Pvt jet carrying Naidu, Rudy aborts take off

first_imgNew Delhi, May 30 (PTI) A private jet carrying Union ministers M Venkaiah Naidu and Rajiv Pratap Rudy today aborted take off from Delhi airport at the last moment due to a glitch.The eight-seater Hawker 800XP chartered aircraft was taxiing for take off when a “warning” was triggered, forcing the pilot to abort the flight seconds before being air borne.Naidu was on his way to Jaipur to file his nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha polls. However, there was no harm to any of the persons on board the aircraft.”Both Naidu and Rudy are safe. They were delayed by about two hours and took another jet for Jaipur,” BJP sources said.Naidu, who is Parliamentary Affairs Minister, and Rudy who holds the charge of Skill Development Ministry and is also a former Civil Aviation Minister, were later flown to Jaipur in another private plane for filing his Rajya Sabha nomination papers from Rajasthan.The 17-year-old aircraft of a Delhi-based private operator has been grounded after the incident, sources said.The Aviation regulator DGCA said it would look into the matter.”We have been informed of the incident and will look into it,” DGCA sources said.Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje was waiting for Naidu at Jaipur airport to accompany the Union minister for filing the papers.BJP has nominated Naidu as one of the the partys candidates for Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan, where the party enjoys a majority.Tomorrow is the last date for filing of nominations for the elections to Rajya Sabha, polling for which will be held on June 11. PTI SKC IAS GSNadvertisementlast_img read more

Project Cinderella event set for March 10 at Evergreen High School

first_imgEvergreen High School will again become the setting for a fairy-tale fantasy March 10 with Project Cinderella. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Project Cinderella is a program providing local students access to formal prom attire. Dresses and suits may be purchased for as little as $10. There will also be a photo booth for students to have their pictures taken in their new apparel, corsages and boutonnieres created by the Evergreen floral shop, professional hairdressers from the Vancouver area, plus costumed princesses and princes.Businesses and individuals are encouraged to make donations of formal attire — both dresses and suits — along with purses, dress shoes, and accessories which may be dropped off at the main office, 14300 N.E. 18th St., of the school during school hours.The event has been planned by a collaboration of National Honor Society students from Camas, Evergreen, Fort Vancouver, Heritage, Mountain View and Skyview High Schools. Proceeds from the event will benefit Evergreen High School’s Invest Ed, which helps students with school fees.last_img read more