Price Rise

  • 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...
  • Price rise will be checked in 6-12 months: Rajnath Singh 01-04-2014 07:21 PM

    BJP president Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said the rising prices of essential commodities will be controlled in six to 12 months if the party comes to power at the centre. "We do not promise that price hike will be controlled in one month but it will be controlled in six...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Left's nationwide agitation from next week on price rise issue 08-01-2014 05:58 PM

    Left parties on Wednesday decided to carry out a nationwide agitation from next week to protest the "exorbitant" rise in prices of essential items and petro products and demanded a universal public distribution system. The parties expressed serious concern at "the crushing burden of price rise which is affecting all...
  • Price of non-subsidised LPG hiked by Rs 220 per cylinder 01-01-2014 07:09 PM

    The price of non-subsidisedcooking gas (LPG), which customers buy after consuming theirquota of subsidised cylinders, was hiked by a steep Rs 220 perbottle on Wednesday on firming international rates. The 14.2-kg cooking gas cylinder that consumers buybeyond their entitled nine bottles at subsidised rates, willnow cost Rs 1,241, up from...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Suhasini Haidar 27-12-2013 10:41 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Suhasini Haidar on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: I was shattered, wracked with pain, says Modi on 2002 riots 27-12-2013 09:08 PM

    Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday shared his views for the first time on 2002 Gujarat riots through a blog and said he was shaken to the core by the riots. He said after Gujarat was hit by a devastating earthquake in 2001, the...
  • Congress sounds 2014 election bugle with Rahul Gandhi's 5-point agenda 27-12-2013 06:40 PM

    New Delhi: With the 2014 Lok Sabha elections around the corner, the Congress on Friday convened a meeting to chalk out the strategy to tackle corruption and inflation - the two factors believed behind the anti-Congress sentiment in the country. Detailing the five points decided during the meeting, Congress General...
  • Lokpal Bill tabled in Rajya Sabha, discussion stalled by SP 13-12-2013 03:55 PM

    New Delhi: The much-awaited Lokpal Bill was tabled by the government in the Rajya Sabha on Friday, but could not be passed due to continuous disruptions leading to the House being adjourned till Monday. This came as the Samajwadi Party demanded a discussion on price rise. MoS PMO V Narayanasamy...
  • No hike in sugar cane price in the state: Report 20-11-2013 09:40 PM

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday fixed the minimum sugar cane price at Rs. 280 a quintal for the common variety for 2013-14-- the same as last year's-- over a month after the scheduled start of the crushing season. The support price for the early maturing variety is Rs. 290...
  • Nitish Kumar blames BJP for salt panic 18-11-2013 07:09 PM

    Apparently targeting the BJP for the recent panic buying of salt in the state, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday claimed that those who offered milk to Lord Ganesha were testing the effectiveness of their rumour mills. "Those who took the entire nation for a ride by offering milk...
  • After onions and tomatoes, salt prices touch Rs 100 16-11-2013 07:52 AM

    Kolkata: After onions and tomatoes, it is the price of salt that is hitting the roof in the state of West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha and Meghalaya. There is panic buying of salt after rumours of a shortage spread like wildfire prompting shopkeepers to cash in and sell salt over Rs...
  • Crackdown on rumour-mongering over salt shortage in East, NE 15-11-2013 07:13 PM

    Patna/Kolkata: Authorities in states in the east and northeast launched a crackdown on rumour-mongering after panic buying of salt fed by rumours that it would disappear from markets led to its exorbitant price which on Friday hit Rs 100 per kg in Darjeeling. Fifteen people have been arrested and 21...
  • Salt sells at Rs 150 a kg in Bihar, government denies shortage 14-11-2013 06:15 PM

    Believe it or not, salt was selling at an exorbitant Rs150 per kg in parts of Bihar amid rumours of an acute shortage of the essential ingredient of food. The state government rebutted the rumours on Thursday. There is no truth in reports that the state is facing shortage of...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on rising onion prices 27-10-2013 02:27 PM

    This week on the show, Cyrus Broacha takes on the spiralling prices of onion, Sachin Tendulkar's farewell, and UP gold rush. He also speaks to Sharad Pawar on Onion prices and Cricket issues. ...
  • Twitter buzz: Funniest reactions to onion price hike 25-10-2013 05:07 PM

    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...
  • Differences within the government as onion prices continue to soar 25-10-2013 02:12 PM

    New Delhi: Food Minister KV Thomas held a review meeting with the ministers from states in Delhi over the rising prices of food commodities. Thomas said that 1,000 tonnes of onions have been contracted urgently and gave an assurance that the prices of onions should soften in 10 days. "Onion...
  • Onion prices continue to pinch common man 23-10-2013 10:55 PM

    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...
  • MP govt hoarding onions, wants to benefit from high price in elections: Congress 23-10-2013 10:24 AM

    The Congress government in Delhi on Tuesday accused the BJP dispensation in Madhya Pradesh of hoarding onions in the state to create an artificial shortage in the national capital so that the saffron party can benefit from its high price in December 4 assembly polls. "BJP government in Madhya Pradesh...
  • No end to common man's cries due to rising onion prices 22-10-2013 07:18 PM

    Comman man's woes continue as onion prices skyrocket once again due to its reduced arrivals. The agricultural market produce committee in Karnataka has said that the Union government is not doing enough to control the spiralling prices of onions. Onion prices is expected to rise more and now a common...
  • Onion prices in Delhi shoot up to Rs 80 per kg again 22-10-2013 11:04 AM

    New Delhi: Onion prices are playing a spoiler this festive season and are now between Rs 80 and 90 per kg in Delhi. It is an increase of almost 30 per cent from last week, when prices were Rs 60 per kg. Traders attribute the increase in prices to limited...
  • West Bengal: Prices of fish up by Rs 200 16-10-2013 11:11 AM

    Prices of fish have increased by over Rs 200 in Park Circus Market, Kolkata. Traders say that the torrential rain have led to the increase in fish prices. Price rise has become a dampener for millions of Indians this festive month. The prices of food commodities have pushed food inflation...
  • Price rise a dampener this festive season, inflation at a 3-year high 16-10-2013 08:20 AM

    New Delhi/Srinagar: As the country celebrates Eid on Wednesday, price rise has become a dampener for millions of Indians this festive month. The prices of food commodities have pushed food inflation to a 3-year high of 18 per cent in August. Onion is the main villain among vegetables, followed by...
  • Man left bleeding to death as people continue looting onions 11-10-2013 09:21 PM

    Villagers allegedly looted onions from an overturned truck after a mishap, leaving an injured man bleed to death in Koderma's Lakhibagh village, police said on Friday. The onion-laden truck overturned after hitting an auto rickshaw last evening, trapping one passenger of the three-wheeler under it with severe injuries, sources said....
  • Nashik: Onion price rises by Rs 10 per kg at Lasalgaon on lower supply 03-10-2013 08:35 PM

    New Delhi: Onion prices continued to be volatile, surging by Rs 10 to Rs 40 per kg on Thursday at Lasalgaon Mandi in Nashik. Wholesale onion prices at Lasalgaon Mandi, which sets the price trend across the country, rose as supplies halved to 1,500 quintals from 3,000 quintals on October...
  • Veerappa Moily hints at reduction in petrol price in next few days 27-09-2013 02:37 PM

    New Delhi: Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily on Friday hinted at a reduction in price of petrol in next few days, the first cut in rates in over five months. The reduction in rates is likely to be announced by the month end as per the practice of fortnightly revision...
  • Onion wholesale prices down Rs 5 per kg; retail rates continue to touch sky 24-09-2013 05:46 PM

    New Delhi: Wholesale prices of onion on Tuesday declined by Rs 5 at Rs 40-45 per kg, although retail rates continued to rule at the uncomfortable level of Rs 60-70 a kilo. Arrival of new crop of the kitchen staple from Karnataka and increase in imports led to the fall...
  • Onion prices: Traders, farmers make profits at the cost of the consumer 23-09-2013 08:42 AM

    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...