New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed grief over the death of six persons in a bus accident in Rajasthan's Jalore district.
A total of six persons were killed and seven injured when a bus caught fire after coming in contact with a 11,000 volt high tension wire, police said on Sunday.
Taking to Twitter, the Prime Minister expressed grief and offered condolences to the bereaved families, saying "the news of a bus accident in Jalore, Rajasthan, has caused immense grief. Many people have lost their lives in this accident.
"I express my condolences to the family members and wish the injured well soon," said the Prime Minister.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot also expressed grief.
"Deeply saddened by the loss of lives in an unfortunate bus accident near Maheshpura, Jalore in which 6 people have lost lives and several others have been injured. My heartfelt condolences to bereaved families, may God give them strength to bear this loss. May those injured recover soon," Gehlot tweeted.
In a tweet, Congress leader Sachin Pilot Pilot said, "The news of the death of many people due to electric current in a bus in Maheshpura village in Jalore district is very sad and painful. My deepest condolences to the families of the dead. I pray to God for the peace of the departed souls and for the speedy recovery of the injured."
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Oil marketing companies have spared consumers of yet another petrol and diesel price hike even though the global oil market is on the boil with crude reaching within touching distance of year-high-level of $70 a barrel.
Petrol continues to be priced at Rs 91.17 a litre and diesel Rs 81.47 a litre in the capital on Saturday. Across the country too, the petrol and diesel price remained unchanged.
This is seventh consecutive day when pump prices of auto fuels have remains unchanged.
After a spike in global oil prices seen over last two weeks with crude price jumping close to $67 a barrel, prices had fallen to around $63 a barrel but it rose again to cross $69 a barrel mark now after after the OPEC+ decision to continue with crude production cut in April.
Petrol and diesel prices have been rising continuously since February 9. In the 14 increases since then, price have gone up by Rs 4.22 per litre for petrol while diesel rate has risen by Rs 4.34 a litre in Delhi.
The increase in the previous weeks has taken petrol to cross historic high levels of Rs 100 a litre in several cities across the country.
The petrol and diesel prices have increased 26 times in 2021 with the two auto fuels increasing by Rs 7.46 and Rs 7.60 per litre, respectively so far this year.
Oil companies executives said that petrol and diesel prices may increase further in coming days as retail prices may have to be balanced in line with global developments to prevent OMCs from making loss on sale of auto fuels.