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Rollback of petro prices ruled out
Decrease ST on petrol, govt tells states
New Delhi, June 7
Ruling out any rollback of hike in petrol and diesel prices at least for the time-being, the UPA government, headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, seems to be heading towards a confrontation with the Congress itself besides the Left parties and BJP-led NDA opposition.

Congress keeps pressure on, blasts BJP
New Delhi, June 7
Worried that the party will pay a heavy political price for the latest fuel price hike, the Congress continued to press the UPA government for a partial rollback in order to the ease the burden on the common man.

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A buldozer clears a road at the 4,310 metre high Nathu-la pass in the north-eastern border with China

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A buldozer clears a road at the 4,310 metre high Nathu-la pass in the north-eastern border with China. India and China plan to reopen the historic trade route in June after more than 40 years. — Reuters

No room for monarchy, Maoists, Nepal told
New Delhi, June 7
India today opened the channel with Nepal’s now-ruling Seven Party Alliance (SPA) which has been under constraint for more than one year as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh held intensive talks with his visiting Nepalese counterpart, Girija Prasad Koirala.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh speaks with his Nepali counterpart Girija Prasad Koirala in New Delhi on Wednesday
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SC orders fresh auction of 1,140 liquor vends  in Haryana
New Delhi, June 7
Virtually upholding the Punjab and Haryana High Court order quashing allotment of liquor vends through negotiated deals by the Haryana Government for this year, the Supreme Court today ordered fresh auction of all 1,140 such vends by July 31.

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Pramod Mahajan’s key aide gets bail
New Delhi, June 7
Investigations into the Rahul Mahajan drug abuse case made further headway with the arrest of Harish Sharma, a key aide to the late BJP leader, Pramod Mahajan and his driver Ganesh on charges of destruction of evidence.

Major gas reserve found in Gujarat
Gandhinagar, June 7
The Gujarat Government today announced a major gas find in the KG basin, offshore Kakinada district in Andhra Pradesh. The second well, which has been built by the Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC) in the KG basin, produces the gas flow of 4.8 million cubic feet per day and oil flow of 862 barrels per day, Gujarat Minister of State for Energy Saurabh Pastel told mediapersons here after a Cabinet meeting.

Rs 127 cr spent on interiors of VIP jets
CAG takes ministry to task
Chandigarh, June 7
Questioning the basic necessity of procuring VIP executive jets by the Air Force, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has taken the Ministry of Defence to task for an exorbitant expenditure of Rs 127 crore entailed on interiors and in-flight entertainment in five jets.
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