countries, and the capital is particularly vulnerable due to its location on top of an ancient lake bed. (Reporting by Julia Love and Rebekah F Ward; Editing by Susan Thomas) {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} World 17 Jun 2019 ‘Explosion’ near China-North Korea border causes small quake World 30 Jun 2019 ‘Here, I feel free’: Mexico City celebrates role as haven for LGBTQ migrantscenter_img Related News Related News Tech News 08 Jul 2019 Electric scooters zip into traffic chaos in Latin Americalast_img read more

first_imgAbdullah Afzali, a member of Badghis provincial council, said security forces were still battling Taliban gunmen and officials at the interior ministry in Kabul said that two of the three insurgents had been killed. Police had surrounded the targeted building, said Nasrat Rahimi, an interior ministry spokesman. Last week the Taliban and U.S. officials wound up the seventh round of peace talks with signs of progress in efforts to end the 18-year war. At the same time, an Afghan delegation and the members of the hardline Islamist militant group agreed on a “roadmap for peace”.But the warring sides continue to mount attacks to expand or recapture territory in attempts to increase their leverage. The Taliban control or have influence on more Afghan territory than at any point since they were ousted from power in 2001.(This story was refiled to make fifth paragraph read “…officials at the interior ministry in Kabul said that…”) (Reporting by Storay Karimi, Jalil Rezaye in Herat; Writing by Rupam Jain; Editing by Mark Heinrich) Related News World 07 Jul 2019 Taliban car bomb kills at least 14 as group holds peace talks in Qatar World 07 Jul 2019 U.S., Taliban peace talks ‘most productive session’ – envoy Khalilzad {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}center_img KABUL (Reuters) – Taliban insurgents stormed a commercial building housing a hotel in western Afghanistan, killing three security officials and injuring 10, officials said on Saturday, the latest in a surge of attacks despite reported progress in peace talks.The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attacks by three militants and said their fighters had positioned themselves in a building and were firing at the police headquarters.The militants assaulted the building containing a hotel, several eateries and shops situated near the police headquarters and the governor’s house in Qala-e-Naw, the capital city of Badghis province.Abdul Latif Rustayee, the director of a hospital in Qala-e-Naw, said the 10 wounded, including four security force members, were rushed to hospital. World 09 Jul 2019 U.S., Taliban resume talks after rival Afghans agree steps to end bloodshed Related Newslast_img read more

first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 22:12 IST The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had arrested him on May 3, 2018. (File photo)The Delhi High Court has granted bail to journalist Upendra Rai, arrested in a money laundering case related to alleged extortion and dubious financial transactions, noting that he has already spent more than 13 months in custody and the trial is likely to take some time.Justice Mukta Gupta granted the relief to Upendra Rai on furnishing a personal bond of Rs one lakh with a surety of like amount and directed him not to influence any witness or tamper with the evidence of the prosecution.The court also said he shall not leave the country without prior permission.Upendra Rai was arrested on June 8, 2018, by the Enforcement Directorate under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) at the Tihar jail here, moments after he secured bail in a Central Bureau of Investigation case related to alleged extortion and dubious financial transactions.The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had arrested him on May 3, 2018.The Enforcement Directorate opposed his bail plea saying that merely because bail has been granted to him in the two predicate offences investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) could not be the sole criteria to grant him the relief in the money laundering case.A trial court had in January declined to grant him bail in the case.The high court said since Upendra Rai has already undergone more than one year of custody and there being no material placed on record to show that he has tampered evidence, it is a fit case of granting bail to him.”The maximum punishment provided for the offence punishable under Section 4 Prevention of Money Laundering (PMLA) being seasons years imprisonment and the petitioner has undergone more than 1 year 1 month of custody and the trial likely to take some time, there being no material placed on record to show that the petitioner has been tampering of evidence… this court finds it to be a fit case for grant of bail to the petitioner,” the judge said.During the previous hearing, the Delhi-based scribe’s counsel had alleged in the high court that investigating agencies, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED), were “playing with the liberty” of his client.The lawyer had said that the “vindictive approach” of the agencies was evident from the fact that he was being kept in custody even though his further interrogation was not required.Upendra Rai was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for allegedly indulging in dubious financial transactions, getting an airport access pass made by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) by furnishing false information, alleged extortion and manipulation of an Income Tax Department case against a Mumbai-based businessman.Upendra Rai has denied all the allegations levelled against him.ALSO READ | Upendra Rai case: CBI team visits I-T Dept in Mumbai, collects crucial dataALSO READ | Upendra Rai raids: CDRs of ED officer, ex-corporate affairs joint secy under probeALSO WATCH | Nirav Modi scam involving fraudulent LoUs a systemic issue, says Meera SanyalFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShahrukh Tags :Follow Money launderingFollow CrimeFollow Delhi High CourtFollow Prevention of Money Laundering ActFollow CBIFollow Journalist Next HC grants bail to journalist Upendra Rai in money laundering caseThe Delhi High Court has granted bail to journalist Upendra Rai, arrested in a money laundering case related to alleged extortion and dubious financial transactions, noting that he has already spent more than 13 months in custody and the trial is likely to take some time.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgPakistan will not open airspace until India withdraws fighter jets from IAF forward airbasesPakistan had completely shut its airspace for Indian flights after the Balakot airstrikes on February 26 in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack.advertisement Next Press Trust of India IslamabadJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 19:03 IST Pakistan PM Imran Khan. (Image: Twitter)HIGHLIGHTSPakistan has said it will not open its airspace for Indian commercial flightsThe airspace was shut after Balakot airstrikes on Feb 26Pakistan has said until India removes its fighter jets from IAF forward airbases, it would remain shutPakistan has told India that it will not open its airspace for commercial flights until New Delhi removes its fighter jets from forward IAF airbases, Pakistan’s Aviation Secretary Shahrukh Nusrat has informed a Parliamentary committee.Pakistan fully closed its airspace on February 26 after the Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets struck a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist training camp in Balakot following the Pulwama terror attack in Kashmir.Aviation Secretary Nusrat, who is also the Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), on Thursday informed the Senate Standing Committee on Aviation that his department has intimated Indian officials that Pakistani airspace would remain unavailable for use by India until the country withdraws its fighter jets from forward positions, Dawn News reported.”The Indian government approached asking us to open the airspace. We conveyed our concerns that first India must withdraw its fighter planes placed forward,” Nusrat told the committee.This is probably the first time a senior Pakistani official has publicly stated Islamabad’s precondition for reopening its airspace after the Balakot air strikes.He further apprised the committee that Indian officials have contacted Pakistan requesting it to lift the airspace restrictions.”However, Indian officials have been told that Indian airbases are still laden with fighter jets and Pakistan will not allow resumption of flight operations from India until their removal,” said Nusrat.Last month, the CAA had extended the airspace ban till July 12. It had earlier extended the airspace restriction until June 30.After the restrictions, all the passenger flights are being diverted to alternative routes by India, The Express Tribune reported.The CAA official also contested India’s claim that Delhi had opened its airspace for Pakistan, the report said.”Pakistani flights from Thailand have not been restored since the closure of the Indian airspace. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flights for Malaysia also remain suspended,” the CAA DG informed the committee.Last month, Pakistan gave special permission to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s VVIP flight to use its airspace for his official trip to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan.However Prime Minister Modi’s VVIP aircraft avoided flying over Pakistan. Earlier, Pakistan had allowed India’s former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to fly directly though Pakistani airspace to participate in the meeting of SCO foreign ministers in Bishkek on May 21.India aviation industry has suffered huge losses due to the airspace ban by Pakistan.On Thursday, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri told Parliament that due to the closure of Pakistan airspace, Air India had to spend an extra Rs 430 crore on longer routes.Also Read | Air India suffers over 400 crore loss due to Pakistan airspace closureAlso Watch | No pleasantries exchanged between PM Modi, Imran Khan at SCO summit | WatchFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanchari Chatterjeelast_img read more

first_img Next Four rebel MLAs from Karnataka visit Siddhivinayak templeThe rebel MLAs of the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition have returned to the Renaissance Hotel in suburban Powai, where they would be staying for another two days.advertisement Press Trust of India MumbaiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 17:52 IST Four rebel MLAs from Karnataka visit Siddhivinayak templeAmid the political turmoil in Karnataka, four of the fourteen rebel MLAs from the state who are camping in Mumbai, Friday visited the famous Siddhivinayak temple here and offered prayers to Lord Ganesh.The four legislators, Byrathi Basavraj, S T Somashekar, Shivaram Hebbar and B C Patil, visited the temple located in central Mumbai.They were among the fourteen rebel MLAs from Karnataka who returned to a luxury hotel on Thursday evening after submitting their resignations to the Assembly Speaker in Bengaluru.The rebel MLAs of the Congress-Janata Dal(Secular) coalition have returned to the Renaissance Hotel in suburban Powai, where they would be staying for another two days.The legislators have been camping here since last Saturday after resigning and withdrawing support to the 13-month-old Janata Dal(Secular)-Congress government in Karnataka, bringing it on the verge of collapse.The 11-day monsoon session of the Karnataka Legislature began on Friday.ALSO READ | Karnataka crisis Live Updates: BJP has black sheep in their party, says Congress leader SiddaramaiahALSO WATCH | Karnataka crisis: Rebel MLAs return to MumbaiFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byKritika Kashyap Tags :Follow KarnatakaFollow MumbaiFollow Siddhivinayak TempleFollow Rebel MLAsFollow Renaissance HotelFollow four Legislatorslast_img read more