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    Fuel price hike continues; petrol price inches towards Rs 90 in Mumbai

    Fuel prices jumped to an all-time high on Tuesday with petrol being sold at Rs 89.54 per litre and diesel at Rs 78.42 per litre in Mumbai. The petrol price was increased by 10 paise per litre, while the diesel saw a hike of 9 paise per litre. On the other hand, the price of petrol rose to Rs 82.16 in Delhi, while diesel is being sold at 73.87 per litre. The

  • As fuel prices skyrocketed, friends present ‘petrol’, to Tamil Nadu groom as wedding gift

    Cuddalore (TN): Friends of a man who got married here presented him with five litres of petrol, the price of which has skyrocketed, as a ‘wedding gift.’ The young man and his newly wedded wife were greeting guests at a marriage hall when his friends trooped in and gave him the petrol in a five litre can as a gift, ‘Puthiya Thalaimurai’ Tamil television channel reported. Amid laughter all around, the man

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    Fuel price hike: Karnataka government cuts petrol, diesel prices by Rs 2 per litre

    Kalburgi: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Monday announced the coalition government’s decision to cut petrol and diesel prices by Rs 2 per litre. The announcement comes in the wake of political pressure building against Kumaraswamy after Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal governments reduced fuel prices.

  • Fuel Price Hike: Fuel prices continue to rise, Petrol nears Rs 90 per litre mark in Mumbai

    Fuel prices in the country hit a new benchmark on Monday with petrol and diesel prices hiked by 15 paise and 6 paise per litre respectively. Petrol in Mumbai now costs Rs 89.44 per litre and diesel is priced at Rs 78.33 a litre. In Delhi, petrol is retailed at Rs 82.06 per litre and diesel at Rs 78.33 a litre. Delhi has the cheapest fuel rates among all metros and most

  • Rahul Gandhi destined for political wilderness?

    Petrol and Diesel, by themselves, have become the most inflammable issues in Indian politics now. The ever-rising prices of petroleum products have the potential to set any political system on fire, if the current developments in India are any pointer. After a long chase to catch an issue that can bring the entire opposition together and also grab people’s pulse, the Opposition found the issue of ever increasing prices of Petrol and

  • Grapple with the rupee & oil but don’t panic

    The big news this week was on two key prices. One is the price of the almighty dollar, and the other is the price of petrol (or diesel). These two are the most important price signals in the economy.  And both are of imported items. India has a huge shortage of oil since domestic supplies meet barely one fifth of our requirement. We also have a perennial shortage of dollars, because what

  • I am not suffering from rising fuel prices as I am minister: Ramdas Athawale

    Jaipur: When asked if the hike in the fuel prices affected him, Union Minister Ramdas Athawale confessed that he is unfazed by the hike, as he is a minister. Referring to the allowances he gets, Athawale, who was in Jaipur said, “I am not suffering from rising fuel prices as I am a minister. I may suffer if I lose my ministerial post.”

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    Sunday Gyaan! With petrol price set to touch Rs 90 a litre in Mumbai, here’s how to check fuel prices

    Nowadays, before travelling people first check is fuel prices, as petrol and diesel prices are scaling new highs every day on account of rupee depreciation and rise in international oil rates. The petrol price is about to touch Rs 90 in Mumbai. As on September 15, the price was hiked by 35 paise and diesel rates went up by 24 paise. So petrol in Mumbai now (as on September 15) costs Rs

  • Bhopal: Public transport would help reduce fuel use

    Despite abnormal rise in fuel price and protest bandh by various political outfits, there is no fall in sale of vehicles. Residents in the state capital still want to own cars and bikes. The total number of vehicles in the city jumped to 10.80 lakhs in 2015 from a mere 3.09 lakh in the year 2001. Similarly, the state figure also posted a record increase. The total number of 2-wheelers in the

  • Indore: Prices of food items to see 10% hike in October

    Come October, people will shell out more on essential commodities as the transporters are set to increase freight due to sharp increase in diesel price. It is said that prices of food items would cost 10% more from October 1 as the transporters have decided to increase freight by 20%. The increase in diesel prices is not only affecting profit margin of the transporters but affecting their business also. The transporters have

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    Fuel Price Hike: Modi government in nervous 90s

    Mumbai: Petrol and, by default, the Modi government are in the nervous 90s. Just 500 km from Mumbai city is a small town Parbhani, which, on Tuesday, had the dubious distinction of hawking petrol at Rs 90.05 per litre. Mumbai can take heart; it too, is inching towards the danger zone with petrol being quoted at Rs 88.26 per litre in the city.

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    Ministers urge Congress to support bringing fuel under GST

    Mumbai: Minister for Finance Sudhir Mungantiwar urged the Opposition party, Congress to direct its governments in the states to support Maharashtra government’s proposal to bring petroleum products under the purview of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in order to bring down the multiple taxes.

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    Congress’ ‘bandh’ call gets lukewarm response

    Mumbai: The state-wide shutdown called by the Congress and other opposition parties against high fuel prices received a lukewarm response in the state and Mumbai. Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) actively participated in the bandh, but the Shiv Sena kept a distance. There were few incidents of disruption reported on local trains, Metro line at D N Nagar and MNS workers were involved in rampant vandalism of shops.

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    Fuel Price Hike: Fuel prices continue to rise, petrol price hiked by 14 paise per litre, diesel by 15 paise

    Fuel prices continued to rise Tuesday, as petrol price was hiked by 14 paise per litre and diesel by 15 per litre in Mumbai. The increase pushed the petrol price in Mumbai to a record high Rs 88.26 per litre. Diesel rate touched its highest level of Rs 77.47 a litre. After the hike, the petrol in Delhi will now cost Rs 80.87 per litre (increase by Rs 0.14/litre) and diesel will