Srinagar: On February 14 in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, 20 km away from Srinagar, a CRPF convoy came under attack. An explosive-laden vehicle hit one of the buses in the convoy of 2,500 personnel and within minutes, 40 soldiers were killed in what became the worst terror attack in the state in the last few decades, and the deadliest against security forces in India. Despite the horrific terror attack, the CRPF men are back to doing what they do the best – protecting thousands everyday in one of the most violent parts of India. NDTV visted CRPF’s 118 batallion in Gund, about 70 km from Srinagar, to gain an insight into the lives of CRPF soldiers deployed in Jammu and Kashmir.
Movie News : Veteran lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar ripped into Omung Kumar’s upcoming film PM Narendra Modi, the biopic on India’s Prime Minister. The film stars Vivek Oberoi in the lead role and ever since the film was announced, it has been at the centre of several controversies. The latest among them seems to be a credit for Javed Akhtar under ‘Lyrics’ on the poster of the film, while the lyricist says that he is ‘shocked’ to find his name there. Akhtar took to Twitter to post a screenshot of the credits on the film poster and wrote, “Am shocked to find my name on the poster of this film. Have not written any songs for it!” News website : https://rekhabar.com/.
Sport news : Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders will play all their Indian Premier League home matches at the Eden Gardens despite West Bengal going into polls during all seven phases of general elections. The BCCI on Tuesday released the full schedule of the round robin league matches starting March 23 till May 5. As usual, there will be a total 56 matches that will be played during the six-week tourney. Among the round robin matches there are 12 afternoon starts (4 pm matches) on the weekends. The IPL operations team has ensured that no team plays their home matches at alternate venues despite the Lok Sabha polls being held in seven phases from April 12 to May 19. Even Kings XI Punjab, who had played a few of their home matches in Indore during earlier editions, will play all their matches in Mohali.
Auto news : The captain of a doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight did not get a chance to practise on his airline’s new simulator for the Boeing 737 MAX 8 before he died in a crash with 157 others, a pilot colleague said. Captain Yared Getachew, 29, was due for refresher training at the end of March, his colleague told Reuters, two months after Ethiopian Airlines had received one of the first such simulators being distributed. The March 10 disaster, following another MAX 8 crash in Indonesia in October, has set off one of the biggest inquiries in aviation history, focused on the safety of a new automated system and whether crews understood it properly. In both cases, the pilots lost control soon after take-off and fought a losing battle to stop their jets plunging down.