Vegetable

  • Paswan seeks punitive measures against hoarders 6 days ago

    Union Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday blamed hoarders for the "sudden" increase in prices of essential commodities and suggested framing of stern laws to deal with them. "It has been noticed that food and vegetable prices shoot as hoarders stockpile these commodities and make a kill...
  • Rising tomatoes prices push kitchen budget into the red July 17, 2014

    The humble tomatoes have pushed the kitchen budget into the red over the last few days. "These tomatoes that were selling for Rs 10 a kg at the wholesale market are being sold at Rs 45 a kg. These tomatoes will be sold at Rs 60 to Rs 80 a...
  • After onions, tomato prices soar due to delayed monsoon July 17, 2014

    A delay in monsoon is seeing vegetable prices soar. After onions, now tomato prices have shot through the roof in the metros. "The rising prices have severely affected our monthly budget," says a customer in Bangalore. ...
  • Common man faces the brunt of high vegetable prices July 16, 2014

    After onions, now it is tomato prices which have shot up in major cities. In the capital, tomato prices have gone from Rs 35 per kg last week to Rs 50 per kg this week. It has doubled from Rs 20 to Rs 40-50 per kg in Hyderabad. ...
  • After onions, tomato prices shoot up in major cities July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Price rise continues to plague the common man. After onions, now tomato prices have shot up in major cities. In the national capital, tomato prices have gone from Rs 35 per kg last week to Rs 50 rupees per kg this week. It has doubled from Rs 20 to...
  • Legalising euthanasia be left for Parliament to debate and decide: Centre July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday opposed in the Supreme Court the plea for legalising passive euthanasia by allowing a person in vegetative condition to die by withdrawing life-support systems, saying such issues should be debated and decided in Parliament and not by court. Appearing before a five-judge Constitution Bench...
  • Bike-borne rob cash worth Rs 8 lakh from vegetable trader outside local bank July 8, 2014

    A vegetable trader was on Monday allegedly robbed of Rs 8 lakh by two bike-borne youths in front of a local bank in Kanpur's Mall road area, police said. The incident took place when Nikhil Arora, hailing from Punjab, was coming out of the bank with the cash inside a bag,...
  • No shortfall in onion, potato stocks in city: Delhi government June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi government on Wednesday said that the current stock of onions and potatoes which was recently procured from Maharashtra was more than adequate to meet the requirements of the city. As per directions of the Delhi Lt Governor, the Delhi Agricultural Marketing Board (DAMB) has started selling onions and...
  • Potato futures hit lower circuit, plunge 4% on FMC curbs June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Potato prices fell by 4 per cent to hit lower circuit at Rs 1,220.70 per quintal in futures trade today on offloading of positions by nervous speculators after commodity markets regulator FMC imposed restrictions in order to check rising prices in physical markets. Besides, increased supplies in physical markets...
  • Narendra Modi government's inflation firefighting, traders not happy June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Inflation is back to haunt the common man and without much delay, the new Indian government has got into a firefighting mode. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday laid down a slew of measures to tame food inflation. The Centre has imposed a minimum export price of...
  • Delhi L-G holds meet to review onion, potato prices, announces steps June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Inflation is the biggest worry for the Narendra Modi government at the moment with the figure touching a 5-month high. In Delhi, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung held a meeting to review the prices of onions and potatoes and has announced some steps to be taken by the Delhi...
  • Coke to drop controversial ingredient BVO entirely May 6, 2014

    New York: Coca-Cola says it will drop a controversial ingredient from all its drinks that contain it, not just Powerade. The Atlanta-based company says brominated vegetable oil is still being used in some flavors of Fanta and Fresca, as well as several citrus-flavoured fountain drinks. The change will apply to...
  • Fruit, vegetable prices push March retail inflation to 8.31 per cent April 15, 2014

    Retail inflation in March inched up to 8.31 per cent from 8.03 in February, mainly on account of a rise in fruit and vegetable prices. "Provisional annual inflation rate based on all India general Consumer Price Index (Combined) for March 2014 on point to point basis (over March 2013) is 8.31...
  • January WPI inflation eases to eight-month low February 14, 2014

    New Delhi: India's wholesale price-based inflation eased to an eight-month low in January as food prices moderated, offering some relief to policymakers who have long battled to get a handle on surging prices. The wholesale price index (WPI), long regarded as India's main inflation measure, rose 5.05 percent in January, data...
  • Delhi: Wholesale vegetable, fruit traders end strike February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Traders at Delhi's three biggest fruit and vegetable wholesaler markets called off their daylong protest after the AAP government assured them that their demand would be met. The wholesalers at Azadpur along with two of city's biggest vegetable martkets are back to work. However, they said will protest untill...
  • Delhi wholesale vegetable traders on strike, prices may rise February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhiites may have to face shortage of vegetables and fruits, as well as a price rise, because wholesalers of fruits and vegetables are on strike from Monday. The strike has been called to protest against the government decision to withdraw their six per cent collecting commissions from the...
  • November WPI inflation rises to 14-month high of 7.52 per cent December 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Costly vegetables, particularly potato and onion, pushed the November wholesale inflation to a 14-month high of 7.52 per cent, making it difficult for the Reserve Bank to ease key policy rate. Vegetable prices shot up by 95.25 per cent in November as compared to 78.38 per cent in the...
  • Delhi polls: BJP puts reduction in power tariff, vegetable prices as main priority November 26, 2013

    Bhartiya Janata Party puts reduction in power tariff and vegetable prices as main priority ahead of December 4 Assembly elections in Delhi. The BJP's election manifesto released on Tuesday focuses largely on the price-rise issue, promising 30 percent reduction in power tariffs, controlling prices of onions and tomatoes within 30 days,...
  • Mumbai: Household budgets hit again as onion prices touches Rs 80-90 per kg October 16, 2013

    Household budgets have been hit again as onion prices have touched Rs 80-90 per kg. ...
  • Price rise a dampener this festive season, inflation at a 3-year high October 16, 2013

    New Delhi/Srinagar: As the country celebrates Eid on Wednesday, price rise has become a dampener for millions of Indians this festive month. The prices of food commodities have pushed food inflation to a 3-year high of 18 per cent in August. Onion is the main villain among vegetables, followed by...
  • Ask the trader, govt not selling onions: Sibal on price rise September 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The government is washing its hands off rising onion prices with union ministers not sounding too sympathetic. After Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said rising onion prices were good for farmers, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal has said the prices have nothing to do with the government. "Why don't you ask...
  • We should not abruptly stop exports or start imports: Thomas on onion crisis September 17, 2013

    Household budgets have been hit again as onion prices have soared following an acute shortage in supply. Onion prices are a whopping Rs 70 to 80 per kg in the national capital. In Kashmir too, onions are priced at Rs 80 per kg. Onion prices in the retail market in...
  • Household budgets hit again as onion prices soar September 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Household budgets have been hit again as onion prices have soared following an acute shortage in supply. Onion prices are a whopping Rs 70 to 80 per kg in the national capital. In Kashmir too, onions are priced at Rs 80 per kg. Onion prices in the retail...
  • India Positive: Stories of art, care and sacrifices August 24, 2013

    An International Taekwondo trainer left his lavish lifestyle to serve the poor and the needy and is providing shelter to those with disabilities who have been abandoned by their families. ...
  • West Bengal: Journey of vegetable vendor to global art market August 23, 2013

    Kolkata: A vegetable vendor went on to write her own destiny by pasting papers on canvases. Despite many odds stacked agaisnt her, Shakila Sheikh from West Bengal made it big to the global art market. Tearing papers with bare hands has given Shakila more artistic freedom than most of the...
  • Onion prices shoot back to Rs 80 per kg in many parts of India August 21, 2013

    New Delhi: In more bad news, onion prices in various parts of the country have shot back up to Rs 70 and Rs 80 per kg. There has been a Rs 10 jump in prices in less than 24 hours. This came even as Nafed on Wednesday floated a global...
  • BJP to 'sell' onion at Rs 40 per kg at all the 70 assembly constituencies August 20, 2013

    Accusing the city Government of "total failure" in containing onion prices, Delhi BJP chief Vijay Goel on Monday said his party will sell the vegetable at around Rs 40 a kg at all the 70 assembly constituencies from Wednesday. "We will sell onion at all the 70 assembly segments from...
  • Delhi government opens 350 outlets to sell onions at reasonable price August 9, 2013

    With onion prices soaring, Delhi government on Thursday started selling the vegetable at reasonable rates at 350 outlets across the city to provide relief to citizens. Onions have been made available between Rs 32 and Rs 35 per kg against the market rate of around Rs 45-50 a kg. Potato...
  • Delhi government might open outlets to sell onions at a nominal price August 7, 2013

    The Delhi government may open outlets for selling onions at a nominal price, a minister said on Tuesday. "We are concerned over the rising prices of onions. We may open stalls, like last year, to make available onions at reasonable rates if prices continue soaring," Delhi Development Minister Rajkumar Chauhan...
  • Pawar calls vegetables price rise once-in-a year phenomenon August 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Even as vegetables prices rise across the country, Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has defended the price hike, saying it is once in a year phenomenon. "Once out of 365 days of the year, we always see there is the problem of vegetables or onions. Immediately the whole media,...