As the soaring fuel prices continue to burn hole in people's pockets, everyone is just wondering, when will it stop.
Union minister for petroleum, natural gas and steel Dharmendra Pradhan said that he has asked his counterparts in petroleum producing countries to increase their oil production so that Indian consumers get relief from soaring fuel prices. While he said that it is tough to predict when the prices will come down, prices of cooking gas, diesel and petrol may come down by March or April. Fuel prices have been on fire this month with oil companies raising petrol and diesel prices 16 times so far. The last upward revision of fuel prices was on Saturday.
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Petroleum prices will come down as winter goes away, said Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on February 26. "Increase in petroleum price in international market has affected consumers too. Prices will come down a little as winter goes away. It's an international matter, price is high due to increase in demand, it happens in winter. Price will come down," said Union Minister Pradhan.
On increasing fuel prices in the country, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan said that it has happened due to increase in prices of crude oil in international markets. Dharmendra Pradhan said, "Due to an increase in prices of crude oil in international markets, consumer price (for petrol and diesel) has risen. This will soften gradually. Global supply was reduced due to COVID in turn affecting production as well. Sonia ji must know Rajasthan and Maharashtra have maximum tax. Earnings of Centre and State government were negligible during lockdown. We have allocated large chunks to various sectors in Budget to increase jobs." He further said, "We are consistently requesting the GST council to include petroleum products under its purview as it will benefit people. But it is their call to take."
BJP chief JP Nadda in Puducherry on January 31 during a public rally said 'Kamalam' will blossom in Union Territory. "For the last 35 years of Congress rule, 52% of the population has been living below the poverty line. During Vajpayee's time, Puducherry was given 70% grant-in-aid. When V Narayanasamy, who is CM now, became Union Minister, it was reduced to 30%," said JP Nadda. He added, "When V Narayanasamy was a minister in Government of India, he waived off the loan of Rs 5,000 crore of Jharkhand but he didn't waive off the loan of Puducherry and now he is CM. This kind of justice he did with Puducherry." JP Nadda also said, "Kamalam will blossom here in Puducherry."
On the occasion of Balasaheb Thackeray's birth anniversary, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that Balasaheb Thackeray was the one who made BJP visible in Maharashtra no one knew about them. Further Reacting to BJP's accusations that Shivsena has forgot Balasaheb and his ideology, Raut questioned, "I question BJP did you forget LK Advani, did you forget Atal Bihari Vajpai no party forgets it's leaders?" He said that no one can forget Balasaheb Thackeray and his ideologies of progressive 'hindutva'. Sanjay Raut said, "Balasaheb Thackeray was the one who made BJP visible in Maharashtra no one knew about them. And back then it was a proud moment for us as we all came together with a slogan 'garv se kaho hum hindu hai" (Say it with pride that we are hindu). Balasaheb Thackeray is the origin of regional politics in India." Reacting to BJP's accusations that Shiv Sena has forgoten Balasaheb and his ideology, Raut said that it's not right to say that we have forgotten our leader. "I question BJP did you forget LK Advani, did you forget Atal Bihari Vajpai no party forgets its leaders," he asked. The strong votary of Hindutva, Bal Thackeray was born in 1926
While speaking to ANI in Bhubaneswar on February 27, the Health and Family Welfare Minister of Odisha, Naba Kisore Das spoke on rising cases of coronavirus pandemic. Kisore Das said, "Passengers arriving from Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh will undergo screening test at airport in Odisha. If any symptom found, they will undergo antigen test." "Those testing COVID positive will be kept under isolation," he added.
A 10-year-old kid from Odisha's Bhubaneswar has rewritten the holy book of 'Ramayana'. A student of fourth standard, Ayush Kumar Khuntia had done this work after watching the episodes of 'Ramayana' on television during the lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic. He has named the holy book 'Pilaka Ramayana' (Ramayana for Children). It has 104 pages in his mother tongue i.e, Odia. It took Ayush two months to complete the religious book of Ramayana.
A retired banker who hails from Odisha, Jay Kishore Pradhan cracked the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and now enrolled as a MBBS first-year student. 64-year-old appeared for NEET exam,..