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Lockdown Impact: Prices of pulses, sugar, potatoes, and onions rise

04 Apr 2020

Lockdown Impact: Prices of pulses, sugar, potatoes, and onions rise

India is almost half-way through the 21-day lockdown which began on March 25, but the days haven't been easy. With rocky transportation and disruption in supply chains, wholesale prices of vegetables, fruits, pulses, and sugar have increased in the last fortnight of March, a report in Indian Express said.

Delhi's tap water is most unsafe, Mumbai's best: Study

17 Nov 2019

Delhi's tap water is most unsafe, Mumbai's best: Study

Tap water in Delhi is the most unsafe for drinking among several metro cities and state capitals, a government study has found.

Government bans onion export with immediate effect as prices soar

29 Sep 2019

Government bans onion export with immediate effect as prices soar

The Centre on Sunday banned the export of onions with "immediate effect" in a bid to keep the rising price of the vegetable under check.

Explained: What is Centre's 'One Nation One Ration Card' plan

28 Jun 2019

Explained: What is Centre's 'One Nation One Ration Card' plan

The Centre, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is taking concrete steps to minimize corruption and ensure welfare schemes reach the last person in the queue.

Before Modi takes oath, understanding how Union Cabinets are formed

30 May 2019

Before Modi takes oath, understanding how Union Cabinets are formed

Who will be a part of Narendra Modi's Cabinet, is a question which has kept political analysts busy since BJP got a thumping victory in 2019 general elections.

Milk and milk products topmost unsafe food item in Delhi

18 May 2019

Milk and milk products topmost unsafe food item in Delhi

If you are in Delhi, you might want to steer clear of dairy products, for now, that is if you wish to avoid a health risk.

Bata charges customer Rs. 3 for carry-bag, fined Rs. 9,000

19 Apr 2019

Bata charges customer Rs. 3 for carry-bag, fined Rs. 9,000

A leading shoe firm has been asked to pay Rs. 9,000 to a customer for deficiency in services.

WCD Ministry declares September as National Nutrition Month

25 Jul 2018

WCD Ministry declares September as National Nutrition Month

Every year, September would be celebrated as the National Nutrition Month to mark India's fight against malnutrition, the Ministry of Women and Child Development has said.

SC okays reservation in promotions in government jobs, for now

05 Jun 2018

SC okays reservation in promotions in government jobs, for now

The SC today permitted the Center to continue with reservation for SC/ST employees in promotions for now, and agreed to hear a petition against quashing of the practice.

2 FCSCA officials booked by vigilance department in JK

20 Mar 2018

2 FCSCA officials booked by vigilance department in JK

The Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Organization registered a case against two government officials for alleged misappropriation of over Rs. 19L in Kishtwar district.

Aadhaar helped cancel three crore fake, duplicate ration cards: Ministry

27 Feb 2018

Aadhaar helped cancel three crore fake, duplicate ration cards: Ministry

The Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution on Monday said that during the three years of NDA government, at least three crore fake and duplicate ration cards were canceled.

Hotels, restaurants can charge over MRP, rules SC

13 Dec 2017

Hotels, restaurants can charge over MRP, rules SC

The SC has rejected the Centre's argument that selling of mineral water at above MRP is illegal, ruling hotels/restaurants can legally charge customers over the printed price.

Centre: Restaurants/hotels should be fined for selling above MRP

12 Dec 2017

Centre: Restaurants/hotels should be fined for selling above MRP

If you buy a bottle of water at any hotel or restaurant, chances are you would have been charged much more than the MRP.

Restaurants charging more post-GST? You can do these 3 things

24 Nov 2017

Restaurants charging more post-GST? You can do these 3 things

The GST Council, in its 23rd meeting in Guwahati, reduced the Goods and Services Tax rate for restaurants to 5% from 18%, which was expected to make eating out cheaper.

Post-GST, fewer customers having to pay service charge

31 Aug 2017

Post-GST, fewer customers having to pay service charge

Looks like the government's awareness drive on the voluntariness of paying service charge at restaurants as well as the new GST regime are producing results.

Govt urges consumers to move court against hotels' service charge

09 Jul 2017

Govt urges consumers to move court against hotels' service charge

The Department of Consumer Affairs has urged people to move consumer courts if they find any restaurant slapping service charges, which is now illegal.

Service charge is voluntary: Govt issues guidelines

21 Apr 2017

Service charge is voluntary: Govt issues guidelines

Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan stated that the government has approved guidelines on service charge, clarifying that it is entirely voluntary.

Modi govt. removes service charge from eateries

14 Apr 2017

Modi govt. removes service charge from eateries

Food lovers rejoice! The Modi government has asked for the removal of the service charge voluntary component which hotels levy.

Food wastage: Government to fix portion sizes in restaurants

11 Apr 2017

Food wastage: Government to fix portion sizes in restaurants

Attempting to reduce food wastage, government of India is preparing to legally notify portion sizes served in restaurants and star hotels.

Changes galore in Mumbai

17 Jan 2017

Changes galore in Mumbai

Fake cops at railway station in Mira Road making a living by forcing people to pay fines have been unmasked.