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Global Crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 50.94 per bbl on 24.08.2017

The international crude oil price of Indian Basket as computed/published today by Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas was US$ 50.94 per barrel (bbl) on 24.08.2017. This was higher than the price of US$ 50.51 per bbl on previous publishing day of 23.08.2017.

In rupee terms, the price of Indian Basket increased to Rs. 3263.84 per bbl on 24.08.2017 as compared to Rs. 3238.93 per bbl on 23.08.2017. Rupee closed stronger at Rs. 64.07 per US$ on 24.08.2017 as compared to Rs. 64.13 per US$ on 23.08.2017. The table below gives details in this regard:

Particulars Unit Price on August 24, 2017 Previous trading day i.e. (23.08.2017)
Crude Oil (Indian Basket) ($/bbl)          50.94               (50.51)
(Rs/bbl)        3263.84          (3238.93)
Exchange Rate (Rs/$)          64.07             (64.13)



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ED arrests Moin Qureshi in money laundering case

New Delhi, Aug 26 (PTI) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested controversial meat exporter Moin Qureshi in connection with its money laundering probe against him and others.

Officials in the agency said Qureshi was arrested late last night here after he was called for questioning in the case.

The meat exporter has been arrested under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and will be produced before a court today, they said, alleging that he was not cooperating in the probe.

He has been questioned multiple times in the past by the agency which is probing Qureshi after it registered two FIRs under the PMLA.

In the latest FIR against him this year, former CBI Director A P Singh has also been named.

The earlier PMLA case against Qureshi was booked by the ED in 2015, based on an Income Tax prosecution complaint.

The meat exporter is also facing probes by the I-T department and the CBI for alleged tax evasion, money laundering and corruption among others.

The I-T Department is probing Qureshi under the new Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015 as probe led it to few foreign assets owned or held by the meat exporter and his family in an alleged illegal manner as they were not declared or reported to Indian tax authorities.

The case emerged after the tax department first carried out searches against Qureshi and his firm in February 2014.

Policeman commits suicide; 2 cops sent to police lines

New Delhi, Aug 25 (PTI) The station house officer and an assistant sub-inspector at Jaitpur police station here have been sent to district lines for allegedly harassing a colleague who later committed suicide, police said today.

Devendra Singh (55), an assistant sub-inspector attached to Jaitpur police station, was on emergency duty and had got a service revolver issued for work around 6 pm on August 22.

He went to an isolated place on the banks of Yamuna near Kalindi Kunj bridge in south east Delhi and shot himself dead between 6:30 pm to 8 pm that day, a police official said.

Though the police suspected domestic trouble initially, the victim’s family members met senior officers at police headquarters and submitted a copy of the suicide note left behind by Singh at his home.

In the note, Singh alleged that he was being harassed by the SHO of Jaitpur police station and an assistant sub-inspector.

Following the allegations, the two policemen were sent to district lines and an inquiry has been initiated by additional deputy commissioner into the matter, the official added.

DTC suspends inter-state buses, Delhi-Lahore service after violence over Ram Rahim’s conviction 

The Delhi Transport Corporation has suspended its inter-state, night and the Delhi-Lahore bus services in wake of the violence after self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim was convicted in a rape case on Friday even as Delhi Police clamped prohibitory orders.

Bus services to towns in the National Capital Region such as Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Faridabad and Bahadurgarh were also suspended after several buses were set on fire in several parts of Delhi.

A DTC official said the services have been suspended also because buses were being targeted in arson and violence in Haryana, Punjab and Delhi.

“The Delhi-Lahore bus service has been suspended because it passes through violence-hit Haryana and Punjab,” he said.

“Around 40 of DTCs night service buses, which run from 9pm onwards have been suspended,” said DTC spokesperson Sanjay Saxena.

A decision to resume the services will be taken after normalcy is restored, another DTC official said.

The suspension of night services left several people were left stranded at Anand Vihar Inter-state bus terminus (ISBT) who were headed for neighbouring states.