Jeddah, June 22
oil-inspired runaway inflation, India today asked oil
producing nations not to remain a “passive spectator of
speculation” and called for adopting a “price band
mechanism” to cool down prices.
Finance minister P. Chidambaram in Jeddah on Sunday. — PTI
Arabia, Kuwait ready to pump more oil Jeddah, June 22
Top exporter Saudi Arabia
is ready to pump more oil for the rest of the year, although
that is unlikely to tame record prices, Saudi Arabian oil
minister Ali al-Naimi said on Sunday. “I am convinced that
the supply and demand balances and crude oil production levels
are not the primary drivers of the current market situation
and that markets are already well-supplied,” Naimi said in a
in Philippines 845
missing as ferry capsizes Cebu, June 22
Around 845 people were
missing on Sunday after a ferry in Philippines — MV Princess
of Stars — capsized in a typhoon that has killed scores and
left a trail of destruction. Princess of Stars sank three
kilometres off the Sibuyan Island in the centre of the
Srinagar, June 22
Four Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT)
militants and a CRPF jawan were killed in two separate encounters today.
Another CRPF jawan and two policemen were injured. The first encounter
took place in Shopribagh village on the outskirts of Srinagar.
Jawans during an encounter in Shopribagh village on the outskirts of Srinagar on Sunday.
— Tribune photo by Mohd Amin War
erupts on Dera chief’s arrival Bangalore, June 22
With Sikh groups hot on the trail
of the Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the beleaguered
baba is weighing heavy on the police in Karnataka where he has taken
refuge after leaving Mumbai. Gurmeet Singh was taken to Mysore yesterday
amidst heavy security after he landed at the Bangalore airport from Pune.
bandh relaxed by 72 hours
Kolkata/ Siliguri, June 22
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM),
spearheading an agitation for a separate Gorkhaland state, relaxed its
indefinite bandh in the Darjeeling hills for 72 hours beginning this
evening even as it decided to send two teams to talk to the West Bengal
government as well as the Centre.
Bhagirathi project Activist faces
wrath of locals Dehra Dun, June 22
Noted environmentalist G.D. Agarwal,
who has been on a fast unto death since June 13 on the banks of
Bhagirathi river at Uttarkashi, faced the ire of local residents forcing
him to shift to the safety of a guesthouse last evening. Local leaders
of Uttarkashi belonging to all political parties today came out openly
against the fast undertaken by Agarwal and did not allowed anti-dam
activists to hold their proposed meeting to be addressed by Rajinder
Singh also known as ‘water man’.
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