CCEA nod to hike ethanol price for petrol blending to Rs 40.85/litre

New Delhi, Nov 1 : A cabinet committee on Wednesday approved raising the price of ethanol payable under the government’s ethanol blending programme to Rs 40.85 a litre applicable for the forthcoming sugar season beginning next month. “The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved revision in the price of ethanol under Ethanol Blended […]

Some countries’ incoherent behaviour maritime impediment: Sitharaman

Panaji, Nov 1 : Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday ascribed the “opaque” strategy and “incoherent” behaviour of certain countries with creating obstacles in the way to a favourable marine environment in the Indian Ocean region. In her address at the Goa Maritime Conclave which got underway here, she also said that the Indian Ocean […]

Air pollution may up mortality risk beyond lung cancer

London, Nov 1 : Air pollution can increase the risk of death from kidney, bladder and colorectal cancer besides causing lung cancer, a study has showed. According to researchers, air pollution represents a complex mixture of a broad range of carcinogenic and mutagenic substances that may play a role in chronic systemic inflammation, oxidative stress […]

Will de-register trucks disrupting transport: Parrikar

Panaji, Nov 1 : Iron ore-ferrying trucks belonging to those involved in disrupting ore transportation will be de-registered by the Mines and Geology Department, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday. “Those truck owners who take law in their hands, their trucks will be de-registered by the mines department,” Parrikar said. The Chief Minister’s […]

After setting crops on fire, Odisha farmer commits suicide

Bhubaneswar, Nov 1 : After setting fire to his pest-affected paddy fields on Tuesday, a frustrated farmer allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison in Odisha’s Bargarh district on Wednesday, police sources said. Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout directed the district administration to inquire into the matter and submit a detailed report within 48 hours. Villagers spotted […]