Nine MLAs among over 1,200 arrested Trinamool Congress-sponsored Bangla bandh Kolkata, August 2
Over 1,200 persons including nine Trinamool Congress MLAs, were arrested in connection with the 12-hour Bangla bandh today.
Except for some sporadic incidents of violence, the bandh was peaceful.
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In a double blow to beleaguered JMM
chief Shibu Soren, a court here today rejected his bail plea and
sent him to 14 days’ judicial custody after he surrendered in
compliance with a high court directive while a Giridih court
rejected his revision petition against a non-bailable arrest
Chandigarh, August 2
Though late by a month, the south-west monsoon is finally here, in full vigour, to the great relief of not only farmers and powermen but also small scale industrialists, traders, businessmen and above all a common man.
Stranded scooterist tries to manoeuvre her vehicle during heavy rain in Chandigarh on Monday.
— Tribune photo by Manoj Mahajan
Magsaysay Award for Ramdas
Singapore, August 2
Former Chief of Naval Staff Admiral L. Ramdas has been awarded this year’s Ramon Magsaysay Award for Peace and International Understanding along with Pakistani journalist Ibn Abdur Rehman.
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