Petronet LNG Ltd quarterly profit doubles to `471 crore for Jan-March

Khabar Bureau
Petronet LNG Ltd, India's biggest importer of liquefied natural gas, on Wednesday reported its highest quarterly profit for the January-March period as it raised terminal charges and processed more gas. Its net profit for the fourth quarter of 2016-17 fiscal at Rs 470.79 crore (Rs 6.28 per share) was 92 per cent higher than Rs 245.31 crore (Rs 3.27 a share) in the same period of the previous fiscal. "January is normally the month when we raise regasification charges.


Govt appoints Sanjay Mitra Defence Secy

Khabar Bureau 
Road Transport and Highways Secretary Sanjay Mitra was on Wednesday named the country's next Defence Secretary. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has approved his appointment initially as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Defence Ministry. The officer will take over as Defence Secretary on completion of tenure of the present incumbent G Mohan Kumar on May 24.


Army officer found dead in J&K

Khabar Bureau
A young army officer was kidnapped in Kashmir by terrorists from a wedding last night and shot dead.The bullet-riddled body of an army officer was found on Wednesday morning in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police said. The body was identified to be of an Army Lieutenant Umar Fayaz. The officer was on leave and had gone for his cousin's wedding at Kulgaon in south Kashmir when he was kidnapped around 10 pm.


Modi greets people on Buddha Purnima

Khabar Bureau
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted people on the occasion of Buddha Purnima saying that Gautam Buddha "inspires" us to work towards "harmonious society". "Buddha Purnima greetings to everyone. Today we remember the exemplary ideals of Gautama Buddha. His noble thoughts will continue to guide generations," Modi said in a statement. "Gautama Buddha inspires us to work towards harmonious, just and compassionate society," the Prime Minister said.


AAP demonstrates how EVMs can be 'rigged' in Delhi Assembly

Khabar Bureau 
Amid a row over corruption allegations against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Aam Aadmi Party legislator Saurabh Bharadwaj on Tuesday sought to demonstrate in the Delhi Assembly how an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) can be tampered with to rig results. AAP, which has alleged that EVMs had been tampered with in the assembly elections in Punjab and the civic polls in Delhi, both of which it lost, used the day-long special session of the assembly to demonstrate how the voting machines can be rigged.