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  • On Eid eve, sellers dictate prices in Srinagar July 27, 2014

    Srinagar: Despite appeals for austerity by religious and social groups, frenzied Eid shopping started on Sunday, two days ahead of the festival, with sellers dictating the prices. Markets are full of edibles, including mutton, poultry, eggs and festive merchandise like firecrackers and toys for children, garments for families and jewellery for...
  • News 360: 6-year-old raped in Bangalore school, protests follow July 17, 2014

    In a horrific crime that shocked the nation, a 6-year-old girl was raped inside an international school's premises, allegedly by two staff members. The incident took place on July 2 and a complaint was filed by the child's parents on Tuesday. The school authorities have refused to take any responsibility...
  • Congress moves privilege motion against government for rail fare hike before Budget Session July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress has moved a privilege motion against the government on increasing rail fares before the Budget Session of Parliament began. The privilege motion is also against the alleged leaking of Rail Budget papers before they were presented. The Narendra Modi government had announced a steep 14 per...
  • Rahul Gandhi joins protests against price rise in Lok Sabha July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, often accused of not taking interest in Parliamentary proceedings, on Monday actively took part in the party's protests in Lok Sabha against price rise. Rahul, who always sits in the back benches, stood on the aisle joining other Congress and Opposition members who stormed...
  • Mumbai local train commuters expect relief from rush in new budget July 7, 2014

    With just a day left for the new government to present its maiden budget, railway commuters traveling in Mumbai local trains hope that the government will launch new trains to effectively reduce the rush and thereby make it a bit easier for the daily commuters. ...
  • Tackling subsidy burden with innovative ways tops Oil Ministry's agenda July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Accusing the previous UPA regime of leaving the coffers dry, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that he wanted to tackle subsidy burden on the department in innovative ways. In an exclusive interview to Network18, Pradhan on Sunday said that the roll out of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) is one...
  • Egypt PM rejects public outrage against fuel price hike July 6, 2014

    Cairo: Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab has rejected public outrage against the recent hike in fuel prices and asked them to accept the decision. Mahlab said this on Saturday during a phone interview with "90 Minutes program" on el-Mehwar TV channel. "This raise in prices is a hard way but...
  • Government rules out any immediate hike in prices of LPG, kerosene July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Ruling out any immediate hike in prices of LPG and kerosene, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Saturday said the new government will continue with the policy of subsidising commonly used cooking fuels. "There will no increase in LPG and kerosene prices for now. We will continue with the extant...
  • Congress hits out at government over price rise July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday launched a scathing attack on the NDA government over price rise and ridiculed Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan for attributing food inflation to hoarding and other reasons. "When did they make those earthshaking discoveries? When did they come across this enlightenment?...
  • Hoarders disrupting supply; Government to take action: Arun Jaitley July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Blaming hoarders for recent spurt in food prices, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said there was no need for panic as country has enough food stocks and promised stern action against black marketeers. Eager to control prices before they spiral out of hand, the Centre on Friday called...
  • Home Minister orders crack down on hoarders in Delhi July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday directed massive crackdown against hoarding of essential commodities including onion and potatoes in Delhi and asked the administration to take steps to control price rise. The Home Minister's directive came following a high-level meeting attended by Delhi LG Najeeb Jung, Chief Secretary...
  • Government to take steps to minimise impact of price hike: Delhi BJP July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Defending the Centre's decision to hike railway fares and increase in prices of other commodities including gas, petrol, diesel and vegetables, Delhi BJP on Tuesday said the Narendra Modi government will take steps to minimise the impact of these decisions on the common man. At a meeting, chaired by...
  • Iraq crisis responsible for fuel price hike: Dharmendra Pradhan July 1, 2014

    Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan blamed the Iraq crisis for the hike in fuel prices, saying that the government has been forced to raise the prices of fuels because they are indeterminately linked to market forces. ...
  • Non-subsidised LPG price hiked by Rs 16.50 per cylinder; ATF by 0.6 pc July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Price of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG) was on Tuesday hiked by Rs 16.50 per cylinder and that of jet fuel by over half-a-per cent after international oil prices surged due to the ongoing Iraq crisis. The increase in rates of non-subsidised LPG and ATF accompanies the Rs 1.69...
  • Delayed monsoon hits dairies, souring inflation outlook July 1, 2014

    Mewat: Jai Prakash Sharma looked gloomily into the chilling tanks at the Mewat milk cooperative: they are only half full these days, thanks to a delay in India's annual monsoon rains that has robbed cattle fodder of nutritious moisture. "If there are not sufficient rains in the next few days, some...
  • June factory activity grows at fastest pace since February July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian factory activity expanded in June at its quickest pace since February while output prices rose at the fastest rate in eight months, signalling a further rise in inflation that is bound to vex the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), a business survey showed on Tuesday. The HSBC Manufacturing...
  • BJP's definition of 'good days' coming out now: Congress on price rise July 1, 2014

    The Narendra Modi government is facing criticism for further burdening the common man with another hike in fuel prices. Petrol prices were hiked by Rs 1.69 per litre from midnight. ...
  • PM Modi takes stock of food inflation, faces flak over fuel price hike July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The first big challenge for the Narendra Modi government has coming close on the heels of the delayed monsoon with the prices of food commodities having risen sharply. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken stock of the rise in prices of essential commodities and asked states to urgently...
  • Fuel price hike: Jayalalithaa demands rollback June 30, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday opposed the latest revision in fuel prices, saying it has come as a 'disappointment' to people who voted for BJP expecting a change from the 'wrong' economic policies of the previous Congress-led UPA. She urged the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
  • Tamil Nadu Congress workers stage protest against rail fare hike June 27, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu unit of the Congress on Friday staged statewide protests demanding rollback of the recent hike in railway fares announced by the Centre. TNCC president BS Gnanadesikan led the protests in Chennai in which senior leaders like former Union Minister G K Vasan participated. Vasan later told reporters that...
  • New Railway time table to come in September June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The new Railway Time Table will now come into effect from September 1 instead of July 1 this year. Keeping in mind the possible announcement of new trains in the Rail Budget, to be presented on July 8, railways have decided to come out with a new time table...
  • BJP bends to ally pressure, no rail fare hike for suburban commuters up to 80 kms June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata party government seemed to have bent to ally pressure over the railway fair hike. In relief to the suburban train commuters, there will be no change in fares u pto 80 kms. There will be a 10 per cent fare hike for second class and the...
  • Mumbai: Congress workers to stage 'rail roko' on Wednesday June 24, 2014

    Mumbai: The Congress workers will stage a "rail roko" in Mumbai on Wednesday to protest the recent hike in railway passenger fares and freight rates announced by the Centre. Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee President Manikrao Thakare on Tuesday instructed party workers to hold the 'rail roko' demonstrations at Mumbai from 11...
  • Train travel to be costlier from Wednesday June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Travel by train will be costlier from Wednesday as the hike of 14.2 per cent in passenger fares will come into effect. Besides the steep increase in passenger fares, freight rate for all commodities will also go up by about 6.5 per cent from Wednesday. Cash-strapped railways, which announced the...
  • Modi government rules out rollback of rail fare hike despite protests June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government has ruled out a rollback in rail fare hike despite pressure from ally Shiv Sena. Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress MPs from Maharashtra also met Rail Minister Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday over the fare hike in local trains in Mumbai. The minister has assured...
  • Pressure mounts on Gowda; Sena, BJP MPs meet him over Mumbai rail fares June 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Pressure is mounting on the Narendra Modi government to scrap the rail fare hike for Mumbai suburban trains. Shiv Sena and Maharashtra BJP MPs met Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda to discuss their concerns over the rail fare hike. Government sources say Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray spoke to Finance...
  • Government may rethink rail fare hike for Mumbai suburban trains June 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Pressure is mounting on the Narendra Modi government to scrap the rail fare hike for Mumbai suburban trains. Government sources say that there are concerns after the Bharatiya Janata Party's oldest ally Shiv Sena's criticism in Saamna. Sources say while there can be no rollback of the hike, but the...
  • Delhi Congress leaders protest against railway fare hike June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Continuing protest against hike in railway fare and freight charges, Delhi Congress leaders on Monday held a demonstration in the city, leading to traffic jam in Viswas Nagar area of east Delhi for several hours. The Congress workers sat on dharna on a road and also broke the police...
  • SP workers attacked by BJP men over protest against fare hike June 23, 2014

    Samjawadi Party workers were on Monday allegedly attacked by BJP men while they tried to burn an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to protest the hike in rail fare, police said. SP workers led by their leader Shameem Khan took out a procession and staged demonstration, demanding an immediate roll...
  • Youth Congress protest against railway fare hike near Charbagh station June 23, 2014

    Scores of Youth Congress activists staged a protest against the hike in railway fare and freight charges near the Charbagh station on Monday, during which police had to resort to lathicharge to stop them from obstructing train services. The Youth Congress activists, led by outfit's national secretary and in-charge of Uttar...