Fuel price hike

'Petrol, diesel prices regulated by election dates and not global rates': Congress hits out at BJP

Congress spokesperson Gourav Vallabh asked why the consumers had to bear the brunt of high fuel prices when crude oil prices were at a seven-month low.

published on : 12th September 2022

Oil prices at seven-month low but no change in petrol, diesel prices in India

International benchmark Brent crude fell below USD 90 per barrel last week for the first time since early February as recession fears weigh on demand.

published on : 11th September 2022

Assam activist dressed up as Lord Shiva held after street play on price hike, released on bail

Disapproving of the arrest, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said - on the social media platform Twitter - that enacting a street play over current issues is not blasphemous.

published on : 10th July 2022

'How much for my kidney?' Inflation sparks distress, global wave of protests for higher pay, aid

As prices rise, inflation threatens to exacerbate inequalities and widen the gap between billions of people struggling to cover their costs and those who are able to keep spending.

published on : 25th June 2022

Pakistan's weekly inflation goes by 3.38 per cent after fuel price hike

The data was released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. The increase in the weekly inflation is the highest since the change of the base year for measuring the Sensitive Price Index.

published on : 19th June 2022

Fuel on fire: Tourists junk auto, take bike in Rameswaram

​A tourist Sathiya Vignesh said, "Considering the expenses, many tourists are shifting towards affordable services which are way cheaper.”

published on : 15th May 2022

Mamata accuses Centre of 'tormenting' people by raising fuel, cooking gas prices

She also accused the Centre of conducting a 'great Indian loot' by hiking prices of petrol, diesel, LPG and other essential commodities.

published on : 7th May 2022

'Centre devoured Rs 26 lakh crore from fuel prices but they blame states': Stalin, PTR hit back

"To blame the opposition ruled States for the steep hike in fuel prices is akin to trying to cover a pumpkin in a handful of rice," CM Stalin said in a tweet.

published on : 28th April 2022

Oil firms challenge Kerala HC fuel price fixation for KSRTC

The price fixation is not the forte of the court and the scope of judicial review of non-statutory price fixation is extremely limited, they said. 

published on : 19th April 2022

Spiralling prices of essentials, fuel strain household budgets across country

While the prices of vegetables and several other food items have gone through the roof, the rates of petrol and diesel have increased by about Rs 10 per litre each in the past one month.

published on : 12th April 2022

Karnataka truckers give CM Bommai 30 days to intervene on fuel price

The Federation of Karnataka State Lorry Owners’ and Agents’ Association has given the state government a deadline of 30 days to fulfil their demands. 

published on : 9th April 2022

'Policy should be made to control price hike of fuel, essential commodities': Mamata to Centre

She claimed that the economic situation in the country was going from bad to worse, and expressed apprehension that states might not be able disburse salaries to employees in the days to come.

published on : 7th April 2022

Centre should also reduce tax on fuel to provide relief to people: Ajit Pawar on price rise

Speaking to media persons at Mumbai, Pawar noted that the Centre's tax is higher than the states.

published on : 7th April 2022

Centre looking to fill government coffers by raising petrol prices: Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao

When in opposition, Narendra Modi shed crocodile tears over the sufferings of the poor and the plight of common people, KT Rama Rao said.

published on : 6th April 2022

Essential commodities sizzle in Kolkata markets as fuel prices skyrocket

Prices of vegetables, foodgrains and cooking oil have been on the upward curve since the last one week in most Kolkata markets, traders said.

published on : 5th April 2022

Petrol prices up by only five per cent as against 50 per cent in developed nations: Hardeep Puri

The Union Petroleum Minister said petrol prices have gone up by over 50 per cent in countries like the US, the UK, Canada, Germany, and Sri Lanka.

published on : 5th April 2022

Price rise issue raised in Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha proceedings adjourned twice due to Opposition protests

Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said several members have given notice under Rule 267 to suspend the scheduled business to discuss price rise.

published on : 5th April 2022

Mamata pans Centre for fuel price hike, demands all-party meet to tide over 'economic crisis'

Banerjee also alleged that the Centre allowed steep price hikes of petrol and diesel to divert attention from the 'atrocities' carried out by the saffron party in non-BJP states.

published on : 4th April 2022

Rajya Sabha proceedings adjourned till Tuesday amid Opposition protest over price rise

Several opposition members had given notice to discuss the price rise situation, but Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu did not accept the demand.

published on : 4th April 2022

Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Loot Yojana: Rahul's dig at Modi government over fuel price hike

Taking to Twitter, Gandhi shared a graphic comparing the current cost of full tank of fuel for bike, car, tractor and truck to that in 2014.

published on : 4th April 2022
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