Free Press Journal
  • Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi

    Opposition failure: No counter narrative yet

    After gaining some traction in Gujarat and Karnataka in the last eight months the Congress appears to be losing steam again. It has not been successful in pinning down the Modi government on the demonetisation fiasco, hasty implementation of GST, price rise, rising joblessness, farm distress, turbulent Kashmir, worsening law and order, lynching and other hate crimes. The Opposition tasted limited electoral success in the recent by-elections mainly because of the upswing

  • Mumbai: Onion prices likely to remain high till January, predict experts

    Nashik: The Central Government has enacted Minimum Export Price (MEP) on onions at $850/ton to stem the rising prices of onions but the prices have remained high due to heavy demand upcountry. The onion prices are likely to remain high (around Rs 40/kg wholesale) till January, experts predicted.

  • Bhopal: Vegetables, fruits go beyond common man’s reach

    Bhopal: The farmers’ strike has entered the sixth day. The ongoing agitation has affected the prices and supply of not just vegetables but fruits, milk and eggs too in the city. Prices of green leafy vegetables and fruits including round gourd, cauliflower, tomato, lady finger, cucumber, coriander, capsicum, spinach, apple, mango cucumber, have doubled. The supply of milk, egg and fruits like pomegranate has trickled. Not only farmers, but traders, vendors and

  • Rahul-Gandhi

    Rahul Gandhi targets Modi government over price rise

    New Delhi: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday charged the Narendra Modi government with gross failure to keep prices of essential commodities under control. Gandhi also challenged Prime Minister Modi to announce a date by which the prices of essential commodities like dal and vegetables will decrease.

  • Hyundai

    Hyundai to hike vehicle prices by up to Rs 30,000 from January

    New Delhi: Hyundai Motor India today said it will hike prices of its products by up to Rs 30,000 from next month to offset rising input costs and unfavourable foreign exchange fluctuation. “In these challenging market conditions, we are constrained to consider the price increase on account of factors like increase in cost of components, weak rupee etc. The proposed price increase up to Rs 30,000 will be effective from January 2016 across

  • BJP Logo

    Price rise major factor behind defeat in Bihar polls: BJP MP

    Mau (UP): In an embarrassment to the NDA government at the Centre on the eve of the Winter Session of the Parliament, a BJP MP today said that price rise was a “major” factor behind his party’s defeat in the recent Bihar Assembly elections. “Because of inflation, we lost Bihar polls. Price rise became a major poll issue,” Harinarain Rajbhar, an MP from Ghosi said.

  • Petrol

    Tamil Nadu political parties criticise fuel price hike

    Chennai: The Modi government’s recent hike of fuel prices came in for sharp criticism from the political parties in Tamil Nadu, with DMK slamming the government for adopting “unequal approach” while ally PMK criticised the Centre for following “anti-people” policies. “The latest hike in petrol and diesel prices is harsh,” DMK President M Karunanidhi said.

  • Arun Jaitley

    ‘Tough action against hoarders to curb price rise’

    Blaming hoarders for the recent spike in prices of onions, potatoes and other food items, the government Friday said it will take tough action in collaboration with states to reign in speculative volatility in prices.
    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley along with senior cabinet colleagues Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan and Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, discussed with state food ministers measures to check the rising prices.

  • Trade unions call for nationwide strike against price hike

    New Delhi: Protesting government’s “inaction” on price rise and alleged violation of labour laws, 11 central trade unions and workers’ federation have called for a two-day nationwide strike starting from February 20.

  • ​Gadkari lashes out at Cong on corruption issue

    Shimla: A day after getting the backing of the party, BJP Chief Nitin Gadkari, who is facing allegations of dubious funding of his companies, today made a scathing attack on the Congress on the issues of corruption, bad governance and unemployment.

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