The price of LPG -- liquefied petroleum gas cylinders, or cooking gas -- has risen 11.42 rupees per cylinder because dealers are getting higher commissions. TV channels attacked the government because this "shocker" comes right after the imposition of a cap on subsidized cylinder sales was imposed.
from Tales from the Trail:
President Barack Obama told a U.S. Naval Academy graduation Friday that the full story of the Navy's recent rescue of commercial sea captain Richard Philips from Somali pirates will never be publicly known.
Speaking to graduating midshipmen at the academy in Annapolis, Maryland, Obama urged them to follow the example of those who had gone before them and cited several examples, including Philips' rescuers.
Philips was taken captive while fending off Somali pirates who attempted to seize his cargo ship. Held for days in a small boat shadowed a U.S. warship, Philips was ultimately freed when Navy snipers shot and killed three of his captors.
"I will not recount the full story of those five days in April. Much of it is known. Some of it will never be known," Obama told the midshipmen.
from Africa News blog:
A new spate of attacks on shipping has made it quite clear that Somali pirates are not going to stop their activities just now, even though military operations by the United States and France have killed five of the buccaneers.