50% diesel, seed subsidy to farmers in rain deficit areas

With an aim to save standing kharif crops from weak monsoon, the Centre today announced 50 per cent diesel subsidy to farmers in places where rainfall deficiency was more than 50 per cent as on July 15.

Not surprised by petrol-diesel prices hike: Nitish Kumar

Senior JD(U) leader and former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Tuesday said he was not surprised at rise in prices of petrol and diesel besides, soaring rates of food items under Narendra Modi government which could not deliver on tall promises made so far.

Samajwadi Party workers protest against fuel price hike

The youth wing of Samajwadi Party Tuesday held a protest against the fuel price hike announced yesterday by burying their vehicles in the sand and condemning the Narendra Modi led NDA government.

Study lists dangerous chemicals linked to breast cancer

Certain chemicals that are common in everyday life have been shown to cause breast cancer in lab rats and are likely to do the same in women, US researchers said today.

Jayalalithaa demands rollback in diesel price hike

Decrying the hike in diesel prices, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday urged the Centre to roll back the increase.

Jayalalithaa slams diesel price hike, demands roll back

Decrying the hike in diesel prices as "unjustified" action, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday demanded its roll back and withdrawal of powers granted to oil companies to regulate fuel prices.

`Call on hiking fuel price after Sonia Gandhi returns from US`

A decision on raising diesel prices by Rs 3-5 per litre, kerosene by Rs 2 and LPG by Rs 50 will be taken after UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi returns from US, top government officials said on Thursday.

BJP protests against petrol, diesel price hike in Jammu

BJP on Monday held a protest demonstration against the recent hike in prices of petrol and diesel and burnt an effigy of the UPA government in Jammu city.

Goa - where petrol is cheaper than diesel

After the Friday hike in fuel prices by the Central government, petrol is now cheaper than diesel in this western Indian state.

Diesel price hike: Badal bashes UPA’s ‘anti-poor policy’

Strongly condemning diesel price Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said UPA government was bent upon ruining common people by resorting to anti-poor policies.

Now, bugs to produce diesel on demand

A team from the University of Exeter, with support from Shell, has developed a method to make bacteria produce diesel on demand.

Diesel price issue: HC reserves orders on Centre`s appeal

Madras High Court reserved orders on Centre`s appeal challenging judge`s order restraining oil companies from charging higher price for diesel sold to Tamil Nadu govt-owned transport corporations.

Burden of hike in diesel prices won`t be passed on people: Bansal

Burden of any future hike in diesel prices will not be passed on passengers and government can consider withdrawing ticket surcharge if prices of fuel come down, Union Railway Mnister P K Bansal said.

BJP to continue raising diesel price issue in Parl

BJP on Tuesday said it will continue to raise in both Houses of Parliament the issue of diesel price hike, which is hitting the common man, but not stall proceedings.

Centre should abolish capital punishment: CPI

Demanding abolition of capital punishment, the CPI today said the four aides of sandalwood smuggler Veerappan who are on death row should be released as they have been in jail for 20 years.

WB examining options on diesel impact on Transport Dept

The WB government is examining options to mitigate the impact of diesel price deregulation for the ailing transport department that caused an additional hike of Rs 11 per litre for bulk diesel consumers.

Centre responsible for inflation: Akhilesh on fuel price hike

Expressing concern over the latest hike in prices of diesel and petrol, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday alleged that only the Centre was "responsible" for inflation.

TMC demands withdrawal of petrol, diesel price hike

Demanding immediate rollback of increase in prices of petrol and diesel, Trinamool Congress said UPA government should seek fresh mandate before burdening people with "such anti-people decisions."

Former Petroleum Min says BJP will protest fuel price hike

Former petroleum minister Ram Naik blamed "instability" in fuel prices on constant change of ministers in the ministry and said the BJP would take to the streets to protest the petroleum price hike.

DMK flays petrol price hike

Key UPA ally DMK on Saturday condemned the petrol price hike and demanded that government retain its control on pricing of petroleum products besides seeking a change in pricing policy.