Petrol

  • IOC to cut petrol prices by 1.2 per cent from Wednesday 15-04-2014 07:00 PM

    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...
  • Petrol price cut by 70 paise per litre 15-04-2014 06:34 PM

    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...
  • Petrol pump owner shot dead by two unidentified assailants 07-04-2014 02:46 PM

    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...
  • Petrol price cut by 75 paise a litre; diesel hike put off 31-03-2014 09:18 PM

    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...
  • Petrol prices to be reduced by over Re 1 26-03-2014 06:27 PM

    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...
  • Rape victim pours petrol on herself, threatens to commit suicide outside IG's office 14-03-2014 03:13 PM

    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...
  • Petrol pump owner shot dead in the capital 10-03-2014 07:56 PM

    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....
  • Petrol pumps in Lucknow shut down after a murder 10-03-2014 06:03 PM

    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,...
  • Petrol pumps in Hyderabad shut to protest raids 03-03-2014 11:50 AM

    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...
  • Petrol hiked by 60 paise/litre, diesel by 50 paise/litre 28-02-2014 07:11 PM

    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...
  • Rs 5 lakh fine imposed on Mehta petrol pump for defrauding customers 15-02-2014 08:04 AM

    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...
  • Diesel price hiked by 50 paise; non-domestic LPG cut by Rs 107 31-01-2014 07:57 PM

    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 28-01-2014 02:23 PM

    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...
  • Petrol prices hiked by 75 paise, diesel prices by 50 paise 03-01-2014 07:09 PM

    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...
  • Petrol prices hiked by 75 paise, diesel prices by 50 paise 03-01-2014 06:36 PM

    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...
  • Petrol pump cashier robbed, shot dead by motorcycle-borne assailants 24-12-2013 12:16 PM

    A cashier of a petrol pump was allegedly shot dead by some motorcycle-borne unidentified persons, who also looted cash from him in Lucknow's Charbagh area, police said on Tuesday. Mohammad Jasheen (40), working as the cashier at the petrol pump near KKC Degree College trisection, was shot last night by...
  • Petrol price hiked by 41 paise, diesel by 10 paise 20-12-2013 09:36 PM

    New Delhi: Petrol price was on Friday hiked by 41 paise a litre following the government decision to raise commission paid to petrol pump dealers and firming global oil rates. Simultaneously, diesel rates were increased by 10 paise per litre due to a hike in dealers commission. The two increases,...
  • Diesel price hiked by 50 paise per litre from Saturday midnight 30-11-2013 06:15 PM

    New Delhi: Diesel prices have been hiked by 50 paisa per litre, excluding VAT, with effect from Saturday midnight. The prices of petrol, however, remains unchanged. The price increase, the 11th since January, excludes local sales tax or VAT, oil companies announced. The price of diesel in Delhi will be...
  • Delhi: Man sets self afire over police exploitation 10-11-2013 11:02 PM

    A man set himself ablaze here as he was depressed over continued exploitation of his two sons by two Delhi Police constables, police said Sunday. Uday Chand, 48, set himself afire in south Delhi's Neb Sarai area on Saturday evening after pouring petrol on his body. He was rushed with...
  • Sale of 5-kg LPG cylinder allowed at petrol pumps across the country 05-11-2013 12:01 PM

    New Delhi: After the success of pilot programmes in five metros Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily on Tuesday approved the sale of 5 kg cooking gas cylinders from all petrol pumps across the country despite the model code of conduct in force in Rajasthan, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram...
  • Oil Ministry approves sale of 5-kg LPG cylinders at petrol pumps 04-11-2013 06:47 PM

    After the success of pilot programmes in five metro cities, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily, on Monday, allowed the sale of 5-kg cooking gas (LPG) cylinders at petrol pumps across the country. The scheme, launched on October 5, allowed petrol pumps owned and operated by oil companies in Delhi, Mumbai,...
  • Chennai: Post office petrol bombers charged under NSA 01-11-2013 06:52 PM

    Chennai: Four miscreants of the Dravidar Viduthalai Kazhagam who were arrested for hurling petrol bombs at posts offices at Mylapore and Mandaveli on October 29 have been charged under NSA. Investigations had revealed that the foursome had planned to attack post offices and important Central government agencies to intimidate the...
  • Petrol price cut by Rs 1.15 per litre, diesel hiked by Re 0.50 31-10-2013 06:51 PM

    New Delhi: Petrol price has been cut by Rs 1.15 per litre, the second reduction in rates in a month, while diesel rate has been hiked by Re 0.25 per litre. The price changes announced by oil companies are excluding local sales tax and VAT and will come into effect...
  • Drop in Trade deficit: Much ado about something? 10-10-2013 09:30 AM

    The recent persistent drop in India's trade deficit has given us a reason to rejoice. Perhaps, it's a Diwali gift from goddess Lakshmi. But, what real implications if any does it have for the Indian economy and what to expect in the near future? The trade deficit has fallen as...
  • Seemandhra districts out of power, prices of commodities sky high 09-10-2013 07:59 PM

    Vizianagram: With prices of essential commodities skyrocketing and many Seemandhra districts still without power, the Congress is demanding that Essential Service Maintenance Act (ESMA) be invoked in Andhra Pradesh. Even though curfew was relaxed for 2 hours in violence-hit Vizianagaram, it brought little relief for the public as the markets...
  • Oil Minister Veerappa Moily travels to work in metro to save fuel 09-10-2013 10:31 AM

    New Delhi: Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily took the metro to the ministry on Wednesday. The minister took the Metro from a station near his residence and travelled to the Central Secretariat station, which is near Shastri Bhawan. The Petroleum Minister latest action is said to be part of a fuel...
  • Upendra lends voice for Kannada film 'Ragini IPS' 08-10-2013 04:40 PM

    New Delhi: Actor Upendra, who is popular for the impact he leaves on the minds of the viewers with his dialogue delivery, will now be lending his voice for the upcoming film 'Ragini IPS'. The film features Ragini Dwivedi in the lead role. If rumors are to be believed, Upendra...
  • LPG cylinders to be available at petrol pumps in metro cities soon 02-10-2013 03:09 PM

    Cooking gas (LPG) will now be available at select petrol pumps in metro cities after the Oil Ministry has allowed sale of small 5-kg cylinders at retail outlets. It has also permitted LPG connection portability, allowing consumers to choose or change cooking gas dealer at press of a button, an...
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  • Petrol price cut by Rs 3.05 per litre, diesel hiked by 50 paise 30-09-2013 07:37 PM

    New Delhi: In a good news for the people, petrol price has been cut by Rs 3.05 per litre, the first reduction in rates in over five months and the steepest in over five years. However, diesel price has been hiked by 50 paise per litre. The price changes announced...