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Government disapproves bid to shut petrol pumps on Sundays

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Centre on Friday disapproved the decision of some petroleum dealers' associations to keep fuel outlets shut on Sundays from May 14. The Petroleum Ministry does not approve or endorse the move by a section of petrol pump dealers to close down fuel stations on Sundays, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan told the Parliamentary Consultative Committee at a me...

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Government denounces bid to shut petrol pumps on Sundays

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Centre on Friday denounced the decision of a petroleum dealers' association to keep fuel outlets shut on Sundays starting May 14. The Petroleum Ministry does not approve or endorse the move by a section of petrol pump dealers to close down fuel stations on Sundays, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan told the Parliamentary Consultative Committee at a meet...

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Government may extend central aid to spur private investments in housing: Naidu

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that to promote private investments in affordable housing on a large scale, his ministry is considering to extend central assistance. The assistance would be to the tune of Rs 1.50 lakh per eligible beneficiary belonging to the economically weaker section under the projects tak...

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Sunday off for petrol pumps could invoke ECA: Government

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The threat by petroleum dealers to shut down pumps on Sundays will be dealt with according to measures necessary to maintain supplies of essential commodities, the Centre said on Wednesday. We have just now been made aware of this decision by the petroleum dealers through media reports, a senior Petroleum Ministry source said when queried about the dealers' dec...

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2,000 fuel bunks in Kerala to down shutters on Sundays from May 14

Thiruvananthapuram, April 18 (IANS) Around 2,000 retail fuel outlets of various oil companies, including private players, in Kerala are set to be affected by the decision to keep petrol bunks shut on Sundays from May 14. Kerala petroleum traders do not appear to be pleased about reports that they have to close their fuel retail outlets on all Sundays starting from May 14. M. Radh...

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2,400 petrol bunks in Telangana to remain shut on Sundays

Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) All 2,400 petrol bunks in Telangana along with those in six other states and Puducherry will remain closed on Sundays from May 14. Consortium of Indian Petroleum Dealers (CIPD) has passed a resolution to down shutters once a week on a call given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for saving energy. A decision has been taken but we are waiting for a final c...

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Fuel bunks to shut on Sundays in seven states, Puducherry

Chennai/Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Fuel bunks in seven states and Puducherry will be shut every Sunday starting May 14, it was announced on Tuesday, to protest the public sector oil companies' failure to hike dealer margins. The decision will cover Haryana, Maharashtra and the entire southern region -- Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Kerala as well as Puducherry. ...

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4,500 petrol pumps in Maharashtra to be affected by new move

Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) In a significant move, petrol pumps in eight states including Maharashtra will remain shut on Sundays from May 14 and work only on a single day shift, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., from May 15. The move will affect 4,500 petrol pumps in Maharashtra, including 225 in Mumbai, a top official said here on Wednesday. Federation of All Maharashtra Petrol Dealers Association (FAMPEDA) ...

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Fuel bunks to shut on Sundays in seven states, Puducherry

Chennai/Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Petrol bunk dealers in seven states and Puducherry have decided to down their shutters on Sundays from May 14 in a bid to save fuel and foreign exchange, it was announced on Tuesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged people to follow traffic rules and also save petrol and diesel. So we have decided to declare a holiday on Sundays as it will save fuel ...

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Dynamic fuel pricing deepening deregulation: Jefferies

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The proposed daily pricing of transport fuels in India would improve confidence in the sustainability of the market pricing regime as regular smaller changes in currency and crude oil prices should be easier to pass through to customers, US investment banker Jefferies said on Thursday. Daily pricing would improve confidence on sustainability of deregulation, as...

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'States not serious on protecting street vendors' rights'

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Most states of the country are not serious about implementing the act meant to protect street vendors' rights and top defaulters include Gujarat and Nagaland, a leading think-tank said in a report here on Wednesday. The Street Vendors Act Compliance (SVAC) Index 2017, published by Delhi-based Centre for Civil Society (CCS), took stock of 23 states across the co...

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Dynamic fuel pricing pilot project in some cities from May 1

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) State-run oil marketers plan to roll out a dynamic fuel pricing pilot project from May 1 in five cities where transport fuel prices would be changed daily so as to better cope with volatility in global crude oil prices, a petroleum dealers' body said on Wednesday. Petrol and diesel prices are currently revised on a fortnightly basis. All India Petroleum...

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Malaysian PM's India visit: A deeper meaning behind the MoUs

On March 30, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak arrived in Chennai for an official visit following an invitation from his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi. This was Razak's third official visit as Prime Minister, and an important one at that, given the number of agreements that were signed. On a six-day visit, Razak reached New Delhi on March 31, and proceeded to Jaipur on April 2...

13 days ago
Act suo motu on prosecutors' appointments under POSCO, SC tells HCs

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday directed Chief Justices of 11 High Courts to act suo motu for the appointment of independent public prosecutors in special courts hearing cases of sexual abuse of children under the POCSO Act. A bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul gave the directions on a petition by law...

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Puducherry Lt.Governor flays Chief Secretary; he defends his action

Chennai, April 5 (IANS) Puducherry Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi on Wednesday came down heavily on Chief Secretary Manoj Parida, describing his official conduct in a matter as immature, unprofessional and irregular. However, the senior bureacrat defended his actions, obviously in connection with the transfer of the Puducherry Municipal Commissioner, and said the Lt. Governor is not aware of ru...

19 days ago
Truckers begin indefinite strike to protest premium hike

Kolkata/Chennai/Mumbai/Bengaluru, April 1 (IANS) Truck owners began an indefinite strike from Saturday to protest mainly against the proposed 50 per cent hike in the third party insurance premium, amid apprehensions that the protest could lead to supply disruption and raise commodity prices in the coming days. In a bid to resolve the stand-off, the strikers will meet Insurance Regulatory...

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10,000 Maharashtra trucks stop plying to south India

Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Around 10,000 trucks in Maharashtra have stopped plying to south Indian states in support of the strike by truckers there against the sharp increase in third-party insurance premium. Maharashtra State Truck/Tempo/Tanker/Bus Transporters Confederation Senior Vice-President Raman Khosla told IANS: We are fully in support of our brethren on strike and so we are not se...

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Truckers to meet IRDAI in Hyderabad on Monday

Bengaluru, April 1 (IANS) The South Zone Motor Transporters' Welfare Association (SZMTWA) has said that the future course of the truckers' agitation that entered its third day on Saturday, will depend on the outcome of its meeting with the IRDAI on April 3. Around 22 lakh trucks have stayed off the road in Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Puducherry since Thur...

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Bengaluru taxis to join truckers' strike from Monday

Bengaluru, March 31 (IANS) Fuel tankers, maxicabs and tourist taxis were all set to go off roads here from Monday, joining the truckers' strike which continued in southern states for the second day on Friday. Maxicabs and tourist taxis were off road for a day in places like Mysuru, Udupi and Mangaluru. Our members will participate in the agitation in Bengaluru from Monday, said Radhakris...

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Over 5 lakh trucks go off the roads in Telangana, Andhra

Hyderabad/Vijayawada/Bengaluru, March 30 (IANS) The movement of goods in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh was hit on Thursday as over five lakh trucks went off the roads while transporters in other southern states were set to join the indefinite strike from midnight. The lorry owners' associations in the Telugu states said the members suspended transportation services from 6 a.m. in accordan...

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