Govt playing cruel joke on public: Rahul on fuel price hike

Asia's Tech News Daily

#Current Affairs, #diesel, #India, #petrol, #Rahul Gandhi, View more

Representative image

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday hit out at the Centre over rising prices of petrol and diesel and said the government is playing a “cruel joke” on the public. Petrol and diesel prices on Thursday were hiked by 35 paise per litre each, the second consecutive day of increase that took pump rates across the country to record high levels.

Slamming the government, Gandhi tweeted, “GOI is playing a cruel joke on our public.”

He used the hashtag ‘TaxExtortion’ and shared a social media post which said that a new word — Fillionaire (One who cannot afford a full tank in India) — has been coined, courtesy “Modi government’s fuel loot”.

The price of petrol in Delhi rose to its highest-ever level of Rs 106.54 a litre and Rs 112.44 per litre in Mumbai, according to a price notification of state-owned fuel retailers.

In Mumbai, diesel now comes for Rs 103.26 a litre, while in Delhi it costs Rs 95.27 per litre.

Petrol & Diesel Rates Yesterday

Wednesday, 20th October, 2021

Petrol Rate in Mumbai Yesterday

  • Current Petrol Price Per Litre
    112

Wednesday, 20th October, 2021

Diesel Rate in Mumbai Yesterday

  • Current Petrol Price Per Litre
    103

Show

This is the second consecutive day of price hike. There was no change in rates on October 18 and 19, prior to which prices were hiked by 35 paise per litre each on four straight days.

While petrol has already hit the Rs 100-a-litre mark or more in all major cities of the country, diesel has touched that level in over a dozen states and is treading towards that mark in places from Srinagar to Chennai. Diesel costs Rs 99.14 a litre in Srinagar while it is priced at Rs 99.59 in Chennai.

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Need mechanism to decide on merit, appropriateness of telecom services, internet shutdowns: Parliament panel

A parliamentary panel has pulled up the government over the absence of parameters to decide the merit of shutting down the internet during certain times, saying there is no clear-cut ... Read more »

FSS launches UPI eVoucher to advance financial inclusion

Payments processor FSS (Financial Software and Systems) on Wednesday said it has enhanced its Unified Payment Interface (UPI) Suite to support eVouchers to accelerate digital payments adoption among financially underserved ... Read more »

Passenger vehicle sales remain strained due to global shortage of semi-conductors

Passenger vehicle sales continued to remain under pressure last month despite strong consumer demand in the local market with the global shortage of semi-conductors impacting production across vehicle makers including ... Read more »

Subramanian Swamy says his question on if Chinese crossed LAC in Ladakh denied by RS Secretariat

Rajya Sabha member and BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday claimed that citing national interest as a reason, the Rajya Sabha Secretariat has disallowed a question from him on whether ... Read more »

6 people coming from 'at risk' countries test positive for Covid-19

A total of 6 persons have been found positive for Covid-19 travelling from ‘at risk’ countries on the first day of the operation of the revised guidelines for international travellers. ... Read more »

Liability of father to maintain child continues till the son attains age of majority: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that in a dispute between husband and wife the liability and responsibility of the father to maintain the child continues till the son attains ... Read more »

Over 125 crore Covid vaccine doses administered in India so far: Health Ministry

The cumulative number of Covid vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 125 crore on Wednesday, the Union Health Ministry said. More than 71,55,049 vaccine doses have been administered till ... Read more »

IT parliamentary panel recommends setting up of Media Council

Headed by senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, the Committee also expressed concern over the “disturbing trend” of fake news. Noting that media was gradually losing its “credibility and integrity”, the ... Read more »

Private sector banks lower lending rates more than PSU Banks during the pandemic

Private sector banks have been leading the way in reducing cost of funds in the past year of pandemic even as state-run banks are not far behind. While the overall ... Read more »

Electronics mfg sector's commitment to mission $300 bn offers great confidence: Vaishnaw

The electronics manufacturing industry’s commitment and assurance to drive USD 300 billion revenue by 2025-26 offers “great confidence”, IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Wednesday. Speaking at ‘Azadi Ka Digital ... Read more »

Skoda posts over two-fold rise in sales at 2,196 units in November

Skoda Auto India on Wednesday reported over two-fold increase in sales at 2,196 units in November 2021, riding on its newly launched SUV Kushaq. The company had sold 1,056 units ... Read more »

Vacancies in consumer courts: SC asks states to be careful or chief secys may be summoned

The Supreme Court on Wednesday rued that it was doing the work which was not supposed to be done by it and asked the states to take steps to fill ... Read more »

Registrations on e-shram portal cross 10-crore mark

Representative image The number of registrations on e-shram portal, launched by the labour ministry to create a national database of unorganised workers, crossed the 10-crore mark on Wednesday. On November 30, over ... Read more »

Trade setup: Defending 100-DMA crucial for Nifty; stay stock-specific for now

The markets, along expected lines, had a buoyant but somewhat volatile session on Wednesday where it managed to end with decent gains. A start above the 17,000 levels lead to ... Read more »

History says expect strong December for U.S. stocks, despite Omicron and Fed worries

By Lewis Krauskopf A pileup of risks into year-end has some investors gauging whether December will continue its historical trend of a strong stock performance, even as markets face of ... Read more »

Fairfax sells 3.2% stake in IIFL Finance for Rs 365 crore

New Delhi: Canadian billionaire Prem Watsa-backed Fairfax Group on Wednesday divested 3.2 per cent stake in IIFL Finance for Rs 365 crore through an open market transaction. According to bulk ... Read more »

IIT Madras students receive highest-ever 176 offers during first session of campus recruitment

File image Students of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Madras, one of the top higher educational institutes of the country, received 176 offers during the first session of ... Read more »

No incident of radioactive leakage from any nuclear power plant in India in last 3 years: Government

There have been no incidents of radioactive leakage to the environment from any nuclear power plant in the country in the last three years, the Atomic Energy Ministry said. Responding ... Read more »

4 passengers from UK, Netherlands test Covid positive, samples sent for genome sequencing

Four people who flew into Delhi from the Netherlands and the UK in the early hours of Wednesday have tested positive for COVID-19 and their samples have been sent for ... Read more »

Developing nations need to take steps to limit hit from local debt overhauls: IMF

Restructuring local sovereign debt burdens will likely play an increasingly important part in emerging markets, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), though governments need to take measures to limit ... Read more »

ExxonMobil lifts spending on emission reduction plan to USD 15B

ExxonMobil says it is boosting its spending on greenhouse gas emission-reduction projects to USD 15 billion over the next six years and anticipates meeting its 2025 greenhouse gas emission-reduction plans ... Read more »

Aurangabad man loses Rs 89,000 while ordering food online

Representative image (Source: Shutterstock) A man allegedly lost Rs 89,000 while ordering for food online from a famous restaurant in Maharashtra‘s Aurangabad city, police said on Wednesday. Based on a ... Read more »

Wall Street opens higher after virus-driven rout

U.S. stocks jumped at the open on Wednesday, recovering from a sharp sell-off triggered by concerns over rising inflation and the new Omicron coronavirus variant. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ... Read more »

Discussing development ideas with states: NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar

NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar said here on Wednesday that they have begun an engagement with all states to “develop together” by sharing ideas in the spirit of cooperative federalism. ... Read more »

Jaishankar to address Indian Ocean Conference in UAE

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will address the fifth Indian Ocean Conference to be held in Abu Dhabi on December 4-5 besides the Sri Lankan president, Maldivian vice-president and the ... Read more »

NSE-BSE bulk deals: Smallcap World Fund buys stake in IIFL Finance

MUMBAI – Smallcap World Fund on Wednesday bought 10 million shares of IIFL Finance at Rs 300 apiece through a bulk deal on the BSE. In another transaction, Hamblin Watsa ... Read more »

Serum Institute seeks DCGI's approval for Covishield as booster dose

Representative Image (AFP) Serum Institute of India has sought from India’s drug regulator approval for Covishield as a booster dose citing adequate stock of the vaccine in the country and ... Read more »

ADB signs pact for USD 250 mn loan for National Industrial Corridor Development Program

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a pact with the Government of India to provide a loan of USD 250 million (about Rs 1,872 crore) to support the country’s ... Read more »

NCRB doesn't report cases of 'hurt to farmers due to attack on farmers' protests' separately: Government

The National Crime Records Bureau, which compiles data from states and Union territories, does not report cases of “hurt to farmers due to attack on farmers’ protests” separately, Rajya Sabha ... Read more »

Air Pollution | Delhi govt to issue notice to CPWD over construction work at Central Vista Project site despite ban

Representative image of Central Vista Project: (Image: Twitter/@PMOIndia) The Delhi government will issue notice to the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) for carrying out construction work and violating dust control norms ... Read more »

India: empresario construye réplica de Taj Mahal para esposa

© AP INDIA-TAJ MAHAL RÉPLICA Un empresario indio ha construido una réplica a escala del histórico Taj Mahal para su esposa, pero a diferencia del original, no es un mausoleo ... Read more »

Honda Cars India reports 31 pc dip in total sales at 6,904 units in November

Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) on Wednesday reported a 31 per cent decline in total sales at 6,904 units in November 2021. The company had sold a total of 10,021 ... Read more »

Ordinance on extending tenure of CBI, ED chiefs won't create nepotism, disparity in bureaucracy: Government

The ordinance on extending the tenure of CBI and ED chiefs will not create nepotism in bureaucracy or bring disparity in service conditions of government officials, the Centre said on ... Read more »

3 farm laws stand scrapped as President gives assent to repeal Bill

File image of President Ram Nath Kovind President Ram Nath Kovind on December 1 gave his assent to a bill passed by Parliament to repeal three farm laws, 12 days ... Read more »

Market Movers: Dip buyers return with a vengeance as retail favourites soar

MUMBAI: As has been the case in this bull market over the past 20 months, dip buyers appear to have had the last laugh. While US Federal Reserve Chief Jerome ... Read more »

India joins G-20 Troika, to take over presidency on December 1 next year

Representative Image The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on December 1 said India has officially joined the G20 Troika which consists of Indonesia, Italy, and India – the current, previous ... Read more »

Kia's November sales fall 13% on chip shortage

South Korea’s second-largest automaker Kia on Wednesday said its sales fell 13 percent last month from a year earlier as a global chip shortage continued to affect its production. Kia ... Read more »

Tech View: Nifty50 forms bullish candle; upside hurdle at 17,300, say analysts

NEW DELHI: Nifty50 on Wednesday climbed over 1 per cent and formed a bullish candle on the daily chart. Analysts said the buying was seen partly due to short covering ... Read more »

Shiromani Akali Dal leader and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee chief Manjinder Singh Sirsa joins BJP

Source: ANI Shiromani Akali Dal leader and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee chief Manjinder Singh Sirsa joined the BJP on Wednesday in the presence of Union ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and ... Read more »

Need to provide 'strong alternative', says Sharad Pawar after meeting Mamata Banerjee

File image of NCP chief Sharad Pawar (Image: PTI) There is a need to provide a strong political alternative at the national level, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar said ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic