This Day That Age (dated September 20, 1962)

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(dated September 20, 1962)
(dated September 20, 1962)

Nehru hailed

Mr. Nehru received an unprecedented repeated applause at a closed door meeting of the Bow Group in London on September 18 — a group of young Conservatives who do not allow any one over 36 to be their members. From all accounts, it is learnt that Mr. Nehru made an excellent speech lasting 20 minutes and answered questions for the next 40 minutes during which he also dealt with Goa. The Chairman is understood to have described him as one of the two world leaders, who are not merely politicians — the other being British Prime Minister Mr. Macmillan. At the end of the afternoon session of the Commonwealth Ministers’ Conference, Mr. Nehru and Mr. Ayub Khan came out of the Marlborough House together and chatted for a few minutes at the steps.

Threat of plague epidemic

India called the attention of the World Health Organisation to the increasing threat of recurrence of plague in the country and said that if urgent steps were not taken to tackle the problem, serious consequences might follow especially because by the low immunity to the disease among the people caused by the absence of the epidemic in the recent past. The Director-General of Health Services, Dr. M.S. Chadda, told the 15{+t}{+h}Regional Committee of the World Health Organisation now in session in New Delhi on September 19 that recent studies had indicated a rise in the incidence of plague in three States.

Nightmare in tossing boat

Mr. B.C. Bhagwati, Union Deputy Minister for Transport and Communications, and party were forced to spend the night in a tossing boat, threatened with extinction, in mid-stream of the swollen Brahmaputra on September 18, according to a report from Jorhat. The boat tossed up in strong currents. But it reached the south bank at Kokilamukh (in the early hours the next day) to the relief of the occupants.

Man-eater kills 10

A man-eater, roaming in Sunkarametta in Araku Valley, 70 miles from Visakhapatnam, has killed 10 persons. The district authorities have offered a reward of Rs. 50 for the person who kills the beast.



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