High Prices

  • 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...
  • NCP attacks Congress on costly government flats May 3, 2013

    Mumbai: The ruling Democratic Front constituent Nationalist Congress Party on Thursday attacked the senior alliance partner Congress over the high prices of flats to be allotted by the government . In a statement, NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said that the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) appeared to be...
  • Apple, Microsoft to be grilled by Australian parliament for high product prices February 11, 2013

    Canberra: Apple Inc has been ordered to appear before Australia's parliament with fellow technology giants Microsoft Inc and Adobe Systems Inc to explain why local consumers pay so much for their products, despite the strong Aussie dollar. Broadening a row between the world's most valuable company and Australian lawmakers over corporate...
  • No step to check inflation, corruption: Left February 28, 2011

    New Delhi: The Left parties on Monday accused the Government of not taking any step to check high prices, poverty, unemployment or corruption, saying the budget was aimed at burdening the poor and subsidising the rich. The CPI(M) said Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee promised to bring in or amend seven ...
  • Non-metros have higher rents, lower rent allowance February 19, 2008

    Bangalore: The house rent allowance is non-uniform across the country. Residents of metros – Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata – get a higher tax benefit than those in cities like Bangalore or Hyderabad. However, the rents of Bangalore and Hyderabad are often steeper. Many want a change in this outdated tax...
  • Chennai land price touching sky June 22, 2007

    Chennai: Chennai's land prices are so expensive that people now want to buy land on the moon. Buying land in Chennai could be like asking for moon. That's why this real estate developer, Yasser Rahman, bought a piece of moon. Real estate developer Yasser Rahman says, “An acre of the moon...
  • Bus, auto fares in Delhi set to rise June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: By first week of May Delhiites will have to shell out more for travelling on autos, taxis and DTC buses. The Capitals transport unions are demanding that fares be doubled. People of Delhi may have to pay more for autos and taxis soon. Auto and taxi unions have...