Petrol, diesel price rates slashed by over Rs 2

Oil marketing companies on Friday cut petrol prices by Rs 2.42 while it cut diesel price by Rs 2.25 per litre.

BJP opposes rise in petrol, diesel price in Odisha

BJP on Thursday dubbed the hike in price of petrol and diesel by Odisha government as its gift for coming "New year" and announced demonstrations against the same at all district headquarters.

Petrol price cut by Rs 2.41 per litre, diesel by Rs 2.25

State-owned oil companies slashed the prices of petrol and diesel from Friday midnight due to fall in international brent crude oil prices.Petrol price has been cut by Rs 2.41 a litre whereas the price of diesel has been slashed by Rs 2.25 per litre.

Reduce diesel price, says CPI-M

The CPI-M Monday criticized the government and the Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) for not reducing the price of diesel despite a fall in crude oil prices globally.

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After petrol, govt hints at diesel price reduction

After slashing petrol prices by up to Rs 2.50 a litre, the Government is working hard to deliver on its Lok Sabha poll promises and its eyes are now on diesel price reduction, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday.

Akhilesh Yadav CM refuses to comment on diesel, petrol price hike

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday refused to comment on the effect of hike in prices of petrol and diesel and said the media should tell what type of days have come.

BJP allies in TN urge Centre to rollback fuel price hike

Two BJP allies in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday urged the NDA government to rollback the hike in fuel prices, saying it would impact the common man already reeling under the "burden" of rail fare hike, among others.

Badal demands to include diesel as essential commodity

A day after diesel prices were hiked, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday demanded from the Centre to include diesel in the list of essential commodities to tame inflation.

UPA insensitive to people`s plight alleges BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday criticised the UPA for raising the price of diesel, and said the government is insensitive to the plight of the people.

Govt mulls one-time diesel price hike of Rs 2-3 per litre

The government is mulling a one-time hike of Rs 2-3 per litre in diesel prices to offset the impact of fall in rupee value but there is no proposal to raise cooking gas (LPG) and kerosene rates.

Diesel prices: HC extends benefit to water transport dept also

Kerala High Court, which restrained oil companies from charging increased price for diesel supplied to KSRTC extended the same benefit to state Water Transport department.

Centre`s appeal on higher diesel price not maintainable: TN

The Tamil Nadu government submitted before the Madras High Court that the Centre`s writ appeal against a single judge`s recent order restraining oil marketing companies from charging higher price for diesel was not maintainable.

CPI(M) wants govt to restore diesel subsidy for bulk consumers

The CPI(M) leader said the sharp increase in private vehicles and traffic was causing rising pollution and a major environmental problem.

Jayalalithaa announces protest against UPA govt

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday announced a state-wide protest by AIADMK in front of central government offices on January 24.

PM to explain hard decisions at Congress meet

Against backdrop of attack over decision on FDI, hike in diesel and cap on LPG cylinders, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will highlight the reasons for these tough decisions at the Congress conclave.

Diesel price hike: TN allocates Rs 200 cr to meet expenses

Tamil Nadu government said it had allocated Rs 200 crore this year to meet the expenses while avoiding revising ticket rates.

Diesel price hike `inevitable`: Kharge

Union Labour Minister Mallikarjun Kharge charged the Opposition, including BJP, with spreading false propaganda against UPA government.

Shutdown evokes mixed response in Andhra Pradesh

Buses of the state-owned Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corp (APSRTC) went off the roads in most parts of the state. Road transport halted with over four lakh trucks joining the strike since midnight.