New Delhi: In view of the upcoming Assembly elections, the BJP led Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has made a populist move by deciding not to increase the rate of taxes levied on pets and vehicles. Leader of House Subhash Arya made this announcement while presenting the final budget for the financial year 2008-2009. He also said that the civic agency would propose to the Delhi government that it should not increase the tax, which was proposed by MCD four years back.

The Delhi Police has issued a warning to commercial establishments to display


BG group of the UK is keen on picking 25-30% stake in state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corp's (ONGC) Krishna Godavari and Mahanadi basin deepsea oil and gas exploration blocks off the east coast. BG has expressed interest to take 30% interest in KG basin Block KG-DWN-98/4, which ONGC had won in the first round of auction under New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP) and 25% in Mahanadi basin Block MN-DWN-2002/2 that the state-run firm had won in NELP-IV. "We have approached the government for approval of the farm-in,' a company official said.

Stockholm: Scientists plan to launch 60 tiny fish on a zero gravity rocket ride from above the Arctic Circle on Monday to try to plumb the secrets of motion sickness. Tomas Hedqvist, project manager for Sweden's Esrange Space Centre, said the baby cichlid fish will head 260 km into the air on an 11-metre two-stage rocket, where they will experience six minutes of weightlessness.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court order of October 20, 2002, had banned mining in the Aravali hills and had observed that the whole hill system came under the category of

SC Banned Stone Mining Here In 2002 But Mafia Strikes Back In Full Force Gurgaon: Five years after the Supreme Court banned illegal mining in the Aravalli hills in 2002, the unlawful activity has resumed in Gurgaon district, thanks to the alleged connivance of some forest officials with the mining mafia.