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Daily essentials may become dearer soon

Daily essentials may become dearer soon

Finance
KOLKATA | MUMBAI: Consumers may soon have to pay more for daily essentials and packaged food due to a steep rise in input cost, even as companies fear increased price tags could impact demand. Prices of televisions and refrigerators are also set to go up in January. FMCG firms including Nestle, Parle and ITC said cost of commodities such as wheat, edible oil and sugar have gone up by 12-20%, which could force them to either hike prices or reduce pack sizes. This is in addition to milk prices that were raised earlier this week. In consumer electronics, higher flat-panel prices and increased cost due to new, stringent energy-rating rules are set to drive up the prices of TVs and refrigerators. “There is input cost escalation across the board,” ITC executive director (FMCG) B Sumant said. “Pr
‘The Daily Show’ to air live Tuesday following fourth Democratic debate

‘The Daily Show’ to air live Tuesday following fourth Democratic debate

Entertainment
Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The Daily Show with Trevor Noah will air live Tuesday following the fourth Democratic primary debate for the 2020 presidential election, Comedy Central announced. The live episode, titled Votegasm 2020: The Field Narrows From 10 to...12?, will air at 11 p.m. EDT. Noah's guest will be Alex Wagner, co-host and executive producer of Showtime's The Circus and special correspondent for CBS News. It will mark the 15th time The Daily Show with Trevor Noah has aired live with the late night talk show having also covered the previous 2020 Democratic debates and President Donal Trump's State of the Union Addresses, among other political events. The debate is co-hosted by CNN and The New York Times. It will be broadcasted live at 8 p.m. EDT from Otterbein University in Westerville,...