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  • SpiceJet fallout: Ticket prices shoot up by 50 per cent 18 hours 14 minutes ago

    Thousands of passengers were stranded as the SpiceJet airline cancelled many of its flights on Wednesday morning. Ten passengers have also filed a complaint against the airline in New Delhi. ...
  • Cash-strapped SpiceJet resumes operations 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The cash-strapped airline SpiceJet resumed operations on Wednesday after facing passengers' anger for mass cancellation of flights over non-payment of fuel dues. SpiceJet Chief Operating Officer Sanjiv Kapoor has said that the flights will resume operations by Wednesday evening. "Flights scheduled to depart on or after 4 PM today...
  • Oil Ministry asks SpiceJet to submit 10-day plan for revival, airline to start operation by 4 PM 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The cash-strapped SpiceJet has been asked by the Oil Ministry to submit a 10-day plan for revival of the airline, said sources on Wednesday. In a meeting held on Tuesday, the ministry had agreed to grant interim relief to SpiceJet and said that they can pay some money...
  • Will supply fuel only on immediate payment: Oil companies to Spicejet 2 days ago

    New Delhi: With troubled Spicejet having grounded its flights, oil companies have made it clear the budget carrier will get fuel only on immediate payments, as the airline is on 'cash and carry' mode. The carrier had till Tuesday bought some jet fuel but it has...
  • More trouble for SpiceJet, airline remains grounded for 2nd day as oil companies stop fuel supply: Sources 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In more trouble for the cash-strapped airline SpiceJet, the operations remain grounded for the second day on Wednesday as oil companies have stopped fuel supply, the sources said. "Not even a single flight has taken off till this morning due to fuel supply issue with the oil companies," sources...
  • Lava Iris Fuel 60 with a 4,000mAh battery launched at Rs 8,888 in India 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Homegrown handset maker Lava launched a new smartphone - Iris Fuel 60 - offering a greater battery life to help users work for longer hours without frequent charging. Priced at Rs 8,888, the handset is second in Lava's range of smartphones focussed on longer battery life. "With smartphones becoming part...
  • Petrol, diesel rates cut by Rs 2 per litre each 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Petrol and diesel prices were today cut by Rs 2 per litre each as international oil prices slumped to five-year low. This is the eighth straight reduction in petrol prices since August, and fourth in diesel since October. New rates will be effective midnight tonight, Indian Oil Corp, the...
  • Air pollution discolouring Taj Mahal, finds study December 11, 2014

    Washington: A team of researchers from India and the US has found that the browning of the Taj Mahal's iconic marble dome and soaring minarets is due to dust and airborne carbon particles. "Our team was able to show that the pollutants discolouring the Taj Mahal are particulate matter carbon from...
  • TMC continues to attack Modi government, raise issue of fuel pricing in Parliament December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday continued with its attack on the Narendra Modi government and has targeted the Centre on fuel prices. TMC MPs were protesting outside Parliament holding banners against the price hike. The government has hiked excise duty on petrol by Rs 2.25 per litre and diesel...
  • Non-subsidised LPG price cut by Rs 113 per cylinder December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Price of non-subsidized cooking gas (LPG) on Monday was cut by a steep Rs 113 per cylinder and that of jet fuel (ATF) by 4.1 per cent as international oil rates slumped to multi-year lows. A 14.2-kg cylinder of non-subsidized LPG will now cost Rs 752, down from...
  • Indian road laws to be in line with standards set in US, UK, says Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Road and Transport Ministry is all set to bring major changes in the country's transport system. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that he is aiming at utilising bio-fuels for the running of vehicles, adding that the Centre will formulate new road laws which are in line...
  • Toyota Mirai: Toyota to start sales of its first mass-market fuel cell car next month November 18, 2014

    Tokyo: There will only be a few hundred, and they won't be cheap, but Toyota is about to take its first small step into the unproven market for emissions-free, hydrogen-powered vehicles. The world's largest automaker announced Tuesday that it will begin selling fuel cell cars in Japan on December 15 and...
  • Jet fuel prices slashed by 7.3 per cent, no cut on fares November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Jet fuel (ATF) rates were cut by a steep 7.3 per cent, the fourth straight reduction in prices since August on back of falling international oil rates. The price of aviation turbine fuel (ATF), or jet fuel, at Delhi was cut by Rs 4,987.7 per kilolitre, or 7.3 per...
  • Lava Iris Fuel 50 with a 5-inch display, 3,000mAh battery launched at Rs 7,799 in India November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Handset maker Lava launched a new series of Iris smartphones under the 'Fuel' brand which will focus on offering longer battery life. The first device launched in the series is the Iris Fuel 50, priced at Rs 7,799. The Android Kitkat operating system-based smartphone features a 3,000mAh battery capable of...
  • Fuel shortage known to discoms; notices given in advance: NTPC October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid reports of complaints by power company of short supply of electricity, the state-run power producer NTPC on Wednesday said that fuel shortage is known to discoms and notices is given to them in advance about shortage of raw material. "NTPC is supposed to communicate with the distribution...
  • Delhi: DERC to review fuel surcharge, tariff may go up in November October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Power tariff in the city may go up next month as Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission is all set to levy a fuel surcharge to help the private distribution companies adjust their power purchase cost. While hiking the power tariff by up to 7.5 per cent for domestic consumers, the...
  • US nod to build LNG plant that will ship fuel to India September 30, 2014

    Washington: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with President Barack Obama, the US has approved construction of a liquefied natural gas project that will ship the fuel to India. US regulators gave the final approval yesterday for Dominion Resources to build the east coast's...
  • Diesel rate likely to be cut by Re 1/litre, petrol by Rs 1.75 September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Diesel price is likely to be cut by about Re 1 per litre, the first reduction in rates in over five years, while petrol price may be slashed by Rs 1.75. State-owned oil firms are likely to announce reduction in rates, made possible because of softening in international oil...
  • Government to exempt vessels carrying exim cargo from duty on fuel September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to boost coastal trade, the government has decided to exempt vessels carrying exim cargo from paying customs duty on marine fuel, a top official said on Tuesday. "A decision has been taken that the coastal vessels which are carrying exim cargo or containers will be given...
  • Government moves LPG, fuel supplies to Kashmir valley September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The government is moving LPG and other fuel supplies to marooned Kashmir valley using alternative routes, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Thursday. Fuel supplies have been restored in the Jammu region and efforts are on to move stocks into Srinagar. "Some of the oil installations are under water......
  • J&K floods: Oil installations under water, IOC airlifts aviation fuel to aid air sorties September 11, 2014

    Certain oil installations in the flood ravaged state of Jammu and Kashmir are under water, oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan informed the media on Thursday. However, to deal with any adverse eventuality, Indian Oil Corp (IOC) has airlifted aviation fuel (ATF) to Srinagar to aid air sorties to the marooned valley. ...
  • IOC airlifts aviation fuel to Srinagar to aid flood relief September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: As the Army stepped up rescue operations in the flood ravaged Kashmir Valley, Indian Oil Corp (IOC) has airlifted aviation fuel (ATF) to Srinagar to aid air sorties to the marooned valley. Indian Army has swarmed jets, choppers and boats to rescue more than 82,000 people so far after...
  • Diesel price may be cut for 1st time in 7 years; Petrol by Re 1 per litre September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: With Brent crude oil prices dipping below $100 per barrel, petrol prices may be cut by Re one a litre and there is also a likelihood of first reduction in diesel rates in seven years. Petrol and diesel rates are due for revision on September 15 and there...
  • Petrol price cut by Rs 1.82 per litre, diesel rate hiked by 50 paise August 30, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major relief for the common man, petrol prices will be cut by Rs 1.82 per litre from midnight tonight. The diesel price, however, has been hiked by 50 paise. This is the third reduction in fuel prices in the month of August. Prior to Independence Day, the...
  • Japan creating fuelcell powered underwater vehicle August 8, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan's defence ministry on Friday said it was developing a fuelcell powered "unmanned underwater vehicle" but disputed a report that it was working with Washington on a submarine using the environmentallyfriendly technology. The report in the topselling Yomiuri Shimbun, citing unnamed ministry officials, said the unmanned, 10metre long sub could...
  • 'Coal issues need to be addressed for affordable power' August 1, 2014

    Panaji: Flagging off concerns about fuel shortages hurting power generation, senior executives on Friday said transportation and quality issues related to coal need to be immediately addressed for ensuring affordable electricity. "Affordable power is linked to many risk mitigation factors," Essar Energy Plc's Chief Executive Officer Sushil Maroo said on Friday....
  • Centre calls meeting with states on diesel price July 28, 2014

    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...
  • Spinach may help convert sunlight into clean alternative fuel July 27, 2014

    Washington: Popeye's favourite snack spinach, which gave the cartoon character super strength, also has the ability to convert sunlight into a clean, efficient alternative fuel. Purdue University physicists are part of an international group using spinach to study the proteins involved in photosynthesis, the process by which plants convert the sun's...