Hoardings

  • Hoarding also responsible for rising inflation: Finance Minister June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Attributing rise in inflation partly to withholding of food stocks by traders, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said the Centre is committed to ease supply side bottlenecks and has also asked states to take firm measures against hoarders to check speculation. "The Government is seized of the matter...
  • Akhilesh Yadav hoardings go down as code of conduct comes into force March 9, 2014

    Soon after the general elections were announced, hundreds of billboards promoting Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav put up across the length and breadth of Uttar Pradesh were dismantled in a tearing hurry. All of them carried a beaming face of the 41-year-old chief minister and details of all the good work his...
  • Bombay HC cracks whip on hoardings, asks for removal February 22, 2014

    Observing that the law prohibiting and punishing the defacing of public roads was quite clear but its implementation left much to be desired, the Bombay High Court on Friday directed all the municipal corporations in Maharashtra to remove illegal hoardings, banners and posters by March 21. The division bench of Justices...
  • Truck operators upset with new Act, say district collectors can't decide sand prices February 20, 2014

    Rajasthan sand truck operators on Wednesday appealed to the state government to exempt sand from the purview of a newly introduced legislation which empowers the district collectors to fix a rate for certain consumers' commodities to check black marketing. Under the new Act, district collectors have been authorised to decide rates...
  • Twitter buzz: Funniest reactions to onion price hike October 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Even though Food Minister KV Thomas has assured that the onion prices will be controlled in the next 10 days, people are in no mood to take his opinion seriously. That's why social networks continue to be flooded with jokes, caustic remarks and scathing comments against the soaring...
  • Alwar: Cartelisation of local vendors reason behind high onion prices October 24, 2013

    Onion crisis has also brought tears in the eyes of Alwar residents in Rajasthan. It is believed that cartelisation of the local vendors and the ill-advise given by them to the farmers to limit the supply is the reason behind the spiralling onion prices. ...
  • Farmers will complain when onion prices fall drastically: Pawar October 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has once again said that the rise in onion prices is just temporary and that he is in fact fearing a drastic fall in onion prices in the coming days when new supplies arrive. "It will take another two to three weeks when a...
  • KV Thomas to meet Sharad Pawar as onion prices touch Rs 100 per kg October 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Despite a sharp drop in onion prices at the wholesale markets, retail prices in most cities continue to hover around the Rs 100-mark. Food Minister KV Thomas will meet Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Thursday to discuss the options before the government. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit will...
  • Onion prices continue to pinch common man October 23, 2013

    Rising onion prices continue to pinch common man. People are saying there is no end to onion cries as prices are increasing every day. On Tuesday onion prices was Rs 80 per/kg and on Wednesday the prices rised to Rs 110 per/kg. Meanwhile, everyone is desperately waiting for the production...
  • Rising onion price throws household budgets out of balance October 23, 2013

    Another hike in prices of onions has hit the people badly and it was very much evident as most of them have said that they have stopped buying it. ...
  • Hike in onion prices throws household budgets out of balance October 23, 2013

    Another hike in prices of onions has hit the people badly and it was very much evident as most of them have said that they have stopped buying it. The steep spurt in onion prices have thrown household budgets out of balance and the government has failed to give any...
  • Onion prices: Traders, farmers make profits at the cost of the consumer September 23, 2013

    Nashik: While suppliers blamed a shortfall in production for rising onion prices, a CNN-IBN investigation has now exposed the reason behind the unprecedented crisis. While traders made huge profits by hoarding onions, farmers too added to consumer woes by holding back the produce. Th onion was never so elusive. It...
  • Onion price rise: Food Minister says states must act against hoarders September 17, 2013

    New Delhi: As onion prices soar, the Centre has said that state governments must check hoarding. "The state governments will have to take action against hoarders and speculators. The government has already controlled exports," Food Minister KV Thomas told CNN-IBN. He also said that onion prices are will stabilise by...
  • Narendra Modi shown prominently in Bihar BJP's Hunkar Rally hoardings September 13, 2013

    Amid efforts to convince top BJP leaders on declaring Narendra Modi as party's prime ministerial candidate ahead of general elections, Bihar unit of the party has prominently shown the Gujarat Chief Minister in hoardings for its next month's 'Hunkar Rally' to be held in Patna. In one set of four-page hoardings,...
  • Controlling price rise also responsibility of the state: Jitin August 18, 2013

    Union minister Jitin Prasad on Saturday said controlling price rise was also the responsibility of the state government which should instruct its officials to check hoarding and blackmarketing. "It is also the responsibility of the state government to check price spiral," said the minister of State for Human Resource Development...
  • Onion price touches Rs 70 per kg, trying times for household budgets August 13, 2013

    New Delhi: In trying times for household budgets, onion prices have skyrocketed sending budgets out of control. The average wholesale price of onion has more than doubled since the beginning of this month. It's selling between Rs 70 and Rs 80 rupees per kg. Hoarding has led to a 25...
  • Delhi Lokayukta issues notice to Sheila for hoardings May 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Lokayukta Manmohan Sarin on Wednesday issued notice to Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and her Transport Minister Ramakant Goswami for putting up their posters in public places. He also sought an explanation from the duo why an inquiry should not be initiated against them. SK Saxena, director of NGO Nispaksh,...
  • SC seeks explanation from govts on political ads April 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued notice to Centre and State governments on a plea seeking its direction to restrain them for spending public money on glorifying political leaders through advertisements on their birth and death anniversaries. A bench of justices CK Prasad and VG Gowda granted four weeks...
  • TN: Rs 8000 crore hoarded granite found August 28, 2012

    Madurai: The continuing crackdown against illegal quarrying in the region has, as on Monday, unearthed granite blocks estimated to be worth Rs 8,000 crore in quarries at Keelavalavu and Keelaiyur. Officials of the district administration have assessed 45,730 granite blocks in these quarries till date. These officials were part of...
  • Hyderabad: Civic body makes a power point August 27, 2012

    Hyderabad: In the wake of severe power shortage in the State, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has cracked the whip on advertising agencies to ensure judicious usage of available power. The advertising agencies within the city limits were ordered not to illuminate hoardings from Saturday evening until further instructions. GHMC...
  • Apple to reveal decision on use of cash hoard March 19, 2012

    New York: Apple Inc. said it will announce the outcome of its internal discussion concerning its enormous cash balance on Monday morning. Analysts expect Apple to institute a dividend. It can easily afford one, since it had $97.6 billion in cash and securities at the end of last year. That would...
  • Mumbai school boy hit by hoarding, dies November 24, 2011

    New Delhi: In a tragic incident, an 8-year-old boy travelling by his school bus lost his life on Thursday when his head hit a hoarding which was dangling from an electric pole in Central Mumbai. Viraj had moved his head out to wave at his friends. He was taken to the...
  • 'If I were the FM, I will stop illegal hoarding' February 25, 2011

    Days before Budget 2011, citizens of the country speak out on what they want from the Finance Minister. ...
  • Wholesale onion prices crash at Nashik January 24, 2011

    Mumbai: Onion prices have crashed at Lasalgaon, Nashik’s wholesale market due to sudden increase in the supply. Wholesale onion prices have plummetted to Rs 13 a kg in Lasalgaon. On Saturday morning average quality onion price at Lasalgaon was Rs 2600 per quintal (Rs 26 per kg). On Monday, it came...
  • I-T raids on onion traders as prices soar January 7, 2011

    New Delhi: Raids seem to be in vogue these days. In a frantic attempt by the government to tackle inflation, the Income Tax department today conducted raids on wholesale traders across the country Runway away onion prices have spooked the government so much that it ordered a probe on a...
  • Onion price rise not due to hoarding: Traders December 25, 2010

    New Delhi: Onion prices have started to come down after the freak surge earlier in the week. While many were blaming hoarding as the cause for the sudden spurt in price rise, CNN-IBN did a reality check and found that a day after the raids across New Delhi, traders are...
  • Onion loot exposed: crisis caused by hoarding December 24, 2010

    Mumbai: Spiraling onion prices have brought tears to the eyes, quite literally. At Mumbai's biggest wholesale market, CNN-IBN peels off the murky layers of mystery and manipulation around the onion price hike. While the traders at the APMC market were reluctant to talk, CNN-IBN captured a market transporter on a hidden...
  • Chennai cops use gory ads to promote helmet use October 26, 2010

    Chennai Police hope that this will act as a deterrent against traffic violations. ...
  • Hitler billboard outrages diplomats in Thailand October 18, 2009

    Bangkok: A billboard of Adolf Hitler used to advertise a new wax museum at a beach resort was covered up after strong criticism from the Israeli and German ambassadors to Thailand, media reports said on Sunday. Louis Tussaud's Waxworks, which plans to open an outlet next month in Pattaya, 100 km...
  • BMC fines Tata Motors for default on ads displayed March 26, 2009

    Mumbai: The Tata Motors on Wednesday paid a fine of around Rs one lakh to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) authorities for displaying unauthorised advertisements during the much-publicised 'Nano' car launch at Marine Drive in south Mumbai. The civic body had sent notices to the Tata...