Pumps

  • Delhi: Fire at petrol pump, two injured July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Two employees received minor injuries in a fire at a petrol pump on Saturday, police said. The incident happened at a pump in Vasant Kunj area of south Delhi when fire broke out at a nozzle but was doused within 15 minutes by two fire tenders. Neeraj and Shehzad, who...
  • Petrol pump owner shot dead by two unidentified assailants April 7, 2014

    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 (40), owner...
  • Petrol pump owner shot dead in the capital March 10, 2014

    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. Trivedi, who...
  • Petrol pumps in Lucknow shut down after a murder March 10, 2014

    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, officials...
  • Petrol pumps in Hyderabad shut to protest raids March 3, 2014

    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 of...
  • Rs 5 lakh fine imposed on Mehta petrol pump for defrauding customers February 15, 2014

    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 `short...
  • Furious over petrol pump manager's murder, BJP calls for Bhagalpur shutdown January 28, 2014

    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 55 years,...
  • Petrol pump cashier robbed, shot dead by motorcycle-borne assailants December 24, 2013

    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 two...
  • Sale of 5-kg LPG cylinder allowed at petrol pumps across the country November 5, 2013

    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 November 4, 2013

    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, Kolkata,...
  • LPG cylinders to be available at petrol pumps in metro cities soon October 2, 2013

    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 official...
  • Petrol consumption can be curtailed by strong public transport system: CPM September 3, 2013

    A day after Oil Ministry proposed time restrictions on petrol pumps, CPM leader Brinda Karat has said that the Petrol consumption can be curtailed by strong public transport system. ...
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  • Is the government running out of options to control the oil pool deficit? September 2, 2013

    In an attempt to cut oil consumption, the Oil Ministry had on Sunday proposed petrol pumps to be open from 8 am to 8 pm. However, Oil Minister Veerappa Moily took a U-turn on Monday and denied any such proposal after facing criticism from the Opposition and the public. ...
  • Moily takes a U-turn on petrol pump timings proposal amidst criticism September 2, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after the oil ministry proposal's to restrict petrol pumps timings generated huge criticism from Opposition and public, Oil Minister Veerappa Moily had taken a U-turn within the 24 hours. The government is in panic mode to cut costs amidst mounting oil imports bills and complaints of oil...
  • The Last Word: What are sensible and silly ways of conserving fuel? September 2, 2013

    In an attempt to cut fuel consumption, the Petroleum Ministry has proposed petrol pumps to be open from 8 am to 8 pm only. Oil Minister Veerappa Moily had earlier written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram suggesting further hike on fuel prices. ...
  • News 360: No plan to restrict petrol pump timings, says Veerappa Moily September 2, 2013

    Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily does a U-turn on the suggestion of keeping petrol pumps shut from 8 pm to 8 am. Speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Moily said there has been no such proposal. ...
  • Oil Ministry seeks diesel price hike of Rs 5 per litre September 2, 2013

    New Delhi: After taking a U-turn over keeping petrol pumps shut from 8 pm to 8 am to conserve fuel, Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily on Monday indicated that his ministry has proposed a diesel price hike of Rs 5 per litre. While speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Moily said...
  • CPI criticises Oil Ministry proposal to restrict petrol pump timings, says govt clueless September 2, 2013

    CPI leader D Raja has criticised Oil Ministry proposal to restrict petrol pump timings. He said that the government is clueless and confused. ...
  • Restriction on fuel pumps will lead to adulteration, says petrol sector analyst September 2, 2013

    Petrol sector analyst Narendra Taneja has said that restriction on fuel pumps will lead to adulteration. He said, "There will be chaos in the society, you are creating panic in the market and you'll generate a black market overnight that will lead to adulteration. I don't think it'll be able...
  • SP condemns Oil Ministry proposal to restrict petrol pump timings September 2, 2013

    Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal has condemned the Oil Ministry proposals to restrict petrol pump timings. He said, "If the people need petrol, they will end up buying it during the day time. But this is not a solution and the government should talk to everyone and come up with...
  • No plan of 12-hour curfew on sale of petrol, says Moily as PM, FM nix the idea September 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily has done a U-turn on the suggestion of keeping petrol pumps shut from 8 pm to 8 am. Speaking to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Moily said there has been no such proposal. "That's not my proposal, I don't know from where these proposals have...
  • No decision on shutting petrol pumps at night: Moily September 2, 2013

    Amidst a storm over proposal to shut petrol pumps during night to taper fuel demand, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily on Monday said the government had not made any such proposal and the idea had come from public. "It is not our idea. It is an idea which is coming from...
  • PM, FM reject proposal of keeping petrol pumps open from 8 am to 8 pm September 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidambaram have rejected the Oil Ministry's proposal of keeping petrol pumps open only from 8 am to 8 pm. Reacting to the proposal, Chidambaram said, "It's not a government suggestion but one which had come from the public as the...
  • 8 am to 8 pm petrol pumps: Moily says the idea came from public September 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily is now on the backfoot after his suggestion of having petrol pumps open for 12 hours in a day. He has now said that the idea to keep petrol pumps open from 8 am to 8 pm was not the government's idea but had...
  • Opening petrol pumps only for 12 hours a day will create panic: expert September 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The Oil Ministry has proposed austerity measures to cut fuel consumption. Under the new proposals, 24-hour petrol pumps in cities could be done away with and replaced with petrol bunks that are open only from 8 am to 8 pm. While experts call it an 'ill-advised' idea and may...
  • Over 50 students taken ill after drinking water from a hand pump at a school August 3, 2013

    More than 50 children, mostly girls, were taken ill on Friday after drinking water from a handpump at a school in Bihar's Sitamarhi district. They are now out of danger, officials said. The incident took place at the Kasturba Gandhi middle school in Runnisaidpur of Sitamarhi, a district police officer...
  • 8 killed in Pak violence over the killing of a legislator June 5, 2013

    Islamabad: Eight persons were killed and four more injured in violence over the killing of a legislator of Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf party in the country's restive northwest, police said on Tuesday. Violence over the killing of legislator Farid Khan erupted in the restive town of Hangu in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. A...
  • Pune: Massive fire at petrol pump after car-gas tanker collission March 3, 2013

    Pune: A major accident on the Indapur-Pune National Highway on Saturday led to a massive fire at a petrol pump. Reports said that an Indica collided with a liquid gas tanker causing a leakage which later caught fire. No casualties have been reported yet. More details are awaited. ...
  • Punjab: Electronic chips used to dupe customers at petrol pumps March 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Be careful while getting your vehicle filled at petrol pumps in Punjab, as you can get less petrol than the quantity ordered. The Mansa police has busted a gang which used to steal petrol or diesel by using an electronic chip attached to the pump while it was...