April 22, 2002, Chandigarh, India
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Oman bus mishap: 4 Indians survive
Dubai, April 21
At least four Indians were among the nine survivors in Fridayís gruesome bus accident in south Oman which has claimed 55 lives so far. The four Indians, who survived the accident, were being treated at Sultan Qabbos Hospital in Muscat. The injured have been
identified as Regar Manna Lal, a mason and Kesar Devasaini from Rajasthan, and Kumara Lingana and Soulinki Manohar Rao (Andhra Pradesh), all helpers.
15 held in Bhopal
Bhopal, April 21
The police today arrested 15 persons, including a former President of the Bhopal district Youth Congress Arif Masood in connection with the incidents at Shahjahanabad locality of the city on Friday last. Cases have been registered against 50 persons but only 15 of them have been arrested so far.
NHRC team visits jail
Chapra (Bihar), April 21
A two-member National Human Rights Commission team visited the Chapra divisional jail to study the circumstances that led to revolt by inmates for four days and the subsequent commando operation in which six of them were killed last month. The team met the Saran District Magistrate Pankaj Kumar and other officials concerned yesterday before visiting the jail to make an on-the-spot enquiry.
Kathmandu, April 21
More than 15,000 persons marched today in Nepalís capital to call for an end to the bloody Maoist insurgency in the kingdom. The rally was organised by the Tarun Dal, a youth group affiliated with the ruling Nepali Congress party, and included representatives from the other major parties in Nepalís parliament.