Madras High Court on Thursday directed the oil companies not to insist on the submission of Aadhaar cards for availing of direct transfer of subsidy.
CPI-M said a "gigantic fraud" was being committed on the people in the name of losses of oil companies.
In a dissenting voice from the govt over the steepest ever petrol price hike, Defence Minister AK Antony said it was "not a correct step".
Oil exploration activities by India`s ONGC Videsh in the
waters off Vietnam had recently irked China.
Oil companies today hiked petrol prices by Rs 1.80 per
litre to offset the fall in rupee that has made imports of
As many 1800 petrol retail
outlets in Kerala would remain closed on November 1 and 2 to
protest the public sector Oil companies move to sanction
new outlets in the state.
Congress was on the backfoot over price hike asking oil companies to put out the rationale behind the increase in public space.
Govt-controlled oil firms from
India, China and Middle East are busy planting their flags from West Africa to S America, signalling the fact that
the once dominating global oil giants have given in to these state-backed groups.
Even as the aviation industry is crying for a bail-out, state-run oil firms Saturday hiked jet fuel prices by 4.5 percent in step with firming international oil rates, the second time in a month.
Day in Pics: 29th August
August 29, 2014
Famous Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai