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Latest News: Air India Flight Knocks Down Pole, No Injuries

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9:43 PM , 20 Feb

Taxing Aircraft's Wing Knocks Down Lighting Pole in Vijayawada Airport

An Air India Express flight from Doha to Vijayawada knocked down a high mast lighting pole while taxing on the runway due to a wrong turn on Saturday evening, leading to a 'minor' damage to the wing.

"While taxiing, the aircraft hit the pole there and the pole has fallen down and minor damage to the wing," Vijayawada airport director Giri Madhusudan Rao told IANS.

However, he confirmed that all the passengers were safe and evacuated, even as further investigations have been launched over the incident.

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9:40 AM , 20 Feb

Over 13,000 New COVID-19 Cases in India

India reported 13,993 cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, 20 February, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The death toll stands at 1,56,212 with 101 deaths in the last 24 hours. The total number of active cases in the country are at 1,43,127.

(Source: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare)

8:59 AM , 20 Feb

Mamata Banerjee, Punjab CM Likely to Skip Niti Aayog Meet

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh are likely to skip the Niti Aayog meeting, which will be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, 20 February.

(Source: PTI)

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Published: 20 Feb 2021, 8:59 AM IST
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