2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
States want Centre to share duty-cut losses New Delhi, June 16
Petroleum products pricing is once again flaring up with the states demanding that the Centre should share the burden of revenue loss incurred by them. In a meeting of Empowered Group of Finance Ministers today, the states have demanded that the Centre should contribute at least 50 per cent of the Rs 8,000 crore revenue loss incurred by them in 2008-09.
Call for tax
cut on jet fuel Panel
seeks details on ATF price fixation New Delhi, June
States have asked the
Central government to provide details on how the price of
aviation turbine fuel (ATF) is fixed before they can take a
decision on reducing sales tax on jet fuel.
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shuts down thermal unit Ropar, June 16
A fire broke out at the unit number
5 of thermal plant here last night. The unit generated 50 lakh units
worth more than Rs 1 crore daily. With more than a week’s time needed
to repair it, the PSEB is set to lose about Rs 8 crore.
to go slow on IPI deal New Delhi, June 16
The Iran-Pakistan-India pipeline
talks seem to have nearly been stalled with the Centre bucking under the
US pressure asking the oil ministry to go slow on further negotiations.
A diver being lowered into the Ghaggar river near Ratia in Fatehabad to look for bodies after a road collapse killed two persons
following heavy rain on Monday. — Tribune photo by Sushil Manav (Details in Haryana page)
Pakistan vows to defend territory
Pakistan summoned the Afghan envoy to the foreign office and lodged a strong protest against Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s statement threatening to send his troops inside Pakistan to hunt down the
searches green belt for weapons Noida, June 16
For the past two days, the CBI has
been conducting searches in Dr Talwar’s house (L-32), neighbouring
houses and the green belt in the adjacent sector across the road for
recovering the murder weapons and the cell phones of Arushi and Hem Raj.
CBI sleuths search for evidence near Arushi’s house in Noida on Monday.
— A Tribune photograph
Hemkund Yatra 6 pilgrims hurt
in clash, PAC deployed Dehra Dun, June 16
The Uttarakhand government today
deployed heavy police force at Nagrasu in Rudraprayag district as
tension prevailed on the Hemkund yatra route following a clash between a
group of pilgrims from Punjab and locals yesterday.
again! Loses cool over faulty
AC in hotel Bangalore, June 16
India pacer S. Sreesanth finds himself embroiled in a controversy yet
again. The fast bowler, known for his on-field theatrics, was involved
in an altercation with the staff of the Grand Ashoka hotel in Bangalore
this morning over faulty air-conditioning in the room he was occupying.
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