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It was a tragedy waiting to happen
WAI / PUNE, JAN. 26. Volunteers and police today continued to search for bodies at Mandhradevi Hills in Maharashtra, where about 300 people were killed in a stampede yesterday. A highly placed police source in Satara told The Hindu ...
Police, security forces were on their toes
NEW DELHI, JAN. 26. Elaborate security arrangements and extra vigil by intelligence agencies ensured that the 56th Republic Day celebrations passed off peacefully in the capital today. Over 20,000 police personnel and hundreds of commandos of the ...
A song for the soldier
NEW DELHI, JAN.26. Not everyone present to see the Republic Day Parade on Rajpath here today may have managed to catch a glimpse of the President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, taking the salute at the marching contingents, but the First Citizen once again ...
Students continue agitations protesting abductions in Bihar
PATNA, JAN. 26. Dismayed at the abduction of their fellow pupils in Bihar, students of private schools stayed away from cultural programmes, continued with their relay fast and formed human chains as the Republic Day was celebrated with little ...
Government slipping from commitment to CMP: Yechury
WARANGAL, JAN. 26. The United Progressive Alliance Government was slipping in its commitment to the National Common Minimum Programme, Sitaram Yechury, Communist Party of India (Marxist) Polit Bureau member, said today. Inaugurating the 21st ...
Kalam launches speech applet
NEW DELHI, JAN. 26.The President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, today launched a speech applet `Virtual Vision' for visually challenged students. Interacting with students, Mr. Kalam said he was inspired to develop the applet when two visually ...
Ramesh Pai passes away
BANGALORE, JAN. 26. Ramesh Pai, 81, Chairman of the Maha Rashtra Apex Corporation Ltd., died in a hospital here this evening after a heart attack. He is survived by his wife, Shanthi, two daughters and two sons. He was also the head of a host ...
SAARC to discuss tsunami warning system
NEW DELHI, JAN. 26. At the request of Sri Lanka and Pakistan, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) heads of government will discuss the possibility of putting in place a tsunami early warning centre at their February 6-7 ...
``India should have veto power''
KOLKATA, JAN. 26. ``India needs a stronger voice in the United Nations...even a seat in the Security Council with powers of veto'', the German Nobel laureate, Gunter Grass, said here today. This veto power should no longer be only the prerogative ...
A castaway on his home island
CAMPBELL BAY (THE ANDAMANS), JAN. 26.For 25 days after the tsunami killed everyone else on his island, Michael Mangal roamed the expanse in just his underwear, waiting for death and praying for life, thinking of the spirits that scared him and ...
Cold wave unabated
CHANDIGARH, JAN. 26. The cold wave conditions in Punjab and Haryana continued unabated today. The mercury dipped to three degrees below normal at Amritsar, which recorded a minimum temperature of 1.8 degree Celsius. ...
Proposal to be taken up
NEW DELHI, JAN. 26.The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) will take up tomorrow the proposal of offloading 10 per cent stake in engineering firm Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) and 7.5 per cent in carmaker Maruti Udyog Limited ...
Postmen "At Home"
NEW DELHI, JAN. 26.The President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, today hosted the customary "At Home" reception at the sprawling Mughal Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan. Jigme Singhye Wangchuk, the Bhutan King, who was the chief guest at this morning's ...
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