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Price Hike
Business  /  Published 14.11.21

Steel prices on the rise across India

Driven by market dynamics, steel prices in the country have risen but are still competitive compared to prices of the metal in the international markets, an official said on Friday. Steel makers in t...
By PTI in Calcutta

India  /  Published 11.11.21

Cong stir against fuel tax mountain

The Congress has announced a 15-day “Jan Jagran Abhiyan” from November 14 on price rise, the first of a series of mass contact programmes it is planning that will highlight people’s ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 10.11.21

Acche Din is not price hike: Didi

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee hit out against the BJP-led government at the Centre today and said "Acche Din" (good days) promised by it did not mean skyrocketing prices of esse...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.11.21

Cruel price trick affects Ujjwala recipients

The survey cites individual examples. Gita Singh, 50, from Bagmari village in Salbani block, West Midnapore, had taken the Ujjwala Yojana connection in November 2019 but stopped using LPG in January 2...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

News  /  Published 04.11.21

Bengal govt works out CNG package for diesel bus operators

The Bengal government is working on a package for private bus operators to switch from diesel to CNG.   This move is part of the state’s initiative to stand by the bus operators who a...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

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India  /  Published 04.11.21

Govt slashes excise duties on petrol and diesel

The Narendra Modi government has finally buckled under pressure from consumers, voters and the Opposition and slashed excise duties on petrol by Rs 5 a litre and on diesel by Rs 10 a litre. From Thur...
By R. Suryamurthy, our Delhi bureau

Business  /  Published 03.11.21

Govt to cut excise duty on fuels

Buckling under pressure, the government on Wednesday cut excise duty on petrol and diesel by a record Rs 5 and Rs 10 per litre to help bring down rates down from their highest-ever levels. The excise...
By Our bureau and PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 01.11.21

BJD hits the streets on fuel price rise

The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Sunday launched an agitation against rising prices of fuel and other essential commodities and submitted a memorandum addressed to the President to the governor. H...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

Culture  /  Published 31.10.21

Flame Met Match

About the worst thing that can happen to a smoker is smoking itself. The next would be to have a cigarette (or bidi, or cigar, or cigarillo, or pipe) and have no way to light it. In the early days of ...
By Sankarshan Thakur

News  /  Published 29.10.21

Buses off Kolkata roads as diesel scores a ton

Several routes in Kolkata witnessed a nearly 40 per cent drop in the fleet strength of private buses and minibuses since Thursday morning following the rise in the diesel price beyond Rs 100 per litre...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata


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