India seeks Hungary’s support for seat in Nuclear Suppliers Group
New Delhi, Oct 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has sought his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban’s support for New Delhi’s full membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group. The United States, Britain, France are among countries pushing for allowing India - a growing market for such commerce - to join the 48-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), a move that would boost the Asian nation's status as an atomic power. But many countries worry about the implications for wider efforts to prevent the spread of atomic bombs if India were to enter the group, keeping in view that it has refused to sign global anti-nuclear weapons pact. Further Manmohan Singh said both India and Hungary have agreed to create a global normative framework, as it poses a common threat to modern democratic societies.
Unnao: ASI begins excavation for gold hunt
Unnao, Oct 18 (ANI): The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Friday began excavating the remains of former King Ram Bux Singh’s dilapidated fort in Unnao district of UP to verify claims made by a seer that nearly 1,000 tonnes of gold is buried here. The work by ASI began days after local seer Shobhan Sarkar dreamt of the invaluable gold treasure hidden in those ruins. The residents of the area seemed confident of hidden treasure in the premises of fort as they stressed that whatever Sarkar has predicted till date is found to be true. Speaking to reporters, they also said that earlier some villagers found gold in the fort premises as this region was historically a domain of kings.
US ship detention: All 35 crew members arrested
Tuticorin, Oct 18 (ANI): All 35 crew members of US-based ship, identified as MV Seaman Guard Ohio, carrying weapons without permit have been arrested by Tamil Nadu police. The ship was was intercepted and detained by the Indian Coast Guard about 15 nautical miles east of Tuticorin on Saturday. The Q branch was probing into the case. Earlier, the Home Ministry asked the Tamil Nadu government to probe into the case and submit a report to the Centre on the purpose of the ship treading into Indian waters.