Protests against Cit­i­zen­ship Bill in Ma­nipur, Tripura

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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.”

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