NEW DELHI — A Chandigarh-bound Indigo flight from Mumbai was forced to land at Sanganer airport here on Thursday after an elderly woman suffered a cardiac arrest on board.
The woman identified as Sitalaxmi Menon, who is in her late 60s, is being treated at a private hospital near the airport and the flight left for Chandigarh after the brief halt, the airport director J S Balhara told PTI.
The captain of the flight 6E495 informed the ATC about the medical emergency so the plane was landed, he said.Follow @gorkhapost
Maldives opposition legislator Ibrahim Mohamed Solih wins presidency
MALE — Maldives opposition legislator Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has beaten incumbent Abdulla Yameen according to provisional results, the country’s Elections Commission says.
Results released by the Elections Commission showed Mr Solih securing 133,808 votes (58.3 percent) compared to the 95,526 for incumbent Abdulla Yameen. The voter turnout was over 88 per cent out of the 262,000-strong electorate.
The Maldives government has acknowledged the opposition’s victory after the vote on Sunday, a surprise defeat for President Abdulla Yameen who was widely expected to win.
There were no other candidates.
Mr Solih had the backing of a united opposition trying to oust Mr Yameen, but struggled for visibility with the electorate, with local media fearful of falling afoul of heavy-handed decrees and reporting restrictions.
“I call on Yameen to respect the will of the people and bring about a peaceful, smooth transfer of power,” Solih said on television, shortly after interim results from the country’s election commission.
“We have won this election with a comfortable majority,” Solih said.Follow @gorkhapost