On Friday, the Congress took to the streets draped in black to showcase their disaffection with the government and its policies as the phantom of inflation has come home to haunt Indians.
Protesting the hike in prices for essential commodities, fuel and implementation of GST on common food items, hundreds of Congress activists staged dharna across the State on Friday.
Sources said that the price of ghee, which has been under GST since 2020, was also hiked due to rise in production cost and higher butter prices.
Disapproving of the arrest, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said - on the social media platform Twitter - that enacting a street play over current issues is not blasphemous.
The Minister says the country has seen a whopping Rs 244 price increase this year alone, it shows inefficiency of the BJP govt
Non-subsidised LPG rates have gone up by Rs 244 or 30 per cent, in a span of one year and it now costs Rs 1,053 per 14.2 kg-cylinder in the national capital.
Following the hike, a 14.2-kg non-subsidised LPG cylinder costs Rs 1,053 in Delhi, Rs 1,052.50 in Mumbai, Rs 1,079 in Kolkata and Rs 1,068.50 in Chennai.
Gandhi's comments came on a day the cooking gas price witnessed a third increase in rates since May on firming international energy prices.
The Centre on Wednesday hiked the rate of domestic liquefied petroleum gas cylinders by Rs 50 per cylinder, the third increase in rates since May.
Domestic liquid petroleum gas cylinder prices were hiked for the third time since the month of May.
The Pakistan government imposed a Rs 10 per litre petroleum levy on petrol and Rs 5 each on high-speed diesel (HSD), kerosene and light diesel oil (LDO).
Following two repo rate hikes by the RBI, commercial banks wasted no time in passing this to end consumers by increasing interest in housing loans.
The lone toll gate at Navalur now collects 18-20% of the total toll fee collected by five toll gates before the pandemic.
With the launch of Ujjwala 2.0 on August 10 last year, several crore rupees were again spent on advertisements from the taxpayers' money, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said.
It goes without saying that the increase in prices of different raw materials increases the overall cost of the construction and builders will not bear the additional financial burden.
As prices rise, inflation threatens to exacerbate inequalities and widen the gap between billions of people struggling to cover their costs and those who are able to keep spending.
An abnormal increase in the prices of building and construction materials in the last three years has put builders and contractors in a fix.
The data was released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. The increase in the weekly inflation is the highest since the change of the base year for measuring the Sensitive Price Index.
Last year, Bevco had stopped advance payment of excise duty for liquor purchased from companies.
The focus of FMCG firms has now shifted to smaller packs, as demand for these packs are rising across categories, including biscuits, snacks and bakery products.