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  • Political parties protest increase in petrol prices

    The BJP has demanded rollback of increase in petrol prices, saying the seventh hike in last six months was totallly unjustified. Prakash Javedkar said the ground of under recovery by the oil companies cited by the govt as the reason for the hike is not correct. He further expressed fear that now diesel prices may […]

    Demolish Adarsh building in 3 months: Environment Ministry

    In a terse order, the Environment ministry on Sunday directed the scam-hit Adarsh Housing Society in Mumbai to demolish within three months the “unauthorised” 31-storey building in upmarket Colaba for violating coastal regulations and restore the area in its original condition. If the society failed to comply with it on its own, “the ministry will […]

    Bhimsen Joshi in critical condition

    Eminent classical vocalist Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, undergoing treatment at a Pune hospital, is in a critical condition. Doctors attending on him said, the 88-year-old Bhimsen Joshi is on periodic dialysis following a kidney failure. He was admitted to the hospital last week after he complained of breathlessness and vomiting.

    Northern India again under cold wave grip

    After the weather in Punjab and Haryana relented for a few days, the minimum temperature in most parts of the region today plummeted by up to three degrees Celsius, throwing normal life out of gear. The Met office said the minimum temperature, which had risen to around five degrees Celsius in the past few days, […]

    Sabarimala stampede: Bodies of 19 pilgrims airlifted to Hyderabad

    In Kerala, the bodies of 19 Ayyappa devotees who were killed in the stampede at Uppupara in Idukki district have been airlifted from the Kochi International Airport to Hyderabad. Three more bodies will be airlifted later this afternoon. Eight bodies , still to be identified, are kept at the Ernakulam General Hospital. A team of […]

    Govt recommends demolition of Adarsh Housing Society building

    Environment Ministry has recommended demolition of tainted Adarsh Housing Society building for flouting Coastal Regulation Zone Rules 1991. The Ministry has also rejected the option of partial demolition of the building or government take over. In its reports the Ministry said that partial demolition or government take over would send a wrong message. Adarsh Housing […]

    2G spectrum scam: Montek disagree with CAG

    Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia has disagreed with official auditor CAG on the calculation of a presumptive loss of 1.76 lakh crore rupees in the alleged 2G spectrum scam. Speaking to a private TV channel, Mr Ahluwalia questioned the approach adopted by the CAG for calculating the losses. He said it is not […]

    Govt thinks framing new legislation to tackle piracy

    The government is contemplating framing a new legislation to tackle piracy in view of increasing incidents of Indian ships being hijacked on high seas. Shipping Minister G K Vasan told PTI that in 2010, 12 Indian mechanised sailing vessels, commonly known as ‘dhows’, with 174 Indian nationals were hijacked. Vasan said a slew of measures […]

    CVC to enquire into alleged recruitment scam in CWG Organising Committee

    The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has initiated an inquiry into an alleged recruitment scam in the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee. AIR correspondent quoting sources reports, the anti-corruption watchdog officials have seized documents related to the employees who were recruited for organising the mega sporting event last year. CVC has received complaints that it showed ghost […]

    Judicial enquiry ordered into Sabarimala stampede, 73 bodies identified

    A judicial enquiry has been ordered in to the death of 102 Sabarimala pilgrims in Kerala in a stampede. 80 other devotees have been injured in the stampede at Uppupara on the Pullumedu-Vallakadavu forest route in Idukki district, while they were returning after holy darshan at the shrine of Lord Ayyappa on Makar Sankranti day […]