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Inflation / Price Rise

Labourers sort onions at APMC yard, as prices surge in Chikmagalur.

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Activists of All Assam Students Union (AASU) stage a protest over a hike in the prices of vegetables, in Guwahati.

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A worker carries a sack of onions to load onto a truck as the vegetable prices continue to soar in the country, at Mahboob Mansion Market in Hyderabad.

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A customer buys onions at a wholesale market as the vegetable prices continue to soar in the country, in Kolkata.

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Customers buy onions at a wholesale market as the vegetable prices continue to soar in the country, in Kolkata.

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Vendors wait for customers to sell onions as the vegetable prices continue to soar in the country, at a wholesale market in Kolkata.

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Vendors wait for customers after the onion price soars in the country, at wholesale fruit and vegetable market, in Prayagraj.

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Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) Tejashwi Yadav holds an onion garland during a protest over hike in the prices of the vegetable, in Patna.

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Members of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee stage a protest against the BJP and AAP governments over their alleged failure in controlling the soaring prices of onion, potato and other essential commodities, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

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Members of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee stage a protest against the BJP and AAP governments over their alleged failure in controlling the soaring prices of onion, potato and other essential commodities, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

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People buy onions at a subsidized rate of Rs. 40 per Kg at a vegetable market, in Vijayawada. There has been a sudden spike in onion prices across cities in India reaching up to Rs 80-100 per kg.

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Vendors wait for customers after the onion price soars in the country, at APMC Onion Potato Market in Navi Mumbai.

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A vendor sorts onions as prices increase, at Lake Market in Kolkata.

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BJP activists stage a demonstration against vegetable price hike, in Nadia.

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Samajwadi Party (SP) workers stage a protest against the government on inflation, in Noida.

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Members of INTUC Sevadal stage a protest against the price hike in potatoes, at a market in Kolkata.

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Demonstrator shows a poster in Portuguese that says, "5.50 it's Theft," during a protest against a bus fare increase in Brasilia, Brazil. Protests sparked after a bus fare hike of almost 10 percent, to 5.50 Reals, or about 1.27 U.S. dollars.

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Congress activists wearing onion garlands prepare 'pakodas' during a protest against hike in fuel and onion prices, at Chikmagalur.

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Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Subhash Chopra and members stage a protest against inflation, outside Shastri Bhawan in New Delhi. AICC Delhi in-charge PC Chacko, Congress leaders JP Agarwal and Mahabal Mishra, Kiran Walia, and other leaders are also seen.

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Congress workers stage a protest against the central government over the soaring prices of onions, in Thane.

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People queue up to buy onions being sold at a subsidised rate of Rs 40/kg by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) workers, in Navi Mumbai.

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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers and supporters hold garlands of onions during a protest over hike in the prices of the vegetable, in Amritsar. Onion prices continue to soar across the country.

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A farmer sits on sacks of onions after the auction at a wholesale market, in Solapur.

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Labours sort onions in Chikmagalur, Karnataka. Onion prices continue to soar across the country.

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Food Supply and Consumer Affairs department officals inspect the stock of onion at Grain Market in Sector 26, Chandigarh.

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A worker carries an onion sack at Koyambedu wholesale market, in Chennai. Onion prices remain as high as Rs.150/kg at the market.

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A vendor sorts onions for sale at a wholesale market, in Kolkata. The state government is selling onions at a subsidised rate of Rs 59 per kg through its 'Sufala' stores and mobile vans, as against a procurement cost of Rs 88 per kg.

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Jan Adhikar Party chief Pappu Yadav sells onions at Rs 35/- per kilo outside state Deputy Chief Minister Shusheel Kumar Modi's residence amid a growing crisis over onion price rise, in Patna.

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TMC MP's Derek O'Brien, Sudip Bandopadhyay and others stage a protest against the onion price hike at Parliament House during the ongoing Winter Session, in New Delhi.

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Women Shiv Sena members make 'chapatis' on clay chulhas (ovens) during a unique protest against the LPG price hike, in Jammu.

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Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi and others stage a protest against hike in onion prices at Parliament during the ongoing Winter session, in New Delhi.

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Congress MPs holds a placard that reads "Why is the Modi government silent on the rise of onion prices, participates in a protest against the rise in onion prices, outside parliament in New Delhi.

Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, center, holds a placard that reads "Why is the Modi government silent on the rise of onion prices, participates in a protest against the rise in onion prices, outside parliament in New Delhi.

Delhi Congress chief Subhash Chopra along with party members stages a protest outside the residence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at Civil Lines against the sky-rocketing prices of onions, in New Delhi.

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A woman sorts onions at a wholesale vegetable market, in Jammu.

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Delhi Congress members stage a protest against the AAP government for failing to bring down onion prices in the city, outside Delhi CM's residence, in New Delhi.

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A worker carries a sack of onion at a wholesale market, in Karad, Maharashtra. Onion prices remain high across the major cities of the country.

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Shiv Sena activists sell onions at low-price as they protest over rise in its prices, in Jammu.

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A supporter of Congress party wears a headgear made of onions, to highlight the rise in onion prices, during a protest in Ahmadabad.

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Supporters of India's main opposition Congress party protest in Ahmadabad. The protest was against unemployment, rising inflation and, what they call, the government's anti-people and anti-farmer policies.

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A woman purchases onions from a shop at a wholesale market in Kolkata. Onion prices remain high across the major cities of the country.

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A vendor sorts onions for before sale at the wholesale market in Kolkata. Onion prices remain high across the major cities of the country.

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An Indian laborer carries a sack of onions at a wholesale market on the outskirts of Jammu. Onion prices are skyrocketing all over the country with retail rate touching Rupees 70-100 per kilogram (US$1- 1.4). Onions are a staple diet in India.

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Congress workers sell onions in front of the Vidhan Sabha during a protest against the government for failing to control the soaring prices of onions, in Lucknow.

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BJP leaders Meenakshi Lekhi, Vijay Goel, Prabhat Jha and others stage a protest against the AAP government for failing to bring down onion prices in the city, at Ajmeri Gate in New Delhi.

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A woman sorts onion at Narwal Yard, a wholesale vegetable market, in Jammu. Onion prices are sky high, retail rate of onion has gone up to Rs 70 per kg to Rs 100 per kg in different parts of the country.

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An elderly woman picks unwanted onions at the APMC Yard, a wholesale vegetable market, in Benglauru. Onion prices continued to remain high across the country.

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Workers spread onions ahead of their sale at APMC vegetable market in Navi Mumbai even as its price continued to soar.

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RJD MLA Shiv Chandra Ram raise slogans during a demonstration against the government for failing to control soaring prices of onions during the ongoing Winter Session of Bihar Assembly, in Patna.

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People buy Onions being sold by National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED)  at Morhabadi ground in Ranchi.

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Women buy onions at Rs 35/- per killogram being sold at a government shop in Patna.

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Subway cars burnt by protesters are parked at the Elisa Correa station in Santiago, Chile. Chilean President Sebastián Piñera on Saturday announced the suspension of a subway fare hike that had prompted violent student protests, less than a day after he declared a state of emergency amid rioting and commuter chaos in the capital.

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Congress Rajya Sabha MP and former West Bengal Congress President Pradip Bhattacharya (L) with party workers displays onions to protest over its price hike, after paying tribute to former PM the late Indira Gandhi, in Kolkata

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Congress activists wear vegetable garland to participate in a silent rally to protest against price hike in necessary commodities, in Kolkata

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Panthers activist protest and raise slogans against government for the surge in price of Onion, at Jammu.

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Congress party workers protest against the central government, in Mandi.

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A vendor sorts onions at a wholesale vegetable market, in Guwahati. The retail price of onions has risen by 45 per cent in the last one week to Rs 80/kg in the national capital despite the central government's measures to boost supply and contain price rise.

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A man sorts onions at a wholesale vegetable market at Walla, on the outskirts of Amritsar. The retail price of onions has risen by 45 per cent in the last one week to Rs 80/kg despite the central government's measures to boost supply and contain price rise.

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An onion vendor waits for customers in New Delhi. The retail price of onions has risen by 45 per cent in the last one week to Rs 80/kg in the national capital despite the central government's measures to boost supply and contain price rise.

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Workers dry onions which got wet following heavy rain, in Chikmagalur in Karnataka. The retail price of onions has risen by 45 per cent in the last one week to Rs 80/kg in Delhi despite the central government's measures to boost supply and contain price rise.

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An onion vendor takes a nap at his shop while waiting for customers at a wholesale market in Kolkata. The retail price of onions has risen by 45 per cent in the last one week to Rs 80/kg in the national capital despite the central government''s measures to boost supply and contain price rise.

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Worker load onion sacks on a truck at a wholesale market, in Dibrugarh district. Onion prices have remained high in most retail markets of Delhi and other consuming states for last more than a month because of supply disruption following heavy rains in main growing states like Maharasthra.

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Workers sort onions at Koyambedu wholesale vegetable market, in Chennai.

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A worker sorts onions at Sardar wholesale market, in Surat. The prices of onions have increased once again.

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A demonstrator holds up his hands toward advancing soldiers during a protest as a state of emergency remains in effect in Santiago, Chile. Protests in the country have spilled over into a new day, even after President Sebastian Pinera cancelled the subway fare hike that prompted massive and violent demonstrations.

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A protester kicks a tear gas canister launched by police near the Santa Lucia subway station during a protest against the rising cost of subway and bus fares, in Santiago.

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A police water cannon puts out a burning barricade near the Santa Lucia subway station during a protest against the rising cost of subway and bus fares, in Santiago.

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A protester waves a desecrated national flag during a march against President Lenin Moreno and his economic policies during a nationwide strike in Quito, Ecuador.

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Anti-government demonstrators march against President Lenin Moreno and his economic policies during a nationwide strike, in Quito, Ecuador.

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Anti-government demonstrators commandeer an armored vehicle during a nationwide strike against President Lenin Moreno and his economic policies, in Quito, Ecuador. Ecuador's military has warned people who plan to participate in a national strike over fuel price hikes to avoid acts of violence. The military says it will enforce the law during the planned strike following days of unrest that led Moreno to move government operations from Quito to the port of Guayaquil.

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A man sits next to onion sacks at a wholesale vegetable market, in Jammu.

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Police personnel detain Youth Congress activists during a protest against price hike of onion and other essential commodities, in Guwahati.

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Heaps of onions at APMC Market in Navi Mumbai. The government on Sunday banned export of all varieties of onion in a bid to control the prices of the vegetable.

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Members of Karnataka Mahila Congress stage a protest against the government for hike in onion prices in front of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee Office, in Bengaluru.

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Onion vans of government of NCT after being flagged off by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (unseen), in New Delhi.

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A vendor sorts onions at the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) market in Chikmagalur, Karnataka. Onion prices are soaring across the country.

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A woman sorts onions at a wholesale vegetable market, in Chandigarh. Punjab Governor and Chandigarh Administrator V P Singh Badnore yesterday directed the union territory's administration to sell onions on 'no profit no loss basis'.

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A man buys onions at a wholesale vegetable market at Walla, on the outskirts of Amritsar. The Centre will consider imposing the stock limit on onion traders if retail prices continue to remain high even after exhausting the buffer stock, Food and Consumer Affairs Ram Vilas Paswan said.

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Heaps of onions at UP State Warehouse in Navi Mumbai. Onion prices are spiralling across the country, reportedly, due to shortage of supply.

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A woman shows onions purchased at subsidized rate, at Krishi Bhawan, in New Delhi.

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People queue up to purchase onions at subsidized rate, at Krishi Bhawan, in New Delhi. Onion prices are soaring across the country.

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A vendor sorts onions at a wholesale market, in Surat. The Centre is mulling imposing stock limits on onion traders as the retail prices of the key kitchen staple have shot up to Rs 70-80 per kg in the national capital and other parts of the country owing to supply disruption in the wake of excess monsoon rains in the major growing states.

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Labourers sort onions at Azadpur Mandi, a major market of the Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee (APMC), in New Delhi. Onion prices are spiralling reportedly due to shortage of supply, and also amid reports of crop damage and delay in arrivals of new crop.

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A view of APMC vegetable market at Vashi, after their prices increased due to floods in Western part of Maharashtra, in Navi Mumbai

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Abhishek Banerjee, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew, with his party workers participates in a protest rally against the price hike of LPG cylinders, in Kolkata.

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Activists of SUCI (comments) take part in a protest demonstration against the price hike of LPG cylinder, in Kolkata.

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Activists of SUCI (comments) take part in a protest demonstration against the price hike of LPG cylinder, in Kolkata.

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Children who were picked up from school, walk past a burning tire during a protest demanding the resignation of Haitian President Jovenel Moise, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Protesters are angry about skyrocketing inflation and the government's failure to prosecute embezzlement from a multi-billion Venezuelan program that sent discounted oil to Haiti.

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A car carries a coffin containing the body of one of the demonstrators who was killed during previous protests in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Protesters are angry about skyrocketing inflation and the government's failure to prosecute embezzlement from a multi-billion Venezuelan program that sent discounted oil to Haiti.

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A demonstrator takes a selfie in front of a burning barricade during a protest demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moise in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Protesters are angry about skyrocketing inflation and the government's failure to prosecute embezzlement from a multi-billion Venezuelan program that sent discounted oil to Haiti.

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Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) workers distribute onion for free during a protest against low onion prices, in Solapur

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Hindustani Awami Morcha (S) activists protest against the fuel price hike, depreciation of the rupee and farmer’s issues, in Patna.

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Hindustani Awami Morcha activists stage a protest against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, in Patna.

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Children eat free food where demonstrators set up a soup kitchen along a main avenue that connects the government house with Congress as a way to protest government economic measures in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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A man serves free food at a soup kitchen set up along a main avenue that connects the government house with Congress as a way to protest government economic measures in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Consumer prices are soaring, unemployment is high and the Argentine peso has plunged, bringing back haunting memories of the country's economic meltdown in 2001 that pushed millions into poverty.

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RJD supporters protest against steep hike in prices of fuel and other essential commodities, in Patna.

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Employees sit at a fuel pump as they wait for customers at a filling station, in Kolkata.

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An employee writes the updated fuel prices on a board at a filling station, in Kolkata.

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One hundred Bolivar bills lay on the ground close to the boots of several police officers, after they were thrown by protesters during a protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela. The government is lopping off five zeroes from the "Strong Bolivar," which will remain legal tender, in a bid to tame inflation the IMF estimates will reach 1,000,000 percent this year.

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Masked men smash the windows of a public bus as university students protest an increase in public transport fares and call for a drop in the price of gasoline in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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