Saturday, 20 August, 2022
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Topic: fuel tax

After drop in global oil prices, govt slashes windfall tax on fuel export

According to the govt, the Rs 6 a litre export duty on petrol was scrapped & the tax on export of diesel and jet fuel was cut by Rs 2 per litre each to Rs 11 and Rs 4 respectively.

Our take on Prashant Kishor-Congress, fuel taxes, Karachi University bombing — in 50 words

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

Covid review turns into political blame game as Modi ‘names & shames’ Oppn states for fuel taxes

PM Modi singled out Opposition-ruled states for doing ‘injustice’ to the people by not reducing fuel taxes. He also praised BJP-ruled states for following Centre’s recommendations.

Keep the flame of love burning, and short cuts to electoral nirvana

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

‘Is it govt or money lender from old Hindi films’: Rahul Gandhi slams Centre over tax on fuel

The Congress leader attack came a day after the Lok Sabha was informed that the Centre's tax collections on petrol & diesel rose by 88% to Rs 3.35 lakh crore in the last fiscal.

Modi govt’s petrol, diesel tax hikes seen putting the brakes on India’s economic recovery

The high prices of petrol and diesel are adding another headwind to India’s economy facing the biggest contraction in four decades.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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