News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jun 12, 2019, 06:55 PM(IST)

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AN-32 aircraft probably couldn't get past hill, crashed due to blockage of view

Images captured of the probable crash point of missing Indian Air Force's AN-32 aircraft show that the aircraft was quite close to clearing a hill. The aircraft may have failed flying past the hill probably due to the blockage of view due to clouds, news agency ANI reported. 

PM Modi's two-day visit to Kyrgyzstan begins from Thursday; will meet Xi, Putin 

PM Modi will be in Kyrgyzstan on a two-day visit starting Thursday during which he will be participating in the 19th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit and hold a number of bilateral meetings. This is the first multilateral summit that PM Modi will be attending after the recently concluded general elections.

Chandryaan-2 will explore region of moon where no mission has ever set foot: ISRO chairman K Sivan

India's second mission to the moon, Chandrayaan-II, will be launched on July 15 at 2.51 am, ISRO chairman K Sivan said here on Wednesday.

"In future, the nation will depend more on planetary missions. After Chandrayaan I mission, we are now entering into Chandrayaan II mission. We had slipped many times but now it will be launched on July 15 at 2.51 am," he told a press conference.

Jammu and Kashmir: Terrorists attack police party in Anantnag; three CRPF personnel, one terrorist killed

A terrorist attack took place at a police party at KP road in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag on Wednesday. 

Three CRPF were killed as terrorists and security forces exchanged heavy firing.

Hamza Shahbaz remanded into 14-day National Accountability Bureau custody

 An accountability court Wednesday remanded Opposition leader in Pakistan's Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz to 14-day physical custody, a day after the country's anti-graft body arrested him in cases related to money laundering and corruption.

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