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LDF workers stage dharna against hike in prices of food items

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 12:28

CPI(M) led LDF Opposition workers Friday staged a dharna before the Secretariat here, demanding that the Centre and State governments check rise in prices of essential commodities.

More than 2.2 billion people `poor or near-poor`: UN report

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 12:14

More than 2.2 billion people are "poor or near-poor", with financial crises, natural disasters, soaring food prices and violent conflicts threatening to exacerbate the problem, a United Nations report said Thursday.

No shortage of onions, potatoes, tomatoes in Delhi: Govt

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 01:16

There is no shortage of onions, potatoes and tomatoes in Delhi and the current stock of these items in the national capital is higher than what it was in the corresponding period last year, Delhi government claimed on Sunday.

Retail inflation falls to 30-month low of 7.31% in June

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 20:38

Retail inflation fell to 30-month low of 7.31 percent in June, mainly on account of lower prices of food items, including vegetables, cereals and meat.

June inflation at 4-month low of 5.43%; food inflation eases at 8.14%

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 12:22

The growing risk that drought will shrivel summer crops could encourage the Reserve Bank of India to keep interest rates on hold.

Economic Survey 2013-14: 'El Nino likely to impact farm production, food prices'

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 14:47

After three years of bumper crop harvest, India's agriculture production may be impacted this year if a likely El Nino torpedoes monsoon rainfall, putting pressure on food prices, the Economic Survey said Wednesday.

PM takes stock of rising prices, asks states to take measures

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 21:38

The Centre has also called a meeting of state food and consumer affairs ministers to discuss measures to contain inflation, that rose to 6.01 percent in May.

Need centre-state coordination to deal with inflation: PM

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 20:56

Amid weakening of monsoon and rise in food prices, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday pushed for close coordination between the centre and states on implementing contingency plans and asked states to set up fast-track courts to deal with hoarders and black-marketeers.

Union Cabinet meeting on Inflation begins

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 08:51

A jump in prices of potatoes and onions last month drove inflation to 6.01 percent from 5.20 percent in April.

Arun Jaitley warns hoarders over food prices

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 15:29

Blaming hoarding of food articles for rising prices, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday asked states to take effective steps against "speculative hoarding".

India better prepared to deal with Iraq crisis fallout: Rajan

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 13:44

With the Iraq crisis threatening to spur oil prices higher and push inflation up, the Reserve Bank on Tuesday said the country has enough foreign exchange reserves and is better prepared to deal with any fallout.

Appropriate food management will bring down prices: Rajan

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 10:55

In May, wholesale prices rose a faster-than-expected 6.01 percent.