August 23, 2004, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
24 ministers ‘resign’ in Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, August 22
Ahead of tomorrow’s crucial BJP Parliamentary Board meeting to decide the fate of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Uma Bharti, 24 ministers today resigned as a mark of solidarity with her.
The second prototype of the Saras 14-seater multi-role light
transport aircraft developed by the National Aerospace Laboratories
along with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited will fly in about one year,
and the certification process, which will require about 500 hours of
flying, is targeted to be completed in 24 to 30 months, NAL
consultant T.S. Prahlad said here today.
In video (28k,
Chief pilot of Saras Sqn Ldr K.K. Venugopal is lifted by his crew members after a successful flight of India's first indigenous civil aircraft designed and developed by the National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) in Bangalore on Sunday. — PTI
Upgraded Jaguars flown
successfully New Delhi, August 22
Two of the upgraded prototypes of the country’s frontline fighter
aircrafts, Jaguars have been flown successfully after the changes
were carried out at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bangalore.
meet affirms Sonia’s supremacy New Delhi, August 22
Saturday’s day-long AICC conclave, the first after the Congress formed
the government at the Centre after eight years, merely reaffirmed what
has been known all along : Congress president Sonia Gandhi is ‘numero
uno’ and that the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty’s hold on the party remains
Greene finishes third in 100m ATHENS: Justin Gatlin of the USA won the 100m in 9.85 seconds at the Olympics on Sunday. Francis Obikwelu of Portugal was second in 9.86 while
American Maurice Greene was third in 9.87. — Reuters US sprinter Justin Gatlin
exults after winning the men's 100m final. — Reuters Thakur
recovering, says IOA
convicts escape from Ferozepore jail Ferozepore, August 22
Three inmates of the local Central Jail — two sentenced for life for
murder and one undergoing a 10-year RI for smuggling narcotics —
escaped in the wee hours today.
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