Commodities

Petrol prices unchanged from record highs; check latest rates in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai

Fuel prices were unchanged from record high levels on Wednesday in the major metros, despite a Bharat Bandh held on Monday protesting against rising fuel prices. In Mumbai, petrol is now selling for R

NCRMI’s pith technology to boost coir exports

National Coir Research and Management Institute (NCRMI) has made a breakthrough in the process of manufacturing coir pith from coir fibre, which could help realize the country's coir export target of

Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, MP best performers in soil health card scheme

Chhattisgarh has been adjudged the best performer in soil health card scheme, followed by Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh, while Gujarat and West Bengal are at 23 and 24 places, respectively, in the ra

Petrol price breaches Rs 90 a litre for first time in India’s history, in this Maharashtra town

Petrol, diesel prices today: Petrol prices on Tuesday breached the psychological barrier of Rs 90 and touched a scorching Rs 90.11 in Maharashtra's Parbhani - a new record in India, an official said.

Petrol price relief: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee announces tax cut after Rajasthan, AP

Even as petrol prices soared to fresh record highs on Tuesday despite nationwide protests against rising fuel costs, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee announced a Re 1 cut in rates of petrol and diesel.

French fries feel the pinch as hot summer frazzles potato market

The record-breaking heatwave and lack of rain across Europe has hurt potato crops, with prices tripling in the U.K. in August from a year earlier.

Why relief from soaring petrol, diesel prices is unlikely to come anytime soon

While petrol, diesel prices have been on the boil for some time now, soaring to fresh record highs on Tuesday despite a nation-wide protest conducted by opposition yesterday, a relief is unlikely anyt

Petrol prices soar to fresh record high after Bharat Bandh, at Rs 88.26 in Mumbai; check rates in metros

A day after opposition conducted a nationwide Bharat Bandh protesting against fuel prices, petrol prices soared to fresh record high on Tuesday. In Mumbai, petrol is now selling for Rs 88.26 per litre

Maharashtra to bring non-MSP crops in state under SMP

The Government of Maharashtra is working on a framework to bring non-MSP crops in the state under Statutory Minimum Price (SMP) under the Agricultural Produce and Livestock Marketing (Promotion and Fa

CAI retains cotton crop estimate at 365L bales

The Cotton Association of India ( CAI) has retained its cotton crop estimate for the ongoing crop year 2017-18 at 365 lakh bales of 170 kg each at the same level as in its estimate made the previous m

SME cotton mills in Tamil Nadu go for production cuts

The small and medium (SME) spinning mills in Tamil Nadu, which manufacture cotton yarn, have curtailed their production during night shifts and weekends due to abnormal increase of cotton price.

Pessimism around National Steel Policy 2017 swells

The feasibility of achieving the target of 300MT of crude steel capacity in the country has been a subject of intense deliberations in almost all the seminars and workshops held following the release

Andhra Pradesh announces Rs 2 cut in tax on petrol, diesel

As fuel prices continued the upward spiral, the Andhra Pradesh government Monday announced a reduction of tax on petrol and diesel by Rs 2 a litre.

More relief on petrol, diesel prices: Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu announces VAT cut after Rajasthan

Amid the ongoing protests against rising fuel prices, Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu announced a Rs 2 cut in petrol, diesel prices, just a day after Rajasthan CM announced a Rs 2.5 cut per litre.

Petrol prices hit fresh all-time high amid Bharat Bandh, now at Rs 88.12 in Mumbai; check rates in metros

Even as the opposition has called for a Bharat bandh, petrol prices soared to fresh record high on Monday. In Mumbai, petrol is now retailing at Rs 88.12 per litre, a hike of 23 paise from previous hi

Fuel prices continue to soar, petrol costs Rs 80.50 per litre in Delhi, Rs 87.89 in Mumbai

A day ahead of the Bharat Bandh called for by the Congress Party, fuel prices have been hiked yet again on Sunday.

Petrol, diesel price: ‘Factors’ behind hike not in India’s hands, says Dharmendra Pradhan

As fuel prices touch new highs, with petrol price crossing Rs 80 a litre mark in Delhi for the first time, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that hike in prices is due to various global factors and

Tea production down 6.7 percent in July, exports up by 6.5 percent to Rs 2,618 cr in 7 months of 2018

India's estimated tea production fell by around 6.7 per cent to 151.38 million kg in July from 162.28 million kg produced in the year-ago month, according to data from the Tea Board India.

Petrol price crosses Rs 80 a litre for 1st time in Delhi; nears Rs 90 per litre in Mumbai

Petrol price in Delhi on Saturday crossed the Rs 80-mark a litre for the first time, while in the financial hub of Mumbai, it is inching closer to Rs 90 a litre.

US dollar rises on expected hike of interest rate

The US dollar increased substantially on expectation of interest rate hikes.

Petrol, diesel prices hiked by steepest level in 1 year; central, state taxes almost 50% of retail price

Petrol and diesel price were Friday hiked by about 50 paisa per litre each - the steepest increase in rates since daily price revision came into effect over 14 months back - to push rates to their hig

Fuel price hike: Tamil Nadu government onus on Centre to cut taxes due to rise in petrol, diesel rates

As rates of petrol and diesel touched new highs Friday, the Tamil Nadu government ruled out a tax cut citing welfare measures and put the onus on the Centre to give any relief to the common man.

Petrol prices soar to fresh record high, now above Rs 87 in Mumbai; check latest rates in metros

One litre of petrol is now selling for Rs 87.39 in Mumbai, a hike of 48 paise from yesterday’s level.

Rupee breaches 72-mark for first time, loses nearly 3% in 8 sessions

The rupee continued to slide for the eighth consecutive session on Thursday and fell to yet another record low of 72.11 against the dollar in intra-day trade before ending the session at a fresh closi

Committed to make BS-VI fuel available across India by April 2020, says Dharmendra Pradhan

Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan Thursday said the oil industry will make BS-VI fuel available across India by April 2020 as committed and also assured the auto industry of stability in the country's

Petrol prices hit new high, near Rs 87 in Mumbai; check revised rates in metros

Petrol prices soared to fresh record highs on Thursday across the four metros. In case of national capital Delhi, petrol price rose above Rs 79.50.

US dollar ticks down on stronger euro, pound

The US dollar fell as British pound and euro gained on possible breakthrough from Brexit talks.

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