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Petrol prices hiked by Rs 1.80 per litre

NEW DELHI: State-owned oil companies Thursday effected yet another steep hike in petrol price, by Rs 1.80 per litre with effect from Thursday midnight, the fifth increase this year, coming on top of falling rupee and rising cost of imported crude.

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Court denies bail to Kanimozhi, 7 others

NEW DELHI/CHENNAI: Dashing the hopes of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Kanimozhi and seven other accused in the 2G case, a Delhi court Thursday dismissed their bail pleas saying the charges levelled against them were of “grave nature.”

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Yeddyurappa gets bail in one case, orders reserved in another

BANGALORE: Arrested nearly thr ee weeks back, former Karnataka chief minister, B S Yeddyurappa will have to wait for at least one more day to know whether he can walk out of jail with the Karnataka High Court Thursday granting bail in a graft case while reserving till Friday its order in another.

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Anna in Delhi to attend Standing Committee meet

NEW DELHI: The social activist, Mr Anna Hazare Thursday night reached Delhi to attend a meeting of the Standing Committee on the issue of Lokpal Bill Friday ahead of which he is expected to end his vow of silence observed for the past 19 days.

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Army will be handicapped without AFSPA: Lt Gen Parnaik

TEETWAL (J-K):  Amidst raging debate over Jammu and Kashmir government's intention to revoke AFSPA from parts of the state, Army today made its case clear saying any such move will handicap the capability of the force to conduct counter insurgency operations.

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EC probe into Chavan’s poll account stayed by SC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today stayed an ongoing probe by the Election Commission into the authenticity of the former Maharashtra chief minister, Mr Ashok Chavan's spendings during the 2009 state assembly polls allegedly involving expenses on "paid news".

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Fiery chinar leaves lend magic to Kashmir

SRINAGAR: As autumn, the golden yellow season of Kashmir, draws to a close, the majestic chinar trees are at their fiery best. Their crimson coloured leaves - so rightly dubbed ‘flames of the chinar’ - lend a fairytale glow to the scenic valley.

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PDS consumers can soon have choice to buy goods or get cash

NEW DELHI: The Public Distribution System (PDS) consumers will soon have a choice to either get subsidised goods from their preferred locations or receive cash, with the government accepting in principle suggestions of the Nandan Nilekani-headed task force on revamping the Public Distribution System.

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India placed at No 134 on UN Human Development Index

NEW DELHI: India is ranked at an unimpressive 134 out of 187 countries in human development in terms of health, knowledge and standard of living although life expectancy at birth has marginally increased to 65.4 years.

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