Petrol

  • 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...
  • Delhi: Fire at petrol pump, two injured July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Two employees received minor injuries in a fire at a petrol pump on Saturday, police said. The incident happened at a pump in Vasant Kunj area of south Delhi when fire broke out at a nozzle but was doused within 15 minutes by two fire tenders. Neeraj and Shehzad, who...
  • Branded petrol price cut by over Rs 5 per litre July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Price of branded or premium petrol on Thursday was cut by over Rs 5 per litre after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley slashed excise duty on the fuel. Central Excise duty on Branded Petrol was cut from Rs 7.50 per litre to Rs 2.35 per litre. Branded petrol, which contains...
  • 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...
  • Government to take steps to minimise impact of price hike: Delhi BJP July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Defending the Centre's decision to hike railway fares and increase in prices of other commodities including gas, petrol, diesel and vegetables, Delhi BJP on Tuesday said the Narendra Modi government will take steps to minimise the impact of these decisions on the common man. At a meeting, chaired by...
  • BJP's definition of 'good days' coming out now: Congress on price rise July 1, 2014

    The Narendra Modi government is facing criticism for further burdening the common man with another hike in fuel prices. Petrol prices were hiked by Rs 1.69 per litre from midnight. ...
  • 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...
  • Fuel price hike: Jayalalithaa demands rollback June 30, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday opposed the latest revision in fuel prices, saying it has come as a 'disappointment' to people who voted for BJP expecting a change from the 'wrong' economic policies of the previous Congress-led UPA. She urged the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Who is Manjunath: A unique 'Whistle-Blowing' campaign announced for upcoming film 'Manjunath' promotions May 1, 2014

    Mumbai: A unique marketing campaign called 'Whistle-Blowing', aimed at encouraging the youths to speak up and stand for what is right, has been launched as part of the marketing initiative of 'Manjunath', an extraordinary story of an ordinary man. Viacom18 Motion Pictures announced the campaign at an event here Wednesday. A biopic...
  • People who vote will get Re 1/litre discount on petrol in Ahmedabad April 29, 2014

    Ahmedabad: In a bid to motivate people to vote, a group of city-based petrol pumps has announced an incentive to provide petrol cheaper by Re 1 per litre after verifying the indelible ink finger mark of every consumer. The scheme will be implemented for a day on Wednesday when polling...
  • IOC to cut petrol prices by 1.2 per cent from Wednesday April 15, 2014

    Indian Oil Corp Ltd will cut retail prices of petrol by 1.2 per cent from Wednesday as the rupee has strengthened against the dollar since the last revision, it said in a statement on Tuesday. In 2010, the Indian government allowed fuel retailers to charge market rates for petrol and later...
  • Petrol price cut by 70 paise per litre April 15, 2014

    New Delhi: In a good news for the people, petrol price has been cut by 70 paise per litre. The price changes announced by oil companies are excluding local sales tax or VAT with effect from Tuesday midnight. Earlier, petrol and diesel prices were hiked by 75 paise and 50 paise a...
  • Petrol pump owner shot dead by two unidentified assailants April 7, 2014

    A petrol pump owner was shot dead allegedly by two unidentified assailants in Kadipur area in Sultanpur, police said. The incident took place in Mangrava locality on Monday night when two bike-borne miscreants reached the petrol pump and allegedly opened fire after altercation with petrol pump workers. Ratenesh Kumar Singh (40), owner...
  • 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...
  • Petrol prices to be reduced by over Re 1 March 26, 2014

    Petrol prices are likely to be cut by over one rupee a litre early next week, as appreciation in value of rupee against US dollar and fall in global oil rates has made imports cheaper. However, diesel rates will go up by 50 paisa per litre in line with the practice...
  • Rape victim pours petrol on herself, threatens to commit suicide outside IG's office March 14, 2014

    A woman in Kota reached Inspector General's office on Friday after pouring petrol on herself. The woman claimed that she was raped by two men on 26th February in a locality that falls under Anantpur police station area. On hearing the news, police officials reached the spot before she set herself on...
  • Petrol pump owner shot dead in the capital March 10, 2014

    All petrol pumps in Lucknow closed down on Monday following the murder of a petrol pump owner. M.V. Trivedi, 64, who owned a petrol pump at Kursi road here was shot dead on Monday morning when he was going to a bank from his River Bank colony residence, officials said. Trivedi, who...
  • Petrol pumps in Lucknow shut down after a murder March 10, 2014

    All petrol pumps in Lucknow were closed down on Monday following the murder of a petrol pump owner. M.V. Trivedi, 64, who owned a petrol pump at Kursi road in Lucknow was shot dead on Monday morning when he was going to a bank from his River Bank colony residence, officials...
  • Petrol pumps in Hyderabad shut to protest raids March 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Petrol pumps in Hyderabad and other major cities and towns in Andhra Pradesh remained closed for the second day on Monday to protest the crackdown by legal metrology department against some outlets allegedly tampering dispensing units. The flash strike, which began on Sunday evening, continued in the twin cities of...
  • Petrol hiked by 60 paise/litre, diesel by 50 paise/litre February 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Petrol price was on Friday hiked by 60 paise a litre, the second increase this year, and diesel by 50 paise per litre, the 14th hike since January 2013. The hikes, effective from midnight tonight, are excluding local sales tax or VAT and actual increase will be higher and...
  • Rs 5 lakh fine imposed on Mehta petrol pump for defrauding customers February 15, 2014

    Local authority has imposed a fine of Rs 5 lakh on a petrol pump and ordered its sealing for two days for defrauding the customers. District Magistrate Mukesh Bansal took action against the Mehta petrol pump at Station Chowk in Raigarh, which is an outlet of Bharat Petroleum Ltd, for `short...
  • Diesel price hiked by 50 paise; non-domestic LPG cut by Rs 107 January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Diesel price was on Friday hiked by 50 paise per litre but there will be no change in petrol rates. The hike will be effective from midnight tonight, is excluding local sales tax or VAT. The actual increase will be higher and will vary from city to city....
  • Furious over petrol pump manager's murder, BJP calls for Bhagalpur shutdown January 28, 2014

    A petrol pump manager was shot dead by unidentified assailants at Goshala road in Bihar's Bhagalpur town, police sources said on Tuesday. Two motorcycle-borne assailants stopped at Jain petrol pump on Monday night and shot at its manager Jai Kishan Sharma from close range, the sources said. Sharma, aged about 55 years,...
  • Petrol prices hiked by 75 paise, diesel prices by 50 paise January 3, 2014

    Petrol and diesel prices will go up by 75 paise and 50 paise a litre, excluding taxes, from midnight Friday, state-run oil marketing company Indian Oil Corporation said. "Indian Oil Corporation has decided to effect increase in the retail selling price of petrol by Rs. 0.75 per litre excluding state levies...
  • Petrol prices hiked by 75 paise, diesel prices by 50 paise January 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Petrol price was on Friday hiked by 75 paise and diesel by 50 paise a litre as rise in global oil rates and fall in rupee value increased the cost of production. The hikes, effective midnight tonight, are excluding local sales tax or VAT and actual increase will be...