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  • Oil prices edge down from 2015-highs, but set for weekly gain Yesterday

    Singapore: Oil prices held steady on Friday near 2015-highs reached the session before, remaining on track for weekly gains after renewed air strikes in Yemen stoked concerns on the security of Middle East oil shipments. Crude prices on both sides of the Atlantic have surged almost $10 a barrel on April...
  • Asus Zenfone 2: The 'world's first 4GB RAM smartphone' coming to India today 2 days ago

    Update: Asus Zenfone 2 comes to India in 4 variants, priced from Rs 12,999 to Rs 22,999 New Delhi: Asus which had given the media a preview of its new flagship smartphone - the Asus Zenfone 2 - is all set to launch what it calls the "world's first 4GB...
  • Alibaba slapped a fine of $129,000 for violating prices on promotion days 5 days ago

    Shanghai: China's e-commerce giant, Alibaba Group, has been fined $129,000 by the price bureau in eastern Zhejiang province for violations by third-party sellers during promotions on its e-commerce platforms. Since Alibaba turned 'Singles' Day', a November 11 Chinese response to Valentine's Day, into an online shopping festival in 2009, the...
  • Petrol price cut by 80 paise/litre, diesel by Rs 1.30/litre April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Petrol price was cut by 80 paise a litre and diesel by Rs 1.30 per litre on Wednesday which is the second reduction in rates in April. The reduction will be effective from Wednesday midnight, Indian Oil Corportaion (IOC) said. With this change, the price of petrol in Delhi...
  • US CEO takes 90 per cent pay cut to give workers huge raise April 15, 2015

    Los Angeles: A CEO of an American firm has surprised one and all by announcing a 90 per cent pay cut for himself and slashing of company's profits to give employees a hefty salary hike after he read a study about happiness. The boss of a technology start-up in Seattle shocked...
  • India's wholesale prices fall 2.33 per cent in March April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Deflation persisted for the fifth consecutive month as wholesale price index based inflation fell to a record low of (-) 2.33 per cent in March on account of cheaper food and fuel products as well as manufactured items. Inflation measured on wholesale price index (WPI) was at (-) 2.06...
  • March consumer inflation drops to 5.17 per cent; food inflation to 6.14 per cent April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: India's annual consumer price inflation unexpectedly slowed down to a three-month low of 5.17 percent in March as food prices moderated, government data showed on Monday. The Reserve Bank of India has cut interest rates twice this year at unscheduled meetings, but kept its key repo rate on hold...
  • CNG, piped cooking gas rates cut in Delhi by 60 paise April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: A day after natural gas prices were cut by 8 per cent, CNG and piped cooking gas rates in the national capital region were on Wednesday reduced by 60 paise per kg. Indraprastha Gas, which retails compressed natural gas to automobiles and piped cooking gas to households in the...
  • Petrol prices cut by 49 paise/litre, diesel by Rs 1.21 from Wednesday midnight April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: After two consecutive hikes, petrol prices were on Wednesday cut by 49 paise per litre and diesel by Rs 1.21 a litre on softening international oil rates. The reduction in rates will be effective from Wednesday midnight. Prices of petrol in Delhi will be Rs 60 a litre from Thursday...
  • AirAsia offers 3 million seats at discounted prices March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: In one of the biggest discounted sale offers, Malaysian carrier AirAsia on Monday put three million (30 lakh) seats up for grab for destinations including India. As part of this mega sale offer, AirAsia has rolled out fares as low as Rs 3,399 for a Visakhapatnam-Kuala Lumpur and Rs...
  • Petrol, diesel prices in India lower than developed nations: Jayant Sinha March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: The government on Friday said that petrol and diesel prices in India are much lower than rates in most of the developed countries, except the United states. Data presented by Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha in the Lok Sabha showed prices of petrol and diesel in India...
  • Modi doesn't know the meaning of failure, says author of 'The Modi Effect' March 17, 2015

    Author of 'The Modi Effect' Lance Price says that India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not known to the feeling of failure and his charisma has projected him as the only option to the voters in India. ...
  • PM Modi's brother attacks Centre for failing to live upto peoples' expectations March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's younger brother Prahlad on Tuesday lashed out at the BJP government at the Centre, saying it has "failed" to live up to peoples' expectations and lacked will to resolve their problems. Prahlad participated at a protest here at the Jantar Mantar organised by the...
  • Wholesale prices fall 2.06 per cent in February March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: India's wholesale prices declined at a much faster-than-expected pace of 2.06 per cent on year in February, their fourth straight monthly fall, on the back of plunging global oil prices, government data showed on Monday. The data compared with a 0.70 per cent year-on-year fall forecast by economists in...
  • Narenda Modi saw no TV, took only calls after noon on Lok Sabha elections result day: Book March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal may have inflicted a massive defeat on BJP in Delhi Assembly polls last month, but months earlier Prime Minister Narendra Modi saw him as a "small single city leader" not even worth "my time to ignore". These comments were made by Modi to former...
  • Oil falls back on record-high US supplies March 13, 2015

    London: World oil prices hit reverse gear on Thursday, wiping out earlier gains, as traders switched their attention back to record-high US stockpiles, dealers said. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for April delivery fell 61 cents to $47.56 per barrel. In late afternoon London deals, European benchmark Brent North Sea crude...
  • Apple launches smartwatch, price to go as high as $17,000 March 10, 2015

    The Apple Watch is finally launched and is wrapped in 18-karat gold and priced as high as $17000. The smartwatch will be available for pre-order in nine countries next month. The battery will last up to 18 hours and users can make and receive calls. There's heavy emphasis on health...
  • Apple TV price slashed by $30; now available for $69 March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Alongside the new MacBook and Watch launch, Apple CEO Tim Cook also announced a price cut for Apple TV by $30 - bringing the price down from $99 to $69. Also, there will be a new HBO Now channel on Apple TV. HBO's standalone streaming service will launch on...
  • Apple iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus get costlier in India; prices go up by Rs 2,500 March 7, 2015

    New Delhi: After India's finance minister, Arun Jaitley, announced in the budget an increase in excise duty on mobile phones imported in the country, tech giant Apple has decided to increase the retail price of its flagship smartphones. A more than double increase in the excise duty, from the earlier...
  • ATF price hiked by 8.2%; non-subsidised LPG to cost Rs 5 more March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Jet fuel price was on Sunday hiked by a steep 8.2 per cent while the rates of non-subsidised LPG was increased by Rs 5 per cylinder on firming international oil rates. The price of aviation turbine fuel (ATF), or jet fuel, in Delhi was hiked by Rs 3,849.97 per...
  • Modi government has added insult to injury:Congress on petrol price hike February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress on Saturday reacted sharply to the hike in petrol and diesel prices saying that government has added insult to injury to the common man by the steep post-Budget increase. "Modi government has added insult to injury by first ignoring the common man and farmer in the Union Budget...
  • Fuel hiked: Piyush Goyal says government has no role in petrol pricing February 28, 2015

    Hours Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget 2015 in Parliament on Saturday, the fuel prices were hiked. The petrol prices were hiked by Rs 3.18 per litre while diesel by Rs 3.09 per litre. Reacting on the fuel prices, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said the government has no...
  • Yamaha R15 Version 2.0 launched with two new colours at Rs 1.17 lakh in India February 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Yamaha has launched the R15 Version 2.0 in two new colours in India - this is the company's new scheme for attracting customers ahead of Holi. The new colours, GP Blue and Streaking Cyan, are available across all Yamaha India dealerships at a price of Rs 1.17 lakh...
  • 'If I were FM, will bring prices of essential commodities under control' February 23, 2015

    Ravi Kumar, manager at an eating outlet in Bengaluru, has had to cut down on items on his menu and forced to hike the prices of several dishes since the last few few months. He hopes that prices of essential commodities like LPG, vegetables and groceries will be brought under...
  • Jaipur resident demands student loans be made available at better rates February 19, 2015

    Wasim, a private student of class 12 and who also works at an ice cream parlor in Jaipur, wants student loans to be made available at better interest rates so that he can do his MBA from a good institute and set up his own business. He is also hoping...
  • India's wholesale prices fall 0.39 per cent in January February 16, 2015

    Mumbai: India's wholesale prices declined an annual 0.39 per cent in January, their second fall in three months, on the back of a sharp correction in oil prices, government data showed on Monday. The data compared with a 0.4 per cent year-on-year gain forecast by economists in a Reuters poll...
  • Petrol price hiked by 82 paisa per litre, diesel by 61 paisa February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Petrol price on Sunday was hiked by 82 paisa per litre and diesel by 61 paisa, reversing the declining trend of last six months. Petrol and diesel price hike is the first increase since August 2014 and follows firming of oil prices in the international market. A litre of...
  • Falling oil prices shrink trade deficit to 11-month low February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Trade deficit narrowed to an 11-month low in January, helped by a plunge in global oil prices, bolstering the outlook for India's current account balance as well as the rupee. But in a worrying sign, weak global demand led to a second straight annual fall in merchandise exports. Exports...
  • Mission Delhi: PM Modi targets AAP over funding scandal February 3, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hit out at the Aam Aadmi Party saying the funding scandal had exposed the AAP's double standards. ...
  • Common man should get benefit of low crude oil prices: Kerala CM Oomen Chandy February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Criticising the Centre for hiking excise duty on fuel, Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy on Tuesday said the government should "fully pass on" to the common man the benefit accrued from low global crude prices. The senior Congress leader, who is in the national capital for election campaign,...