The aviation ministry has sought inclusion of ATF under GST as any surge in international oil rates gets reflected in domestic jet fuel prices, leading to costlier air tickets.
To give a boost to the aviation industry, the Civil Aviation Ministry has written to several states which levy a high sales tax on aviation turbine fuel (ATF) to slash them.
Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar presents the second-best STU award to TSRTC MD Sunil Sharma in Hyderabad on Friday.
Delta Flight 89 took off from Los Angeles en route to Shanghai on Tuesday and was forced to turn back due to engine trouble, a Delta spokesperson said.
Diesel prices cost Rs 68.79 a litre in Delhi, Rs 72.14 a litre in Mumbai, Rs 71.15 a litre in Kolkata and Rs 72.69 in Chennai.
Diesel prices cost Rs 68.68 a litre in Delhi, Rs 72.02 a litre in Mumbai, Rs 71.04 a litre in Kolkata and Rs 72.58 in Chennai.
The retail prices of petrol and diesel are dependent on the global crude oil prices and the rupee-US dollar exchange rate as India imports 80 per cent of its crude requirements.
Officials and experts pointed out that the dependency of fuel wood needs to be brought down to conserve carbon stock in the forests of the country.
Petrol prices increased for the second consecutive day, while the increase in diesel prices continued for the fifth consecutive day.
Diesel in Mumbai costs Rs 70.39 a litre, in Chennai Rs 70.93 a litre and in Kolkata Rs 69.50 a litre.
Diesel prices hiked by 20 paise a litre in Delhi and Kolkata, while 21 paise per litre in Mumbai and Chennai on Saturday.
The EAC permission was granted as the availability of natural gas reserves were extremely low in the country.
The action could escalate a trade dispute between Indonesia - the world's top palm oil producer - and the EU, which plans to end its use of biofuels by 2030.
With limited storage capacity, the companies have been forced to curtail production in absence of products being evacuated, they said.
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