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India News on January 15, 2011

Stampede in Sabarimala claims more than 114 ives and over 150 injured
Stampede in Sabarimala claims more than 114 ives and over 150 injured. Central Government sends National Disaster Relief team and rescue and relief operations are in swing. PM announces Rs.1 lakh ex-gratia to the kith and kin of deceased and Rs.50,000 to those killed. Andhra News

Petrol prices to mount by Rs 2.54 per litre from midnight tonight
Following an increase in international crude oil prices, state-owned oil companies raised petrol prices by Rs 2.50-Rs 2.54 per litre for the second time in a month, which will come into effect from midnight tonight. ANI

Hamid Ansari, Chidambaram condole death of Sabarimala pilgrims
Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari and Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram have expressed deep shock and sent their condolences to the families of those killed in the Sabarimala stampede. ANI

Indian Army to observe 2011 as 'Year of the Disabled Soldier'
The Indian Army has decided to observe 2011 as the 'Year of the Disabled Soldier'. ANI

PM, President laud army for dealing with challenges
The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, and President Pratibha Devisingh Patil have lauded the efforts of the army in dealing with the challenges posed to the safety and security of the nation. ANI

Orissa paddy farmers demand storage facilities
Paddy farmers in Orissa's Bolangir District on Saturday complained of the government's apathetic attitude in not providing adequate storage for their produce. ANI

Rising inflation plays spoilsport during Pongal festival
The skyrocketing prices of food articles soured the flavour of the Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore city. ANI

Devotees take holy dip to mark 'Makar Sankranti'
Thousands of devotees took a holy dip in the River Ganges on the concluding day of the auspicious occasion of 'Makar Sankranti' in West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. ANI

CWG scam: Delhi court grants bail to Mahendroo
The Delhi High Court on Saturday granted bail to another Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee (OC) official Sanjay Mahendroo after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) failed to file any chargesheet against him. ANI

Adivasis: Pawns in Development?
Down the ages, the adivasi community, which inhabits what is presently Jharkhand, have lived their lives closely connected with the land, mostly the forests that both sustain them and they in turn nurture. ANI

VS Achuthanandan will form Govt. in Kerala again, says survey by
Kerala Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan has a clean reputation and will come out victorious if the state assembly elections are conducted now, according to ANI

Fast track court will examine Banda rape case, says Mayawati
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, who has been under immense presence to act against her own party MLA, on Saturday said Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Purshottam Naresh Dwivedi, who has been accused of raping a minor dalit girl will not be spared if the charges against him are proved correct. ANI

Achuthanandan orders judicial probe into Kerala stampede
Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan on Saturday announced a judicial probe into the stampede that claimed around 104 lives and left over 60 others injured near Vandipaeriyar on Friday night. ANI

President, PM condole death of Sabarimala pilgrims, toll reaches 102
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh condoled the death of Sabarimala pilgrims. ANI

Unichem Total Income Grow by 14%
The Board of Directors of Unichem Laboratories Ltd at their meeting held on January 15, 2011 approved the Third Quarter [Q3] Financial Results for FY 2010-11. The Company recorded a total income of Rs. 197.11 Crore for the quarter ended 31st December 2010 as against Rs.172.76 Crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous year, reflecting growth of 14% Business Wire India

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