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Diesel prices may be hiked after Presidential elections as govt plans measures to rein in run-away fiscal deficit

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 


New Delhi: is set to be the new Chief Minister of Karnataka with the BJP succumbing to B S Yeddyurappa's demands for replacing Sadananda Gowda, marking the second change of leadership in the state in 11 months.

New Delhi / Kolkata: In more acrimony ahead of Presidential poll, opposition nominee levels new allegations that is still holding two more offices of profit, drawing protest from the UPA candidate's camp which terms the charges as "incorrect".


New Delhi: 'Abu Hamza', who has been linked to several terror strikes in the country, including the 2005 attack on the prestigious Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in Bangalore, is dead, if the statement of 26/11 key handler Syed Zabiuddin is to be believed.

New Delhi: Ending the political impasse in Karnataka triggered by factional politics in the BJP, Chief Minister resigns to be by replaced Jagadish Shettar, a second change of Chief Minister in 11 months.


Santiniketan (WB) / New Delhi: A hostel warden at Visva Bharati University in West Bengal who allegedly forced a young girl student to drink her own urine as a punishment for bedwetting is arrested and also suspended.

New Delhi: Hamid Ansari can get a second term as Vice President with his name figuring high in the consultations Prime Minister has had with leaders of political parties but a contest may be on the cards.


New Delhi / Mumbai: Protesting against the non-payment of their salaries and other dues for the past five months, a section of pilots go on a strike forcing the airline to cancel eight flights.

New Delhi: Aviation regulator E K Bharat Bhushan is abruptly removed from his key position in the backdrop of his tough stance against debt-ridden over its failure to pay salaries to its employees.


New Delhi: Functioning of courts across the country is paralysed as the lawyers strike work to protest against a bill, which seeks to regulate legal education and profession.

New Delhi: Underworld don need not be extradited back to Portugal despite its Constitutional Court rejecting India's plea challenging the order of its Supreme Court cancelling his extradition.


Mumbai: Wrestler-turned-actor Dara Singh, who wowed audiences with his brawn and on screen histrionics for over five decades, died losing his five-day fight for life.

New Delhi: may be hiked after on July 19 as the Government plans to take bold measures to rein in run-away fiscal deficit.


Bhabua / New Delhi: Twenty-six coal-laden wagons of a goods train derails near Bhabua Railway Station in Bihar's Kaimur district apparently due to a technical fault in the rail line, disrupting the movement of over 100 trains on the busy Howrah -New Delhi route.

Guwahati: Under fire from all quarters over the alleged stripping and molestation of a girl, the Assam government constitutes a one-member inquiry commission on the incident in the heart of the city on the night of July 9.

First Published: Sat, July 14 2012. 12:09 IST