August 10, 2004, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
PoWs return Wagah, August 9
“We want to rejoin our units at the
earliest so that we can serve the country till our last breath”, was the
spontaneous reaction of Lance Naik Jagsir Singh and sapper Mohd Arif both
prisoners of war (PoW) —when they crossed over to India following their
repatriation by Pakistan, here today.
Sapper Mohd Arif (left) and Lance Naik Jagsir Singh, who were released by Pakistan, on their arrival at the Wagah border, Amritsar, on Monday. —
Photo by Rajiv Sharma
planning limited blast to puncture lake New Delhi, August 9
China has assured India that it would
attempt a “limited blast” in the lake in Tibet on Sutlej tributary to
release the accumulated water in a controlled manner.
panic grips HP 4000 shifted to safety Shimla, August 9
Panic gripped people living along the
300-km-length of Sutlej from Kinnaur to Bilaspur as flash floods due to
the overflowing of the lake formed in Tibet due to the blockage of Parchu,
a tributary, appeared imminent.
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rate cut to 8.5 per cent New Delhi, August 9
In a major jolt to more than 30
million salaried employees, the Employees Provident Fund
Organisation board today reduced the provident fund interest rate to
8.5 per cent, amid protests from the trade unions threatening to
launch nationwide agitation.
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workers live to tell a heroic tale Barshaini, (Kullu) August 9
Like heroes 20 workers trapped inside
the Parbati hydel project tunnel mounted the blower pipe, an oxygen supply
line and hammered their way through the narrow blower pipe filled with
silt and debris.
will be ours, says Amarinder Chandigarh, August 9
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt
Amarinder Singh, today added a new dimension to the on going political
controversies in the region. Addressing a gathering of students, teachers
and other academician at Guru Gobind Singh College for Girls here, Capt
Amarinder Singh said that “he was hopeful the Chandigarh, would be
transferred to Punjab soon”.
Ambala, August 9
The Army is playing a major role by
assisting the Railways in repairing the Ambala-Amritsar main rail line.
Work is going on at a frenzied pace to meet the August 14 deadline for
making the Ambala-Amritsar main line operational.
Army bulldozers fill up the breach on the Ambala-Amritsar rail line near Shambhu on Monday.
— Photo by Neeraj Chopra
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