Prez pilot sees mystery object

The pilot of the special IAF aircraft that flew President Pranab Mukherjee from Begumpet airport to Chennai on Friday informed the airport authorities that he had seen a mysterious flying object four-and-a-half nautical miles from Begumpet airport. The flight took off from Begumpet airport at 10.14 am.

A top police official in Hyderabad said the pilot had reported a flying object which was suspected to be a balloon.

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In a move smacking of breathtaking insensitivity, the Haryana government chose the eve of Ambedkar Jayanti to announce that Gurgaon would henceforth be known as Gurugram.

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