2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
850 MSP for paddy PM’s advisory
council to take final decision New Delhi, June 12
Despite the Commission
for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) recommending a much
bigger hike, the government today raised the MSP for paddy by
Rs 105 to Rs 850 per quintal for 2008-09 kharif season as an
“ad hoc” measure. It left it to the Prime Minister’s
Economic Advisory Council (EAC) to take a final decision for
increasing the MSP to Rs 1,000 as recommended by the CACP.
to soften oil blow Chandigarh, June
The Punjab cabinet, which
met here this evening, decided to charge half the rate of
taxes on the enhanced price of petrol, diesel and cooking gas
(LPG) in the state. The meeting was presided over by Chief
Minister Parkash Singh Badal.
ministers resign en masse The CPN-Maoist
has come up with yet another “pressure tactic” as all its
ministers announced their resignation from the current
coalition government. According to Maoist leader and minister
for information and communication Krishna Bahadur Mahara, who
also leads the Maoist team in the coalition government, all
Maoist ministers — five cabinet and two state — have
submitted their resignation to party chairman Pushpa Kamal
Dahal, alias Prachanda, on Thursday afternoon.
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20 yrs, Bhagalpur riot victims to get relief New Delhi, June 12
Almost two decades after the
infamous Bhagalpur riots, the government today announced various
proposals in respect of relief and rehabilitation for the victims. The
Union Cabinet at its meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
took the decision to provide relief.
to give Pak ‘irrefutable evidence’ of ISI activities New Delhi, June 12
India will provide to Pakistan
“irrefutable evidence” about the increasing activities of the
Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and various Pakistan-based ultra
groups in Jammu and Kashmir to sabotage the coming assembly elections in
the state when the joint anti-terror mechanism between the two countries
meets here on June 24.
Delhi, June 12
The neon lights at India
Habitat Centre’s posh Jacaranda Hall did daze 18-year-old
Swarupa a bit. For her, it was the first visit outside of Chitlaya,
a tiny hamlet in Andhra Pradesh’s Ranga Reddy district where
light and water don’t come easy, and poverty rules.
Kashmir government employees brave a water cannon during a protest demanding the regularisation of their jobs and pay increases in Srinagar on Thursday. These days dye is mixed with water to “mark” trouble-makers by the police. — Reuters
is rushing in New Delhi, June 12
After a not-so-satisfactory hike in
the paddy MSP today, it should come as some relief to farmers that
monsoon this year is ahead of its schedule in the country, including
northwest India comprising Punjab, Haryana, west Uttar Pradesh, Himachal
Pradesh, Delhi and Uttarakhand.
Gorkha Stir Army on
stand-by in Darjeeling Kolkata, June 12
The Army was on stand-by in the
wake of violent incidents between two “communal groups” over the
Gorkhaland issue in the plains of Darjeeling at Siliguri, Jalpaiguri and
Duars today. The Union home ministry today sent nearly 1,000 central
paramilitary force personnel to West Bengal to deal with the situation.
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