Free Press Journal
  • 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.

  • Bhopal: No helmet, no petrol rule goes for a toss

    Bhopal: The life of slogan-No helmet, no petrol, on display at the petrol pumps the for past few months in the state capital seems to be over as petrol pump dealers (PPDs) are back to their old ways- they have started distributing petrol to helmetless riders in Bhopal.

  • Bhopal: Jail dept to run petrol pumps on jail premises

    Bhopal: In order to meet its mounting expenses, jail department is mulling over setting up of petrol pumps on prison premises in major cities of the state. The department has sent a proposal to the government for approval. Besides financial, there is also a welfare aspect behind taking the decision, as the fuel stations will be operated by children of department personnel and people who have completed their jail term will be

  • Indore: CBI raids gas agencies, finds irregularities

    Indore: A joint team food and weight and measure departments launched a massive drive against petrol pumps and LPG agencies on Thursday and found gross irregularities. The team discovered petrol pumps selling fuel to two-wheeler riders sans wearing helmets and also found some LPG cylinders less fuel.

  • Over 60k petrol pumps in India, 45% jump in 6 yrs

    New Delhi: India has recorded 45 per cent jump in the number of petrol pumps in the last six years, possibly the highest growth rate in the world, as public and private sector firms jostled to capture retailing sites.

  • Indore: GST fiasco All major markets of city to remain closed today

    Indore: Goods and Service Tax (GST) being rolled out from July 1 is going to face its first major resistance from traders on Thursday. As talks between traders and finance minister Jayant Malaiya failed, 66 business organisations of the city have given call of bandh on the day, under which all major markets of the city including Sarafa and Cloth market will remained closed. Deeply anguished over certain harsh provisions of GST

  • Petrol pumps to sell LED bulbs and fans soon

     New Delhi : Consumers would soon be able to buy energy efficient LED bulbs, tubelights and ceiling fans at petrol pumps at much lower retail rates.

  • Bhopal: Petrol pumps to be checked to ensure safe practice

    BHOPAL: Petrol pumps will be examined to ensure that petrol-diesel pump machines are intact and there is no irregularity. The investigation will be carried out by the Oil Company, Weights & Measures and Food Department.

  • Indore: UP like crackdown on petrol pumps in Pithampur demanded

    Pithampur: As Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) launched a massive crack-down against the petrol pumps for cheating consumers by providing less fuel, many consumers from Pithampur claimed that they had been cheated by petrol pump owners.

  • Indore: Dealers seek ban on crackers within 20 metres of petrol pump

    Indore: In the backdrop of Ranipura fire incident, which saw eight people burnt live due to massive fire in a cracker shop, petroleum dealers here demanded restriction in use of fireworks in 20 meter radius of petrol pumps.

  • Bhopal: Squads formed to check corruption at petrol pumps, PDS shops

    Burhanpur: In order to check fuel theft at petrol pumps and curb food grain black marketing in the district, district collector Deepak Singh formed district-level squad to keep tight vigil on petrol pumps, gas cylinder godowns, kerosene wholesale shops and public distribution system shops.

  • Oil ministry mulls home delivery of petrol, diesel

    New Delhi: Petrol and diesel may soon be home delivered as the oil ministry mulls options of door-to-door delivery on pre-booking to cut long queues at petrol pumps.

  • Oil ministry mulls home delivery of petrol & diesel

    New Delhi: Petrol and diesel may soon be home delivered. The oil ministry is mulling the options of door-to-door delivery on pre-booking to cut long queues at petrol pumps. As many as 3.5 crore people currently visit 59,595 petrol pumps in the country for buying auto fuel. Often, long queues are seen at petrol pumps during peak hours, leading to congestion on roads. Annually, Rs 2,500 crore of fuel is bought at

  • Warning! Petrol pumps may be shut every Sunday starting May 14

    With the tiff between the government and the petrol pump owners over the pricing issue refusing to end, the petrol pump owners have served a strict threat to government that they will keep the petrol pumps closed every Sunday from May 14, until their demands are not been met. It automatically translates into vehicle owners being unable to avail petrol on Sundays resulting in hardship for them.

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    Petrol pumps may not accept cards from January 13

    New Delhi/Kolkata: Petrol pumps across the nation have deferred till January 13 the decision to stop accepting credit and debit cards in protest against additional charge of upto 1 per cent on card transactions. Earlier on Sunday, in a letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, president of AllIndia Petroleum Dealers Association (AIPDA) Ajay Bansal wrote that the HDFC and other banks will start charging 1 per cent on all credit card transactions, and between

  • Indore: Petrol pumps, small traders vie for PoS machines

    Indore: To combat cash crisis following currency ban, efforts would be made to make business cashless. Swipe machines or PoS would be installed in over 110 petrol pumps and small shops for cashless transactions.