Jammu, February 10
While the Indian Air Force carried out major operations for airlifting Army-men stranded on the 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar National Highway during the past five days, six persons, including four children, were killed in three separate places owing to avalanches and land slides.
Passengers walk to board a helicopter on Thursday after remaining stranded on a key highway in Banihal, 180 km (113 miles) north of Jammu, for three days. — Reuters
Should India agree to a gas pipeline through Pakistan?
Kathmandu, February 10
Nepali police smothered the first political protest on Thursday against King Gyanendra's assumption of power and suspension of civil liberties, by arresting the handful of demonstrators who turned up.
Human rights activist Basu Devkota is arrested in Kathmandu on Thursday for opposing the royal proclamation. — Reuters
Series of kidnappings rattle police 2 recent cases solved, claims Virk
Chandigarh, February 10
Rattled by a series of kidnappings and disappearances under mysterious circumstances during the past few weeks, the Punjab Police claims to have solved two of the three cases that have been in the headlines during the fortnight.
MEA to retain full powers in gas pipeline negotiations New Delhi, February 10
The Ministry of External Affairs will retain full powers in negotiations on gas pipeline projects with Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan, authoritative sources in the Government told The Tribune tonight.
‘Make Nanavati report public’ New Delhi, February 10
The National Commission for Minorities (NCM), besides several Sikh leaders, today urged the government to make the report of the Justice Nanavati Commission on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots public.
155 kg of charas seized Chandigarh, February 10
An Israeli, a Czech national and a man from Kulu were arrested along with 155 kg of charas in the country's biggest-ever haul of the contraband.
Prince Charles to marry Camilla
Parker London, February 10
Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, today announced that he would marry his lover Camilla Parker Bowles in April this year, ending years of speculation whether their three-decade-old romance would be solemnised in nuptials.
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Man gets death for rape, murder of minor New Delhi, February 10
The Supreme Court today sentenced to death a man for rape and murder of a six-year-old school girl from Uttar Pradesh, holding his action as "beastly, barbaric and inhuman".
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