Assam boat tragedy: rescue on; 45 bodies recovered
In Assam, the BSF, Army and the police continued rescue operation in the river Brahmaputra where a crowded ferryboat capsized due to heavy storm at Burha-Burhi Char under Fakirganj police station in Dhubri district yesterday. 45 bodies have so far been recovered from the incident spot and rescued 49 others.
Negotiatiors reach agreement; Chathisgarh Collector release likely within 48 hours
The Chhattisgarh government has agreed to set up a high powered standing committee to review all cases of persons for whom investigation and prosecution is pending, including Maoist related cases, in return for the release of the abducted Collector of Sukma Alex Paul Menon. Briefing newsmen in Raipur last night, Chief Minsiter Dr.
Government lifts ban on cotton exports
The Government has allowed fresh exports of cotton.It has also announced that suspension of new registrations be revoked to allow traders to apply afresh for registration.
All mobiles must carry radiation tags by Sept: Centre to cell phone mfrs.
The Government has instructed all cell phone manufacturers to include radiation tags in mobile handsets to display Specific Absorption Rate, SAR value by the first of September this year.A radiation tag is a device embedded within a cell phone for checking radiation emitting from it.
Today is May Day
International Labour Day, also known as May Day, is being observed across the globe today.The Day is observed in memory of labourers, who had sacrificed their lives in the 1860s in US city of Chicago, for obtaining their rights to get better working condtitons.
Sensex gains 131 pts to close at 17,319
Rising for the third day in a row, the Sensex at the Bombay Stock Exchange gained 131 points, or 0.8 percent, at 17,319, on funds buying in blue-chips, and especially IT stocks, today.The Sensex had gained 57 points in the previous two trading sessions.
KKR pip CSK by 5 wkts: at top 2 in IPL table
Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Chennai Super Kings by 5 wickets in a league match of the IPL Twenty-20 cricket tournament at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai last night.Chasing 140 runs set by Chennai after opting to bat first, Kolkata overhauled the target with two balls to spare.