Price Hike

  • Audi to hike prices from May 1; R8 model to cost Rs 1.68 crore 17-04-2014 10:30 AM

    Mumbai: German luxury carmaker Audi said it will hike prices across the models by an average 3 per cent from next month to offset currency fluctuation and increased input costs. "The overall market scenario has remained challenging with the constant fluctuation in forex rate which has resulted in rise in...
  • Centre defers gas price hike till after elections 25-03-2014 12:26 PM

    New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday deferred the hike in gas price till after elections following the Election Commission's directives on Monday. The Oil Ministry was set to double the price of natural gas from April 1. Taking note of an Aam Aadmi Party complaint that the move to hike...
  • Honda, Tata, Mahindra looking to hike car prices next month 25-03-2014 10:36 AM

    New Delhi: Mahindra & Mahindra, Honda Cars India and Tata Motors are looking to increase prices of their models from next month, mainly to offset higher input and operational costs. "We are actively contemplating increasing the prices of our vehicles in April due to increase in input and operational costs,"...
  • Gas price hike: EC takes note of AAP plea, seeks details from Centre 24-03-2014 11:42 AM

    New Delhi: With the Model Code of Conduct in force, the Election Commission on Monday sought details from the Centre regarding gas price hikes. The EC asked whether the Petroleum Ministry wanted permission to fix prices or would notify terms and conditions for it. The EC notice comes after the...
  • EC takes note of Arvind Kejriwal's complaint of Reliance influencing gas price hike 21-03-2014 08:28 PM

    Election Commission has taken note of AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal's complaint that on a proposal by Reliance Industries, petroleum ministry is going to hike gas prices from April 1 and said it would examine the matter. "The Commission will look into it and the urgency shown in going ahead with...
  • SC likely to review Centre's decision allowing Reliance to hike gas prices 04-03-2014 07:34 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to review Centre's decision to allow Reliance Industries to charge new gas price from April. The Apex court will be hearing the petitions filed against the government decision to allow Reliance Industries to hike natural gas prices. The litigants, former Cabinet Secretary TSR...
  • 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...
  • Volkswagen hikes Polo and Vento prices, makes front airbags standard for Polo 30-01-2014 10:39 AM

    Volkswagen India has hiked prices of its Polo and Vento models by 2.7 per cent. The price rise by Volkswagen is aimed to mitigate the increased input costs and fluctuations in exchange rates. The good news though is that the Polo will now get front dual airbags as standard fitment...
  • Kerala: CPM starts relay hunger strike against price rise 15-01-2014 12:44 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The main opposition CPI (M) has began a fast in about 1,400 centres across Kerala protesting against the price hike of LPG and other essential commodities. Near general hospital in the state capital Thiruvananthapuram, it was TN Seema MP who held the fast. The party has not given a...
  • Government planning higher dose of diesel prices 09-01-2014 10:19 PM

    New Delhi: The government is planning a higher dose of diesel prices to cut the fuel subsidy bill, Petroleum Secretary Vivek Rae said in New Delhi on Thursday. "We are circulating the Kirit Parikh report for inter-ministerial consultation. The suggestions for higher dose of diesel price would be part of...
  • 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...
  • Jayalalithaa slams Centre over LPG price hike 02-01-2014 02:40 PM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday said people should be given good news on a New Year day instead the Centre has burdened them with another price hike. Jaya slammed the Centre saying that the middle class is already reeling under inflation and it can't pay more...
  • Price of non-subsidised LPG hiked by Rs 220 per cylinder 01-01-2014 07:03 PM

    New Delhi: The price of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG), which customers buy after consuming their quota of subsidised cylinders, was hiked by a steep Rs 220 per bottle on Wednesday on firming international rates. The 14.2-kg cooking gas cylinder that consumers buy beyond their entitled nine bottles at subsidised rates,...
  • Kejriwal to take oath as Delhi CM, faces hurdle on water, power front 27-12-2013 09:28 PM

    New Delhi: Even as Aam Aadmi Party National Convener Arvind Kejriwal takes oath as the Delhi Chief Minister on Saturday at Ramlila Maidan, a lot of expectations of the 'aam aadmi' lie on his shoulders. With a steep hike of 4.50 per kg in CNG price, Kejriwal is already facing...
  • AAP played a role in CNG price hike, says BJP 27-12-2013 05:07 PM

    Accusing AAP of having a role in CNG price hike, BJP on Friday said that party workers and MLAs would be forced to start a mass-level protest if the increase was not rolled back at the earliest. "Last night CNG prices were raised by Rs 4.50. I cannot believe that...
  • We will see if the CNG price hike can be rolled back, says Arvind Kejriwal 27-12-2013 04:36 PM

    Delhi's Chief Minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday that he will try to get the CNG price hike rolled back, and hinted at a hike in auto rickshaw fare if the rollback was not possible. "Give me two days, we will see if the CNG price hike can be rolled...
  • Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal questions timing of the CNG price hike 27-12-2013 10:05 AM

    New Delhi: A day after the CNG price was hiked by Rs 4.5, Delhi's Chief Minister designate Arvind Kejriwal questioned the timing of the hike and assured that he will look for the reason for the same. "I will look at the files and see as to why the CNG...
  • Hyundai to hike prices by up to Rs 20,000 from January 17-12-2013 03:34 PM

    New Delhi: Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) will increase prices of its products across all models by up to Rs 20,000 from January to offset pressure of input costs on account of rupee depreciation and inflationary trends. The quantum of price increase will vary from Rs 5,000 to Rs 20,000...
  • LPG price hiked by Rs 3.46 per cylinder 10-12-2013 04:30 PM

    New Delhi: Domestic cooking gas (LPG) price was on Tuesday hiked by Rs 3.46 per cylinder after the government raised the commission paid to dealers by over 9 per cent. "The commission paid to dealers has been increased by Rs 3.46 per 14.2-kg cylinder to Rs 40.71. Consequently, retail selling...
  • Bajaj hikes prices of the KTM 390 Duke by Rs 7000 in India 08-12-2013 10:48 AM

    Bajaj has announced a price hike of the very successful KTM 390 Duke in India. The prices of this pint-sized motorcycle have been hikes by around Rs 7,000. At launch, Bajaj Auto had said that the 390 Duke's Rs 1.8 lakh price tag was introductory. The 390 Duke, just like...
  • Mercedes-Benz India to hike prices in January 07-12-2013 02:49 PM

    New Delhi: German luxury car maker Mercedes Benz said it will hike prices of its products across models by up to 10 per cent in India from next month. While the company did not specify the reason for the price increase, its rivals BMW and Audi have already said they...
  • BMW to hike prices from January by up to 10 per cent 27-11-2013 10:44 AM

    New Delhi: German luxury car maker BMW said it will increase prices of its vehicles in India by up to 10 per cent from January 2014 as part of its sustainable and profitable growth strategy. The price increase from 7 to 10 per cent will be across the BMW and...
  • Salt sells at Rs 150 a kg in Bihar, government denies shortage 14-11-2013 06:15 PM

    Believe it or not, salt was selling at an exorbitant Rs150 per kg in parts of Bihar amid rumours of an acute shortage of the essential ingredient of food. The state government rebutted the rumours on Thursday. There is no truth in reports that the state is facing shortage of...
  • Mamata takes a dig at Moily's 'Bus Day' proposal 09-11-2013 11:15 PM

    Taking a dig at the Petroleum Ministry's proposal of declaring 'Bus Day' once a week to promote fuel conservation and reduce the country's oil import bill, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said it would be better to walk. "Petroleum Ministry, being unable to control repeated price hike of petrol...
  • Delhiites reject 'poor quality' onions sold by Delhi govt 29-10-2013 10:22 PM

    The Congress government in Delhi may have started selling onions across the city at cheaper rates but people in many areas alleged that the quality of the kitchen staple was "poor" and not fit for consumption. The cheaper onions, offered at Rs 50/kg, failed to attract residents in many areas...
  • Sheila Dikshit says didn't eat onion for weeks; BJP calls it 'white lie' 26-10-2013 06:34 PM

    "After weeks I ate onions today with 'bhindi' (lady finger)," Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said, admitting that the skyrocketing price of the vegetable had affected her kitchen too. Dikshit's comments came at a press conference at her official residence where she explained various measures taken by her government to contain...
  • Pawar turns a blind eye towards onions, blames rain for price hike 23-10-2013 11:00 PM

    New Delhi: With the current prices of onions in India sky rocketing, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has blamed excessive rain for the steep rise in onion prices, with one eye on China to boost it's supply. In addition, Pawar also said that importing onions from China is the only available...
  • Nissan hikes prices of Sunny, Micra by up to 2.9 per cent 01-10-2013 02:03 PM

    New Delhi: Japanese auto maker Nissan today hiked prices of its mid-sized sedan Sunny and compact car Micra by up to 2.9 per cent from immediate effect, to partially offset the impact of rupee depreciation and escalating input costs. The increase, ranging from 1.4 per cent to 2.9 per cent,...
  • Jayalalithaa slams diesel price hike, demands roll back 01-10-2013 12:37 PM

    Decrying the hike in diesel prices as "unjustified" action, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday demanded its roll back and withdrawal of powers granted to oil companies to regulate fuel prices. "There was no justification to resort to diesel price hike when the prices of crude oil in...
  • Mahindra to hike prices by up to Rs 20,000 from October 28-09-2013 04:08 PM

    New Delhi: Auto major Mahindra & Mahindra today said it will hike the prices of its passenger cars and commercial vehicles by Rs 6,000 to Rs 20,000 from October 1, partly to offset higher input costs and depreciation of rupee against the dollar. "The company would be raising the prices...