2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
killed in Islamabad hotel blast Suicide bomber
rams explosive-laden vehicle into main gate of Marriott At least 60
persons were killed and more than 200 injured in what
was described as the biggest suicide attack that
virtually devastated the entire building of the
capital’s main Marriott Hotel on Saturday. The blast
took place about three hours after President Asif
Zardari delivered his maiden address to the joint
session of Parliament less than a km from the scene of
A view of the destruction caused by a blast at Marriott Hotel in Islamabad on Saturday; and (right) a security guard helps a foreign guest leave the building after the explosion. — AP/PTI
kills 45 in Himachal Shimla, September
The state Cabinet today
held an emergent meeting as more than 45 persons have been
killed due to house collapse, landslides and property,
including crops worth crores, being destroyed due to the havoc
wreaked by heavy rains all over the state during the past 24
Delhi, September 20
Exactly a week
after three of the Capital’s top markets were rocked
by the serial bomb blasts, claiming 25 lives and maiming
scores of others for life, the Delhi police today
claimed to have cracked the case and possibly the terror
module behind it.
80-year-old father of Delhi police (special cell) officer Mohan Chand Sharma grieves at the funeral of his son.
— Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal
cremated with full police honours New Delhi,
Delhi police inspector
Mohan Chand Sharma, who succumbed to his injuries sustained
during an encounter with terrorists yesterday, was cremated
today at Nigambodh Ghat with full police honours. Sharma’s
father Narottam Sharma performed the last rites. Hundreds of
friends, colleagues, family members and general public
attended the cremation ceremony.
& Co pin hopes on PM’s visit Having shepherded the
U.S.-India civilian nuclear agreement all the way up to Capitol Hill,
President George W. Bush’s administration now hopes Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh’s September 25 visit to Washington will provide the
momentum to push the deal over the finish line.
Attacks on Christians Convener of
K’taka Bajrang Dal held Bangalore, September 20
The Sunday mass in the churches of
Karnataka tomorrow could turn out to be a silent show of protest against
the recent attack on them by Hindu fanatics in the state. “Be watchful
on Sunday for disturbances. Write to the SP or DCP of your area alerting
them of possible attacks.
simmers again Jammu, September 20
Over 12 Amarnath Yatra Sangharsh
Samiti supporters were injured when the police resorted to cane-charge
and fired in the air to disperse them outside Abhinav Theatre on the
Canal Road here, after they tried to forcibly entry the premises.
Trouble started when the management of Abhinav Theatre cancelled the
booking of the Samiti at the eleventh hour. The Samiti was scheduled to
hold a function at the theatre to pay a tribute to those killed in the
two-month-long land row agitation and felicitate their families.
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