Chennai, June 21 (IANS) Three people suspected to be supporters of the banned Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were Sunday arrested with thousands of detonators in Tamil Nadu’s Triuchirapalli district, 320 km from here.
According to police, 4,900 ordinary detonators and 430 electric detonators were seized from the three men – Siva, Selvam and Tamizh.
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) Four prisoners escaped from a jail in Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura city late Sunday, an official said. Four jail officials were suspended after the incident.
Sachin, Yogesh, Ajai and Awadesh, who were charged with loot, dacoity and other crimes, were found missing from their barrack Sunday evening.
Hyderabad, June 20 (IANS) Veteran Telugu film actor Kota Srinivas Rao’s son Kota Prasad died in a road accident here Sunday. He was 39.
Kota Prasad is survived by wife and two children. He also acted in one Telugu film “Siddham” released last year and had signed a couple of other films.
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) A ministerial panel on security Sunday decided that terrorism and Pakistan’s actions in eliminating the scourge will dominate the talks between Home Minister P. Chidamabaram and his Pakistani counterpart on the sidelines of a SAARC meeting in Islamabad June 26.
The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the chair, met here Sunday evening to decide the broad outlines and mandate for the home minister’s Pakistan visit.
“India has the biggest share of the imports of 17.1 billion dirhams, that is 14.8 percent of Dubai’s total imports,” said Ahmed Butti, Director General of Dubai Customs.
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Three days after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) busted a multi-crore rupee railway recruitment scam, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday warned of strong action against the erring officials.
“The government agencies also watch whether people are taking bribe. Both taking and giving bribe are crimes. So, I will says there is need to take strong action,” Banerjee said.
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Sunday said all issues, including water and terrorism, will be discussed in the forthcoming talks with India, stressing the need to bridge the trust deficit between the two countries.
Talking to reporters in Multan, he said that the Indian foreign secretary is visiting Islamabad June 24 for talks with her Pakistani counterpart and with him, Online news agency reported.
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Over 150 Kashmiri Pandits, along with members of civil society, held a silent protest at the Jantar Mantar here Sunday and demanded that the government recognise them as internally displaced persons (IDPs).
The protesters, including children, students and professionals, were dressed in their traditional firhan attire and wore headbands. The children wore dresses with “Born in exile” written on them.
Arakkonam (Tamil Nadu), June 20(ANI): The largest ever batch of helicopter pilots comprising 19 pilots earned their wings’ (graduated) on Saturday at the helicopter training school, INS Rajali, at Arakkonam in Tamil Nadu.
There were 12 Naval and seven Coast Guard trainee pilots in the 74th Helicopter Conversion course.
Rear Admiral Karam Bir Singh, Chief of Staff Eastern Naval Command was the chief guest of the occasion and awarded ‘Wings of Gold’ to graduating pilots.
Samui (Thailand), June 20 (IANS) Rahil Gangjee brought home his best card of the tournament and finished tied 13th, while Himmat Rai was tied 18th in the Queen’s Cup golf tournament here Sunday.
Gangjee ended with a two-under 69 for an aggregate of two-under 282, which made him one of the three golfers finishing 13th and pocketing $ 4,518 each. Rai finished two shots behind, having carded one-under 70 in his final round.