Attack Helicopter Rudra First Time In R-Day Parade

Attack Helicopter Rudra First Time In R-Day Parade

Indigenously-developed weapon system integrated helicopter Rudra will make its maiden appearance in the Republic Day parade on Rajpath here on January 26, Indian Air Force officials said.

The flypast by the Indian Air Force on the Republic Day parade will involve 38 aircraft, including 21 fighters, 12 helicopters and five transporters, Group

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Man framed by cop clears his name after 43 years

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A man found guilty of stealing mailbags in London in the 1970s has had his name cleared, 43 years later.

Businessman Stephen Simmons, 62, from Dorking, Surrey, was 19 when he was convicted of the theft of the mailbags from Clapham Goods Yard in South London in 1976.

After being found guilty he served eight months in a youth detention centre. But Mr Simmons always maintained his innocence.

After taking legal advice from a radio phone-in show five years ago, Mr Simmons Googled the name of the policeman who’d arrested him and discovered the officer had later been convicted for stealing Royal Mail bags and framing people for it.

His case returned to court when the the Criminal Cases Review Commission referred the matter to the Appeal Court last year.

he was “100 per cent confident” that he would clear his name.

I am bitter, absolutely bitter against him.

I want to let it go, but I can't. Now I'm going to court and can have my day.

Mr Simmons was present in court in London on Wednesday when the Court of Appeal overturned his theft convictions.

Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett announced: “We would wish only to note our regret that it has taken so long for this injustice to be remedied.

Asked if he was relieved following the ruling, Mr Simmons replied: “I can't tell you how relieved.

It has only taken 43 years, but I have got there at last.

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Pope marries couple on papal plane

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Pope Francis married a couple of airline employees aboard the papal plane as it flew over Chile on the third day of his South American trip. Francis formally joined in matrimony 41-year-old Carlos Ciuffardi and Paula Podest, 39, who have two children and are both flight attendants. The Chilean couple married in a civil ceremony in 2010 but were never formally wed in the eyes of the Catholic Church. The brief ceremony took place at an altitude of 36,000 feet (11,000 meters) on a two-hour flight taking the pope from the capital Santiago to the northern city of Iquique. At the end of the ceremony, which took place out of view of journalists travelling with the pope, the two Latam employees co-signed a handwritten marriage certificate which bore the pope's simple signature "Francis. According to the Vatican, the couple were unable to have a religious ceremony at the time of their civil marriage because the church they chose for the event was destroyed in an earthquake. Tens of thousands of pilgrims were awaiting the pope in Iquique, where he was scheduled to celebrate an open-air mass on the shores of the Pacific on the third day of his visit.
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Women’s draw opens up for Maria Sharapova after Johanna Konta exit

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Women’s draw opens up for Maria Sharapova after Johanna Konta exit • Returning Sharapova beats 14th seed Anastasija Sevastova
• Konta’s grand slam struggles continue against Bernarda Pera

Day by day, the rankings on the women’s tour are being shredded to the point of irrelevance – and when Johanna Konta joined Sloane Stephens, Venus Williams, Petra Kvitova and Garbiñe Muguruza among a slew of seeded players to

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Australian Open: Wawrinka dumped out by Sandgren as Federer cruises

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Stan Wawrinka • 2014 champion Wawrinka loses in straight sets against world No 97
• Federer reaches third round with victory over Jan-Lennard Struff

Stan Wawrinka’s comeback tournament ended with a second‑round defeat against Tennys Sandgren at the Australian Open. The 2014 champion was back in action for the first time since Wimbledon after undergoing sur

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