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Petrol prices spiked – Rs 79 per litre in Mumbai, Rs 70 per litre in Delhi, at highest since August, 2014

Petrol prices spiked – Rs 79 per litre in Mumbai, Rs 70 per litre in Delhi, at highest since August, 2014

Economy, National
National and Financial capitals of India- Delhi & Mumbai witnessed a drastic hike in the petrol pricing on Saturday and the new price is at a pinching rate of Rs 70.03 per litre and Rs 79.14 per litre respectively, highest since August 2014. As per news report, this rise has taken petrol rates to the highest in last eight months. Since July, the price of petrol and diesel has seen a rise of Rs 7.11 and Rs 5.09 per litre in Delhi. As per the report by PTI, the state-owned oil companies in June dumped the 15-year old practice of revising rates every 15 days, that is on 1st and 16th of every month and instead adopted a dynamic daily price revision to instantly reflect changes in cost. Rates during the first fortnight dropped but have been on the rise since July 3. Oil Minister Dharmend
AAP received Rs 50 lakh each from 4 companies on single day

AAP received Rs 50 lakh each from 4 companies on single day

Delhi
In a new revelation, media has accessed documents which show that at least four companies had donated Rs 50 Lakh each on a single day to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Shiv Charan Goel. The party, however, did not disclose the donation details to the Election Commission about the funding. Notably, AAP is already facing a probe in disclosed funding case after the sacked Delhi Water Minister, Kapil Mishra, alleged party leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of corruption charges. Mishra, in a press conference, on Sunday, May 14, also alleged that the ruling party of Delhi is involved in taking donations from various sources. He disclosed a slew of documents showing how senior AAP leaders and Arvind Kejriwal knew about a major donation scam involving “crores of rupees”. Minutes aft
AAP sacked Kapil Mishra For ‘Poor Water Management’, Vows to ‘Reveal Conspiracy’

AAP sacked Kapil Mishra For ‘Poor Water Management’, Vows to ‘Reveal Conspiracy’

Delhi
Two days after being sacked as tourism and water minister of Delhi, Kapil Mishra hit out against Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, accusing him of receiving Rs 2 crore in cash from Satyendar Jain, the health minister of Delhi. The allegation, first made in a somewhat cryptic tweet on Sunday morning. was explicitly stated by Mishra in a subsequent press conference in the capital. https://twitter.com/KapilMishraAAP/status/861088862122106880 Kejriwal on Friday removed Mishra from the cabinet, apparently because he felt that water management in the capital city was not up to the mark. The development came on a day when Mishra shot off a letter to the Anti-Corruption Bureau chief demanding to know why the role of former chief minister Sheila Dikshit and other ...
Why Chidambaram pays 2 lakh as rent to his wife & son per month for staying in Delhi?

Why Chidambaram pays 2 lakh as rent to his wife & son per month for staying in Delhi?

Opinion
Is there a tax loophole that the ex-Finance Minister devised that he himself is taking advantage of? The 200 page Income Tax (IT) report shows that the former Finance Minister P Chidambaram has engaged in a funny deal with his wife Nalini and son Karti. As per the agreements seized in the joint raid of Income Tax and the Enforcement Directorate (ED), there appears to be an inspired scheme to fool the taxman through bogus agreements. After getting out of power in mid 2014, Chidambaram who claims to be a resident in Delhi’s Gymkhana Club enters into curious rent agreement with Nalini and Karti living in Chennai. As per thagreement Nalini and Karti own a floor of a multi-storeyed building having the address 115A at posh Jor Bagh in Delhi. These two owners decided to rent one of the floors
Metro services to remain unaffected as Jats call off protest in Delhi after talks with Haryana govt

Metro services to remain unaffected as Jats call off protest in Delhi after talks with Haryana govt

Delhi
Metro services will largely remain unaffected on Monday as the planned Jat protests were called off on Sunday evening following talks with the Manohar Khattar-led Haryana government. “Our agitation and march towards Delhi has been called off,” said Yashpal Malik, the chairperson of the All India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS), PTI reported. Malik’s announcement came as Khattar held a press conference saying the Centre and state would soon begin the process of giving Jats reservation, the key demand of the community. Those protesting had planned to march to Delhi, which lead to tight security measures being put in place. The national capital was fortified on Sunday itself, with metro connectivity scheduled to be cut off beyond Delhi borders. Following the decision