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Sugar import duty raised to 25 percent to protect mills

Aug 22, 2014

Sugar import duty raised to 25 percent to protect mills

In a relief to millers beleaguered by higher cane prices and surplus stocks, the government raised the import duty on sugar. #Ram Vilas Paswan #Central Board of Excise and Customs #Consumer Affairs Ministry #Sugar mills #Sugar Import #Uttar Pradesh farmers #sugar canes #White Sugar #refined sugar
WTO row India won't compromise on interest of farmers, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Aug 05, 2014

WTO row India won't compromise on interest of farmers, says Nirmala Sitharaman

India today said it will not compromise the interest of poor farmers and consumers at the WTO and sought complete resolution of the foodgrain stockpile issue, which is essential for unhindered implementation of the country's food security programme. #India #NewsTracker #Food security #Nirmala Sitharaman #parliament #farmers #WTO #poor #consumers #stockpile
Consumer affairs ministry may frame norms for online shopping

Jul 25, 2014

Consumer affairs ministry may frame norms for online shopping

The Department of Consumer Affairs has been receiving a large number of complaints from consumers making online purchases, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha. #Lok Sabha #Nirmala Sitharaman #PolicyWatch #Department of Consumer Affairs #Online shopping
Hoarding, not shortage, of goods cause for food price rise: Paswan

Jul 02, 2014

Hoarding, not shortage, of goods cause for food price rise: Paswan

Blaming hoarders for soaring food prices, Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said that the Centre will not tolerate such practices. #Inflation #Economy #India #Sugar #TheySaidIt #onions #Ram Vilas Paswan #Food Security Act #SHortage #hoarding #food price rise #Food and Consumer Affairs minister
Govt to extend excise duty concessions on cars, capital goods, says Jaitley

Jun 25, 2014

Govt to extend excise duty concessions on cars, capital goods, says Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced today announced that the government has decided to extend excise duty concessions for automobiles, consumer and capital goods by six months to 31 December. #NewsTracker #Capital goods #Arun Jaitley #automobiles #Consumer #excise duty concessions
Curbing price rise, strengthening PDS top priorities: Paswan

May 27, 2014

Curbing price rise, strengthening PDS top priorities: Paswan

Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Paswan said: "I have just assumed charge. In next one week, I will discuss important issues such as PDS, FCI godowns and ensuring minimum support price (MSP) to farmers with food and consumer affairs secretaries and then fix priorities." #Politics #TheySaidIt #PDS #Price Rise #Ram Vilas Paswan #LJP #Minister of Consumer Affairs #Food and Public Distribution
US regulator calls for better data-breach disclosures

Feb 07, 2014

US regulator calls for better data-breach disclosures

A top US financial regulator on Thursday told lawmakers that retailers and other companies that deal with customer payments should have the same obligation as banks to report data breaches. #Shopping #Congress #US #Banks #SEC #Federal Reserve #Fed #retail #consumers #Securities and Exchanges Commission #US financial reguator #stores
Telecom disputes can be handled by consumer court: DoT

Feb 04, 2014

Telecom disputes can be handled by consumer court: DoT

DoT said that it has examined the matter which was a dispute involving the department as a service provider prior to hiving off telecom service under separate company as BSNL. #BSNL #DoT #PolicyWatch #Department of Consumer Affairs #Telecom Regulatory Authority of India #Indian Telegraph Act #District Consumer Forums