New Delhi: The nation on Sunday remembered the countrys first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 48th death anniversary, with President Pratibha Patil and Vice- President Hamid Ansari paying homage to him.

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ief Sonia Gandhi paid floral tributes to Nehru at Shanti Van, his memorial on the banks of Yamuna here. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Union Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath were among prominent citizens who paid floral tributes at the memorial. An all religion prayer meeting was organised in the premises of the memorial. Nehru, who was born on November 14, 1889, died on May 27, 1964.

American arrested with cartridges at airport New Delhi: An American national has been arrested at the IGI airport allegedly with 23 live cartridges, which police on Sunday claimed was brought from the United States without any valid documents, reports PTI. Police said no firearms were recovered from Jeffrey Jinnin Worn, who was about to board a Turkish Airlines flight yesterday. ” During security check at the time of boarding, some suspicious items were found in Worns baggage. It was found that 23 live cartridges were in the bag. He admitted that the cartridges were his. ” The passenger accepted that bullets belongs to him and he brought from the US. But he was not holding valid license for the same. It was written alt39 Hornady 45 Auto+ Palt39 on the cartridges,” a senior police official said, adding that the American national was arrested. A case under Section 25 of Arms Act was registered in this connection.

12 killed in lightning in WB Burdwan ( WB): Twelve people were killed and six others seriously injured after being struck by lightning in West Bengals Burdwan and Malda districts today, police said.

While 10 were killed and six injured in Burdwan, two died in Malda due to lightning, they said. In Burdwan, the deceased include one 15- year- old boy, a septuagenarian, a 22- year- old youth and seven people aged between 35 and 43, SP S M H Mirza said, adding that the six injured have been admitted to hospital. Burdwan District Magistrate O S Meena announced Rs two lakh ex- gratia each for the families of the victims.

Medical factory gutted in Gurgaon Gurgaon: A medical equipment factory was damaged in a fire in an industrial township in Gurgaon, an officer said.

There was no casualty or injury. The blaze started around 5.15 pm in the two- storey factory of Life Long Meditec Ltd at Sector 5 in the Industrial Model Township ( IMT) in Manesar. The reason of fire could not be ascertained, the officer said. More than 22 fire tenders were pressed into service, Mahender Bhardwaj, the chief fire officer, said. No one was killed or injured in the blaze. The fire tenders from nearby factories also joined the rescue efforts, said fire officer I S Kyashap.

First Naga Mt Everest climber Kohima: Maj ( Dr) Neikhrietuonuo Linyu has become the first Naga to successfully scale the Mount Everest. Major Linyu, an army doctor posted at Agra, was part of an Indian army mountaineering team that scaled the summit on May 25. Born in Kohima village, Linyu after completing her schooling joined Regional Institute of Medical Science ( RIMS), Imphal. She joined army medical corps in 2001.

Heat wave continues to sweep Odisha Bhubaneswar: Large parts of Odisha continued to reel under sweltering heat Sunday although maximum temperature dropped slightly at some places, a Met official said. The district headquarters town of Sambalpur, about 20km from here, recorded a maximum temperature of 46.3 degrees Celsius, the highest of the day in the state, a senior official of the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre told IANS. The town had recorded a maximum of 46.7 degrees Celsius – the highest for this season – both Friday and Saturday.

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