Wednesday, 18 May, 2022

Topic: Petrol

Allowing new players to sell petrol, diesel needs more reforms to succeed

Modi govt has taken a major step towards liberalising its policy on petroleum retail. Now, refinery pricing needs to be made more transparent.

Petrol price hikes may annoy you, but cheap oil is not helping climate

Relatively low prices are making consumers less apt to do their share to reduce emissions by buying vehicles that use less fuel – or none at all.

Modi govt set to appeal against Supreme Court order banning diesel and petrol vehicles

Road Ministry to argue that not age but the condition of vehicles and emission norms should drive any such ban.

The latest bright idea from an IIT lab — cars that run on water and aluminium

IIT-Roorkee engineers develop electric car prototype that needs ‘refuelling’ not recharging, say it won’t cost any more than your petrol or diesel vehicle.

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

BJP won’t answer tough questions because it wants to rule India for 50 years

A day before Bharat Bandh, BJP national executive meet mentioned petrol price hike just once. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a clear message for his colleagues...

As fuel prices touch the sky, Modi govt doesn’t have any pretty options in poll year

Diesel, the most-used fuel in India is more expensive than ever before, and petrol prices also are hovering around record levels in several cities. Controls on diesel pricing were lifted four years ago, after freeing petrol rates first.

India’s oil habit is about to become a drag for Modi

India may face a looming oil drought if it doesn't reduce its urban pollution and slow down its carbon emission levels by switching to a less...

Last Laughs: A job opportunity for Kejriwal, a toothless SC/ST Act and diesel’s chokehold

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

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image|

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
File image of Tata Group's headquarters in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Tata in acquisition talks with as many as 5 brands, to bolster position in consumer goods sector

The conglomerate will likely face stiff competition in the sector from existing global giants such as Unilever, as well as Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries.


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China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.