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Congress president Sonia Gandhi lashed out at the government over soaring fuel prices and asked the Centre to alleviate the concerns raised by protesting farmers.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Sonia Gandhi accuses BJP of profiting off people’s woes as fuel prices soar

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 08:31 PM IST
Sonia Gandhi alleged that the government recovered Rs 19,00,000 crore from the country’s citizens by increasing excise duty and denied extending the benefits of the global reduction of oil prices across the globe.
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Customers buy garlands from vendors at Mullick Ghat flower market in Kolkata. Data released by the National Statistical Office on Monday showed retail inflation had risen to 6.69% in August.(Bloomberg)
Customers buy garlands from vendors at Mullick Ghat flower market in Kolkata. Data released by the National Statistical Office on Monday showed retail inflation had risen to 6.69% in August.(Bloomberg)

CPI inflation surges, factory output shrinks

By Shreya Nandi | Livemint, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 13, 2020 04:12 AM IST
Food inflation quickened to 10.68% in September from 9.05% in the preceding month, driven by higher prices of vegetables, fish, meat, pulses, eggs and spices.
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The petitioner’s lawyer chose not to pursue the case and accepted that the matter fell within the ambit of the government’s policy decision.(HT photo)
The petitioner’s lawyer chose not to pursue the case and accepted that the matter fell within the ambit of the government’s policy decision.(HT photo)

Supreme Court dismisses plea against rising fuel prices

By Murali Krishnan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 03:38 AM IST
The petition filed by a Kerala-based advocate, Shaji J Kodankandath, said that oil marketing companies (OMCs), which are directly under the operational control of the central government, were increasing petrol and diesel prices on a daily basis even though international crude oil prices have been at an all-time low since April.
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Data released by the industry department showed that wholesale price index (WPI) inflation contracted 0.58% in July against a 1.81% contraction in June.
Data released by the industry department showed that wholesale price index (WPI) inflation contracted 0.58% in July against a 1.81% contraction in June.

Wholesale inflation contracts for 4th month in a row

By Asit Ranjan Mishra | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2020 05:37 AM IST
The divergence between food inflation at the wholesale and retail levels remained significant in July even after narrowing considerably, pointing to the continued varied dynamics driving food prices as the country emerged from the national lockdown.
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(HT Photo)
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Solar-powered water pumps offer ray of hope for Spiti’s farmers

By Gaurav Bisht | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Shimla
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 01:03 AM IST
Diesel-run generators used for irrigation not only burnt a hole in their pockets but were also an environmental concern
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The PM’s remarks come in the backdrop of a projected contraction in the economy due to the pandemic and the lockdown imposed to curb its spread.(ANI)
The PM’s remarks come in the backdrop of a projected contraction in the economy due to the pandemic and the lockdown imposed to curb its spread.(ANI)

Economy showing green shoots: PM

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 12:10 AM IST
PM Modi also said India is one of the most open economies in the world, and invited global companies to invest in the country across sectors including defence.
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Another area where a fuel price hike can adversely affect poor people is in the transport sector.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT file photo)
Another area where a fuel price hike can adversely affect poor people is in the transport sector.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT file photo)

The political economy of petrol-diesel price hike

By Roshan Kishore, Abhishek Jha and Vineet Sachdev | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 05:04 AM IST
Between April 1 and July 1, the share of central and state taxes in petrol and diesel prices in Delhi increased from 45% to 63% for diesel and 54% to 64% for petrol. Central taxes per litre are almost twice state taxes.
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Congress president in Uttarakhand Pritam Singh (extreme right in white) during cycle rally against fuel price hike on Saturday in Dehradun.(HT PHOTO)
Congress president in Uttarakhand Pritam Singh (extreme right in white) during cycle rally against fuel price hike on Saturday in Dehradun.(HT PHOTO)

Fighting for existence, BJP taunts Congress over protests against fuel price rise in Uttarakhand

By Kalyan Das| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON JUL 04, 2020 11:05 PM IST
In the last one week, senior Congress leaders including former chief minister Harish Rawat and party state president Pritam SinghCongress have held several protests against the fuel price hike.
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Congress workers protesting against rising prices of fuel and diesel in Ambala.(HT Photo)
Congress workers protesting against rising prices of fuel and diesel in Ambala.(HT Photo)

Cong workers protest in Ambala against fuel price rise

By HT Correspondent, Ambala
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 11:34 PM IST
The protest led by Mullana MLA Varun Mullana and Haryana Congress treasurer Rohit Jain was held near the Court Complex.
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West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee (WBPCC) supporters ride a cycle cart during a protest the central government's hike in petrol and diesel prices, at Red Road, in Kolkata, India, on Monday, June 29, 2020.(Photo: Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee (WBPCC) supporters ride a cycle cart during a protest the central government's hike in petrol and diesel prices, at Red Road, in Kolkata, India, on Monday, June 29, 2020.(Photo: Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

From bullock cart ride to cycle rally, opposition protests fuel price hike across India

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 11:05 PM IST
The Congress and other opposition parties held protests across India on Monday against the fuel prices hike by almost nine rupees in the past 120 days, saying it was hurting the poor and the middle-class adversely.
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So far, petrol prices have seen 21 revisions and diesel rates have been revised 22 times in the last 23 days.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT File)
So far, petrol prices have seen 21 revisions and diesel rates have been revised 22 times in the last 23 days.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT File)

Diesel selling at record Rs 80.53 / litre in Delhi after yet another fuel price hike

By RajeevJayaswal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 03:53 PM IST
Pump prices of auto fuel were raised on Monday even as international oil prices softened and benchmark Brent crude plunged by about 1.97% at $ 40.21 per barrel during the intraday trade.
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KPCC President D K Shivakumar, former CM Siddaramaiah, Rajyasabha MP Mallikarjun Kharge and other leaders stage a protest against rise in fuel price, in Bengaluru, Monday, June 29, 2020.(PTI photo)
KPCC President D K Shivakumar, former CM Siddaramaiah, Rajyasabha MP Mallikarjun Kharge and other leaders stage a protest against rise in fuel price, in Bengaluru, Monday, June 29, 2020.(PTI photo)

Lockdown norms go for toss in Congress rally against fuel price hike

By Press Trust of India | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 03:02 PM IST
Following a nationwide call for the protest against the hike, the Congress leaders, led by Karnataka state president D K Shivakumar and former chief minister Siddaramaiah, took out a bicycle rally up to the Congress office.
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KPCC President D K Shivakumar, former CM Siddaramaiah, and other leaders stage a protest against rise in fuel price.(PTI)
KPCC President D K Shivakumar, former CM Siddaramaiah, and other leaders stage a protest against rise in fuel price.(PTI)

Lockdown norms go for toss in Congress rally against price rise

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Bengaluru, Karnataka
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 02:53 PM IST
Following a nationwide call for the protest against the hike, the Congress leaders, led by Karnataka state president D K Shivakumar and former chief minister Siddaramaiah, took out a bicycle rally upto the Congress office.
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The cumulative increase since the oil companies started the cycle on June 7 now totals to Rs 9.17 for petrol and Rs 11.14 in diesel. (PTI photo)
The cumulative increase since the oil companies started the cycle on June 7 now totals to Rs 9.17 for petrol and Rs 11.14 in diesel. (PTI photo)

‘Price-gouging of India has to stop’: Shashi Tharoor on rising fuel rates

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 11:34 AM IST
The Congress is holding mass protests across the country today over the “unprecedented” rise in petrol and diesel prices.
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An employee fills fuel in a vehicle at a filling station.(PTI)
An employee fills fuel in a vehicle at a filling station.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: After a day of pause, fuel prices witness another hike and all the latest news

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 09:04 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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An employee of a petrol pump seen at work amid the lockdown in Nizamuddin, New Delhi on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)
An employee of a petrol pump seen at work amid the lockdown in Nizamuddin, New Delhi on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT Photo)

No increase in petrol, diesel prices today after being hiked for 21 days

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 07:33 AM IST
Petrol and diesel prices have gone up by almost Rs 10 for every litre across the country since June 7, when oil marketing companies resumed the daily revision.
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he move comes two weeks after Islamabad said its GDP in the outgoing fiscal year ending on June 30 will shrink by 0.4%, instead of an initially projected 2.4% growth.(AP)
he move comes two weeks after Islamabad said its GDP in the outgoing fiscal year ending on June 30 will shrink by 0.4%, instead of an initially projected 2.4% growth.(AP)

Pakistan imposes record increase in fuel prices

By Associated Press | Posted by: Shivani Kumar | Islamabad, Pakistan
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 04:19 PM IST
The hike, which ranges from 27% to 66% depending on the petroleum product, was announced Friday night. It drew nationwide condemnation from people on social media Saturday.
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Except for Wednesday, the petrol price has also gone up across the country since June 7.(PTI File Photo)
Except for Wednesday, the petrol price has also gone up across the country since June 7.(PTI File Photo)

Fuel prices increase for 20th day, petrol crosses Rs 80 a litre mark in Delhi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 08:51 AM IST
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi said on Thursday that it has become clear that the Centre is only interested in picking pockets of the people even in times of crisis.
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Congress leader Digvijaya Singh was protesting against the hike in fuel prices, an FIR has been filed against him.(HT File photo)
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh was protesting against the hike in fuel prices, an FIR has been filed against him.(HT File photo)

FIR against Digvijaya Singh, 150 Congress workers for cycle march against fuel price hike

By Asian News International Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Bhopal
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 10:08 AM IST
The Congress leaders along with senior party leader Digvijaya Singh had started their march from Roshanpura intersection to Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s residence.
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The diesel price increased for 19th day in a row since the daily revision of prices started in June 7 after a gap of 82 days due to lockdown(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The diesel price increased for 19th day in a row since the daily revision of prices started in June 7 after a gap of 82 days due to lockdown(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Another hike in fuel prices, diesel crosses Rs 80 a litre mark in Delhi

By hindustantimes.com | Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 08:36 AM IST
After the increase, petrol was retailing at Rs 79.92 in New Delhi and diesel was selling at Rs 80.02 a litre.
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Cracks are seen on a building, after an earthquake of 5.3 magnitude hit Mizoram in Champhai district on Monday, June 22, 2020.(PTI File Photo)
Cracks are seen on a building, after an earthquake of 5.3 magnitude hit Mizoram in Champhai district on Monday, June 22, 2020.(PTI File Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Earthquake of magnitude 4.1 hits Mizoram, fourth in less than 10 days and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2020 09:22 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Petrol and diesel prices were hiked in India for the 17th straight day on June 23, 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Petrol and diesel prices were hiked in India for the 17th straight day on June 23, 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Petrol, diesel prices may cross Rs 80 per litre, no immediate duty cut expected

By Rajeev Jayaswal | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 07:48 PM IST
If the full impact of international oil price is passed on to the customer, pump prices of petrol and diesel could cross Rs 80 per litre on Wednesday.
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The WBTC is, at present, plying buses in 135 routes in the city and the suburbs, the official said.(PTI)
The WBTC is, at present, plying buses in 135 routes in the city and the suburbs, the official said.(PTI)

Bengal private bus operators demand fare hike due to diesel price hike, Covid restrictions

By Press Trust of India | Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2020 05:58 PM IST
Various private bus operators’ associations in West Bengal last week met an expert committee set up by the state government to discuss demands made by them, including a fare hike, for the survival of the private passenger transport business.
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Rates have been increased across the country and vary from state to state depending on the incidence of local sales tax or value-added tax (VAT).(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)
Rates have been increased across the country and vary from state to state depending on the incidence of local sales tax or value-added tax (VAT).(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)

Petrol price nears Rs 80 in Delhi, diesel prices also rise for 16th consecutive day

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2020 08:14 AM IST
Petrol will cost Rs 79.56 for every litre after the price was increased by 33 paise and diesel has been priced at Rs 78.85 per litre followed by a 58 paise increase in Delhi.
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Petrol will now cost Rs 78.88 for a litre and diesel Rs 77.67 per litre from Saturday after they were raised for the 14th day in a row.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Petrol will now cost Rs 78.88 for a litre and diesel Rs 77.67 per litre from Saturday after they were raised for the 14th day in a row.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Petrol, diesel prices raised again; to cost Rs 78.88 and Rs 77.67 per litre in Delhi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 08:07 AM IST
Oil marketing companies have been adjusting retail rates in line with costs after an 82-day break from daily rate revision amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
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A petrol pump employee wearing a face mask while attending to a customer in Trinagar, New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT File Photo)
A petrol pump employee wearing a face mask while attending to a customer in Trinagar, New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT File Photo)

Petrol, diesel prices go up for 13th day in a row

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 07:21 AM IST
Oil marketing companies have been adjusting retail rates in line with costs after an 82-day break from daily rate revision amidst the coronavirus pandemic. These firms restarted revising prices on June 7.
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Oil marketing companies have been adjusting retail rates in line with costs after an 82 day break from rate revision amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Oil marketing companies have been adjusting retail rates in line with costs after an 82 day break from rate revision amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Fuel prices hit new high, petrol hiked by 53 paise, diesel by 64 paise for 12th consecutive day

By Asian News International | Posted by : Jasra Afreen | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2020 11:32 AM IST
The price of petrol is increased by 53 paise a litre while that of diesel by 64 paise a litre.
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File photo: A fuel station attendant fills out the prices on board, in Guwahati.(PTI)
File photo: A fuel station attendant fills out the prices on board, in Guwahati.(PTI)

Commuters urge government to provide relief as fuel prices continue to rise

By Asian News International | Posted by:Shivani Kumar | New Delhi, Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 10:37 AM IST
With the hike in fuel prices, the petrol prices stand at Rs 77.28/litre (increase by Rs 0.55), and the diesel prices stand at Rs 75.79/litre (increase by Rs 0.69) in Delhi, according to a price notification of state oil marketing companies.
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File photo: A petrol pump employee wearing a face shield while attending to a customer in Wazirpur, New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
File photo: A petrol pump employee wearing a face shield while attending to a customer in Wazirpur, New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Petrol, diesel prices rise for eleventh consecutive day and all the latest news

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 08:58 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Congress chief Sonia Gandhi chairs a meeting with leaders of opposition parties via video conferencing, in New Delhi, in this file photo.(PTI Photo)
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi chairs a meeting with leaders of opposition parties via video conferencing, in New Delhi, in this file photo.(PTI Photo)

‘Insensitive’: Sonia Gandhi slams fuel price hike during Covid-19 in letter to PM Modi

By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 10:40 AM IST
Petrol and disease prices were raised for the tenth day in a row on Tuesday by state-run oil marketing companies even as crude oil rates have come down to multi-year lows.
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