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Mutations and symptoms of the Emergency & WHO advises Baba Ramdev

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Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi writes to PM Modi seeking rollback of ‘insensitive’ fuel price hike

In her letter to PM Narendra Modi, Congress president Sonia Gandhi wrote the govt's decision to increase fuel prices during the Covid crisis is 'wholly insensitive' and 'ill-advised'.
A cyclist rides past oil storage tanks at Jawaharlal Nehru Port, operated by Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra | Photographer: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

India’s oil revenue loss in lockdown seen exceeding Rs 40,000 crore

Fuel consumption probably declined at least 80% in April, which would lead to a revenue loss of as much as Rs 400 billion, said economist Madan Sabnavis.
SC closes contempt case against Rahul Gandhi

Told PM to pass benefit of oil price crash but ‘genius’ hiked fuel excise duty: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was referring to the Centre's decision to hike excise duty on petrol and diesel by a steep Rs. 3 per litre Saturday.
Petrol

Modi govt’s hike in duties on petrol & diesel unlikely to stop RBI from cutting rates

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s decision to raise duties on fuel is unlikely to threaten the inflation outlook, keeping alive expectation of more rate cuts.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi has been smarter & braver on political economy in his 5 years than Manmohan’s UPA-2

The five things Modi has got right on the political economy shows good economics isn’t necessarily bad politics.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | PTI

Congress terms BJP’s decision to cut fuel prices in five poll-bound states ‘electoral lollipop’, calls govt hypocrite

Congress terms BJP's decision to cut fuel prices in five poll-bound states 'electoral lollipop', calls govt hypocrite
Oil prices

Oil shock has already hit India and other emerging economies

India has some of the least affordable transport fuel in the world, with a gallon (3.8 litres) of petrol costing more than three-quarters of average daily income.

A draconian law tamed as fuel prices skyrocket

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A Jet Airways plane

Loss-riddled Jet Airways to hold a board meeting next week to consider turnaround plan

Jet Airways has been under pressure from budget carriers and surging fuel prices.

On Camera

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden (R) and US President Donald Trump speak during the first US presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on 29 September

Trump-Biden debate had no highlights, only lowlights

The first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his democratic challenger Joe Biden must have been one of the nastiest presidential debate in US history.
File image of Department of Economic Affairs Secretary Tarun Bajaj | Photo: ANI

India will not meet its Rs 2.1 lakh crore disinvestment target in 2020-21, DEA secretary says

Govt retains its Rs 12 lakh crore borrowing limit for the full financial year, which means it can borrow Rs 4.34 lakh crore in the second half.

Defence

File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Ordnance factories hit back at Army claims, cite export orders, accidents of other equipment

In a statement, OFB said only 19 per cent of the accidents involving defence ammunition between January 2015 and December 2019 could be attributed to the board.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.