2005, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
Thousands still stranded
Fresh avalanche warning in J&K Jammu, February 8
A passenger died due to cold in a stranded bus while an avalanche hurled an empty bus into a 200-feet deep gorge on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, which remained closed for the second day today due to heavy snowfall and avalanches in the region.
admits criminal-politician-official nexus New Delhi, February 8
The UPA government has candidly
admitted in the Supreme Court that the nexus among criminals, politicians
and bureaucrats has increased leading to a “disturbingly” high-level
of corruption, yet it has opposed any move to strike down the “single
directive” in the Central Vigilance Commission that protected top
officials from direct investigation by the CBI.
Chakra winners to return awards Protest against withdrawal of
security Bhikhiwind, February 8
The ‘Sandhu family, which had
created history by receiving four Shaurya Chakra awards for fighting
against militants in the early nineties, has decided to return country’s
most prestigious gallantry awards in protest against the withdrawal of
(From right) Mr Balwinder Singh
Sandhu, his son Gagandeep Singh and his wife Jagdish Kaur at their house in
Bhikhiwind, which was attacked by terrorists more than 40 times.
— Photo by Rajiv Sharma
Student’s kidnapping creates panic in Amritsar Amritsar, February 8
The police is still clueless about the sensational kidnapping of a plus two student of the local DAV Public School and son of a rice-sheller owner, Guddu, who was kidnapped by three unidentified youths, one of them in police uniform, at gun point here from the Majitha road last
Astra missile to be tested this year Bangalore, February 8
The flight trials of Astra, India's first attempt at producing an indigenous air-to-air missile, have been targeted for this year, following the sanction of a Rs 1,000-crore project to the DRDO laboratory developing it —the Hyderabad-based Defence Research and Development Laboratory.
Pilgrims walk across a pontoon bridge to take a holy dip in the Ganga during Magh Mela in Allahabad on Tuesday. — Reuters
boy makes it to NASA after topping contest Ballia (UP), February 8
A teenager from this district of
Uttar Pradesh has managed to get the top slot in the International
Scientist Discovery competition held last month in London. After getting
the top slot, Saurabh Singh is all set to study aeronautical engineering
at NASA for a year.
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