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Petrol price lowered by 56 paise
STATE TIMES NEWS
NEW DELHI: Prices of petrol have been revised downward by 56 paise per litre (excluding state levies in Delhi) with effect from midnight tonight.
The decision was taken keeping the rate of exchange between rupee and dollar.
The authorities said it will closely watch the INR-USD exchange rate and will get reflected in future price changes, an Indian Oil release said.
2,305 people declared officially missing in J&K
STATE TIMES NEWS
SRINAGAR: More than 2,300 people have been reported officially missing in Jammu and Kashmir during the past two decades, the state assembly was informed on Monday.
This information was given in a written reply by Home Minister to a question by Communist Party of India (M) member Mohammad Yousuf Targami in the Legislative Assembly here.
Targami asked the particulars of officially declared missing people till ending July 2012 and FIRs registered to this effect, action taken to trace out the disappeared people and the compensation paid to the victims, number of women rendered windows as a result of disappearances of their husbands till March, 2012 and whether it contemplates to provide compensation to such victims.
He also wanted to know the reasons for delay in presenting the information in the House.
The reply said the requisite information could not be submitted to the House as the details were being verified in consultation with the District Development Commissioner (DDCs) and District Police authorities concerned.
As per the inputs furnished by the DDCs concerned, 2,305 people have been declared missing out of which FIRs have been registered in 182 cases while missing reports or complaints have been lodged in most of the remaining cases.
Ex-gratia relief has been paid in 729 cases, benefit of compassionate appointment has been given in 58 cases and cash lieu of government job has been paid in 65 cases.
All out efforts are being made by the agencies concerned to trace out the missing persons.