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Govt taking measures to bring down inflation: Sitharaman

Last Updated: Friday, August 08, 2014, 15:39

Expressing commitment to ensure price stability, the government on Friday said it is taking measures to bring down inflation.

Gym bag must-haves

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 09:58

Excited about hitting the gym and cutting flab? Make sure to carry essentials like water bottle, hair ties and deodorant in your duffle bag.

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 agrees to bring onion, potato under Essential Commodity Act

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 19:04

The Cabinet on Wednesday agreed to bring onion and potato under the Essential Commodity Act in a move to impose stock holding limits and curb hoarding of these two commodities and control their 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.

More medicines to be cheaper as govt planning to extend essential drugs list

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 11:12

Making more drugs subject to price caps will draw the ire of global drugmakers like Pfizer Inc, GlaxoSmithKline Plc and Abbott Laboratories.

Jaitley asks states to crack down on hoarders to check prices

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 20:23

The Centre on Tuesday unveiled measures to tame inflation by asking state governments to crack down on hoarders and delist items such as onions and potato on which a minimum export price was slapped to discourage exports.

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.