FUEL HIKE

  • CNG price hiked by Rs 3.70 per kg in in Delhi September 7, 2013

    New Delhi: After petrol and diesel, price of CNG was on Saturday hiked by a steep Rs 3.70 per kg in the national capital, the second increase in rates in two and half months. Price of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) sold to automobiles in the national capital has been increased from...
  • No public vehicles to ply in Kerala on Wednesday September 2, 2013

    Motor vehicle workers, cutting across party lines, have decided to go on protest against the latest fuel price hike by staying off the roads in Kerala Wednesday. Consequent to the strike call, only private vehicles will be seen on the state's roads this Wednesday. Communist Party of India-Marxist legislator and trade...
  • More burden on pockets as fuel prices hiked September 1, 2013

    Petrol prices have been hiked by the government by Rs 2.35 and diesel is hiked by 50 paise. The hike comes amid a surge in global oil prices caused by deepening of the Syrian crisis. ...
  • Process to form Rail Tariff Authority gathers pace June 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Aiming to delink its financial health from politics, Railways has expedited the process for setting up a Rail Tariff Authority (RTA) and sought the views of other ministries before submitting the proposal to the Cabinet for approval. According to sources, Railways has finalised the contour of the RTA and...
  • News 360: Tainted chopper deal put on hold, say sources February 13, 2013

    The AugustaWestland chopper deal got murkier with allegations of bribery now being levelled directly at the former Air Chief, SP Tyagi. ...
  • China's titfortat advisory against travelling in India June 4, 2012

    A day before Foreign Minister SM Krishna's trip, Beijing issued an advisory against travel to India citing protests over the fuel price hike, after New Delhi warned traders against business in Yiwu. ...
  • China warns citizens against travelling to India June 4, 2012

    Beijing: In what is being seen as a titfortat move, China has cautioned its citizens against travelling to India following protests over the increase in petroleum prices, after New Delhi issued advisories warning its traders against doing business in the Chinese commodity hub of Yiwu. An advisory has been posted on...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 24, 2012

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Petrol price hike unlikely this fortnight January 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Petrol prices will not be raised this fortnight as stateowned oil firms apparently could not get political clearance for the over Rs 2 per litre hike in rates needed to achieve parity with the imported cost on account of the weakening rupee. Indian Oil (IOC) and other staterun firms, which...
  • PM firm on fuel hike, says subsidies unsustainable November 13, 2011

    On Board Air India One: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh returned from Maldives on Saturday night where he attended the SAARC Summit and held a bilateral meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani. The Prime Minister stood firm on the issue of the petrol hike, saying subsidies are already unsustainable. "One...
  • Fuel price not a matter of give & take: Khurshid November 7, 2011

    Law Minister Salman Khurshid said that the petrol hike has to be seen in the context of the world economy. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai November 4, 2011

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • People must protest price rise, says Kerala HC November 4, 2011

    Kochi: The Kerala High court in an observation on price rise on Friday said that the people of the country should react against the frequent price rise by the government. The high court observed that price rise is equivalent to slow death and that people should come to the fore rather...
  • Buddhadeb to participate in fuel hike rally July 2, 2011

    Kolkata: The Left Front will organise a protest rally and a sitin against the hike in petrol product prices here on July 12 in which former Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and CPI(M) state secretary Biman Bose would participate. A Left release on Saturday said Bhattacharjee and other front leaders would join...
  • Maya for removal of central excise duty on diesel June 28, 2011

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Tuesday demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should abolish central excise duty on diesel and roll back recent hike in prices of diesel, petrol, LPG and kerosene oil. "The Chief Minister has sent a letter to the Prime Minister requesting him to abolish...
  • DMK flays UPA for fuel price hike June 26, 2011

    Chennai: DMK, a key partner of ruling UPA, on Sunday criticised the hike in fuel prices, saying it would badly hit the middle class and poor and urged the Centre to make efforts to permanently solve the issue. "Whenever this issue arises, the Centre tries to justify the fuel price hike,"...
  • Fuel price hike: Aam aadmi feels the pinch June 26, 2011

    The government raised diesel prices by Rs 3, cooking gas by Rs 50 and kerosene by Rs 2. ...
  • Congress, fuel hike go together: Nitish Kumar May 16, 2011

    The Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee washes his hands off fuel hike, says oil prices are decided by oil companies. ...
  • Mamata sad over fuel hike, but won't topple govt June 25, 2010

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said she was not "happy" with the fuel price hike as it puts pressure on the common man, but her Trinamool Congres would not withdraw from the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government. "My party does not support this hike. This puts all the...
  • Petrol, diesel costlier from April 1 in 13 cities March 31, 2010

    New Delhi: The government is raising the prices of petrol and diesel by over one per cent in 13 cities, where the EuroIV grade lowsulphur fuel will be supplied from April 1. "Bharat StageIV (EuroIV) and BSIII (EuroIII) petrol and diesel are superior fuels and the oil refineries have made...
  • Inflation rises to minus 1.21 per cent July 16, 2009

    New Delhi: Inflation rose marginally to ()1.21 per cent for the week ended July 4 against ()1.55 per cent in the previous week mainly due to higher prices of fuel items. The wholesale price index during the corresponding week a year ago was as high as 12.19 per cent. Following the government...
  • Inflation can spark sexforfood crisis, AIDS risk August 5, 2008

    Mexico City: Rising food prices around the world are likely to drive poor women to trade sex for basic goods like fish and cooking oil, raising the risk of new AIDS infections, UN officials said on Monday. Delegates at a major AIDS conference in Mexico cited the cases of fisherwomen...
  • Fuelling crisis: Shortage of petrol, diesel hits Chennai June 30, 2008

    Chennai: The shortage of fuel in Chennai resulted in massive queues outside petrol bunks across the city on Monday. Severe shortage of fuel has hit Chennai hard. As the supply of fuel has been erratic since the price hike, the big worry facing the city now is a nationwide truckers strike. Aparna's...
  • No rollback, says Petroleum Minister Murli Deora June 5, 2008

    In spite of all the pressure, Petroleum Minister Murli Deora has said there is no question of a rollback. He also feels that the coalition allies and opposition parties alike, which are not supporting the decision currently, will realise in the near future that raising prices was the best option. Murli...
  • Inflation may cross 9% after fuel price hike: Analysts June 4, 2008

    New Delhi: Inflation may go beyond a 13year high of 9 per cent as a result of the steepestever hike in petroleum prices, analysts said on Wednesday. "It (inflation) could cross 9 per cent in the near term owing to the hike in petrol and diesel prices," HDFC Bank Chief Economist...
  • Fuel prices hiked: Petrol up by Rs 5, diesel by Rs 3 June 4, 2008

    New Delhi: After weeks of deliberations, Petroleum Minister Murli Deora on Wednesday announced that petrol prices will be hiked by Rs 5 per litre while diesel prices will be raised by Rs 3 per litre. The increase in prices would be effective from midnight tonight. The Government also said that prices...