The government's announcement of the petrol price hike by Rs 7.50 per litre dominated the headlines towards the end of the day on Wednesday and took the newsrooms by storm. Meanwhile some of the most read stories on hindustantimes.com ranged from the latest in politics to hot bollywood gossip.
Sharpest petrol fuel price hike ever, oil firms say can't help it
Oil marekting companies on Wednesday announced a sharp increase in petrol price, drawing howls of protest from the government's allies and opponents. Read more
Reebok India's MD, COO booked for Rs 8,700 cr fraud
Local police have booked the former managing director (MD) and chief operating operator (COO) of the India chapter of global sports goods firm Reebok on charges of forgery, cheating and criminal breach of trust and causing a loss to the tune of over Rs 8,700 crore. Read more
Aarushi case: Court reserves order for May 24
Arguments on framing charges against Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, the parents of murdered teenager Aarushi, concluded in a Ghaziabad court on Wednesday. Special CBI judge S Lal reserved his order, which will be pronounced on Thursday. Read more
Karisma’s hubby to get hitched to Priya?
Actor Karisma Kapoor’s estranged husband, Delhi businessman Sanjay Kapur wants to take his friendship with model-socialite Priya Sachdev to the next level, reports a Mumbai tabloid. Read more
Kelly Brook dons swimsuit for phone booth photoshoot
Kelly Brook, who showed just why she’s being hounded by a millionaire for a date, siphoned herself into a positively indecent swimsuit for a very public photoshoot on the French Riviera. Read more