Free Press Journal
  • 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

  • Petrol, Diesel, Petrol prices, diesel prices, India, rates of fuel,

    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.

  • congress, minister of finance sudhir mungantiwar, Bharat Bandh, GST, fuel price hike

    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.

  • Thane, Kalyan, Bhiwandi, Bharat Bandh, MNS, NCP, Congress

    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.

  • petrol price hike, petrol price, K R Sudhaman, GDP, economy

    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

  • Bhopal: Mix response to Congress’ Bharat bandh

    Call of Bharat bandh given by Congress on fuel price hike evoked mixed response in Bhopal on Monday. Traders closed their shops for the day in residential colonies Mixed response to bandh was observed in prominent market like New Market, Chowk Bazar, Bairagarh, MP Nagar. In many places shops were opened after 2.00pm. It was weekly holiday in New Market so big shops as usual remain closed but small shops remained open.

  • Thane, Kalyan, Bhiwandi, Bharat Bandh, MNS, NCP, Congress

    Bharat Bandh: Mixed response

    The call for Bharat Bandh on Monday against rising fuel prices evoked mixed response. While the Congress Party and a few smaller groups had called for Bharat Bandh on Monday, the Left parties organized their own protest, refusing to join the Congress-led street action. However, banks and government offices functioned normally. Yet, in some places, such as Mumbai, the fear of strong arm tactics by local groups made people shutter down their

  • Bharat Bandh: Congress criticises PM Modi on fuel price hike, says looting people’s money for own publicity

    New Delhi: The Congress dubbed the BJP government claims on petrol as white lies. Countering the BJP, Randeep Singh Surjewala said the average crude oil price during Manmohan Singh’s tenure was $107 per barrel while it is $50 in Modi’s four years. That is 55% less, but instead of giving benefit to the people, the excise levied on petrol has increased by 210% and on diesel by 443%, to collect Rs 11

  • Bharat Bandh: 2-year-old dies on way to hospital in Bihar’s Jehanabad, BJP attacks Congress

    Patna: A critically ill two-year-old girl died on Monday on her way to a hospital as Bharat Bandh supporters blocked roads in Bihar’s Jehanabad town. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and Janata Dal-United leaders attacked the opposition Congress and its ally Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) for the girl’s death due to their shutdown called against fuel price hike. Pramod Manjhi, the victim’s father, said his daughter was

  • Bharat Bandh! BJP on rising fuel prices: Solution of this problem is not in our hands

    New Delhi: The BJP Monday said the problem being faced by the people because of rising fuel prices were momentary and caused by global factors. Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also hit out at the Congress and its allies, alleging that they resorted to violence during the Bharat Bandh due to lack of support from the masses.

  • Bharat Bandh Live Updates: 2-year-old girl dies after an ambulance stuck in protests in Bihar

    A number of opposition parties will unitedly protest the rise in fuel prices in the country on Monday and participate in the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by the Congress.  Congress leader Ajay Maken on Sunday said that close to “20 political parties” will take part in the protest. Parties like the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S), Samajwadi Party (SP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), DMK, Trinamool Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and

  • Bharat Bandh affects normal life in Karnataka   

    Bengaluru: Normal life was thrown out of gear during the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by the Congress and supported by JD(S), its ally in the coalition government, and other parties, to protest the rise in prices of petroleum products. Roads in the city wore a deserted look since morning as government buses, private taxis and most of the autorickshaws did not ply.

  • We want to see strength of opposition on raising public issues, says Shiv Sena on Bharat Bandh          

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena Monday took a jibe at opposition parties, stating their nationwide bandh against the rising fuel prices should not look like a sudden act undertaken after waking up from a “long sleep”. The BJP’s bickering ally said it has been carrying the burden of opposition parties on its shoulders for long and it now wants to see where these outfits stand on pro-people issues.

  • Manmohan Singh hits out at Modi govt during Bharat Bandh says 'it has crossed all limits'

    Bharat Bandh: Manmohan Singh hits out at Modi govt says ‘it has crossed all limits’

    New Delhi: Urging the opposition to unite in their shared desire to defeat the BJP in the next Lok Sabha elections, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday hit out at the Modi government for the crisis-like all-round situation in the country due to rising fuel prices and farm distress. Manmohan Singh said the BJP-led central government had “miserably” failed in controlling fuel prices and fulfilling the promises made to the people