Twentyfour passengers were
killed and more than 60 injured when the Matsyagandha Express
travelling between Mangalore and Mumbai on the Konkan Railway
route fell off a bridge amidst heavy rain this morning.
Derailed coaches of the Mumbai-bound Matsyagandha Express passenger train hang from a bridge at Amboli village, 200 km from Mumbai, on Wednesday. — PTI
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Union Ministers R L Bhatia and Balram Jakhar will be the new Governors
of Kerala and Madhya Pradesh respectively. According
to a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique, the appointments will take effect
from the dates new Governors assume charge.
R L Bhatia and
is Planning Commission deputy chief New
Delhi, June 16
Oxford-educated economist and
former Finance Secretary Montek Singh Ahluwalia was today appointed
Deputy Chairperson of the Planning Commission. Mr Ahluwalia succeeds Mr
K C Pant, who resigned soon after the United Progressive Alliance came
probing bitumen scam: CM Chandigarh, June 16
The Punjab Government was inquiring into
procurement, storage and use of crumb rubber modified bitumen in repairing
village roads, besides constructing new ones. An assurance to this effect was
given by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha yesterday.
Andhra Pradesh announces ceasefire Hyderabad, June 16
Conceding a major demand of the outlawed PWG, the new Congress government in Andhra Pradesh today announced a three-month ceasefire to pave the way for a dialogue with the
New Delhi, June 16
Hundreds of BJP workers, led by party’s national Vice-President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, were arrested here today as they marched towards Parliament protesting the hike in fuel and LPG prices.
Activists of the Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI) stage a demonstration in Calcutta against the rise in fuel prices on Wednesday. — AFP
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