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iPhone 5 pre-orders top record 2 million in first 24 hours


September 18th, 2012 - 11:28 pm ICT by BNO News
CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- Apple received more than two million orders for its new iPhone 5 during the first 24 hours of pre-orders, exceeding the initial supply and more than double ... Read more...

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Scrap nutrient-based subsidy for fertilisers: Jayalalithaa


June 27th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to withdraw the nutrient-based subsidy (NBS) scheme for fertilisers and reintroduce the earlier ... Read more...

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Vodka prices set for 30 percent hike in Russia


May 30th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia, a country of vodka drinkers, will increase the minimum price of the drink by around 30 percent this year.According to a draft resolution prepared ... Read more...

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Retail inflation surges to 10.36 percent in April


May 18th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) India's inflation based on retail prices surged 10.36 percent in April as compared to 9.38 percent in the previous month due to a sharp increase ... Read more...

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US consumer prices rise


March 17th, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (IANS/EFE) The US Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.4 percent last month, the largest increase in 10 months, the Labour Department said Friday.February's spike in the ... Read more...

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Pranab bats for FDI, Sharma to brief MPs


December 8th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Congress party began a series of briefings to its MPs on the suspended FDI in retail decision, with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee saying ... Read more...

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Sell vegetables directly: Wen tells farmers


October 2nd, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 2 (IANS) Vegetable producers should sell their produce directly to urban consumers to lower retail prices, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has said.Wen made a tour early Saturday morning ... Read more...

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Onion prices shoot up in Maharashtra


September 14th, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Nashik/Mumbai, Sep 14 (IANS) Onion prices in Maharashtra have shot up yet again this week due to a supply crunch owing to growers' refusal to market their yield in protest ... Read more...

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US raises India’s sugar import quota


June 23rd, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 23 (IANS) In a bid to ease a supply shortage of sugar amid surging retail prices, the US has boosted its import quota for raw sugar by 120,000 ... Read more...

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FDI in multi-brand retail will help curb inflation: Basu


May 27th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Kaushik Basu, chief economic adviser to union finance minister, Friday favoured opening up multi-brand retail sector for foreign investment, saying it would reduce price gap ... Read more...

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FDI in retail could help consumers, farmers


February 25th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Consumers could benefit with prices coming down and farmers get a better deal for their produce if India allows foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-branded retail, ... Read more...

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Need to review wholesale, retail price monitoring system: Pranab


February 15th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday emphasised the need to review the present system of monitoring wholesale and retail prices of essential commodities to better gauge the ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu milk producers call off strike


February 14th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 14 (IANS) Following the state government's invitation for talks on the issue of hiking milk procurement prices, the Tamil Nadu Milk Producers Welfare Association Monday temporarily called off ... Read more...

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Petrol price hike: NCP defends Central Government’s decision


January 16th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 16(ANI): The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has defended the Central Government's decision to increase the retail prices of petrol.State-owned oil companies had hiked petrol prices on Saturday ... Read more...

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Central Government under attack over petrol price hike


January 16th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi/ Varanasi/ Patna/ Mumbai, Jan 16(ANI): The Central Government on Sunday faced all round criticism for increasing the retail prices of petrol.State-owned oil companies had hiked petrol prices on Saturday ... Read more...

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Onion traders call off strike after talks with Delhi Chief Minister


January 12th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): Onion traders in Delhi on Wednesday called off their strike after talks with Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.The Chief Minister had called an emergency meeting after the ... Read more...

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Onion traders in Delhi go on indefinite strike against raids


January 12th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): Onion traders in Delhi announced an indefinite strike from Wednesday to protest raids on their premises in the wake of spiralling onion prices.The traders at Azadpur, ... Read more...

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Pak onion exporters demand reopening of Wagah border


January 11th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 11(ANI): Pakistan's onion exporters have urged the federal government to allow the export of onions to India through the Wagah border in Lahore.Pakistan has imposed a complete ban on the ... Read more...

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Govt. taking all steps to check price rise: Mukherjee


January 9th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Bhubaneswar, Jan 9 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday asserted that the Central Government is taking all necessary steps to check the price rise of essential commodities, and added ... Read more...

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Indraprastha Gas third quarter net up 14 percent


January 8th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 8 (IANS) State-run gas utility company Indraprastha Gas Ltd Saturday reported a 14 percent increase in its net profit for the third quarter of the current fiscal, which stood at ... Read more...

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Onion prices decline following raids on godowns in UP


January 8th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 8 (ANI): Retail prices of onions have fallen to Rs 5 -10 per kg in major metros across the country following raids by income tax officials in godowns ... Read more...

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Wholesale, retail price gap pushing inflation up: Pranab


January 6th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Terming the widening gap between wholesale and retail prices the major reason for soaring food inflation, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday asked state governments to urgently ... Read more...

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Onion prices to crash by mid-January (Lead)


January 3rd, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) Onion prices will see a sharp fall by Jan 20, an association of Delhi's wholesale traders said Monday.This will be because of the arrival of fresh crops, ... Read more...

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Onion prices will dip by mid-January, say traders


January 3rd, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) The sky-rocketing prices of onion that have come down marginally are expected to fall further by mid-January, Delhi's wholesale traders said. Traders in Delhi's Azadpur Mandi, ... Read more...

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Pakistani onions poor, claim Chandigarh wholesalers


December 25th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 25 (IANS) Chandigarh has refused to accept "poor quality" onions from Pakistan and wholesalers here Saturday said they will take supplies of the commodity - whose prices have been skyrocketing ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh expresses deep concern over sharp rise in onion prices


December 21st, 2010 - 9:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Tuesday expressing deep concern over the skyrocketing prices of onions said effective steps should be taken to bring down ... Read more...

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Justice Department Sends Lawsuits To American Express, Visa And Master Card


October 5th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez American Express, Visa and Master Card have been sued by the United States Justice Department on the ground of anticompetitive policies. The three credit card companies have been accused ... Read more...

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State oil companies to set uniform petrol price


July 15th, 2010 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) State-owned oil marketing companies have decided to set a uniform price for petrol and will only revise the retail prices on a monthly basis, a senior official ... Read more...

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Seven parties call for July 5 strike


June 29th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 29 (IANS) Seven opposition parties in Tamil Nadu led by the AIADMK Tuesday called a general strike July 5 to protest against the fuel price hike. In a joint statement, ... Read more...

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CNG costs Rs.5.60 more a kg from midnight in Delhi (Lead)


June 16th, 2010 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) People in the national capital region will have to shell out more for transport as the price of compressed natural gas (CNG) will go up by ... Read more...

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Duty on imported sugar will help stabilise prices: Mawana


May 9th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The government should at the earliest levy duty on refined sugar being imported into country as it will not only stabilise the sweetener's prices but also help ... Read more...

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Prices of wheat, rice steady, sugar declines: Government


April 30th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Prices of wheat and rice largely remained steady or declined while sugar continued to decline at most places across India over the week ending Thursday, the government ... Read more...

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Pranab justifies hikes in duties on oil, fuel products


April 29th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday justified the hike in excise and customs duties on crude oil and petroleum products because of the global situation and said ... Read more...

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Prices of sugar, pulses have declined, says government


March 23rd, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Prices of sugar and pulses declined in most places across the country in the week ending March 17, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution ... Read more...

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Delhi mulling new law to control commodity prices


February 14th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Sunday said the government was "seriously considering" a new legislation to control prices of various essential commodities while strengthening existing laws. "The ... Read more...

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