More areas come under flood fury, toll rises to 73 Patna, August 29
With fresh areas in Purnia, Saharsa and Madhepura coming into the grip of turbulent
Kosi, the state government was facing the daunting task of evacuating flood victims to safer places, while the toll in the calamity had increased to 73.
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Flood-hit move to safer places in Madhepura on Friday. — Reuters
Work at Nano plant suspended Kolkata, August 29
Mamata Banerjee’s “peaceful dharna and agitation” in front of the Tata Motors plant at Singur for the sixth day today had an effect on other areas, where a large number of people, fighting for the farmers’ cause organised massive “chakka-jam” demonstrations between 4 pm and 5 pm, paralysing the entire movement of traffic.
insists on clean waiver New Delhi, August 29
Top Indian officials were today
examining the revised text of the draft waiver to be presented at the
NSG meeting on September 4-5 even as New Delhi reiterated that it would
not accept any conditions outside the July 18, 2005 civil nuclear
cooperation understanding with the US while seeking a clean exemption
from the 45-member cartel.
dies Chandigarh, August 29
Controversial Nihang chief Ajit
Singh Poohla, who was allegedly burnt alive in the high-security
Amritsar Central Jail by two inmates yesterday, succumbed to his
injuries at the PGI this morning.
Cops bludgeon youth to death Moga, August 29
A police party deployed at a naka allegedly clubbed a youth to death near Daulewala village, under the
Kot-ise-Khan police station, in this district late last night.
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