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  • No relief for citizens as fuel prices continue to hike

    New Delhi: Fuel prices continued to soar on Friday morning as petrol price in New Delhi is being sold at Rs 82.32 per litre while diesel at Rs 73.87 per litre. In Mumbai, petrol is being retailed at an all-time high of Rs 89.69 per litre and diesel at Rs 78.42 per litre.

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    Centre working to combat fuel price hike: HPCL chairman Mukesh Surana

    New Delhi: Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) Chairman Mukesh K. Surana has said that the Centre is working towards increasing local production of oil and gas with an aim to combat the rising fuel prices. Reacting on soaring fuel prices in the country, Surana told ANI that the devaluation of the Indian rupee against the US Dollar is responsible for the hike in fuel prices in the country.

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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.

  • 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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    We cannot issue directions to government over issue of rising fuel prices, says Delhi High Court

    New Delhi: Daily change in fuel prices was a “economic policy decision” of the central government and the courts must remain away from it, the Delhi High Court said Wednesday. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao made it clear it was not inclined to interfere with the government’s decision, saying “there are larger economic issues” involved.

  • 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.

  • Bharat Bandh: Offices, schools and colleges open at regular time in Delhi

    New Delhi: Offices, schools and colleges in the national capital opened at regular time despite the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by the Congress to protest against the hike in petrol and diesel prices. Heavy police deployment was made in the national capital with reserve police forces deployed and motorcycle patrols being put on high alert, a senior police officer said.

  • Fuel Price Hike: Truckers to stage protests against rising diesel and petrol prices

    New Delhi: Truckers would stage demonstrations across districts to protest against rising diesel and petrol prices, apex transporters’ body AIMTC said Friday. There has been a steep hike in diesel and petrol prices in the last seven days and ever spiralling prices is utterly disappointing, the All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) said in a statement.

  • DMK to participate in Bharat Bandh called by Congress on September 10 against fuel price hike

    Chennai: DMK President M.K. Stalin on Friday said his party will actively participate in the Bharat Bandh called by the Congress on September 10 against the oil price hike. In a statement issued here, Stalin said the central government led by the Bharatiya Janata Party was interested on increasing the excise duty on the oil whenever the crude prices went down globally.

  • Bhopal: Petrol prices crosses Rs 85 mark in most places in state

    Bhopal: Petrol and diesel prices continue to rise in India. On Friday, Rewa and Anuppur recorded highest selling price of petrol price in MP at Rs 86.33 per litre and Rs 86.38 per litre respectively. In most of the places recorded petrol prices crossed Rs 85 per litre. In Bhopal, petrol is selling at Rs 84.22 per litre and at Rs 84.08 per litre in Indore.

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    Petrol, diesel prices fall after 10 days

    New Delhi: Petrol prices fell around 10 paise across the four metro cities on Monday after rising nearly a rupee and a half in the last 10 days. Prices of diesel also were down around 13-15 paise from the levels on Sunday.

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    Mumbai: Taxi and auto rickshaw fares likely to be hiked by Rs 2

    Mumbai: As if the petrol prices were not agonising enough, citizens of Mumbai may have to cough up extra for daily commute by taxi and auto rickshaw. This is because the state transport department is likely to hike fares of taxis and auto rickshaws by a minimum of Rs 2. For the last three years, auto and taxi unions have been clamouring for a hike in fares.

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    Petrol prices slashed, but only at less than half the rate of surge, common man unhappy

    New Delhi: Domestic petrol prices, which had hit record levels for 16 consecutive days in May, have been on the reverse trend for the last 13 days, including Monday, but the relief for consumers has been slow in coming. The pace of decline has been less than half the rate of surge. Percentage-wise, since May 30, when prices started to take a downturn, petrol prices have slipped 2.35 per cent in Delhi, compared to the 5.5

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    Fuel prices surge for 15th day, touches Rs 86.06 in Mumbai

    New Delhi: Petrol and diesel prices continue to touch another peak for the 15th consecutive day, with the key transportation fuel being sold at Rs 78. 27 per litre in Delhi. The revised petrol prices in metropolitan cities are- Delhi: Rs 78.27 per litre; Mumbai: 86.08; Kolkata: 80.76 and Chennai: 81.11.

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    Surging petrol prices may ease as crude oil cost declines

    Mumbai: Petrol prices across the four metro cities rose for the 12 consecutive day on Friday, but consumers can expect some respite in the coming days as global crude oil cost eased. In the national capital, price of petrol rose to Rs 77.83 from Rs 77.47 per litre on day-to-day basis.

  • Bhopal: Fuel prices continue to skyrocket, no relief in sigh

    Bhopal: Fuel prices continued its upward swing on Thursday as for the second consecutive day, petrol was sold over Rs 86 per litter in Dindori. Petrol rate had spiralled to Rs 86.04 per litre on Wednesday in the district, while the very next day it rose to Rs 86.35.

  • Maharashtra CM for bringing petrol, diesel under GST

    Mumbai: Amid a nationwide outrage over rising fuel prices, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today pitched for bringing petrol and diesel under the purview of GST, saying it would ensure reduction of rates.