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  • Dec 08, 2021 09:33 PM IST

    Cremation of CDS Bipin Rawat, and his wife to be held on Friday

    Cremation of Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and his wife to be conducted on December 10 in Delhi Cantonment, reports ANI. “Their mortal remains are expected to arrive in the [Delhi] in a military plane by tomorrow evening,” the report added.

  • Dec 08, 2021 07:36 PM IST

    In today’s CCS meeting led by PM, 2 minutes of silence observed for IAF chopper crash victims

    During today’s CCS meeting chaired by PM Narendra Modi, and attended by Union home minister Amit Shah, NSA Ajit Doval, and external affairs minister S Jaishankar, among others, observed two minutes of silence and paid tributes to the deceased in the IAF chopper crash. CDS Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat were among 13, who lost their lives in the crash that happened near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu.

  • Dec 08, 2021 06:36 PM IST

    ‘Served with utmost diligence’: PM Modi says he is ‘deeply anguished’ by the IAF chopper crash in which CDS Bipin Rawat died

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to offer condolences for the death of CDS Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat, and 11 others who died in the IAF chopper crash. In a series of tweets, PM said Rawat was an “outstanding soldier” and a “true patriot”, who served with “utmost diligence.” Read more.

  • Dec 08, 2021 06:22 PM IST

    SKM unanimously accepts Centre’s revised draft policy

    The five-member committee of SKM has unanimously accepted the revised draft proposals from Centre, farm union leader Inderjit Singh told HT.  “It is very likely that the farmers’ agitation will be called off tomorrow when a formal invitation for talks is sent to the farm body,” he added.

  • Dec 08, 2021 06:09 PM IST

    IAF confirms the death of  CDS Bipin Rawat in IAF chopper crash

    Indian Air Force (IAF) has confirmed the death of CDS Bipin Rawat along with his wife Madhulika Rawat. Besides then, 11 others on board the chopper have died in the incident.

  • Dec 08, 2021 05:45 PM IST

    Wing commander Prithvi Singh Chauhan was the pilot of IAF chopper

    Wing commander Prithvi Singh Chauhan was the pilot of IAF chopper Mi-17V5 that crashed with 14 passengers, including CDS Bipin Rawat, on board near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu. He is the commanding officer of the 109 Helicopter Uni, ANI reports citing sources.

  • Dec 08, 2021 05:35 PM IST

    Bail pleas of 2 cops held in connection to extortion case involving Param Bir Singh dismissed

    Mumbai City Sessions Court has dismissed the bail plea applications of police officers Nandkumar Gopale and Asha Korke, who were held in connection with the extortion case involving the former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh.

  • Dec 08, 2021 05:10 PM IST

    Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) to meet later today

    Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) will meet at 6.30pm today, reports ANI.

  • Dec 08, 2021 04:46 PM IST

    Olaf Scholz sworn in as Germany’s new chancellor

    Olaf Scholz sworn in as Germany’s new chancellor. He replaced Angela Merkel, thereby ending her long 16-year-old tenure.

  • Dec 08, 2021 04:17 PM IST

    Rajnath Singh to issue statement on crash in Parliament tomorrow

    Defence minister Rajnath Singh to give statement on IAF chopper crash in Parliament tomorrow.

  • Dec 08, 2021 04:15 PM IST

    Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awaas Yojna to continue till 2024

    Union minister Anurag Thakur said on Wednesday that the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awaas Yojna will continue till 2024.

  • Dec 08, 2021 04:12 PM IST

    Army chief Gen Naravane briefs Rajnath Singh on IAF chopper crash

    Indian Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane briefs defence minister Rajnath Singh on IAF chopper crash in Delhi’s South Block.

  • Dec 08, 2021 04:04 PM IST

    SKM holding meet on whether to call off agitation; describes IAF chopper crash ‘very painful incident’

    The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), which is holding a vital meet on whether to end agitation, offers condolences for the victims of the IAF chopper crash that was carrying CDS Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat, among 12 others. The farmer union describes the crash incident as a “very painful incident.”

  • Dec 08, 2021 03:52 PM IST

    Rajnath Singh reaches the residence of CDS Bipin Rawat

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has reached the residence of CDS Bipin Rawat. The CDS along with his wife Madhulika Rawat, and other staff, was in the IAF chopper that crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu.

  • Dec 08, 2021 03:26 PM IST

    Air Force chief VR Chaudhuri on way to IAF chopper crash site

    India’s Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhuri is flying to the IAF chopper crash site.

  • Dec 08, 2021 03:20 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin to visit IAF chopper crash site in Nilgiris

    Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin to leave for Coimbatore at 5pm and head to the crash site in Nilgiris district.

  • Dec 08, 2021 03:13 PM IST

    Rajnath Singh briefed PM Modi about IAF chopper crash

    Defence minister Rajnath Singh is monitoring the situation regarding the IAF chopper crash. He has also briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the crash in which CDS Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika, among 12 others, were on board.

  • Dec 08, 2021 03:01 PM IST

    Defence minister Rajnath Singh to brief Parliament on IAF chopper crash

    Defence minister Rajnath Singh to brief Parliament on IAF chopper crash where CDS Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat, among 12 others, were present.

  • Dec 08, 2021 02:57 PM IST

    14 passengers were on board crashed IAF chopper, eight ambulances on spot for rescue operations

    As many as 14 passengers were on board the IAF chopper, including CDS Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat, among others, which was heading to Wellington from Sulur. A total of eight ambulances are currently on spot for rescue operations, with local police and army present as well. Those who have been rescued are being shifted to a government hospital in Coonoor.

  • Dec 08, 2021 01:54 PM IST

    IAF confirms Bipin Rawat was onboard army chopper that crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu

    The CDS was accompanied by his wife Madhulika Rawat, his staff and some other officials. Here’s latest report by Hindustan Times.

  • Dec 08, 2021 01:36 PM IST

    Army chopper carrying senior defence officials crashes in Tamil Nadu

    CDS Bipin Rawat, his staff and some family members were in the Mi-series chopper that crashed between Coimbatore and Sulur in Tamil Nadu. Search and rescue operations launched from nearby bases, news agency ANI reported qouting sources.

  • Dec 08, 2021 01:03 PM IST

    As Omicron spreads, Europe cautioned over rising Covid-19 cases, deaths

    Deaths and hospitalisations from Covid-19 will continue to rise in Europe in the coming weeks as vaccination rates remain insufficient to counter the trends, a key European health agency warned Tuesday. Read More

  • Dec 08, 2021 11:37 AM IST

    In fresh letter to SKM, Centre says ready to accept all demands of farmers

    In fresh letter to SKM, Centre says ready to accept all demands of farmers. Five-member SKM team currently in an informal huddle in Capital. Main discussion set to begin at 2pm on a decision whether to call off stir.

  • Dec 08, 2021 11:10 AM IST

    SC stays proceedings in FIRs registered by Tripura police against journalists

    The Supreme Court stays proceedings arising out of FIRs registered by Tripura police against two journalists over their reports on communal violence in the state; issues notice to the police.

  • Dec 08, 2021 10:40 AM IST

    Activities level are reaching pre-pandemic levels: RBI

    Globally, economies are opening up, activities level are reaching pre-pandemic level, says Governor Shaktikanta Das. 

  • Dec 08, 2021 10:38 AM IST

    ‘Outrageous and unprecedented’: Sonia Gandi on suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs

    At CPP meet, Sonia Gandhi terms suspension of 12 Opposition Rajya Sabha MPs as outrageous and unprecedented. She also said it violates both Constitution and rules. 

  • Dec 08, 2021 10:21 AM IST

    RBI retains GDP growth target at 9.5% in FY22

    The projection for real GDP growth is retained at 9.5% in 2021-22, consisting of 6.6% in Q3, and 6% in Q4. Real GDP growth is projected at 17.2% for Q1 of 2022-23 and at 7.8% for Q2 of 2022-23: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

  • Dec 08, 2021 10:20 AM IST

    RBI keeps repo rate unchanged at 4%, retains accommodative policy stance

    Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted unanimously to keep the policy repo rate at 4% and the stance remains accommodative. MSF rate and bank rate remain unchanged at 4.25%. Reverse repo rate also remains unchanged at 3.35%: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das following MPC meeting

  • Dec 08, 2021 08:45 AM IST

    SKM’s 5-member committee to hold urgent meeting today

    Samyukt Kisan Morcha’s 5-member committee to hold an urgent meeting in New Delhi at 10 am today, news agency ANI reported.

  • Dec 08, 2021 07:27 AM IST

    Encounter underway in Shopian

    Encounter has started at Check Cholan area of Shopian districts in Jammu and Kashmir. Further details shall follow.

  • Dec 08, 2021 07:10 AM IST

    Pfizer shot gives less immunity to Omicron than to other strains: Early study

    Researchers in South Africa have found in an early study that Pfizer’s vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) actually provides less immunity to the Omicron variant than to other major versions of the virus. Read More

  • Dec 08, 2021 06:17 AM IST

    Australia follows US in diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

    Australia will not send officials to the upcoming winter Olympics in Beijing, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Wednesday, joining a US diplomatic boycott of the event. Read More

US, Russia condole Gen Rawat’s death, recall how he strengthened defence ties

Russian ambassador Nikolay Kudashev expressed his deepest regret at Rawat’s death in a tweet and said that “India has lost its great patriot and dedicated hero”.

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat, who served as the Indian Army chief before being named the CDS, and his wife were among 13 people killed when an Indian Air Force helicopter crashed in Tamil Nadu. (PTI PHOTO.)

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat, who served as the Indian Army chief before being named the CDS, and his wife were among 13 people killed when an Indian Air Force helicopter crashed in Tamil Nadu. (PTI PHOTO.)

Published on Dec 08, 2021 08:59 PM IST

Sonia Gandhi calls off birthday celebrations over CDS Rawat’s demise

Issuing an advisory, Congress general secretary KC Venugopal wrote on Twitter, “Hon’ble Congress President has decided not to celebrate her birthday, tomorrow the 9th December. Urging party workers and supporters to strictly avoid any celebrations.”

Sonia Gandhi urged party workers to strictly avoid any festivities, following which preparations for a programme were called off.(File Photo)

Sonia Gandhi urged party workers to strictly avoid any festivities, following which preparations for a programme were called off.(File Photo)

Updated on Dec 08, 2021 09:07 PM IST

News updates from HT: After CDS Rawat chopper crash, PM Modi chairs CCS meet

  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted the picture of CDS Bipin Rawat to offer condolences on his death. CDS General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat, and 11 others died in the IAF chopper crash near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu. (ANI Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted the picture of CDS Bipin Rawat to offer condolences on his death. CDS General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat, and 11 others died in the IAF chopper crash near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu. (ANI Photo)

Published on Dec 08, 2021 08:49 PM IST

General Bipin Rawat loved sweets, fauj and was wary of China

  • When as Army Chief General Rawat and his men confronted the PLA at Doklam Plateau in June 2017 at Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet trijunction, he used to say when in doubt, one should pray. Today, we pray for the fearless CDS.

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat

Published on Dec 08, 2021 08:31 PM IST

HT THIS DAY: December 9, 1956 — Russia win soccer Gold Medal

Yugoslavia, who win the soccer Silver Medal for the third time running, dominated the first half. Their team played better, individually moved the ball faster and generally dictated terms

A screengrab of the Hindustan Times on December 9, 1956.

A screengrab of the Hindustan Times on December 9, 1956.

Published on Dec 08, 2021 08:31 PM IST

Nagaland deaths: Gaurav Gogoi-led Cong team stopped from meeting victims’ kin

  • Sharing images of their sit-in at the airport, Gogoi said they were illegally being detained and prevented from meeting victims’ families.

Gogoi said they were illegally being detained and prevented from meeting victims’ families(Twitter/@GauravGogoiAsm)

Gogoi said they were illegally being detained and prevented from meeting victims’ families(Twitter/@GauravGogoiAsm)

Published on Dec 08, 2021 07:51 PM IST

Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Serum Institute’s executive director Dr Suresh Jadhav dies in Pune at 72

Associated with SII since 1979, Dr Jadhav mainly looked after manufacturing and quality control at the company.

Dr Jadhav was instrumental in setting up the vaccine manufacturing process at Serum’s Manjri unit near Pune where the company has been producing the Covishield vaccine. (HT PHOTO.)

Dr Jadhav was instrumental in setting up the vaccine manufacturing process at Serum’s Manjri unit near Pune where the company has been producing the Covishield vaccine. (HT PHOTO.)

Updated on Dec 08, 2021 07:35 PM IST

Who is Group Captain Varun Singh? Know about lone survivor of IAF chopper crash

  • Group Captain Varun Singh was awarded the Shaurya Chakra on this year’s Independence Day by President Ram Nath Kovind for saving his LCA Tejas fighter aircraft during an emergency in October 2020.

Group Captain Varun Singh is the directing staff of the Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) in Wellington in Tamil Nadu. (ANI Photo)

Group Captain Varun Singh is the directing staff of the Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) in Wellington in Tamil Nadu. (ANI Photo)

Updated on Dec 08, 2021 07:23 PM IST

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Served with utmost diligence’, Modi extends condolences to kin of CDS Rawat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat a ‘true patriot’ who greatly contributed to modernising the armed forces and security apparatus. 

An Indian Air Force helicopter with Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on board crashed in Tamil Nadu's Coonoor on Wednesday, killing him and 12 others on board. (File photo / PTI)

An Indian Air Force helicopter with Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat on board crashed in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor on Wednesday, killing him and 12 others on board. (File photo / PTI)

Published on Dec 08, 2021 06:57 PM IST

CDS Rawat’s death: President, PM lead tributes to one of nation’s bravest sons

  • Political leaders cutting across party lines mourned the death of chief of defence staff Bipin Rawat. 

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat seen at the induction ceremony of the first Sukhoi-30MKI fighter aircraft squadron at the Thanjavur airbase in January last year. (PTI Photo)

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat seen at the induction ceremony of the first Sukhoi-30MKI fighter aircraft squadron at the Thanjavur airbase in January last year. (PTI Photo)

Updated on Dec 08, 2021 07:31 PM IST

Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

IAF chopper crash: Mamata ends meeting midway after learning about mishap

Mamata Banerjee, while leaving the meeting venue, said, “We have received sad news. I am shocked. I have no words to express my grief. I am ending this meeting.”

A man stands next to the burning debris of an IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter crash site in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, on Wednesday. (AFP)

A man stands next to the burning debris of an IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter crash site in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu, on Wednesday. (AFP)

Updated on Dec 08, 2021 07:48 PM IST

General Rawat, his wife and 11 others killed in IAF chopper crash

The only survivor of the horrific crash that killed India’s CDS General Bipin Rawat and 12 others is Group Captain Varun Singh, who is under medical treatment at the Military Hospital in Wellington

India’s first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat was on a visit to the prestigious Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) at Wellington to address the faculty and student officers (PTI)

India’s first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat was on a visit to the prestigious Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) at Wellington to address the faculty and student officers (PTI)

Updated on Dec 08, 2021 07:18 PM IST

CDS chopper crash turns spotlight on high-profile military air mishaps

The Coonoor crash came 58 years after top military officials were killed in an Indian Air Force Alouette chopper crash near Poonch on November 22, 1963.

CDS Gen Bipin Rawat accompanied by his wife Madhulika Rawat, his staff and other officials were on board the IAF Mi-17V5 chopper that crashed in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. (PTI PHOTO.)

CDS Gen Bipin Rawat accompanied by his wife Madhulika Rawat, his staff and other officials were on board the IAF Mi-17V5 chopper that crashed in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu on Wednesday. (PTI PHOTO.)

Updated on Dec 08, 2021 06:45 PM IST

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