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Retail inflation rises 2.57% in February on higher food prices

The retail inflation based on Consumer Price Index stood at 1.97 per cent in January.

Focus shifts to April rate cut as inflation quickens

Retail inflation rose to a four-month high of 2.57% in February, but stayed benign leading to calls for the RBI for lower interest rates.

Inflation based on wholesale prices fell to 10-month low of 2.76% in January

The retail inflation, released earlier this week, too fell marginally on continued decline in food prices, including vegetables and eggs.
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Why low food inflation is a new headache for Modi govt in poll year

Modi govt may have to shell out more to compensate farmers for low market prices of some crops under a plan announced this year.

On Camera

ram madhav

Why does the Right-wing want to ‘occupy’ Delhi’s liberal hotspot Khan Market?

BJP's Ram Madhav took party workers to Khan Market to celebrate the Lok Sabha victory to assert the "new political ideology and culture".

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.