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Petrol and diesel became costlier by 25 paise per litre on Tuesday in the Capital(Reuters)

Govt may not reduce excise duty on fuel soon: Official

By Rajeev Jayaswal, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 12:21 AM IST
The retail inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), was at a 77-month high at 7.6% in October. Although it softened a bit to 6.9% in November, it was still above the Reserve Bank of India’s medium-term target of 4%, with a band of plus or minus 2%.
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A worker holds a nozzle to pump petrol into a vehicle at a fuel station in Mumbai.(Reuters File Photo)
A worker holds a nozzle to pump petrol into a vehicle at a fuel station in Mumbai.(Reuters File Photo)

Petrol price at all-time high in Delhi after 23 paise hike

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 08:56 AM IST
The previous high of Rs 84 a litre for petrol in Delhi was touched on October 4, 2018. Diesel too had scaled to an all-time high of Rs 75.45 a litre that day.
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The CWC had met last on April 23.(PTI)
The CWC had met last on April 23.(PTI)

‘Govt’s mismanagement’: Sonia Gandhi keeps up attack over China face-off, Covid-19

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 12:57 PM IST
Sonia Gandhi also said that the need of the hour is a massive fiscal stimulus, putting money directly in the hands of the poor, protecting and nurturing the MSMEs and stimulating demand.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi(Mohd Zakir/HT File)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi(Mohd Zakir/HT File)

‘Poor pay for gifts crony capitalists get’: Rahul Gandhi slams Centre on fuel price hike

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 12:46 AM IST
Oil companies raised petrol price by 48 paise per litre and diesel by 23 paise per litre on Monday morning.
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The Jharkhand Petroleum and Dealer Association (JPDA) and Federation of Jharkhand Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FJCCI) raised questions on cess and special excise duty on petrol and diesel.(PTI)
The Jharkhand Petroleum and Dealer Association (JPDA) and Federation of Jharkhand Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FJCCI) raised questions on cess and special excise duty on petrol and diesel.(PTI)

Fuel price hike irks trade bodies

By Sanjoy Dey | Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2019 11:31 PM IST
In the 2019 union budget, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has proposed to increase special additional excise duty, and road and infrastructure cess by Re 1 per litre on petrol and diesel.
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Hundreds of commercial cars parked near Jantar Mantar due to a strike by the drivers of Ola and Uber cabs at Parliament Street in New Delhi on March 22.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Hundreds of commercial cars parked near Jantar Mantar due to a strike by the drivers of Ola and Uber cabs at Parliament Street in New Delhi on March 22.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Uber, Ola drivers strike in Mumbai, Delhi demanding higher fares

By Reuters | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2018 11:09 PM IST
Fuel prices in India have risen more than 20 percent since the start of the year but drivers say fares have not grown at the same rate, making it difficult for them to meet expenses despite working longer hours.
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A worker holds a nozzle to pump petrol into a vehicle at a fuel station in Mumbai.(Reuters File Photo)
A worker holds a nozzle to pump petrol into a vehicle at a fuel station in Mumbai.(Reuters File Photo)

Fuel prices rise again, petrol now Rs 83.40 per litre in Delhi, Rs 90.75 in Mumbai

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 09:51 AM IST
The prices of diesel and petrol have increased by more than Rs 5 per litre since mid-August.
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The government has said the hike in fuel prices is due to international.(Reuters File Photo)
The government has said the hike in fuel prices is due to international.(Reuters File Photo)

Petrol prices touch Rs 82.32 per litre in Delhi, rates in Mumbai at an all-time high

By Asian News International | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2018 10:35 AM IST
Fuel prices in the country have been witnessing a steep rise since the past few weeks.
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A security person guards at a petrol pump closed during the Bharat Bandh called against fuel price hike, in Coimbatore on September 10.(PTI Photo)
A security person guards at a petrol pump closed during the Bharat Bandh called against fuel price hike, in Coimbatore on September 10.(PTI Photo)

India’s troubled rupee pushes fuel prices to a record high

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2018 02:46 PM IST
The government has so far resisted the populist trend of cutting fuel prices to avoid forgoing tax revenue and missing budget goals.
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Union minister Ramdas Athawale during a press conference in Bandra, Mumbai.(Pratham Gokhale/HT File Photo)
Union minister Ramdas Athawale during a press conference in Bandra, Mumbai.(Pratham Gokhale/HT File Photo)

I’m not suffering as I am a minister: Ramdas Athawale when asked if fuel prices affected him

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2018 11:13 PM IST
I may suffer if I lose my ministerial post, Union minister Ramdas Athawale said when asked if rising fuel prices had affected him.
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A worker holds a nozzle to pump petrol into a vehicle at a fuel station in Mumbai.(Reuters File Photo)
A worker holds a nozzle to pump petrol into a vehicle at a fuel station in Mumbai.(Reuters File Photo)

Petrol prices hit a record high of Rs 89 per litre in Mumbai; rates increase in Delhi, Chennai

By IANS | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2018 07:44 PM IST
Petrol was priced at Rs 89.01 in the financial capital of the country, up from Rs 88.67 per litre on Friday, data on the Indian Oil Corp’s website showed
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Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami said on Tuesday that the state may consider reducing its taxes on petrol and diesel, as his ruling AIADMK blamed the central government for the rising fuel prices.(PTI File Photo)
Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami said on Tuesday that the state may consider reducing its taxes on petrol and diesel, as his ruling AIADMK blamed the central government for the rising fuel prices.(PTI File Photo)

AIADMK blames Centre for fuel price hike, CM says state may cut tax

By Press Trust of India | Chennai/Salem
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2018 07:00 PM IST
A write-up in the Dravidian party mouthpiece was critical of the Centre on various other issues, including depreciation of rupee and alleged “step-motherly” treatment of non-BJP ruled states.
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The Opposition has slammed the rise in petro prices under the Modi government. (AFP File)
The Opposition has slammed the rise in petro prices under the Modi government. (AFP File)

Petrol at Rs 87.39, diesel at Rs 76.51: Mumbai witnesses steepest fuel price hike in months

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 01:46 AM IST
While petrol prices went up by 48 paise per litre, diesel soared by Rs 55. Fuel prices have been on the rise since mid-August, going up almost every day due to a weak rupee and rise in crude oil prices.
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Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressing mediapersons in Ludhiana on Friday.(Gurminder Singh/HT)
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressing mediapersons in Ludhiana on Friday.(Gurminder Singh/HT)

States capable of reducing fuel prices: Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2018 12:59 PM IST
Sitharaman denied allegations of alleged kickbacks to the tune of Rs 17.55 crore to officials in her ministry for upgrading Russian-made transport aircraft AN 32s.
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Due the ever-rising prices of diesel, PRTC had recommended the state government to increase the bus fare by 6 paisa per km — 3 paisa as infrastructural charges and 3 paisa as diesel charges.(HT File)
Due the ever-rising prices of diesel, PRTC had recommended the state government to increase the bus fare by 6 paisa per km — 3 paisa as infrastructural charges and 3 paisa as diesel charges.(HT File)

Fallout of fuel price hike: Punjab transport dept hikes bus fare by 6 paisa per km

By Navrajdeep Singh | Hindustan Times, Patiala
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2018 10:16 AM IST
With the fresh hike, the travelling cost in an ordinary bus will be Rs 1.10 per km against the previous Rs 1.04 per km
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An employee updates fuel prices display board at a petrol pump, in Howrah on Wednesday. Fuel prices have risen continuously every day for the past fortnight.(PTI Photo)
An employee updates fuel prices display board at a petrol pump, in Howrah on Wednesday. Fuel prices have risen continuously every day for the past fortnight.(PTI Photo)

Govt may soon cut fuel prices by Rs 4-5

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 07:07 AM IST
The decision to cut fuel prices to provide relief to the common man comes even as the government is considering a longer-term solution as indicated by petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan last week.
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A petrol pump employee adjusts the price board at a fuel station as fuel prices record the highest-ever, in Kolkata, on Friday.(PTI)
A petrol pump employee adjusts the price board at a fuel station as fuel prices record the highest-ever, in Kolkata, on Friday.(PTI)

Cut fuel prices instead of ‘showing fitness’: Congress slams Union ministers, BJP

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India, Jaipur
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2018 03:17 PM IST
Union ministers Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Kiren Rijiju had posted videos on social media as part of a ‘fitness challenge’, which has also been accepted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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A worker holds a nozzle to pump petrol into a vehicle at a fuel station in Mumbai.(REUTERS)
A worker holds a nozzle to pump petrol into a vehicle at a fuel station in Mumbai.(REUTERS)

Fuel prices rise for 12th straight day, petrol at Rs 77.83 a litre in Delhi, Rs 85.65 in Mumbai

By Asian News International | Asian News International, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 10:40 AM IST
On Friday, petrol was being sold at Rs 77.83 per litre in Delhi, Rs 85.65 in Mumbai , Rs 80.47 in Kolkata, and Rs 80.80 in Chennai.
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People queue up at a petrol station in Kothrud in Pune on Monday.(Sanket Wankhade/HT Photo)
People queue up at a petrol station in Kothrud in Pune on Monday.(Sanket Wankhade/HT Photo)

Why state govts are reluctant to cut taxes on petroleum products

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2018 10:07 AM IST
State government rely heavily on tax revenues from petroleum products.
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A fuel station displaying the current fuel prices in Guwahati on Monday. Petrol and diesel prices were increased in the range of 33-34 paise per litre and 25-27 paise per litre across Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai.(PTI Photo)
A fuel station displaying the current fuel prices in Guwahati on Monday. Petrol and diesel prices were increased in the range of 33-34 paise per litre and 25-27 paise per litre across Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai.(PTI Photo)

As petrol prices hit record high, govt left with no choice but to cut taxes

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 09:56 AM IST
Petroleum ministry statistics show that it is the central government which has made the biggest gain in terms of revenues from petroleum since 2104-15.
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This rise in prices of transport fuels comes amid continuous gains in crude oil prices globally(AFP File Photo)
This rise in prices of transport fuels comes amid continuous gains in crude oil prices globally(AFP File Photo)

Petrol, diesel prices soar for second time in two days after Karnataka polls

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2018 01:37 PM IST
Petrol prices touched Rs 74.95 per litre in Delhi, Rs 77.65 in Kolkata, Rs 82.79 in Mumbai and Rs 77.77 in Chennai.
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Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram addresses a party event in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram addresses a party event in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Chidambaram slams fuel price hike, says ‘interval’ due to Karnataka polls

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 01:56 PM IST
Congress leader Chidambaram said the hike in fuel prices was an additional burden on the consumer.
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