The jet is seen suddenly going down over buildings and a plume of black smoke rises above the crash site. The pilot managed to eject and is safe. There were no reports of casualties on the ground, but two barns have been destroyed.The close-support aircraft, (NATO reporting name Frogfoot) took off from Chernigovka military airfield on a practice mission, but due to engine malfunction it lost speed, altitude and hit the ground. The pilot managed to divert the aircraft from residential dwellings.Inputs RT news
Another jet crashes
Two pilots eject safely as S. Korean F-16D fighter jet crashes
A South Korean F-16D fighter jet crashed during a mission on Wednesday, but the two pilots safely ejected from the stricken plane, Yonhap reported. The combat airplane plunged into an uninhabited hill in Cheongsong, 322km southeast of Seoul, at 4:06pm without causing any damage to civilians, the Air Force said. The jet based in Chungju, North Chungcheong Province, was conducting a mission.
Quebec plane crash leaves 7 people dead Tuesday
A small plane crashed as it approached a local airport on the Magdalen Islands just off eastern Quebec, Canada, killing seven people, the Canadian Press reported Tuesday. Police named poor weather conditions such as wind and heavy snow showers as a possible cause of the crash. Police are currently trying to identify the victims. The investigation is in progress.
The Brazilian Democratic Movement (PMDB) party has quit President Dilma Rousseff’s coalition government. PMDB has announced late on Tuesday that it would no longer participate in the current government. The decision was made during a leadership meeting, where it was agreed that the six remaining PMDB ministers in Rousseff’s cabinet must resign or face ethics proceedings. The move could deepen the country’s political crisis and push the embattled left-wing leader into impeachment. Impeachment proceedings against Rousseff are based on a government watchdog’s rejection of her administration’s financial books and on a report suggesting that violations of Brazil’s fiscal laws had taken place. The widening corruption probe surrounding state-run oil company Petrobras has turned many against Rousseff. A recent poll by Brazil’s Datafolha institute showed that 68 percent of Brazilians favor Rousseff’s impeachment, but only 11 percent believe they would be better off under her main rival, Michel Temer.
Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi planting a sapling at the foundation stone laying ceremony of Mahila Swadhar Greh, in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh on March 29, 2016.
Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi launches the Project of ‘Home for one thousand widows’ at Vrindavan
The Women & Child Development Minister, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi today launched the project of construction of a special Home for one thousand widows at Vrindavan, Mathura. The foundation stone for the Home was laid by Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in the presence of Women Welfare Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Smt Syeda Shadab Fatima. Being set up under the ‘Swadhar Greh Scheme’ of the WCD Ministry, this will be the largest ever Home for widows established or funded by the Government.
Speaking on the occasion, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi said that the widows’ Home will be constructed fully by October this year. It will be a Home with a difference since here widows will be able to learn and get skill development to enable them to use their time productively. The shelter home will give a new life to widows, the Minister hoped.
Addressing the gathering, Women Welfare Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Smt Syeda Shadab Fatima said that there are 4500 widows living in Vrindavan and the current facility under construction will be able to provide shelter for one thousand widows at a time which is a commendable effort.
The shelter Home at Vrindavan has a capacity to house 1000 women and is being constructed on 1.424 hectare of land through National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC) at an estimated cost of 57 Crores (including cost of the land). The design of the Home has been prepared in consultation with HelpAge India and is also ‘old age’ friendly. The Home will consist of ground plus three floors with the facilities of ramp, lifts, supply of adequate electricity, water and other amenities for meeting the requirement of senior citizens and persons with special challenges. The Home, fully funded by the Central Government, is being constructed at Sunrakh Bangar, Pargana Vrindavan, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.
The Ministry under the Swadhar and Short Stay Home Scheme caters to the primary needs of shelter, food, clothing, medical treatment and care of the women in distress who are without social and economic support. The two schemes have been merged as Swadhar Greh w.e.f. 01.01.2016.
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