A special court lets off 11 accused of glorifying Roop Kanwar’s SATI in Deorala, Rajasthan.
British national Peter Bleach, a convict in the Purulia armsdrop case, is set free after eight years in prison following a presidential pardon.
Two newly discovered BEETLES in New Zealand are named Baeocera Hillaryi and B. Tensingi, after the first conquerors of Mount Everest.
Shankersinh Vaghela is replaced as Gujarat Congress chief with B.K. Gadvi to quell dissent.
US GM seed major Monsanto gets a patent for Nap Hal, the strain of wheat from which atta, used to make chapatis, is produced.