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Over 1,000 feared killed in quake
NIAS ISLAND (INDONESIA), MARCH 29. More than 1,000 people are feared killed in the massive earthquake which hit this northwest Indonesian island on Monday night, triggering tsunami warnings and causing panic across several Asian nations. Rescuers ...
Challenge and response
NEW DELHI, MARCH 29The high-level empowered Crisis Management Group came out with a statement this morning that "there have been no reports of tsunami waves in our region so far. It seems that the danger has passed." There is a sense of relief ...
Sensex crashes 143 points
MUMBAI, MARCH 29. Witnessing a bearish trend today, the Sensex, dropped below 6400 and the Nifty closed below the 2000 mark. The Bombay Stock Exchange 30-share sensitive index, which opened on a flat note at 6513, up two points, as compared to ...
Singhania plans to `Touch the face of God'
MUMBAI, MARCH 29. Vijaypat Singhania, Chairman Emeritus, Raymond Group narrated a nugget of tale at the Roof Top, Hilton Towers today. Waiting in anticipation to complete a successful solo flight from the United Kingdom to India in a microlight ...
Supreme Court upholds preventive detention powers of police
NEW DELHI, MARCH 29. The Supreme Court has held that the powers of the police to arrest and detain a person without a warrant not exceeding 24 hours to prevent commission of a cognisable offence could not be said to be unconstitutional. A ...
Manmohan for Mauritius
NEW DELHI, MARCH 29.The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, leaves New Delhi on Wednesday morning on a four-day visit to Mauritius. He will inaugurate Cyber Towers, an information technology complex built with Indian line of credit, and discuss with ...
Women on late night shifts: Bill being amended
NEW DELHI, MARCH 29. The Union Cabinet today cleared a proposal to reintroduce a Bill to amend the Factories Act to allow women work in late night shifts in certain industries. Announcing the decision, the Union Minister, Jaipal Reddy, said the ...
Further contributions from `The Hindu Relief Fund'
CHENNAI, MARCH 29.A final round of contributions was made from ` The Hindu Relief Fund' to the Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Pondicherry Governments. A demand draft for Rs. 1.2 crores was handed over to the Chief Secretary to the Tamil ...
Judge allows Jackson's past as testimony
SANTA MARIA (CALIFORNIA), MARCH 29.Prosecutors in the Michael Jackson case have waited more than a decade for what a judge has now granted them: the chance to tell jurors about past sexual abuse allegations that never led to criminal charges. ...
India plans to buy Mirage fighters
NEW DELHI, MARCH 29.Within days of the United States making offer to sell warplanes, India today announced a number of defence acquisitions and upgrading worth Rs. 3,820 crores and decided to hold negotiations for purchase of 12 French-made ...
New ICHR chairman
NEW DELHI, MARCH 29.D.N. Tripathi, former Head of the Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, Gorakhpur University, will be the Chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research. Eighteen historians have been nominated by the ...
NEW DELHI, MARCH 29.Zahira Sheikh, prime witness in the Best Bakery Case, has questioned the veracity of a petition filed by the National Human Rights Commission on the Gujarat riots. She has also sought a probe into the wealth of social activist ...
UNITED NATIONS, MARCH 29. An independent panel probing the oil-for-food programme in Iraq today absolved the U.N. Secretary General, Kofi Annan, of any wrongdoing in granting contract to Swiss firm Cotecna. However, it blamed him for the ...
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