calm, relay fast on
(TN): An uneasy calm prevailed here today with police tightening
vigil as anti-nuclear protesters continued with their relay fast at
Idinthakari, epicentre of protests against the Kudankulam Nuclear
plant, condemning the action against anti-KNPP activists.
here said the situation was calm but they are keeping a strict vigil.
"Security has been stepped up," sources said.
close to S P Udhayakumar, convener of People's Movement Against
Nuclear Energy, spearheading the protest against KNPP, said key
leaders including him and Pushparayan, will court arrest by turning up
at the Kudankulam Police Station tonight.
agitation had turned violent yesterday when one person was killed in
police firing when protesters tried to attack a police station at
Manapad in Tuticorin district.
year-long agitation, confined to Indinthakarai and nearby villages,
spilled over to neighbouring Tuticorin district and was intensified
after authorities announced loading of uranium fuel in the plant.
wins US Open in epic final
York: History-making Andy Murray ended Britain's 76-year wait for
a men's Grand Slam champion when he beat 2011 winner Novak Djokovic
7-6 (12/10) 7-5 2-6 3-6 6-2 in an epic US Open final.
became Britain's first major champion since Fred Perry claimed his
third American title in 1936, the year the Spanish Civil War started
and Franklin D. Roosevelt was re-elected US president.
a roller-coaster final, which witnessed a 54-shot rally, numerous
30-stroke exchanges, as well as a record-setting tie-breaker, the
25-year-old Murray held his nerve in a knife-edge final set yesterday.
Olympic champion led 3-0 in the decider, dropped serve but broke again
for 5-2 when Djokovic called a medical time-out.
Murray wasn't to be denied, taking the historic crown when Djokovic
went long with a forehand on a second match point in what was, at four
hours and 54 minutes, the second-longest US Open final of all time.
insisted it was a huge relief to finally have captured a major and put
an end to the questions over whether or not he would do it.
price hike likely today
Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA) may take
decision to hike petrol, diesel, cooking gas and kerosene prices
simultaneously in its scheduled meeting later on Tuesday.
domestic LPG and PDS kerosene rates have not been changed since June
2011 even though cost of production has soared 28 percent.
fuel retailers are losing over Rs 5 per litre on sale of petrol, a
commodity which was freed from government control in June 2010 but
whose rates haven't moved in tandem with cost.
sell diesel at a loss of Rs 19.26 a litre, kerosene at Rs 34.34 per
litre and domestic LPG at Rs 347 per 14.2-kg cylinder.
have circulated terrible facts (about prices to Cabinet). Subsidy
burden is very high... there is no escaping the very difficult and
painful part of taking a decision on petroleum prices," Oil
minister Jaipal Reddy had said last week.
hike in diesel, cooking gas and kerosene prices, the Oil Ministry is
also seeking to limit supply of subsidised LPG cylinders to 4-6 per
household in a year.