Daily Archive: September 19, 2017

Delhi Cong workers to form human chain to protest high petrol, diesel prices

New Delhi, Sep 19  Delhi Congress workers will protest the high petrol and diesel prices in the city by forming a human chain from Mandi House to Parliament Street, on September 21.

The chain will make people aware about the hike in prices of the fuels due to the “unprecedented” increase in taxes by both the Narendra Modi and the AAP governments, the party’s Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken said.

“The protest will be held in a peaceful manner without disturbing traffic,” he said in a press conference.

The excise duty and VAT on petrol and diesel have been increased many times in the past three and half years, resulting in an “all time high” in their prices in Delhi, Maken claimed.

“The excise duty on petrol and diesel was increased by the Modi government 11 times while the Kejriwal government made amendments in the law to increase VAT on them twice,” he said.

Maken said that it was “saddening” that countries like Sri Lanka that import the fuels from India sell it at “lower prices” as they do not impose “unnecessary taxes” on these products.

Delhi Congress workers in the last three days staged protests at petrol pumps across the city and collected signatures of people against the hike in prices.

Maken claimed that petrol and diesel worth Rs 100 included Rs 51.78 and Rs 44.40 as taxes.

The current prices of petrol and diesel in Delhi stood at Rs 70.52 and Rs 58.85 per litre, respectively.


Man commits suicide in Delhi’s Ranhola

New Delhi, Sep 19  A 45-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with a pistol in outer Delhi’s Ranhola area today, the police said.

No suicide note was found from the spot.

Ram Khiladi Sharma shot himself around noon today. He had a plywood and timber shop in Raksha Enclave.

It is suspected he took the extreme step since he had faced losses in business, the police said. His family members, however, were clueless about why he would take his own life, said a police officer.

Sharma is survived by his wife and three children.



राहुल पर बरसे जेटली, मुझे शर्म आई जब अमेरिका में कहा गया कि परिवारवाद भारत का स्वभाव है

नई दिल्ली। वित्त मंत्री अरुण जेटली ने मंगलवार को कांग्रेस उपाध्यक्ष राहुल गांधी पर जमकर निशाना साधा. जेटली ने कहा कि मुझे शर्म आई जब अमेरिका में बैठ के कहा गया कि परिवारवाद इस देश के स्वभाव में है. उन्होंने कहा कि कुछ पार्टियों को लगता है कि परिवारवाद के आसपास केंद्रित होना एक उपलब्धि है, लेकिन आगे चलकर यह बोझ बन जाता है.

जेटली ने राहुल गांधी के उस बयान पर टिप्पणी की जिसमें कांग्रेस उपाध्यक्ष ने कहा था कि देश के ज्यादातर हिस्से में ऐसा ही है. भारत में ऐसा ही है. उन्होंने कहा था कि वंशवाद की राजनीति की समस्या सभी राजनीतिक दलों में है. अखिलेश (समाजवादी पार्टी के मुलायम सिंह यादव के बेटे), स्टालिन (डीएमके के एम. करुणानिधि के बेटे), अभिषेक बच्चन (बॉलीवुड सुपरस्टार अमिताभ बच्चन के बेटे) – ये सभी वंशवाद की परंपरा के उदाहरण हैं.

राहुल ने कहा कि पूरा देश ऐसे ही चल रहा है. राहुल ने बर्कले में कैलिफोर्निया विश्वविद्यालय में वंशवाद की राजनीति के बारे में पूछे गए सवाल पर यह जवाब दिया था.