Near miss averted by alert ATC           

NEW DELHI: A near miss situation was averted at the IGI airport on Monday evening when the pilot of a small plane entered the runway after but an alert ATC directed an incoming aircraft to go around and another to abort take-off.  But Director General of Civil Aviation Arun Mishra told, “It is not a serious incident”, while a Civil Aviation Ministry official said the mistake was “immediately noticed and the situation was brought under control”. The incident occured at 1903 hours when the pilot of a private plane, having call sign VT-LTA, entered Runway 28 by misreading an ATC instruction, sent to another plane with VT- CLA call-sign to cross the runway, as its own, ATC sources said.

Newborn stolen from Pune hospital

PUNE: A newborn baby was allegedly stolen by a woman from the Yashwantrao Chavan Memorial Hospital (YCMH) here. Aparna Pokharkar (27) was admitted to the YCMH on Monday where she delivered a baby boy. During visiting hours, Aparna’s parents left the ward, where she was lodged, to have lunch while she was asleep. When they returned, they did not find the baby in the cradle. They immediately informed the hospital staff and lodged a police complaint. Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation’s (which runs the hospital) medical officer A D Jagdale said the CCTV footage clearly showed a woman, in a white dress, coming out of the maternity ward with a baby in her hands. The woman’s face is clear in the CCTV footage, he added.

Kids banned for dirty school dress

Patna: Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday ordered an inquiry into the complaint of a rickshaw-puller that his two minor children were stopped from attending a government-run school due to allegedly dirty uniform.  Joyti Kumari, a Class 1 student, and Akash Kumar, a Class 3 student, of Harchak middle school in Anishabad in Patna were directed not to attend school after they came to  school in allegedly dirty uniform last week, the complaint said.

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