News Today News Today : February 7, 2010

National Updates:

World Tamils Protection Secretariat
World Tamils Protection Conference decides to set up a permanent World Tamils Protection Secretariat at Penang in Malaysia

Punjab: Amritsar International Festival
Amritsar International Festival is the third International Folk Festival in Amritsar organised to promote the culture of Amritsar to the people across the world and to promote the heritage of the city globally. Third Amritsar International Festival is organised recently.

Bihar : JP Samman Pension Scheme:
JP Samman Pension Scheme had been initiated for those who participated in the ”total revolution” launched by veteran socialist leader Jai Prakash Narain in 1974.Recently the committee headed by state Home Secretary Amir Subhani approved the list of 1686 beneficiaries after their claims of having participated in total revolution were found correct following verification from jail records.

  1. Those served more more than 6 months get Rs. 5000 per month and less than 6 months will get 2500 per month.
  2. Activists serving less than one month jail term during the total revolution would be given mementos and citation papers.

Agni III
On February 7, 2010 India successfully test fired her most powerful indigenously-developed intermediate-range ballistic missile Agni III
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Global Updates:
Costa Rica’s president-elect Laura Chinchilla

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Sports
Golf: Asian Tour International : Gaganjeet Bhullar
Gaganjeet Bhullar of India produced a brilliant course record eight-under-par 64 to win the season-opening Asian Tour International by one shot.

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