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Tag: Fuel Price

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Excise duty cut on fuel is a drop in the ocean: Sena

Mumbai: The government’s move to cut excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 2 per litre is like a drop in the ocean as it comes after months of rising fuel prices, the Shiv Sena today said. The Sena used a popular idiom — “oont ke muh me jeera” (a small cumin seed in […]

Even CM shared my displeasure over violence during ‘hartal’: MP Baijayant

Sambalpur: Clarifying his statements on violence during BJD’s ‘hartal’, MP Baijayant Panda today said the controversy cropped up because he sided with truth and even party president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik shared similar displeasure over the hooliganism. Baijayant had criticised the violence during BJD’s ‘hartal’ called in protest against fuel price rise on Twitter […]

Link fuel prices to international market: AAP

New Delhi: The AAP on Wednesday urged Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to direct oil companies to link petrol and diesel prices to the international market and pass on the “huge profits” being made by them to the public. The Delhi Minister Gopal Rai said in a memorandum to Pradhan that “the mandate of […]

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Fuel prices may come down by Diwali: Dharmendra Pradhan

Amritsar: Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said today that fuel prices may come down by Diwali, which is next month. The comments come amid criticism by opposition parties of a sharp rise in oil prices after the daily rate revision mechanism was introduced by the government recently. “Fuel prices may come down by Diwali […]

BJD's 'hartal' turns violent, public inconvenienced

Bhubaneswar: BJD Supremo Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s claims of a peaceful ‘hartal’ to protest fuel price hike have fallen flat with violence reported from several places by party activists. Public was inconvenienced, several vehicles vandalised, women and journalists misbehaved and even ambulances carrying patients were rerouted. Roads were blocked across the Capital city and all […]

Can't keep changing fuel prices on knee-jerk basis: Pradhan

New Delhi: The government cannot change fuel prices on a knee-jerk basis, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday on a day when stocks of state-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) tanked by as much as eight per cent following recent hikes in transport fuel prices. “The government cannot change fuel pricing on a knee-jerk basis,” […]

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Know why petrol, diesel prices will cost you more from today

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Consumers, now it’s time to use petrol, diesel more judiciously as oil marketing companies have decided to increase the dealer commission, paid to fuel pump owners, starting today making the prices of fuel go up. The dealer commission, which is a part of price of the fuel that consumers pay, is currently Rs […]

Get ready for revision of fuel prices every day, soon

With the state-owned oil companies planning to implement daily revision of fuel price in five cities from May 1, the same will have a nationwide roll out soon after. In the first phase, the ‘daily dynamic pricing’ scheme will be implemented in Puducherry, Vizag, Udaipur, Jamshedpur and Chandigarh. Currently, state refiners Indian Oil Corporation, Bharat […]

BJD protests fuel price hike, BJP & Cong demand VAT reduction

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD in Odisha today staged demonstrations in all the districts to protest against fuel price hike on June 15 by the Centre. The BJP, on the other hand, attacked the state government for imposing high tax on petrol and diesel leading to price rise of essential commodities. Congress, meanwhile, held both the […]