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Tag: Consumers

Vegetable prices in Odisha skyrocket

Bhubaneswar: Soaring prices of vegetables across Odisha are burning holes in household budgets. While onions are being sold at Rs 60 per kilogram in Cuttack’s Chhatra Bazaar, consumers have to spend Rs 65-70 in retail markets of Twin City. Situation is no different in Balasore and Berhampur where onion prices have soared significantly following which […]

Consumers may get GST benefit through grammage increase

Kolkata: With a view to passing the benefits of tax rate reduction or input tax credit to consumers in the GST regime, consumers may get volume benefit in lieu of only price reduction as the National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) is allowing ‘grammage increase’, an official said here on Friday. If a supplier of goods increases […]

Consumers get 1-month deadline to choose TV channels under new regulatory regime

New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Friday gave time till January 31 for consumers to select channels of their choice under the new framework for broadcasting and cable services. All existing packs of subscribers will continue uninterrupted till then. The TRAI, in March, 2017, had notified the new regulatory framework for […]

Government pocketing profits as crude oil prices fall: Kharge

New Delhi: Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday questioned the government on why the benefit of lower crude oil prices was not being passed on to the consumers. He said the government has also slashed funds for all welfare schemes. Raising the issue in the Lok Sabha during zero hour, Kharge said: “Consumers are not […]

Health beverages no good for consumers: Study

Toronto: Contrary to the claims made on their packages, some novel beverages such as vitamin waters and energy drinks marketed in Canada provide little nutritional benefits to the consumers, says a study. “While our findings suggest that consumers stand to reap little or no benefit from the nutrient additions in novel beverages, most products were […]