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Ex-President Abdul Kalam turns 80 - proves it's just a number
Report dated 16/10/2011 @ 6:37 PM
Former President of India, APJ Abdul Kalam was at a jam-packed auditorium in Coimbatore, filled with 9100 students. He thanked everyone for their good wishes on the occasion of his 80th birthday and expanded on his vision for LeadIndia 2020.
He addressed the audience saying he has met some 12 million youth all over the world and their power and capabilities never cease to surprise him.
There was an interactive session that delighted his audience and Kalam called Coimbatore a dynamic city.
India's longest railway tunnel opens in Jammu & Kashmir
Report dated 15/10/2011 @ 9:13 PM
The Northern Railways has opened India's longest railway tunnel running through the Pir Panjal range in Jammu & Kashmir, that is part of its ambitious Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link project.
At 10.96 km long the Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel is India's longest and Asia's 2nd longest tunnel. It is aligned straight from north to south, is 100 percent waterproof and equipped with fire fighting systems through its entire length. It will take 6.6 minutes for a train to travel the distance and was built at a cost of Rs.391 crore.
India now 34th on global IT industry index
Report dated 15/10/2011 @ 9:11 PM
India has climbed 10 places to reach the 34th rank on the global IT industry competitive index, owing to its strong human capital and research and development (R&D) base.
According to a study compiled jointly by the Business Software Alliance (BSA) and the Economist Intelligence Unit, the IT industry competitiveness index benchmarks 66 countries on a series of indicators covering the critical foundation areas for IT innovation.
According to the BSA India Committee, to continue its trajectory as a rising IT power, India will need a safe and secure digital economy that inspires the trust and confidence of governments, businesses and citizens especially as markets across Asia become more competitive.
India scored above China who were placed at 39th rank, but remained behind Singapore and Australia.
Cop assaults student because he had long hair !!
Report dated 14/10/2011 @ 10:12 PM
Senior police inspector Jagdish Lohalkar from Ulhasnagar, Mumbai took it upon himself to disapprove of Rajesh Keshav Ram's long hairdo. He spotted Rajesh 24, at a restaurant and started cursing at him. When the lad asked what his problem was, the officer said his hair was effeminate and proceeded to beat him. He did not stop there, he then accused him of teasing girls and forcibly took Rs.400 from his pocket.
Rajesh wrote a complaint letter to the man's superiors and the home minister, which he copied to the media, asking for justice from the authorities.
Sources say Lohalkar is prone to abusing his power and abuses youngsters and even women when he patrols the area.
Lohalkar denied the allegations made by Rajesh and accused the lad of being an associate of a kidney thief and challenged authorities to check his record.
Police foil Delhi terror strike plan
Report dated 14/10/2011 @ 10:11 PM
Delhi police found an RDX explosives-laden Tata Indica car that was parked at an Ambala Cantonment railway station, that was destined for the capital city for a planned terror strike.
Police say the explosives were supplied by the LeT to the terror outfit Babbar Khalsa International, an organisation that had plans to target the national capital.