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158 perish in plane crash in Mangalore

MANGALORE/NEW DELHI: In the country’s worst air disaster in a decade, a Boeing 737 plane of Air India’s low budget carrier overshot the airport runway at Mangalore and burst into flames early Saturday morning killing 158 persons but eight others survived.

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Praful offers to quit, PM says no

NEW DELHI: Owning “moral responsibility” for the Mangalore air crash, Civil Aviation Minister Mr Praful Patel, on Saturday night, is believed to have offered to resign to the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh who reportedly turned down the offer.

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MHA suggests action against 2 C’garh IPS men

NEW DELHI: The Union Home Ministry has recommended to the Chhattisgarh government that action should be taken against two IPS officers, including the Bastar IG, for alleged lapses in connection with the Maoist massacre of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in Dantewada.

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All options open for JMM, says Soren

BOKARO: Jharkhand Chief Minister Mr Shibu Soren, who had agreed to share power with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the remaining term of the government and then did a volte face, on Saturday said “all options” were open for the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and it was for the saffron party to look for them.

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2 teams to check illegalities at tourist spots in state

PANAJI: In an attempt to offer clean and trouble-free tourist spots, the tourism department has formed two inspection squads, one each in either of the two districts of the state, to check illegalities at places frequented by the tourists, said newly appointed director of tourism, Mr Nikhil Dessai.

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