CNG price goes up 4%, PNG prices goes up 7% in Mumbai

The price of compressed natural gas (CNG) has gone up by 4% to ₹51. 57 per kilogrammes (kg) while the price of piped natural gas (PNG) has gone up by 7.2% to ₹31.53/SCM (Slab 1) and by 6% ₹37.13/SCM (Slab 2) respectively with effect from April 4, as the city gas distributor, Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) increased the prices. “In view of an increase in MGL’s gas costs due to the recent increase in ‘Domestic Natural Gas (APM) Price’ from $ 3.36 / MMBTU to $ 3.69 /MMBTU, and other costs, MGL…

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Dismissing Kohli, AB best moment of my career, says Shreyas Gopal

Claiming the coveted wickets of Virat Kohli and South African run-machine AB De Villiers was the best moment of my cricketing career, says young Rajasthan Royals spinner Shreyas Gopal. The leg-spinner took 3 wickets for 12 runs in his magical four-over spell, which helped Rajasthan Royals secure their first win of the season, a seven-wicket victory over struggling Royal Challengers Bangalore on Tuesday night. “Getting Virat Kohli and AB Villiers in same match is a dream for any youngster. It is the best moment of my cricketing career and definitely…

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Top cleric Sheikh Qassim censures Bahrain’s plan to host Israeli delegation

Bahrain’s top Shia Cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim has denounced the Manama regime for a plan to host an Israeli delegation later this month, describing it as a step on the path to “humiliation and capitulation” to the foremost enemy of the Muslim world. “Hosting and greeting the Zionists at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress, which is to be held in Bahrain, is a bold step on a dishonorable path; that of humiliation, capitulation and shamelessness,” Sheikh Qassim said in a statement carried by Arabic-language Lua Lua TV network on Tuesday. Four Israelis are…

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‘US halts F-35 equipment shipment to Turkey’

The United States has stopped shipment of equipment for F-35 fighter jets to Turkey over the country’s defensive cooperation with Russia, a report says. Reuters cited two unnamed sources in a report Monday, suggesting that the Turkish officials had been notified about the matter by their American counterparts “in recent days.” “The next shipment of training equipment, and all subsequent shipments of F-35 related material, have been canceled,” read the report citing sources speaking on condition of anonymity. Turkey has said the S-400 Triumph air defense system will be delivered…

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Seoul impounds South Korean ship for violation of sanctions on North

Seoul has reportedly impounded a South Korean vessel for the first time on the suspicion that it violated United Nations economic sanctions on North Korea. The South Korean vessel was impounded along with three other ships, AFP reported on Wednesday. “This is the first time a South Korean vessel has been detained for allegedly violating UN sanctions,” a South Korean Foreign Ministry official told the news agency. The ship — the 5,160-ton P-PIONEER — has been banned from leaving the southern port of Busan since last October because it is…

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Malaysia’s ex-PM pleads not guilty as graft trial begins

Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him at the first main hearing in a trial over an economic scandal that brought down his government last year. Najib pleaded not guilty to seven charges of corruption and money-laundering after arriving at the High Court in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, on Wednesday. The 65-year-old former leader is accused of having pocketed a staggering 681 million dollars from the sovereign wealth fund 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), which he set up in 2009 to allegedly…

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