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Old 4th July 2010, 23:32   #16
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When I read Goswami's thread, I was frustrated at the Govt; but now I'm happy for the current fuel price in India . Reason - Petrol, Diesel prices in Pakistan slashed by Rs1.09, Rs4.14

PS - Pls don't go by the title, read the article completely

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^^ i have also seen few of these ill informed email, never believe them. forwarded messages lol.

thanks for checking and posting back
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What ever may be the price of petrol or diesel prices in other countries. The recent price hike will invariably increase the price of other essential commodities. Thus, I support the protest against price hike of petrolium products, though not the bandh.
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When I read Goswami's thread, I was frustrated at the Govt; but now I'm happy for the current fuel price in India . Reason - Petrol, Diesel prices in Pakistan slashed by Rs1.09, Rs4.14

PS - Pls don't go by the title, read the article completely
So true, but 1 pakistan rupees = 0.5 INR

So that means, they pay 34/liter for petrol and 36/liter for diesel
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Something related to Bandh. I received a message that states

Petrol price in
Pakistan 26
Bangladesh 22
Cuba 19
Nepal 34
Burma 30
Afghanistan 36
Qatar 30
INDIA 54

Basic cost per litre in India Rs. 16.5,
center tax = Rs. 11.8
Excise duty = Rs. 9.75
State tax = Rs. 8
Vat CES = Rs. 4
Total 50.05
Now extra Rs. 3
Great job government.
Pass this message to all, support Bharat Bandh on 5th July.

PS : I am not sure about the data and the numbers, but I am sure that the taxes are very high in India.
What is the point of comparing petrol prices of India and those in some of underdeveloped and war-torn countries?

Having nationwide strikes like this is not a solution. I plan to go to work as usual tomorrow.

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Petrol price in
Qatar 30
I seriously doubt that. The data-cian must have jumbled up with the water prices.

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Great job government.
Better than slashing throats on the streets I'd say!
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Pass this message to all, support Bharat Bandh on 5th July.
That means more damage to the economy and future price hikes to cover up.

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Having nationwide strikes like this is not a solution.
Absolutely correct! People think bandhs are a solution.
Do you guys really think the people who have called bandh are really interested in getting the prices down? I don't think so. They are just imposing such things so that if the governement caves in then then they have a victory to show to the people which is necessary for pre-election tactics. Thats it.
Most of all Bandhs cause more financial damage to the nation than anything and previous finance ministers (YS) and prominent lawyers (AJ) know that. But still ?
Even if the government caves in, they will impose some tax somewhere to cover up. So the opposition gets what they wanted and the goverment can go about their business.

People please wake up to deception. Please don't be one eyed.

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All major MNC are closed in Whitefield as confirmed by our Admin. Mostly companies are giving off on Monday and lieu of it making Saturday as a working day.
Yup you are right, we got confirmation yday eve on being off today from the admin & also mentioned that most of the co's in ITPL are closed, where we work from. I hope Sat working is not true for us
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I find the state government here in Karnataka to be the most hypocritical of the lot. On one hand they are protesting against central government's fuel price hike, so the strike has got some official flavor to it, at the same time impose the highest taxes on fuel.

If they are so concerned about the common people as they claim, why not reduce the taxes and bring the prices down?

Some facts:
Base price for petrol in Karnataka: Rs 43.56
Entry tax: 5%
Sales tax: 25%

Base price for diesel: Rs 33.41
Entry tax: 5%
Sales tax: 18%

Compare this to neighboring AP and TN. Service tax on diesel is 8% in AP and 12% in TN.

So we the people of Karnataka, if we need to protest, it should be against the hypocritical state government.
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Updates from Bangalore.

Just went out around ITPL, whitefield and Kadugodi side. Was biking and hence had no issues.

Btw. there are issues with guys stopping the buses and also police van, crowds in front of Salapuria tech park. Seems it was open and hence the issue. Not sure.

Saw people blocking the buses in White field, ITPL, kadugodi areas.

Was very bad seeing people walking all the way from Whitefield station to places I am not sure of. But was so pity seeing them.

Sad to see situation like this.
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There's no major effect of Bandh here in Hyderabad.Though petrol pumps are closed, but State government buses are plying on the roads. Relatively better traffic, and offices are open as usual.
Looks like the difference here being the Congress Government in Andhra Pradesh.
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No incidents in Bangalore as of now reported. Traffic was actually good considering it was a bandh supported by the ruling govt. A few autos are plying. Couldnt see any BMTC buses though.

Reminded me of the Bangalore of old. Drizzle, light traffic
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i heard a usual cab driver charging 300-500 rupees on a regular airport trip was charging 2.5k for the same haha!
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I guess after half an hour everything will turn to normalcy. It was from 0600 to 1800 na ?
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I guess after half an hour everything will turn to normalcy. It was from 0600 to 1800 na ?
Right. 6AM to 6PM.

Some of the shops are already getting opened.
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Looks like i am working from home for no reason.

Everyone seems to be at work except me. But, then i am not complaining
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