Protests against Citizenship Bill in Manipur, Tripura
against the Citizenship (Amendment) Billcontinued in the states outside Assam with BJP’s Manipur CM N Biren Singh demanded that his state be excluded from the purview of the proposed law. In Tripura, TAF demanded that the bill be scrapped.
All Assam Students’ Union demanded arrest.
“Dutta’s remarks could fuel tension between the people of the Barak Valley and the Brahmaputra Valley,” a BJP leader said. Coming under fire, Dutta retracted his statement. New Delhi: A catfight between two pilots at an airport going to operate a flight together got so intense that the airline had to ground both and give them a refresher on “crew resource management” (CRM) before letting them fly again. This episode happened recently between two commanders of a leading Indian carrier’s Airbus A320 fleet who were heading to an aircraft to operate a flight.
While officials of this airline confirmed the catfight, they did not give details. “This happened some days back. They were put off roster (not given flying duties) and given corrective CRM and simulator CRM line oriented flight training (LOFT) corrective training,” said an official. Sources say the fight had happened at an Indian airport when the two commanders were going to operate a domestic flight.
Aviation website SKYbrary describes CRM as “the effective use of all available resources for flight crew personnel to assure a safe and efficient operation, reducing error, avoiding stress and increasing efficiency.” LOFT “is carried out in a flight simulator as part of initial or recurrent flight crew training… special emphasis on abnormal situations which involve communications, management and leadership,” the website says. According to DGCA circulars, the “overall objective of LOFT is to improve total flight crew performance, thereby preventing incidents and accidents during operational flying.”