x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Dr Farooq Abdullah forced to ‘self-quarantine’ | Kissan Melas draw first blood, Agri officer dies due to COVID-19; 3 others test positive | Leaking supply line exposes negligence of PHE Deptt | Threat of terrorists: J&K BJP leadership failed as two Valley based leaders quit party | HC summons J-K Home Secretary over poor internet speed | Over aged officer re-appointed as Chairperson Board of School Education for two years | COVID-19: As learning goes digital, Govt schools forget their students | BJP’s JK Prez among 346 fresh cases of COVID-19, eight more persons die due to virus | Gole Panjpeer, Camp Talab Tillo, Ward No. 32 declared containment/red zones; Lockdown imposed | Declare Hindi as J&K’s official language, PIL filed in High Court | People violate Covid-19 protocols outside DC office, admin in deep slumber | Jitendra Singh, Ram Madhav in self-quarantine after BJP's J&K Chief Tests Positive for Covid-19 | Shivsena protest over Oli controversial statement | Pandemic and urban unemployment in India and beyond | Consensus and Co-operation are the Watchwords | Battered Congress in a soup | Horticulture Deptt holds Kisan Pakhwada camp | PCC castigates negligence of UT Govt to declare IB residents | JMC mayor starts development works | All Kashmiri Migrant Relief Holders demand improved infra for Jagti Hospital | NADJK urges LG to constitute panel to review SGRE Act | JKAP stages protest, demands rollback of decision to hold exams | Prof Gupta condemns innocent killings in Kashmir | Delegation calls on XEn PWD demands blacktopping of Dassiyan to Sail Road | GCPF accuses Govt of failing to bring improvement in basic needs | Process begins for re-uniting PoJK DPs outside J&K with their roots | NGO sanitizes Panchayat Trewa | Councilor Amit kick starts developmental works in Prem Nagar | UDA seeks probe in procurement of medical equipments amid COVID-19 scare | Munish Gupta asks government to step in & solve problems of residents | Jammu Sanskriti School, excels in CBSE Class 12th Result | Jammu Diary celebrates 4th Foundation Day | CLUJ opens admissions for various programmes | Principal GDC Kalakote inaugurates PMSSS Facilitation Centre | SIPS Shines in Class 12 CBSE Board Result | APS Kaluchak shines in 12th Class CBSE results | Plantation drive held under Greening Jammu” campaign | Shiv Sena condemns Nepal PM’s statement on Shri Ram Janmabhoomi | National level quiz competition organized | Youth Rural Games and Sports Association organize online competition | Shiv Kumar Gupta installed as president Rotary Club Akhnoor | GDC Vijaypur organizes plantation drive | KCWT honors Aamir | Many join OBC PCC | JKNPP protests massive irregularities in Education Department | DC Rajouri reviews COVID-19 control measures in Koteranka | Director Horticulture inspects activities of deptt in Reasi | Tourism deptt's cafeteria gutted in fire in Anantnag | DDC Samba reviews implementation of Atmanirbhar Bharat initiatives | DDC Ramban reviews progress under District Capex Budget 2020-21 | Unscheduled power cuts throw normal life out of gear in Vijaypur : JKAP | DM Kupwara extends restrictions under Sec 144 CrPc with certain relaxations | Victim of domestic violence, SPO’s wife alleges Police inaction | 30 fresh positive 1118 active positive cases, 66 recovered and 52 deaths till date in north Kashmir | Woman tests Covid positive posthumously in Anantnag, family contests claim | People violating Covid safety guidelines in valley,Enforcement of restrictions in containment zones necessary, say officials | District Officer forces subordinates to carry out unlawful works | Dr Pawan Kotwal reviews preparedness | Complete collapse of drainage system in Mendhar, authorities unmoved | All those party workers who came in contact with JK BJP president would undergo COVID19 tests | J&K to have over 300 IAS, IPS officers as per cadre review proposal | Election for SMC Mayor postponed, scheduled on Thursday now | COVID-19: Govt evacuates 2,16,544 stranded JK residents; 1,47,471 via Lakhanpur, 69,073 through special trains | Drug Deptt suspends operation of 12 erring retail sale outlets | Pak troops violate ceasefire at LoC, fired mortars in Kashmir | Revival of lapsed PLI/RPLI Policies extended till Aug 31 2020 | Lt Governor visits Waseem Bari’s house at Bandipora; hands over financial assistance of Rs 20 lacs to NoK’s | COVID-19: Kissan Melas put Agriculture employees’ life at risk | Jammu Police re-arrests rape accused from Pathankot who escaped from custody | Directs for strictness against SoP violators | Educated unemployed of J&K feeling betrayed: Harsh | Covid management reviewed in Reasi district | Man succumbs to assault injuries | Back Issues  
 
news details
Enhancement of fuel prices at present juncture amounts to extortion: Harsh
5/31/2020 9:50:54 PM
Early Times Report

JAMMU, May 31: Questioning the imposition of frequent cesses and duties on petrol and diesel in quick succession one after the other, Harsh Dev Singh, Chairman-JKNPP & former Minister said that such extortionist moves of the government had operated very harshly upon the marginalized sections of the society and the lower middle classes. “The increase of Rs 5 per liter and Rs 1.50 per liter in the costs of petrol and diesel respectively was highly unjustified and atrocious in view of the said prices having already been enormously enhanced in the recent past by the central government through its successive orders. And all this despite a precipitous fall in the global prices of crude oil the world over. The decline in global prices had not only been neutralized but petrol made further costlier by levying additional taxes and cesses thereby creating nationwide resentment against the BJP led government. More importantly, the increase in taxation at a time when the people were facing worst economic distress due to Corona pandemic, only revealed the insensitivity of the govt”, said Singh.
Further lambasting the govt for its proposal of commercialization and privatization of power sector, Singh said that all such moves needed to be put on hold in view of acute financial distress faced by various sections of the society.
Calling upon the centre and state government to announce relief measures to rescue the poor and marginalized sections particularly in J&K, the NPP Chairman called for waiving off the water usage and power tariff for atleast three months in view of growing demand from various quarters. He further called upon the government to grant 200 days employment under MGNREGA instead of 100 days to the registered job card holders. He also sought direct bank transfers of atleast Rs 5,000 per month into the accounts of all workers having labour card or registered with the Labour Department.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU