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Diesel price cut for first time in nearly 6 months since mid-March

The retail selling rate for diesel was reduced by 16 paise per litre. However, there was no change in the price of petrol.
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Sonia Gandhi asks Congress MPs to push for Parliament session, LAC stand-off to be raised

In a video conference, Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi discusses issues that should be raised in Parliament to corner the Modi government.
Representational Image. A Hindustan Petroleum outlet | Commons

Petrol, diesel prices rise for fifth day in a row, rates go up by 60 paise

Petrol price in Delhi was hiked to Rs 74 per litre from Rs 73.40 while diesel rates were increased to Rs 72.22 a litre from Rs 71.62.
Representational Image. A Hindustan Petroleum outlet | Commons

Delhi govt hikes petrol price by Rs 1.67 per litre, diesel by Rs 7.10

The price hike was followed by Delhi govt's decision to raise VAT on petrol from 27 to 30% and from to 16.75% to 30% on diesel.
Hindustan Petroleum Corp. gas station in New Delh

India’s appetite for petroleum fuels drops to 6-year low

India’s consumption of petroleum products in 2019-20 is expected to rise by 1.3%, the slowest since the 0.9% demand growth in 2013-14.

Has Budget taken middle-class for granted because Modi assumes they will anyway vote for BJP?

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Friday presented the maiden Budget of the second Narendra Modi government.
Petrol

Petrol prices rise by 83 paise per litre and diesel by 73 paise days after election

Prices of petrol and diesel have been on the rise since the final phase of polling in the Lok Sabha elections ended on 20 May
Ghulam Nabi Azad, NCP Chief Sharad Pawar, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh during 'Bharat Bandh' protest in New Delhi

Modi govt has crossed the limit, Opposition must shed differences & unite: Manmohan Singh

Speaking at the Bharat Bandh protest against rising fuel prices, Singh accused Modi government of failing to fulfill its promises to the people.
Bharat Bandh

Rahul Gandhi leads opposition parties to launch Bharat Bandh

Twenty-one opposition parties have come together for Bharat Bandh demanding that the government brings petrol and diesel under GST. 
Rupee

Rising oil prices and the impending general elections leave little hope for India’s plummeting rupee

The weakened rupee, Asia's worst performing currency, is prompting foreigners to sell their Indian assets. 

On Camera

Time to expand America’s footprint in India. A new consulate will be a good start

On the heels of the US and China closing consulates in each other’s country, the symbolism alone would be particularly significant.

Disney slashes 28,000 workers in one of biggest layoffs of Covid era

The belt-tightening move affects Disney's theme-park, cruise-line and retail businesses, and includes executives and salaried employees.

Defence

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

Army says ‘poor quality’ Ordnance Board ammo, mines have cost India Rs 960 crore since 2014

Pointing out these shortcomings in an internal assessment, the Army has thrown its weight behind government plans to corporatise the OFB to make it more efficient.
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.