Ram Vilas Paswan

Onion prices to cool soon on arrivals from Raj, MP, says govt

Onion prices to cool soon on arrivals from Raj, MP, says govt

Besides imports, the availability of onions is being improved in the country through direct sourcing of the crop from farmers for distribution in consuming areas, Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan added.

Nov 29, 2017, 18:46 PM IST
Don't know how and when onion prices will come down: Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan

Don't know how and when onion prices will come down: Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan

As the consumers continue to bear the brunt of the rising prices of onions, Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday expressed governmnet's helplessness in controlling the prices.

Nov 29, 2017, 18:11 PM IST
Lok Janshakti Party celebrates foundation day in Patna

Lok Janshakti Party celebrates foundation day in Patna

Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday said "power to the poor" was the motto of the NDA government at the Centre.

Nov 29, 2017, 00:09 AM IST
Govt allows companies to paste new MRP stickers till Dec

Govt allows companies to paste new MRP stickers till Dec

The additional sticker has to be pasted along with the earlier labelling/sticker of MRP, if any. The provision of declaring the new reduced prices will be allowed till December this year, he added.

Nov 17, 2017, 19:24 PM IST
Centre asks states to ensure GST cuts passed on to consumers

Centre asks states to ensure GST cuts passed on to consumers

Paswan further said that the companies would be required to paste stickers of MRP with new GST rates on the products which are ready for retailing. However, a notification in this regard will be issued soon.

Nov 15, 2017, 19:35 PM IST
Govt may make gold jewellery hallmarking mandatory by Jan

Govt may make gold jewellery hallmarking mandatory by Jan

Under the proposed rules hallmark will also mention the carat of gold used the jewellery, Paswan said.

Nov 03, 2017, 16:10 PM IST
Onion, tomato price rise a seasonal effect: Ram Vilas Paswan

Onion, tomato price rise a seasonal effect: Ram Vilas Paswan

Barring these veggies, prices of other essential commodities like rice and wheat are ruling stable, he added.

Oct 31, 2017, 15:30 PM IST

Chirag will be next LJP chief: Paswan

In Bihar, the LJP is widely known as a 'Parivar' party.

Oct 07, 2017, 14:52 PM IST

'Govt to dispose of 5.5 lakh tonnes pulses from buffer stock'

Around 2 lakh tonnes of pulses will be given for consumption under various central welfare schemes like midday meal programme, for which a cabinet nod will be taken soon, he added.

Oct 04, 2017, 19:06 PM IST
Deadline for selling pre-GST goods extended to Dec 31

Deadline for selling pre-GST goods extended to Dec 31

A senior consumer affairs ministry official said the deadline has been extended following demand from several companies like Wipro, HPL and other non-food companies.

Sep 29, 2017, 20:36 PM IST

No shortage of sugar, won't allow prices to go up: Ram Vilas Paswan

There is no supply crunch in the country and the government has allowed southern mills to import 3 lakh tonnes of raw sugar at a concessional duty of 25 percent to augment domestic supplies during the festival season, Paswan said.

Sep 20, 2017, 20:32 PM IST

Veteran RJD leader Mohammad Taslimuddin dies

LJP chief and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said he was saddened by the demise of Taslimuddin who was known for his "frank" and "candid remarks".

Sep 17, 2017, 17:24 PM IST
Restaurants may soon have to pay tax on service charge

Restaurants may soon have to pay tax on service charge

Eateries still forcing customers to pay service charge may be subject to tax liabilities.

Sep 13, 2017, 11:20 AM IST

OMCs to install new device to check refill of fuel/gas:Ram Vilas Paswan

The deadline for installation of new security devices will be decided next week.

Sep 09, 2017, 19:58 PM IST
Ram Vilas Paswan says panel to look into Jaypee homebuyers' issue

Ram Vilas Paswan says panel to look into Jaypee homebuyers' issue

Homebuyers have filed 400 complaints against the company through the National Consumer Helpline of the ministry. These complaints have been forwarded to concerned departments/ ministries for redressal, he said.

Sep 09, 2017, 16:28 PM IST
Govt imposes stock limit on mills for Sept, Oct to check sugar prices

Govt imposes stock limit on mills for Sept, Oct to check sugar prices

The measure is aimed at preventing mills from artificially withholding sugar in storage in order to push up prices during the high demand festive season of September and October.

Aug 29, 2017, 12:53 PM IST
Decision to raise OBC 'creamy layer' income cap will give more power to poor: Ram Vilas Paswan

Decision to raise OBC 'creamy layer' income cap will give more power to poor: Ram Vilas Paswan

Centre on Wednesday raised the 'creamy layer' income cap in the OBC category.

Aug 24, 2017, 01:12 AM IST

Hospital tragedy a 'test' for CM Adityanath: Ram Vilas Paswan

Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday sought a time-bound probe into the deaths of 30 children in a government hospital in Gorakhpur, and said it was an "hour of test" for Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Aug 12, 2017, 19:23 PM IST

No plans to raise wheat import duty: Ram Vilas Paswan

Wheat import has not been much after the Customs duty was imposed. Prior to that, private traders had imported about 5.5 million tonnes at zero Customs duty till March-end, according to industry data.

Aug 12, 2017, 17:36 PM IST
Paswan seeks onion MEP at $450/tonne to check price rise

Paswan seeks onion MEP at $450/tonne to check price rise

Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday asked the commerce ministry to fix export floor price of onion at USD 450 a tonne and remove export sops to curb shipments and boost local supply, even as he blamed hoarders for spike in onion prices.

Aug 11, 2017, 20:29 PM IST