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Rescue and relief operation in Himachal Pradesh: Watch Pictures

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The Indian Air Force and Broader Roads Organisation courageously rescued hundreds of people, mostly tourists, who were stranded in the Himachal Pradesh hills due to snowfall and heavy rains.

Most people who got stuck at the Baralacha Pass were reportedly travelling to Manali from Leh in Jammu and Kashmir.

As a part of relief operations, food packets were dropped in the area near Manali-Leh highway in Himachal Pradesh.

Early snowfall in the higher reaches, cloudburst and heavy rains devastated large parts of the state from September 22 to 24. Kullu and Lahaul-Spiti areas were the worst affected.

The BRO, a wing of the Defence Ministry, cleared the snow from various roads on a war footing. Some stretches had more than eight feet of snow.

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  • Tourists bieng airlifted from Baralacha Pass and dropped at Kullu.

  • Tourists being rescued from Chhota Dara.

  • Ten women and three children airlifted by Indian Air Force helicopter from a remote shelter near Chhota Dara and brought to Kullu.

  • Twenty four tourists who were stranded at Chhota Dara (between Rohtang pass and Chandratal lake) rescued and brought to Kullu.

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    Indian Air Force helicopter to assist in rescue and relief operations.

  • Nine persons, three of them German nationals, airlifted from a camp in Sarchu and dropped in Kullu. They were rescued from several places in the state and kept at a camp in Sarchu.

  • Tourists bieng airlifted from a camp in Sarchu.

  • Rescue team from Manali heading towards Rohtang.

  • Picture of snow- clad Keylong in Lahaul-Spiti district

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HAL-built light combat helicopter completes weapon trials

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Bengaluru, Jan 17: The Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) developed by state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has successfully carried out air to air missile firing on a moving aerial target and is ready for operational induction, the defence behemoth said on Thursday.

Other weapons on the LCH include a 20mm Turret gun and 70 mm Rockets, the firing trials of which have already been completed last year.

“During the tests conducted at integrated test range, Chandipur Odisha recently, Wg Cdr Subash P John, VM (Retd), test pilot, Col Ranjit Chitale, (Retd), Flight Test Engineer from HAL and Gp Capt Rajeev Dubey, test pilot from the IAF, executed a flawless mission and achieved a direct hit on the aerial target, destroying it completely,” said HAL spokesperson Gopal Sutar in a press statement.

According to the HAL, LCH is the only attack copter in the world which is capable of operating at altitudes as high as Siachen glacier.

The helicopter is equipped with helmet mounted sight and a forward looking infrared sighting system, allowing its pilots to detect and attack any target on ground or in the air.

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President Ram Nath Kovind offers prayer at Kumbh

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Prayagraj, Jan 17: President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday offered prayers at ongoing Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Governor Ram Naik were also present.

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Supreme Court allows Mumbai dance bars to reopen with restrictions

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Mumbai, Jan 17: The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed dance bars to reopen in Mumbai but imposed regulations such as barring CCTV surveillance.

It said there was no need for CCTV surveillance inside dance bars as it violates privacy.

The apex court said that the performers could be tipped, but showering of cash and coins will not be allowed inside the bars.

The court added that Maharashtra cannot ban dance bars by taking recourse to regulating them, noting that since 2005 no licence has been issued.

“Since 2005 till date, no licence has been issued. There may be regulation but that does not amount to total prohibition,” said a bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan.

Pronouncing the judgment, Justice Sikri said that there could be no segregation of dance stage and that of drinking and eating space as it struck down the provision for “mandatory” installing of CCTV cameras in the dance bars holding that it violates privacy.

The court upheld the definition of obscenity given in the State law saying that it was not vague.

Holding that those visiting the dance bar could give tips, the court said no to the showering of money during dance performances.

The court held as “unreasonable” the provision that says that a dance bar should be one kilometre away from religious places, hospitals and educational institutions.

However, it left it to the state legislature to take a call on the issue.

Striking down the provision that said that the owner of the dance bar should have a “good character” and no “criminal antecedents”, the court said: “There is no precise definition of what amounts to good character and criminal antecedents.”

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