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Diesel, no more a sacred cow

TRADITIONALLY TAXES AND duties on diesel and petrol form a major share of their consumer price. Their consumption is very large and has been increasing steeply over the years. And with the ease of collection, these are easy targets for revenue mobilisation. Petrol, consumed by the better-off sections of the

Petrol should scale Mount 200

Recently, in the city of Amravati, petrol price did the unthinkable: it crossed L K  Advani’s age. Nonagenarian ‘petrol’ should soon hit a hundred and shortly after, a double ton. Only after that, it should be allowed to settle down. Let me tell you. First up, our heart bleeds for petrol Today, at

What should be a “RESPONSIBLE” petrol price

As crude oil prices rocketed to $80 per barrel in mid-May and petrol prices reached a historic high of Rs. 78.43 per litre on 29 May in Delhi, the NDA government came under flak. Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, tweeted that NDA can cut petrol price by Rs. 25 per