Intermittent drizzle failed to dampen the spirits of thousands of spectators who had gathered on both sides of the Rajpath to witness the Republic Day parade where US President Barack Obama was the Chief Guest.
Most parts of coastal districts on Wednesday experienced mild rainfall due to the well marked low pressure area over southwest and adjoining west central Bay of Bengal off north Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh coast.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday requested the Union Minister for Science and Technology Harshvardhan to set up the Central research institutions in the state at the earliest.
Seven fishermen, who had gone missing after their trawler capsized near the Bay of Bengal in West Bengal`s South 24 Parganas, were still untraced even as search operations continued Sunday, an official said.
Two days after a boat carrying nearly 600 migrants was seized in the Bay of Bengal near Bangladesh`s southeastern border with Myanmar, two separate cases have been lodged against the human traffickers, police said on Wednesday.