Diesel

  • Jaya asks Modi to put an end to monthly increase in fuel price 22 hours 20 minutes ago

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to put a "full stop" to the monthly increase in diesel price by oil marketing companies introduced during the previous UPA regime. Seeking rollback of Thursday's increase in diesel price by 56 paise per litre, Jayalalithaa...
  • Petrol price cut by Rs 1.09 per litre, diesel hiked by 50 paise per litre Yesterday

    New Delhi: Oil companies have cut petrol prices by Rs 1.09 per litre with effect from midnight tonight. However, diesel prices have been hiked by 50 paise per litre. Petrol price was reduced following drop in international oil rates and rupee depreciation against US dollar, making imports cheaper. For the...
  • Centre calls meeting with states on diesel price 4 days ago

    New Delhi: With state specific levies adding up to Rs 7 a litre in price of diesel, the Centre has called a meeting with 12 states with the highest incidence of taxes like octroi and entry tax, to impress upon them to cut these duties and bring down prices. A litre of...
  • Price of diesel sold to bulk consumers cut by Rs 1.09 per litre July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Price of diesel sold to bulk consumers like Railways and State Transport Corporations on Tuesday was cut by Rs 1.09 per litre in line with falling international rates. However, diesel sold to retail consumers like cars and trucks have not been revised. Official sources said price of bulk diesel sold...
  • Cabinet to soon decide on 10 pc ethanol blending: Dharmendra Pradhan July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Cabinet will soon take a decision on mandatory blending of 10 per cent ethanol with petroleum, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday. "The government has kept the interests of farmers in mind. It has started the process and the Cabinet will soon take a...
  • 'Game of Thrones' star Rose Leslie to work with Vin Diesel in 'The Last Witch Hunter' July 12, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Rose Leslie, who played the role of wildling warrior Ygritte in 'Game of Thrones', has boarded 'The Last Witch Hunter' opposite Vin Diesel. The supernatural project is being directed by Breck Eisner and the story revolves around a semi-immortal witch hunter (Diesel) wandering the streets of modern New...
  • Tackling subsidy burden with innovative ways tops Oil Ministry's agenda July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Accusing the previous UPA regime of leaving the coffers dry, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that he wanted to tackle subsidy burden on the department in innovative ways. In an exclusive interview to Network18, Pradhan on Sunday said that the roll out of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) is one...
  • No hike of LPG, kerosene prices: Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Friday that there is no proposal to increase rates of subsidised LPG, kerosene and diesel. "There is no such proposal with the government," Pradhan said with reference to a report that his ministry is considering a note to the cabinet for raising kerosene...
  • Oil Ministry may propose hike in LPG price by Rs 250 per cylinder July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Oil Ministry is likely to move the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA) soon with an expert panel recommendations of raising cooking gas (LPG) rates by Rs 250 per cylinder and kerosene price by Rs 4 a litre. The ministry is preparing a draft note for consideration of...
  • PM Modi takes stock of food inflation, faces flak over fuel price hike July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The first big challenge for the Narendra Modi government has coming close on the heels of the delayed monsoon with the prices of food commodities having risen sharply. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken stock of the rise in prices of essential commodities and asked states to urgently...
  • India@9 with Bhupendra Chaubey June 30, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Petrol prices hiked by Rs 1.69, diesel up by 50 paise June 30, 2014

    The ongoing crisis in Iraq has paved way to increase in oil prices in India. While petrol price has been hiked by a steep Rs 1.69 per litre, diesel prices has been increased by 50 paise a litre. ...
  • Petrol prices hiked by Rs 1.69, diesel up by 50 paise June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The ongoing crisis in Iraq has paved way to increase in oil prices in India. While petrol price has been hiked by a steep Rs 1.69 per litre, diesel prices has been increased by 50 paise a litre. The hike, effective midnight tonight, excludes local sales tax or VAT and...
  • Manjhi government approves Rs 769 crore for diesel subsidy June 24, 2014

    The Bihar government on Tuesday approved Rs 769.06 crore as diesel subsidy for irrigation to meet the challenge of erratic monsoon in the current financial year. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of state Cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi in Patna. The meeting also...
  • No price hike for domestic LPG cylinders: Dharmendra Pradhan June 13, 2014

    The price of domestic LPG cylinders will not be increased and the number of subsidised refills given to consumers would continue, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said. "LPG will be provided to the consumers at the same rate at which it is being made available now. No additional burden will be...
  • Mercedes Benz launches locally-made S Class diesel at Rs 1.07 crore June 5, 2014

    Pune: German car-maker Mercedes Benz rolled out the locally made diesel variant of its luxury sedan S Class 350 priced at Rs 1.07 crore (ex-showroom Maharashtra). This is for the first time that Merc is introducing the diesel variant of its popular S Class models. Besides, the company also commenced generation from...
  • Congress will demand Leader of Opposition position: Ashwani Kumar June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of Parliament session, senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Ashwani Kumar said that his party will seek an explanation on the diesel price hike. He also said that the Congress will demand that they should be given the post of Leader of Opposition but the choice...
  • Akhilesh attacks Modi-led NDA for hike in diesel prices June 14, 2014

    Opening front against the newly-formed NDA government at the Centre for hike in diesel prices, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said people of the country will see "more such things" in the coming days. "Diesel prices have been hiked and the people will see more such things...
  • Overdrive: Review of BMW M3 & M4, Mercedes-Benz C250 Diesel June 1, 2014

    In this episode of overdrive, we review the 2014 BMW M3 and M4and also Mercedes-Benz C250 Diesel. Also on the show, get all the world motoring news and much more. ...
  • Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan justifies diesel price hike June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA government which is under fire for raising diesel prices just days after coming to power defended its decision saying the fare for bulk consumption has come down. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Union Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan justified his department's move saying that its priority was...
  • Jayalalithaa talks tough, condemns diesel price hike June 1, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and former NDA ally Jayalalithaa on Sunday condemned the Centre for hiking diesel prices by 50 paise just days after coming into rule. In a statement, Jayalalithaa also appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rollback the decision. Asking NDA not to follow on the...
  • Diesel prices hiked by 50 paise per litre May 31, 2014

    Diesel prices were on Saturday hiked by 50 paise a litre, excluding state levies, the second increase in rates three weeks. The monthly hike in price came after several rounds discussions that the new Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan held with state-owned oil firms on continuing with the reform initiated by the...
  • Narendra Modi may push ahead with diesel price deregulation May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi's landslide victory gives him the mandate to deregulate diesel prices as well as raise natural gas rates with a clear road map towards free pricing to cut subsidies and shrink the budget deficit. With the biggest election win in 30 years, the Modi-led National Democratic Alliance is...
  • Diesel prices hiked by over re 1 a litre May 13, 2014

    Diesel prices have been hiked by a rupee and nine paise per litre with effect from Monday midnight. The hike excludes state sales tax or VAT. The hike will also vary across cities in India. The monthly increase in diesel rates were put on hold just before the elections began....
  • Diesel prices hiked by up to Rs 1 a litre May 12, 2014

    Diesel prices hiked by up to one rupee a litre with effect from midnight after Election Commission rejected the Oil Ministry's proposal made on the eve of elections to shelve the monthly increases in rates. Oil PSUs IOC, BPCL and HPCL had on April 1 skipped raising diesel rates as per...
  • Euro-IV petrol, diesel in 50 more cities by March 2015 May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will extend supply of Euro-IV grade petrol and diesel to 50 more cities by March next year in an attempt to cut vehicular pollution in major towns. Presently, Euro-IV or Bharat Stage-IV petrol and diesel are being supplied in 26 cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad and...
  • First look: 'Guardians of the Galaxy', the latest addition to Marvel's cinematic universe April 11, 2014

    In the far reaches of space, an American pilot named Peter Quill finds himself the object of a manhunt after stealing an orb coveted by the villainous Ronan. In order to evade Ronan, Quill is forced into a truce with a group of misfits including Gamora, Rocket, Drax the...
  • Itanagar gets its first passenger train April 7, 2014

    The Arunachal capital on Monday was put on the country's railway map with the first passenger train of about 400 commuters arriving at Naharlagun near Itanagar. The train with 10 passengers and two goods compartments, towed by a diesel engine, left Dekargaon at 7 AM and arrived at Itanagar at 12.30...
  • Used mustard oil is the new source of bio-diesel, thanks to AMU students April 1, 2014

    A group of engineering students from Aligarh Muslim University have succeeded in extracting bio-diesel from refined and used mustard oil, university officials said on Tuesday. Third-year students of the Diploma in Engineering at the AMU Polytechnic designed a bio-diesel extraction plant as part of the recently developed Alternative Fuel and Combustion...
  • Petrol price cut by 75 paise a litre; diesel hike put off March 31, 2014

    The price of petrol was on Monday cut by 75 paise per litre, the first reduction in five months, while the already unpopular monthly hike in diesel rates was put off during the election season. The reduction, effective midnight tonight, excludes local sales tax or VAT and the actual cut will...