Pulga (Kullu), August 8
More than 20 workers
have been trapped inside a tunnel being excavated for the execution
of the 2051 MW Parbati Hydel Project near Barsiani village after
slush blocked the mouth of the tunnel due to a cloudburst in the
higher reaches of the area, almost 70 km from Kullu, last night.
The havoc wreaked by the gushing waters from a cloudburst at Barsiani village in Kullu district.
— Photo by Pratibha Chauhan.
on high alert after Chinese warning Shimla, August 8
The civil administration, the Army
and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police were again put on high alert following
a flash message from the Chinese authorities that the lake formed in Tibet
due to blocking of Parchu, a tributary of the Sutlej, could overflow or
the blockage could give way anytime during the next 24 hours.
Kidnappers make fresh demands Last-minute hitch in hostages’ release New Delhi, August 8
The Iraq hostage crisis got entangled at the last minute late last night just when a resolution of the captives’ ordeal was in sight as the kidnappers yet again made fresh demands.
New Delhi, August 8
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan today said he was prepared to appeal to the abductors and even go to Iraq if it would help secure the release of the hostages being held
Govt open to dialogue with
Naxals, Hurriyat New Delhi, August 8
The Centre favours a dialogue with Naxals, but with caution and will not be rigid in talks with Hurriyat Conference in Kashmir.
The government also feels that Ayodhya issue should be resolved by the courts, but if a settlement is reached outside, it should have judicial approval.
future on hold New Delhi, August 8
As Punjab Chief Amarinder Singh
battles the floods in his state, his political future appears to be on
hold with the Congress leadership adopting an ambivalent stance on the
Police remand under POTA can be extended: SC New Delhi, August 8
In an important judgement pertaining to defining the actual
length of time for police custody under Prevention of Terrorism Act, the Supreme Court has rejected the plea of Godhra train carnage key accused Maulavi Hussein Haji Abraham Umarji that it cannot extend beyond 30 days.
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