No immediate cut in diesel price: Deora
The government has no immediate plans to reduce diesel prices even though global oil prices are at record low levels, Petroleum Minister Murli Deora said in New Delhi today.
"As of now, there is no plan to cut prices. We have not yet decided on this," Deora told reporters.
But, he did not rule out a price review at a later date.
There had been speculation that the government would slash the diesel price further as a pre-poll gift before the election commission announced the general election date.
The country's three state-run oil marketing firms - Indian Oil Corp, Hindustan Petroleum Corp and Bharat Petroleum Corp - make profit only on diesel among the four products they distribute.
The companies earn a profit of Rs.360 million (Rs.36 crore) daily from diesel sales.
As part of the ongoing “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” celebrations to commemorate 75 years of India's independence, Prayagraj division of North Central Railway is going to put up murals at Prayagraj Junction station depicting photographs and brief details of martyrs of Sangam city who laid down their lives during the freedom struggle, said railway officials.
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Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday flagged off 501 basic as well as advance life support ambulances, adding them to the existing fleet of 1107 ambulances under “102” emergency services. Kumar said he had decided last year to replace 652 old ambulances with 1,000 new ambulances in the state. The ambulance response time was expected to be 35 minutes in rural areas and 20 minutes in urban areas.
An assistant professor at a college in Muzaffarpur, which is affiliated to Baba Saheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar Bihar University, has created a flutter by offering to return Rs 23.8 lakh that he has earned towards salary and other emoluments in the last two years and nine months, but the university authorities say it's more of a publicity stunt by the teacher who has been seeking a transfer elsewhere within the town.
The Centre on Thursday removed Parimal Sinha as the deputy director (administration) of Patna's All India Institute of Medical Sciences, said an order of the ministry of health and family welfare (MoH&FW), which has been seen by Hindustan Times. A 2001-batch officer of the Indian Postal Service, Sinha was repatriated prematurely to his parent department with immediate effect. His five-year deputation term was to end in October 2023. HT has a copy of the order.