Saturday, September 12, 2009

BSF retaliates to rocket attack from Pakistan, villagers protest (Fourth Lead)

AMRITSAR - Three rockets fired in quick succession from Pakistan exploded near a village in India’s Amritsar district, triggering retaliatory gunfire by Indian border guards, officials said Saturday as angry villagers from the region held protests.

Pranab shows austerity, flies economy class

KOLKATA - Setting a personal example of austerity, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday travelled from Delhi to Kolkata in economy class of a budget airline.

Major fire breaks out at a Delhi candle factory

NEW DELHI - A candle-making factory was razed to the ground following a major fire broke out in Naraina Industrial area here on Saturday.

Passengers face tough time as Jet pilots protest continues

NEW DELHI - Passengers are having a harrowing time as Jet Airways has canceled flights for the fifth consecutive day on Saturday.

Maoists kill teenager in Chattisgarh

TUNDER - In yet another gruelling incident involving Maoists, a teenager was killed in Tunder village in Chhattisgarh on Saturday after refusing to go along with them.

Yamuna floods threatens villages around Delhi

NEW DELHI - The Delhi Administration has swung into action to rescue villagers dwelling on the banks of the River Yamuna on Saturday

India, Mongolia likely to ink atomic energy pact

NEW DELHI - After signing civil nuclear cooperation pacts with the United States, Russia, France and Kazakhstan, India is likely to ink another bilateral atomic energy cooperation agreement with Mongolia which boasts of having nearly six percent of the world’s uranium reserves.

Jet Airways pilots’ strike continues, as Mumbai talks end inconclusively

MUMBAI - The impasse between the Jet Airways management and pilots continued on Friday evening, as the second round of talks held between the two factions here could not reach a final decision.

Bihar Govt urged to revive waterway transportation

PATNA - The committee working on inland waterways transportation held a seminar with the Bihar government in an effort to revive cargo and cruise movements on the rivers flowing through the state.

Response to new Indian dossier next week: Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik Saturday said Islamabad will send its response to the sixth Indian dossier on the 26/11 Mumbai attacks next week.

Frightened by shelling from Pakistan, farmers want extra security

DHANOAE - Several incidents of shelling or firing from Pakistan side of the India-Pakistan border in Attari sector of Punjab, including the latest witnessed on Friday night, have caused a sense of fear among villagers.

Congress to decide over alliance with NCP on Sunday

NEW DELHI - Union Heavy Industries Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh said that the decision on alliance with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly polls would be taken by Sunday.

Militants killed three BSF jawans in Manipur

IMPHAL - Armed militants near Oksu village in Imphal district of Manipur killed three jawans of the Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday.

General strike curbs Manipur’s normal life

IMPHAL - Normal life has been curbed in Manipur on Saturday due to a 24 hours general strike called by the Joint Action Committee (JAC) to protest against the alleged fake encounters.

Majuli Island inhabitants pray to stop soil erosion

MAJULI - The inhabitants of Majuli Island in Assam perform a Hindu ritual to check the rapid soil erosion near the banks of the river Brahmaputra.

Bridging gap between youth and police in Kashmir

SRINAGAR - Youth in Srinagar got a chance to voice their views and grievances against the security forces at a pro-active meet held recently here.

Flood situation grim in Madhya Pradesh

HOSHANGABAD - Floods situation continued to remain grim in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh.

Congress screens aspiring candidates for polls in Maharashtra

MUMBAI - Congress party has begun shortlisting candidates aspiring for party’s nomination for the October 13 assembly elections in Maharashtra.

BSF fires into Pakistan after rocket attack (Third Lead)

AMRITSAR - Three rockets fired in quick succession from Pakistan exploded near a village in India’s Amritsar district, triggering retaliatory gunfire by Indian border guards, officials said Saturday.

BEML rolls out country’s first standard gauge metro car

BANGALORE - State-run Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) achieved a milestone when it delivered the country’s first standard gauge metro car on Friday.

One arrested for provoking Sangli riots

SANGLI - The Maharashtra police arrested Imran Hassan Nadaf, a resident of Miraj, on charges of conspiracy and inciting riots in Sangli District on Saturday early hours.

Allegation of Cabinet notes of Kerala Government shared with party

THIRUVANANTHPURAM - The opposition parties critiscised the Kerala’s ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI (M)) for allegedly providing the confidential notes of the state cabinet to Party’s state unit secretary Pinarayi Vijayan.

Elephant electrocuted in Raigarh

RAIGARH - A wild elephant died of electrocution in Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh.
As per the forest officials a herd of 12 elephants had come to remote Pathal village and a female elephant died due to electrocution. A live wire of 33 Kilo Watts passes through this area.

Bangladesh trained militant arrested in Darjeeling

DARJEELING - A militant of the Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) outfit was arrested from West Bengal’s Darjeeling district.

Trans-Kashmir trade booms, but barter not favoured

SRINAGAR - When trade across the Indian and Pakistani sides of Kashmir resumed after a gap of nearly 60 years, there was euphoria. Almost a year on, business has soared, touching Rs.26.30 crore (over $5.2 million), but many are disheartened with the “medieval exchange” of goods.

107 MM army-type rockets fired into India: BSF (Second Lead)

AMRITSAR - Even as the Pakistani authorities Saturday denied that any rockets were fired from its side into Indian territory, paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) officials here said they were fully equipped to retaliate against any provocation from the neighbouring country.

Jet Airways stalemate with pilots continues

NEW DELHI - The stalemate between the striking pilots of the Jet Airways and its management continues for the fifth day on Saturday, as talks held between the two factions remained inconclusive on Friday.

CPI (M) politburo member Brinda Karat arrested in Tamil Nadu

MADURAI - CPI (M) politburo member Brinda Karat was arrested on Saturday at a village in Tamil Nadu.

BSF retaliates after Pak fires three rockets

KACHYE DHANOAE - The Border Security Force (BSF) retaliated with machine gun fire after Pakistan fired three rockets inside the Indian territory on Friday night.

CBI to visit YSR’s helicopter crash site today

NEW DELHI - The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will visit on Saturday the site of the helicopter crash, where former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy and four others were killed, in order to probe the crash at Pavirallagutta in the dense Nallamalla forests.

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