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AC fare of Duronto Express increased

Gujarat Global News Network, Ahmedabad

Ministry of Railways has decided to further revise the fares of AC classes of Duronto Express trains at par with Rajdhani-Shatabadi Express for comparable classes. There shall be no change in the fares of sleeper class and non-AC chair car classes of Duronto Express.


I should not be penalized for views on Ordinance, Rahul

Gujarat Global News Network, Ahmedabad

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today asserted that he had expressed his views on Ordinance. He said that a large part of Congress party wanted it and he should not be penalized for expressing his views.

Interacting with media under the banner of Gujarat Media Club here, Rahul Gandhi said that his mother told him that he had used harsh words. But my sentiment was not wrong.

He said that he had right to voice his views. He parried a question on what transpired between him and Prime Minister on the issue of his describing the Ordinance nonsense while intervening in a media conference in Press Club in Delhi.

He said that he had rung up Ajay Maken who was addressing media. Maken told him that he was going to defend the Ordinance. And so I reached there and expressed my views, Rahul Gandhi said.

At that time the Prime Minister was in US and his statement raised a political storm.

“For news in Hindi see our Hindi daily Chaupal Chronicle”




Cabinet withdraws ordinance on convicted lawmakers

Gujarat Global News Network, Ahmedabad

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday decided to withdraw both the controversial ordinance and the Bill that sought to protect convicted parliamentarians and legislators.The Cabinet met for about 20-25 minutes this evening, and decided to send a formal letter to the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha soon with a request to withdraw the Bill.


Lalu gets 5 year jail in fodder scam

Gujarat Global News Network,New Delhi

Rasthriya Janta Dal supremo and former Chief Minister of Bihar Laluprasad Yadav was sentenced for five years imprisonment in 17-year old famous fodder scam.


Five Kg LPG cylinders from October 5

Gujarat Global News Network, Ahmedabad

Five Kg LPG cylinders will be available at petrol pumps from October 5. The Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas Dr Veerappa Moily will formally launch the 5 kg cylinder sale through Petrol Stations and the LPG Portability schemes on 5th Oct 2013 in Bangaluru.

This scheme is being launched in the cities of Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai and Bangalore on a pilot basis through select Retail Outlets. This will be a boon to migratory population such as students, IT professionals, BPO employees and persons with odd duty timings as it would provide them the flexibility to pick up cylinders and obtain subsequent refills at time of their choice as Petrol Stations are open for longer hours. 

In the series of customer empowering initiatives, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas is set to enable the LPG consumers to exercise greater choice, freedom and convenience through sale of market priced 5 kg cylinders through select petrol pumps in major cities and portability of LPG connection across Oil marketing companies.

The second initiative is the Inter Company LPG Portability Scheme. Presently, an LPG consumer is attached to a distributor and cannot change his distributor even if he is unhappy with the service of the distributor or the oil marketing company. Under this portability scheme, a consumer can now opt for the distributor of his choice within a cluster of LPG distributors in the vicinity and across the oil companies.

The consumers will be able to see the service ratings of all the distributors in their cluster and choose the one they want based on service levels. To make life of consumer easier the option is registered electronically on the website of the OMC to which the consumer is presently attached. Electronic tracking of the portability request and closure is in place to ensure a consumer does not have any difficulty to move to a distributor of his choice.

This will usher in improvement in consumer service by the distributors as it will bring in competition in the cluster of distributors and bring choice to consumers who want to change their LPG distributor within or across the Oil Company or want to move to a distributor closer to his home. This scheme covers 30 cities across the country.

 “For news in Hindi see our Hindi daily Chaupal Chronicle”