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Petrol rate cut 49p/ltr, diesel by Rs 1.21

Petrol price was today cut by 49 paisa a litre, diesel by Rs 1.21 and jet fuel (ATF) by 2 per cent, but rates of non-subsidised LPG were hiked by Rs 11 per cylinder.

US ready to accept China-led infrastructure bank: Lew

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said today that Washington was "ready to welcome" the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, easing toward the new development institution after the US expressed early

Petrol prices cut by 49 paise per litre, diesel by Rs 1.21

After two consecutive hikes, petrol prices were today cut by 49 paise per litre and diesel by Rs 1.21 a litre on softening international oil rates.

Relief to Manmohan Singh, KM Birla in coal scam case

In a relief to former prime minister Manmohan Singh, the Supreme Court today stayed the trial court order summoning him as accused in a case pertaining to grant of Talabira-II

Weak demand weighs on China factory, services firms in March

Surveys of China's manufacturing and services sectors showed persistent weakness in the world's second-biggest economy in March, adding to bets that Beijing will have to roll out more policy support

Climate change: Russia sketches emissions cut of up to 30%

Russia, moving ahead of a deadline for submitting pledges to tackle climate change, has said it could cut its greenhouse-gas emissions by up to 30% compared to 1990 levels, subject

Cabinet clears repromulgation of land ordinance

The cabinet on Tuesday approved reissuing of an ordinance that amended laws governing land acquisition five days before it was to lapse as it could not clear the parliamentary hurdle

New foreign trade policy to focus on services, high-tech exports

With goods exports languishing at around $300 billion for the last three years, the foreign trade policy for the next five years that will be unveiled on Wednesday is likely

Gas pooling for 30 urea units okayed

In a bid to boost domestic fertiliser output, scale down imports and revive the fortunes of three major urea plants, the government has allowed pooling of gas for 30 urea

Rabi losses due to rains pegged at R 65,000 crore

Hundreds of farmers in Jammu and Kashmir, several states in northern India and central India have suffered substantial damage to the rabi or winter crop due to spells of heavy

  • MJ Chase, a firm that made dolls and toys, made a good portion of its revenues through dolls for grown ups.

  • National pharmaceutical policy to be out soon

    The controversial National Pharmaceutical Policy may finally see the light of the day with the health ministry and chemicals ministry sorting out differences over some proposals in the policy.

  • India, Pak agree to inspect water projects

    India and Pakistan have agreed to allow their experts to inspect two major water projects in the Kashmir region,

  • WTO deal still elusive

    The WTO has finally created unity among its 152 members — but unfortunately for head Pascal Lamy, the only thing all states agree on is that the prospect of a new trade deal is still far away.

  • Foreign shippers seek level-playing field

    Foreign ship owners have asked the directorate general of shipping for a level-playing field and a “rethink” on its latest order banning overseas vessels, which are over 25 years old

  • Plea to extend crop insurance

    Andhra wants cut-off date for crop insurance of non-loanee farmers to be extended to September.

  • Healthcare needs Rs 3,70,000cr

    India will need investments of Rs 3,70,000 crore for healthcare facilities, a study said.

  • Sugar price may go up

    Sugar prices may rise to an unreasonable level if the sale of buffer stock quantum is kept voluntary.

  • NMCE starts new series in metals

    NMCE will start new series for future contracts in non-ferrous metals from August 1.

  • Do call register

    The Supreme Court has suggested introduction of a new ‘do call register’ facility to curb the telemarketing menace.


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