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IOC launches India’s first 100 Octane petrol
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IOC launches India’s first 100 Octane petrol

New Delhi: Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) on Tuesday launched the nation’s first 100 Octane petrol, helping India join a select league of nations globally that have such superior quality fuel. Launching the fuel, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said XP100 premium petrol will initially be available at select outlet of IOC in 10 cities — Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Agra, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Pune and Ahmedabad. The fuel is manufactured at IOC’s Mathura refinery in Uttar Pradesh and supplied at select petrol pumps, he said. Octane ratings are measures of fuel stability. It is a measure of a fuel’s ability to avoid knock. Knock occurs when fuel is prematurely ignited in the engine’s cylinder, which degrades efficiency and can be damaging to the engine. The higher the octane...
Heavy security cover at Delhi borders, traffic snarls
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Heavy security cover at Delhi borders, traffic snarls

New Delhi: Heavy police force was deployed on the national capital’s border points on Wednesday as the standoff between the Centre and farmers continued, with commuters facing a harrowing time after the protestors blocked key entrances to the city for the seventh day on the trot. While the police have kept the Haryana-Delhi border at Singhu and Tikri closed for traffic, the protest at Ghazipur, the city’s border with Uttar Pradesh, has also intensified. The protest at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border led to the closure of a key route connecting the national capital with the state. The Chilla border on Noida link road is closed for traffic due to farmers’ protests near Gautam Budh Dwar. People are advised to avoid Noida link road for going to Noida and use NH 24 and DND instead, the tr...
BJP targets Congress, NC leaders over Roshni scam in J&K
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BJP targets Congress, NC leaders over Roshni scam in J&K

New Delhi: Accusing Congress and National Conference leaders of encroaching large tracts of government and forest land in Jammu and Kashmir, senior BJP leader and Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday demanded a thorough probe into the alleged ‘Roshni scam’. He said that names of several top politicians, including NC leader Farooq Abdullah and former state ministers from the Congress and the NC have come to the fore for allegedly benefiting from the Roshni Act, which has since been struck down by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court. The Jammu and Kashmir State Land (Vesting of Ownership to the Occupants) Act, 2001 is also known as the Roshni Act. “There was a conscious loot by powerful people of forest land and getting benefits under the Roshni Act, which has been...
Bharti Singh, husband get bail in drugs case: Breaking
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Bharti Singh, husband get bail in drugs case: Breaking

MUMBAI : A Mumbai court on Monday granted bail to comedian Bharti Singh and her husband Harsh Limbhachiya, who were arrested after seizure of drugs from their house in Mumbai. The magistrates court granted bail to the couple on a bond of Rs 15,000 each. Singh was arrested on Saturday by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), while her husband was taken into custody on Sunday morning following seizure of ganja (cannabis) from their house in suburban Andheri. On Sunday, they were produced before the magistrate’s court which remanded them in judicial custody till December 4. The couple then filed bail pleas through their advocate Ayaz Khan which were posted for hearing on Monday. The NCB recovered 86.5 gm ganja during the search at the couple’s residence and office. This is considered as ...
High COVID death rate in Delhi because of Stubble-burning, may take 2-3 weeks to get stable: Jain
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High COVID death rate in Delhi because of Stubble-burning, may take 2-3 weeks to get stable: Jain

NEW DELHI : Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Monday attributed the high COVID-19 death rate in the city to the pollution caused by stubble-burning and expected a downtrend in it in the next two-three weeks. The minister told reporters here that the pollution due to stubble-burning created a big problem in Delhi. It caused problems in breathing and those who had COVID-19 inhaled the smoke, which aggravated the seriousness, he said. Its effect on the city’s COVID-19 death rate will go away in the next two-three weeks since pollution due to stubble-burning has lessened in the last few days, he said. “There was heavy pollution due to stubble-burning amid the COVID-19 pandemic and it came as a double attack. Since the pollution due to stubble-burning is less now, the downtrend in death...