Essential Commodities
India  /  Published 02.01.22

Modi’s ‘New Year gift’: price rise

The Congress on Saturday criticised the Narendra Modi government for increasing the cost of more essential commodities and services that would mount pressure on the poor and the middle class in the ne...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 08.07.21

Pincer grip of food and fuel

“I used to spend around Rs 2,500 per month on groceries before the pandemic. Now, the bill has shot up to around Rs 4,000. My consumption has not increased. We are still three people,” sai...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.05.21

Bengal: Stricter curbs till June 15

By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 23.12.20

History at the gates: BJP’s economic libertarianism

The remaking of a nation is typically a process that unfolds at a glacial pace over time. A few bellwether events however stand out, both as catalysts of change as well as signs for posterity on how t...
By Arghya Sengupta

Opinion  /  Published 04.12.20

The grapes of wrath: Modi’s agricultural reforms

The farmers’ protest near New Delhi is a major political event challenging the Narendra Modi government. The participation is widespread and it is growing by the day. That farmers have been unha...
By Anup Sinha


West Bengal  /  Published 10.11.20

Mamata asks Modi to act on price rise

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to intervene in bringing down the prices of essential items, while alleging that recent changes brought in th...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.11.20

Factors behind potato price rise in Bengal

The potato, a kitchen essential in Bengal that retailed at Rs 28 a kilo even a month ago, is now selling for Rs 40 in most markets of Calcutta amid murmurs that the price would keep climbing northward...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 24.10.20

Stock limit for onion traders

In a move to contain the spiralling prices of onions, the Centre on Friday imposed stock holding limit on retail and wholesale traders till December 31 to boost availability of the bulb crop and provi...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 13.10.20

Truck strike fuels food price hike fears

Vegetables, eggs, fruits, fish and other items can become costlier down the week following a three-day strike by truckers starting Monday. Thousands of trucks carrying essential items to the state hav...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 07.09.20

Marginal growth on the horizon

A small positive economic growth in 2020-21 may not be ruled out as sectors such as agriculture and essential goods and services were fully operational in the first quarter despite the coronavirus-ind...
By PTI in New Delhi


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