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Congress asks states to raise cooking gas cap ahead of strike (Roundup)


September 19th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Despite talking tough and ruling out of a rollback of its market-friendly reforms, the government Wednesday appeared softening its stand as a large part of the ... Read more...

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Delhi’s poor to get 3 more subsidised LPG cylinders


September 17th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) In a breather for economically weaker families, the Delhi government Monday announced that it would provide three more subsidised cooking gas cylinders to over 3.5 ... Read more...

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Government hikes diesel price by Rs.five a litre (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The government Thursday announced a hike in diesel price by Rs.five a litre and restricted availability of cooking gas cylinders per family to six ... Read more...

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End bias against Tamil Nadu: AIADMK


August 27th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 27 (IANS) The ruling AIADMK Monday urged the central government to end its "step-motherly attitude" towards Tamil Nadu.In a resolution at a meeting here, the party passed resolutions ... Read more...

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Three killed in Maharashtra petrol tank blast


August 26th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Osmanabad (Maharashtra), Aug 26 (IANS) At least three people, including an elderly woman and a minor, were killed when an illegal petrol tank exploded in a village in this Maharashtra ... Read more...

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Sheila Dikshit launches ‘Kerosene Free Delhi’ scheme


August 21st, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Delhi government Tuesday launched its 'Kerosene Free Delhi' programme under which over 3.5 lakh below poverty line (BPL) and poor households will be provided ... Read more...

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Cancer patient commits suicide


August 18th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 18 (IANS) A 35-year-old woman, suffering from stomach cancer, committed suicide by immolating herself in Rajasthan's capital Jaipur, police said Saturday.Arpana Mandal allegedly set herself on fire in ... Read more...

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Diesel under-recoveries of oil companies rise 14 percent


August 16th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Under-recoveries of public sector oil companies on high speed diesel (HSD) for the second fortnight of August 2012 grew 14 percent, official data released Thursday ... Read more...

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ONGC reports Q1 net profit of Rs.6,078 crore


August 11th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 11 (IANS) Public sector oil and gas producer ONGC Saturday reported a net profit growth of 48.4 percent at Rs.6,078 crore for the quarter ending June 30, ... Read more...

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Indian Oil Corporation loss widens to Rs.22,450.95 crore


August 9th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The government-run oil marketing firm Indian Oil Corporation Thursday announced Rs.22,450.95 crore loss for the quarter ended June 30, 2012.The company's loss has widened sharply ... Read more...

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Woman attempts self-immolation in Meerut


August 3rd, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 3 (IANS) Disturbed at her missing daughter not having been traced by police, a middle-aged woman Friday tried to set herself on fire at the office of the ... Read more...

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Sabotage not ruled out in train fire: Roy


July 30th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) Railway Minister Mukul Roy Monday fuelled speculation of sabotage behind the Chennai bound-Tamil Nadu Express fire in Andhra Pradesh that killed 32 people, saying a top ... Read more...

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Railways to probe if TN express fire was accident or sabotage


July 30th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 30 (IANS) Was it an accident or sabotage? The fire in the Tamil Nadu Express which killed 35 people in Andhra Pradesh early Monday was initially believed to ... Read more...

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Petrol prices to be hiked by 70 paise from midnight (Second Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) India's oil marketing companies Monday announced a hike in petrol prices by 70 paise a litre, with effect from midnight, citing increasing international oil prices ... Read more...

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Algal oil answer to dwindling fuel reserves


July 20th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 20 (IANS) Algal oils could be a sustainable solution to dwindling fuel reserves, says a researcher.Roger Huerlimann, doctoral student at the James Cook University, Townsville, said microalgae, tiny ... Read more...

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Man kills wife, two daughters


July 6th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, July 6 (IANS) An alcoholic was arrested for setting his wife and two teenaged daughters on fire in Rajasthan's Nagaur district Friday, police said.The man was unemployed and used ... Read more...

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Oil tankers in Jammu and Kashmir call off strike


July 5th, 2012 - 5:43 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 4 (IANS) The Oil Tankers Association Wednesday called off the indefinite strike across Jammu and Kashmir after the administration approved compensation to the family of a tanker ... Read more...

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Oil tankers in J&K; go on indefinite strike (Lead)


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 3 (IANS) The Oil Tankers Association here went on an indefinite strike across Jammu and Kashmir from Tuesday, demanding action against those involved in the suspicious death ... Read more...

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Oil tankers in J&K; go on indefinite strike


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 3 (IANS) The Oil Tankers Association here went on an indefinite strike across Jammu and Kashmir from Tuesday, demanding action against those involved in the suspicious death ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM briefed on economic situation


July 3rd, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabads, July 3 (IANS) The fiscal year 2011-12 ended with a growth of 3.7 percent, Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh told Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf while briefing him on ... Read more...

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Susidies to be cut soon, says Rangarajan (Lead)


June 29th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 29 (IANS) The government could cut the subsidies on fuel and fertilisers soon to contain the ballooning fiscal deficit, C. Rangarajan, who heads the Prime Minister's Economic ... Read more...

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Petrol prices to be cut by Rs.2.46 a litre (Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) India's oil marketing companies have decided to cut back petrol prices by Rs.2.46 a litre with effect from midnight, it was announced here ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa urges PM to raise kerosene quota


June 11th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 11 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to cooperate in mitigating the suffering of the poor and said the meagre ... Read more...

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CII for reducing subsidies to two percent of GDP


June 5th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 5 (IANS) The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Tuesday backed the idea of containing subsidies to two percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).The CII national council, which ... Read more...

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Under huge financial strain: Oil marketing companies


June 3rd, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Three state-run oil marketing companies Sunday said they are under "huge financial strain" due to selling diesel, kerosene and cooking gas at subsidised rates and ... Read more...

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Petrol price cut by Rs.2 a litre (Second Lead)


June 2nd, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) In a partial roll-back, oil marketing companies cut petrol prices by Rs.2 a litre with effect from midnight Saturday after crude prices softened in the ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa writes to PM over kerosene allocation


May 25th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 25 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday accused the central government of adopting a callous approach to the kerosene needs of the poor in Tamil Nadu ... Read more...

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Would cut petrol prices if crude prices fall: IOC


May 24th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Amidst country-wide outrage over the steepest rise of petrol prices by Rs.7.5 a litre, Indian Oil Corp Thursday said it will not roll back the ... Read more...

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Government to decide on diesel, LPG price hike Friday


May 24th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) An Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will meet Friday to take a decision on raising prices of diesel ... Read more...

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India Inc calls for dual pricing of diesel, LPG


May 24th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Welcoming the hike in petrol prices, industry organisations Thursday called for differential pricing of diesel and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to curb ballooning fuel subsidy."The ... Read more...

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Teenager kills, burns parents in Haryana


May 14th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Sonipat (Haryana), May 13 (IANS) A teenaged boy in Haryana's Sonipat district Sunday killed his parents while they were asleep at home and burnt their bodies, police said.After murdering his ... Read more...

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Russia develops ammonia rocket engine


May 6th, 2012 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A leading Russian manufacturer of equipment for power industries has started developing a new rocket engine that could reduce the cost of rocket launches and ... Read more...

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Retired employee tries suicide outside Rajasthan court


May 3rd, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 3 (IANS) An 82-year-old retired government employee Thursday attempted to commit suicide at the Rajasthan High Court building here, police said, adding he was depressed over not getting ... Read more...

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Oil marketing firms losing Rs.518 crore per day


May 1st, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Oil marketing companies are losing Rs.518 crore per day on sale of diesel, kerosene and domestic liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), government data showed Tuesday.Oil ... Read more...

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Rape victim succumbs to burn injuries


April 18th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 17 (IANS) A 16-year old Dalit girl succumbed to burn injuries at a hospital here Tuesday, 12 days after she attempted suicide by self-immolation depressed over being raped, ... Read more...

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