It asked Prime Minister Modi to take a cue from the foresight shown by former PMs Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi in nationalising insurance and airline companies.

Around 1.27 lakh people are expected to go for the annual Haj pilgrimage in July this year for which the ministry will have to arrange for at least 1.47 Lakh doses.

"Explosions have been reported in Colombo and Batticaloa today. We are closely monitoring the situation. Indian citizens in need of assistance or help and for seeking clarification may call the following numbers : +94777903082 +94112422788 +94112422789," the Indian High Commission in Colombo tweeted.

"If there would have been such an academy in Varanasi, I would not have gone to Kolkata," the legendary vocalist, who was a faculty member at Kolkata based ITC Music Research Academy, had said.

The skirmish took place around 8 am at a forest in Pamed area when a joint team of the special anti-Naxal Greyhounds unit of Telangana and Chhattisgarh police was out on an operation along the interstate border, Deputy Inspector General (anti-Naxal operations) Sundarraj P told PTI.

According to reports, the bus, which was on its way from New Delhi to Varanasi, went out of control and rammed into the truck.

In the hurriedly called hearing after the allegations cropped up, the apex court left it to the "wisdom of media" to show restraint and act responsibly so that independence of judiciary is not affected.

According to the officials, they received information about the fire at around 11.50 pm following which five fire tenders were rushed to the spot.