Govt downgrades rain forecast to deficient, rules out drought

The government today downgraded this season`s rain forecast from "below normal" to "deficient" despite monsoon picking up recently but ruled out any possibility of drought.

Monsoon deficit comes down; good rains likely in coming days

Deficit in monsoon rains has come down and good rainfall is expected in the coming days that will help complete sowing operations, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said today.

LDF workers stage dharna against hike in prices of food items

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.

Opposition slams govt over inflation

Opposition Thursday attacked the government over rising inflation and said its failure to pursue reforms aggressively through the maiden budget would make India vulnerable to changes in global economy.

Goans to get fish at subsidised rate

Goa government will provide fish at subsidised rates to rein in its soaring prices.

Hooda hits out at Centre over inflation, price rise

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Monday hit out at the Centre over inflation and price rise and claimed that the hopes raised by BJP before the polls have now turned into disappointment for the people.

Monsoon picking up, no need to be `alarmist`: Govt

Monsoon deficit has come down to 31-32 per cent with rains picking up in July across the country giving relief to farmers, Government said on Sunday asserting that there is "no reason to be unnecessarily alarmist".

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

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.

Congress holds protest in Rajasthan over inflation

Rajasthan Congress today held a protest here, accusing BJP of "betraying" people by failing to take measures to curb inflation and not providing them relief after coming to power both at Centre and the state.

BSP MLAs protest in UP Assembly over inflation, law and order

BSP MLAs in Uttar Pradesh Assembly today protested against the Central government over rising prices and SP government in the state over law and order situation, leading to the adjournment of the House for over an hour due to which the Question Hour could not be held.

Mayawati says discussion on inflation should be prioritized in Rajya Sabha

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati told media here on Monday that the party has proposed that the issue of inflation should be taken up on priority in the Rajya Sabha during the Budget Session of Parliament.

Punjab takes measures to check prices of essential commodities

A committee formed by the Punjab government to check the prices of essential commodities today said raids will be conducted to stop hoarding of items including onion and potatoes.

Congress hits out at govt over price rise

Congress today launched a scathing attack on the NDA government over price rise and ridiculed Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan for attributing food inflation to hoarding and other reasons.

Jaitley withdraws `UFO` Facebook post after netizens` comments

Irked by angry reactions to his Facebook post on `World UFO Day` on Wednesday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley withdrew the message within hours.

Bihar MLA wears garland of fruits, vegetables in protest against inflation

Protesting against rising inflation, an RJD MLA Wednesday stood at the entrance of Bihar Assembly with a garland of onions, potatoes other vegetables and fruits.

Congress workers protest against BJP for not curbing inflation

Congress workers protested on Wednesday against the BJP-led NDA government for not being able to curb the rising inflation in the country.

`Dabbawalas` hike delivery charges to meet rising inflation

The iconic Mumbai `dabbawalas` or lunch box carriers, have hiked the costs of their delivery by Rs 100 a month to cope up with the rising cost of essential commodities.

Govt taking all possible measures to control inflation: Naqvi

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the government is taking all possible measures to control inflation but the Congress party is unnecessarily blaming BJP.

Hoarders, black marketeers supported BJP during elections: Atul Anjan

Communist Party of India leader Atul Anjan alleged that the government is not able to stop black marketing and hoarding because these black marketeers and hoarders supported Bharatiya Janata Party during elections and also financed Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s election campaigns.

Parts of western India may witness drought due to poor rains: Agriculture Minister

It seems tough times are ahead for the Narendra Modi-led NDA government as monsoon rainfall was 43 percent below average in the month of June.