2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
Agartala riddled with blasts
planted on bikes
n Five in 90 minutes
Two dead, 100 injured
The blasts occurred four days after the Army shot dead seven suspected HuJI militants from Bangladesh in Dhubri district
bordering Bangladesh in western Assam
Blast at Gul Bazar 7.30 pm
Radar Market 7.35 pm
GB Market 8.15 pm
NS Road 8.40 pm
Palace Compound 9 pm
Guwahati, October 1
Two persons were killed, over 100 injured when a series of five explosions rocked
Agartala, the capital of Tripura, within a span of 90 minutes. The
low-intensity bombs were planted either on bicycles or motorcycles.
A policeman takes an injured to the hospital; and (right) an injured woman waits for help after serial blasts in Agartala
on Wednesday. — PTI
123: US senate considers two amendments
The US Senate on Wednesday debated on the US-India civilian nuclear
agreement and considered two amendments that sought to ensure US nuclear
exports did not help boost India’s nuclear weapons programme or
contribute to a future nuclear test.
Manmohan confident of 8 per cent growth
On board PM's special aircraft
Asserting his government's commitment to economic reforms with a human face, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said the growth rate this year would be between 7.5 per cent and 8 per cent.
Manmohan Singh addresses the media at an on board press conference en route New Delhi on Wednesday. — PTI
early to talk about PM candidate, says Manmohan Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s indication of projecting him notwithstanding, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh feels that there are several leaders in the Congress who are equally or better qualified than him to be projected as the party’s prime ministerial candidates for the next elections.
are trying to normalise ties with Pakistan: PM India has made “serious
efforts” to normalise ties with Pakistan and hopes that Islamabad
would address New Delhi’s concerns about infiltration and ceasefire
violations, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said today.
New Delhi, October 1
Hotels, restaurants, airports, railway stations, offices, shops and
factories today prepared to enforce a smoking ban in public across India
in a major effort to curb tobacco use that authorities say kill an
estimated 900,000 people in the country every year.
Mehsud dead? Taliban
denies death rumours A Taliban spokesman in Pakistan
has denied media reports that leading tribal militant Baitullah Mehsud
has died of an illness and termed it as government propaganda. “He
is fit and well,” the spokesman, Maulvi Umar, said over phone.
FM lock horns on subsidies
These’ve to go sooner or later:
Manpreet Chandigarh, October 1
The wedge driven by subsidies has once again brought Chief Minister
Parkash Singh Badal and his nephew-cum-finance minister Manpreet Singh
Badal face to face, forcing the former to issue a stern warning to all
his cabinet colleagues to refrain from issuing any “irresponsible
statements” that violate the declared line of the party.
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