Rising

  • Vikram's beastly look in 'I' crafted by the same Academy Award-winning studio who designed visual effects for 'Avatar', 'Lord of the Rings' Yesterday

    Chennai: A New Zealand based studio known for its stunning visual effects in Hollywood movies has done the make up for the hero in ace director Shankar's upcoming mega budget Tamil film "I." The hero, Vikram, also plays the role of an eyesorish man and make-up for the character was done...
  • Inflation dips to 5-year low of 3.7 per cent 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Softening prices of food items, including vegetables, pulled down the WPI inflation to five-year low of 3.74 per cent in August, but it may not bring relief to the industry as the RBI is insisting that "there is no point in cutting interest rates" to see prices go...
  • What the 'peaceful rise of China' means for India 2 days ago

    The visit of the Chinese President Xi Jiping provides an appropriate occasion for doing a reality check on what the supposedly 'peaceful rise of China' means for India; for it is in the climate of hope and excitement about India-China relations generated by such events that the counter-narrative of skepticism...
  • Prison suicide rate rises in Britain 6 days ago

    London: The number of prisoners who took their own lives in England and Wales from 2013-14 increased by 64 per cent, according to an independent investigation released on Thursday. The prisons complaint watchdog Prisons and Probation Ombudsman (PPO) on Thursday issued the annual report (2013-14), saying there were 90 apparently self-inflicted...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Godavari water level rising but no danger at present September 7, 2014

    Rajahmundry: District authorities said the water level of Godavari river had reached 7.5 feet at Dowleswaram barrage in East Godavari district, but as of now it posed no threat to surrounding areas. However, the administration is monitoring the situation. The water level may rise further as the catchment areas are...
  • Sonia, Congress leaders attack Modi over price rise, communal tension September 1, 2014

    Rae Bareli/New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi on Monday led the Congress attack against Narendra Modi government and flagged the issue of price rise as her party slammed both the Prime Minister and BJP for "rise in communal tension" as NDA completes 100 days in power. "People will give a reply to whether...
  • Modi government failed to fulfil its poll promises in 100 days: Sitaram Yechury September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: On the completion of the Narendra Modi government's 100 days, senior CPM leader Sitaram Yechury said that the government did not present a blueprint for the first 100 days in the joint session of Parliament convened after general elections. Measuring performance against poll promises, the Left leader said...
  • Noted Historian Bipan Chandra dies at the age of 86 August 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Well known Indian author and historian Bipan Chandra died on Saturday morning at the age of 86. He was considered to be an expert in political history and economics. He has authored a number of books including The Rise and Growth of Economic Nationalism, Communalism: A Primer, The...
  • From a young model to a ruthless killer: How Tom Hardy became Bane in 'The Dark Knight Rises' August 21, 2014

    We were all enthralled by Hollywood actor Tom Hardy's performance in Christopher Nolan's 2012 Batman film, 'The Dark Knight Rises'. But it wasn't easy portraying the dark, brooding ruthless killer. Hardy has evolved as an actor, and the following compilation is a testimony for that. ...
  • Tomatoes are for the rich, NDA must not be cornered for price rise: BJP MP July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: In an embarrassment for the Bharatiya Janata Party, its Rajya Sabha MP Prabhat Jha on Sunday downplayed the sudden spurt in tomato prices and said that only the wealthy eat tomatoes. Jha said, "Tamatar jinke gaal laal hote hai, jo paise waale hote hai, woh khate hai. Lekin uske...
  • After onions, tomatoes prices shoot up in metros July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Inflation is showing no sign of letting up as tomato prices have shot up in the metros. Deficient rains across the country have led to a fall in production which has squeezed supplies to cities. Tomato prices have touched a high of Rs 60 in many parts of Delhi,...
  • Vegetable prices will come down soon as Met has predicted more rains: Agriculture Minister July 16, 2014

    As food inflation hits consumers, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan has said that prices will decrease after more rainfall later this month. "This government is more active than previous government over prices of vegetables. The Met department is of the view that rain will be good in July, so prices will...
  • Common man faces the brunt of high vegetable prices July 16, 2014

    After onions, now it is tomato prices which have shot up in major cities. In the capital, tomato prices have gone from Rs 35 per kg last week to Rs 50 per kg this week. It has doubled from Rs 20 to Rs 40-50 per kg in Hyderabad. ...
  • After onions, tomato prices shoot up in major cities July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Price rise continues to plague the common man. After onions, now tomato prices have shot up in major cities. In the national capital, tomato prices have gone from Rs 35 per kg last week to Rs 50 rupees per kg this week. It has doubled from Rs 20 to...
  • Poor monsoon in India threatens first drought in five years July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Weak rainfall in India since June when the monsoon season starts, crucial to the country's agricultural earnings, has raised concerns of a first drought in five years, although weather experts are hopeful rains will revive in the next week. A poor monsoon cuts exports, stokes food inflation and leads...
  • Union Budget 2014: What's cheaper and what's costlier July 10, 2014

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday spared the common man from price hike by keeping duties on commonly used day-to-day items unchanged but made it costlier for smokers and tobacco consumers with a steep increase in excise rate in tax proposals in Budget 2014-15. Following is a list of what...
  • Budget 2014: What's cheaper, what's dearer July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday spared the common man from price hikes by keeping duties on commonly used day-to-day items unchanged but made it costlier for smokers and tobacco consumers with a steep increase in excise rate in tax proposals in Budget 2014-15. Following is a list...
  • Too early to say if Modi won the heart of J&K people: Omar Abdullah July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: It is "too early" to say whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won the heart of the people of the state, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Wednesday. After a meeting with Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, Omar was asked whether the Prime Minister was...
  • Rajasthan: Police lathicharge Congress workers protesting against price rise July 9, 2014

    Jaipur: The police on Wednesday used force on protesters during a protest over price rise led by Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot. Congress workers led by Pilot were trying to force their way inside the collectorate to give a memorandum to the collector. The police resorted to using force to...
  • Congress to maintain an aggressive stand on LOP, price rise in Parliament July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The second day of the Budget session is likely to witness a tough stand from the Congress over the issues of price rise and on the post of the Leader of Opposition. The Congress claimed that a Leader of Opposition should be appointed to ensure democracy. "If the Leader...
  • Price rise: Did we store onions, potatoes in banks, Congress asks Jaitley July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: "Did we take away onions, potatoes and tomatoes and store them in a bank," Congress on Monday said as it took a dig at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over his remarks blaming the previous UPA regime for rising prices and claimed that "instead of good days, days of...
  • Cannot hold month-old govt responsible for price rise: Venkaiah Naidu July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Under attack over rising prices, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday that a one-month-old government which is yet to take policy decisions cannot be held responsible for price rise. With the Budget Session starting on stormy note due to disruptions by Opposition on the issue of...
  • Congress takes its protests against price rise to the streets July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The NDA government is facing the heat not just in the Parliament but even outside since the Congress has now taken its protests against price rise to the streets. Congress workers held protests in Jantar Mantar slamming the government over inflation and rising prices. The party also held...
  • 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...
  • Modi government's six-month action plan to control inflation July 4, 2014

    The NDA government has drawn up a six month action plan to control prices before they spiral out of hand. According to the plan the emphasis will be put on supply of cereals, pulses, edible oils, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, bread, milk and eggs. The state governments will establish price monitoring...
  • Potato futures rise 2.97 pc on tight supplies, rising demand July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Potato prices recovered by 2.97 per cent to Rs 1,377 per quintal in futures trade on Friday as speculators engaged in building-up positions even as the government imposed stock holding limits in a bid to improve availability and rein in prices. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, potato for delivery...
  • Oil Ministry may propose hike in LPG price by Rs 250 per cylinder July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Oil Ministry is likely to move the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA) soon with an expert panel recommendations of raising cooking gas (LPG) rates by Rs 250 per cylinder and kerosene price by Rs 4 a litre. The ministry is preparing a draft note for consideration of...
  • Need for stern action against hoarders to rein in prices: Arun Jaitley July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: With fears of a possible drought looming in many parts of the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley met state food ministers on Friday. After his meeting, Jaitley said that hoarders take advantage of untoward monsoon conditions. "During July-December every year, prices of some food items increase because of...
  • Drought & price rise: How will Modi's promise of 'Achche Din' be delivered? July 2, 2014

    With onion prices soaring all over in the country, the government on Wednesday brought onions and potatoes under the Essential Commodities Act. ...
  • Centre acts to curb price rise, brings onions and potatoes under Essential Commodities Act July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: With onion prices soaring all over in the country, the government on Wednesday brought onions and potatoes under the Essential Commodities Act. In order to put curb stockpiling and hoarding, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has decided to enforce a stock limit on potatoes and onions for...