KEROSENE

  • Hyderabad: 11-year-old boy set ablaze by army men dies October 10, 2014

    An 11-year-old boy, who was set ablaze by unidentified military men, died at a hospital here Thursday, police said. Sheikh Mustafauddin, who was found with critical burn injuries at garrison area in Mehdipatnam in the heart of the city Wednesday, died at DRDO Apollo Hospital. The body was shifted to government-run Osmania...
  • Government has no plans to rationalise LPG, kerosene subsidy: Dharmendra Pradhan September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan said that the Narendra Modi government has no plans of rationalising LPG and kerosene subsidy, but has hinted at linking the Prime Minister's Jan Dhan Yojana to provide direct subsidies to consumers. Speaking exclusively to CNNIBN, Pradhan said...
  • Jaya writes to PM, seeks greater kerosene allocation for Tamil Nadu July 12, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has written to the Prime Minister demanding a greater kerosene allocation to her state. The AIADMK chief has also sought a reversal of the allocation made by the revious UPA regime asking for a total of over 65,000 kilo litres of kerosene per month....
  • 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 rules out any immediate hike in prices of LPG, kerosene July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Ruling out any immediate hike in prices of LPG and kerosene, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday said the new government will continue with the policy of subsidising commonly used cooking fuels. "There will no increase in LPG and kerosene prices for now. We will continue with the extant...
  • No hike of LPG, kerosene prices: Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Friday that there is no proposal to increase rates of subsidised LPG, kerosene and diesel. "There is no such proposal with the government," Pradhan said with reference to a report that his ministry is considering a note to the cabinet for raising kerosene...
  • Oil Ministry may propose hike in LPG price by Rs 250 per cylinder July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Oil Ministry is likely to move the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA) soon with an expert panel recommendations of raising cooking gas (LPG) rates by Rs 250 per cylinder and kerosene price by Rs 4 a litre. The ministry is preparing a draft note for consideration of...
  • Government puts on hold hike in LPG, kerosene rates July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday put on hold a hike in LPG prices in states including Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala, where an increase in local levies had led to a rise in fuel rates. The increase in state levies such as entry tax and octroi led to prices...
  • Oil Ministry proposes to hike LPG price by Rs 5 per cylinder: Sources June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Oil Ministry is considering a proposal to hike the price of LPG by Rs 5 per cylinder. The price of kerosene is also likely to be increased by Rs 1. The rise in prices comes amidst high level meetings being held over gas pricing. After Prime Minister Narendra...
  • Delhi becomes first kerosenefree city in India June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi government announced that the national capital has become the first 'kerosenefree city' in the country. "With the successful implementation of 'Delhi: A KeroseneFree City Scheme, 2012', no subsidised kerosene is being issued in the national capital and the country can save upto Rs 200 crore every year,"...
  • Woman attempts suicide outside district collector office May 27, 2014

    Upset over administration disregarding her complaint about encroachment infront of her house, a woman on Tuesday attempted suicide by pouring kerosene oil on her body outside the district collector office here, police said. Indu Devi Agrawal had complained several times to the district administration and police about the encroachment outside...
  • Austerity doesn't affect soldiers, kerosene issued in advance: Army January 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Army has denied reports of austerity measures affecting the soldiers at the Line of Control. The Army has said that enough kerosene ration has been issued to the soldiers. A CNNIBN special report had shown how there has been a 57 per cent cut in kerosene supply...
  • Kerosenecarrying train derails between Gonda and Gorakhpur January 7, 2014

    Rail traffic on the Gorakhpur section of North Eastern Railway in Uttar Pradesh was hit on Tuesday when two wagons of a goods train transporting kerosene derailed between Gonda and Gorakhpur, officials said. No one was injured in the incident. The train was headed to Gorakhpur when the derailment took place....
  • Man burns wife and son to death over dowry demands June 3, 2013

    Ara: In a suspected case of dowry, a man burnt to death his wife and an infant son in Bhojpur district, police said on Sunday. Angry over not getting a buffalo in dowry, Upendra Mahto poured kerosene on his wife Rina Devi (25) and 14monthold son at their house in...
  • AP: Housewife commits suicide by immolating herself May 29, 2013

    Hyderabad: A thirtyyearold woman allegedly committed suicide along with her eightmonthold baby girl by setting herself on fire at their residence in Manikeshwari Nagar due to a "family dispute", the police said. Sowmya, who was "dejected" after petty quarrels with her husband Ramesh over some family dispute resorted to...
  • Jayalalithaa asks PM not to operationalise DBT scheme April 28, 2013

    Chennai: Raising strong objections to certain aspects of Centre's Direct Benefits Transfer, Tamil Nadu chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday said the scheme in its present form should "not be operationalised" in the state as it is an "infringement" on the authority of state governments. In a strongly worded letter to...
  • Defying norms, Cong MP has a kerosene selling licence February 26, 2013

    Karauli: Khiladi Lal Bairwa, Congress MP from Karauli-Dholpur, remains a kerosene dealer even four years after getting elected to the Lok Sabha where as it is illegal for legislators and public servants to do so. But it seems this rule does not to apply to Bairwa. The Rajasthan government has not...
  • I have drawn red lines for Budget: Chidambaram January 30, 2013

    London: Red lines have been drawn for next month's Union Budget, Finance Minister P Chidambaram has said ruling out abandoning of all subsidises while nonmerit ones could be eliminated over a period of time. "I have drawn the red lines. The red lines are that the fiscal deficit for the current...
  • Oil marketing companies need to increase efficiencies and keep costs in check: Siddharth Zarabi January 18, 2013

    How is the diesel price rise likely to affect the daily life of a common Indian? CNBCTV18's economic policy editor & Delhi bureau chief Siddharth Zarabi joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Why is the govt unable to put pressure on oil companies to improve efficiencies, given...
  • Oil companies free to change diesel price, LPG cap raised January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Thursday refused to take a call on increasing the prices of diesel, kerosene and LPG and instead put the onus of oil marketing companies to decide on diesel price from time to time. While announcing that the cap on subsidised LPG cylinders will be raised...
  • Huge subsidy behind diesel, LPG price hike proposal January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet will take a decision on increasing diesel and LPG prices on Thursday. Diesel prices may be hiked by Rs 4.50 per litre. The Petroleum Ministry has proposed to increase diesel, kerosene and cooking gas rates. There is also a proposal to raise the ceiling on...
  • Govt considering revising diesel, LPG rates: Moily January 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The government is "seriously" considering revising rates of LPG and diesel prices but no decision has been taken as yet, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily said on Wednesday. "All price hike or price reduction...proposals are under serious consideration. We have not taken any decision," he told reporters in...
  • Diesel price may go up by Rs 10/litre in next 10 months December 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Diesel prices may be hiked by Rs 10 per litre over a 10month period and kerosene rates increased by same quantum over the next two years if a proposal of the Oil Ministry is accepted. The price hike is being considered as the government scrambles to find ways...
  • Govt jumped the gun in calling cash transfer a game changer? November 28, 2012

    Kotkasim: The government has labelled direct cash transfer of subsidies a game changer. To do a ground check, CNNIBN travelled to Alwar and found that cash transfer of the subsidy in kerosene has not been a roaring success. Beneficiaries complain they have received money only till May. Mori Devi is...
  • UP: Mob tries to set government officer on fire October 19, 2012

    Badaun: A mob of 150 people allegedly tried to set the District Supply Officer (DSO) and his team in Dehgava village on fire after he sealed a fair price shop selling adulterated diesel on Thursday. The mob reportedly tried to set the DSO, Neeraj Singh, and his driver, on fire...
  • Kelkar panel suggests hike in kerosene price September 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The Kelkar Committee, which was set up by Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram to suggest a roadmap for fiscal consolidation, has suggested the government to hike the prices of kerosene and LPG cylinders with immediate effect. The panel has recommended that kerosene price should be raised by Rs two...
  • People have welcomed PM's reform measures: Montek September 16, 2012

    The Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission further said that allies like Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee were consulted before pushing for bigticket reforms like the FDI in multibrand retail. ...
  • Diesel price hike: TMC, other parties to hold rallies September 15, 2012

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be holding a rally in Kolkata on Saturday evening demanding a rollback on the hike on diesel prices and the limit on just 6 LPG cylinders per year for a family. Mamata will also be demanding a rollback of subsidy cuts...
  • Antipeople decision: UPA allies on fuel price hike September 14, 2012

    New Delhi: At a late night meeting, the government finally mustered courage to take a decision which experts have said was needed. Diesel prices was hiked by Rs 5 though kerosene and petrol prices were not touched. The limit for subsidised LPG was also reduced to 6 per year. Sources...
  • Diesel price hiked by Rs 5 per litre, TMC unhappy September 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday hiked the price of diesel by Rs 5 per litre, to be effective from midnight. The Cabinet Committee of Political Affairs (CCPA), however, decided not to hike the price of kerosene. The CCPA, headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, also ended the subsidy on branded...