It, however, decided against decontrol of petrol and diesel prices, while leaving LPG and kerosene prices unchanged. Provisions would be made in the budget, to be presented on 6 July, to cover the loss on account of LPG and kerosene, Petroleum minister Murli Deora said.
The decision to increase the price was taken after Deora met prime minister Manmohan Singh.
According to him, the NSG will collaborate with the state police, providing cops training in VIP security and bomb disposal.
“The presence of the NSG in the state will also increase the confidence of the state police,” said state chief secretary Ashok Mohan Chakrabarti. န Photos : AFP
A new municipality was created at Dankuni in Hooghly district. The CPI(M)-led Left Front managed to win in only three and that too in a tough contest. Trinamool Congress wrested key municipalities like Asansol Municipal Corporation, Dum Dum, South Dum Dum, Uluberia, Mahestala, Madhyamgram and Rajpur-Sonarpur in south Bengal districts which were traditionally Left strongholds. In a ward in Dum Dum, Left Front lost for the first time in 48 years while it had last lost in Asansol in 1980. Trinamool along with Congress retained control in Kulti and Egra municipalities, while Congress held sway over the Kaliaganj and Islampur civic bodies in north Bengal. The Left Front won in Rajarhat-Gopalpur in the eastern fringes of the city, Gangarampur in South Dinajpur and Mal in Jalpaiguri district, with the last having been wrested from a Congress-Trinamool board. န Photo : Avijit Konar & Gour Sharma