Beijing, August 11
star-starved nation found a new sporting icon in a
marksman from Chandigarh, as Abhinav Bindra shot
his way to history, winning India’s first ever
individual Olympic gold medal in the 10m Air Rifle
event here today.
Bindra is hugged by his coach Gabriele Buhlmann
after shooting in the finals of the men's 10m air
rifle competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic
Games on Monday. — Reuters photo
With support for the impeachment motion dramatically gaining momentum beyond the actual strength of the ruling coalition, the National Assembly meets on Monday to fire the first salvo through a resolution asking President Gen Pervez Musharraf to seek a vote of confidence or face impeachment.
working on proposals: Patil New Delhi, August
Members of the all-party
delegation are expected to meet government officials tomorrow
to discuss the situation arising of the ongoing Amarnath land
transfer row in Jammu and Kashmir. It is learnt that the
second round of talks would have to be convened.
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bombs rock China’s Xinjiang region Beijing, August 10
Twelve pre-dawn blasts by suspected
Islamic militants and an ensuing police crackdown killed at least eight
persons in China’s restive northwest Xinjiang region today, within a
week of an audacious attack that killed 16 policemen, forcing Beijing to
tighten security for the ongoing Olympics.
Georgia, August 10
Russian troops and tanks took
the capital of the separatist Georgian region of South Ossetia
today after a bloody three-day battle as Georgian forces retreated
and offered a ceasefire.
A Georgian woman holding her baby cries in agony as she sees her damaged home in Gori on Sunday. — Reuters
trapped inside cave temple Jaipur, August 10
A pilgrim was killed and 250 others
were trapped inside a cave temple in Rajasthan's Kota district after a
ladder leading to the ancient shrine gave way this afternoon.
US swimmer Michael Phelps celebrates victory in the men's 400m individual medley swimming final at the National Aquatics Centre during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on Sunday. Phelps won in a world record time of 4:03.84, his first gold medal in Beijing. The 23-year-old looks in great shape to at least match his six golds at Athens in 2004 and then beat Mark Spitz's 1972 record of seven wins at one Games. — AFP
in Punjab Woollen
industry left in the cold Chandigarh,
Labour crisis in Punjab
has deepened. Earlier only agriculture sector was hit by it.
Now industrial sector has also started feeling its heat.
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