Inflators

  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 15-04-2014 10:11 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: War of words between Priyanka, Varun Gandhi 15-04-2014 09:08 PM

    None of the two estranged Gandhi cousins - Varun Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi - is bowing down this election season in the battle of words. Priyanka Gandhi has now hit back at Varun's response to her earlier attack on him. She has told Varun, "It's not a family tea party,...
  • Fruit, vegetable prices push March retail inflation to 8.31 per cent 15-04-2014 06:45 PM

    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...
  • March WPI inflation hits three-month high of 5.70 per cent 15-04-2014 12:52 PM

    New Delhi: India's wholesale prices-based inflation accelerated to a three-month high of 5.70 per cent in March, driven up by increases in food and fuel costs, government data showed on Tuesday. The rise in the wholesale price index (WPI)compared with a 5.30 per cent jump forecast by economists in a...
  • Higher food costs probably pushed inflation up in March 15-04-2014 10:43 AM

    Inflation in India is expected to have edged up on higher food costs in March, snapping a three-month easing trend that will give the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) less scope to support the economy amid fresh signs of slowdown. Analysts say the risk of less-than-normal monsoon rains this summer...
  • Fed up with rising prices, man kills self 14-04-2014 04:59 PM

    Apparently fed up with rising prices and his inability to provide a "good life" to his family, a man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself, police said on Monday. Santosh Makwana, 30, was employeed at a readymade garments unit and lived with his mother, wife and a three-year-old son in...
  • Volvo's inflatable child car seat concept that fits into a small bag 14-04-2014 01:13 PM

    Child car seats are important for the safety of infants, but carrying a seat along is a pain and also eats up sitting space. To solve this, Volvo has designed an inflatable rearward-faced child seat concept that weighs around 5kgs and fits into a small bag. The concept seat has...
  • Full text: BJP manifesto for 2014 Lok Sabha elections 07-04-2014 11:11 AM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party released its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections on Monday, the day the first phase of the polls began in the states of Assam and Tripura. The BJP manifesto pledges 'Ek Bharat, Shreshta Bharat - Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' (One India, Best India - Unity...
  • Highlights: BJP manifesto for 2014 Lok Sabha elections 07-04-2014 10:59 AM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party released its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections on Monday, the day the first phase of the polls began in the states of Assam and Tripura. The BJP manifesto pledges 'Ek Bharat, Shreshta Bharat - Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' (One India, Best India - Unity...
  • Inflated electric bill shocks Ghaziabad consumer, turns CJ to fight his case 24-03-2014 10:40 AM

    In this report, CJ Aftab Ahmed is highlighting the erroneous electricity billing by the Ghaziabad electricity department. Aftab has been billed for more than four lakh rupees towards his monthly electricity charges which he claims is way above his usage. ...
  • RBI will need to keep raising policy interest rate: IMF 22-02-2014 09:41 AM

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India will need to continue raising its policy interest rate given the sticky nature of inflation, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday. "The ingrained nature of inflation and inflation expectations mean that reducing inflation - even over a protracted horizon - will require significant...
  • UP Assembly: BJP stages walkout over price rise 21-02-2014 06:03 PM

    Alleging that Uttar Pradesh government was not serious about controlling the prices of essential commodities, BJP members on Friday held protest and staged a walk out from the Assembly during Question Hour. To a question on what steps have been taken for controlling prices, Minister for Food and Civil Supplies...
  • Budget 2014: Full text of P Chidambaram's speech on vote on account 17-02-2014 01:32 PM

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday refuted the allegations of policy paralysis saying the UPA-II has brought schemes and has contained the fiscal deficit. In the UPA-II's last budget before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Chidambaram said the UPA-I and UPA-II have delivered above the trend. Even as he announced...
  • Budget 2014: FM cuts excise duty, woos youngsters, taxes unchanged 17-02-2014 01:05 PM

    New Delhi: In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget shorn of rhetoric and stuck to highlighting the Congress-led UPA Government's achievements of the last 10 years. Faced with a massive economic slowdown and staring at prospects of a Congress rout in the Lok Sabha elections,...
  • Budget 2014: Watch P Chidambaram's full speech on vote on account 17-02-2014 12:37 PM

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday refuted the allegations of policy paralysis saying the UPA-II has brought schemes and has contained the fiscal deficit. Chidambaram also announced excise cuts, leading to cars, mobile phones and two-wheelers getting cheaper even as not sops were announced. ...
  • No policy paralysis, Indian economy better placed today: Chidambaram 17-02-2014 12:36 PM

    New Delhi: Rejecting arguments of "policy paralysis", Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said the economy is more stable than what it was two years ago following several steps taken by the government and that the growth will be higher in the second half of the fiscal. "Thanks to the...
  • Food inflation still remains a worry, says Chidambaram 17-02-2014 12:27 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said both the government and the RBI have acted in tandem to bring down price rise, even as food inflation at 8.8 per cent still remains a worry. "Both the government and RBI have acted in tandem (to bring down inflation). While...
  • Budget 2014: As it happened 17-02-2014 10:19 AM

    New Delhi: 12:07 pm: Towards the end of his speech, Chidambaram says, "140 million moved out of poverty during UPA-I and UPA-II regime and we are legitimately proud of it." 12:05 pm: Excise duty on mobile handset will be 6 pc on CENVAT credit to encourage domestic production. 12:02 pm:...
  • UPA-II to present its last Budget today, fears Telangana disruption 17-02-2014 07:50 AM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram will present the last interim budget of the UPA-II on Monday in Parliament. Chidambaram will present the vote on account on Monday, giving an estimate of funds required to meet expenditure until a new government is in place. Chidambaram will give a report card...
  • January WPI inflation eases to eight-month low 14-02-2014 01:48 PM

    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,...
  • January inflation seen easing on food, fuel prices but still elevated 11-02-2014 11:19 AM

    India's high inflation probably eased to a seven-month low last month as food and fuel prices showed signs of moderating, providing some respite to the Reserve Bank of India which has been hiking interest rates to curb soaring prices, Reuters polls showed on Tuesday. Ominously, though, factory activity likely contracted...
  • UPA's foreign policy a failure, says Mulayam Singh Yadav 10-02-2014 09:01 AM

    Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday said that policies of Congress-led Central government have failed both at the national and international levels and alleged that the party does not follow any policy and its sole aim is gaining power. "Countries which had gained freedom with India are far...
  • Delhi: Kejriwal promises hike in fares, other sops for autodrivers 07-02-2014 04:43 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced annual revision of Auto fares based on inflation, provision for training of drivers by transport department and relaxation in some of the rules for them. On April 1 every year, government will revise auto fares, he said addressing a meeting...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 28-01-2014 10:44 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Setback to gay activists, SC dismisses review petition 28-01-2014 08:36 PM

    In yet another setback to the LGBT community, the Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a review petition filed by the Centre against its December 11, 2013 verdict criminalising gay sex. The court rejected the petition as it found no merit in it. ...
  • RBI moves towards monetary policy overhaul 22-01-2014 10:08 AM

    The Reserve Bank of India should make managing inflation its main policy objective and set monetary policy by committee, a central bank panel has recommended, a shift that would bring its practices in line with many other central banks. The recommendations are widely expected to be accepted. They were issued...
  • Rajan's report card in 2014 16-01-2014 02:18 PM

    There are four elements of the report card that we would write in December 2014. How much has year-on-year CPI inflation declined? Did the exchange rate hijack monetary policy? Has the bond-currency-derivatives nexus started thriving, with liquidity and market efficiency? Has substantial implementation of the Indian Financial Code taken place?...
  • Industry urges RBI to cut interest rate as inflation dips 15-01-2014 04:31 PM

    Relieved by decline in inflation, the industry on Wednesday urged the Reserve Bank to lower interest rates to provide a fillip to the sluggish economic growth at a time when industrial output has turned negative. "The easing of inflation at a time when industrial growth continues to be in the...
  • December 2013 WPI inflation down to 6.16 pc vs 7.52 pc in November 15-01-2014 12:24 PM

    India's headline inflation eased to a five-month low of 6.16 percent in December from a 14-month high, helped by a softening in vegetable prices, government data showed on Wednesday. The wholesale price index's annual rise compared with a 7.0 percent jump forecast by economists in a Reuters poll. In November,...
  • Inflation eases to three-month low of 9.87 per cent 13-01-2014 06:12 PM

    India's annual consumer price inflation eased faster than expected to a three-month low of 9.87 per cent in December from 11.24 per cent in November, on a moderation in vegetable prices, government data showed on Monday. An agency poll had forecast consumer inflation slowing down to 9.92 per cent. Food...