Potato, onion brought under Essential Commodities Act in Tripura

The Tripura government has decided to bring onion and potato under the Essential Commodities Act (ECA), 1955, to check price rise, state Information Minister Bhanu Lal Saha said on Wednesday.

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

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.

Crew of detained US ship moves Madras HC seeking bail

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.

States need to curb food hoarding: Par Panel

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.