Government rules out any immediate hike in prices of LPG, kerosene

Ruling out any immediate hike in prices of LPG and kerosene, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday said the new government will continue with the policy of subsidising commonly used cooking fuels.

Don`t phase out kerosene, researchers tell govt

Indian scientists who have developed an improved lantern that uses kerosene have advised the government not to phase out the poor man`s fuel on environmental grounds.

BJP raps govt on decision to withdraw LPG subsidies to Bhutan

BJP termed "worst case" of foreign policy government`s decision to withdraw subsidies on LPG and kerosene and stopping funding of hydropower projects to Bhutan and asked UPA regime to do a rethink.

Govt yet to take call on hiking fuel prices: Moily

Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily on Friday said the government is yet to take view on raising diesel, kerosene and LPG prices.

VAT on kerosene reduced; tobacco products to be costlier

The Jharkhand government has reduced value added tax VAT on kerosene from 5% to 2% while the VAT on tobacco products has been increased from 14%to 20%

Jaya writes to PM for more allocation of kerosene

Jayalalithaa on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that the monthly allocation had been downsized "without any reason or logic."

`Centre penalising TN people for electing AIADMK`

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Friday launched a scathing attack on the Centre for reducing kerosene allocation to the state.

Infant dies after consuming kerosene

A baby girl died after she consumed kerosene kept in a tumbler in Salem.

U`khand: No VAT on kerosene; hikes on diesel

Uttarkhand on Monday said it would
waive off VAT (value added tax) on kerosene, and would not
charge VAT on the amount recently increased for diesel and LPG.

Haryana govt waives 5% VAT on kerosene

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda announced the decision of the state government to waive off the 5% value added tax (VAT) on kerosene.

Govt to re-introduce chemical marker in kerosene in six months

Two days after a local oil
mafia in Maharashtra burnt alive an additional collector, the
government on Thursday unveiled steps including re-introduction of a
chemical marker in kerosene to reduce adulteration.

Kerosene, LPG price hike disastrous: Cong leader

Even as his party defended the
fuel price hike, Congress leader Anil Shastri today dubbed the
rise in prices of kerosene and LPG as "disastrous for the
common man".

Maha govt to take steps to curb black-marketing of kerosene

The Maharashtra Government today
assured the Legislative Assembly that it will take stringent
measures to stop black-marketing of kerosene oil.

IOC losing over Rs 4 a litre on petrol sales

State-run Indian Oil Corp (IOC) on Friday said it is losing more than Rs 4 a litre on selling petrol and over Rs 2 per litre on diesel.

Kerosene, domestic LPG prices lowest in India: Govt

Kerosene and domestic LPG prices in
India are the lowest in South Asia, while the rates for petrol
and diesel are comparable with its neighbours, Petroleum
Minister Murli Deora said on Thursday.