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Govt plans to amend Act to make hoarding non-bailable offence

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 18:08

Holding hoarders responsible for the recent spurt in food prices, the government plans to amend the Essential Commodities Act to make hoarding a non-bailable offence and setting up special courts to try them.

Price rise: Paswan seeks punitive measures against hoarders

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 15:22

The Essential Commodities Act should be amended to raise imprisonment for hoarders from six months at present to a year, he said.

Onion output estimated to rise 15% to 19.3 MT in 2013-14

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 17:39

Onion production in the country is estimated to increase by 15 percent to 19.3 million tonnes (MT) in 2013-14, Parliament was informed Friday.

Paswan asks states to rise above politics to control prices

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 17:38

The current price rise is a temporary phenomenon created by hoarders, he said.

Govt puts stock limits on onion and potato to check prices

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 20:45

Cracking down further on hoarding, the Centre on Wednesday put onion and potato under purview of the Essential Commodities Act and imposed stock holding limits in a bid to improve availability and rein in prices.

CCEA may consider today stock limits on onion, potato

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 09:37

Currently, stock limits are imposed for pulses, edible oils and oilseeds till September 2014, while for rice and paddy upto November this year.

Crew of detained US ship moves Madras HC seeking bail

Last Updated: Saturday, November 30, 2013, 16:20

The crew of detained US ship, arrested on October 18 for illegally carrying arms and straying into Indian waters, have moved the Madras High Court seeking bail claiming they were "lured into Tuticorin port by treachery" and they were innocent.

Govt hopes onion prices would ease in a week

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 15:57

Ruling out the possibility of declaring onion as an essential item, the government on Friday said its prices would ease in a week's time on improvement in the demand and supply situation.

States need to curb food hoarding: Par Panel

Last Updated: Sunday, May 13, 2012, 19:28

A Parliamentary panel has said the number of persons convicted for violation of the Essential Commodities Act in the past three years is very less.

Bring cement under Essential Commodities Act's purview: Dhumal

Last Updated: Monday, January 02, 2012, 22:01

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister P K Dhumal on Monday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to declare cement as controlled item and bring it under the purview of Essential Commodities Act to make the commodity cheaper in the state.