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    Fuel Price Hike: Petrol price hiked by 6 paise per litre, diesel price remains unchanged

    Domestic fuel prices continued to scale new heights, while rates were not changed on Wednesday, a 6 paise per litre hike in petrol price was seen on Thursday, according to ANI. While on the other hand, the diesel price remained unchanged.  Now petrol in Mumbai costs Rs 89.60 per litre and diesel Rs 78.42 in Mumbai.

  • Indore: Branded petrol over Rs 90/litre burns hole in people’s pocket

    Burning hole in people’s pockets, the cost of branded petrol breached Rs 90 per litre-mark on Tuesday and may cost Rs 91 per litre in coming days. The higher price is hitting customers who are forced to purchase the fuel when the normal petrol is out of stock.  With every passing day, the petrol prices are setting all-time high record. The fuel price, which started two months ago, continues its unabated run.

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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

  • 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

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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: Upper caste stir, fuel prices take sheen off Shambal, bonus

    The hike in prices of petrol and diesel and the agitation on amendment in SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act are proving dear to the state BJP government. People have forgotten ‘Sambal Yojana’ launched by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for poor and distribution of bonus to the farmers under ‘CM Samridhi Yojana’ and they have started cursing the BJP on these issues.

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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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    State taxes on petrol, diesel highest in country

    Mumbai: Although the state finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar has claimed that Maharashtra ranks among the top five states for the highest taxes on petrol and ranks eighth for diesel taxes in the country, according to the Petroleum Planning Analysis Cell (PPAC) of the Centre, the state has the highest taxes on petrol and diesel in the country.

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    Union Minister Nitin Gadkari urges farmers to make biofuel to replace petrol, diesel

    Durg (Chhattisgarh): Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Monday urged the farmers here to make ethanol and use it as a replacement for petrol and diesel. Addressing a public gathering in Durg, the Union Minister said that “We import fuel worth Rs. 8 lakh crore, Rupee value is falling vs Dollar. I have been saying since 15 years that farmers and tribals can make biofuel and fly aircraft. Our

  • Bhopal: Price cut on petrol in Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh puts pressure on Madhya Pradesh

    The pressure on the state government to slash prices of petrol and diesel has further increased with Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh cutting prices of petrol and diesel. Currently, there is 28 per cent VAT and Rs 4.50 cess on petrol in the state. There is 22 per cent VAT and 50 paise cess on diesel.  The central government has asked the state government to cut fuel prices at its own level considering

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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

  • 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

  • Security beefed up in Pune after Congress announced Bharat Bandh

    Pune (Maharashtra): Security was heightened in various parts of Pune in view of the Bharat Bandh announced by the Congress Party against the hike in prices of petrol and diesel under the present dispensation.

  • Fuel Price Hike: Petrol price hiked again by 23 paise a litre, diesel by 22 paise

    Fuel prices set new records on Monday as Petrol price was raised 23 paise a litre and diesel by 22 paise per litre. Petrol and diesel prices have continued their upward march on fall in rupee and surge in global crude oil rates. On Monday, the increase pushed the petrol price in Mumbai to Rs 88.12 per litre and diesel rate touched its highest level of Rs 77.32 a litre. In Delhi, petrol