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Kerala to decide on bus fare hike before Oct 10


September 19th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) Kerala is looking into the demand for a fare hike by bus operators in the state in the backdrop of the rise in diesel price and ... Read more...

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Bus unions demand immediate fare hike


September 14th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) In the wake of the abrupt Rs.5 hike in diesel prices, bus and minibus operators in West Bengal Friday threatened to go on an indefinite strike ... Read more...

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CPI-M threatens nation-wide protest against diesel price hike


September 14th, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) Condemning the abrupt hike in diesel price, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat said Friday his party in coordination with other parties ... Read more...

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Left Front condemns diesel price hike


September 14th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) West Bengal Left Front chairman Biman Bose Thursday condemned the union government's decision to hike diesel prices, saying such "anti-people" decisions will have a "disastrous impact" ... Read more...

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Will oppose anti-people fuel price hike: SP


September 14th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party said the anti-people policies of the Congress-led central government will take the country towards devastation and asserted it would fight the diesel price ... Read more...

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Would have been happy to withdraw support, says angry Mamata (Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Angered over the diesel price hike Thursday, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee said she would have been very happy if she could have withdrawn support ... Read more...

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Would have been happy to withdraw support, says angry Mamata


September 13th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, J Sep 13 (IANS) Angered over the diesel price hike Thursday, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee said she would have been very happy if she could have withdrawn ... 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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Motorsports: MRF launches Formula 2000 car


August 24th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 24 (IANS) In a path-breaking move, tyre giants MRF launched the Formula 2000, said to be the most powerful racing machine in Asia, at the Express Avenue ... Read more...

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No deregulation of diesel, kerosene, LPG prices


August 21st, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 21 (IANS) The government has no plans to deregulate diesel, cooking gas (LPG) and kerosene prices by withdrawing subsidy on them, Minister of State for Petroleum ... Read more...

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Delhi to become kerosene-free city


August 20th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Delhi is set to become the first kerosene-free city with the government launching a scheme Tuesday under which 350,000 families using kerosene oil will get ... 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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Russia may raise duties on beer


August 1st, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Excise duties on beer could be increased in Russia in view of the rising "beer alcoholism" in the country, said President Vladimir Putin Tuesday, but ... Read more...

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Eight held with snake venom in Goa


July 31st, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 31 (IANS) Eight people have been arrested in Goa for illegally possessing snake venom worth Rs.1.5 crore, police said Tuesday.Police said the eight, who were arrested on a ... Read more...

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Ford to recall 485,000 Escape SUVs worldwide


July 27th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Ford will recall 485,000 of its Escape SUVs worldwide over a cable fault, the Daily Mail reported Friday.It covers Ford Escape SUVs from the 2001-2004 model ... Read more...

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CITU calls 24-hour transport strike in West Bengal July 31


July 26th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) CPI-M labour arm CITU Thursday called a 24-hour transport strike across West Bengal July 31 to protest the increase in petrol and diesel prices."We are ... Read more...

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Mamta demands withdrawal of fuel price hike


July 25th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday threatened to hit the streets if the centre did not withdraw its decision to hike petrol and diesel ... Read more...

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Mamata ‘disappointed’ with petrol price hike, demands rollback (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) Trinamool Congress supremo and West BengaL Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday expressed her "disappointment" over the announcement of a petroleum price hike, and demanded ... Read more...

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Trinamool disappointed with petrol price hike, demands rollback


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) Expressing "disappointment" over the announcement of a petrol price hike, Congress' estranged ally Trinamool Congress Monday demanded an immediate rollback and wider consultation with all ... 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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New petrol prices in metros, mini-metros


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Petrol prices will be hiked 70-91 paise a litre in the metros and mini-metrosled by increasing international oil prices and a decline in the value ... Read more...

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


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:30 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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Inflation eases, but food prices surge


July 16th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) India's headline inflation fell to 7.25 percent in June from 7.55 percent in the previous month, putting pressure on the Reserve Bank of India to ... Read more...

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Frequent tipple halves rheumatoid arthritis risk


July 11th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 11 (IANS) A pint of beer or a small glass of wine thrice a week halves risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, a painful condition of the joints.Researchers from ... Read more...

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12 plants closed in China after lead found in kids’ blood


July 8th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 8 (IANS) Twelve industrial plants in eastern China's Jiangxi province were temporarily shut down Sunday after more than a dozen children were found to have excessive levels of ... 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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Proposed petrol prices in top cities


June 28th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Petrol prices will reduce between Rs.2.46 to Rs.3.22 a litre following a downward revision of Rs.2.46 a litre in base price, inclusive of state's levies, ... Read more...

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Two militant leaders killed in Russia


June 28th, 2012 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The alleged leaders of two insurgency groups in Russia's Dagestan republic have been eliminated, officials said.The National Anti-Terrorism Committee said Magomed "Al-Bara" Abdusalamov was shot ... Read more...

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Coke and Pepsi contain alcohol: study


June 27th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) Coca-Cola and Pepsi contain minute traces of alcohol, a study has revealed.According to tests carried out by the Paris-based National Institute of Consumption, more than half ... Read more...

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Thousands of fishes die in Gomti (Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 25 (IANS) Authorities in Uttar Pradesh Monday ordered a probe into the death of thousands of fishes which have died in the river Gomti here.The possible reasons that ... Read more...

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Fish in thousands die in Gomti river


June 25th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 25 (IANS) Thousands of fish have died in the Gomti river, with officials clueless about the cause. A probe has been ordered.Jal Nigam officials here said they were ... Read more...

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Petrol to cost less in Meghalaya


June 14th, 2012 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 13 (IANS) Meghalaya Wednesday lowered the value added tax (VAT) on petrol, making the fuel cheaper by around Rs.1.05 a litre. The new price will come into effect ... Read more...

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Petrol prices to come down: Pranab


June 9th, 2012 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) Petrol prices are expected to come down with the rate of crude declining in the international market, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Saturday.The oil companies ... Read more...

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China to cut fuel prices


June 8th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 8 (IANS) China will cut patrol and diesel prices by 530 yuan ($84) and 510 yuan per tonne respectively from Saturday, authorities said.The move, which marks the second ... Read more...

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Congress wants Parrikar to cut diesel price


June 6th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 6 (IANS) The Congress in Goa now wants Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to extend his petrol price slashing formula to diesel.Speaking to reporters here, Congress spokesperson Amarnath Panjikar ... Read more...

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