Price Hike

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Railway fare hike: 'Shocked' AAP says people feel cheated by BJP June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Voicing its outrage over the government's decision to hike railway passenger fares and freight charges, the Aam Aadmi Party on Friday said the common man of the country felt "cheated" as the BJP had promised to bring down prices and help them get rid of hardships. AAP is shocked...
  • Rail freight hike may push up steel prices by Rs 600 a tonne June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Steel prices may go up by upto Rs 600 a tonne on account of 6.5 per cent increase in rail freight charges as steel makers will have to shell out more on transportation of key raw material iron ore as well as finished products. "The margins of steel makers...
  • India Inc expects better services post rail fare hike June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: India Inc on Friday said the hike in railway passenger and freight fares will help in resource mobilisation, hoping that the higher fares will lead to better quality and safety of services offered by the Indian Railways, while asking the government to allow FDI in Railways. "The rates...
  • BJP showed its real character, says Lalu Prasad Yadav June 20, 2014

    Former Railway minister Lalu Prasad Yadav attacked Narendra Modi government for the price hike in railways. He said that the BJP has showed its real character. Prasad also said that the price hike was completely unjustified. ...
  • Congress terms rail fare hike biggest in history, demands rollback June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Hitting out at the NDA government for the across-the-board increase in railway fares, the Congress on Friday sought immediate roll back of what it termed as the "biggest hike in history". Taking potshots at BJP's poll slogan of "good days are to come", Congress General Secretary and head of...
  • Ready to bear the hike if basic facilities are given: Delhiites June 20, 2014

    Railway passenger fare was on Friday increased by 14.2 per cent. It's a fuel adjustment component that has been added to the passenger and freight charges. A daily commuter from Delhi said " I am ready to pay the price if I will get basic facilities". ...
  • Congress will demand Leader of Opposition position: Ashwani Kumar June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of Parliament session, senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Ashwani Kumar said that his party will seek an explanation on the diesel price hike. He also said that the Congress will demand that they should be given the post of Leader of Opposition but the choice...
  • Akhilesh attacks Modi-led NDA for hike in diesel prices June 14, 2014

    Opening front against the newly-formed NDA government at the Centre for hike in diesel prices, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said people of the country will see "more such things" in the coming days. "Diesel prices have been hiked and the people will see more such things...
  • Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan justifies diesel price hike June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA government which is under fire for raising diesel prices just days after coming to power defended its decision saying the fare for bulk consumption has come down. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Union Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan justified his department's move saying that its priority was...
  • Delhi HC dismisses plea on milk adulteration and price hike May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday dismissed a plea seeking direction to the city government to take immediate steps to prevent supply of adulterated milk in the capital and to not hike the price of milk further. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and RS Endlaw rejected social...
  • Diesel prices hiked by over re 1 a litre May 13, 2014

    Diesel prices have been hiked by a rupee and nine paise per litre with effect from Monday midnight. The hike excludes state sales tax or VAT. The hike will also vary across cities in India. The monthly increase in diesel rates were put on hold just before the elections began....
  • Diesel prices hiked by up to Rs 1 a litre May 12, 2014

    Diesel prices hiked by up to one rupee a litre with effect from midnight after Election Commission rejected the Oil Ministry's proposal made on the eve of elections to shelve the monthly increases in rates. Oil PSUs IOC, BPCL and HPCL had on April 1 skipped raising diesel rates as per...
  • CNG price in Delhi hiked by Rs 2.95 a kg; PNG Re 1 per unit May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: CNG price in the national capital was on Friday hiked by Rs 2.95 per kg and piped cooking gas by Re 1 due to a rise in input cost. Compressed Natural Gas, or CNG, whose price was last cut by a steep Rs 14.90 per kg in February, will...
  • Audi to hike prices from May 1; R8 model to cost Rs 1.68 crore April 17, 2014

    Mumbai: German luxury carmaker Audi said it will hike prices across the models by an average 3 per cent from next month to offset currency fluctuation and increased input costs. "The overall market scenario has remained challenging with the constant fluctuation in forex rate which has...
  • Centre defers gas price hike till after elections March 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday deferred the hike in gas price till after elections following the Election Commission's directives on Monday. The Oil Ministry was set to double the price of natural gas from April 1. Taking note of an Aam Aadmi Party complaint that the move to hike...
  • Honda, Tata, Mahindra looking to hike car prices next month March 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Mahindra & Mahindra, Honda Cars India and Tata Motors are looking to increase prices of their models from next month, mainly to offset higher input and operational costs. "We are actively contemplating increasing the prices of our vehicles in April due to increase in input and operational costs,"...
  • Kejriwal's charges on gas price hike are baseless: Veerappa Moily March 24, 2014

    With the Model Code of Conduct in force, the Election Commission on Monday sought details from the Centre regarding gas price hikes. The EC asked whether the Petroleum Ministry wanted permission to fix prices or would notify terms and conditions for it. The EC notice comes after the Aam Aadmi...
  • Gas price hike: EC takes note of AAP plea, seeks details from Centre March 24, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Model Code of Conduct in force, the Election Commission on Monday sought details from the Centre regarding gas price hikes. The EC asked whether the Petroleum Ministry wanted permission to fix prices or would notify terms and conditions for it. The EC notice comes after the Aam...
  • EC takes note of Arvind Kejriwal's complaint of Reliance influencing gas price hike March 21, 2014

    Election Commission has taken note of AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal's complaint that on a proposal by Reliance Industries, petroleum ministry is going to hike gas prices from April 1 and said it would examine the matter. "The Commission will look into it and the urgency shown in going ahead with the...