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  • Aseman Airlines flight 'carrying 66 people' crashes in Iran after disappearing from flight radar


     The ATR 72 plane attempted to make an emergency landing on a pasture and vanished from radar about 20 minutes after take-off.

    An Aseman Airlines flight carrying dozens of passengers from Tehran to Yasuj in Iran has crashed in a mountainous area, according to reports.

    There were anywhere from 60 to 100 people on board the domestic flight, media in Iran are reporting.

    Witnesses told local media that it appeared the plane was trying to make an emergency landing on a pasture when it crashed.

    A crash site was found near Semirom in Iran's central Isfahan province.

    Rescue teams have been sent to the scene to search for survivors.

    However the effort is being hampered due to the remote location of the crash site.

    Reports stated that it was impossible to send ambulances directly to the site because it was in a mountainous area.

    There were conflicting reports on the number of passengers and crew on board, with some media putting the total at about 60 and others at 100.

    Aseman Airlines is the third largest carrier in Iran and is based in the capital Tehran.

    We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.

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  • Breaking News: No State have Righst on Cauvery - 177.25 TMC water for Tamilnadu - Supreme Court

     Tamil Nadu will now get 404.25 tmcft of Cauvery water instead of 419 tmcft allotted by tribunal: SC

     SC says increase in Cauvery water share for Karnataka is on account of groundwater and drinking water requirement for Bengaluru residents.

    * 177.25 TMC water for Tamilnadu

    * 14.75 TMC in addition with Exists for Karnataka

    * Supreme Reduced from 192 TMC Water to 177.25 TMC for Tamilnadu

    *  For Karnataka water Share increased to 284.75 TMC

    Verdict On 120-Year-Old Cauvery Dispute Being Read Out

    Cauvery Water Dispute Verdict: The 765-km long Cauvery river, also called the Ganga of the south, is considered the lifeline for Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The river originates in Kodagu district in southern Karnataka and flows into Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry.

    In a landmark verdict that is expected to have a massive political impact, Tamil Nadu's share of water from the river Cauvery has been reduced by the Supreme Court. Karnataka will now release 177.25 TMC to Tamil Nadu instead of 192. Karnataka will receive a greater share of water. The big win for Karnataka comes just months before crucial state elections.

    The bench is headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and includes Justices Amitava Roy and AM Khanwilkar.

    During the hearings that ended last year, Tamil Nadu had asked the top court to make a "fundamental change" in the water sharing pact and set up a Cauvery Management Board. "The river is perennial, but the litigation should not be," Tamil Nadu's lawyer Shekhar Naphade told the court.

    Karnataka has argued that it was unfair to require the state to release a fixed amount of water irrespective of the availability of water. "It is like the tribunal ordering god to send rain to the State," Fali Nariman, who appeared for Karnataka, said. The water tribunal which delivered the 2007 award was set up in 1990 on the orders of the Supreme Court.

    The 765-km long Cauvery river, also called the Ganga of the south, is considered the lifeline for Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The river originates in Kodagu district in southern Karnataka and flows into Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry.

    This appeal was filed against the 2007 order of the Cauvery Water Tribunal that allocated, in a normal year, 270 TMC, or thousand illion cubic feet, 192 TMC to Tamil Nadu at its Mettur Dam, 30 TMC to Kerala and 6 TMC to Puducherry. Karnataka wants Tamil Nadu's award to be slashed by half to 132 TMC. Tamil Nadu, on the other hand, demanded that it should get 325 TMC water.

    Karnataka contends that the allocation was grounded in the agreements of 1892 and 1924 between the then Kingdom of Mysore and the then Madras Presidency. The state also argues that there isn't enough supply in the four dams built on Cauvery for the drinking water needs of cities like Bengaluru and Mysuru.

    In 2016 after attempts to resolve dispute through arbitration failed, the Supreme Court had asked the centre to form the Cauvery Management Board but the government declined, insisting that only parliament could create such a body.

    A direction to Karnataka the same year to release more water to Tamil Nadu was stonewalled by Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. "We are not willfully disobeying the orders of the Supreme Court. We respect the Supreme Court, but have to give water to humans," Mr Siddaramaiah had then told PTINews.

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  • Valentine Week List 2018 - Valentine's Day, Dates, Schedule

    Valentine's Day is celebrated as the day of love every year on February 14. It is a day when people tell their loved ones - boyfriends, girlfriends, husbands, wives, friends and family - how much they mean to them. While Valentine's Day itself is celebrated with chocolates, candies, flowers and heart-shaped gifts, the week leading up to it is also celebrated as the week of love. It is a time when love is all around. People celebrate Valentine's Week by marking each day with a special significance. Starting on February 7 with Rose Day, Valentine's Week finally ends on February 14, with Valentine's Day.

    Here are the days of Valentine's Week and what each day signifies:

    Rose Day - February 7

    rose day valentines day

    This year, Rose Day will fall on a Wednesday. On Rose Day, people gift roses to their loved ones as a symbol of their love. While red roses are traditionally associated with romance, yellow roses are given to friends.

    Propose Day - February 8

    What better day to tell your crush how much you like them? Propose Day - the second day of Valentine Week - is the day when people express their feelings for their loved ones. This year, it will fall on a Thursday.

    Chocolate Day - February 9

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    As the name suggests, the third day of the week leading up to the festival of love is dedicated to chocolates. Chocolates and candies are age-old gifts for first dates, anniversaries, weddings and more. So this Friday, let your loved ones know how much you care for them with chocolates.

    Teddy Day - February 10

    An adorable teddy bear is the cutest way to let your significant other know how much they mean to you! Do it this Saturday and see the huge smile on their face.

    Promise Day - February 11

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    The day you make meaningful promises to your loved ones. Here are some promises that you can make for a lasting relationship.

    Hug Day - February 12

    Sometimes a hug will say what words can't. Go ahead and make sure you hug your friends, parents and loved ones this February 12.

    Kiss Day - February 13

    kiss day

    The day just before Valentine's Day is celebrated as Kiss Day. A kiss represents love, affection and respect. Here is all you need to know about Kiss Day.

    Valentine's Day - February 14

    The most-awaited day of February! Valentine's Day is celebrated in honour of Saint Valentine, a 3rd-century Roman saint associated with courtly love. Valentine's Day is dedicated to love and romance. This year, it will fall on a Wednesday.

    We wish you and your loved ones a Happy Valentine's Day!

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  • Fire in Meenakshi Amman temple complex damages shops

    At least 10 shops were damaged when a fire broke out in the complex of the famed Meenakshi Amman Temple in Tamil Nadu's Madurai complex but there was no damage to the temple itself, said a fire service official.

    "We got information about the fire in shops near the 1,000 pillar mandapam in the temple. We rushed five fire tenders and controlled the fire from spreading," the senior fire service official told IANS over phone from Madurai, around 500 km from here.

    He said around 10 shops were damaged in the fire.

    "There is no damage for the temple.

    The old wooden door was saved by preventive action. The fire is now under control," he said


    According to TV reports, the fire which was caused by an electrical short circuit in one of the shops spread fast gutting several shops inside the East Tower of the famed temple.

    Several fire safety personnels along with 5 fire engines are trying to douse the fire



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  • மதுரை மீனாட்சி அம்மன் கோவில் வளாகத்தில் தீ விபத்து


     மதுரை: மதுரை மீனாட்சி அம்மன் கோவில் வளாகத்திலுள்ள கடைகளில் மின் கசிவு காரணமாக தீவிபத்து ஏற்பட்டது. 

    மதுரை மீனாட்சி அம்மன் கோவில், கிழக்குராஜ கோபுரம் அம்மன் சன்னதி நுழைவு வாயில் பகுதியில் உள்ள 3க்கும் மேற்பட்ட கடைகளில் தீவிபத்து ஏற்பட்டது. மின் கசிவு காரணமாக தீ விபத்து ஏற்பட்டதாக தகவல்கள் தெரிவிக்கின்றன. 

    தீயை அணைக்கும் முயற்சியில் முதல் கட்டமாக 3க்கும் மேற்பட்ட தீயணைப்பு வாகனங்கள் சம்பவ இடத்திற்கு விரைந்தன. குறுகலான பாதை என்பதால் தீயை அணைப்பதில் சிக்கல் ஏற்பட்டுள்ளது. அருகில் உள்ள கடைகளுக்கும் தீ வேகமாக பரவி வருகிறது.தீயை அணைக்கும் முயற்சியில் 50க்கும் மேற்பட்ட வீரர்கள் போராடி வருகின்றனர். பிற பகுதிகளிலிருந்தும் தீயணைப்பு வாகனங்கள் விரைந்துள்ளன

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