The hike in LPG cylinder prices has forced people in Amritsar to use biogas for cooking, an attempt to cut down on their monthly expenditure. The shift has helped residents in rural areas who are now making money selling cow-dung cakes.
Multiplexes in the entertainment capital kept their shutters down till the evening. Their bosses admit bearing a loss of not over 1,00,000 rupees per theatre and say they are not worried as the nationwide shutdown was for a cause and they support it too.
Protest shutdown against steep petrol price hike Thursday partially affected India's tech hub with leading IT firms, including Infosys Ltd and multinationals logging out, even as normal life remained paralysed across Karnataka.
People in Rajasthan are up in arms against the hike in power tariff, saying that it would put more burden on them, especially at a time of rising prices of essentials. on August 8, The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission revised the tariff for different categories of consumers on the plea of three public sector discoms of Jaipur, Ajmer and Jodhpur that they are suffering huge losses.
Flaying the CPI-M's labour arm CITU for calling a 24-hour transport strike on July 31, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has threatened to cancel licences of public vehicles if they stayed off the roads. The Trinamool Congress chief also said that her party workers would oppose the strike.
Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has expressed her 'disappointment' over the announcement of a petroleum price hike, and has demanded an immediate roll-back of the raised rates.
Petrol prices will be hiked by INR0.70 to INR0.91 a litre in the metros and mini-metros, led by increasing international oil prices and a decline in the value of rupee, it was announced in New Delhi on July 23. The revision in other cities will be on similar lines.
With Gujarat planning to spend INR420 crore in the current fiscal to boost tourism, a senior official said that the state was eyeing a 25 percent rise in inflow of tourists.
Compressed natural gas (CNG) prices in the national capital and adjoining towns have gone up by INR2.90 a kg from the midnight of July 6, the third increase in rates this year, Indraprastha Gas said in a statement.
The government has deferred a proposal to hike the retail price of urea by 10 percent for this financial year. The hike was proposed by the Fertiliser Ministry to reduce the subsidy burden, limiting the excessive use of the soil nutrient in the country as compared to phosphatic and potassic fertilisers.