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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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Shyam Ramsay passes away at 67 in Mumbai

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Mumbai:  Shyam Ramsay, one of the seven Ramsay Brothers known for cult horror films such as ‘Puraani Haveli’ and ‘Tahkhana’, died in a hospital on Wednesday, his family said. He was 67. Shyam died of pneumonia at a city-based hospital.

Shyam Ramsay was considered the brain behind the group, he directed films such as ‘Darwaza’, ‘Purana Mandir’ and ‘Veerana’. He was also responsible for ‘The Zee horror show’, ‘Saturday Suspense’, ‘X Zone’ and ‘Nagin’.

The origins of the horror empire set up by the band of brothers can be traced back to a modest radio shop in Karachi in undivided India.

The shop’s proprietor, Fatehchand U Ramsinghani, had relocated to Mumbai after Partition and decided to get into the business of film production.

The Ramsay Brothers, for the longest time ruled the horror genre in Indian cinema with low-budget movies in the 1970s and 1980s. The films were widely popular for their unique mix of horror and erotica.

The last rites will be held at Vile Parle crematorium on Wednesday. Shyam Ramsay is survived by two daughters Sasha and Namrata.

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