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IOC awaits Centre nod on dynamic fuel pricing across India

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The ongoing dynamic fuel pricing pilot project in five cities by state-run oil marketers, whereby transport fuel prices are changed daily, would only be extended elsewhere in India on receiving the government's green signal, a senior oil executive said on Thursday. We started dynamic pricing in five cities in May. The pilot project is on-going, India Oil Corp (IO...

2 days ago
Top national leaders to attend Karunanidhi's birthday celebrations

Chennai, May 22 (ians) Amidst ongoing consultations among opposition leaders on the upcoming presidential election, top national leaders, including Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah and Left leaders will attend the birthday celebrations of DMK President M Karunanidhi here on June 3. DMK Working...

2 days ago
Childbearing expenses push 47% of women into poverty

Catastrophic maternal healthcare expenses push 46.6 per cent mothers in India into poverty -- with the illiterate being especially susceptible -- according to a December 2016 study by researchers from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT-R). The expenses include childbirth, antenatal care and postnatal care expenses. Catastrophic expenditure ...

11 days ago
Petrol pumps postpone Sunday off agitation, talks on Wednesday

Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) All petrol pumps in eight states across the country which had announced a weekly 'holiday' from May 14 and work on a single shift from May 15, called off their proposed agitation on Saturday, an official statement said here. Federation of All Maharashtra Petrol Dealers Association (FAMPEDA) President Uday Lodh said that in view of a review meeting called on Wednesda...

11 days ago
Petrol pumps call off proposed Sunday off

Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) All petrol pumps in the country, which had announced a weekly 'holiday' from May 14 and work on a single shift from May 15, called off their proposed agitation on Saturday, an official statement said here. Federation of All Maharashtra Petrol Dealers Association (FAMPEDA) President Uday Lodh said that in view of a review meeting called by Oil Marketing Companies on ...

13 days ago
4.500 Maharashtra petrol pumps to remain shut Sundays, one-shift on weekdays

Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Around 4,500 petrol and CNG pumps in Maharashtra have decided to observe 'holiday' on Sundays, beginning May 14, and work on single day shifts, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., from Monday - ignoring criticism of the move by the Petroleum Ministry. The move will hit 225 petrol pumps in Mumbai alone, Federation of All Maharashtra Petrol Dealers Association (FAMPEDA) President Uday Lod...

13 days ago
Centre to push for educational empowerment of minorities

New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said the Centre will be launching a campaign to educationally empower the poor and marginalised sections of the society. Stressing the Narendra Modi government's commitment towards providing quality education to students belonging to minority communities, Naqvi said the ministry will establishing...

13 days ago
Head severed, thrown into police station

Chennai, May 11 (IANS) In a gruesome incident, a youth was beheaded in Puducherry and his head was flung into a police station complex in Tamil Nadu, police said on Thursday. The severed head was brought in a two wheeler and thrown into the Reddichavadi police station in Cuddalore district on Wednesday night, a policeman told IANS over phone. The murder happened near the vicinity...

15 days ago
Karnataka to consult Fali Nariman on proposed Cauvery experts group

Bengaluru, May 9 (IANS) Karnataka would consult jurist Fali Nariman on the Central government's proposal to form an experts group for sharing the Cauvery river water in the distress period, said state Water Resources Minister M.B. Patil on Tuesday. We discussed the pros and cons of the Centre's proposal and the state's special leave petition pending in the Supreme Court against the Inter...

15 days ago
Only 1 in 10 children aged 6-23 months gets adequate diet

Only one in 10 Indian children aged 6-23 months gets adequate diet, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of data from National Family Health Survey 2015-16 (NFHS-4). Consequently, 35.7 per cent of children below five years of age are underweight, according to NFHS-4 data. After birth, between 0-6 months, breastmilk alone is sufficient to meet an infant's requirement for food and water. On...

23 days ago
Kiran Bedi dismisses reports of becoming J&K Governor

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi on Monday dismissed as rumours the reports that she was going to replace Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra in the wake of street protests in the state. Rumours. There is no place for rumours, Bedi said during an event organised by business chamber Ficci when asked about these reports. There were reports that Vohra was...

24 days ago
Petrol hiked by 1 paisa a litre, diesel by 44 paise

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) With the ongoing fluctuation in global crude oil rates, state-run Indian Oil Corp (IOC) has marginally hiked the price of transport fuels, of petrol by 1 paisa and of diesel by 44 paise both at Delhi with corresponding increases in other states, effective Monday. Prices were last hiked on April 16 with a Rs 1.39 per litre increase in petrol and Rs 1.04 a litre rai...

24 days ago
'Dynamic' daily fuel pricing in some cities from Monday

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) State-run oil marketers will roll out a dynamic fuel pricing pilot project from May 1 in five cities where the price of transport fuels would be changed daily so as to better cope with volatility in global crude oil prices. Petrol and diesel prices are currently revised on a fortnightly basis. All India Petroleum Dealers' Association President Ajay Bans...

28 days ago
Sanitation failures kill, stunt children most in UP, 4 other states

Despite recently revealed improvements, primitive sanitation is killing, retarding the growth and leaving susceptible to disease millions of children, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of the latest available national health data. Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Chhattisgarh had the highest under-five mortality, higher stunting (low height-for-age) rates and higher prev...

28 days ago
Sanitation failures kill, stunt children most in UP, 4 other states

Despite recently revealed improvements, primitive sanitation is killing, retarding the growth and leaving susceptible to disease millions of children, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of the latest available national health data. Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Chhattisgarh had the highest under-five mortality, higher stunting (low height-for-age) rates and higher prev...

28 days ago
Sanitation failures kill, stunt children most in UP, 4 other states

Despite recently revealed improvements, primitive sanitation is killing, retarding the growth and leaving susceptible to disease millions of children, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of the latest available national health data. Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Chhattisgarh had the highest under-five mortality, higher stunting (low height-for-age) rates and higher prev...

28 days ago
Sanitation failures kill, stunt children most in UP, 4 other states

Despite recently revealed improvements, primitive sanitation is killing, retarding the growth and leaving susceptible to disease millions of children, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of the latest available national health data. Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Chhattisgarh had the highest under-five mortality, higher stunting (low height-for-age) rates and higher prev...

28 days ago
Sanitation failures kill, stunt children most in UP, 4 other states

Despite recently revealed improvements, primitive sanitation is killing, retarding the growth and leaving susceptible to disease millions of children, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of the latest available national health data. Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Chhattisgarh had the highest under-five mortality, higher stunting (low height-for-age) rates and higher prev...

28 days ago
Sanitation failures kill, stunt children most in UP, 4 other states

Despite recently revealed improvements, primitive sanitation is killing, retarding the growth and leaving susceptible to disease millions of children, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of the latest available national health data. Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Chhattisgarh had the highest under-five mortality, higher stunting (low height-for-age) rates and higher prev...

28 days ago
Sanitation failures kill, stunt children most in UP, 4 other states

Despite recently revealed improvements, primitive sanitation is killing, retarding the growth and leaving susceptible to disease millions of children, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of the latest available national health data. Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Chhattisgarh had the highest under-five mortality, higher stunting (low height-for-age) rates and higher prev...

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