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Rs 1 lakh reward for info on drone operator near IGI Airport

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New Delhi: A cash reward of Rs 1 lakh was announced by Delhi Police on Thursday to whoever gave any information on the accused who operated a suspicious unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) near the IGI Airport in the month of October.

A UAV, which police called a “suspicious drone”, was spotted multiple times near the airport on October 27, after which, a case was registered under relevant sections of the suppression of unlawful acts against safety of Civil Aviation Act and the IPC, stated a senior police official.

Delhi Police and several other agencies have been asked by the Union Home Ministry to submit a detailed report on the case.

In spite of several conducted meetings and fresh measures towards the case, security agencies were unable to find any information about the drone operator till date.

A police source added that meetings conducted by the Delhi police with the heads of villages situated near the IGI Airport gave no result, following which the announcement was made regarding the cash reward.

“Today, the police commissioner announced a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh in connection with the case. It will come into force with immediate effect for the person(s) who render any help to trace and arrest the accused person,” added the senior official.

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Taliban is Likely to Increase Attacks during Ramadan, say Security Experts

Taliban will surge their attacks in the month of Ramadan to show that they are not dead

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Muslims around the world celebrating first day of Ramadan. Image Source: Reuters

The Taliban in Afghanistan is likely to increase attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in an effort to demonstrate that the recent death of the group’s leader has not affected it in any way, Afghan security experts say.

Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan last week.

Photo taken on cellphone purports to show the destroyed vehicle in which Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansour was traveling in the Ahmad Wal area in Baluchistan province of Pakistan, near Afghanistan's border, May 22, 2016. Image source: AP
Photo taken on cellphone purports to show the destroyed vehicle in which Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansour was traveling in the Ahmad Wal area in Baluchistan province of Pakistan, near Afghanistan’s border, May 22, 2016. Image source: AP

“In order to show the world that they are not dead, Taliban will surge their attacks in the month of Ramadan”, said retired Afghan National Security General Wahid Taqat.  The Muslim holy month begins June 6.

Afghan security officials insist they are prepared for any increase in attacks during Ramadan or any other time.

“Afghan security forces are ready more than ever”, said Afghan National Security Council spokesperson Tawab Ghorzang.

Meanwhile, Afghan officials officials Sunday reported fierce fighting in southern Helmand province.

They say the hostilities erupted overnight after Taliban insurgents staged simultaneous attacks in three districts. Both sides claim to have inflicted heavy casualties on the other.

 Afghan officials confirmed a senior police commander was also killed. Helmand is the largest Afghan province where the Taliban controls several districts.  (VOA)

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Taliban Confirms Mullah Mansoor’s Death, makes Maulvi Haibatullah Akhundzada the new Chief

The Taliban announcement coincided with a suicide blast in Kabul that killed at least ten people.

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Pakistani local residents gather around a burning vehicle hit by a U.S. drone strike, May 21, 2016. Afghan Taliban Mullah Akhtar Mansoor was the target of the drone near Dalbandin, Baluchistan, Pakistan. Image source: AFP

Maulvi Haibatullah Akhundzada has been appointed the new chief of the group following the death of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, says the Taliban in Afghanistan.

On Wednesday, a Pashto language statement was issued where the Taliban formally confirmed that Mansoor was killed in a U.S. drone attack last week.

“Maulvi Haibatullah Akhundzada has been appointed as the new leader of the Islamic Emirate (Taliban) after a unanimous agreement in the shura (the supreme council), and all the members of shura pledged allegiance to him,” said the Taliban statement.

FILE - Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, leader of the Afghan Taliban, is seen in this undated handout photo from the Taliban. Credit:VOA
FILE – Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, leader of the Afghan Taliban, is seen in this undated handout photo from the Taliban. Credit:VOA

Mansoor was eliminated because he was blocking Afghan peace and reconciliation efforts, confirmed U.S. President Barack Obama confirmed on Monday.

Maulvi was a deputy to Mansoor along with Sirajuddin Haqqani, the leader of the notorious Haqqani network and now he is the new Taliban Chief.

While Haqqani has retained his position, the son of the group’s founder- Mullah Yaqoob has been appointed as a second deputy to the new Taliban leader.

Time will say whether it is a coincident or not, but the Taliban announcement coincided with a suicide blast in Kabul that killed at least ten people. The early morning attack apparently targeted a vehicle carrying Afghan judiciary staff, officials said.  There are no immediate claims of responsibility. (VOA)

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Coming of the age technology: The Drone Photography

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https://youtu.be/0ZR3x-FYssI

 

Baltimore, Maryland, USA: Skye De Moya and Ross Shafer are two professional drone photography experts who opened their business in drone photography and videography back in 2013.

The company is named as SkyCam Productions and is based in Baltimore.

Shafer and De Moya will perform their daily task of assembling up the drone, mounting the camera and then calibrating the device so that its internal compass can determine the direction while the GPS can detect its location. Yes, something that the general mass cannot relate to easily.

Though, it is to be noted that unlike amateur drone photographers, Skye and Ross work together as a team. De Moya is of the opinion that it allows them for better joint maneuvers and more creativity.

Thus one can see their passion and to start with Shafer, who says that the remote control toys caught his interest years ago as a kid and he even goes on to compare and confesses that the new drones are much easier to control than the older ones. He tells about how they used to get swept off as the winds came in and went to a distance much further away from him. With hours and hours of practice, is the only way that he got on the control of the drone models and its sophisticated technology.

While De Moya tells about how she started at first as an assistant camographer, someone who will fly the drones professionally and then she slowly upgraded towards a tiny model with manual controls and which needed heavy practice before she finally mastered the craft.

On the other, it is true that drone photography has taken the nuances of the photography and videography to a new heights, one has to be concerned about the safety issues as well.

There are rules and regulations against flying of a drone over big crowds or in highly populated areas like in a city where the surrounding has too much concrete which can ultimately interfere with the GPS. Then there are the laws in the USA, which cites that it is not permissible to fly within a 8 km radius of an airport or else more than 122 meters above the ground to protect the air traffic for that matter. (This news is brought to you by NewsGram in association with VOA)

 

 

One response to “Coming of the age technology: The Drone Photography”

  1. Amazing technology! This can help us tackle problems like traffic, or any such transport issues.

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