Charge-sheet in Barasat case
KOLKATA, 28 JUNE: Twenty-two days after the Barasat rape-murder incident, the CID will file the charge-sheet in the case tomorrow. A senior official of the CID said that the charge-sheet will be filed sans any forensic report, as it will take more time to prepare the report. Some officers believe the charge-sheet is being filed to mollify Miss Mamata Banerjee, who assured that the charge-sheet would be filed within 15 days of the incident. sns
Petrol price hiked
NEW DELHI, 28 JUNE: Petrol price was today hiked by Rs 1.82 a litre, excluding local sales tax or VAT ~ the third increase this month. An increase in diesel rates is expected early next week. In Kolkata, rates went up from Rs 73.79 to Rs 76.10 per litre. sns
SMS ticketing
NEW DELHI, 28 JUNE: The railway minister, Mr Mallikarjun Kharge, launched SMS-based ticketing system at a function here today. Mr Kharge said this user-friendly service, effective from today, is being introduced to further improve customer services and to empower the common man who does not have acc-ess to Internet and can’t buy smartphones. sns
Munde disclosure
MUMBAI, 28 JUNE: Risking a disqualification by the Election Commission of India, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s deputy leader in the Lok Sabha Mr Gopinath Munde has disclosed that he had spent Rs 8 crore to win the Beed seat in the 2009 Lok Sabha election, although it is his home district. The Election Commission has initiated a probe into the matter. sns
Trains for Katra
NEW DELHI, 28 JUNE: With the 25-km long Udhampur-Katra rail line, part of the Kashmir rail link project, getting ready to be operational, two new trains for Katra have become part of the new railway time table released today. pti
New I&B secy
NEW DELHI, 28 JUNE: Mr Bimal Julka, an IAS officer of the 1979 batch of the Madhya Pradesh cadre, will be the next Information and Broadcasting Secretary succeeding Mr Uday Kumar Varma, who retires this month. pti

Sensex, Re soar
MUMBAI, 28 JUNE: The market today gave a thumbs-up to the doubling of gas prices from 1 April 2014; Dalal Street analysts described the move as ‘a major reform’, with the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange Sensitive Index jumping by 519.86 points or 2.75 per cent to end the day at 19,395.81. The CNX Nifty of the National Stock Exchange rose beyond the 5,800-mark to close at 5,842.20, up 2.81 per cent or 159.85 points. In tune with the surge in stocks, the Rupee today rose by 80 paise to close beyond the 60-mark at 59.39 amid signs of strong fund inflows. sns