Rising

  • 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...
  • Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' inspired by the movies he watched as a child 27-03-2014 02:24 PM

    Las Vegas: It's tough to get writer-director Christopher Nolan to divulge details about the plot of his upcoming sci-fi movie 'Interstellar'. "We're right in the thick of the first cut of the film," he said on stage during a question and answer session at the annual movie-theater convention CinemaCon in...
  • TN: Political scape witnessing sons' rise 23-03-2014 12:30 PM

    Notwithstanding the debate over dynasty politics, leaders prefer to handover baton of their political empire to their wards rather than to senior colleagues as is seen in Tamil Nadu. Be it the DMK, where its chief M Karunanidhi's younger son M K Stalin has emerged as the next in command,...
  • Fan-made trailers that are so good that you won't miss the original 19-03-2014 02:20 PM

    Be it a popular movie franchise, a television show or an animated series. There are times when we are too impatient to wait for a new season. There are also times when we wish there was an alternative ending -- especially if you are a Game of Thrones fan. (Seriously,...
  • '300: Rise of an Empire' earns USD 45 million in the opening weekend 11-03-2014 10:54 AM

    Los Angeles: Flashy Greek war drama '300: Rise of an Empire' earned the number one spot at the domestic box office with its USD 45 million opening weekend. The film, a sequel to '300' and starring Eva Green fought off competition from 'Mr Peabody & Sherman', which came second with...
  • Oscars 2014: 'Frozen' wins best animated feature film 03-03-2014 07:52 AM

    Los Angeles: Disney's fairytale musical 'Frozen' has won the Oscar for best animated feature. The 3-D film about a magically icy princess and her sister was directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, with voicing by Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell and Josh Gad. It's loosely based on the 19th century...
  • 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...
  • Mobile phone tariffs likely to be hiked 16-02-2014 07:35 PM

    New Delhi: Mobile phone tariffs are set to increase and freebies and discounts likely to be further brought down, leading mobile service providers made it clear on Sunday. The fresh spectrum purchases at the recent auction were being cited as one of the factors for the likely rise in tariffs....
  • CJ Show: Actor Aamir Khan's message on One Billion Rising movement 09-02-2014 03:20 PM

    Watch Actor Aamir Khan as he speaks on the upcoming One Billion Rising campaign and why is it important for Indian men to participate in it. ...
  • Aamir Khan joins the One Billion Rising movement, urges men to change 04-02-2014 10:55 AM

    New Delhi: One 14 February 2013, people across 193 countries danced, sang and rose to end violence against women. The movement, aptly named One Billion Rising will take place this year as well with people from all over the world will rise to stop atrocities against women. This year round,...
  • Unemployment levels rising in India, say experts 26-01-2014 03:14 PM

    The count of people being without a job is on the rise in India as economic slowdown and slower business expansion activities cast a shadow on employment generation, say experts. Indicating sluggishness in the country's job market, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has said in its recent report that the...
  • '300 - Rise of an Empire' trailer: Sparta is again at war 22-01-2014 11:44 AM

    Los Angeles: The trailer of '300: Rise of an Empire' has been released online. The sequel to Zack Snyder's 2007 box office hit, will see Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) lead a battle at sea to defeat the Persian navy after the death of the Spartan land army, reported Deadline. Rodrigo Santoro...
  • 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...
  • Good, bad, invisible: Movies you watched, missed in March-April 18-11-2013 02:01 PM

    New Delhi: As the year 2013 nears its end, we give you an insight into Bollywood films - both the hits and misses at the box office. While many films were trashed by critics, there have been a few that proved lucky for the industry and raked in the moolah....
  • 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...
  • Rising Girl: A film to increase public dialogue on gender 01-11-2013 06:05 PM

    New Delhi: US ambassador Nancy J. Powell has announced a project, 'Girl Rising Country Partnership', which will increase public dialogue on gender and education around the world using the medium of a film. Under this project by the US Agency for International Development's (USAID), the film, 'Rising Girl' will be...
  • Maruti Suzuki October sales up 2 per cent 01-11-2013 03:03 PM

    Maruti Suzuki on Friday reported a rise of 1.9 per cent in its October sales which stood at 105,087 units from 103,108 units sold in last year's corresponding month. Exports during the month under review were up 27 per cent, 9,025 units from 7,106 units shipped overseas during the same...