December 5, 2000,
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Venkataraman turns 91
new delhi, Dec
4 (UNI) — A large number of dignitaries, including President k.
r. narayanan and Vice-President Krishan Kant, greeted former
President R Venkataraman, who turned 91 on Monday. Among others who
called on Mr Venkataraman were former Prime Minister p.
v. narasimha Rao, Union Human Resource Development Minister
Murli Manohar Joshi, Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha
Manmohan Singh, Planning Commission Member k.
v. subrahmanyam, industrialist b.
r. nanda and former Union Petroleum Minister v.
Driver dies as bus falls into
dun, Dec 4 (UNI) —
Thirty passengers of a state
roadways bus had a providential escape when the vehicle plunged into a
gorge, killing the driver. The passengers, bound for Dehra Dun,
boarded the bus at Gandhi Chowk in Mussoorie on Saturday. Since the
vehicle was not starting, driver Mohammed Ishaq requested them to get
off and push it. Once it was in motion, it gathered momentum
descending down the road. The driver lost control, brakes also failed
and the bus fell into the 200-ft-deep gorge.