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  • CNG, piped cooking gas rates cut in Delhi by 60 paise 18 hours 7 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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,...
  • Petrol price cut by Rs 2.42 per litre; Diesel by Rs 2.25 per litre February 3, 2015

    With international crude oil prices continuing to rule below $50 per barrel, the three state-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) Tuesday decided to reduce petrol and diesel prices. Taking into account the effect of state levies, the petrol price in Delhi will be cut by Rs.2.42 per litre, while diesel cost will...
  • Jet fuel price cut by 11.3 per cent, to cost less than diesel February 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Jet fuel (ATF) price was cut by a steep 11.3 per cent and now it costs less than diesel. Last month, its rate had fallen below the price at which petrol is sold. While petrol and diesel prices have so far not been changed as per the fortnightly revision,...
  • Katie Price wants hit music career January 25, 2015

    Los Angeles: Singer Katie Price is reportedly planning to turn her hand to music again and so, she's targeting the Ibiza club market. The 36-year-old, who has made a number of unsuccessful forays into music in the past, reportedly wants to work with her friend Lauren Goodger. She has set her...
  • Petrol costs more than ATF in India! January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Perhaps for the first time, petrol in India costs more than the superior jet fuel (ATF) used in aeroplanes, as the government has levied a record excise duty on the fuel used in two-wheelers and cars. A litre of petrol in Delhi costs...
  • Indian rupee rises to over 2-month high, up 16 paise Vs US dollar at 61.71 January 19, 2015

    Mumbai: The rupee on Monday jumped by 16 paise to end at over two-month high of 61.71 against the greenback on good inflows in local markets and sustained dollar sales by exporters, extending its winning trend to third straight day. A weak dollar overseas also boosted the sentiment in favour of...
  • Customs duty may be reimposed in Budget 2015-16: Sources January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: In an upsetting news for consumers, the government is likely to reimpose customs duty at 2.25 per cent in the Union Budget 2015-16. The move will effectively reduce the impact of falling international crude prices. According to sources, more excise hike on fuel has also not been ruled...
  • Oil prices dip to 6-year low: Is this the right time for a cut in interest rates? January 14, 2015

    Oil tumbled 5 per cent to near six-year lows before recovering ground on Tuesday, and Brent briefly traded at par to US crude for the first time in three months as some traders moved to take advantage of ample storage space in the United States. ...