Friday, May 20, 2022


TN Left parties gear up for nation-wide protest against soaring prices

CHENNAI: The Left parties of Tamil Nadu are gearing up for a nation-wide protest against rising prices and the policies of the Central government. The protests are to be held from May 25 to 31.

Cabinet approves amendments to National Policy on Biofuels-2018

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the amendments to the National Policy on Biofuels-2018.

Ban on luxury goods import sought in Pak amid economic crisis

ISLAMABAD: The business community in Pakistan has urged the government to immediately put a ban on the import of luxury goods as the country is facing an economic crisis.

India's April fuel intake dips on rising crude prices, to reverse in May

NEW DELHI: India's sustained uptrend in oil consumption came to a halt and slipped into the red in April from March levels as rising domestic retail fuel prices on the back of surging crude took a toll on gasoline, diesel and LPG demand, said S&P Global Commodity Insights.

Pakistani rupee falls to yet another historic low against US dollar

KARACHI: The Pakistani rupee continued to tumble against the US dollar, breaching yet another important threshold of 196 in the interbank market to hit its weakest level on Tuesday, media reports said.

India's April wholesale inflation at 15.08%, up from 14.55% in March

NEW DELHI: India's wholesale inflation gauged by the Wholesale Price Index rose to 15.08 per cent in April from 14.55 per cent in March, official data showed.

Moeen reveals the struggles in his cricket journey, says it gives him goosebumps even today

MUMBAI: Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Moeen Ali has revealed the struggles he had to go through in his cricketing journey, saying that the mere thought of the tough road he traversed gives him "goosebumps" today.

India-Nepal extending horizons towards a strengthened partnership

KATHMANDU: On the invitation of his Nepalese counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited to Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, on Monday to mark the occasion of Buddha Purnima. This is the second summit-level interaction between the leaders in less than two months.

Delhi riots: HC frames charges against Ex-AAP leader Tahir Hussain, 5 others

NEW DELHI: A local court on Friday framed charges against former Aam Aadmi Party leader Tahir Hussain and five others in connection with a case pertaining to the violence that broke out in northeast Delhi in February 2020.

Chinese firms rush to Singapore, HK bourses amid US delisting threat

BEIJING: After the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) added more than 80 Chinese firms to its list facing possible delisting from the American exchanges, Chinese electric vehicle (EV) start-up Nio said on Friday it has received a conditional eligibility-to-list letter from the Singapore bourse.

Shehbaz Sharif govt appointed an 'ally of terrorist groups' as Interior Minister, claims opposition

ISLAMABAD: PTI leader and former Pakistan Minister Shireen Mazari, in a letter to United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, has red-flagged the Shehbaz Sharif government's decision to appoint Rana Sanaullah as the Interior Minister, media reports said.

Imran lied to IMF on petrol, diesel prices

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Finance Minister Miftah Ismail has said accused former Prime Minister Imran Khan of lying to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the prices of petrol and diesel.

Italy lowers fuel taxes to help tackle surging prices

ROME: The Italian government has adopted a decree that eliminates excise taxes on some forms of natural gas and methane to help tackle surging energy prices due to the Russia-Ukraine war.

Southern Railway's freight loading grew in April

CHENNAI: Southern Railway closed the first month of the current fiscal growing its freight loading.

Manufacturing in India will also benefit Tesla: Gadkari

NEW DELHI: Reiterating his stand on Tesla manufacturing in India, Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said that if Elon Musk comes to the country and makes Tesla cars here, that will also benefit the electric car-maker.

Odisha records 28% growth in gross GST collection in April

BHUBANESWAR: Odisha has maintained the highest growth rate of gross GST amongst the major states with a collection of Rs 4,910.23 crore during April 2022 as against Rs 3,849.48 crore collected during the same moth of 2021, registering a growth of 28 per cent, officials said on Monday.

Former Petroleum Secretary Tarun Kapoor appointed Advisor in PMO

NEW DELHI: Former Petroleum Secretary Tarun Kapoor has been appointed as Advisor in the Prime Minister's Office while IAS officers Hari Ranjan Rao and Atish Chandra have been appointed as Additional Secretaries.

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri visits District Ferozepur, reviews development works

FEROZEPUR: Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs and Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Singh Puri visited in this border district to review the work done under the Aspirational District Program.

TN CM, FM blame Centre for fuel price hike (Ld)

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin and Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan on Thursday blamed the BJP-led central government for hiking the petrol and diesel prices.

Fed up with its performance, TN man sets his Ola scooter on fire

CHENNAI: At a time when some electric two-wheelers are catching fire spontaneously, a Tamil Nadu physiotherapist, fed up with his Ola scooter's poor performance and service, set the vehicle on fire.

Nepal bans import of luxurious items as economic crisis deepens

KATHMANDU: Nepal government has imposed a total ban on the import of 10 luxurious goods until mid-July 2022 after the countrys economic crisis deepened.

India's journey towards a global economic power

NEW DELHI: In his March 27 'Mann Ki Baat' radio address to the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had expressed satisfaction over Indias success in achieving the target of $400 billion of exports. He noted that this signified Indias capabilities and potential and confirmed that the demand for Indian goods was rising in the world, and attributed this feat to the contribution of countrys farmers, artisans, weavers, engineers, small entrepreneurs and people from many different professions.

Lemon, petrol being offered free with mobile accessories

VARANASI: Lemons are now being offered free with mobile accessories.

'Legislation in Modi era has brought economic & social justice'

NEW DELHI: Pro-active legislative action since 2015 has brought fair play and social justice in the Indian economy and the returns surpass the economic reforms of 1991, says Vivek Sood, a senior advocate of the Supreme Court, whose new book, 'Progress Of The Indian Economy' was released by Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday evening.

Sugar production in 2021-22 to be 13% higher than last year: Govt

NEW DELHI: Sugar production in the current sugar season 2021-22 is expected to be 13 per cent higher than the previous sugar season, the government said on Tuesday.

OMCs might require to further raise fuel prices: Fitch Ratings

MUMBAI: Further hikes in retail fuel prices may be required for state-run oil marketing companies' marketing margins to reach pre-November levels, Fitch Ratings said on Tuesday.

BJP's deflated governance pushing India to crisis: Cong

NEW DELHI: After the wholesale inflation rose up to 14.55 per cent, the Congress on Tuesday attacked the Centre and said that the "deflated governance" was pushing the country to financial emergency.

Four-month high: Rising fuel costs push up March's wholesale price inflation

NEW DELHI: High cost of 'fuel and power' due to the Russia-Ukraine war along with those of primary articles pushed up India's March 2022 wholesaleinflation to a 4-month high level.

Petrol price touches Rs 123/litre in Rajasthan's Sri Ganganagar

JAIPUR: Petrol prices in Rajasthan's Sri Ganganagar district rose to Rs 123 per litre on Monday morning, making it the costliest in the country.

Hindu Sena moves Delhi HC seeking NIA probe in Jahangirpuri violence

NEW DELHI: The Hindu Sena, a right-wing organisation, on Monday approached the Delhi High Court seeking a National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe into the communal clashes in northwest Delhi's Jahangirpuri.

Akali Dal seeks relief for low wheat crop yield in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday castigated the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Punjab for not approaching the Centre to seek compensation for farmers who suffered huge losses due to low wheat crop yields in the state.

Maruti Suzuki launches next-gen Ertiga MPV

NEW DELHI: Automobile major Maruti Suzuki India on Friday launched the next-gen Ertiga MPV.

Shehbaz faces test after proposed fuel price hike of Rs 120 per litre

ISLAMABAD: Days after the exit of the PTI government, the Pakistan Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) suggested an unprecedented increase of up to Rs 120 per litre (over 83 per cent) in prices of petroleum products with effect from April 16 to recover full imported cost, exchange rate loss and maximum tax rates, reports said on Friday.

Microsoft to fuel BPCL's cloud transformation

NEW DELHI: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) and Microsoft on Tuesday announced a strategic, seven-year cloud partnership that will help the oil and gas company accelerate the modernisation of its tech architecture to enhance customer experience.

Microsoft to fuel BPCL's cloud transformation

NEW DELHI: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) and Microsoft on Tuesday announced a strategic, seven-year cloud partnership that will help the oil and gas company accelerate the modernisation of its tech architecture to enhance customer experience.

Japan's FY 2021 wholesale prices surge at fastest pace on record

TOKYO: Japan's wholesale prices leaped 7.3 per cent in the year to March 2022 as compared to 2021, marking the fastest pace on record, owing to surging prices for crude oil and other commodities, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) said in a report on Tuesday.

Highest fuel prices in Europe recorded in Netherlands, Denmark, Germany

BERLIN: Prices for gasoline and diesel in the Netherlands, Denmark and Germany are higher than in any other European country, Germany's Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) has said.

Man shot at after argument at petrol pump in UP's Prayagraj

PRAYAGRAJ: A man was critically injured after being shot at by another man at a petrol pump in Nawabganj area of Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj district onMonday.

As target date approaches, doubling of farmers' incomes still a distant dream

NEW DELHI: Three days ago a video from Madhya Pradesh's Ratlam of a farmer dancing to the tune of drum beats with his produce of garlic at his feet went viral. He and scores of other farmers like him were getting a mere Rs 1.16 or less per kilogram of garlic, the same which was being sold at almost 100 times by the traders and wholesalers.

Mehngai wave' to be more brutal than heat wave: Cong

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Friday attacked the Centre on the rising costs of lemon along with other essential commodities, including LPG, petrol and diesel, and said this summer the 'Mehngai wave' will overtake the heat wave.


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