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Missing Mayor found dead in north Seoul        Heavy rain hits scenic central Japan, more damage in south        Bikru bloodbath mastermind Vikas Dubey nabbed in MP town        NIA to probe gold smuggling case, ex-Consulate woman employee moves HC for anticipatory bail        Kerala reports biggest daily spike of 339 infections,COVID-19 tally crosses 6,500 mark        Holder wins early battle with Stokes as Windies take control        Ganguly announces cancellation of Asia Cup in September        We have asked every state to adopt one sport: Rijiju        Rupee slips 9 paise to 75.02 against USD        ICICI Bank to raise up to Rs 15,000 crore to bolster capital base        Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don't reopen        Pak PM urges world community to share info on COVID-19 strategies as tally rises to 239,225        Enhancing global cooperation need of the hour to effectively tackle COVID-19: Prez        Kanpur encounter: 2 policemen held for 'tipping off' gangster Vikas Dubey about police action        CBSE should explain rationale behind dropping certain chapters from curriculum: Sisodia        301 test positive in Kerala,COVID-19 tally crosses 6,000 mark        Dhoni turns 39, wishes pour in from all corners        New era for cricket as England-West Indies series begins        India''s COVID-19 tally, fatality rate per million population lowest in world: Govt        Rahul asks why no mention of Galwan Valley in MEA statement on talks        
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National News
Modi govt has unlocked coronavirus pandemic, petrol-diesel prices: Rahul Gandhi
 
New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday took a swipe at the Modi government over the increase in fuel prices and the mounting COVID-19 cases in the country, saying it has "unlocked" the coronavirus pandemic and petrol-diesel prices. Fuel prices were hiked for the 18th day in a row on Wednesday. After an 82-day hiatus, oil companies restarted revising prices in line with costs on June 7. On Wednesday, the country also saw the highest single-day jump of 15,968 COVID-19 cases and 465 fatalities, taking the infection tally to 4,56,183 and the death toll to 14,476, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

"The Modi government has ''unlocked'' the corona pandemic and prices of petrol-diesel," Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet in Hindi. He also tagged a graph captioned "Coronavirus is not the only rising curve". The graph showed a steady rise in the daily COVID-19 cases and prices of petrol and diesel after the lockdown. India has witnessed a surge of 2,65,648 COVID-19 cases from June 1 till June 24, with Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh remaining the top five contributors to the rising tally. Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also attacked the government over the rise in fuel prices.

"In this crisis, the central government has created history in picking people''s pockets. Diesel has now crossed the price of petrol even as global crude oil prices are falling. Look at the way of looting (people). The government raises fuel prices by a few paise every day so that people don''t see the loot of Rs 8 to 9," she alleged in a tweet in Hindi. She asked, "Why is the public being harassed even in the economic devastation caused by the pandemic?" According to a price notification of state oil marketing companies on Wednesday, while petrol price was unchanged after 17 consecutive increases, diesel rates were hiked by 48 paise per litre.

With this, for the first time in living memory, the price of diesel crossed that of petrol in the national capital. Diesel now costs Rs 79.88 per litre in Delhi as compared to Rs 79.76 per litre for petrol.


Bikru bloodbath mastermind Vikas Dubey nabbed in MP town
Enhancing global cooperation need of the hour to effectively tackle COVID-19: Prez
Kanpur encounter: 2 policemen held for 'tipping off' gangster Vikas Dubey about police action
CBSE should explain rationale behind dropping certain chapters from curriculum: Sisodia
India''s COVID-19 tally, fatality rate per million population lowest in world: Govt
Rahul asks why no mention of Galwan Valley in MEA statement on talks
COVID-19: CBSE rationalises syllabus by up to 30 pc for classes 9 to 12 to reduce course load
'PM meets President to discuss various issues'
Heavy rains continue in Mumbai; low-lying areas waterlogged
COVID-19: Delhi govt orders compulsory rapid antigen detection test for high-risk individuals
ICMR says following all globally accepted norms to fast-track vaccine; wants to 'cut red tape'
Nitish Kumar sends swab sample for COVID-19 test
Rajasthan conducting over 41,000 COVID tests per day: State health min
8 UP police personnel killed in encounter with criminals in Kanpur
Militant who killed CRPF jawan, minor boy in Anantnag gunned down in Srinagar encounter
Rajasthan govt transfers over 100 IAS officers
Over 19K COVID-19 cases push India's tally above 6 lakh, 5 days after crossing 5-lakh mark
CM Kejriwal inaugurates plasma bank, asks people to donate plasma to save COVID-19 patients
Banning Chinese apps a "digital strike": Prasad
Govt resorting to cheap tactics: Cong on Govt order asking Priyanka to vacate Lutyens Bungalow
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
My whole life has been a miracle: Rajinikanth
 Mumbai: From starting out as a bus conductor to becoming one of the biggest stars of the: country,  
'Game of Thrones' star Indira Varma tests positive for coronavirus
Coronavirus: Release of Ranveer Singh-starrer '83' put on hold
'Joker' earns Joaquin Phoenix his maiden Oscar
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Missing Mayor found dead in north Seoul
 Seoul: The Mayor of this South Korean capital was found dead at Bugaksan mountain here on Thursday,
Heavy rain hits scenic central Japan, more damage in south
Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don't reopen
Pak PM urges world community to share info on COVID-19 strategies as tally rises to 239,225
KERALA NEWS
Kerala reports biggest daily spike of 339 infections,COVID-19 tally crosses 6,500 mark
 Thiruvananthapuram: With COVID19 cases continuing to spiral, Kerala on Thursday recorded the biggest
Kerala reports 272 fresh cases; 68 infected through contact
Will take appropriate decision at appropriate time:Jose K Mani
Kerala reports 131 new COVID cases, 75 recoveries, 2,112 patients under treatment
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