Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit indicated that her government may provide some relief to Delhiites from the hike in petrol prices. "Wait till Monday for my budget," Dikshit, who also handles Finance portfolio, told reporters when asked whether her government was planning to provide some relief to people from petrol price hike. Dikshit had last night indicated that Delhi government may consider cutting taxes on petrol to provide some relief from the hike in fuel price.
"We will see what we can do," she had told reporters in Jammu yesterday when asked whether her government will reduce VAT on petrol. In the steepest-ever increase, petrol price have been increased by Rs 7.50 a litre. The Chief Minister, however, justified the steep hike saying oil companies were incurring huge losses and the hike was necessary. She was on a private visit to Jammu. In a bid to give some relief from the steep petrol price increase, Kerala and Uttarakhand governments have waived tax on the additional amount to bring down the fuel price by up to 25% of the hike.
Actress Sana Khan has been declared absconding after she was charged with alleged attempted abduction of a 15-year-old girl.
Son of a Samajwadi Party leader was sentenced to life imprisonment and a penalty of Rs one lakh was also imposed on him by a local court in Badaun for raping a teenaged girl.
Three Indian Army personnel were killed on Friday in an ongoing encounter in Tral area of south Kashmir.
The Shiv Sena on Thursday ended the controversy over its late chief Bal Thackeray's funeral expenses by handing over the billed amount to the municipal authorities concerned, an official said.
The Scotland Yard arrested two more people, including a woman, in connection with the murder of a soldier on a busy London street by two suspected Islamist extremists.
Gujarat CM stressed on the importance of Yoga at the inauguration of university.
The Thane city police arrested a doctor from a hospital on Wednesday for allegedly molesting a patient, the police said on Thursday.