The Government on Thursday slashed the price of non-subsidized cooking gas (LPG) by Rs 43.50 per cylinder and the price of jet fuel (ATF) by brought down by 12.5 percent as the international oil rates slumped to multi-year lows.
Informing that 615 essential drugs have been brought under price control mechanism, government today told the Lok Sabha that the costs of medicines have reduced over the last six months and more steps are in the offing to check prices.
An apple a day is set to burn a hole in your pocket this year with the apple production in Himachal Pradesh, one of the major producers of the luscious fruit, almost halved due to unfavourable weather.
As the government on Wednesday unveiled
multi-pronged measures to check high onion prices, Congress
rejected the contention that Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar
was trying to justify the rise in prices of the commodity.
The day-long bandh called by BJP and
other parties in protest against the fuel price hike was near
total and largely peaceful in Madhya Pradesh, barring a few
incidents when protesters forcibly tried to stop some trains.
The country`s largest car-maker, Maruti Suzuki India, today raised the prices of its vehicles across various models by up to Rs 10,000 citing rising input costs and introduction of new emission norm BS IV.
Oil prices advanced on Monday on
supply concerns as militants operating in Nigeria`s key
oil-producing region ended a ceasefire and Royal Dutch Shell
was forced to cut output after a pipeline was sabotaged.