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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.

Consumer confidence continues to be low in Feb: Survey

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 05, 2013, 14:48

The confidence of urban consumers continued to be low in February as concerns over rise in prices of essential commodities dampened spending sentiments, says a study by financial services provider BluFin.

No leniency to people misappropriating essential goods: SC

Last Updated: Friday, August 03, 2012, 22:21

No leniency should be shown to those involved in diversion and misappropriation of essential commodities meant for public distribution, said SC.

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.

Haryana, UP CMs supporting Jat stir: SC

Last Updated: Thursday, March 24, 2011, 15:44

The ongoing Jat agitation has badly crippled rail traffic in parts of north India.

Stocking of essential commodities in border areas by Oct 10

Last Updated: Thursday, September 30, 2010, 17:32

As the dates for closure of border areas including frontier region of Ladakh draw nearer, authorities today said stocking of essential commodities in these areas is in full swing and will be completed by October 10.

Effort on to bring essential commodities in Manipur

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 18:50

Every effort is being made to bring essential commodities to trouble-torn Manipur since Naga students blocked the Dimapur-Imphal national highway 39, Government Spokesman, N Biren said today.

Essential commodities prices to be monitored closely: Cong

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 02, 2009, 19:30

The Congress on Wednesday welcomed the high GDP growth rate of 7.9 per cent during the second quarter of the year but said prices of essential commodities and food items need to be monitored closely.