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CPI retail inflation up at 4.87% in May: Here’s why the next RBI rate hike could be announced in the August review
Business

CPI retail inflation up at 4.87% in May: Here’s why the next RBI rate hike could be announced in the August review

Inflation trajectory, monsoon rains and potential oil shocks will determine RBI's rate stance in August

RBI may not go for a rate cut in 2018-19 monetary policy reviews as retail inflation shows rising trend: UBS report
Business

RBI may not go for a rate cut in 2018-19 monetary policy reviews as retail inflation shows rising trend: UBS report

As per Central Statistics Office (CSO) data, retail inflation measured in term of Consumer Price Index fell to a four-month low of 4.44 percent in February.

Budget 2018: By hiking minimum support price, Modi govt makes good 2014 promise, but all is not as it seems
Business

Budget 2018: By hiking minimum support price, Modi govt makes good 2014 promise, but all is not as it seems

By taking a lower cost as the baseline for computing minimum support price, the government is resorting to sleight of hand, moreover one that most farmers are unlikely to miss.

BJP's Gujarat manifesto steers clear of extravagant promises, focuses on 'overall development'
Politics

BJP's Gujarat manifesto steers clear of extravagant promises, focuses on 'overall development'

A day before the first phase of polling in Gujarat, the ruling BJP on Friday released its election manifesto with a slew of promises for various sections of society, which included a resolve to "double" farmers' income

Farmers' unrest: Congress demands loan waiver for Uttarakhand peasants
India

Farmers' unrest: Congress demands loan waiver for Uttarakhand peasants

Terming as "a shame for Uttarakhand" the alleged suicide by a debt-ridden farmer in Pithoragarh district recently, the opposition Congress on Thursday demanded an immediate loan waiver for the cultivators of the state on the lines of Uttar Pradesh and Punjab.

Madhya Pradesh farmers' protest: Punjab peasants to follow suit, launch agitation on 12 June
India

Madhya Pradesh farmers' protest: Punjab peasants to follow suit, launch agitation on 12 June

Amid protests in Madhya Pradesh, farmers in Punjab have decided to launch a statewide agitation on 12 June to press for debt waiver and implementation of the Swaminathan Commission's report.

Raghuram Rajan's no-more-RBI-rate-cuts stance is a strong message; govt should take heed
Business

Raghuram Rajan's no-more-RBI-rate-cuts stance is a strong message; govt should take heed

Hopefully the government will take on board all the three suggestions rather than simply harp on rates