Saturday, January 26, 2002, Chandigarh, India

 Updated at 3:00 am (IST)

Short-range Agni missile test-fired
Balasore, January 25
In a move to bolster the country’s nuclear deterrence capability, India today successfully test-fired a new “shorter range” Agni missile with a strike range of 700-km.
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The Agni missile is seen in this video grab during a test launch from Balasore in Orissa on Friday. — Reuters photo

  In video: The External Affairs Ministry today said the test-firing of Agni missile was not a political message to Pakistan. (28k, 56k)

Agni can carry N-warheads
New Delhi, January 25
The short-range version of Agni missile which was successfully test-fired today is capable of carrying nuclear warheads and also has mobile launchers which gives India a facility of moving this tactical weapon away from the prying spy satellites.


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President asks pvt sector to adopt social policies
New Delhi, January 25
Paying glowing tributes to security personnel who averted the terrorist attack on Parliament House on December 13, President K.R. Narayanan said today that it was necessary for the private sector to adopt social policies that were progressive and more egalitarian for the uplift of the deprived classes from deprivation and inequality “in the present economic system and of the future.”

President K. R. Narayanan President K. R. Narayanan addresses the nation on the eve of Republic Day from Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Friday. — PTI photo


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Padma Vibhushan for Amonkar, Sorabjee
New Delhi, January 25
Hindustani vocalists Gangubai Hangal and Kishori Amonkar, noted economist C. Rangarajan, Attorney-General Soli Sorabjee and tabla player Pandit Kishan Maharaj were tonight chosen for Padma Vibhushan, the country’s second highest civilian honour.

Air Chief Marshal Arjan SinghArjan Singh made IAF Marshal
New Delhi, January 25
On the eve of Republic Day, India’s first Air Chief Marshal Arjan Singh has been made the first Marshal of the Indian Air Force, a five-star title equivalent to Field Marshal in the Army. Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee personally rang him up today to convey the news and congratulated him.

Interpol notice against Aftab
New Delhi, January 25
The Interpol on the request of the CBI has today issued a red-corner notice (RCN) against the mastermind and key suspect in the January 22 Kolkata shootout outside the US center, Aftab, alias Farhan Malik, believed to be in Dubai.

10 Pak troops killed
Jammu, January 25
Ten Pakistani soldiers were killed and more than 12 enemy bunkers were destroyed across Nowshehra sector in Rajouri when the Indian troops retaliated unprovoked shelling by Pak forces today.

Holiday notice

The offices of The Tribune will remain closed on Saturday on account of Republic Day. There will, therefore, be no update of the site on Sunday.

Come January 26th and every household in the nation could have the pride of hoisting the national Tricolour.
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Manu Sharma gets bail
New Delhi, January 25
Delhi High Court today granted six weeks interim bail to Manu Sharma, the prime accused in the Jessica Lal murder case.

Malout poll adjourned
SAD nominee Sujan Singh dead
Chandigarh, January 25
The election to the Malout Assembly seat has been adjourned following the death of the official SAD candidate, Mr Sujan Singh, who was a Minister of state. The Additional Chief Electoral Officer, Mrs Usha R. Sharma, today said that the Election Commission had been informed. It would take appropriate action.

With dollars in bags, NRIs head for Punjab
Hoshiarpur, January 25
Flush with dollars, they have flocked to their roots up Punjab from their foreign abodes to become players in the state’s power structure. While a few of them are directly trying their luck in the Assembly elections, others are here to help their near and dear ones in the fray.


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