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Newlywed groom gets 5 liters ‘Petrol’ as marriage gift by group of friends

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Chennai: Fed-up with fuel price rise, some friends of a man who got married here presented him with five liters of petrol, the price of which has skyrocketed, as a ‘wedding gift’ in Tamil Nadu’s Cuddalore district recently.

The young man and his newly wedded wife were greeting guests at a marriage hall when his friends trooped in and gave him the petrol in a five liter can as a gift, ‘Puthiya Thalaimurai’ Tamil television channel reported.

 

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Amid laughter all around, the man received it, a 39-second video clip telecast by the channel showed.

Petrol price touched Rs 85.15 per liter in Tamil Nadu, one of the highest in the country, the fuel symbolised a commodity worthy of being given as a gift, his friends said.

As shown in a video clip telecasted by the TV channel, the man graciously received the gift amid laughter all around.

 

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Petrol price in Tamil Nadu is one of the highest in the country. According to agency reports, the friends said that fuel symbolised a commodity worthy of being given as a gift.

Not only Tamil Nadu, petrol prices have consistently increased over the past few weeks across the country. In fact, it has almost touched Rs 90 in Mumbai. On Monday, petrol went up by 19 paise to Rs 89.48 while diesel was increased 9 paise to Rs 78.33. In Delhi, petrol reached Rs 82.06 per litre, 15 paise up from Sunday, while diesel surged 6 paise to Rs 73.78 per litre. In Chennai and Kolkata, petrol reached Rs 86.37 and Rs 84.20 respectively, while diesel touched Rs 78.99 and Rs 75.90 respectively.

 

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Petrol has already crossed the Rs 90 mark in two districts of Maharashtra.

Taking a dig at the Prime Minister, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi told reporters, “The prices of petrol and diesel are fast rising and moving towards the century mark. I congratulate the prime minister for inching towards the century and wonder when the diesel price would also touch the mark.”

Congress has been attacking the Modi government over rising fuel price. With the support of 21 political parties, the Congress party recently held a Bharat Bandh and held protests over increasing fuel prices.

 

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Washington: An aide to Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, has said that the US President “knew exactly what was going on” regarding efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, it was reported on Thursday.

Ukrainian-American businessman Lev Parnass, who is facing separate criminal charges, made the comments in an interview with MSNBC on Wednesday after letters, phone records, notes and flash drives were obtained from him earlier this week, the BBC said in a report.

Documents show that the Ukraine-born Parnas was in regular contact with Giuliani as well as Ukrainian officials, and suggests that the businessman was directly involved in trying to have Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky look into the Bidens.

In the interview, Parnas said Trump was “aware of all my movements”.

“I wouldn’t do anything without the consent of Rudy Giuliani or the President. Why would President Zelensky’s inner circle or (Interior) Minister (Arsen) Avakov or all these people or (former) President (Petro) Poroshenko meet with me?

“Who am I? They were told to meet with me. And that’s the secret that they’re trying to keep. I was on the ground doing their work,” he added.

Parnas further said that the President was lying and knew that unless there was an investigation into Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who was a director of a Ukrainian gas company, military aid to Kiev would be withheld.

He also claimed that the investigation was about digging up dirt on Joe Biden.

Meanwhile, some of the materials obtained show Parnas and Giuliani discussing the removal of Marie Yovanovitch, the then US ambassador to Ukraine, said the BBC report.

In Wednesday’s interview, Parnas claimed the only motivation to get Yovanovitch removed from her post was because she was in the way of the effort to get Ukraine to announce an investigation into Joe Biden.

Trump was impeached by the Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives on December 18, 2019 and is accused of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

The two articles of impeachment were sent to the Republican-majority Senate on Wednesday night, paving the way for the starting of a trial against the President.

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