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4 suspects questioned over Essex lorry deaths

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London, 26 Oct : Police have continued to interrogate four suspects ver the deaths of 39 people whose bodies were found in a refrigerated lorry container in the UK’s Essex county, it was reported on Saturday. The four suspects are: a man who was detained at the Stansted Airport on Friday on suspicion of manslaughter and conspiracy to traffic people; a couple taken into custody from Warrington on the same charges; lorry driver Mo Robinson held on suspicion of murder since Wednesday, the BBC reported.

Meanwhile, police have been given extra time to question Robinson of County Armagh. The arrests came as efforts to remove and identify the bodies of eight women and 31 men, who were found in the refrigeration trailer at an industrial park in Grays, continued.

It is believed that a number of the people were from Vietnam, despite Essex Police initially saying the victims were all Chinese nationals. And VietHome, an organisation that represents the Vietnamese community in the UK, said it had received photos of nearly 20 people reported missing, since the lorry was discovered. The group said it began to receive reports of missing people on Wednesday. Those who have disappeared were aged between 15 and 45.

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IAF operationalises no.18 Squadron, equips it with LCA Tejas

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New Delhi, 27 May : The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday operationalised its no.18 Squadron, the “Flying Bullets”, at Sulur near here, equipping it with the fourth generation Mk1 LCA (Light Combat Aircraft) Tejas.

The indigenous tailless compound delta-wing aircraft was inducted at an official ceremony in the presence of Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria at the Sulur Air Force Station.

The No.18 Squadron will be the second one to have the home-made Tejas, after the 45 Squadron based here.

An all-faith prayer was held and a coconut broken to mark the induction of Tejas today.

The No 18 Squadron, formed in 1965 with the motto “Teevra aur Nirbhaya” meaning “Swift and Fearless,” was earlier flying MiG 27 aircraft.

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Salman wishes fans ‘Eid Mubarak’ with releasing his latest song Bhai Bhai

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Jio partnership is to build similar products around the world: Zuckerberg

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San Francisco, 30 April : Facebook’s over Rs 43,000 crore investment in Jio Platforms will help the social networking giant build similar products for the other key markets around the world, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook, which has long been striving to enter the big club of the ecommerce world, has chosen India in a significant move to begin its global ecommerce journey with investing $5.7 billion (approx. Rs 43,574 crore) in Reliance Jio, sounding the bugle to take on ecommerce behemoth Amazon and Walmart in the long run.

“Certainly all the products and technology that we’re building to enable that (Jio) partnership are going to be things that we want to do around the world. So we’re very excited about working with them to drive this vision forward and then extending it everywhere over the coming months and years,” Zuckerberg told the analysts during an earnings call late Wednesday.

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