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Onion prices touch off worries. But government must not use a temporary supply shock as a pretext to bring back controls

Modi govt policies are anti-farmer: NDA ally

Shetti’s party had been contesting both Lok Sabha and Assembly polls independently until 2014 Lok Sabha polls.


Ram Vilas Paswan asks states to rise above politics to control prices

Paswan said there is a need to set up storage facility for onion and potato during the lean season.

Kitchen mistakes

The government should focus on a liberal import policy and retail reform, not hoarding.

Protests likely against delisting of onion and potato from APMCs

Traders protested the move and hinted at closure of APMC markets in protest.

Pharma giant in HC against govt move to cap condom prices

The DPCO,which fixes the price of condoms,including taxes at Rs 6.56 per condom,will come into effect from December 20.


Govt hardens stance: ‘No more talks with millers’

The UP government Thursday decided to suspend all negotiations with the sugar industry.

Mamata guards her potatoes,Orissa on a slow burn

Bengal is the largest supplier of potatoes to Orissa,and everday over 350 to 400 truckloads from the state carry the commodity to Orissa on a regular basis.

Govt launches drive against misuse of LPG cylinders

The department has constituted nine joint teams to conduct raids and take strict action against the violators.

3 arrested for illegal refilling,black marketing of LPG gas cylinders

The Jodhewal police on Sunday arrested three persons for illegal refilling and black marketing of LPG gas cylinders.