Sunday, February 14, 1999
Peace Prize for Ramakrishna Mission
CALCUTTA, Feb 13 (PTI) The Gandhi Peace Prize for 1998, carrying a cash amount of Rs 1 crore, was today conferred on the Ramakrishna Mission by the President, Mr K.R. Narayanan. This is the first time an institution has got the prize. The prize, carrying a citation and a plaque besides the amount, was received by the 13th President of the math, Swami Ranganathananda, at a simple ceremony at Durbar Hall of Raj Bhavan here.
GUWAHATI, Feb 13 (PTI) Nine Army personnel, including a doctor, were killed in an ambush by insurgents in Manipurs Churachandpur district today, according to Army sources here. The sources said a medical team of the Rashtriya Rifles which was moving in the Tuilaphai area of the district was ambushed by insurgents near Thingkeu village. An Army doctor, who was incharge of the team, and eight others were killed on the spot. The medical unit was moving to the interior areas of the district to provide medical aid to villagers as part of civic action programme.
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