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BJP may stall parliament over fuel price hike


November 7th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) The main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday asked the government to rollback the hike in petrol prices and indicated that it could stall ... Read more...

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Trinamool MPs to meet PM Tuesday over petrol prices


November 7th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, Nov 7 (IANS) After threatening to pull out of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) over the recent hike in petrol prices, a delegation of Trinamool Congress ... Read more...

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Foe or friend? Mamata blows hot and cold (News Analysis)


November 6th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 6 (IANS) For one who may have acted impulsively in earlier days, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is today only blowing hot and cold over yet ... Read more...

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Congress wants relief for petrol hike-hit people


November 5th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Taking a new line on the petrol price hike issue, the Congress Saturday asked the government to seriously consider providing relief to the common ... Read more...

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Pranab backs hike, but hopes Trinamool’s complaints will be resolved


November 5th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 5 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday described as "legitimate" the concern expressed by the Trinamool Congress over the latest petrol price hike but hoped that ... Read more...

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Patnaik slams petrol price hike


November 5th, 2011 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 4 (IANS) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday slammed the central government for the latest petrol price hike, saying the move will further add to the plight ... Read more...

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BMS plans rally in Delhi against fuel price hike


November 5th, 2011 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Strongly opposing the petrol price hike announced by the central government a day earlier, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) Friday said it will hold a massive ... Read more...

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Friends, foes alike attack petrol hike, PM defends decontrol


November 5th, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) The UPA government came in for sharp criticism over the latest petrol price hike with ally Trinamool Congress joining the opposition in slamming ... Read more...

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Trinamool wants to dump UPA, awaits PM’s return


November 4th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 4 (IANS) Giving a virtual ultimatum, the Trinamool Congress Friday threatened to quit the UPA against "repeated unilateral decisions" to raise fuel and coal prices but its ... Read more...

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Trinamool criticism is genuine concern, says Congress


November 4th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) The Congress Friday sought to underplay the stinging criticism from its ally Trinamool Congress on the petrol price hike and said the government would ... Read more...

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CPI-M flays petrol price hike


November 4th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday accused the government of showing "shocking callousness" by hiking the petrol price yet again -- by Rs.1.80 a ... Read more...

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Petrol hike: Angry Trinamool summons parliamentary party meet


November 4th, 2011 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 3 (IANS) Angry over the latest petrol price hike, Trinamool Congress - the second largest constituent of the Congress-led ruling United Progressive Alliance at the centre - ... Read more...

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Fresh petrol price hike of Rs.1.80 per litre


November 3rd, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Oil marketing companies Thursday raised petrol prices by Rs.1.80 per litre effective from midnight, just over a month and a half since the last ... Read more...

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Oil companies to bear Rs.121,571 crore under-recoveries: Reddy


October 19th, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) State-owned oil marketing companies (OMCs) will bear under-recoveries of Rs.121,571 crore in 2011-12, despite the recent petrol price hike, Petroleum Minister S. Jaipal Reddy said ... Read more...

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Keralites hapless, angry over yet another shutdown


September 19th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 19 (IANS) Monday saw yet another statewide shutdown in Kerala, India's most literate state, and as usual educational institutions, offices, shops were all closed, leading to widespread ... Read more...

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Naveen Patnaik writes to PM, seeks petrol price cut


September 17th, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 17 (IANS) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking a roll-back of the recent petrol price hike.In his letter, he said ... Read more...

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Kerala cuts petrol price


September 17th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 17 (IANS) The Kerala government Saturday decided to waive the incremental tax accruing to it from the recent petrol price hike, giving commuters a marginal relief of 70 ... Read more...

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Centre destroying politics of honesty in Gujarat: Jaitley


September 17th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley said here Saturday the central government was trying to destroy the politics of honesty in Gujarat."There is politics ... Read more...

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Buses stoned in Thiruvananthapuram shutdown


September 17th, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 17 (IANS) Fifteen buses were stoned and two drivers injured in a dusk-to-dawn shutdown called by the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in Thiruvananthapuram district Saturday.The shutdown ... Read more...

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Allies, opposition target government over petrol price rise


September 16th, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Key allies of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Friday joined the chorus against the petrol price hike, forcing the government to call off a ... Read more...

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Concerned Congress wants common man’s burden reduced


September 16th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) The Congress Friday said it was concerned over the rise in price of petrol and called upon the party-led United Progressive Alliance government to find ... Read more...

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Sensex ends 57 points up amid rate hike, volatility


September 16th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets closed 57 points up Friday amid volatile trade which ensued after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced ... Read more...

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Petrol hike will push diesel car demand: CSE


September 15th, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) NGO Centre for Science and Environment said Thursday's petrol price hike will further push demand for diesel vehicles which, in turn, will have an adverse ... Read more...

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Vehicle owners aghast at another petrol price hike


September 15th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Vehicle owners in the national capital were Thursday left aghast as oil firms effected yet another hike in petrol prices by more than ... Read more...

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Toyota to expand capacity of plant


July 6th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited will expand the capacity of its second plant on the outskirts of Bangalore, investing a total of Rs.275 crore, a top ... Read more...

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Diesel, kerosene and cooking gas price hiked; common man, opposition angry (Roundup)


June 25th, 2011 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) After last month's steep petrol price hike, the common man now will have to suffer an increase in the prices of diesel, kerosene and ... Read more...

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UPA failed to protect farmers: Mayawati


May 29th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 29 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, who attacked the central government for its failure to protect farmers' interests, Sunday urged the Bahujan Samaj Party (BJP) workers ... Read more...

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Kanimozhi should not get concessions: Jayalalithaa


May 24th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 24 (IANS) DMK MP Kanimozhi should not be granted bail in the 2G spectrum case just because she is a woman, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa said ... Read more...

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Mayawati readies party for petrol hike protest


May 18th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati Wednesday issued guidelines to her party men for staging a state wide protest May ... Read more...

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Petition challenging Pak Govt’s latest fuel price hike filed in Lahore HC


April 1st, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, April 1(ANI): A petition challenging the recent increase in petroleum prices in Pakistan has been filed in the Lahore High Court.The Pakistan Government had increased the price of diesel by ... Read more...

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BJP criticises Mamata for frequently changing allies


February 15th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday took a dig at Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress for "frequently changing allies and hobnobbing with Maoists".Speaking at a rally in the ... Read more...

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Food inflation continues to reign high


January 27th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) India's annual food inflation inched up to 15.57 percent for the week ended Jan 15, because of a sharp rise in fuel prices and with vegetables and ... Read more...

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Jaganmohan Reddy pulls up Centre over inflation, petrol price hike


January 23rd, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
Visakhapatnam, Jan 23 (ANI): Former Kadapa MP Jaganmohan Reddy has slammed the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre for its failure to curb the rising inflation and petrol price ... Read more...

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Onions, vegetables still costly though food inflation drops (Lead)


January 20th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Even as India's annual food inflation based on wholesale prices fell to 15.52 percent for the week ended Jan 8, high prices continued to pinch people ... Read more...

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Consult before decisions like fuel price hike: Trinamool, NCP


January 17th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Concerned about the recent fuel price hike at a time when food inflation has hit double digits, the Trinamool Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) have said ... Read more...

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