New Delhi: Just before his retirement, Gen V K Singh has ratified a court martials decision to dismiss former military secretary Lt Gen Avadesh Prakash from service after he was found guilty by an Army court in the Sukna land scam case. The dismi

ssal means that he will not get any benefits like pension and will not be entitled to use Army rank or any privilege attached with military service. Prakash is the senior- most officer to have been awarded this punishment by the Army. The Army Chief confirmed the sentence awarded to the former Military Secretary by a General Court Martial ( GCM) in December last year. The decision was taken by Gen V K Singh on May 21, ten days before his retirement from service.

MPBSE, CBSE class XII results today Bhopal: MP Board of Secondary Education ( MPBSE) and CBSE both will announce higher secondary examination results on Monday afternoon.

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net States can reduce VAT on petrol: Narayanasamy Chennai: Amid the mounting pressure for rollback of petrol price hike, Minister of State in the PMO V Narayanasamy has said states could reduce the Value Added Tax on petroleum products to provide relief to the people. ‘The states can lower the VAT and that can help reduce the petrol price,’he told reporters at the airport here last night.

The latest hike in petrol price by Rs 7.50 has come under flak from opposition and also key UPA allies DMK and Trinamool.

Karuna to lead demo against petrol hike on May 30 Chennai: Stepping up pressure for rollback of petrol price hike, UPA ally DMK chief M Karunanidhi will lead a demonstration here on May 30 against the unprecedented fuel price increase even as the Centre said states could reduce VAT on petroleum products to provide relief to people. After Trinamool supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee hit the street, 88- year- old Karunanidhi would lead the partys state- wide demonstrations by taking part in a protest at Saidapet.

In a move to upstage arch rival DMK, the ruling AIADMK had on Saturday announced demonstrations on May 29 demanding immediate rollback of petrol price hike of over Rs 7.50 a litre.

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